Your history - more drivers or more putters

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Putters vs drivers.

Where has your money gone?

For me putters. Had far more though my time in golf than drivers. I have about seven putters laying about right now but only two drivers and one of those is an old j33 head without a shaft. (It’s a someday project).

Ping G410+ tensi orange s
Cobra F8+ 3-4 15°  Aldila NV 2KXV 75 Green w/Cobra smart grip
Adams 9031 18° Mitsubishi diamana
Adams 9031 23° Mitsubishi diamana 
Ping Ie1 5-U DG S300
Ping glide stealth 54° es grind
Ping glide 2 58°. ES
Ping anser f titanium pixel.  


  • ZAPZAP ClubWRX  1710WRX Points: 251Handicap: 4Posts: 1,710 ClubWRX
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    Drivers for me by a Loooooooong ways. Sad really. Or not.

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  • CDLgolfCDLgolf Members  1024WRX Points: 172Posts: 1,024 Platinum Tees
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    Thats a really good question. At the moment I have 4 putters and 2 drivers. Over the last 25 years I'd have to say I've bought more drivers.

    Cobra F8
    Ping G25 3 wood
    Ping G25 20 & 23 hybrid G30 26 hybrid
    Ping i e1 6- uw
    Ping Tour Glide 56 & 60
    Toulon Atlanta
  • The Mad HackerThe Mad Hacker Members  197WRX Points: 49Handicap: 15.4Posts: 197 Fairways
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    I don't change clubs very often, but I've definitely had more Drivers than putters. Started out with a Mizuno T-Zoid, then moved to a Taylormade R580, a Taylormade Burner, an R15 and the current Callaway GBB Epic. During that same time, the putters have been the starter (Wilson Harmonized), and the current Rife 2 Bar Hybrid. I've tried a few other putters over the years, but nothing has knocked the Rife out of the bag.

    Callaway GBB Epic 10.5 - Hzrdus T800 5.5
    TM RBZ 3 Wood - Matrix Ozik, R
    TM Rescue Mid - M.A.S. 55, S
    Callaway Rogue 4 Hybrid - Aldila Synergy 60, R
    Callaway Apex CF16 5 - S, UST Recoil, F3
    Callaway PM Grind '19 (60/12)
    Rife 2 Bar Hybrid Mallet
  • bird_4_3bird_4_3 Members  635WRX Points: 117Handicap: 7.2Posts: 635 Golden Tee
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    Drivers and it is not even close.

    Ping G410 
    Epic 3
    XR 16 3 and 4 Hybrid
    z585/z785 combo
    Ping Wedges
  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX  2061WRX Points: 302Handicap: 17Posts: 2,061 ClubWRX
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    I would say 24 drivers and 12 putters thereabouts. Took a long time to find what I wanted. I am still looking all the time though, it's a disease, totally incurable. Now it is the wedges, and the SM7's have my eye for now!


    Ping GMax 10.5
    Cobra F9 5 & 7 Wd
    Callaway OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    Ping G 700 6-Aw
    SM7 50 F, 56 F & 58* D
    Toulon Columbus
    Garmin S20
    Clubs this week

  • jvincentjvincent Members  1506WRX Points: 794Posts: 1,506 Platinum Tees
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    Drivers, not even close.


    Cobra SZ 9* : Tour AD TP 7-S
    Cobra F9 Tour 4-5W : Tour AD TP 8-S
    Cobra 3U set at 18* : Nippon Modus3 120-S
    Srixon Z785 4-PW : Nippon Modus3 120-S
    Cleveland RTX3 50, 54, 58 : Nippon 115-S Wedge
    Piretti Potenza 370g : Breakthrough Technology Stability Shaft - 34"

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  • JLew27JLew27 Members  228WRX Points: 71Posts: 228 Fairways
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    I’m with you OP, I’ve had a lot more putters. I tend to find drivers I like and stick with them for years. Putters I will change just for the look of something else and just to tinker. Don’t have that urge with drivers for some reason.

  • YuckYuck Fore! Members  2649WRX Points: 288Posts: 2,649 Titanium Tees
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    New driver every 8 to 10 years. Putters I cannot count that high. Guess what, I am a pretty good driver and a pitifully cr*ppy putter.

  • gsrjcgsrjc TOC Members  1882WRX Points: 597Posts: 1,882 Platinum Tees
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    More drivers as I have a custom Bettinardi.

  • nitramnitram WestOK, on the South Canadian Riviera Members  5776WRX Points: 451Handicap: -.6Posts: 5,776 Titanium Tees
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    JBeam BM-435 Blackout 9* Accra TZ5 65 M5
    Exotics CBX 119 13.5* & 18* Accra TourZ 382 M5
    Exotics CBX 22* Accra TZ5-95H M5
    PING S55 5-P Mitsubishi MMT-125TX
    Chikara V1 Proto 52, 57, 60 Mitsubishi MMT-125 TX (9-iron)
    Cameron 009 Prototype (A010656)
  • getitdailygetitdaily Members  3608WRX Points: 619Handicap: +.5Posts: 3,608 Titanium Tees
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    Putters, but I change drivers more does that make sense?

    When I change putters I will go through 7-10 of them until I find my bride. Then I stick with my bride for a while. I've had 2 old scotty newport beach studio stainless. Took about 10 putters to find it and then played it for like 12 years. Current bride is a spider tour plumbers neck. It's been in the bag for 1.5 years now. Took about 8 putters to get to it, including a somewhat long term relationship with a 2ball fang.

    Since 1996 I think I've had 10 drivers total. 4 in the last 4 years.

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  • RoejyeRoejye Members  58WRX Points: 34Handicap: 18Posts: 58 Bunkers
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    I have purchased more drivers than I have putters. However I have more putters at my disposal than drivers. A big part of that is until recently all of my clubs have been inherited and my dad bought a bunch of putters when we started playing. I've purchased a couple drivers because at my home course on the lone par 5 there's a creek that was at driving range. I had a driver that was probably from a no name box set and I wanted to upgrade so I could clear the creek. I got a Taylormade r7 superquad and it performed well for me, but I was slightly worried about having a now 13 year old driver, so I was testing out some newer drivers for research and the sales clerk found a Taylormade r1 in the clearance bin for $20. I am hoping to game that this year.

    I see a lot less putters available 2nd hand than I do drivers. I assume part of that is when someone finds a good putter they try to hold onto it, and probably part is how much money you can get by trade-in.

  • mizuno playermizuno player Mizuno player Members  1691WRX Points: 359Posts: 1,691 Platinum Tees
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    I've played the same model pitter for 20 years. Cameron Newport. I've had three different model years in that time span.

  • Hat TrickHat Trick Members  592WRX Points: 98Posts: 592 Golden Tee
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    Drivers - because the technology has changed so much since my Tony Penna persimmon driver (which I still have). I have only had four putters since 1978 - a Wilson something or other, Ping Anser 2, Ping Darby and now a Odyssey 2 Ball for the last 20 years.

  • CKalmaCKalma Members  472WRX Points: 85Posts: 472 Greens
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    Drivers for sure. Ive only used 5 putters over 20 years of golf. I should have kept my previous putter, but of course I sold it to fund my next putter....

    TM M5 9* Aldila Rogue White 70TX 
    TM M3 15* Aldila Tour Blue 95TX
    TM P790 3, 2014 MC 4, 2014 MB 5-PW DG T.I. X100
    TM MG 52* 56* Hi-Toe 60* T.I. Onyx S400
    TM Spider Tour Black
  • RogerinNewZealandRogerinNewZealand Maungakeikei Auckland New ZealandMembers  2846WRX Points: 284Posts: 2,846 Titanium Tees
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    Over Two Years

    Same Putter.

    Drivers same two years

    Ping G5 G20 i15 i20 Rapture

    910 913 915 917 TMR7Quad

    2020  17May 

    Ping Rapture 2006 10.5
    Cleveland Launcher FL 3wd
    with 60gram PLPlatinum
    Titleist 904F 7wd steelshaft

    MP100=33  pw 98765

    54 SM Vokey 2006
    60 RTX2

    17May back at Range
    re learning to hit a ball again
    rusty but accurate.

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  • GhostwedgeGhostwedge Members  710WRX Points: 97Handicap: 8.0Posts: 710 Golden Tee
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    Putters have been strewn across the GW landscape. Greens are finicky, some putters feel better on fast and/or slow greens. I rotate a few, they know they can be replaced.

    Never have more than two drivers (gamer n backup) total and complete trust has been earned once i find the right shaft/head combo.

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    Sun Mountain 4.5 LS 14-way

    Cobra F9 PX HZRDUS Blk 65 6.5

    PXG 0341X PX Ef Blk 75 6.5

    TM UDI 2i PX HZRDUS Smoke Blk 100

    PXG 0311T 4-PW PX 7.0

    Vokey SM7 48 PX 7.0, 54 PX 6.5

    TM 60* Hi Toe ATV, KBS Hi Rev 2.0

    TM Spider Tour

  • VolnutVolnut Members  78WRX Points: 58Posts: 78 Fairways
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    Driver, by far.

  • calfan36calfan36 Bay AreaMembers  275WRX Points: 108Posts: 275 Greens
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    I've played for around 14 years now. Have had 3 drivers and 2 putters. My dad now uses my old putter and my first driver

  • Albatross_AceAlbatross_Ace Members  75WRX Points: 32Handicap: 1Posts: 75 Fairways
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    Putters. With how often these new drivers with thin faces and crowns break nowadays, I'm sure that'll change eventually though.

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  • skralyskraly ClubWRX  1679WRX Points: 189Posts: 1,679 ClubWRX
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    Putters out number drivers about 10 to 1.

  • Ray JacksonRay Jackson Members  1125WRX Points: 146Posts: 1,125 Platinum Tees
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    Definitely drivers as have used the same putter for at least the last 5 years. In that time frame I've probably had 4 drivers.

  • KevinKegmanKevinKegman Members  90WRX Points: 62Handicap: 10-12Posts: 90 Fairways
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    I have purchased 4 putters in a month. I have a problem. I sold one Scotty Phantom X 8.


    Driver: TaylorMade M5 Hzdrus Smoke Black

    FW: Cobra F9’s Hzdrus Smke Black

    Irons: PXG 0211 KBS CxTaper 130

    Wedges: Volkey 54, 58

    Putter: Piretti CW2, Mizuno M-Craft ll

    Ball: Snell MTB-X Yellow, Vice Pro Green

  • Boricua GolfBoricua Golf Members  3505WRX Points: 162Handicap: 3.3Posts: 3,505 Titanium Tees
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    Drivers by far, even though I have more putters than drivers at this time, I tend to change drivers every 2 years or so, putters, however, I don't tend to change often, since it's more of a "once you find it, why change it" type thing, my current gamer (Scotty) is staying in the bag for a long while, my current driver (G LST) is also staying in for a while (I do have the G400 LST and G410 LST heads), I get better overall performance with it than the other 2... 

    Ping G LS Tec 10.5*, Ping Tour 65X, tipped 1", 44.25"
    Ping G 14.5*, Diamana Whiteboard D+ 82X, tipped .5", 42.5"
    Ping G 19*, GD Tour AD-DI 105X
    Ping iBlade 4-P, Project X 6.5 Flighted
    Ping Glide 50*, 54*, 58* with Project X 6.5 Flighted
    Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2.5 33.25" with Scotty Custom Black Pistolero grip, Ping Karsten TR Zing Tour 32.75", built up blacked out Pingman Grip
    Bridgestone Tour XS (Tiger Edition) and new Pro V1
  • SBH9458SBH9458 Go Army! Beat Navy! Members  1297WRX Points: 209Handicap: It is ClimbingPosts: 1,297 Platinum Tees
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    Drivers. For sure.

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  • MalcMalc Members  293WRX Points: 62Posts: 293 Greens
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    Deffo drivers for me. Always looking for a blaster, especially as i'm getting older and starting to lose distance. Used to get the yips with a putter anyway so it did'nt really matter which flatstick i used. Tried everything to try an escape route. Think the only thing i did'nt go to was a long left handed backstryke with one eye closed.

  • dekezdekez Dr. Strangelove Members  435WRX Points: 69Posts: 435 Greens
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    Drivers for sure. I go 6 - 7 years before even thinking about a putter switch.

    Ping G410 Plus driver
    Ping G400, Cobra F6 Baffler woods
    Callaway XR hybrids
    Ping G25 irons 
    Ping Stealth 54/WS and Zing 57 wedges
    Ping Sigma G Craz-E putter
  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members  6067WRX Points: 1,517Handicap: 3Posts: 6,067 Titanium Tees
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    It’s definitely drivers but not in a massively excessive way I wouldn’t say.

    Since getting into golf seriously, I have had 9 drivers and 7 putters over the space of 22 years or so nothing excessive at all I wouldn’t say.

    Titleist TS3 8.5 Stiff Project X Even Flow T1100 White
    Titleist 915Fd 15 Stiff Rogue Black 
    Titleist 712U 3 Stiff Graphite Design Tour AD DI
    Titleist T100 4-PW Stiff Project X LZ
    Titleist Vokey SM6 50.08 & 54.10
    Titlesist Vokey SM7 60.04
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5S
    ProV1x 2019
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  • ian-500ian-500 Members  1086WRX Points: 291Handicap: 12Posts: 1,086 Platinum Tees
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    Driver drivers drivers. In the last 10 years I've had approx 3 putters. I've had at least 30 drivers in that time.

    DR: Callaway Rogue SZ 9° + Diamana W60x.
    FW: in the making.
    HY: Callaway Apex19 4h 23° + Tour AD IZ 95x.
    Irons: Taylormade R9 Forged 5i-PW + Quadra 100i Pro x.
    Wedges: iCleveland RTX3 52/58
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300.

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