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First venture into Toulon putters
Just purchased my first Toulon by way of CPO and it arrived just a couple hours ago. Needed a new putter like I need a hole in my head but have read a couple of cool things/gestures from Mr. Toulon on here and felt compelled to give a bit of support to what seems to be a very genuinely nice guy. Also thought I would post a few pics (even though I’m sure most have seen them) and give a brief initial impression.
The putter I went with is a San Diego with the stroke lab shaft. I prefer the anser style a little more than the anser 2 but being a lefty sometimes you take what you can get. My first impression out of the box was darn CPO for all the stickers they put on their clubs but man I’m glad that they got the “like new” designation right on this one! Second impression once the stickers were peeled and goo was removed was that this is a quality flatstick. I love that even though it is an anser 2 style that the edges are slightly rounded and not too squared off. My favorite putter maker is Byron Morgan and I have about a dozen Byron’s and the San Diego has the look of having the hand work to soften the putter that Byron personally does. I also like the look of the diamond milling but to be honest, I thought would offer a firm feel just based on the looks. I was wrong. It offers a very solid feel without being harsh or too clicky. I love the darker finish of the stainless head and the graphics/engravings are really well done. The jury is out on the stroke lab shaft but I can tell that it achieves one objective which is to make the swing weight lighter than a lot of today’s putters. It’s hard to believe it is a 360+ gram head based on what may of my 340g heads “feel” like.
The biggest disappointment was that I got the stock odyssey head cover. Not a big deal. I know that is what typically comes with their woods is a generic head cover but they really shouldn’t put the Toulon head cover in the photos if that isn’t what is going to come with the club. But in summary, in my opinion Odyssey has always needed a quality milled putter to compete with the likes of Cameron for that share of the putter market that isn’t an insert and they have a winner here. As an owner of milled putters from Byron, Bettinardi, Cameron, Grace, Guerin, Mills, and Tad Moore, this Toulon San Diego is right on par with any of them and I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for an Austin to go next to it in my collection.