Anyone else putt better with a cheap putter?

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  • Sean289Sean289 Members Posts: 902 ✭✭
    I am not sure if it classifies as cheap but the PING TR Anser 1966 which cost me new, less than half of the price of the PING Vault 2.0 Dale Anser, did noticeably better than the Vault Anser across 4 rounds of head to head on the 18 hole par 2 golf course that was loosely set up on the putting green of our club.

    The Vault Anser looks, feels and sounds better but the TR Anser just flat out performs better for me. For the record, I am a PING guy and I would like to game the Vault Anser but I cannot ignore the results I see.
    [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]
  • AmpliFIREAmpliFIRE Members Posts: 912 ✭✭
    Here’s $25 wonder. The Winnpro OS grip cost as much as the putter did lol.
    Taylormade M5 Driver Tensei 60 S
    Taylormade M5 3 Wood Tensei 65 S
    Cobra F8 19* Hybrid Rogue 75 S
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi Cut Muscle 4 iron, S300
    Mizuno JPX 850 Forged 5-G XP115 S
    Mizuno Black Ox Raw 55/8 and S5 satin 60/10 DG Wedge
    Odyssey White Ice #7
  • PigemsPigems Members Posts: 10,888 ✭✭
    I got my Scotty for $100 Canadian, does that count? image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    910h 20* Hybrid - S400
    712 CB 4i-Pw - S300
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    TVD 59* M - S300
    Studio Select NP2
  • EddieEdwardsEddieEdwards Members Posts: 342 ✭✭
    I have at least a dozen putters. None cost more than $20.
  • JY VPIJY VPI Lefty Playing Righty Members Posts: 126 ✭✭
    It's so much about how comfortable you feel with the putter, regardless of how much it costs. Heck, Brandt Snedeker putts lights out with his Odyssey White Hot Rossie which you can find for like $25.
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  • bazinozbazinoz Members Posts: 499 ✭✭
    bazinoz wrote:

    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.




    Agreed.

    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.






    Quick update. On the back of this thread I dug out and used my Spalding TPM 7 today. Best round putting I've had in ages.



    It might stay in the bag a few weeks (or one of it's brethren).
  • DeacLaw05DeacLaw05 Members Posts: 358 ✭✭
    I have gone back (again) to an old, dinged up Rife Hybrid 2 Bar Mallet. It just rolls the ball beautifully.
  • AmpliFIREAmpliFIRE Members Posts: 912 ✭✭
    DeacLaw05 wrote:


    I have gone back (again) to an old, dinged up Rife Hybrid 2 Bar Mallet. It just rolls the ball beautifully.




    I’ve putted great with these every time I’ve picked one up at the store. Definitely on my must own list, but not sure if I want the blade or mallet version.
    Taylormade M5 Driver Tensei 60 S
    Taylormade M5 3 Wood Tensei 65 S
    Cobra F8 19* Hybrid Rogue 75 S
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi Cut Muscle 4 iron, S300
    Mizuno JPX 850 Forged 5-G XP115 S
    Mizuno Black Ox Raw 55/8 and S5 satin 60/10 DG Wedge
    Odyssey White Ice #7
  • creecoolcreecool creecool Members Posts: 1,835 ✭✭
    Picked up a pristine Odyssey Protype #3 at GG for $23. How sweet it is...
    CALLAWAY GBB EPIC SUBZERO 9* OBAN KIYOSHI PURPLE

    07 BURNER TP 17.5* MATRIX CODE 8
    ADAMS PRO GOLD 3H TOUR ISSUE NV 85
    COBRA KING FORGED 5-GW KBS TOUR V
    CALLAWAY MD3 FORDED 56* RAW KBS TOUR V
    CALLAWAY MD3 FORDED 60* RAW KBS TOUR V
    TOULON MILLED COLUMBUS CAMERON BLACK MATADOR MID
    TAYLORMADE TP5X
    CALLAWAY APEX UT 21* RECOIL 110 DEPENDING ON CONDITIONS
  • DaveMc82DaveMc82 Members Posts: 30 ✭✭
    My putting mirror cost more than my putter. I average 32 putts. Expensive putters are for tarts.
  • AllShowNoDoughAllShowNoDough Members Posts: 78 ✭✭
    Yep. Ray Cook SR100 (heel shafted #9 type). After a gift card, paid $17 out of pocket ($40 retail). Down to 31 putts per round. Dropped 4-5 strokes per round with it.



    Switched from a face balanced 2 ball putter. The type of putter has more to do with the improvement than the cost. But I will say, it's not a bad putter.
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]TaylorMade R9 Supertri 10.5* 16g weight in heel, set in R Position, effective loft is 9.5* w/ TP Fubuki 73g stiff[/font]
    [font=tahoma, geneva, sans-serif]Cobra FlyZ set at 14.5* w/ stock shaft[/font]
    [font=tahoma, geneva, sans-serif]Titleist 690.CB 3-PW +0.5" w/ DG s300[/font]
    [font=tahoma, geneva, sans-serif]Titleist Vokey 54*, 60*[/font]
    [font=tahoma, geneva, sans-serif]Wilson FG Tour PMP Gun Blue 56* 11* bounce[/font]
    [font=tahoma, geneva, sans-serif]Ray Cook SR100 Cheap experiment turned gamer [/font]
  • SammyShafSammyShaf Members Posts: 290 ✭✭
    I go back and forth between my circa 62(picked up used for 100) and my Rife Aruba($14...miss raiding preowned racks). I think its more a matter of switching putters reminds me of all the success I had with it in the past, so I putt with greater confidence. When I switch, I notice how different the grip feels and my hands slide back into the worn position for my putters have distinctly different grips.
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  • TheRavenTheRaven Members Posts: 59 ✭✭
    I rotate between fancier putters and plain old Ping Ansers and I see little difference in the results. I'm either rolling the ball or not.
    Driver: Ping G25 10.5°
    4w: Ping G25 16.5°
    3h: Ping G20 20°
    4i-U: Ping i20
    Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 56° & 60°
    Putter: Ping Scottsdale Anser Remake BeNi
    Bag: Ping Pioneer
    Ball: Bridgestone e6
  • dbuck47dbuck47 Members Posts: 566 ✭✭
    I putt great with an old Wilson. It is a Geo Low Original 600 Forged, a replica of the one Nicklaus used in many victories. It was an average price when new in 1980, maybe $40-50, but is worth very little today. I would use it still, but the grip is non-conforming. Just a simple leather grip, but the way it is made with a flat section on the front and round section at the top became non-conforming in 1988. I have had it 38 years, so I don't want to change the grip.
    Drivers: Titleist 915D2 9.5* Aldila Rogue 60-3.8-S
    Titleist TS2 Tensei AV55 S flex
    Fairway: Callaway Rogue 15* Proj X Evenflow Blue 6.0
    Hybrid: Titleist 818H1 21*
    Irons: Titleist 718AP1 5-GW2
    Wedges: Vokey SM6 , 56-10S, 60-08M
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 35"
    Ball: Titleist AVX
  • Joe DufferJoe Duffer Members Posts: 731 ✭✭


    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.




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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,340 ClubWRX
    The Ping G2i Craze putter in the bag was probably introduced around 2010, has thousands and thousand of putts in it so the CPS (cost per stroke) is significantly under $.01/putt.
  • DavidvDavidv Members Posts: 712 ✭✭
    Cheap these days is anything below $200.00 so yes.
  • rrowerrowe Launch Fuel Expert Members Posts: 122
    edited Jan 10, 2019 7:11pm #49
    Wilson Infinte Northside - $30 (new)

    Rife Aruba + Pure mid-size grip - $45 (new)

    Nike Method Converge Counterflex B1-01 - $30 (used)



    Do I putt better? No clue because I don't see a reason to pay steep prices. I'm not risking buyers remorse when I miss a few.



    Edit: I usually putt better than my playing partner which is all that is necessary most days. 😊
  • rrowerrowe Launch Fuel Expert Members Posts: 122
    jt2gt wrote:


    even the headcover is more expensive than the putter.




    Have the same "problem." Felt a bit weird until I realized my wife stores chapstick and floss in her handbags.
  • sheldonjhackersheldonjhacker Members Posts: 3,700 ✭✭
    Cost doesn't matter at all. Whatever putter you use the most...will make more putts over time.
  • ChronicSlicerChronicSlicer Members Posts: 954 ✭✭
    Davidv wrote:


    Cheap these days is anything below $200.00 so yes.




    I`m guessing the OP meant an off brand, something other than Ping,Odyssey,Scotty...
  • tsbrewerstsbrewers Members Posts: 26 ✭✭
    I have been golfing for about 40 years, I have only owned 2 putters and I think they add up to a grand total of about $50. A ping answer I have had since the mid 80's and a Taylormade Rosa I bought off ebay for probably $30 in the late 90's. That being said, I was at our local PGA store last weekend and stroked a couple balls with a Scotty Newport and drained the first 3 from 25', so......
  • TownesVZTownesVZ Members Posts: 13 ✭✭
    Recently picked up a Mizuno TP Mills Workshop III at Goodwill for $6.99. It's rusty as all ****, but on the verge of being the full time gamer.
  • jslane57jslane57 Members Posts: 3,929 ✭✭
    tsbrewers wrote:


    I have been golfing for about 40 years, I have only owned 2 putters and I think they add up to a grand total of about $50. A ping answer I have had since the mid 80's and a Taylormade Rosa I bought off ebay for probably $30 in the late 90's. That being said, I was at our local PGA store last weekend and stroked a couple balls with a Scotty Newport and drained the first 3 from 25', so......
    So... LOL! Sounds like it will be three putters over 60 years. You can maybe pick up a Scotty for a reasonable price. Of course, while one can get Ping Ansers and Taylormade putters for good prices, they certainly are not "cheap"...
  • JonnyW02JonnyW02 Members Posts: 6 ✭✭
    Just picked up a Rife Iconic Vault 001 putter for £59 brand new in wrapper. Pretty chuffed. Was close to commissioning a bespoke putter from Scott Readman Concepts here in the UK but this little beauty ticked all the boxes and ended up saving a fortune. Love the sight dot and the phantom finish. Nice roll grove tech as well. Can definitely find plenty of brand new old stock on ebay with a bit of trust and patience!
  • p3gap3ga Members Posts: 647 ✭✭
    bazinoz wrote:

    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.




    Agreed.

    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.



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    A good strike (and you'll know when it is one) with a #7 is a religious experience.



    I've went back to the future, putting the NC Sub 30 / 30 back in the bag last season, and have been a lot more consistent on the greens. While the putter itself is ok, finding a installing a [Lamkin Deep Etch] grip that works with- instead of against - me and the putterhead is even more important.
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  • kess13kess13 So I just put the ball in the hole... Members Posts: 1,290 ✭✭
    Turns out the old Cleveland classics from the 2010’s have a look, feel, and balance that works best for me. About to clear out the rest of my putter stock.
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    MP54
    T7/eye2XG Lob
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  • MG Golf sells a Anser/Newport style putter for $29.95. I have a whole closet full of pricey putters but this one keeps finding its way back into my bag. There's just something about it that makes me keep going back to it. Their oversize grip is one of the best I have tried and much cheaper.
  • artsmart73artsmart73 the art of golf Members Posts: 855
    TownesVZ wrote:
    Recently picked up a Mizuno TP Mills Workshop III at Goodwill for $6.99. It's rusty as all ****, but on the verge of being the full time gamer.




    Nice pick up!! Could refurbish that bad boy easily. Soft as butta
    910 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*K
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  • artsmart73artsmart73 the art of golf Members Posts: 855
    p3ga wrote:
    bazinoz wrote:

    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.




    Agreed.

    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.



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    A good strike (and you'll know when it is one) with a #7 is a religious experience.



    I've went back to the future, putting the NC Sub 30 / 30 back in the bag last season, and have been a lot more consistent on the greens. While the putter itself is ok, finding a installing a [Lamkin Deep Etch] grip that works with- instead of against - me and the putterhead is even more important.




    I hit a #12 Spaulding that was a religious experience.
    910 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*K
    AOP NP 2
    Chrome soft
    WITB Link
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