Anyone else putt better with a cheap putter?



  • artsmart73artsmart73 the art of golf Members Posts: 872 ✭✭
    Currently playing around with a SC Coranado 2, picked up as a rust bucket for 70 bones but sent off to BOS for some work. So yeah maybe
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  • philly2kukphilly2kuk Members Posts: 632 ✭✭
    Surely when it comes to putting, price doesn’t matter. It’s finding something you’re comfortable with that gets the ball in the hole and practicing.

    I currently use a 2014 fastback I’ve had since new, but regardless of what I use it’s the 15 minutes I spend practicing three nights a week in my hallway that makes the difference for me. My last twenty games I’ve averaged 30 putts a round and it’s just from practicing rolling a ball into a tee peg.
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  • upstream55upstream55 Members Posts: 31
    I'm a Ping user and game with a steel Zing 2 but I have a Spalding High Efficiency I that I picked up a few years ago when I was getting back into the game. It was 3.99 at the Goodwill and it still does the trick.
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    Fairway: PiNG i15 15.5 3 Wood, UST Mamiya AXIVCORE 79 Series Tour Stiff
    Hybrid: PiNG i15 20 degree, UST Mamiya AXIVCORE 85 Series Tour Stiff
    Irons: PiNG Eye 2 Black Dot, JZ
    Wedges: PiNG Tour 52,56 degree (2006)
    Putter: PiNG Zing 2
  • 11forgedblades11forgedblades Members Posts: 562 ✭✭
    I remember when I first started to golf buyinh a nomad brass mallet putter for $25 from our pro shop. I probably was the most consistent with that, than anything else. I wish I could remember what it was called. I did buy a bettinardi (Hogan) and have had it ever since...
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  • James the Hogan FanJames the Hogan Fan Members Posts: 493 ✭✭
    edited Jan 26, 2019 9:53am #66

    I got this from a thrift shop because I was amused by it, and for giggles hit a putt across the floor. For 10 feet it followed a line in the floor tiling. That got my attention, so I putted back on a different line. Same effect. Straight to the register and $7.95 later I had a new MacGregor putter from a long time ago. The only thing that kicks it out of the bag is a similar styled Hogan that is an inch longer.
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  • jbrunkjbrunk Members Posts: 589 ✭✭
    Mine is a secondhand Yes! Pippi-12 Black (center shaft), $30. Just two rounds so far, at the end of the season, 34 & 29 total putts (my only sub-30 round). Compared to Bettinardi iNOVAi 3.0 CS $300 new, avg 1.9 putts per hole for the season. Only rounds over 2.0 were with a Studio Stock 2 (paid $200 new, later traded).

    The Yes! might not see much time in 2019 either, having just acquired THREE new center shaft mid-mallets. #itsadisease But Pippi will remain my wet weather & travel putter.
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  • StarlingStarling Members Posts: 6 ✭✭
    Absolutely! I still putt with an old Ping Eye-2 I got 7 or 8 years ago from my grandad which I think you can pick up on ebay for less than $60 now. It's a brilliant putter and nothing has even come close to replicating or replacing the feel I have with it.
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