Anyone else putt better with a cheap putter?

Tko22Tko22 Members Posts: 45
I have 2 Cameron’s (NP 2.6 and a GoLo 5), a Ping Sigma Kushin, a Giannini, a newer Cleveland and a couple of Nike’s Method putters, and I putt best and consistent by far with a cheap “PowerBilt” TPS Triad mallet. The Tour SNSR grip cost more than the putter. That thing is more than face balanced + a degree or two! I recall buying it when a K-Mart closed up.

Dang it!

Any others putt better with an off brand, cheap putter?


  • danattherockdanattherock Members Posts: 3,517 ✭✭
    I would compare its lie/loft to your other putters just for fun.
  • Arlin964Arlin964 Members Posts: 81 ✭✭
    edited Aug 12, 2018 #3
    The best putting of my 20 years of golfing was with a $15 Wilson center shafted mallet I found at Walmart about 10 years ago. For some reason I gave it up and I haven’t putted we’ll since. I’m still on my quest to find the right putter.

    Edited for spelling.
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    TaylorMade R1 10.5*
    Ping Anser 3w
    Callaway Rogue X - 3h, 4h, 5h
    Nickent 6DX - 6-PW
    Wilson Staff PMP 50*
    Cleveland CBX 56*
    Odyssey #7s O-Works
  • SPIFSPIF Members Posts: 770 ✭✭
    The cost of the 14 clubs/shafts in my bag is well into the thousands, and I bought my putter brand new, at MSRP, for less than $90.
  • bspnbspn Members Posts: 124 ✭✭
    Yes, haven't found anything better than my original Ping Anser which I picked up for $20. Every now and again I'll play with the new putters at Golf Galaxy and the only one recently that has made me go "hmmmm" is the Tommy Armor Impact 3 which only costs $99 I believe.
  • SDLSDL Members Posts: 352 ✭✭
    bspn wrote:

    Yes, haven't found anything better than my original Ping Anser which I picked up for $20. Every now and again I'll play with the new putters at Golf Galaxy and the only one recently that has made me go "hmmmm" is the Tommy Armor Impact 3 which only costs $99 I believe.

    I've tried The TA Impact 3 on real greens, and it's a great value in a face-balanced mallet. This putter also tied with a very expensive Evnroll in a "most wanted mallet" competition on another website.
  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,242 ✭✭
    I putt terribly with everything, and I’ve tried everything.

    ....But I Putt LEAST terribly with my old beat to **** ghost spider slant neck I found at Golf galaxy used for $60 3 years ago.
    9.5* Cobra LTD, Old school Grafalloy Blue, 43.5"
    14* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X 42"
    16* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X, 41.5" (set to 17*)
    19* Titleist 816 H2 fuji 8.8X TS 40.0"
    4-7 2016 Hogan PTx, KBS Tour V, 120X.  
    Ping i210 8 & 9 Proto 125 F5 hardstepped 1x.
    Ping glide 2 46-12, 50-12, 54-14 (at 55) stealth, Vokey SM6 60M (61). Wedges Recoil Proto 125 F5
    33.5" Ghost spider slant neck.
    Srixon Z-star XV
    Jones Trouper Bag
  • TheInfidelTheInfidel Gotta let the Big Dog eat.... Members Posts: 1,436 ✭✭
    The hole doesn't care about $$$

    PowerBilt for the win

    Ping G400 9* Project X Hzrdus Black 6.5 (+16g head weight)
    Tour Edge Exotics CB3 Tour 18*, True Temper Bi Matrix RXi X 
    Adams Idea A7 22* UST V2 Hybrid X +0.5'
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged, Project X LZ 6.5 +0.5' 4-PW
    Mizuno S18 50* Project X LZ 6.0 +0.5'
    Nike Engage Raw 54* S400 +0.5'
    Nike Engage Raw 58* S400 +0.5'
    Odyssey Dual Force 990 

  • tatertottatertot Members Posts: 4,428 ✭✭
    A Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 knocked out my custom Scotty and I traded in the Cameron.
    Driver: Adams Speedline Fast 11, 9.5*
    Hybrid: Titleist 816H1, 19*
    Long Iron: Ping iE1, 26*
    Mid Iron: Ping iE1, 32*
    Short Iron: Ping iE1, 41*
    Wedge: Ping iE1, 45*
    Gap: Ping Glide SS, 52*
    Lob: Ping Glide ES, 60*
    Putter: Yes Callie Mid, 41"
    Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
    Bag: Sun Mountain Swift X
  • Sean289Sean289 Members Posts: 902 ✭✭
    edited Aug 12, 2018 #10
    Does $99 count as cheap? I presume it does. I used a Cleveland Classic 1 putter from 2009-2016 until I got the PING TR Anser 66. That Cleveland over that 8 year span felt better than any PING, Odyssey, Scotty or Taylormade putter that I rolled.
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Driver: PING G400 Max[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3 Wood: PING G30[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]5 Wood: PING G30[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3 Hybrid: Taylormade M3[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]4-9: PING G Series[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]PW: Titleist Vokey SM5 48[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]SW: Titleist Vokey SM5 52[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]LW: Titleist Vokey SM5 60[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Putter: PING Anser Tr 1966[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Ball: Titleist ProV1x[/font]
  • artsmart73artsmart73 the art of golf Members Posts: 865 ✭✭
    edited Aug 12, 2018 #11
    I picked up a 10$ Spaulding TP Mills TPM 1 that is butter. Not my Gamer but I seem to putt more consistently with it.
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    907 D2 9.5*
    910 Fd 15*
    910 H 21*
    712 U 4i
    MP 57 5i-6i
    MP 59 7i-8i
    MP 15 9i
    SM6 47*F08 SM6 52*F12
    SM6 56*M08 SM5 60*K11
    Studio Stainless NP2
    Chrome soft

  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,465 ClubWRX
    Yep...just recently I downgraded to the $450 Scotty Squareback. So much better.
  • KRW59KRW59 Hoarder Members Posts: 868 ✭✭
    DavePelz4 wrote:

    Yep...just recently I downgraded to the $450 Scotty Squareback. So much better.

    Same custom $1500 to $2200 GSS Piretti's have taken a back seat to my

    cheap $615 Piretti Savona 2 Elite. Something about that mid mallet, slant neck,

    with 4:00 toe hang that works for me.

    PS...I made the change before Tiger...just say'n....
    Cobra King F9 10.5* / Fuji Speeder Evo IV  569-SR
    TEE EX10 Beta 16.5* / Fuji Platinum Speeder 5-SR
    TEE EX10 19* / Fuji Platinum Speeder 6-S
    TEE EX9 22* / Attas 4U 7-S.
    TEE EX9 25* / Attas 4U 7-X
    I have added about 10 grams of weight to all the fwy / hybrid
    shafts , using Sensicore inserts wrapped with lead tape.

    Cobra Forged Tec Black / 28* 6 iron thru 49.5* GW / 4.5* gapping
    Recoil 780 Es Smac wrap F3 / GW shaft internally weighted to 95 grams

    King Black Wedges / 54* versatile/ Recoil 95 F3 shaft weighted to 110 grams
    58* versatile / Recoil 110 F4 shaft weighted to 125 grams ( heat shrink tube )

    Piretti 1/1 GSS High Toe Potenza II or Piretti 1 of 2 GSS Capri

    Flask - Crown Black
  • CircleC29CircleC29 Members Posts: 831 ✭✭
    Contents of bag subject to change.
  • ppl4golfppl4golf OntarioMembers Posts: 1,072 ✭✭
    Bought a Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Blade from another player for $30.

    Shot its share of Sub-30 rounds and still rolling great.

    Key is < $30 LOL

    All LH :

    Driver : TM SLDR430 10.5° Fujikura Speeder 65
    3-Wood : Callaway FT 15° Neutral Fujikura FitOn 160
    3-Hybrid : Adams XTD Dry Proto 21° Aldila RIP Tour HYB80
    4-Hybrid : Adams XTD DHy Proto 24° Aldila RIP Tour HYB80
    5-PW : Adams XTD Forged Aldila RIP Tour SLT115
    Wedges : Titleist Vokey SM4 52° & 258.08 58° TT Dynamic Gold
    Putter : Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Blade
  • bazinozbazinoz Members Posts: 499 ✭✭
    edited Aug 14, 2018 #16
    artsmart73 wrote:

    I picked up a 10$ Spaulding TP Mills TPM 1 that is butter. Not my Gamer but I seem to putt more consistently with it.


    I collect old Spalding TPM's. None of them cost me more than $20.

    They all feel beautiful to putt with. Every bit as good as the Scotty's, Machine, Lajosi and Ping putters I have.


  • KMeloneyKMeloney Members Posts: 4,780 ✭✭
    artsmart73 wrote:

    a 10$ Spaulding TP Mills

    Is that Quebec dollars?
  • GolfjackGolfjack All about the rotation Members Posts: 1,044 ✭✭
    LOL buying expensive putters has nothing to do with putting performance. If the glove fits...
    TM M4 Driver 10.5
    TM M4 3 wood 16
    4H (22) Aeroburner TP
    Mizuno MP-15 4, 5 iron, Project X LZ 6.5
    Mizuno MP-5 6-PW, Project X LZ 6.5
    Wedges Mizuno T7 50, 56, 60
    Honma HP 1002

    Alternate set:
    Callaway Epic Sub Zero 9.5, Nike VR Pro 4-PW DG x100, Titleist AP2 712 DG x100 4-P, Callaway Jaws X Series CC Wedges 52 56 60, , Odyssey Arm Lock Putter, Gauge Design Eldik Putter with Superstroke Fatso 5
  • Lancj1Lancj1 Members Posts: 898 ✭✭
    No, sadly Im unable to bag anything that cost less than £200 !!
    G Max Driver, Tour 65 Stiff
    G400 3 & 5 Woods Alta CB Reg
    G400 2,3,4,5 Hybrids Alta CB Reg
    G410 Irons, 6-U, Green Dot, Alta CB Reg + 1/2"
    Glide Stealth 54 (SS) & 58 (WS) Green Dot, Alta CB Reg + 1/2"
    Ping Sigma 2 Valor, Stealth


    I'm a handicap golfer in my 50's. Any opinions I have about golf equipment or professional golfers or the game in general should be taken as seriously as you would the opinions of a random guy in the fourball ahead of you who just shot 92 but is usually better than that.
  • blcurreyblcurrey Members Posts: 2
    edited Aug 15, 2018 #20
    Ok, I used to think who needs an expensive putter? I've been putting with what is basically a Wilson Augusta tear drop model for 40 years. Well this year I broke down and bought an Evnroll ER3. I hate to admit it, but I'm putting a lot better with the new technology. It really is more consistent and I'm making about 1-2 putts more per round (mostly in the 12-20 ft range) than I used to and the 3 putts are significantly down. The only caveat is that I struggle with the new putter getting the ball to the hole from over 25', but I'm also not running it by like I used to either.
  • PixlPutterman PixlPutterman Look At My Lefty J33R(hey I can wish) Members Posts: 8,254 ✭✭
    I rotate between a Mizuno Mills, Ping MgBr Dalehead, and Cleveland Classic and putt just fine with any of them (Though the mizuno is my favorite image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> )
    PXG 0811x 9° - HC EvenFlow Black 75x 
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 18° - C Taper 125
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 23° - C Taper 120
    Wilson Staff FG62 - S300
    Cobra Tour Trusty 52°/56°/62°- S300
    Mizuno TP Mills TP7 
    RZN Platinum
  • Need4spdNeed4spd Members Posts: 1,534 ✭✭
    Don't know if it qualifies as "cheap" but I putt better with my O-Works #2 than any of the other dozen or so putters I own, most of which are significantly more expensive. It kind of ticks me off in a way because it's easily the least **** putter I own. I mean, even my O-Works Black 2W is better looking, but the Versa paint scheme suits my eye so well and the overall simplicity of the design lends itself to the most natural and technically sounds putting stroke I can make.
    In the Hoofer

    TaylorMade M4 9.5° Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 60TX
    TaylorMade M2 15° Aldila ROGUE Silver 110 M.S.I. 70X
    TaylorMade RSi TP UDI #2 KBS TOUR Hybrid Prototype 95X
    Srixon Z965 4-PW Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50.08F, 54.10S, 60.12D Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    Toulon Design Columbus
    TaylorMade TP5X 
  • mo_golf_joemo_golf_joe Members Posts: 222
    Nickent Omen Tour Series #3 and it’s uglier than sin! But I put the little ball in the hole with this $85 DSG special.
    Titleist 917D2 9.5
    917F2 15*
    818H 19*
    Titleist 718 CB 3 MB 4-9
    SM7 58* 52* 46*
    Nickent Omen Tour Series #3 35”
  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members Posts: 3,472 ✭✭
    Cheap is relative when you are talking SC vs discounted TM or Odyssey putters. I buy these instead of the Scottie’s.
    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Titleist 913 D3 44 inches also a Cleveland Classic 310 43.5 inches
    3 and 5 Wood Ping G15
    3-5 Hybrids Cobra Baffler XL
    6-GW Titleist AP1s
    53 degree Wedge Titleist AP1
    58 degree SW Vokey SM6
    Putter White Hot V LINE Fang w/round Edel Grip
  • Mike_CMike_C Members Posts: 1,467 ✭✭
    I would say my best putting over the past 5 years have been with 2 Cleveland Classics I bought new for under $100, and an old Ping Anser reproduction from the 90s I bought used for $30. Of course I used to putt with an early 1960's Bullseye for many years, I got it free out of a lost club bin at a course I worked one summer. It was really old when I found it, they said it had been there for years, and I could just have it. I used it pretty much for the next 15 years and putted really well with it, then the internet happened and I had to have a Scotty Cameron, and then, you know........ Probably should pull the Bullseye out of the closet again.....
    2017 9.5 M2 Tour AD DI 7X
    Srixon Z F85 15* HZRDUS 75 Yellow 6.0
    Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrid 18* Fujikura Speeder 865 S
    Srixon U85 23* Recoil F5
    Srixon Z585 5 iron Recoil 95 F5
    Srixon Z785 6-PW Recoil 95 F5
    Cleveland RTX4 50 Mid Recoil 95 F5
    Callaway MD 4 56/10 S Recoil 125 F5
    Ping Glide 2.0 60 SS or Callaway MD 4 60/12 W Recoil Proto 125 F5
    Never Compromise Dinero  Baron 
    Srixon Z Star
  • PeanutsDaddyPeanutsDaddy Members Posts: 8,658 ✭✭
    I'll admit, I've never purchased a 'fancy flatstick' thinking it was going to hole more putts. My putting results seem to ebb and flow throughout the season.
    Cobra King F7 9*<br />Wishon 919FD 13* (1* open)<br />Wishon 950HC 18* (1* open)<br />Wishon 775hs 21*, 24*, 27<br />NCW 28*, 33*, 38*, 43*, 48*, 53*<br />Mac Custom Grind 58* (NevadaGolfGuy Special)<br />Betti, Machine, Mannkrafted, Scotty, Tad Moore, Xenon
  • broomstickerbroomsticker Members Posts: 31 ✭✭
    I'm currently gaming a Leading Edge at 45". I'm pretty sure I have more cash in the lead tape I have on it then what I gave for it in the first place.
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members Posts: 3,737 ✭✭
    My MXM Versa #1 was $40 used at Golfsmith.

    It’s tied with a $300 ‘16 BB1 for favorite rigger now.

    Versa really seems to help me get started on my lines....
    Ping G400 10.5 Hzrdus Yellow 75 6.0
    Rogue 17* Atmos Blue TS
    G 410 19* Tour 85 R
    Apex  23 & 26 Kuro Kage S
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW Modus 105s (In Play) / Srixon Z765 6-GW Modus 105s (Standing By)
    MackDaddy4 Black 54 S and RTX 3 Raw 58* 
    '17 Studio Stock 8
    Some kind of 3 or 4 piece urethane covered soft feeling ball
  • jslane57jslane57 Members Posts: 3,929 ✭✭
    I putt with an old putter, but would never put with a cheap one. Big difference between old and cheap. A Big 5 Wilson with a crooked grip is cheap, an old Ping is not cheap, even if it cost next to nothing in today's market.
  • jt2gtjt2gt Members Posts: 559 ✭✭
    Been putting best with this "naked" Ody #2 compared to my customs. Picked up used for $75...even the headcover is more expensive than the putter.
  • Jmm96Jmm96 Members Posts: 55 ✭✭
    Yes. I bought a Golfology Octagon milled ZW1 at Goodwill for $3. It's quite beautiful and has weight in the shaft - very heavy.

    Never putted better in my life.
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