Longest run for a putter in your bag

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RobotDoctorRobotDoctor Senior Hacker 4822WRX Points: 760ClubWRX Posts: 4,822 ClubWRX
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My current gamer has been in my bag since September 2014 so it is going on 4 1/2 years. I had gamed a Scotty Cameron Inspired by Brad Faxon for a little over 4 years (call it 4 1/2 years as well). 4 1/2 years is the longest single stretch of time I have gamed any one putter. I had gamed a Ping Zing putter for about 4 years early in my playing days. I've gamed 8802 style blades (8813, Designed by Cleveland Classics, Cleveland Ben Crenshaw, Scotty Cameron American Classic VII) at various times amounting to about 10 years of time. I've gamed mallets, Ping Anser Dalehead, Anser styled, and TP Mills styled putters (Heritage, One, Cameron Circa 3) for some of that time. Like most of us, we're always on the hunt for a better arrow, the one that will bring the magic to our putting games.

At present I don't see any style of putter that will replace my Byron Morgan Epic Day custom putter. It has become very dependable and I trust it. It flows perfectly for my stroke. It looks perfect to me when I line up a putt, no distractions whatsoever.



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  • BigEx44BigEx44  337WRX Points: 92Handicap: 9.2Members Posts: 337 Greens
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    I used a Bobby Grace F22 all of last year. I think it was the first time I ever used a putter from start to finish of a season with zero substitutions. I expect that to continue this year.

  • SuperBombinSuperBombin  222WRX Points: 107Members Posts: 222 Fairways
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    I’m tired of chasing a putter every year and I’m looking for a putter where I can have in my bag for a long long time. For that reason I’m getting fitted for the first time to find that holy grail.

  • theothertwotheothertwo  2598WRX Points: 190Members Posts: 2,598 Titanium Tees
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    Ping Anser 3 - 1990 to 2007
    Slighter Seattle - 2008 to present


    Honma TW 727 455s 10.5* Driver

    Tour Edge EXS 17* 4 Wood

    Honma TW 727 22* Hybrid

    5 Iron Honma XP-1 6 Iron 26* 

    6-PW Miura CB 57

    Miura Tour 2018 52* and 58* Wedges

    Miura KM 005 Putter

  • pakpak  186WRX Points: 108Members Posts: 186 Fairways
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    Yes Tracy 2 has been in my bag since 2005 except for about 6 rounds where I’ve tried a few others. Made the cut for this season and in the bag again.

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  • tangojaytangojay  979WRX Points: 144Members Posts: 979 Golden Tee
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    7 years,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Byron Morgan Experimental GSS

  • Bobb3rdownBobb3rdown Bothell, WA 726WRX Points: 194Members Posts: 726 Golden Tee
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    Had a ping karsten piper in my bag for like 8 years. Pulled it for a sigma g Darby and loving it so far

    mizuno st190 9.5
    Callaway rouge sub zero 15
    Adams pro mini 20
    Bridgestone tour b x-cb 4-pw 
    Vokey sm7 50.12, sm7 56.10, sm6 62.08
    Maltby ptm-4
    2018 Players 5 stand bag
    Srixon Z Star xv
  • BIG STUBIG STU  12560WRX Points: 3,176Handicap: 5.0Members Posts: 12,560 Titanium Tees
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    Putted with the same Ping Zing 2 for 23 years--- Still have it but not in the bag now--- It sorta lost it's magic a few years back-- Putters have been a rotating thing for me the last 5 years or so


    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana R
    Hybrid Adams Boxer 19* Matrix Ozik R
    Hybrid Adams A-10 OS 22* Pro Launch red R
    Irons 4 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex 2 shafts
    SW Cleveland 588 56* TTDG Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe rusty and lead taped named "Rusty"
    Bag(s) Old School Burton plain mini staff or Jones Classic

  • MitchellMitchell  5623WRX Points: 456Members Posts: 5,623 Titanium Tees
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    Used same Ping Zing2 BeCu for 18+ years, have a few variants of the style, yet that particular putter remains my favorite and regularly returns to the bag despite occasional brief respites for bit of a mental reset.

    Titleist 910d3 9.5* (d4 surefit) Motore Speeder TS 7.3
    Titleist 917f2 16.5* (c2 surefit) Motore Speeder TS 8.3
    Titleist 818 h1 21* (c2 surefit) Atmos blue TS 8
    Titleist 962b 3-pw s400 
    Vokey sm7 raw M 54*  s400
    Vokey raw 260-08 C-C  60*  s400
    Cameron '95 Laguna
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  • 8overpar8overpar Spring hill, TN 297WRX Points: 86Handicap: 4.9Members Posts: 297 Greens
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    For 17 years it was a Cameron Pro Platinum. Had an stainless Element made to different specs-34", 68* lie and 2* loft and it's fantastic. I've wandered around sticks since setting the Cameron down but it still gets rolled around the house.

    Cobra 427SS 9.0*
    Cleveland 13* S300
    Cleveland TA1 Form Forged
    Cleveland TA REG 588 53* & 60*
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Pro Platinum
    Top Flight XL2000 Magna
  • n_ronesn_rones New York 666WRX Points: 263Handicap: 4.2Members Posts: 666 Golden Tee
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    Going on my third season with my current putter. last year i tried another one out for 3 rounds and then went back to the Scotty and the year before that i played a Spider tour for a month and a half but always come back. Now that i put the Stability shaft in the scotty i will be playing it till im six feet under.

    Taylormade Sim 10.5° GD AD IZ 7x 45.25 inches
    Taylormade SimTI 3 wood 15° GD Tour AD DI-7x 43 inches
    Taylormade SimTI 5 wood 19° GD Tour AD Di 7x 42 inches
    Taylormade Sim Max Rescue 22° Fuji Pro 2.0 8x 39.75 inches
    Taylormade P770 5-PW KBS Tour FLT 120
    Mizuno S18 50° 
    Titleist Vokey SM7 54°
    Taylormade Hi Toe 58°
    Taylormade Spider X copper single bend 35 inches
    -Pro V1x ball
  • mlfmlf  137WRX Points: 78Members Posts: 137 Fairways
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    I have a Ping JAS WTI Anser putter that has held firm in my bag for 3 years now. I occasionally try new things for a week or so but have always gone back. Great putter with amazing feel and very forgiving for an Anser style.

  • SetTheBarrHighSetTheBarrHigh Dallas 3949WRX Points: 192ClubWRX Posts: 3,949 ClubWRX
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    I has the original Futura in the bag for two years in high school. I don’t have the best track record with flatstick loyalty.

    Ping G410 Plus 9°
    Titleist 909H 19°
    Ping i210 (4,6,8,W)
    Titleist SM7 52°, 58°
    Titleist Pro Platinum Sonoma Two
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    Currently playing the SeeMore Nashville z3c black (custom black shaft, Superstroke Flatso 2.0 Countercore Grip). By far the best putter ive ever used. Wont be leaving the bag

    Ping G400 SFT, DR 11°, w/ALTA CB
    Ping G400 SFT, 3W 15° & 5W 18°, w/ALTA CB
    Callaway Apex 4/23° Hybrid, w/Kurokage blk 80
    Srixon Z765, 5-9 iron (+1°), w/DG S300 
    Titleist Vokey SM6 46°08F
    / 50.08F / 54.10S / 60.08M, w/DG S200
    SeeMore Nashville Z3C Black w/ Superstroke Triaxion Flatso 2.0, 75g Countercore 
    Srixon Z Star
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    Bettinardi aluminum bronze bb2 that i got at the studio back in August of 2008. It has been in the bag almost all of the 11 years with the exception of a brief stint with a Spider Tour Red slant neck. And that was only a month. Is my stroke that good to use it, absolutley not. Is it a whole lot of fun and I feel like I make a ton of long putts with it. For sure.

    Ping G400 LST 10*
    Ping G400 14.5*
    Taylormade UDI 2 
    Titleist 716MB 4-W
    Titleist Vokey 54*/60*
    Bettinardi BB2
  • NorbooNorboo  2338WRX Points: 156Handicap: 12Members Posts: 2,338 Platinum Tees
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    30 years

    Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5 Stock Alta (need shaft fitting)
    Fairway Wood: Ryoma F5
    Hybrid: TaylorMade M6 4H & 6H
    Irons: OnOff Kuro 2015 6 - PW
    Wedge: Cleveland RTX4 50, 54 and 58
    Putter: S.C. GoLo 3
    Ball: TaylorMade TP5X
    Club hoe, builder, fitter and tester as hobbyist since 1993
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    Yes Dawn.. just celebrated 7 years. Pretty good for a ho. Best Yes putter ever made

    Titleist TS2 9.5* / Project X EvenFlow White T1100 65X
    Titleist 917F3 15* / Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80X
    Titleist 818H2 19* / Fujikura Atmos Black 9X
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 4 Iron / Nippon Modus 120X
    Mizuno JPX 900 Tour 4-PW / Nippon Modus 120X
    Titleist SM7 52.08F* / Nippon Modus 120X
    Titleist SM7 56.08M* / KBS Tour 610 S+
    Titleist SM7 60.04L* / KBS Tour 610 S+
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3

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    I feel pretty confident the X7M will be in the bag for a while, its pretty much point and shoot.
    I have others and they are fund to take to the range and stuff though

    PXG 0811x 9° - Hzrdus Smoke 75x 
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 18° - C Taper 125
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 23° - C Taper 120
    Wilson Staff FG62 - S300 Hard Stepped
    TM Milled Grind 52° - HiToe 56°/62°
    Edel E-3 - P2 Classic Grip
    2016 RZN Platinum (15 dozen in the garage)
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    This BB1 MS proto was in my bag for over 10 years.

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  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Northern California 2382WRX Points: 413Handicap: 2.0Members Posts: 2,382 Platinum Tees
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    I live off the sixth hole at our local course. I’ve had rounds where I ran through my own backyard to grab a different putter out of the garage. Would love for something to stick for awhile, but it hasn’t happened.

    I’ve got a Ketsch B that’s always in the rotation but they’re all on probationary status.

    Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5*
    Fairway: Epic Flash 14* & 20*
    Hybrid: Ping G410 22*
    Irons: TaylorMade M CGB 6-SW
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 59* and 64*
    Putter: Ping Vault 2.0 Ketsch
    Ball:  Titleist Pro V1 
  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Spend 4+ Hours With Him on a Golf Course⛳️ The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene pool 15910WRX Points: 1,150ClubWRX Posts: 15,910 ClubWRX
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    This self bought birthday present(04/12/76) was in the bag for 33-34 of the next 36 years. It’s the putter that Madison had Mr. Palmer sign shortly before his passing and Mitch sent me a replacement “The Wilson 8802” and Madison had one of her buds blacken one up for me. It was in the bag for my four Club Championships and my MP Title. It’s a great putter!!


    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
  • Josh L.Josh L.  402WRX Points: 127Members Posts: 402 Greens
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    I've been using the same Scotty since 2005, it's at risk of coming to an end as I'm interested in giving a toulon Vegas a go.

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    backstryke marxman since 2010

  • tatertottatertot  4609WRX Points: 920Members Posts: 4,609 Titanium Tees
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    It's measured in hours ... is that a bad sign?

    Driver: TaylorMade M3, 10.5*
    Hybrid: Titleist 816 H1, 19*
    Long Iron: Ping iE1, 26*
    Mid Iron: Ping iE1, 32*
    Short Iron: Ping iE1, 41*
    Wedge: Ping iE1, 45*
    Gap: Ping Glide SS, 52*
    Lob: Ping Glide ES, 60*
    Putter: Yes Callie Mid, 41"
    Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
    Bag: Ping Mascot
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  • niscur24niscur24  1508WRX Points: 199Members Posts: 1,508 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @tatertot said:

    It's measured in hours ... is that a bad sign?

    Nope...mine are measured in single rounds...so about a 4-5 hour block each.

    DRIVER: G400 Ahina 70 or Cobra F8+ Rogue Silver 70
    FAIRWAY: G410 14.5 Evenflow 85 or Cobra F8+ 3/4 & 5/6 Tour Blue 85
    HYBRIDS: G Hybrid 17/22 Tour 90 or Cobra F9 4H PX6.5
    IRONS: I210 5-PW LZ 6.0 or Cobra Tour Forged 5-Pw KBS Flighted 125
    WEDGES: Stealth 2.0 50/54/58 LZ 6.0 or Nike Vr Forged 50/54/58 DG
    PUTTER: Some form of a Scotty or Betti

  • Range ProRange Pro  282WRX Points: 38Handicap: 9Members Posts: 282 Greens
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    The original Odyssey White Hot 2-ball was in my bag for 17 years and it might go back in if I don't get more consistent soon with the Ping Sigma 2 Fetch. The ball pickup feature sure is nice through.

  • CelebrosCelebros Vandalia, OH 311WRX Points: 204Handicap: 1.5Members Posts: 311 Greens
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    On -, @Range Pro said:

    The original Odyssey White Hot 2-ball was in my bag for 17 years and it might go back in if I don't get more consistent soon with the Ping Sigma 2 Fetch. The ball pickup feature sure is nice through.

    I've been using my original Odyssey Two Ball since 2003 and haven't played a round with any other putter.

    Cobra King F9 Speedback (9*)
    Cobra King F8+ (4-5, 16.5*)
    Cobra King Forged Tour (3-GW)
    Cobra King WideLow (56*)
    Cobra King Pūr WideLow (60*)
    Odyssey O-Works Red Jailbird Mini
    Snell MTB Black
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  • LakeeffectgolfLakeeffectgolf  58WRX Points: 37Handicap: 12Members Posts: 58 Bunkers
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    Been playing a Odyssey Trip-Hot #2 since it came out. (early 2000's I think) Switched middle of last summer to a 2012 Cameron Select 1.5. So I played with the Tri Hot for something like 17 to 19 years I guess.


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