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I also removed two weights from that putter. In true 'overthinkit' mode, I decided to take two off the back...I thought/think it may help stabilize/less wobble leaving the most weight on the front During the Backswing....let's see what Tizzle says!

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> @J-Tizzle said:   > Yep, I've said it several times, the hardest part of SS/FO putting is making sure you have thick skin. If you can make it 9 holes and roll in a few putts, they will quiet

> @ncp10 said: > Wow thanks a lot that really helps and begs the question: what are some more practice tips to focus on to keep the putter face from turning? I had assumed it was all swing p

Glad you are enjoying it! And no doubt, one of the things that you have to be ready for is the reaction of others to what you are doing. I've written this many times on this thread, but I'll say it

I just switched mine out, and I'll try it with the back corner weights removed tomorrow. Putting on the carpet just now, it seemed like MAYBE the putter was a bit less stable on the backswing than it was with the front corner weights removed, but that could also be my imagination. FWIW, I just sent an email to Bobby Grace asking him if it mattered from a performance standpoint; if he responds, I'll let you know.

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Please let us know your preference.

 

I've emailed Bobby Grace (and talked to him on the phone a few times). Trying to get him to make me a F18 (smaller head) with the asskicker at 80* for side saddling but he won't because he says the weight can't get up high enough for performance. Which stinks because if I had to hate on one thing for the F22, is that its big.

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Got two replies from Bobby Grace regarding which set of corner weights to remove. This was his first reply:

"Lightening up the putter does lower the MOI and can help with a tighter grouping on putts outside 25 feet." (I'm not sure I understand how those two things go together, so if anybody else does, please weigh in.)

So in a second email, I re-asked the question, "Does it matter at all whether you remove the weights from the front corners or the back corners?"

His reply: "Yes remove the front weight to replace with lighter. Keep the heavy in the rear."

So J_Tizzle was right, and I've already switched my F22 back to front weights out, rear weights in. FWIW, this lightens the F22 by about 60 grams, screws included. BG sells two 13g weights, but it's pricey; I think I'll go with empty slots.

Also, as an indicator of how light the GP putter really is, the F22 with two weights removed is still 70g heavier than my GP even though my GP is 4" longer than the F22. That is LIGHT!

 

 

 

 

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Now you got me interested, so I weighed them, my F22 comes in at 772, while my GP (loaded with lead tape) came in at 740. I'm going to fiddle with some tungsten tape and get the weight up there a bit closer. The F22 is either perfect or still slightly heavy, so I might just remove the front middle one. Because why not.

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I think it added about 100 grams. Not sure as I have altered and added weight to others. I try to get them near the 500 gm head weight as I find that best for me on lag putts.

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Adding sand down the shaft is an old trick and makes for easy experimentation. With a short putter filling the shaft might add about 100g. (In 1986 I bought a small bag of aquarium sand because it's clean. I still have most of it left.)

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I'm not sure what the head weight alone is; mine is 858g at 44" with the weights, 796 without the weights. For comparison purposes, it's about 20g lighter with the weights in than the JuanPutt at the same length, about 100g heavier than my Directed Force at the same length, and about 140g heavier than my GP at 48".

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Well, hell...

I just ordered the BG Night and Day. I'm using all of the gas and restaurant money, plus what's left of my stimulus money, to finance the purchase. I also may not be completely forthcoming with my wife as to how many putters are in the hall closet. She doesn't really want to know anyway; our "don't ask, don't tell" policy for golf equipment has worked well for a long, long time. If I can intercept the package when it arrives, she'll never know...

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The irony of this, of course, is that I could not possibly have putted better this past weekend with my F22; under 30 putts both days, and yesterday I don't think I missed a single putt inside 10 feet.

I'm a sick, sick man.

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Do you hold your putter at 90*?

I’d be interested in knowing if this could effectively be held vertically. It seems a bit wide and I’m not sure if it hasn’t that “tri-sole” grind.

I like the looks

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Bobby has made that sole so that you can hold it at almost 90* with little or no loss of effective sweet spot. The only thing I've had to be careful about is lining the putt up from behind in a soled position, and then moving it to a more upright position as I move into position; that moves the ball to the inside of the center line toward the heel. As long as I am careful to hold the putter at the same angle that it'll be at when I am actually putting, it's no problem, and it's a remarkably stable, solid feel.

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I have an old Bobby Grace heavyweight champion putter that would be great for those who want to hold it at 90 degrees. It can literally stand up on its own. Not sure it would be legal if manufactured today.

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I tell my wife I'm doing a putter exchange.....she see's a putter go out the door, and another one come in the door...even steven….

Of course, I sell the old putter on ebay for $150.....

I buy the new one for $500+. :)

(She knows what's going on - but is kind enough to let me think I have her fooled...)

 

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I mount my purchases like a trophy kill

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How's it going mates?

Just wanted to drop a line and introduce myself as I am one of the CEO's of Bomar Putting Company and have been rolling it face-on since I was 10, so a total of 22 years now haha. My Father, Billy, is the other Co-Founder and a playing and teaching professional such as myself. He's been face-on for 47 years now and we're always stoked to meet other side-saddle diehards. Would love to answer any questions you all may have for us personally or as a business! Cheers.

 

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Yo Bluedot, cheers for the question! My Dad used a variety of conventional models from age 10-33, as back then no one manufactured side saddle putters, his longest stint being with a Ping 69BC. Then in 1996 he had a side saddle specific putter made for him to use during the Dave Pelz World Putting Championship, which he finished 7th at. This model was our inspiration for The BB10 that we currently sell as it had the same T shaped design but was comprised solely of brass, pinned together and had no milling on the face. This was the putter I used from age 10 up until we started making prototypes about 2 years ago for BPCO. How long have you been face-on and what putters have you used and or currently use?

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