Best Anser style putter for the $$

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Dan1942Dan1942  21WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 21 Bunkers
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I am looking for a new putter and wanted something simple like an Anser style putter. I am currently using a scotty Red X which I really dislike but really cant afford to get anything to expensive. Looking for some suggestions for a new LH Putter



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  • JabbathePuttJabbathePutt  40WRX Points: 19Handicap: 13Members Posts: 40 Bunkers
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    I second the suggestion above for the Cleveland Huntington Beach, great putters. Maybe look for a deal on a Taylormade TP Juno, I've seen a few floating around on that big auction site in the sky for $100 new. Dig deeper perhaps and look for a NOS Kevin Burns, great all milled putters that can usually be found for around $110.
    I can play golf till the break of dawn......till the break of dawn!!!!
  • SuperbritSuperbrit  608WRX Points: 138Members Posts: 608 Golden Tee
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    Instead of an Anser "style" why not actually get a proper Ping Anser?

    There's so many models over the years im sure you will find one within budget

    Taylormade SIM Max 9.0* (Ventus Blue S)
    Taylormade M6 15* 3 wood (Hzrdus Smoke 6.0)
    Taylormade M6 18* 5 wood (Hzrdus Smoke 6.0)
    Adams DHY 21* (Aldila )
    TI Taylormade RSI TP 4-PW (1.5* flat, 1* weak) (Pro Modus 130s)
    Taylormade MG black 52 (53) (2* flat, 1* weak) (DG S300)
    Taylormade Hi Toe 58 (2* flat) (DG S300)
    Machine putter

  • IvyguyIvyguy  1609WRX Points: 261Members Posts: 1,609 Platinum Tees
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    Cleceland Huntington beach!

    You can thank me later!
  • vietnameehvietnameeh HIT BALL FAR NOT BALL STRAIGHT  2095WRX Points: 206Handicap: 36.4Members Posts: 2,095 Platinum Tees
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    for the money the original Cleveland classic... $40 now?

    Cobra F9 7.5* Aldila Phenom NL 60TX
    Taylormade M3 17* Hybrid Fujikura 869 Speeder Tour Spec X
    Mizuno MP-H4 3 iron KBS Ctaper 130x
    Titleist 690MB 4-PW DG S300 (LOL WTF)
    Wilson FG Tour TC 52,56,60
    Taylormade Spider Mini Copper

  • gbartkogbartko Whooooo!  668WRX Points: 224Members Posts: 668 Golden Tee
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    Not sure if they have lefty version but the ping anser Milled line is a great value
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  • Dan1942Dan1942  21WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 21 Bunkers
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    Wow that Cleveland Huntington Beach 1 looks like a great deal
  • YuckYuck Fore!  2578WRX Points: 232Members Posts: 2,578 Titanium Tees
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    You can still buy a brand new ping Anser for under $100. These are the old style, cast with sound slot and no sight-line with a ping man grip and no head cover. (You don't really need one) Some will find these too light by today's standards.
  • SUITSSUITS  1020WRX Points: 84Members Posts: 1,020 Platinum Tees
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    Ping redwood Anser

    Never compromise deniro

    Hunnington beach

  • justasgoodjustasgood Without Tempo, you are just a hacker.  3044WRX Points: 596Handicap: I.Q.Members Posts: 3,044 Titanium Tees
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    Ping Anser milled
  • reqqreqq  65WRX Points: 50Members Posts: 65 Bunkers
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    Love my Juno, taylormade got silver version on discount now..

    edit - nevermind, they only got right handed left
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    Just picked up a Scotty Studio Design 1.5 for $80
  • WidespreadPanicWidespreadPanic Wizard in the Corner  4910WRX Points: 218Handicap: 0.4Members Posts: 4,910 Titanium Tees
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    The OG White Hot #1. Also there are some White Hot Pro #1’s on the bay for around $60 that are in good shape. Best inserts ever made.
    Taylormade M2 ('17) 10.5*
    Cobra F7 15.5*
    Taylormade M1 ('17) 19*
    Mizuno MP18 Fli Hi 4i
    Mizuno MP18 SC 5-PW
    Cleveland RTX 588 2.0 52**, 56**, 60**
    Taylormade TP Red Ardmore 3
    Taylormade TPx
  • DrJACOBDrJACOB  184WRX Points: 95Handicap: 1.7Members Posts: 184 Fairways
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    You might want to consider the material of the head if feel is important. Carbon vs Stainless Steel or even inserts all give a different feedback.
    TM M1 10.5 with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8X
    Ping Stretch 13* with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7X
    Titlesit 910H 19*
    Miura Bades 4-PW
    Miura Wedges 51,55,59
    Callaway PM 64
    BB2 or at least one of my 8802 style putters
  • th6252th6252  1228WRX Points: 159Members Posts: 1,228 Platinum Tees
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    to further expand on drjacob's post, it would also help to know what kind of feel you're looking for. if you want really soft, then there are several odyssey iterations available second hand. but for a non-insert, it's hard to beat the cleveland huntington beach or the previous model classic line.
  • Sean289Sean289  924WRX Points: 51Handicap: 8Members Posts: 924 Golden Tee
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    The Cleveland Classic can be purchased new for nothing these days. I used one for about 4 years. It is as good as any Scotty that I have rolled.
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Driver: PING G400 Max[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3 Wood: PING G30[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]5 Wood: PING G30[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3 Hybrid: Taylormade M3[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]4-9: PING G Series[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]PW: Titleist Vokey SM5 48[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]SW: Titleist Vokey SM5 52[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]LW: Titleist Vokey SM5 60[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Putter: PING Anser Tr 1966[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Ball: Titleist ProV1x[/font]
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  • hd.softailhd.softail  525WRX Points: 125Members Posts: 525 Golden Tee
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    "for the money" is a very relative suggestion, but I offer this:

    In the milled arena it's hard to beat the Bettinardi BB or Ping Vault 2.0 for $300. Pay anything more and you're just buying a premium/custom boutique name because you can.

    And for a regular putter (which these days means something at $200), O-Works 1 and Sigma G/2 Anser would be good options.

    All of the above except the BB series have had some use on the Tour which says enough to me.
  • moodogg98moodogg98  83WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 83 Bunkers
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    Budget golf still has their TM putters on sale for under $100:
  • ColinKelvinColinKelvin Scotland 140WRX Points: 119Handicap: 9.3Members Posts: 140 Fairways
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    Ping Redwood Anser (the matt black finish is especially nice);

    Ping Anser Milled (choice of 6 hosels);

    or, if you can find one, Ping Anser JAS WTi (a thing of beauty).

    All of these slightly older models have modern headweights and a nice, solid feel off the face. For me, the recent Vault and Sigma G lines feel too soft and somehow dulled.
    • PING G400 Max 9* Tour 65 S-Flex
    • PING Anser 17*, 20* hybrids TFC 800H S-Flex
    • PING Anser (2013) 4-PW +0.5" CFS S-Flex
    • PING i200 UW CFS R-Flex
    • PING Eye 2+ SW becu Aldila 350 S-Flex
    • PING Anser Forged 56* DG Spinner W-flex
    • PING Anser JAS Wti Putter

  • MattMoMattMo  2387WRX Points: 130Handicap: 8Members Posts: 2,387 Platinum Tees
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    The HB are a great value, but if you like a firm putter, they’re not for you. The deep milling make them very soft. I’m a big fan of the Redwood line. Aesthetically pleasing and offers great feel.
    Ping G400 Max 10.5* w/ Rogue Black
    Ping G25 4W w/ TFC
    Ping G25 20* Hybrid w/ TFC
    Ping ie1 4-U w/ CFS
    Ping Glide 54* WS
    Ping Glide Stealth 58* ES
    Ping BeNi Scottsdale Anser
  • erwincherwinch  38WRX Points: 0Handicap: 15Members Posts: 38
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    Another vote for Ping Anser Milled and Redwood. I have them both and they are great. The only downside is they're a little light.
    PING G25 9.5* Tour 65R
    Titleist 816 H2 2h, Motore Speeder
    Titleist 816 H2 3h, Motore Speeder
    Titleist 714 AP1 XP95 4-PW
    Vokey SM6 50* F Grind
    Vokey SM6 54* S Grind
    Vokey SM6 58* M Grind
    PING Anser Milled 0 / Taylormade Spider Tour Black
    Taylormade Project TP5x
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  • Matt JMatt J  8735WRX Points: 337Members Posts: 8,735 Titanium Tees
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    Anyone pulled the head on a newer PING putter?

    I just pulled an old Dalehead and they put a ball bearing down in the hosel. It's a mother to pull.

    OP, I've been checking real Daleheads on eBay and the prices are all over the place. The only reasons not to buy the real deal: if you can't deal with the sound slot, if you want heavier than 330 grams, if you like a different sight aid (could be modified). If you're still looking in a few weeks send me a PM. I'm selling a few from my collection.
  • taylormade113taylormade113  901WRX Points: 98Handicap: 2.5Members Posts: 901 Golden Tee
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    The TP Juno in the silver finish are on in New shape for $70. Great putter at a great price. Finish is outstanding. I actually like this over the black/copper of the new look Juno. The copper/black finish tends to show every rub or slight scratch.
  • Luke_RyanLuke_Ryan Los Angeles, CA 52WRX Points: 31Handicap: 1.0Members Posts: 52 Bunkers
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    On -, @WidespreadPanic said:

    The OG White Hot #1. Also there are some White Hot Pro #1’s on the bay for around $60 that are in good shape. Best inserts ever made.

    Just found a brand new OG White Hot #1 on eBay for $65 including shipping. I'm hoping it's as amazing as you say it is!

  • BrianM18BrianM18  77WRX Points: 46Members Posts: 77 Fairways
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    Morton golf. Ping mag bronze anser or the anser 2 for $109 the TR 1966 either version for $149

  • HandfullHandfull  139WRX Points: 61Handicap: 17Members Posts: 139 Fairways
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    Been using the Cleveland Huntington Beach 1 past few years and wouldn’t trade it for any of the big $$$ putters.

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  • j.a.j.a.  1723WRX Points: 181Members Posts: 1,723 Platinum Tees
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    I found a Rife Aruba on clearance for less than $100 and it's absolutely great. It rolls the ball very nice and feels/looks like an expensive putter


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