Boutique Putters Shops?

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Just Some Basic Questions
I just got done reading all 3 pages of "The Cameron Cult", it was a different thread on here. I kept reading about these "Boutique Putter Shops". From what I understand is that, these shops can customize a putter to your specs, and what ever you basically want done(in reason I assume). I am not well educated on all these little putter shops. I have used Ping, Odyssey, and now a Rife 2 bar hybrid, all malet putters. But now I want to try a blade style putter. So basically I was wondering what are some good suggestion for a new putter. I want to go off the beaten path of the norm, Ping, Odyssey, etc.(major OEMs w/ there putter lines).



So basically looking for something new, something different, any and all suggestions welcomed.



Thanks in advance
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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX  25621WRX Points: 801Handicap: GolfPosts: 25,621 Titanium Tees
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    Contact choepner for a Machine putter!
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  • rymail00rymail00 Members  6705WRX Points: 159Handicap: 6Posts: 6,705 Titanium Tees
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    tbowles411 wrote on Jan 27 2009, 02:15 PM:
    Contact choepner for a Machine putter!






    I actually have never heard of them until just about 3 days ago. He was showing some new putters in a different thread. They were very nice, I am currently looking at some TP Mills putters.



    Anymore suggestions would be great



    EDIT: No I live in upstate NY by Canadian border, small hick town called Plattsburgh. I would have to order it on a whim, we have a Dicks sporting goods here, they have a very limited selection of OEM clubs. Just like everyone else in town if you want something and its not at Dicks you have to pretty much cross your fingers and order it and hope it works for you. Thats just how it is up here. Its depressing reading about outside launch monitors, and all the great things that go with living in a place w/ more than one golf shop.



    Actually correction, we have one more store but they only have a ping fitting cart for irons. Everything else you order w/o a chance to demo. They don't even have a net to hit into.
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    TM M1 430 8.5* Tour Issue w/ Tensei CK Pro White 70s (with high gloss SLDR finish from Continental Golf)
    Titleist 917 F3 15* D+ 80s
    Titleist 915H 21* D+ 90s
    Titleist 915H 24* D+ 90s
    Titleist AP2 718, 5-50* Steelfiber i95s
    Scratch TD DW 54* 58* KBS HiRev
    Odyssey Metal X Milled 330M (current gamer)
    Ping Scottsdale TR B60
    TP Mills Heritage 349g
    Byron Morgan 006 355g
    Byron Morgan Makers Proof #4/5 solid copper
    C&L CL1 368g
    Scotty Cameron Newport Studio Style
  • lsu_justinlsu_justin Geaux Tigers! Members  671WRX Points: 93Posts: 671 Golden Tee
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    C & L
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    i think the gauge/whitlam putters look pretty cool! check them out
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    lsu_justin wrote on Jan 27 2009, 02:24 PM:
    C & L




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    RighttoLeft wrote on Jan 27 2009, 12:26 PM:
    lsu_justin wrote on Jan 27 2009, 02:24 PM:
    C & L




    Seconded. Chip Usher has always done fantastic work for me every single time.






    Completely agree couldnt be more happy with my dealings with lee (hoganapex) from C&L and the putter that resulted. well worth a look www.350milled.com



    Check out some of their work. Check out the most recent pic on pg 3 image/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />

    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/index.php?sh...p;hl=350+milled
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    Check out Sunset Beach www.ssbeachgolf.com for the Sunset Beach and Lux lines.
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    Check out Gene Nead and his G-weld putter....You NEAD one...
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  • rymail00rymail00 Members  6705WRX Points: 159Handicap: 6Posts: 6,705 Titanium Tees
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    WOW! When I looked at the C&L link above I have to say that, that is pretty much what I had in mind. I had a pic of what I wanted and the shape and everything was like what I just saw.



    So whats the deal w/ the sound slot? I have a couple way old Ping putters w/ the sound slot, does it sound like that?



    What are the benifits of the sound slots beside sound? Is there any?
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    rymail00 2018 WITB http://www.golfwrx.c...witb-pic-heavy/

    TM M1 430 8.5* Tour Issue w/ Tensei CK Pro White 70s (with high gloss SLDR finish from Continental Golf)
    Titleist 917 F3 15* D+ 80s
    Titleist 915H 21* D+ 90s
    Titleist 915H 24* D+ 90s
    Titleist AP2 718, 5-50* Steelfiber i95s
    Scratch TD DW 54* 58* KBS HiRev
    Odyssey Metal X Milled 330M (current gamer)
    Ping Scottsdale TR B60
    TP Mills Heritage 349g
    Byron Morgan 006 355g
    Byron Morgan Makers Proof #4/5 solid copper
    C&L CL1 368g
    Scotty Cameron Newport Studio Style
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    rymail00 wrote on Jan 27 2009, 01:17 PM:
    WOW! When I looked at the C&L link above I have to say that, that is pretty much what I had in mind. I had a pic of what I wanted and the shape and everything was like what I just saw.



    So whats the deal w/ the sound slot? I have a couple way old Ping putters w/ the sound slot, does it sound like that?



    What are the benifits of the sound slots beside sound? Is there any?




    Funny you ask, I played yesterday with a wrx member and he has a C&L without the soundslot and mine has it. Made a few putts on the practice green with each. Mine (with the soundslot) felt like it had a bit more feed back to me, I knew when I did not hit one dead center, maybe a tad softer too, not a huge difference though.
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    What lofts are you guys using?



    How do you find out your lie angle? I have a rife 2bar w/ adjustable lie angles so it, is hard to find out what i have it set to.



    What is the CL-1 floating face? On there website I have only seen the CL-1, and CL-2



    Thanks in advance
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    rymail00 2018 WITB http://www.golfwrx.c...witb-pic-heavy/

    TM M1 430 8.5* Tour Issue w/ Tensei CK Pro White 70s (with high gloss SLDR finish from Continental Golf)
    Titleist 917 F3 15* D+ 80s
    Titleist 915H 21* D+ 90s
    Titleist 915H 24* D+ 90s
    Titleist AP2 718, 5-50* Steelfiber i95s
    Scratch TD DW 54* 58* KBS HiRev
    Odyssey Metal X Milled 330M (current gamer)
    Ping Scottsdale TR B60
    TP Mills Heritage 349g
    Byron Morgan 006 355g
    Byron Morgan Makers Proof #4/5 solid copper
    C&L CL1 368g
    Scotty Cameron Newport Studio Style
  • One_Putt_BlunderOne_Putt_Blunder Members  10835WRX Points: 256Posts: 10,835 Titanium Tees
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    rymail00 wrote on Jan 27 2009, 01:37 PM:
    What lofts are you guys using?



    How do you find out your lie angle? I have a rife 2bar w/ adjustable lie angles so it, is hard to find out what i have it set to.



    What is the CL-1 floating face? On there website I have only seen the CL-1, and CL-2



    Thanks in advance




    The floating face is the same as the soundslot or you may also hear the term beached used as well.



    you should be able to go to your local golf shop and get a quick fitting for your putter or use pings online fitting tool
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  • finalistfinalist MASHED POTATO! Members  5411WRX Points: 167Posts: 5,411 Bunkers
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    Rymail,



    When you are searching for the perfect first boutique putter pay very close attention to every angle, every distance, every profile view, every design element you can observe. There are lot's of anser style makers, but each has their own take. Some have better crafted edges, heels, toe slants, etc. Don't just take it all in with a quick look. Really study the pics between each maker and see where they change dimensions. It's all gestalt, but examine each part.



    Some things to look for:



    • topline thickness and beveled edges

    • how do the cavity and topline interact

    • heel radius. smooth, angled, ragged, choppy

    • how does the heel transition into the sole and left bumper

    • how the heel leads into the neck

    • how the topline transitions into the neck

    • how the shoulders transition into the bumpers and cavity

    • how the barrel on the neck flows into the length of the neck

    • how does the toe side fit the other angles

    • what kind of sole: 3 plane or curved

    • face milling style

    • headcover, grip, shaft options?

    etc. etc.



    Really examine the heck out them. That's the fun of it all and take your time. Only you know what you like!

    ...I think Byron does the best work. image/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • rymail00rymail00 Members  6705WRX Points: 159Handicap: 6Posts: 6,705 Titanium Tees
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    finalist wrote on Jan 27 2009, 04:28 PM:
    Rymail,



    When you are searching for the perfect first boutique putter pay very close attention to every angle, every distance, every profile view, every design element you can observe. There are lot's of anser style makers, but each has their own take. Some have better crafted edges, heels, toe slants, etc. Don't just take it all in with a quick look. Really study the pics between each maker and see where they change dimensions. It's all gestalt, but examine each part.



    Some things to look for:



    • topline thickness and beveled edges

    • how do the cavity and topline interact

    • heel radius. smooth, angled, ragged, choppy

    • how does the heel transition into the sole and left bumper

    • how the heel leads into the neck

    • how the topline transitions into the neck

    • how the shoulders transition into the bumpers and cavity

    • how the barrel on the neck flows into the length of the neck

    • how does the toe side fit the other angles

    • what kind of sole: 3 plane or curved

    • face milling style

    • headcover, grip, shaft options?

    etc. etc.



    Really examine the heck out them. That's the fun of it all and take your time. Only you know what you like!

    ...I think Byron does the best work. image/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />






    Thanks for your info. I have never really thought that intensely about all the aspects of the putter like that before. Thanks for your input
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    rymail00 2018 WITB http://www.golfwrx.c...witb-pic-heavy/

    TM M1 430 8.5* Tour Issue w/ Tensei CK Pro White 70s (with high gloss SLDR finish from Continental Golf)
    Titleist 917 F3 15* D+ 80s
    Titleist 915H 21* D+ 90s
    Titleist 915H 24* D+ 90s
    Titleist AP2 718, 5-50* Steelfiber i95s
    Scratch TD DW 54* 58* KBS HiRev
    Odyssey Metal X Milled 330M (current gamer)
    Ping Scottsdale TR B60
    TP Mills Heritage 349g
    Byron Morgan 006 355g
    Byron Morgan Makers Proof #4/5 solid copper
    C&L CL1 368g
    Scotty Cameron Newport Studio Style
  • mediumesmediumes Members  100WRX Points: 0Posts: 100
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    You could try sizemore putters.
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    check www.slightergolf.com = intense putters!
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  • rymail00rymail00 Members  6705WRX Points: 159Handicap: 6Posts: 6,705 Titanium Tees
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. So far most interested in C&L, and sunsetbeach.



    Any other suggestions welcomed
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    rymail00 2018 WITB http://www.golfwrx.c...witb-pic-heavy/

    TM M1 430 8.5* Tour Issue w/ Tensei CK Pro White 70s (with high gloss SLDR finish from Continental Golf)
    Titleist 917 F3 15* D+ 80s
    Titleist 915H 21* D+ 90s
    Titleist 915H 24* D+ 90s
    Titleist AP2 718, 5-50* Steelfiber i95s
    Scratch TD DW 54* 58* KBS HiRev
    Odyssey Metal X Milled 330M (current gamer)
    Ping Scottsdale TR B60
    TP Mills Heritage 349g
    Byron Morgan 006 355g
    Byron Morgan Makers Proof #4/5 solid copper
    C&L CL1 368g
    Scotty Cameron Newport Studio Style

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