BridgeStone's new True Balance Putters from Demo Day

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  • GoIrish17GoIrish17 Members Posts: 5,598 ✭✭
    Ah, the amazing stand up putter trick.
    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8.5° | Evenflow HC Black 65
    Cobra F9 9° | Atmos Tour Spec Black 6
    Fairway: M4 Tour 15° | Kuro Kage XT 70
    Hybrid: Callaway X2Hot Pro 18° | Speeder HB 8.8
    Driving Iron: Apex X-Forged Utility 21° | AD-DI 105
    Irons: Srixon 785 5-pw | Recoil 110
    Wedges: Vokey SM7 raw 48° F (Handground S), 54° S, 58° V | KBS 610
    Putter: Tad Moore Pro 1S prototype
    Putter: Scotty AOP Newport oil can
    Putter: Piretti Potenza II black 
    Putter: Byron Morgan DH89 oil can

  • Titleist87Titleist87 Members Posts: 2,868 ✭✭
    Black cavity and black shaft make it look cheap.
    Cobra Fly-Z+ Aldila DVS
    MacGregor MT 4w Aldila DVS
    Titleist 915H 3
    Ben Hogan Apex Edge Pro/'87 Titleist Tour Model/'86 Spalding Tour Edition
    Titleist SM6 50 F Grind
    Titleist SM6 54 S Grind
    Titleist SM6 58 S Grind
    Titleist SC Studio Design 5
  • miboymiboy Members Posts: 670
    Is that black shaft steel or graphite?
  • fore_lifefore_life Swung too hard, hit it too pure. Members Posts: 10,352 ✭✭
    I actually like the mallet from address
    Ping G400 LST Ust Attas Earth 9f5
    M4 15* with bimatrix rocket X
    Titleist 21* H2 evenflow blue 6.5
    718 tmb 4 iron
    718 cb 5-pw amt x100 tour
    Cleveland TA milled 1i

    Various other putters currently in the closet,
    thinking about what they've done wrong,
    and how they've hurt me so.
  • Titleist87Titleist87 Members Posts: 2,868 ✭✭

    drstroud wrote:

    Black cavity and black shaft make it look cheap.

    You mean like every one of the TaylorMade "Tour" Ghost putters that are out there at the moment?

    Cobra Fly-Z+ Aldila DVS
    MacGregor MT 4w Aldila DVS
    Titleist 915H 3
    Ben Hogan Apex Edge Pro/'87 Titleist Tour Model/'86 Spalding Tour Edition
    Titleist SM6 50 F Grind
    Titleist SM6 54 S Grind
    Titleist SM6 58 S Grind
    Titleist SC Studio Design 5
  • Titleist87Titleist87 Members Posts: 2,868 ✭✭

    Oh, and all the mystery milled putters by Odyssey have black shafts. So all of the major putter manufacturers other than Scotty have cheap looking stuff? I'm going to say no. That is one SWEET looking putter. I can't wait to try it. Take your sour grapes elsewhere.

    Did not say anything in defense about Cameron putters. No sour grapes. Just my opinion.
    Cobra Fly-Z+ Aldila DVS
    MacGregor MT 4w Aldila DVS
    Titleist 915H 3
    Ben Hogan Apex Edge Pro/'87 Titleist Tour Model/'86 Spalding Tour Edition
    Titleist SM6 50 F Grind
    Titleist SM6 54 S Grind
    Titleist SM6 58 S Grind
    Titleist SC Studio Design 5
  • gprointraininggprointraining Your Local Lowe's Paint Desk Golfer Members Posts: 886
    drstroud wrote:

    drstroud wrote:

    Black cavity and black shaft make it look cheap.

    You mean like every one of the TaylorMade "Tour" Ghost putters that are out there at the moment?


    To each his own, I guess. I have loved the look of those Ghost Tours and these. Putters, above every other club in the bag, are personal preference.
    TaylorMade M2 (2016) 9.5* / 44.25" / Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TINI 70X
    TaylorMade M2 Tour 15* / 42.25" / Aldila RIP Beta 80 X
    Callaway Epic Sub Zero 18* / 41.25" / Diamana RedBoard 80x
    Adams RED 20* hybrid / 40" / Fubuki Alpha 85X
    Adams Tour 4-P / Nippon Modus3 Tour 120x
    Scratch D/S Chrome 52* Dynamic Gold S200
    Callaway PM Grind 58* Dynamic Gold S400
    Taylormade Tour Issue Manta Ray / 32.5"
    TaylorMade TP5x
  • YepyukonYepyukon Hinge + Hold Members Posts: 4,124 ✭✭
    Well, they definitely look better than the Stand Alone putters made a few years ago. Will they still be able to stand up if you adjust the lie? Not sure if it would throw off the balance point.
    Srixon 785 10.5* w/ Oban Devotion
    Nike VR Pro Limited 15* w/ Diamana Kai'li
    Srixon ZU85 18* w/ Diamana WB
    Srixon ZU85 22* w/ AxivCore Blue
    Srixon 785 5 - 8 w/ Project X Flighted
    Srixon Z Forged 9 - PW w/ Project X Flighted
    Cleveland RTX 4 50* 55* 60*
    Nike Method 003 Oven Prototype
    Srixon ZSTAR XV Tour Yellow
  • CCUgolfer23CCUgolfer23 Members Posts: 3,095 ✭✭
    Kinda like it. Like the mallet a lot.
    PXG 0811X 9*: Graphite Design AD BB 6X
    PXG 0341 15*: Graphite Design AD BB 7X
    Callaway GBB 18*: Graphite Design AD DI 9X
    Tour issue 913HD 20* Graphite Design AD DI 105X
    Bridgestone J38 DPC 4-PW: KBS Tour 120 S
    Taylormade Tour Preferred 52* and Tour issue 56*/ 58*
    Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #1
  • golferpersongolferperson Members Posts: 85
    Awesome sticks. Was told thatt the "true balance" means that swing weight is now more towards the head. Opposite to all this Counter balance stuff. The feel is phenomenal
  • sidaraprsidarapr The Rookie Members Posts: 195
    I've recently switched putters to the Taylormade Spider Mallet 35" (counter balanced). The feel and control of CB'ing is amazing which has instantly resulted in my best putting. I will definitely give the mallet a go to see how it compares. Good job Bridgestone.
    Ping i25 9.5 PWR 75 Stiff/ Rapture 13 3W
    Ping i25 15 3W PWR 75 Stiff
    Ping i25 19h PWR 80 Stiff
    Callaway Apex 5 - AW KBS Tour-V Stiff
    Ping Tour Gorge 54WS and Nike VR 60TS
    Ping Scottsdale TR Senita B
  • Par ForePar Fore Members Posts: 1,294
    Price point anyone?
  • FBDomFBDom Members Posts: 1,061 ✭✭
    except for the cheap insert they look gorgeous
  • oregongolforegongolf Lefty Boomers Posts: 8,570 ✭✭
    Not my cup of tea, but aesthetically, they're not too bad.

    I'm sure the 400 people who buy them nationwide will be happy with their purchase though.
  • PuppetmasterPuppetmaster Members Posts: 14,933
    edited Jan 22, 2014 #16
    Really liking the mallet - long neck/face balanced and a really clean look at address. Curious to find out what material the insert is made of though, and also the head weights.
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    Cobra King Ltd 8.5*, Speeder TS 6.2
    Callaway BBA 16*, Speeder TS 8.2
    Adams A12 19*, Diamana Thump
    Maxfli Revolution 4-PW, DG
    Vokey 254.10, V-Grind 60*
    Odyssey Tank Cruiser 330M
  • bananaezgobananaezgo LeftHandLow Members Posts: 400 ✭✭
    I'm definitely interested. Hope I can find them somewhere local.
    Callaway 816 DBD 9 w/Tour AD TP 6S
    XHOT2 4W w/Tour Green 75S
    Xhot 2 PRO 23 hybrid w/AD DI 95S
    Apex 20 hybrid with AD Di 95S
    MP18 Fli Hi 2 iron w AD DI 95S
    MP18 SC 5 and 6 iron with PXLZ 6.0
    MP18 PW-7 irons with PXLZ 6.0
    S18 Wedges 52 and 58 Gunmetal with PXLZ 6.0
    Bettinardi QB6 putter
  • chiguychiguy CALLAWRX2 Members Posts: 1,700
    Par Fore wrote:

    Price point anyone?

    From the WRX article.

    The True Balance Putters ($199) have 360-gram heads made from 304 SS with dual-layered polymer inserts. Their graphite shafts weigh only 35 grams, and their EVA rubber grips are even lighter: 20 grams. And yes, the putter heads are so much heavier than the shaft and the grip that the putters can stand on their own.

    Steel-shafted versions of the putters ($149) are also available, including the TD-02, a double-bend mallet version. They’ll be available in March.

    I think they look good with the exception of the insert. That being said, I'd still love to give one a go.
    I mean, I like golf balls
    but not that much.
  • LorenRobertsFanLorenRobertsFan Members Posts: 1,413
    Where am I gonna find a 20g grip to replace the yellow one when it looks like a used & dirty highlighter in a week?
    9.0* Callaway Epic Flash w/ HZRDS Yellow
    16.5* Callaway Rogue FW w/ Rogue Silver 70
    21* Callaway Big Bertha Hyb
    4-PW Callaway Apex 19 Irons w/ TT Elevate Tour
    52* Callaway MD4 S Grind
    56* Callaway MD4 S Grind
    60* Callaway PM Grind
    Odyssey OWorks Black 7S

    Z Cord grips
  • msd71msd71 Members Posts: 711 ✭✭
    Since they stand on their own, are these conforming?
  • BuckyBadgerBuckyBadger Chicks dig me cuz I rarely wear underwear Members Posts: 3,864 ✭✭
    You know who would have loved this putter?

    [font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]10.5* PING G30 Tour 65S[/font]
    [font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]15* TM RBZ Matrix Ozik 7S[/font]
    [font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]18.5* TM RBZ Tour Matrix Ozik 7S[/font]
    [font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]21.5* Bio Cell Hybrid[/font]
    [font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]5-AW Srixon z545 C-Taper Lite S[/font]
    [font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]PING Glide 54*SS, 58*TS[/font]
    [font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]Taylormade DLL+ 36"[/font]
  • NuGNuG Members Posts: 180
    Lighter shaft, promotes better feel in the head yet they put in an insert. Counter productive for feel, no?
  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members Posts: 3,065 ✭✭
    Quite like them. I just hope they are aslo available in Europe
    Cobra F9 Tour Length
    TM M2 DF 16.5° 
    Irons TBD
    Cobra King Pur 54°/ Vokey Proto 60°
    TW Ardmore
  • theboypinoytheboypinoy Members Posts: 2,075 ✭✭
    The mallet looks quite nice.
  • ^m9^m9 ᕦ(ò_ó*)ᕤ Members Posts: 1,383 ✭✭
    Hmm, not quite sure I understand BStone and their releases.

    Many on WRX going ape-**** for follow ups to the J40 CBs and DPCs (myself included), so what does BridgeStone do? "Guys, let's bring out some cool putters that stand up on their own, yeah that's it!!"

    Don't get it.

    Ping G400 LST Tour 65x
    Callaway Epic Flash 3W Tensei Blue 75x
    Ping G410 3H 4H Tensei Blue 80tx
    Mizuno JPX 919F 5-PW Modus 120x
    Titleist SM4 50F 54M 58S DG Spinner
    TM Spider X Navy Single Sight Line

  • jjljjl Members Posts: 1,308 ✭✭
    are these standard length putters (33-35") or counterbalanced length putters?
    Cobra F8 Tour Length
    Ping G410 Hybrid 19*
    TaylorMade P790 4-PW
    TaylorMade HiToe 50, 56, 60*
    TaylorMade Spider X 34"
    Bridgestone Tour B RX
    Titleist Players 4 
  • sergizmosergizmo Members Posts: 2,742 ✭✭
    The 35 gram graphite shaft and 20 gram foam grip will completely kill any impact feel. Goodbye distance control.
  • AUDufferAUDuffer ClubWRX Posts: 2,923 ClubWRX
    Everything looks good except for the grip--sponsored by Nerf?
    10.5° PXG 0811LX Project X HC Evenflow 75X<br />15° PXG 0341 Fujikura 2.0 7X<br />19° PXG 0317 Fujikura Pro 2.0 HB 85S<br />4-6 Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi Oban CT-115 S-<br />7-9 Mizuno MP-18 MMC Oban CT-115 S-<br />Artisan Golf 46/50/54/58 Oban CT-115 S-<br />Artisan Golf 0117 x 2 (Night and Day)
  • numberonecoognumberonecoog Members Posts: 471 ✭✭
    Will the grip be available in any other colors
  • ORUTRAVISORUTRAVIS Members Posts: 284
    I have to say I am actually a fan of the looks on this putter. I will give it a roll.
    CALLAWAY 816 14
    Callaway MD2 TG 54, 60 DGS400
  • mr_divotsmr_divots Members Posts: 8,297
    The overall looks, aside from the grip, aren't bad at all. But a stand up putter? Why? I occasionally see little old ladies that set the putter down to align their putt and then scoot around to stroke it, but how is this helpful in any meaningful way? Color me a little confounded by B-stone as well.
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