Why is this becoming an addiction??

Jacob37Jacob37 Members Posts: 95 ClubWRX
I’m not even a “great” putter.. and i don’t do this with other clubs really, but i find myself buying and wanting to buy more putters. I like the Scotty Cameron’s, i game a Newport 2 and just bought another one. I know that’s nothing to some of your collections but i will def have more soon. I know some of y’all are collectors and have issues with buying more. But it’s hard to explain to other people that don’t get it. What is it about putters that just make you want more?
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,857 ✭✭
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  • OfficeNerdOfficeNerd Members Posts: 61
    I am beginning to be a putter ho myself. However for me it is more of function and form over esthetics. If a center shaft appears on BST I have to set my phone down or I know another box be at my front door.
  • Jacob37Jacob37 Members Posts: 95 ClubWRX
    OfficeNerd wrote:


    I am beginning to be a putter ho myself. However for me it is more of function and form over esthetics. If a center shaft appears on BST I have to set my phone down or I know another box be at my front door.




    Lol yea i know what you mean. It’s like why am i buying this? But ya can’t stop
  • gpleonardgpleonard New Smyrna Beach, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,253 ✭✭
    I feel your pain. I am an Odyssey putter guy. I buy and trade them all the time. I send them to the dark reaches of my closet when they misbehave..
    Gil Leonard
  • Jacob37Jacob37 Members Posts: 95 ClubWRX
    gpleonard wrote:


    I feel your pain. I am an Odyssey putter guy. I buy and trade them all the time. I send them to the dark reaches of my closet when they misbehave..




    Got one I’ll sell ya lol.
  • SubaruWRXSubaruWRX Members Posts: 3,281 ✭✭
    Depending on one’s financial situation, it may not be a big deal to worry about.
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  • PutterProPutterPro ClubWRX Posts: 78 ClubWRX
    Putters are cool. They all feel different and look different, or roll different. There are so many head shapes, head weights and grips to try. The variables are endless! Or maybe you found “a deal” or “the one”. There is always a reason to buy another putter, always!
  • EgobblewobbleEgobblewobble Members Posts: 303 ✭✭
    I think putters are just unique and can be toyed with more especially in the winter months more than any other club. I’ve had over 15 putters I’ve bought and sold within the past 6 months and I just like to try them. Especially being left handed I can’t try many in a store so it’s my way of getting to try new things seeing I just sell them anyways sometimes knowing I will sell them before I even buy them. I love my putter I have now, every aspect of it but for some reason my ambition to replace it is extremely high. The search to find a unique putter and the excitement to have it show up is priceless
    That dog'll hunt
  • Jacob37Jacob37 Members Posts: 95 ClubWRX


    I think putters are just unique and can be toyed with more especially in the winter months more than any other club. I’ve had over 15 putters I’ve bought and sold within the past 6 months and I just like to try them. Especially being left handed I can’t try many in a store so it’s my way of getting to try new things seeing I just sell them anyways sometimes knowing I will sell them before I even buy them. I love my putter I have now, every aspect of it but for some reason my ambition to replace it is extremely high. The search to find a unique putter and the excitement to have it show up is priceless




    I feel bad for you lefties in that aspect for sure. What’ do you use right now ? I guess i like putters too cause like you said when you can’t play you can still tinker with it and putt at home. Even in winter months
  • Jafa3Jafa3 Members Posts: 28 ✭✭
    I feel your pain. I cant stop buying putters and my garage is overflowing with empty putter boxes. I just like the craftsmanship and various styles. I only use 2 or 3 of them. Not sure why I have 15. I need to stop buying...unless someone has a Byron Epic Day out there they are looking to unload ...
  • EgobblewobbleEgobblewobble Members Posts: 303 ✭✭
    Jacob37 wrote:


    I think putters are just unique and can be toyed with more especially in the winter months more than any other club. I’ve had over 15 putters I’ve bought and sold within the past 6 months and I just like to try them. Especially being left handed I can’t try many in a store so it’s my way of getting to try new things seeing I just sell them anyways sometimes knowing I will sell them before I even buy them. I love my putter I have now, every aspect of it but for some reason my ambition to replace it is extremely high. The search to find a unique putter and the excitement to have it show up is priceless




    I feel bad for you lefties in that aspect for sure. What’ do you use right now ? I guess i like putters too cause like you said when you can’t play you can still tinker with it and putt at home. Even in winter months




    That dog'll hunt
  • Jacob37Jacob37 Members Posts: 95 ClubWRX

    Jacob37 wrote:


    I think putters are just unique and can be toyed with more especially in the winter months more than any other club. I’ve had over 15 putters I’ve bought and sold within the past 6 months and I just like to try them. Especially being left handed I can’t try many in a store so it’s my way of getting to try new things seeing I just sell them anyways sometimes knowing I will sell them before I even buy them. I love my putter I have now, every aspect of it but for some reason my ambition to replace it is extremely high. The search to find a unique putter and the excitement to have it show up is priceless




    I feel bad for you lefties in that aspect for sure. What’ do you use right now ? I guess i like putters too cause like you said when you can’t play you can still tinker with it and putt at home. Even in winter months








    That’s a sweet stick there. Looks nice. I’m sure it’s mental, which I’m also sure golf is mental. But it seems like if i spend money and time on a good putter i want and like, i putt better with it. And like I’ve heard before, you spend good $ on a putter it’ll make you practice more which brings more confidence
  • Jacob37Jacob37 Members Posts: 95 ClubWRX
    Jafa3 wrote:


    I feel your pain. I cant stop buying putters and my garage is overflowing with empty putter boxes. I just like the craftsmanship and various styles. I only use 2 or 3 of them. Not sure why I have 15. I need to stop buying...unless someone has a Byron Epic Day out there they are looking to unload ...


    😂😂
  • roundersmittyroundersmitty Members Posts: 1,108 ✭✭
    gpleonard wrote:


    I feel your pain. I am an Odyssey putter guy. I buy and trade them all the time. I send them to the dark reaches of my closet when they misbehave..




    Yup...have a EXO 7s and is my best ever..but need a stroke lab 7s to test
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  • Jacob37Jacob37 Members Posts: 95 ClubWRX

    gpleonard wrote:


    I feel your pain. I am an Odyssey putter guy. I buy and trade them all the time. I send them to the dark reaches of my closet when they misbehave..




    Yup...have a EXO 7s and is my best ever..but need a stroke lab 7s to test




    Ha find one you know you love, but you gotta make sure by buying a few here and there to be sure👍🏼👍🏼
  • KaTooMKaTooM Members Posts: 1,366 ✭✭

    Jacob37 wrote:


    I think putters are just unique and can be toyed with more especially in the winter months more than any other club. I’ve had over 15 putters I’ve bought and sold within the past 6 months and I just like to try them. Especially being left handed I can’t try many in a store so it’s my way of getting to try new things seeing I just sell them anyways sometimes knowing I will sell them before I even buy them. I love my putter I have now, every aspect of it but for some reason my ambition to replace it is extremely high. The search to find a unique putter and the excitement to have it show up is priceless




    I feel bad for you lefties in that aspect for sure. What’ do you use right now ? I guess i like putters too cause like you said when you can’t play you can still tinker with it and putt at home. Even in winter months








    That putter is spectacular!



    That's my birthday too!
  • KaTooMKaTooM Members Posts: 1,366 ✭✭
    I too have found myself with a problem buying putters...I really need to stop! It started with an obsession with Scotty Tei3's and I'm currently fixated on Bettinardi's.



    Two putters are in transit to me as we speak...SC Tei3 Del Mar Long Slant and a Bettinardi BB1 flow neck with a nickel finish.
  • 8overpar8overpar Members Posts: 193 ✭✭
    I found the smaller makers about this time last year. Xenon, Black Lab, Kingston, which turned into another world for me getting away from the big names. Plus putters can be tucked away easily from wandering eyes. I'm only at 10 now, but have my sights on another Xenon. Once that's here I'll go after BL or a Kingston.
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  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Members Posts: 2,309 ✭✭
    For me it just comes down to the fact that no putter is perfect, but the next one might be.
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  • joedalton5joedalton5 Members Posts: 28 ✭✭
    When it comes to putters, I’m pretty much like Gollum
  • WhereIsDetroitWhereIsDetroit Members Posts: 26 ✭✭
    Im in the same boat.
  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members Posts: 2,162 ✭✭
    I stumbled onto a great one recently, which actually has me decreasing my stash. I'm definitely not cured, but the number of putters I've never even taken to the putting green is diminishing quickly.
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  • sm_wattssm_watts Members Posts: 641 ✭✭
    My name is Shawn and I became an addict last year when I ordered my first custom T.P. Mills putter. The first of the winter, that is....



    My weakness is finding a putter that is unique, not necessarily expensive, but a piece you can start a conversation about. Like the 2-ball fang I’ve got coming in the mail with the Spryevo copper insert...
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,671 ClubWRX
    edited Feb 10, 2019 11:35pm #25
    I was bad, then when we remodeled I sold all of mine. I still regret it.



    I only have two now.....I feel so unfulfilled!
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 25,905 ✭✭


    For me it just comes down to the fact that no putter is perfect, but the next one might be.




    She gets it !!^^
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  • Calle83Calle83 Members Posts: 21 ✭✭
    Really like looking at putters and trying to find the ultimate setup so yeah iv bought some putters hahaha but is there any club in the bag that looks better then a putter ? and you use it a ton so why not spend a extra $ on a couple image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
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  • Jacob37Jacob37 Members Posts: 95 ClubWRX
    I bought another Scotty today... 🤪🤪
  • tphilptphilp Members Posts: 97 ✭✭
    It’s because putter is so much of a feel thing. I grew up putting on a PING Anser and it was great until the one day were it got left behind at a course never to be seen again. I went through a long learning curve that putters unlike other clubs are the most personal of all. Last year I though it was solved when I read all this great stuff about Evnroll (MSG and others) but the feel was awful and I didn’t have a great putting year. Then I put two rounds at the end of the year with my buddies Scotty Newport 2 and go the lowest and best putting days of my life and I’m back in the vortex lol. Currently have 3 Scotty’s but I look st it like this some guys collect 10K watches I collect putters so I’m still better off financially...or so I tell myself
  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection Members Posts: 1,300 ✭✭
    I think there are 2 types of people that buy a lot of putters:



    1. Collectors who like unique nice things (rare, old, valuable, beautiful, etc)

    2. Those looking to buy a better putting game. These people have the notion that putting is an easy skill to master, unlike hitting a drive 320+ yards & hitting 65% of fairways. They are still searching for the one putter that is automatic.
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  • Jacob37Jacob37 Members Posts: 95 ClubWRX


    I think there are 2 types of people that buy a lot of putters:



    1. Collectors who like unique nice things (rare, old, valuable, beautiful, etc)

    2. Those looking to buy a better putting game. These people have the notion that putting is an easy skill to master, unlike hitting a drive 320+ yards & hitting 65% of fairways. They are still searching for the one putter that is automatic.




    That’s a very good view of it i think
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