Everyone's Favorite Blade Putter?

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Cubs_Fan_79Cubs_Fan_79 Edmond, OklahomaMembers  162WRX Points: 71Posts: 162 Fairways
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8802, Napa, Palmer?
8802, Napa, Palmer, I collect blade's and putt with them and am curious as to what is everyone's favorite and so on, thanks in advance
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  • Putt4dohPutt4doh Charter Members  1427WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,427
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    I've got a Wilson reissue of the 8802 w/ the suede HC and leather grip.....LOVE IT!



    What a classic!
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  • TeeBonZTeeBonZ Members  1837WRX Points: 62Posts: 1,837 Platinum Tees
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    I like the '97 Napa head the best. It feels heavier to me than the 8802 which I prefer. It is the closest shape to the 8802 head of all the Napa designs IMO. I have never putted with a Palmer Designed By but My dad has a 64 8802 that really got me hooked on blade style putters. I love that one.
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  • alcap26alcap26 Charter Members  1379WRX Points: 142Posts: 1,379 Platinum Tees
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    I like the 8802 myself. I guess I am biased to it since I used one for quite a few years and had some memorable putting rounds with it before moving to a Laguna 2.
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  • JohnnyJohnny Get Kwok'd Charter Members  8708WRX Points: 61Posts: 8,708 Titanium Tees
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    62 Palmer and 64 8802 by far...those two cannot be duplicated..and many have tried.

    I still have and occasionally use my 64 8802.
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  • pargolferpargolfer Members  155WRX Points: 0Posts: 155
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    I really enjoy putting around with my dad's old MacGregor Tommy Armour IMG putter from the mid 60's. I love the way it sets up to the ball and it's a great feel coming off the face. The only problem is the fact that the putter is almost 38" long and my dad won't let me touch it.
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  • pitbull808pitbull808 Putter Hoarder Marshals  9368WRX Points: 149Posts: 9,368 Marshals
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    My favorite shape for blade putters is the Arnold Palmer type. Either the Original or the AP30R from the 60's. I like minimal offset and more rounded toes that taper towards the rear of the putter.
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  • Cubs_Fan_79Cubs_Fan_79 Edmond, OklahomaMembers  162WRX Points: 71Posts: 162 Fairways
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    I recieved my black 8802 MJ SE Milled putter a few days ago and it is bar none the most"butter" of all my blade's with a close second to my MacGregor MacGregor Milled VIP Ironmaster Limited Edition Blade. Very Nice, still a few on ebay i see too. Best Spin Milled finish i have seen outside some of the Tour Napa's, Mendralla did good on this model!!
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  • dpb5031dpb5031 Jupiter, FLMembers  5836WRX Points: 1,392Posts: 5,836 Titanium Tees
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    Arnold Palmer AP30 R. I think it was made in the 60s. This is a shorter blade length with less offset than the 8802 styles. It still has the original stepless shaft. I have been using this putter for the last 12 years. I am a 5 handicap and putting is the strength of my game as my ball striking is erratic. This putter has the best feel, best feedback and rolls the ball truer than any putter I have ever tried. It is best on fast greens.
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  • scottyallanbscottyallanb Berkley High School Golf Coach Members  1735WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,735
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    Walter Hagen has a 8802 blade model style. I have a few heads I am sending to Lamont. See if he can bring them to life.



    Scotty B
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  • jman2407jman2407 Members  262WRX Points: 0Posts: 262
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    Bobby Grace 2200 "Softie" is my pick. Napa's are great, but not heavy enough.



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  • RamblerRambler North CarolinaMembers  1750WRX Points: 112Posts: 1,750 Platinum Tees
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    dqb,



    I commend you on doing a search instead of starting a new topic
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  • sweeetsweeet sweeet EH! Account Hold  561WRX Points: 0Posts: 561
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    Johnny wrote on Jul 9 2005, 12:42 PM:
    62 Palmer and 64 8802 by far...those two cannot be duplicated..and many have tried.

    I still have and occasionally use my 64 8802.


    Same favorites as mine.. both are timeless.
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    Rambler wrote on Oct 27 2008, 02:43 PM:
    dqb,



    I commend you on doing a search instead of starting a new topic




    Yeah, but when a topic is over three years old, it's ok to start a duplicate-ish version anew. image/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />



    What's impressive to me here is in this time, stage1350's "Current gamer is b]still[/b any of a multitude of Bettinardi BB2 models..." For me though, my favorite blade to game is the JAS Tess. Feel is nice, weight is nice, forgiveness for a blade is more than nice. Favorite that I have is the lefty Cleveland Designed by Classic in beryllium copper with original leather grip. Don't get much perdier than that. image/wub.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wub:' />
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  • johndeere10johndeere10 Lefty Boomers  1862WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,862
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    T.P. Mills
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  • RocketSauceRocketSauce Banned  259WRX Points: 0Posts: 259
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    that TP Mills above my post here looks freaking awesome. especially if its around 350g. i also like the Odyssey White Hot #8 that came out a few years ago. Just not quite heavy enough
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  • TM golf guyTM golf guy Members  9985WRX Points: 1Posts: 9,985 Titanium Tees
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    If I could putt as well with one of those as I do with an Anser style, then I would have either a Mills or a Bettinardi BB2 for sure.
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    PING G2 tess. Can be had for really cheap and are great putters.
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  • JohnnyJohnny Get Kwok'd Charter Members  8708WRX Points: 61Posts: 8,708 Titanium Tees
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    having owned most of them...original 8802, Designed by Arnolds.. etc etc.



    My Tour Napa is the sweetest, but ofcourse it's shafted with the green headspeed from the 60's.
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  • Richie3JackRichie3Jack Members  1107WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,107
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    I'm an 8802 fan. Bought one on my 15th birthday and putted fabulous with it for years. I remember one summer I don't I missed more than a handful from 5 feet and in. Unfortunately, somebody stole it and no other 8802 seemed to have the same feel.











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  • mat562mat562 My ex had an irrational phobia of salad cream. Honestly. Members  10967WRX Points: 198Posts: 10,967 Titanium Tees
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    I'm not really a heel-shafted fan - but I'd snatch your hand off for a nice 8813.
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  • xxioxxio Cebu, PhilippinesMembers  5836WRX Points: 291Posts: 5,836 Titanium Tees
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    I've "migrated" from my OC Napa to the SB8. It is right in between my Napa and my BB16H.



    The offset is lesser than the BB16H. The angles seem closer to the Napa, a bit more angular. Headweight is great at about 345. I find the 356gram BB16H a bit heavy.



    I still would want a BB2 though to eventually replace the Napa.
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  • RamblerRambler North CarolinaMembers  1750WRX Points: 112Posts: 1,750 Platinum Tees
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    All I've got is a BeCu Cleveland Designed by that is in DESPERATE need of a face lift
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  • Joe DufferJoe Duffer Members  782WRX Points: 119Handicap: 2-3Posts: 782 Golden Tee
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    TP Mills Geo Low Sportsman 600 handmade...
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    HOT ****!!!! That thing is amazing
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  • ifixclubsifixclubs "you want me to stick what,where?!" Members  2739WRX Points: 1Posts: 2,739 Bunkers
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    old yonex super a.d.x.? blade style putter that phil michelson used back in the days with a graphite shaft...that thing was smooth as silk...
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  • BobaBoba Members  2284WRX Points: 0Posts: 2,284
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    Posting in this thread is like using a time machine!

    Napolean%20Dynomyte%20Time%20Machine.jpg





    Also: I like the 8813
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  • kiwidavekiwidave Members  802WRX Points: 0Posts: 802
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    I'm using an old Tad Moore TM-6, which kicked an old 8802 Mendrella out of last weeks bag
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  • B-ManB-Man silky smooth Members  1379WRX Points: 201Handicap: +0.0Posts: 1,379 Platinum Tees
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    Had a Old Master W802 in the bag for about 5 years.

    http://www.oldmasterputters.com/shopping/S...Steel%20Shafted
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  • primetimer006primetimer006 Members  498WRX Points: 0Posts: 498
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    Bettinardi BB-2 Dreamweaver would be my favorite!!!
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