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Best Anser style putter for the $$

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Dan1942Dan1942 Members  21WRX Points: 0Posts: 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<br />


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  • JabbathePuttJabbathePutt Members  40WRX Points: 19Handicap: 13Posts: 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 Members  666WRX Points: 182Posts: 666 Golden Tee
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    Instead of an Anser "style" why not actually get a proper Ping Anser?<br />
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    There's so many models over the years im sure you will find one within budget

    Taylormade SIM Max 9* (Hzrdus Smoke 6.0)
    Taylormade M6 15* 3 wood (Hzrdus Smoke 6.0)
    Adams DHY 18*, 21* & 24* (Aldila S )
    Ping Iblade 5-PW (1-2* weak loft) (S300's)
    Titleist SM7 Raw 54/58 (PXI 5.5)
    Taylormade Dupage putter

  • IvyguyIvyguy Members  1647WRX Points: 286Posts: 1,647 Platinum Tees
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    Cleceland Huntington beach!<br />
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    You can thank me later!
  • vietnameehvietnameeh HIT BALL FAR NOT BALL STRAIGHT Members  2168WRX Points: 229Handicap: 36.4Posts: 2,168 Platinum Tees
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    for the money the original Cleveland classic... $40 now?
    Mizuno ST190G 7* Aldila RIP-X 65TX
    Callaway XR Pro 14* Graphite Design PM902X
    Taylormade M3 17* Rescue Fujikura 869 Speeder Tour Spec X
    Mizuno MP-H4 3 iron KBS CTaper X
    Titleist 690MB 4-PW DG S300
    Wilson FG Tour TC 52,56,60
    Directed Force 1.0 Reno
  • gbartkogbartko Woooo! Members  672WRX Points: 231Posts: 672 Golden Tee
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    Not sure if they have lefty version but the ping anser Milled line is a great value

    Ping G400 10.5° (Tour 65S)
    Sub 70 Pro 18° (UST ProForce V2)
    Titleist 818 H2 20°/23° (PX 6.0)
    Sub 70 699 5-6-7 (DG S300)
    Sub 70 699 Pro 8-9-P-A (DG S300)
    Titleist SM7 54° F - 58° D (DG S300)
    Odyssey Stroke Lab Three

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  • Dan1942Dan1942 Members  21WRX Points: 0Posts: 21 Bunkers
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    Wow that Cleveland Huntington Beach 1 looks like a great deal
  • YuckYuck Fore! Members  2693WRX Points: 320Posts: 2,693 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 Members  1075WRX Points: 103Posts: 1,075 Platinum Tees
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    Ping redwood Anser<br />
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    Never compromise deniro <br />
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    Hunnington beach<br />
  • justasgoodjustasgood Without Tempo, you are just a hacker. Members  3217WRX Points: 832Handicap: I.Q.Posts: 3,217 Titanium Tees
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    Ping Anser milled
  • reqqreqq Members  66WRX Points: 55Posts: 66 Bunkers
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    Love my Juno, taylormade got silver version on discount now..<br />
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    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 Members  4909WRX Points: 220Handicap: 0.4Posts: 4,909 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 Members  218WRX Points: 132Handicap: 3.2Posts: 218 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 M5 10.5 with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8X
    Ping Stretch 13* with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7X
    Ping 410H 19* with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95X
    Miura Bades 4-PW
    Miura Wedges 51,55,59
    Callaway PM 64
    BB2  or one of my T.P. Mills handmade 
  • th6252th6252 Members  1372WRX Points: 199Posts: 1,372 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 Members  932WRX Points: 61Handicap: 8Posts: 932 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 Members  554WRX Points: 139Posts: 554 Golden Tee
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    "for the money" is a very relative suggestion, but I offer this:<br />
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    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.<br />
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    And for a regular putter (which these days means something at $200), O-Works 1 and Sigma G/2 Anser would be good options.<br />
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    All of the above except the BB series have had some use on the Tour which says enough to me.
  • moodogg98moodogg98 Members  83WRX Points: 5Posts: 83 Bunkers
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    Budget golf still has their TM putters on sale for under $100:<br />
  • ColinKelvinColinKelvin ScotlandMembers  189WRX Points: 166Handicap: 9Posts: 189 Fairways
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    Ping Redwood Anser (the matt black finish is especially nice);<br />
    Ping Anser Milled (choice of 6 hosels);<br />
    or, if you can find one, Ping Anser JAS WTi (a thing of beauty).<br />
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    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 set to 8* Tensei Orange 60g S
    • PING Anser 17* 20* hybrids TFC 800H-S
    • PING i500 4 iron 19.5* Blue Dot Aldila Rogue Max 85H-S +1"
    • PING iBlade 5-W Green Dot CFS 80-S +.75"
    • PING Anser Forged 50, 54, 60* Blue Dot DG Spinner +.5"
    • PING Anser JAS Wti 35" PP60

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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 Anser Milled 6
  • erwincherwinch Members  38WRX Points: 0Handicap: 15Posts: 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 Members  8735WRX Points: 340Posts: 8,735 Titanium Tees
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    Anyone pulled the head on a newer PING putter?<br />
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    I just pulled an old Dalehead and they put a ball bearing down in the hosel. It's a mother to pull.<br />
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    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 Members  901WRX Points: 98Handicap: 2.5Posts: 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, CAMembers  54WRX Points: 38Handicap: 1.0Posts: 54 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!

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    Morton golf. Ping mag bronze anser or the anser 2 for $109 the TR 1966 either version for $149

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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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    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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