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stormin70

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  1. Scotty Cameron Special Select Squareback 2 - I love mine. I’ve been down the wide blade rabbit hole for a while (2014 Select Squareback, Evnroll ER-2, 2018 Select Squareback 1.5, Bettinardi BB-8W, Odyssey Double Wide). The Squareback 2 has been the best of them, for me.
  2. I don’t think that’s correct. The 33” stock putters (dual 20’s) are 360g weight heads. The 34” (dual 15’s) are 350g and the 35” (dual 10’s) are 340g.
  3. For me, I’ve really found that a 360g head weight with a 33.5” shaft length and an 84g midsize grip (Golf Pride Tour Classic) works best for me in most conditions. I have a few putters that are 330g and they just seem to light and whippy for my stroke. I don’t putt as well when I have to swing that fast.
  4. Of all the Scotty putters I’ve owned, the 2018-2019 seem to be the best of the inserts. I don’t mind the stainless insert on my 2018 Select Laguna, at all. I honestly can’t even tell that it’s there when I’m putting. It feels like a fully milled putter. I also own a 2003 Studio Stainless Laguna 2.5 (shallow milled), a 2014 Select Squareback (deep milled) and a 2020 Special Select Squareback 2 (mid milled). My 2018 Select Laguna feels as good as any of them.
  5. My preferred putter grip is the Golf Pride Tour Classic - it’s that midsize triangular profile one. Solid rubber.
  6. I use that interlocking grip with every grip I’ve ever had on a putter. Superstroke, Cameron, Golf Pride - it doesn’t matter to me. That all said, my putter grip of choice is the Golf Pride Tour Classic. Something about that midsize, triangular profile just works for me. Next best would be a Tour SNSR then followed by a Scotty Pistolero.
  7. https://www.scottycameron.com/archives/putters/2014/select/newport-2/ it’s hard to see close details in the post, but it looks mostly right to me.
  8. My buddy has 3 of them and won’t play anything else.
  9. I’ve been doing it since I started playing golf in the early 90’s. I also extend the index finger on my right hand down the grip. Anything else feels strange to me.
  10. Honestly, I love this style of putter. For me, the 2014 Select Squareback has been the best of all of them. It looks like crap with the plus style alignment but I swear that putter is “lights out” for me. Right now it’s in my walking bag but it still sees a lot of use.
  11. Add Kevin Streelman to that list. It should probably be said, though, that Wilson has ramped up the investment capital the last few years. In as much as their irons go, the Staff Model Blades and Staff Model CBs are top notch. I think the woods still have a long way to go, but the general consensus is that their newer irons are as good, or better, than anything out there.
  12. I’m not a low capper by any means, but I’ve been playing to an 8 the last several seasons. About 3 years ago I got a set of the OG CBX wedges and my short game really improved with them. Nothing fancy about my playing - mostly chips and pitches, the rare flop. I could execute the basics with the CBXs and they worked for me. I got an inflated head about it and the next season I thought I’d “upgrade” out of those game improvement shovels and got a set of RTX-4s. My short game was never the same with them. The harder I tried with the RTXs, the worse my short game got. I was all over the place. Last season I ditched the RTXs and got a set of CBX-2s in 50/54/58. My short game slowly came back. I’m sticking with them. I like them so much that I bought a pair of OG CBX in 50/56 for my practice bag. I know they’re not for everyone, but they work for me and I feel confident standing over them.
  13. When I’m walking / carrying I really like my small 4 slot stand bag, but I only use 12 clubs in that one. For riding or push cart, I like my larger 14 slot stand bag, with 14 clubs.
  14. I don’t game it anymore, but I still have and love my old Wilson Tour Special Forged (the cheap 8802) that I bought new in ‘91 for like $39 bucks. It was my gamer until about ‘03. I do still use it a lot on the putting mat at home - it just has such a unique feel to it.
  15. I have a Studio Stainless Laguna 2.5 and I love it. IMHO, the Studio Stainless series are killer looking, older Scotty’s. Keep in mind that both the Studio Stainless series and the Pro Platinum series are going to feel petty light by today’s standards. With the exception of some of the specific 340/34 and 350/33 ones, most of them (like my Laguna) are originally 330g and 35” from the factory.
  16. I’ve gone back and forth as well. This season I’ve settled into a 2018 Scotty Laguna (which has the milled insert with the tape / elastomer behind it). Honestly, IMHO it’s damned close to the fully milled Scotty’s that I own. It feels great to me and it’s plenty firm.
  17. I played a Scotty GoLo S5 for a long time but recently replaced it with a Phantom X6 STR. Both are great center shaft putters.
  18. I probably should have expanded a little bit more on this. Alignment tools are not my biggest priority for putting - my focus is more about my shoulder rotation and having my putting stroke on plane. The alignment aids are a loose guide for me and come after addressing the ball and checking that my putter face is square to my target line.
  19. Any of the square Scotty covers can be found on eBay. The square 2017 Futura cover works great with that putter - that’s what I used.
  20. For me, neither one wound up being optimal. I had an O-Works 2 Ball and it was quick to line up but not precise. I also have had a couple of SeeMore’s and I find it’s very slow to line up and address. I was always taking my time checking and adjusting my alignment with the RST and I felt like I couldn’t get into a nice rhythm. the RST works great, but the slow rhythm always bothered me and I eventually moved on.
  21. That’s not exactly right. The 2008-2011 Studio Select Squareback 1 and 2 both have rounded bumpers. The 2014-2015 Select Squareback has square bumpers. The 2018-2019 Select Squareback 1 and 1.5 both have square bumpers and the 2020-2021 Special Select Squareback 2 has square bumpers. The numbers refer to the neck styles: 1 is a single bend shaft, 1.5 is a mini slant neck and 2 is a plumbers neck. https://www.scottycameron.com/putter-archive/
  22. I’ve had the 2018 and still own the 2014. I greatly prefer the more compact head shape of the 2014 (even tho it has that stupid pop up cross). IMHO, the face of the 2018 and the 2020 is too long and the head feels huge compared to the 2014. My perfect Squareback would be the 2014 head shape with a single line on the back flange.
  23. IMHO, the twist face was done better than the original and the M6 had the early version of the inertia generator. I thought the M6 was a great, forgiving driver and easily as good as the 2016 M2 was.
  24. I think year after year there are incremental improvements and substantial improvements in the clubs. For example OG M1/M2 were substantial (compared to the R series), M3/M4 were incremental gain and M5/M6 were more substantial.
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