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Face balanced milled blade putter with sight dot only?

cargo8cargo8 Members Posts: 75
Anyone know if this exists OTR or for a reasonable price?



I've looked around but each of these things is pretty rare (sight dot, long neck blade or otherwise FB) so I haven't really been able to find anything that checks all the boxes other than custom options or resold customs
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Titleist TS3 9.5° Mitsubishi Diamana DF 50S
Tour Edge Exotics CBX 3W Fujikura Speeder Evo II 661S
Taylor Made GAPR Lo 2-17
°KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid 65S
Callaway X Forged Utility Iron 21° Oban CT-100 Steel
Callaway Apex MB 5-PW Oban CT-100 Steel
Taylor Made Milled Grind Chrome 50.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 54.09 Oban CT-100 Steel

Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 58.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
Bettinardi Studio Stock #28

Retired + Bullpen

Scotty Cameron Circa 62 No. 3 34" 350g
Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport
Taylor Made RAC TP MB 3-PW

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  • Rory4PresRory4Pres Advanced Members Posts: 904 ✭✭
    I don't believe so.
  • Rory4PresRory4Pres Advanced Members Posts: 904 ✭✭
    Might do some research to see if any Ping Anser 5's were released with a dot. I don't recall any but I could be wrong.
  • Double DodgerDouble Dodger Advanced Members Posts: 78 ✭✭
    Never Compromise forged and milled. I believe the model is the Portofina. Absolutely gorgeously done putter if you can find one in good condition. As well done as anything you will pay hundreds more for.
  • MattM97MattM97 Advanced Members Posts: 135 ✭✭
    edited February 14
    Read an article about a new company called T Squared Putters from Buffalo, NY. Run by a 17yo kid who managed to mill a face balanced blade. His TS-713 is a face balanced blade but more of a mid-blade size. Prices range from $400-500 depending on what you want and get.



    https://tsquaredputters.com/
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  • dalton044dalton044 Advanced Members Posts: 926 ✭✭
    Ping Anser 5 is about the only thing you’ll find as OTR when it comes to face balanced blades. Everything else is custom or tour and has a high price. As someone who puts best with face balanced blades I feel your pain.
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    -Tour Issue 16' M2 DF 16.5 Tour AD-TP 7S
    -818H2 21* AD-DI 85S
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    -48,53,58 SM7 TI S400
    -Scotty Cameron X5 Flow Neck
  • MaximilianMaximilian Advanced Members Posts: 1,300 ✭✭
    Tei3 Newport (not Newport 2) Long Neck’s are naked, so no sight dot, but no line either. Not quite face balanced, but close enough I doubt you would feel much difference.
  • cargo8cargo8 Members Posts: 75
    Ya not a huge fan of the Tel3 feel personally, but that is on my list. Also looking at maybe the Scotty CLN prototype... Those are looking like legitimately the only non custom/tour options which is kinda crazy
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    Titleist TS3 9.5° Mitsubishi Diamana DF 50S
    Tour Edge Exotics CBX 3W Fujikura Speeder Evo II 661S
    Taylor Made GAPR Lo 2-17
    °KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid 65S
    Callaway X Forged Utility Iron 21° Oban CT-100 Steel
    Callaway Apex MB 5-PW Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Chrome 50.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 54.09 Oban CT-100 Steel

    Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 58.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #28

    Retired + Bullpen

    Scotty Cameron Circa 62 No. 3 34" 350g
    Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport
    Taylor Made RAC TP MB 3-PW
  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner Rules Official Posts: 26,173 mod
    Bettinardi Maru 23. Check eBay. All are almost faced balanced. Just add dot.
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  • Mr. HoganMr. Hogan Advanced Members Posts: 1,226 ✭✭


    Never Compromise forged and milled. I believe the model is the Portofina. Absolutely gorgeously done putter if you can find one in good condition. As well done as anything you will pay hundreds more for.




    The Portofino was milled and has a sight dot but it is not face balanced. Standard plumber's neck toe hang (4:30).
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  • Double DodgerDouble Dodger Advanced Members Posts: 78 ✭✭
    Mr. Hogan wrote:



    Never Compromise forged and milled. I believe the model is the Portofina. Absolutely gorgeously done putter if you can find one in good condition. As well done as anything you will pay hundreds more for.




    The Portofino was milled and has a sight dot but it is not face balanced. Standard plumber's neck toe hang (4:30).


    You at correct sir. My reading comprehension was not so good.
  • burgeburge Advanced Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    I also tried to find a face balaced putter with just a site dot and struck out. Instead, I decided to try a Ping Vault 2.0 ZB and after three months I couldn’t be happier.
  • cargo8cargo8 Members Posts: 75
    burge wrote:


    I also tried to find a face balaced putter with just a site dot and struck out. Instead, I decided to try a Ping Vault 2.0 ZB and after three months I couldn’t be happier.




    For sure, I gamed the Ping Vault 2.0 ZB for a while but didn't last in the bag. Looks wise it was **** as ****, but I was losing out on consistency with it.
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    Titleist TS3 9.5° Mitsubishi Diamana DF 50S
    Tour Edge Exotics CBX 3W Fujikura Speeder Evo II 661S
    Taylor Made GAPR Lo 2-17
    °KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid 65S
    Callaway X Forged Utility Iron 21° Oban CT-100 Steel
    Callaway Apex MB 5-PW Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Chrome 50.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 54.09 Oban CT-100 Steel

    Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 58.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #28

    Retired + Bullpen

    Scotty Cameron Circa 62 No. 3 34" 350g
    Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport
    Taylor Made RAC TP MB 3-PW
  • dalton044dalton044 Advanced Members Posts: 926 ✭✭
    If anyone comes across some new unheard of face balanced blade let me know I think I’ve exhausted every avenue.
    -Tour Issue 16' M2 10.5* Tour AD-IZ 6X
    -Tour Issue 16' M2 DF 16.5 Tour AD-TP 7S
    -818H2 21* AD-DI 85S
    -4-PW X Forged TI S400
    -48,53,58 SM7 TI S400
    -Scotty Cameron X5 Flow Neck
  • cargo8cargo8 Members Posts: 75
    I pulled the trigger on a Scotty CLN proto. Will let you know how it feels
    WITB
    Titleist TS3 9.5° Mitsubishi Diamana DF 50S
    Tour Edge Exotics CBX 3W Fujikura Speeder Evo II 661S
    Taylor Made GAPR Lo 2-17
    °KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid 65S
    Callaway X Forged Utility Iron 21° Oban CT-100 Steel
    Callaway Apex MB 5-PW Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Chrome 50.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 54.09 Oban CT-100 Steel

    Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 58.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #28

    Retired + Bullpen

    Scotty Cameron Circa 62 No. 3 34" 350g
    Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport
    Taylor Made RAC TP MB 3-PW
  • MuligansMuligans Members Posts: 17
    Ive tried a few of Cameron’s long neck putters and the closest one to perfection is the 96 Scottydale short cup which I recently purchased w/c hangs at 3 o clock. The newer version circa 97’ XA Limited is at 3:30 while the Newport Crown Tei comes in to almost 4 if I remember. As for feel to me the XA is softer probably due to a higher cup hostel which stabilizes the face on impact, if that makes sense. No site dots on either but a quick rummage on my kids nail polish set does the thing. I can take snap shots for both if you like as I plan to sell the latter before my wife trips into one. Lol
  • MaximilianMaximilian Advanced Members Posts: 1,300 ✭✭
    This isn’t what you guys are looking for since it’s not face balanced, but rather “torque balanced”, toe up at about 1:30. But I thought I’d mention it anyways as a good alternative. I just got this one myself and really like it.
  • cargo8cargo8 Members Posts: 75
    Muligans wrote:


    Ive tried a few of Cameron's long neck putters and the closest one to perfection is the 96 Scottydale short cup which I recently purchased w/c hangs at 3 o clock. The newer version circa 97' XA Limited is at 3:30 while the Newport Crown Tei comes in to almost 4 if I remember. As for feel to me the XA is softer probably due to a higher cup hostel which stabilizes the face on impact, if that makes sense. No site dots on either but a quick rummage on my kids nail polish set does the thing. I can take snap shots for both if you like as I plan to sell the latter before my wife trips into one. Lol




    Pics would be awesome, they sound cool!
    WITB
    Titleist TS3 9.5° Mitsubishi Diamana DF 50S
    Tour Edge Exotics CBX 3W Fujikura Speeder Evo II 661S
    Taylor Made GAPR Lo 2-17
    °KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid 65S
    Callaway X Forged Utility Iron 21° Oban CT-100 Steel
    Callaway Apex MB 5-PW Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Chrome 50.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 54.09 Oban CT-100 Steel

    Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 58.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #28

    Retired + Bullpen

    Scotty Cameron Circa 62 No. 3 34" 350g
    Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport
    Taylor Made RAC TP MB 3-PW
  • achappyachappy Advanced Members Posts: 1,107 ✭✭
    I just picked up a Tad Moore Pro 1X. It's a milled face balanced blade similar to a Ping Anser X. No site dot but you should be able to add one. Some of the eBay prices are crazy but I picked a mint one for less than $100.



    It has the Anser shape. I wish it had the Anser 2 head but the main thing is that it is face balanced and no sight line. Very hard to find as you can see.
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    Tad Moore Pro 1X La Grange
  • MuligansMuligans Members Posts: 17
    After looking at that picture I pulled out this old beauty by RJB. Is amazing that alteration/designs less than a foot from the head would alter its balance (ie. S bend produce a heel heavy head, double bend = a face balance head). Haven’t tried that horizontal milling but may have heard it produce a true-er roll end to end, and may verify that personally in the future.
  • MuligansMuligans Members Posts: 17
    As requested, hope this helps on your quest. The XA seem to dip a tad more with the super stroke mid slim 2.0 after install. Cheers
  • cargo8cargo8 Members Posts: 75
    Thanks for the pic!



    I picked up the Scotty CLN #2 and tried it out this weekend. I love the look at setup but couldn't roll it very well. I think the nickel plating is really throwing the feel off compared to what I'm used to, so now considering a refinish but not sure its worth it. Will try to practice some more with it probably
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    Titleist TS3 9.5° Mitsubishi Diamana DF 50S
    Tour Edge Exotics CBX 3W Fujikura Speeder Evo II 661S
    Taylor Made GAPR Lo 2-17
    °KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid 65S
    Callaway X Forged Utility Iron 21° Oban CT-100 Steel
    Callaway Apex MB 5-PW Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Chrome 50.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 54.09 Oban CT-100 Steel

    Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 58.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #28

    Retired + Bullpen

    Scotty Cameron Circa 62 No. 3 34" 350g
    Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport
    Taylor Made RAC TP MB 3-PW
  • MuligansMuligans Members Posts: 17
    Any plating (nickel, platinum..) will make it click and throw off feel. It’s a small sweet spot sometimes a tick or two closer to the toe, it will make that nail polish awfully handy. Nail it and it’s just as sublime. Enjoy
  • g-offg-off Advanced Members Posts: 286 ✭✭
    Bobby Grace lopro, not sure if you can custom order sight dot but its face balanced
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  • tgg27tgg27 Member Advanced Members Posts: 90 ✭✭
    Carbon putters have a face balanced or close to face balanced blade on which you can get any finish and alignment aid you want. They come out to between 400 and 500 depending on the options you select. If they have a head in stock it is a pretty quick turnaround.
    My ITB changes too frequently to keep up with it here.
  • cargo8cargo8 Members Posts: 75
    Muligans wrote:


    Any plating (nickel, platinum..) will make it click and throw off feel. It's a small sweet spot sometimes a tick or two closer to the toe, it will make that nail polish awfully handy. Nail it and it's just as sublime. Enjoy




    what do you mean about the nail polish?
    WITB
    Titleist TS3 9.5° Mitsubishi Diamana DF 50S
    Tour Edge Exotics CBX 3W Fujikura Speeder Evo II 661S
    Taylor Made GAPR Lo 2-17
    °KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid 65S
    Callaway X Forged Utility Iron 21° Oban CT-100 Steel
    Callaway Apex MB 5-PW Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Chrome 50.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 54.09 Oban CT-100 Steel

    Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 58.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #28

    Retired + Bullpen

    Scotty Cameron Circa 62 No. 3 34" 350g
    Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport
    Taylor Made RAC TP MB 3-PW
  • Puttersaurus RexPuttersaurus Rex one swing at a time Advanced Members Posts: 489 ✭✭
    Add a small dot of nail polish to the top line, and there will be your sight dot. Or use a marker or whiteout with varying degrees of looks and durability.
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  • achappyachappy Advanced Members Posts: 1,107 ✭✭
    This has been the best I could find. Great looking putter and so clean. I'm actually liking it without the site dot.
    Srixon 785 10.5 Hazard 7
    Srixon F85 3W Hazard 75
    Ping Eye2+ 2I
    Srixon 745 DG105 S300 3-PW
    Callaway Jaws CC 52*, 56*, 58*
    Tad Moore Pro 1X La Grange
  • MuligansMuligans Members Posts: 17
    Nice, that’s practically brand spanking new! Love the way you frame the ball, specially if there is no dot or site line which is my preference for a cavity putter. Blade on the other hand is a different beast and will need a dot or line to tame them. Cheers
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