4 Classic Putters - Bullseye, Anser, Anser 2 and 8802

theothertwotheothertwo Members Posts: 2,478 ✭✭
edited Mar 22, 2019 5:39pm in Putters #1

Which one do you prefer?

Honma TW 727 455s 10.5* Driver
Callaway BB Alpha 816 17* 5 Wood
Titleist 818 H1 21* Hybrid
Honma TW 727 UT 25* Hybrid
Miura CB 57 4-PW Irons
Miura 2018 Tour Wedges 52* and 58*
Taylor Made TP Black Copper Ardmore 3 Putter

Comments

  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members Posts: 714 ✭✭

    8802 for me. I had an original Anser when I was younger and loved the Putter itself, it just didn't work great with my heavily arced stroke. I foolishly sold it for 40 quid back in the 90s, still regret that one.

    I had an 8802 copy (the Yonex one) in the bag for 20 years after that however - I'd tried loads of putters trying to find one I liked, tried the Yonex for a laugh and couldn't miss, and the rest was history. If it wasn't for the chrome finish causing issues on a sunny day I may still be using it, but have moved to my Del Mar / Method 003 combo for now.

    I still maintain that for fast greens there is no better Putter than an 8802.

    The Blue Thunder: Nike Vapor Fly - 9.5 degree - Speeder Evolution 757X
    The Stenson: Nike Vapor Fly 3W - Mitsubishi JvlnFX 74 X-Flex
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 4i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
    Balls: Nike RZN Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone Tour B XS, Titleist AVX
    Bag: Sun Mountain Four Five

    Also in Rotation:

    Driving Iron: Nike Vapor Fly 2 iron - KBS C-Taper 120S
    Wedge: Nike Engage 58 Dual Sole
    Putters: Yonex Super A.D.X Tour Forged / Scotty Cameron Newport Oil Can / Scotty Cameron California Del Mar
  • theothertwotheothertwo Members Posts: 2,478 ✭✭

    Nice. I have the same Yonex ADX putter with a graphite shaft and it is excellent but blinding on bright sunny days. Now I use a Wilson Milled 8802.

    Honma TW 727 455s 10.5* Driver
    Callaway BB Alpha 816 17* 5 Wood
    Titleist 818 H1 21* Hybrid
    Honma TW 727 UT 25* Hybrid
    Miura CB 57 4-PW Irons
    Miura 2018 Tour Wedges 52* and 58*
    Taylor Made TP Black Copper Ardmore 3 Putter
  • kmay__kmay__ Members Posts: 218 ✭✭

    Of whats pictured, the 8802. And I play and love my newport 2, but of whats pictured I'd take the 8802 everytime. And I have a bullseye too haha but I dont have an 8802.

    TM 17' M2 9.5*
    Cobra Bio-Cell 16.5*
    PING G30 4 22*
    TM R11 5 - PW
    Mizuno MP-T5 50*, 54*
    Callaway PM Grind 60* (the greasy Phil)
    SC studio select Newport 2 mid-slant
  • gbartkogbartko Whooooo! Members Posts: 641 ✭✭

    Anser. Naked. Sound slot. Pingman Blackout.

    Ping Rapture 12.5
    TEE CB4 Tour 16.5
    Ping G 19/22
    Ping i E1 5-U
    Ping Glide ES 54.5/60
    Ping iN Half Wack-e

  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Allez Allez Allez Allez Minnesota, USAMembers Posts: 6,198 ✭✭

    8802 first, then the Anser2. Like both of those styles almost equally.

    Putter that will probably be in bag to start the season, if it ever starts here, is the Viper Tour Sv1. It seems it has a higher MOI than the Scottsdale Anser. Which I find amazing.

    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Cobra King LTD, ProtoPype 80x or RIP 80x, 43.5" -or- SuperDeep 9.5*, ProtoPype 80x or NV85x, 43.5"
    3w: Cobra King LTD, Motore F1 85 X, 42.5"
    1 iron: Maxfli Revolution, DGS400
    2-PW, Golden Ram Tour Grind, Dynamic S
    SW: Ram Tour Grind Feel Matched 58*, DGS
    Putter: Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.5", PP58 midsize grip
    (Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35" -or- Mizuno TPM-2, 35" as backups)
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Urethane, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar/ZStar XV, Snell MTB Black... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time
    Shoes by True Linkswear
  • shredNECTARshredNECTAR Members Posts: 119 ✭✭

    I was all set to walk away with an 8802 a few weeks ago...until I tried it in person.. not for me! Feedback was great just couldn’t putt with it. Gotta be an anser style putter for me.

  • ShoelacesShoelaces Atlanta, GAMembers Posts: 1 ClubWRX

    Wilson 8802! Only because MacGregor Ironmaster wasn't on the list.

  • bamagolfbamagolf Members Posts: 165 ✭✭

    I own all but the 8802. Of the 3 I am familiar with, I have had the most success over the years with the Anser 2.

    Ping G400 LST 10* (set at 9*)
    TM RBZ 15* 3W
    Callaway GBB Heavenwood (set at 20*)
    Callaway XR OS 4H, 6H
    Ping G410 6-LW
    TM Spider X 35"
  • shankeyshankey Members Posts: 32 ✭✭

    Anser 2 for me with a lot of patina on it

    Titleist 917 D2 , F2
    Srixon z U65 3
    Bridgestone combo j40 dpc/cb
    Titleist vokey SM5 52,56,60
    Sc studio stainless Newport 2

  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,171 ✭✭

    Actually I like all of them--- I have a lot of 8802 style putters mostly Ironmasters which BTW preceded the 8802 but no actual Wilson 8802s or 8813s. Right now I am front line gaming an old Anser with the speed slot or "Ping Slot" as we used to call them. back in the day I was not a big Bullseye fan but I guess I changed with age and now like them and have several

    Driver: Homna G1-X Homna stock Regular shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Diamana Reg
    Irons 3 thru 9 KZG Kyoei Forged CB 1st generation Swing Science 400 Graphite Senior flex
    PW Cleveland Special 588 45* bent to 47* Stock Cleveland Steel Shaft
    SW Cleveland 588 56* DG Sensicore S-300 ( old dependable)
    Putter- 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Bulls Eye fluted shaft rusty and lead taped as heck named "Rusty"
    Bag-- Jones Classic non stand
    Founding Father of Outlaw Golf Association member #1---- Play what you want **** the USGA & R&A
    Redneck Hippie Golf When the Tailgate drops the BS Stops
    Vintage
    Toney Penna Model 1 Aldila HM-40
    3&4 woods Macgregor DX Keyhole steel TT R
    Irons 2 thru 9 1954 Hogan Precision TT green or 1980 Macgregor VIP 3 thru PW Hogan Apex #2 shafts " The famous Bastardized Macs"
    PW Hogan White Cameo 50* Hogan Apex Wedge
    SW Macgregor LRA 56* S-400 DJ Special-- Will rotate out when old dependable does not behave
    Putter ( subject to change) Lil David 8802
    Bag Old School Power Bilt orange mini staff
  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,031 ✭✭

    8802 for me
    A shape I putt the best with

    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    = Taylormade 64* Hi-Toe
    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • brianmontgomery2000brianmontgomery2000 Members Posts: 759 ✭✭

    Ping Anser - putted with one for years.

  • Ryanmac2327Ryanmac2327 Members Posts: 2

    Of the 4 I have to say the 8802. When I look at it from the top I feel like it’s missing it’s hind quarters though, I had a #9 odyssey forever.

  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,094 ✭✭

    8802 style for me, though I prefer heel-shafted putters with more junk in the trunk, such as the TPA XVIII.
    I don't get on with Anser-style putters. Like bodhi555, I think my stroke is too arced for them.
    Bullseyes I like at address and feel I can make putts with them, but in fact I don't get on great with them on course.

    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • theothertwotheothertwo Members Posts: 2,478 ✭✭

    Between an Anser 2 and the 8802 for me. Just need a little lead weight on the Anser 2...

    Honma TW 727 455s 10.5* Driver
    Callaway BB Alpha 816 17* 5 Wood
    Titleist 818 H1 21* Hybrid
    Honma TW 727 UT 25* Hybrid
    Miura CB 57 4-PW Irons
    Miura 2018 Tour Wedges 52* and 58*
    Taylor Made TP Black Copper Ardmore 3 Putter
  • geno4952geno4952 Members Posts: 120 ✭✭

    Own 3 of the 4... missing the 8802.. have a couple of look-alikes but no real 8802....probably would say the anser (with the slot) is one I'd use most.. gaming a Karsten model at the moment... I have somewhere around 70 putters at the moment so what I'm using varies quite a bit....(wife just doesn't understand)....

    Now Playing.... backup bag No.2

    TM R7 10.5* driver
    TM 200 series 3 wood
    Callaway Heaven Wood
    1987 Ping Eye 2 Black dot 3-PW
    Ping Eye 2 sw
    Ping Eye 2 lw
    Ping Kushin putter ...(changes often)

    Peace
  • MattM97MattM97 Members Posts: 223 ✭✭

    Probably the Anser or Anser 2 as I already have an 8802 copy which just sits now.

    WITB - Lefty
    Driver: << Testing in Progress >>
    ulAVttu.png - F7 3W - 15.5D - Tensei Blue 60S
    0kZapzq.png- 816 H1 - 21 - Diamana S+ 70R
    Tghg11i.jpg - Z585 4-7 / Z785 8-PW - AMT White Tour S300
    Wedges:
    • cKIO92v.png- MD3 - 51
    • LhHjFh3.png - Glide 2.0 Stealth - 56
    • LhHjFh3.png - Glide - 60

    Putter: q8m5K5T.png - E-3
    taylormade-small.jpg - TP5x or urp3gG8.png - MTB Red
    LhHjFh3.png - Pioneer
  • Misc1600Misc1600 ClubWRX Posts: 907 ClubWRX

    8802 is just beautiful putter

  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,031 ✭✭

    @bazinoz said:
    8802 styles all day. Love them.

    So pretty 😍

    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    = Taylormade 64* Hi-Toe
    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Play Golf With Him The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX Posts: 15,614 ClubWRX
    edited Mar 28, 2019 12:21pm #23

    142 Total Putters~

    87 heel shafted/8802 design

    None better than Granddaddy, “The Wilson 8802”


    Cheers🍻
    RP

    In the end, only three things matter~ <br /><br />How much that you loved...<br /><br />How mightily that you lived...<br /><br />How gracefully that you accepted both victory & defeat...<br /><br /><br /><br />GHIN: Beefeater 24
  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Play Golf With Him The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX Posts: 15,614 ClubWRX
    edited Mar 28, 2019 11:27pm #24

    @Shoelaces said:
    Wilson 8802! Only because MacGregor Ironmaster wasn't on the list.

    Ask and you shall receive My Friend😉

    Incredible stick and the inspiration for the Miura KM-008 as Miurasan had a Forged Ironmaster 600 present in his designing of the 008 much like Nakajima had a Hogan Personal 6i in his studio as he designed “his” 87’s, lolol

    The Miura 008 is in the middle of pics with the 600 obviously being the dark stick and the VIP Forged TFP 90-1, an Icon in its own right & the third putter in the pics and these two Macs were in my rotation with “The Wilson 8802,” along with the Odyssey Black Series Tour #8, also pictured.

    Most of these guys are clueless about Mac and it’s Legacy, both in clubs and putters, however these VIP Forged Collection Putters along with a few of Jack’s personal designs, the Jack Nicklaus George Low 600 and the JN Tourney Classic TCP2 being at the top of my list, and apologies as their pics are in my friggin cloud and I don’t know how to retrieve em however these putters are ALL as fine as ANY heel shafted putter design out there today.

    I have 4 Napas, 3 of em T’s, 2 customs, and they have never left the practice green or the cedar closet, lol. The Ironmaster blew em away and so did the Mac 90-1 and I’d take my Ironmaster over my Miura 008 all day every day 7/365.

    Great call Shoelaces!!

    Keep em tied Brother😉

    My Best,
    RP






    Post edited by Forged4ever on
    In the end, only three things matter~ <br /><br />How much that you loved...<br /><br />How mightily that you lived...<br /><br />How gracefully that you accepted both victory & defeat...<br /><br /><br /><br />GHIN: Beefeater 24
  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJMembers Posts: 7,132 ✭✭

    anser 2 is currently in my bag...albeit with a ton of lead tape on the bottom lol

    2017 Tour Issue M1 460 / 9.2* / Rogue 130 Silver 70TX tipped 1"
    Epic Flash SZ / 3+ / DF 70TX tipped 1.50"
    Epic Flash / 5 / BF 90TX Tipped 1.75"
    785 / 3-PW / PX 7.0
    RTX4 / 52, 59 / DG S400
    SC Kombi-s / 35.5"

  • russadrussad Members Posts: 371 ✭✭

    Like them all and rotate through most of my favourites although haven't used a bullseye for quite a while now. The Anser has the most cachet for me.

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