Longest run for a putter in your bag

RobotDoctorRobotDoctor Senior HackerClubWRX Posts: 4,545 ClubWRX

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.

Taylormade M3 (2018 tour head) 9.9 degree Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6S
Titleist 906F2 15 degree Fujikura Pro 73 Tour Spec stiff
Taylormade SLDR 2 Hybrid Graphite Design Tour  AD DI-Hybrid 85 stiff
Ben Hogan '99 Apex Blades (3-PW) Nippon Modus Tour 120 stiff
Miura 52* GW KBS Tour stiff
Scratch Golf LW Nippon Modus Tour 120 stiff
Byron Morgan Epic Day Long Pipe Copper plated
BestGrips Augusta Microperf grips


  • Higgs66Higgs66 Members Posts: 46 ✭✭

    Ping answer 08059 since 1990

  • shankeyshankey Members Posts: 43 ✭✭

    I’ve had a Scotty Cameron Newport 2 studio stainless in for 6 months now and is not going anywhere. Removed sight line on flange and added sight for. It has made a huge difference. I only have a rotation of two ( ping redwood anser)

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

  • CarlSpackler910D3CarlSpackler910D3 Connect-I-CutClubWRX Posts: 596 ClubWRX

    My father has been playing the same Ping Echo II for the past 40+ years....


    TM M3 460
    TM M6 3w
    TM M6 Hybrid
    Cobra King Forged Tour 4-AW
    TM Milled Grind 58*

    Lajosi Damascus Bayzie HSM
    Lajosi DD201 WBX
    Scotty Cameron TeI3 Newport
    Machine Proto M2A
  • BigEx44BigEx44 Members Posts: 269 ✭✭

    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 Members Posts: 163 ✭✭

    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 Members Posts: 2,481 ✭✭

    Ping Anser 3 - 1990 to 2007
    Slighter Seattle - 2008 to present

    Honma TW 727 455s 10.5* Driver
    Honma TW 727 18* 5 Wood
    Honma TW 727 22* Hybrid
    Miura CB 57 4-PW Irons
    Miura Tour 2018 52 and 58 Wedges
    Wilson 8802 Milled Putter
  • pakpak Members Posts: 133 ✭✭

    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.

  • tangojaytangojay Members Posts: 928 ✭✭

    7 years,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Byron Morgan Experimental GSS

  • Bobb3rdownBobb3rdown Bothell, WAMembers Posts: 536 ✭✭

    Had a ping karsten piper in my bag for like 8 years. Pulled it for a sigma g Darby and loving it so far

    Titleist 910d3 8.5
    Callaway diablo edge tour 15
    Adams A7 19
    Adam's pro mini 23
    Bridgestone J36 pc 5-pw
    Cleveland Rtx3 50,54,58
    Ping karsten piper
    2018 Players 5 stand bag
    Srixon Z Star xv
  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,278 ✭✭

    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

  • MitchellMitchell Members Posts: 5,469 ✭✭

    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.

    Taylormade r510tp 10.5* Fuji Evo TS 661
    Taylormade 300 tour 15* Fuji TS 8.0
    Taylormade V Steel 18* Purple Ice 85
    TEE CNC Ltd. Forged 3-pw s400
    Artisan 53* s400
    Artisan 58* s400
    Cameron 1996 Laguna
  • 8overpar8overpar Members Posts: 186 ✭✭

    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.

    Titleist 915D3 9.5° - Aldila Rogue Silver 70-S
    Titleist 915F 15° - Aldila Rogue Silver 70-S
    Titleist 716CB - KBS Tour-S
    Titleist Vokey SM6 52/08 (F) - KBS Tour-S
    Scratch                   56/06 - KBS Tour-S
    Titleist Vokey SM6 60/04 (L) - TT Wedge flex
    CNC SS Xenon Element
    TaylorMade TP5X
  • n_ronesn_rones Members Posts: 517 ✭✭

    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.

    Srixon Z785 9.5° HC HZRDUS Yellow 6.0 76
    Srixon F85 15° GD Tour AD DI-6s
    Srixon Z H85 19° Project X HZRDUS Black 6.0 85
    Srixon Z565 4 KBS Tour FLT S
    Srixon Z745 5-PW KBS Tour R+
    Titleist Vokey SM4 50°
    Titleist Vokey SM4 54°
    Taylormade HI-Toe 58°
    Scotty Cameron California Monterey 1.5 Stability Shaft
  • mlfmlf Members Posts: 132 ✭✭

    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 DallasClubWRX Posts: 3,920 ClubWRX

    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.

    Instagram @SetTheBarrHigh

    What's In The Bag

    Ping G410 Plus 9°
    Titleist TS2 16.5°
    Mizuno CLK 19°
    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged 4-P
    Mizuno T7 52°, Titleist SM7 58°
    Titleist Studio Stainless Mid Sur
  • Fairways to HeavenFairways to Heaven Members Posts: 108 ✭✭
    edited Apr 1, 2019 2:35am #18

    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

    Callaway GBB Epic, DR 11.5°
    Ping G400 SFT, 3W 16° & 5W 19°
    Callaway Apex '16 Hyb, 4 / 23°
    Srixon Z765, 5-8 iron (+2°), 9 iron (+1°)
    Titleist Vokey SM6 46°08F
    / 50.08F / 54.10S / 60.08M
    SeeMore Nashville z3c black w/ superstroke flatso 2.0 countercore 
    Srixon Z Star XV
  • dmarvasodmarvaso Members Posts: 261 ✭✭

    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 Members Posts: 2,216 ✭✭

    30 years

    Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5 Stock Alta (need shaft fitting)
    Fairway Wood: Ryoma F3 and F5
    Hybrid: Ping G400 3 & 5
    Irons: OnOff Kuro 2015 6 - PW
    Wedge: Cleveland CBX 50, 58
    Putter: Honma CB8055 since 1989
    Ball: TaylorMade TP5X

    Driver: Ping G20
    Fairway Wood: Tour Edge EX10 Beta 4 wood GD Tour AD F
    Hybrid: Ping G400 4 hybrid
    Putter: S.C. Golo 3

    Club hoe, builder, fitter and tester as hobbyist since 1993
  • tlehmanntlehmann Members Posts: 53 ✭✭

    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
    Taylormade SLDR 14* / Fujikura Motore Tour Spec 8.3X
    Titleist 818H2 19* / Fujikura Atmos Black 9X
    Mizuno JPX900 Tour 4-PW / Nippon Modus 120X
    Titleist SM5 52.08F* / KBS Tour 610 S+
    Titleist SM7 56.08M* / KBS Tour 610 S+
    Titleist SM7 60.04L* / KBS Tour 610 S+
    Yes! Dawn
  • PixlPutterman PixlPutterman Look At My Lefty J33R(hey I can wish) Members Posts: 8,243 ✭✭

    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° - HC EvenFlow Black 75x 
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 18° - C Taper 125
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 23° - C Taper 120
    Wilson Staff FG62 - S300
    Cobra Tour Trusty 52°/56°/62°- S300
    Mizuno TP Mills TP7 
    RZN Platinum
  • maverickmaverick Members Posts: 1,390 ✭✭

    This BB1 MS proto was in my bag for over 10 years.

  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Members Posts: 2,306 ✭✭

    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 2019 PM Grind 59* and 64*
    Putter: Ping Cadence TR Ketsch
    Ball:  Titleist Pro V1
  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Play Golf With Him The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX Posts: 15,681 ClubWRX

    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. Members Posts: 371 ✭✭
    edited Apr 8, 2019 1:32am #26

    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.

  • danman44danman44 Members Posts: 62 ✭✭

    backstryke marxman since 2010

  • tatertottatertot Members Posts: 4,378 ✭✭

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

    Driver: Adams Speedline Fast 11, 9.5*
    Hybrid: Titleist 816H1, 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: Sun Mountain Swift X
  • niscur24niscur24 Members Posts: 1,432 ✭✭

    @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.

    Cobra F8+ HZRDUS Yellow 75
    Cobra F8+ 3/4 Tour Blue 85
    Cobra F8+ 5/6 Tour Blue 85
    Cobra F9 4H PX6.5
    Cobra Tour Forged 5-Pw KBS Flighted 125
    Nike Vr Forged 50/54/58 DG
    Some form of a Scotty


  • Range ProRange Pro Members Posts: 280 ✭✭

    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, OHMembers Posts: 66 ✭✭

    @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*)
    Callaway Steelhead Plus 4+ (15*)
    Cobra KING Forged Tour (3-GW)
    Cobra KING W-Grind (56*)
    Cobra KING Pur W-Grind (60*)
    Odyssey 2-Ball (Original)
    Vice Pro+
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