FrankenTyne - It's Alive!

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Sometime last year, when I was looking for a putter change, I rolled everything Golf Galaxy had to offer and walked out with a PING Sigma Tyne H. I really enjoyed it, but did find it a bit heavy, and aesthetically wished the fangs were just a bit shorter. I did a crappy MS Paint rendering of what it would look like with shorter fangs, and actually inspired at least one person on here to take a band saw to theirs.



A friend in my club is a professional machinist, and said he could shorten the fangs for me if I was interested. After much waffling, I decided to give it a go. He did superb work, and trimmed them down just enough to get the headweight bang-on at 350g. I believe he said it ended up being right at about .5" trimmed.



Next it went off to a certified cerakote applicator, to be finished in the socom blue color.



I just got it back yesterday, and it turned out fantastic. I can't wait to have it all re-assembled and give it a roll!



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  • GooseHookGooseHook Keep it Fraiche  11801WRX Points: 380Members Posts: 11,801
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    Like to reply ratio is strong.



    Cerakote is completely maintenance free, that putter should hold up for a long time.
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  • MattMoMattMo  2387WRX Points: 124Handicap: 8Members Posts: 2,387
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    My beef with the Tyne is the heavy weight. This looks like a win-win all around: the shorter fangs look great and it's lighter. Well done!
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  • SkhackerSkhacker The Minimalist Golfer  1561WRX Points: 158Handicap: 6Members Posts: 1,561
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    Lots of guys doing this. Maybe Ping will take notice. Looks much better when it's a bit more compact. Looks good!
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  • erock9174erock9174 North Canton, OH 4127WRX Points: 233Handicap: 10.5Members Posts: 4,127
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    Looks a lot like the Cleveland putter with the short wings
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  • PreppySlapCutPreppySlapCut This is just babytown frolics...  6555WRX Points: 241Members Posts: 6,555
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    Very well done!
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  • semarlorsemarlor Charlotte, NC 844WRX Points: 218Members Posts: 844
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    I feel like "FrankenTyne" is a very underrated title here...well done, lol.
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  • Smada962Smada962  81WRX Points: 58Handicap: 2Members Posts: 81
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    Very nice. Does the cerakote affect the feel of the insert at all?



    Here is mine. I had my step dad cut 5/8” off of each fang in a mill, bringing it to 351grams just like yours. I then attempted to touch up the ends but couldn’t find a paint that matched to my liking, so I decided to go a different route and went with white. I was a little sloppy on my masking so it isn’t perfect but I still really like it.
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    The cerakote doesn't have any noticable impact on the feel.
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