Any of you guys using a TP Mills Putter?

dbbowen2dbbowen2 Members Posts: 177 ✭✭
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 Members Posts: 90 ✭✭
    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
  • dbbowen2dbbowen2 Members Posts: 177 ✭✭
    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.
  • sevenfouratesevenfourate Devotee of OCD ENGLAND.Members Posts: 1,882 ✭✭
    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 Members Posts: 13 ✭✭
    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?
  • oneaugustaoneaugusta Members Posts: 3,016 ✭✭
    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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  • OpinderOpinder Banned Posts: 422 ✭✭
    David is his father make a putter. I own Spalding TPM 3 and TPM 4. They are great putters. I enjoyed.
  • dbbowen2dbbowen2 Members Posts: 177 ✭✭
    edited Oct 31, 2018 #8


    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:



    45528163052_9fd9317d1b_o.jpg



    44853784714_5eb5029d46_o.jpg



    45528163072_5f3983766d_o.jpg



    45528163102_d0314db855_o.jpg






    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?
  • JHRJHR Charter Members Posts: 4,347 ✭✭
    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.





  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall Members Posts: 3,334 ✭✭
    The flow neck is just so perfect looking...
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  • OpinderOpinder Banned Posts: 422 ✭✭
    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!!

  • Rob McHughRob McHugh Rob ClubWRX Posts: 976 ClubWRX
    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. :-)



    Rob
  • harbor17harbor17 Members Posts: 377 ✭✭
    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.
  • dbbowen2dbbowen2 Members Posts: 177 ✭✭
    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!
  • OpinderOpinder Banned Posts: 422 ✭✭
    edited Nov 5, 2018 #15
    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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  • OpinderOpinder Banned Posts: 422 ✭✭
    No logo on front grip putter.



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



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  • sm_wattssm_watts Members Posts: 641 ✭✭
    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 Members Posts: 855
    edited Nov 11, 2018 #18
    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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  • dixiethunderdixiethunder Members Posts: 582 ✭✭
    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 Members Posts: 6,800
    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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  • skralyskraly ClubWRX Posts: 1,538 ClubWRX
    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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