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  1. @hypergolfI think it's more a question of how is the weight distributed in the putter head. Putters with weight ports have more perimeter weighting which they claim increases MOI and "forgiveness". Bettinardi hasn't incorporated this design feature yet, which is puzzling. They are the kings of the one piece milling world though, maybe they don't want to stray from that.
  2. @hack2489 This has been my experience as well. Getting technical and setup focused causes tension which is golf poison. I spent years tinkering with setup, grip changes, mechanics etc. and all it did was slowly make a worse putter and destroy my confidence on the greens. I have since gone the way of the "Crenshaw" mindset and method (free flowing, feel oriented) and my confidence has returned. I'm still not a great putter by any means but my attitude has improved and therefore so has my putting performance. Golf is hard and putting is even harder. I think I read somewhere that an improperly weighted putter for your stroke will cause distance control issues. Just FYI...
  3. @hack2489 I wish I could precisely quantify why the putter didn't work for me. I just could never find a groove with it. I set up differently with it every time, I never made the same stroke twice with it. Which meant I never got comfortable and never made putts . Granted, I purchased it during a time when I was "searching" for a better putting stroke/set up, so it very well could have been "the warrior not the weapon" scenario. It's sad because like I said, I LOVE the shape of that putter. I'm going to try to not get too philosophical here. Certain "classic" putter shapes, I believe, tell you what to do with them. You don't have to decipher how its suppose to be used, you just put it down and the putter naturally puts you in the proper set up. Putting issues arise from mental scar-tissue we accumulate over years of missed putts due to nerves or improper mechanics. For me, the QB8 didn't communicate to me how best to swing it, so we had to part ways. And unfortunately that's how I feel about most Bettinardi models. I love the way they look so I buy one. Bought a BB8W this year and it only lasted a few months. I have the 2020 Scotty Newport 2.5 now and I couldn't be happier. I could be wrong but I believe the Queen B series was originally intended to rival Scotty's "My Girl" putters, which is why they tend to lean a bit more "feminine" with the styling and color scheme. The head shapes were made heavier so as to fit a shorter shaft as well a la the "Cameron and Crown" release from Scotty. Funny thing is, everyone bought them anyway because they looked so good, so Bettinardi stopped marketing them as "women's" and just focused on them being alternatives to the BB series like the Studio Stock. If I dreamed all this up and I'm way off, I apologize, I'm sure someone will correct me.
  4. I have owned many different Bettinardi and Scotty Cameron models. Currently in my possession I have 2 Scotty's and 0 Betti's. This is only my opinion, but Bettinardi's are beautiful hunks of metal that don't perform, while Scotty's just seem to be gamer's. I still think the Queen B 8 is the most beautiful putter I have ever seen, but it only lasted in my bag for a few months and I have never putted worse. I still get excited with every Bettinardi release but I think back to the accumulated loss of $$ from buying a $400 putter and selling it for $100 on ebay a few months later and I put my wallet back in my pocket.
  5. IN ORDER: THE BEGINNING COBRA BOBBY GRACE 2200 SOFTIEPING KARSTEN SERIES ANSERPING TR 1966 ANSERODYSSEY METAL X MILLED ROSSIEODYSSEY VERSA WHITE HOT W-B-W 1WDARK PERIOD EDEL BRICKEDEL E-3PING VAULT OSLO (SLATE)CLEVELAND HUNTINGTON BEACH 6CSSCOTTY CAMERON FUTURA 5SODYSSEY O-WORKS VERSA 7BETTINARDI QB8 (2017)TAYLORMADE TP RED CHASKABETTINARDI BB1 (2016)CLEVELAND HUNTINGTON BEACH 6SCOTTY CAMERON 2015 SELECT NEWPORT 2BETTINARDI BB39 (2018)SEEMORE FGPODYSSEY WHITE HOT PRO 2.0 BLACK V-LINESCOTTY CAMERON FUTURA 5.5MPING VAULT 2.0 COPPER ZBBUY -SELL-TRADE PERIOD SCOTTY CAMERON RED-XSCOTTY CAMERON CIRCA 62 NO. 2TOULON LONG ISLANDSCOTTY CAMERON CALIFORNIA HOLLYWOODRENEWED GAMER SEARCH ODYSSEY WHITE HOT PRO 2.0 BLACK (KBS CT TOUR BLACK PUTTER SHAFT)MIZUNO TPM 3BETTINARDI STUDIO STOCK #3 (ONE ROUND)PING VAULT 2.O KETSCH (BLACK)SCOTTY CAMERON STUDIO SELECT NEWPORT (GAMER)BETTINARDI BB8 WIDE (2020)
  6. Odyssey Metal X Milled Rossie Mizuno TPM 3 Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport
  7. Selling my Metal X Milled Rossie is one of my biggest Golf equipment regrets.
  8. Bobby Grace by Cobra The 2200 "Softie" (My first putter) Odyssey Metal X Milled Rossie (Never should have sold it) Ping Karsten Series Anser I have owned and currently own expensive Betti's and Scotty's but these putters represent the flat-sticks used during my "best" putting periods. Sadly, I no longer own any of them.
  9. https://bettinardi.com/hive-archive/bb56-tour-prototype/ The only thing I would change is paintfill and add some stampings. I would like to go with a Notre Dame color scheme. Keep the green finish but add royal and gold paintfill. I would add the initials of my wife, son and daughter and maybe a shamrock or two. 33” length with a matching jumbo grip. Perfection
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