Any of you guys using a TP Mills Putter?

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dbbowen2dbbowen2  180WRX Points: 34Members Posts: 180 Fairways
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I currently Game a Scotty Circa no 2. Would really like to have the original. Do any of you guys game a TP mills? I was looking at the softtail. Whats the story on these? How is the custom process like?





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  • hrmgolf72hrmgolf72 hrmgolf  90WRX Points: 5Handicap: +1Members Posts: 90 Bunkers
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    made out of tuscaloosa alabama. use to make putters with multiple OEMs. takes a little while to make the putters but can customise it which ever way you want
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    hrmgolf72 wrote:


    made out of tuscaloosa alabama. use to make putters with multiple OEMs. takes a little while to make the putters but can customise it which ever way you want




    Thanks, I have been trying to do some research on them. The OEM putters seem pretty light, and then teh customs very heavy. Just wondering if anyone has been gaming a custom. Seems like a better route for me as I am not looking for a dalehead or anser style putter.
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  • sevenfouratesevenfourate Devotee of OCD ENGLAND. 1883WRX Points: 141Handicap: pedMembers Posts: 1,883 Platinum Tees
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    I've had 4 or 5 Softails. My fave shape of all time. I've been looking on ebay to see if another in Stainless with flange sight-line appears......... :-)



    The quality, craftsmanship and legend behind the brand is unquestionable.



    I stupidly sold my first, a couple were for collection purposes only: and the last i had Custom Made. I got David to go a little too heavy on the milling on the custom - making it feel / sound too soft for my liking [NOT his fault at all !!!] and promptly sold that too.



    To be fair; whilst admitting the putters are fantastic and loving absolutely everything about them - i found the whole custom process too lengthy and draw-out to contemplate getting another. right now. Which in an ideal World is what i'd have done a while ago. Being in the UK doesn't help that timescale of course....



    IF you're thinking of getting a Custom done - now (Winter) is the time !!! And if you have more patience than me - you will NOT regret it i promise.



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  • rt301rt301  17WRX Points: 45Members Posts: 17 Bunkers
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    Have you tried the old professional series line? Those heads were around 350g, which to me are on the heavier side. What head weight are you looking for?
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    David's putters are hidden gems, way better than most and most of his work are his designs, not remakes of others.



    Someone say SoftTail!

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    David is his father make a putter. I own Spalding TPM 3 and TPM 4. They are great putters. I enjoyed.
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  • dbbowen2dbbowen2  180WRX Points: 34Members Posts: 180 Fairways
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    I've had 4 or 5 Softails. My fave shape of all time. I've been looking on ebay to see if another in Stainless with flange sight-line appears......... :-)



    The quality, craftsmanship and legend behind the brand is unquestionable.



    I stupidly sold my first, a couple were for collection purposes only: and the last i had Custom Made. I got David to go a little too heavy on the milling on the custom - making it feel / sound too soft for my liking [NOT his fault at all !!!] and promptly sold that too.



    To be fair; whilst admitting the putters are fantastic and loving absolutely everything about them - i found the whole custom process too lengthy and draw-out to contemplate getting another. right now. Which in an ideal World is what i'd have done a while ago. Being in the UK doesn't help that timescale of course....



    IF you're thinking of getting a Custom done - now (Winter) is the time !!! And if you have more patience than me - you will NOT regret it i promise.



    ***Pics of my original i truly regret selling:



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    I am looking at going with one of the customs next year. I dont think Ill be too worried about how long it takes if the putter looks like the one you posted! What a beauty!!!


    rt301 wrote:


    Have you tried the old professional series line? Those heads were around 350g, which to me are on the heavier side. What head weight are you looking for?




    I currently am using a Circa 62 no 2 at 330 grams. I have to use a really light weight grip on it due to the light head weight. I am looking for 340 grams, or maybe even 350. I feel like anything heavier than that would be a little much for me. Im a pingman grip user and it might make the swing weight something crazy! I havent tried the professional series line. Ill look into it!


    oneaugusta wrote:


    David's putters are hidden gems, way better than most and most of his work are his designs, not remakes of others.



    Someone say SoftTail!




    Sweet Jesus. That has got to be one of the greatest putters I have seen in my life. Did you go the custom route with that? How was the experience? The cavity looks different on yours than the ones I have been seeing. Was this custom as well? Im trying to decide between the 304 ss and carbon steel. I am currently using a black ox carbon circa 62 and love the feel. Never used anything in 304 stainless though!


    Opinder wrote:


    David is his father make a putter. I own Spalding TPM 3 and TPM 4. They are great putters. I enjoyed.






    Those are the first ones I saw. Off topic... How is your putter making coming?
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  • JHRJHR michigan 4347WRX Points: 55Charter Members Posts: 4,347 Titanium Tees
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    I have never had or tried a softail. I have only this one Mills Putter. 33/350" Fleetwood. Great looking and feeling putter. I got this putter from Jay probably (10) years ago maybe. I really like it a lot, although I have only used it on a couple of occasions as I wanted to keep it as new as possible.





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    The flow neck is just so perfect looking...
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    Opinder wrote:


    David is his father make a putter. I own Spalding TPM 3 and TPM 4. They are great putters. I enjoyed.



    dbbowen2 wrote:


    Those are the first ones I saw. Off topic... How is your putter making coming?






    I'm not experienced craftmaster putter. I tried my first time on custom putter stainless steel bar. I make my custom putter by myself handmake.

    I've some equipment...stand drilling, files and metal saw cut. Very risky.



    I make it (lol). Stainless steel is a very tough metal!!

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  • Rob McHughRob McHugh Rob  1050WRX Points: 214Handicap: 13ClubWRX Posts: 1,050 ClubWRX
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    I agree with Larry that David's putters are gems - and second to none. I have a few Custom Mades in rotation and they are all a joy to putt with - and get the ball in the hole. I am in Sydney and even so, the custom process was no drag. David is a GREAT guy to deal with and the wait was not too bad at all - there is a wait for anything custom made.



    get David to make you up a Carbon Soft Tail or a Ming in your desired specs and finish and I guarantee you will be one happy customer. :-)



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  • harbor17harbor17  379WRX Points: 62Members Posts: 379 Greens
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    I play a TP Mills Anvil and really like it, this putter has excellent soft feel and looks great at address. I like Scotty’s but after playing the Mills I would not go back.
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    harbor17 wrote:


    I play a TP Mills Anvil and really like it, this putter has excellent soft feel and looks great at address. I like Scotty’s but after playing the Mills I would not go back.






    I'm basically using a Scotty Softtail clone. The Circa 62 no 2. I like the looks of the original MUCH better! I do like the idea of getting a 340 gram head too!
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  • OpinderOpinder  422WRX Points: 1Handicap: 10Banned Posts: 422 Bunkers
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    I looking regrip TP Mills grip putter. My putters spalding TP Mills grips are original and dry cracked. I thought it's okay.



    I found it Red TP Mills grip was $10 price but shipping is an expensive.
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    No logo on front grip putter.



    Star Grip Pistol Golf Grip .590 and 76 grams. Look like midsize.



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    I LOVE my Sycamore with GSS insert, the only one I've ever seen and I believe the only one that didn't get shipped to Korea.



    I had my Softtail custom made this last winter with a pencil shaft. It is easily the softest putter I have ever hit.



    My experience with ordering from David was mixed. My first order didn't get completed as I had requested, so he made me the Softtail to make up for it and only asked me to pay the shipping for the 2nd putter. I ended up selling the first one and kept the Softtail.



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  • artsmart73artsmart73 the art of golf  878WRX Points: 85Handicap: 8.7Members Posts: 878 Golden Tee
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    I need to owned something custom from Mills.

    I have a Spaulding TPM 1 and have hit a 12 which may have been the softest carbon Putter I have hit aside from a Mizuno Mills I had at one point.
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    I had David make me a putter a few years back. What he delivered was a work fo art. While my stroke didn't end up getting along with it, I have nothing but good things to say about working with him. It isn't as smooth as larger shops are but you are dealing with the man himself. Price is certainly subjective but I thought it was reasonable for what I got.
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  • SwingManSwingMan SwingMan  6800WRX Points: 67Handicap: 9.8Members Posts: 6,800 Titanium Tees
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    I've owned a couple of Soft Tails - beautiful putters.



    I now have a Huey, which is a medium sized mallet - beautiful putter with a flow neck and 1/4 offset, 360g copper look and GSS. Stunning. Head feel is a bit heavy so I'm putting in some counterbalancing for a lighter swingweight - it's more of a balance issue - too heavy and you force tempo, too light in the head and it's too fast.



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    artsmart73 wrote:


    I need to owned something custom from Mills.

    I have a Spaulding TPM 1 and have hit a 12 which may have been the softest carbon Putter I have hit aside from a Mizuno Mills I had at one point.


    I have a tour issued T.P.Mills. Easily the best feeling putter I have ever owned. Worth the money if you can find one.
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    I recently scored an oil can Sycamore halfback with the GSS insert for a very, very reasonable price. It’s the first Mills I’ve owned and by far my favorite putter. It really is a work of art and I don’t see myself gaming any of my other putters now.

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  • icecat88icecat88  1348WRX Points: 103Handicap: 18Members Posts: 1,348 Platinum Tees
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    Not to thread hack looking into try one myself any recommendations for a first one

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    depends on your stroke and preference of necks. Flow neck, plumber neck?

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    Prefer plumbers but 1 or 2 of each wouldn’t mind

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    Probably my order without knowing anything about what you like:

    Softtail

    Heritage

    Nelly (first gen)

    Fleetwood

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    Feel wise , I prefer the feel of the Heritage and SoftTail best, very soft and solid. Nellie and Fleetwood feel good but more of a muted feel because of thinner face.

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    I don't disagree with this.

    I think these 4 hit the sweet spot of feeling like distinctly mills designs (unlike maybe a trad, trad II, sycamore, ming, etc.) while still being a modern putter (unlike maybe a #1 or a #12). If you were looking for a first one to experience the mills brand that's where I would start. That being said, all the putters I mentioned are really nice and non of them are a "carbon copy" of another manufacturer.

    I also think the Huey looks really nice in pictures but I've never had one in hand.

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    Mills is one of the only putter guys in the business that will do a "hand bent plumber neck." and all of their other round flow necks are great looking too. Interesting the name came from calling it a 'Plumber's nightmare" with the 1/4" off set and narrowing yet it is common to call it Plumber's Neck. Tho think Karsten Solheim coined that term.



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    I can't believe YOU haven't got a custom Mills yet! Come on mate, get with the program! 🤣


    Rob

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    Apologies if it’s mentioned earlier but can anyone let me know the lefty options? Interested in a Fleetwood or possibly Nellie at some point.

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