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Do you like red putters? Why is red suddenly popular?

theothertwotheothertwo Members Posts: 2,541 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
Looking at the Odyssey O Works 7s and Taylor Made Ardmore 3 TP Red, red seems to be growing on me. Why is red so popular? Is there a science behind this?



Why not navy blue, purple or other colors?



Do you like red putters?
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  • WdwfreakWdwfreak Golf Pro - Wisconsin Members Posts: 1,051 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Ultimate contrast from the green of the grass, that's why so there is science behind it, I have a spider arc I really like in red.
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  • BaddsBadds Members Posts: 1,667 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I think white putters will be all the rage someday.
  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Members Posts: 2,379 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I like the contrast between the red and green, but do kind of feel like it’s a fad that’s just about to die out. As much as I like it, I was also surprised by how much I’m looking forward to the more straightforward look of the new Stroke Labs.
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  • Crazy About GolfCrazy About Golf Members Posts: 380 ✭✭✭✭
    Mr. Hogan wrote:
    I think white putters will be all the rage someday.




    Like white belts!!
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  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,801 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Wait till you see the navy Spider X putters OP! image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • cwglumcwglum Members Posts: 1,582 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't think the Red started as a science experiment. If I recall correctly, Jason Day wanted his matte black TM spider putter in a Red color to match Ohio State Scarlet school color, once he had it he put it in play right away. It expanded from there.
  • LeoLeo99LeoLeo99 Members Posts: 4,352 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I wonder if there are any functional differences between all the Spider putters other than color.
  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,431 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    No, and I don't understand why they are popular.
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  • NorthMNgolferNorthMNgolfer ClubWRX Posts: 301 ✭✭
    LeoLeo99 wrote:


    I wonder if there are any functional differences between all the Spider putters other than color.




    The inserts are different depending on the model as well. Soft vs Hard.
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  • SocratesSocrates How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,552 ClubWRX
    Red? For the same reason people are running around the world with effin’ blindfolds on.





    Actually, there is quite a lot of science and human behaviour behind colour use. Black is the ultimate power colour. That is why black (and variations of black) will always outsell any other colour. This is changing slightly in the millennial world, but black still is king.
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  • Hoolagn18Hoolagn18 Members Posts: 55


    Looking at the Odyssey O Works 7s and Taylor Made Ardmore 3 TP Red, red seems to be growing on me. Why is red so popular? Is there a science behind this?



    Why not navy blue, purple or other colors?



    Do you like red putters?
    Not a fan of red putters, myself. I like putters that are subtle with no reflection or sheen to give any sort of glare.
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,752 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Red is growing on me.
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  • Scotty1140Scotty1140 Members Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I hate the look of red putters. Black and or silver all day for me.
  • KGilmaKGilma Members Posts: 200 ✭✭✭
    I don't like the red putters, but I will say I putted with a red Taylormade spider tour in store and it was great. Now, that they have a black and silver option, I may retire the scotty and pick one up.
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  • hendog39hendog39 Members Posts: 110 ✭✭
    Don’t hate them but i wouldn’t get one
  • vmanvman Members Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Red just looks bargain basement to me.
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  • MilfordleftyMilfordlefty Members Posts: 711 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes, had my Odyssey #7 SG painted red with white paint fill on top, no paint fill on the bottom by Continental Golf. I like the contrast and it was like getting a new putter for $75 (paint and shipping to & from) It is a personal choice, sort of like golf bag, glove, headcover colors. Some you like, some you don't.
    Driver - Ping G400 Max 11° (small +), Alta CB R flex, stock length
    FW - Ping G400 5W, 16.9° (small -), Alta CB R flex, stock length
    Hybrid - Ping G400 3H,4H & 5H, Alta CB R flex, stock length
    Irons - Ping G20 6-PW, CFS steel R, Black dot lie, std length
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    Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50º & 56°, AWT 2.0 R Black dot lie angle, std length
    Putter - Original Odyssey #7 XG w/ SuperStroke Flatso 2.0, red paint by Continental Golf
  • oneaugustaoneaugusta Members Posts: 3,070 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    A few years back we had the ghosted white faze, now it's murdered out and red. Folks want to copy what the pro's do because it will make them feel cool. Grandma always said "if it was the style to wear dogsh..on your head there would be people doing it"
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  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle VAMembers Posts: 2,911 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    oneaugusta wrote:


    A few years back we had the ghosted white faze, now it's murdered out and red. Folks want to copy what the pro's do because it will make them feel cool. Grandma always said "if it was the style to wear dogsh..on your head there would be people doing it"


    Yep, they stand out on TV and folks want the putters the pros use.
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  • KonkliferKonklifer Thinkin' of a master plan... Members Posts: 7,942 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I didn't think much of it when they came out. Now I really like it. I like the Odyssey red better than TM.
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers Posts: 12,584 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Nike released a putter line a few years back where the putters were a green colour. To make the putter blend into surroundings so the alignment cues were more on display visually. IIRC, there was quite a bit of science behind the concept



    I think they bombed / never took off
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  • DavidvDavidv Members Posts: 787 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Big fad by the manufacturers got the Pros playing them and everyone had to have one. Mission accomplished increased sales.
  • roundersmittyroundersmitty Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I didn't think I would like red...then rolled the EXO 7s and liked it
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  • rt_chargerrt_charger Ball Hitter Members Posts: 223 ✭✭✭
    edited Jan 25, 2019 7:02am #25
    I didn't realize putter manufacturers liked Christmas that much. Seriously, no way for me - looks cheap and just an eyesore to look at. Red is the colour the eye gets attracted to easiest (think stop signs, traffic lights, NO, X etc). If your brain is processing that colour, where is the attention on the putt? Matte black has nothing to attract so you will focus on the whole picture more.
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  • KonkliferKonklifer Thinkin' of a master plan... Members Posts: 7,942 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    rt_charger wrote:


    I didn't realize putter manufacturers liked Christmas that much. Seriously, no way for me - looks cheap and just an eyesore to look at. Red is the colour the eye gets attracted to easiest (think stop signs, traffic lights, NO, X etc). If your brain is processing that colour, where is the attention on the putt? Matte black has nothing to attract so you will focus on the whole picture more.




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  • sheldonjhackersheldonjhacker Members Posts: 3,732 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm color blind, so the "science" behind it is definitely lost on me. image/black eye.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':black eye:' />
  • Need4spdNeed4spd Members Posts: 1,582 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    They’ve grown on me some. There is definitely something to the contrast that it creates. I’ve rolled both a Red-White Ardmore and a V-Line Fang CH and while both are very similar in design, the Ardmore was still slightly easier to aim. I just HATE the pisspoor quality of the TaylorMade paint jobs. Charging what they do for those putters with such abysmal quality takes some real audacity.
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  • brendan6q66brendan6q66 Members Posts: 186 ✭✭✭
    100% marketing. When there were only 1-2 OEMs doing it, it helped them stand out on the putting rack in the store. Now, everyone has it and its gross looking IMO.
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  • MaxBuckMaxBuck Members Posts: 436 ✭✭✭✭
    My older Odyssey O-Works two-ball Fang was replaced by the company because the face insert was peeling off. The old one was a matte blue, the new one is matte red. Performs the same, and I really don't care what color the darn things are.
  • pakpak Members Posts: 148 ✭✭✭
    Had the Odyssey #7 in matte black and the TM Ardmore 2 in red. The matte black was boring on the course while I'm still digging the red. Not sure if I'm the mallet style is for me but at the rate I cycle through putters, fluorescent orange would be fine too.

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