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Down to the putter in my perpetual reconfiguring of my bag...

 

I'd love to hear of some cool/off the beaten path/even just slightly lesser known putters that y'all like.

 

I just don't have interest in pulling the trigger on a Newport or Spider (thought I'm sure I eventually end up with one or both).

Driver: TaylorMade 2016 M2 9.5° at 8°

3W: TaylorMade V-Steel 15°

3H: Taylormade M3 19°

Irons (4-W): Titleist 718 AP1 (21°-48°)

SW: Titleist Vokey SM7 54° S grind (brushed steel)

LW: Titleist Vokey SM7 60° S grind (slate blue)

Putter: TaylorMade TP Black Copper Ardmore 2

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I got this by Strokes Gained Customs last year. 

A few more additions to consolidate into this thread: Lajosi, Low Tide, Bobby Grace, Olson, Clay Long, Carbon, Nordberg, Ricky Johnson, Xenon, and Artisan. Anybody got more? Let ‘em rip...

StrokesGained, Kronos, Gauge/Whitlam Design, Argol, Swag, Kraken, Black Lab, Cody James, Kevin Burns

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If you want something custom you could check out Byron Morgan, Piretti or Brandon Matthew. Lots of options out there. 

TSi3 8 Diamana D+ 70TX

Ts3 15.75 Diamana BF 80TX 

P790 3 Iron CTaper 130x

4-PW 1 degree weak 921 SEL CTaper 130x 

SM8 50.12 at 51 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135x
SM7 54.08 at 56 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135x

Taylormade Hi-Toe 60 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135x

Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2.5 with Stability Shaft

Srixon XV 

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I really like higher end TP Mills putters. The balance is spot-on with his pieces. If you don’t want to spend that much, you could look into a used Gauge Design. His putters definitely fly under the radar, are high quality, and can be picked up used for pretty cheap. Kevin Burns’ pyramid milled putters are top notch for roll with a soft feel, but it’s harder to find used ones for cheap and buying directly from him ain’t cheap. I’ve also heard really good things about Black Lab Golf putters out of Savannah. I’ve never tried one of them, but they look nice and are affordable. I also recommend Mack Made, but his stuff is kind of expensive since you basically design all the etching yourself on one of his pieces. It really depends on how much you want to spend. If $600 is not a problem, you have a lot of really cool options. If you’re maxing out at $300, you’ll need to hunt down a deal on eBay or here to score a winner. 

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There are tons of options out there all from small one man custom putter makers just depends what you want to spend. You can get something from Goodwood, Cushman, Compass Golf, MackMade, Snrg Design, TP Mills, Byron Morgan, MannKrafted, National Custom Works, Piretti, Miura, etc, etc.

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Driver: 9° Ping G410 Plus - Tour 65S

3W: 13.5° Ping G410 LST - Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75X

3H: 19° Ping - Tensei CK Pro Orange 90TX

Irons: 4i - 7i Srixon 585 / 8i - PW Srixon 785 - AMT Tour White S300

Wedges: 51° MD3 - 56° Glide 2 - 60° PM2

Putter(s): TP Mills Handmade - SIK Pro Tour Proto - MannKrafted MA/66 LN - and more. 

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So good - thank you, gents. Got lots to look into now, I didn't know of 80% of these.

Driver: TaylorMade 2016 M2 9.5° at 8°

3W: TaylorMade V-Steel 15°

3H: Taylormade M3 19°

Irons (4-W): Titleist 718 AP1 (21°-48°)

SW: Titleist Vokey SM7 54° S grind (brushed steel)

LW: Titleist Vokey SM7 60° S grind (slate blue)

Putter: TaylorMade TP Black Copper Ardmore 2

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What kind of headshape are you looking for? I think some of the older Bettinardi stuff is pretty cool and flies a bit under the radar.

Callaway Mavrik SZ Triple Diamond 9° 
Taylormade M2 DF 16.5° 
Titleist U510 2
Titleist 680MB 3-PW
Wedges - Cleveland 588 Raw 52. Vokey 58T
Odyssey Milled Collection 6M
 

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StrokesGained, Kronos, Gauge/Whitlam Design, Argol, Swag, Kraken, Black Lab, Cody James, Kevin Burns

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Callaway Rogue SubZero 9* 

TEE CBX 119 4wd 16.5*

Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 3h 19*

Wilson Staff C300 Forged 4i

Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 5-GW

Scratch 56* DS

Toulon Atlanta

 

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31 minutes ago, Golfingfanatic said:

What kind of headshape are you looking for? I think some of the older Bettinardi stuff is pretty cool and flies a bit under the radar.

I find myself being a fan of the wing/fang putters. I believe in the physics and they look better to me than the half moon shaped or two ball alignment (for example) type of putters. I used a blade for a long time and like the look, but I just think I put better with something with more mass and balance.

Driver: TaylorMade 2016 M2 9.5° at 8°

3W: TaylorMade V-Steel 15°

3H: Taylormade M3 19°

Irons (4-W): Titleist 718 AP1 (21°-48°)

SW: Titleist Vokey SM7 54° S grind (brushed steel)

LW: Titleist Vokey SM7 60° S grind (slate blue)

Putter: TaylorMade TP Black Copper Ardmore 2

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Just now, Vater said:

I find myself being a fan of the wing/fang putters. I believe in the physics and they look better to me than the half moon shaped or two ball alignment (for example) type of putters. I used a blade for a long time and like the look, but I just think I put better with something with more mass and balance.

 

So if you want a #7 style then it would be: Lajosi, Black Lab Golf, Compass Golf Co, MackMade(he can make any shape), National Custom Works (can print any shape), and I may be missing someone as well. 

Lefty WITB

Driver: 9° Ping G410 Plus - Tour 65S

3W: 13.5° Ping G410 LST - Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75X

3H: 19° Ping - Tensei CK Pro Orange 90TX

Irons: 4i - 7i Srixon 585 / 8i - PW Srixon 785 - AMT Tour White S300

Wedges: 51° MD3 - 56° Glide 2 - 60° PM2

Putter(s): TP Mills Handmade - SIK Pro Tour Proto - MannKrafted MA/66 LN - and more. 

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8 minutes ago, MattM97 said:

 

So if you want a #7 style then it would be: Lajosi, Black Lab Golf, Compass Golf Co, MackMade(he can make any shape), National Custom Works (can print any shape), and I may be missing someone as well. 

Kevin Burns 9309 is one as well

Callaway Rogue SubZero 9* 

TEE CBX 119 4wd 16.5*

Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 3h 19*

Wilson Staff C300 Forged 4i

Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 5-GW

Scratch 56* DS

Toulon Atlanta

 

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Just now, Chadwickog said:

Kevin Burns 9309 is one as well

 

Keep forgetting about KB's stuff. 

Lefty WITB

Driver: 9° Ping G410 Plus - Tour 65S

3W: 13.5° Ping G410 LST - Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75X

3H: 19° Ping - Tensei CK Pro Orange 90TX

Irons: 4i - 7i Srixon 585 / 8i - PW Srixon 785 - AMT Tour White S300

Wedges: 51° MD3 - 56° Glide 2 - 60° PM2

Putter(s): TP Mills Handmade - SIK Pro Tour Proto - MannKrafted MA/66 LN - and more. 

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There’s also options nearer to the beaten path worth checking out: Bettinardi, SeeMore, Evnroll, Toulon. I see OP just said they’re looking for a fang style head so maybe:

Bettinardi iNOVAi 6.0

Evnroll ER5

Toulon Las Vegas

SeeMore HT

 

I’ve seen #7 mallets in Carbon (my current gamer below), Lajosi, and Low Tide as well.


 

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Callaway Mavrik Max 1W 10.5° HZRDUS Smoke 60

Callaway Mavrik Subzero 4W 16.5° Rogue White 70

Callaway Mavrik Pro 3Hy 20° KBS 70/80

Srixon ZU85 4U 23° Modus 120

Srixon Z785 5i-AW Modus 120

Cleveland Zipcore 56.10 DG Spinner

P****** Teramo CS / SeeMore Mini Giant

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Byrons are probably my favorite at the moment.  His GSS DH89 head feels amazing. His putters have more soul in them it seems. 

 

I just took a leap and ordered from a somewhat smaller shop Kingston putters.  I had him make me a GSS Tiger replica and it turned out awesome.  Going to roll it this weekend.  
 

Next shop I’ll probably be ordering from will be Compass.   I really like his design and will look into one of those in the spring.

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Taylormade M3 9*  Fuji Velocore 6x 

Taylormade M3 4HL Hzrdus Yellow 63g

Mizuno JPX 919 Tours 3-PW Project X 6.0's

Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50/54/58 Project X 7.0's

Byron Morgan Stainless DH89 w/ Stability Tour / / Scotty Cameron Studio Design 2 

Bridgestone Tour B XS 

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This is great, much obliged.

 

So you're telling me there's more than Ping, Odyssey, and TaylorMade.

Driver: TaylorMade 2016 M2 9.5° at 8°

3W: TaylorMade V-Steel 15°

3H: Taylormade M3 19°

Irons (4-W): Titleist 718 AP1 (21°-48°)

SW: Titleist Vokey SM7 54° S grind (brushed steel)

LW: Titleist Vokey SM7 60° S grind (slate blue)

Putter: TaylorMade TP Black Copper Ardmore 2

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Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
3 Wood Epic Flash set to 16 degrees
3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash 18 20 23 degrees
6 hybrid Big Bertha 26 degree 
7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
50 degree GW Vokey SM7
56 degree SW Vokey SM7
Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

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1 hour ago, Vater said:

This is great, much obliged.

 

So you're telling me there's more than Ping, Odyssey, and TaylorMade.

Of course.  There’s a ridiculous rabbit hole you can go down with putters, but to me you want to start with the things you like/don’t like and go from there.

Taylormade SIM 10.5* w/ Graphite Design VR-5 (X)
Ping G 14.5* & 19.5* w/ Ping Tour 80 (X)
Ping G30 22* w/ Accra Tour Proto 85 (X)
Ping i210 5-PW w/ Aldila RIP 115 (S)
Vokey SM8 50*, 55*, 60* w/ S300
Scotty Cameron Toolbox
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On 12/3/2020 at 4:41 PM, Vater said:

Down to the putter in my perpetual reconfiguring of my bag...

 

I'd love to hear of some cool/off the beaten path/even just slightly lesser known putters that y'all like.

 

I just don't have interest in pulling the trigger on a Newport or Spider (thought I'm sure I eventually end up with one or both).


Try the putting engineer. The name says it all. They only produce in small batches and u gotta preorder them in advance, but totally worth the wait. They know what they are doing and their putters don’t cost an arm and a leg.

I hope it helps.

cheers

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If you're new to custom putter world (AKA, "Take all of my money, please"), Black Lab Golf putters are a great starting option and much cheaper than a lot of the other custom makers out there.  Sounds like you'd be looking at the BL-7 model, and you can choose the finish and stamping.  Plus, the company is owned by Chip Usher, who is a great guy to deal with.  I called Chip last spring looking for a very specific putter shaft that I had bought from him 6-7 years ago for a TP Mills build.  He didn't have any left, unfortunately.  The next day, HE CALLED ME BACK to tell me that he had called around to some other sources he knew and still wasn't able to find one.  I didn't ask him to go that extra step and he didn't tell me he was going to, but I guarantee you that the next time my phone rings with an unknown number from Savannah, GA, I will answer it!

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Callaway Epic Flash 12.0, 5.5 Evenflow green
Taylormade M2 2017 HL 16.5 w/GD Tour AD DI stiff
TEE e8 22 & 25 hybrids/Recoil 460 F3

Mizuno 919 Hot Metal Pro's 5-PW/Nippon Modus 105
Snake Eyes 52 gap Rifle 5.0
Corey Paul forged 56 sand Rifle 5.0

TP Mills Sycamore
Spaulding TPM VIII
MannKrafted MA/99

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Or a very under-rated, lower cost option would be the Cleveland Huntington Beach 11 (original or SOFT).

Callaway Epic Flash 12.0, 5.5 Evenflow green
Taylormade M2 2017 HL 16.5 w/GD Tour AD DI stiff
TEE e8 22 & 25 hybrids/Recoil 460 F3

Mizuno 919 Hot Metal Pro's 5-PW/Nippon Modus 105
Snake Eyes 52 gap Rifle 5.0
Corey Paul forged 56 sand Rifle 5.0

TP Mills Sycamore
Spaulding TPM VIII
MannKrafted MA/99

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Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
3 Wood Epic Flash set to 16 degrees
3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash 18 20 23 degrees
6 hybrid Big Bertha 26 degree 
7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
50 degree GW Vokey SM7
56 degree SW Vokey SM7
Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

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On 12/12/2020 at 3:51 PM, sm_watts said:

If you're new to custom putter world (AKA, "Take all of my money, please"), Black Lab Golf putters are a great starting option and much cheaper than a lot of the other custom makers out there.  Sounds like you'd be looking at the BL-7 model, and you can choose the finish and stamping.  Plus, the company is owned by Chip Usher, who is a great guy to deal with.  I called Chip last spring looking for a very specific putter shaft that I had bought from him 6-7 years ago for a TP Mills build.  He didn't have any left, unfortunately.  The next day, HE CALLED ME BACK to tell me that he had called around to some other sources he knew and still wasn't able to find one.  I didn't ask him to go that extra step and he didn't tell me he was going to, but I guarantee you that the next time my phone rings with an unknown number from Savannah, GA, I will answer it!

 

+1 for Chip.  He made a custom bl-7 for my father-  Best gift he has ever gotten.  Price was right, everything was perfect. 

 

I'm hoping to order one for myself soon-  Top notch quality, quick turnaround, total class-act. 

 

Black Lab uber alles!

 

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3 hours ago, xetremex said:

Gideon putters out of Lima OH

 

https://imgur.com/a/O83Xf41

 

And now I discovered a putter brand that was 45min from where I went to university and they're out of business...I think.

 

Nicely done putter.

Lefty WITB

Driver: 9° Ping G410 Plus - Tour 65S

3W: 13.5° Ping G410 LST - Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75X

3H: 19° Ping - Tensei CK Pro Orange 90TX

Irons: 4i - 7i Srixon 585 / 8i - PW Srixon 785 - AMT Tour White S300

Wedges: 51° MD3 - 56° Glide 2 - 60° PM2

Putter(s): TP Mills Handmade - SIK Pro Tour Proto - MannKrafted MA/66 LN - and more. 

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OP any luck with a putter yet??

 

Others have mentioned a ton of great brands! Piretti & Goodwood come to mind the most. If you have a little more coin to spend Lajosi, Byron and Olson all make top notch products and their quality is second to none! I have gone almost completely away from major putter brands like Scotty

Ping G400 LST 8.5* Tour Stiff 65

Titleist 915fd 15* Smoke 70S

Titleist 816 H2 19* Diamana 100X

Titleist 716 T-MB 4 Iron PX 6.5

Titleist 690 MB 5-PW PX 6.5

Mizuno T20 52 & 56 PX 6.5, 61* S400

Piretti GOAT

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My compass looks like it’s shipping next week.  Ill post pictures once I receive it and get my stability tour installed in it 

Taylormade M3 9*  Fuji Velocore 6x 

Taylormade M3 4HL Hzrdus Yellow 63g

Mizuno JPX 919 Tours 3-PW Project X 6.0's

Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50/54/58 Project X 7.0's

Byron Morgan Stainless DH89 w/ Stability Tour / / Scotty Cameron Studio Design 2 

Bridgestone Tour B XS 

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I regret opening this thread. Now to go down the rabbit hole. 

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Ping G410 LST / Ventus Black 7x

Titleist TSi2 16.5* / Fujikura Ventus Black 8x

Titleist TSi2 21* / Fujikura Ventus Red 9x

Titleist T100-S 4-W / True Temper DG X7

Vokey SM8 54-12 D Grind / True Temper DG TI X1

Vokey SM8 WW 58-6 LB K Grind / True Temper DG TI X1


 

Scotty Cameron Special Select Fastback 1.5 Dual Balance / KBS CT Tour

PXG One and Done

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