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It’s no wonder the dude is a questionable putter, he looks like he’s set up to hit a punch shot from the inside of a bush. 

Hideki is my spirit animal

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1 hour ago, b.helts said:

It’s no wonder the dude is a questionable putter, he looks like he’s set up to hit a punch shot from the inside of a bush. 

Been taking too many lessons in the learning center from ClubProGuy. 

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I’d take one of his cast off’s ???

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2 minutes ago, RyanBarathWRX said:

There is tens of thousands of dollars ( in the market value ) of putters on the green - insane.

 

But as others have already mentioned, Im shocked to see him continually test the same style even thought his putter is lukewarm at the best of times. 


Scotty Cameron himself has said Hideki owns claim to the largest putter collection on tour

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10 hours ago, Medson said:

Maybe it is my lack of understanding. 

 

I can see the rational behind testing different varieties of putters. 

 

However, Hideki is essentially testing the same style and almost all are milled. What's the point? 

Believe it or not, the putters will feel different, have a different weight and a different look. So the combination of look, weight and feel make a huge difference to putting, he's always tinkering - a lot like all of us!  He's got a T-22, Super Rat, and his "ace" gamer along with a few others but each have distinct feels. 

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4 hours ago, collindm1 said:

Believe it or not, the putters will feel different, have a different weight and a different look. So the combination of look, weight and feel make a huge difference to putting, he's always tinkering - a lot like all of us!  He's got a T-22, Super Rat, and his "ace" gamer along with a few others but each have distinct feels. 

The face milling differences alone are going to give different sound/feel at impact. 

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15 hours ago, Medson said:

Maybe it is my lack of understanding. 

 

I can see the rational behind testing different varieties of putters. 

 

However, Hideki is essentially testing the same style and almost all are milled. What's the point? 

Different weights, neck placement, offset, face height, blade length/width, etc. Lots of little factors here.

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Two of them have tigers new grip.  That’s funny. Guys a fan and clearly paying attention to the goat.  Don’t know why he tests he always goes back to that thin GSS Newport 2 with the 3 black dots , always.  

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16 hours ago, Medson said:

Maybe it is my lack of understanding. 

 

I can see the rational behind testing different varieties of putters. 

 

However, Hideki is essentially testing the same style and almost all are milled. What's the point? 

More than likely different weights and weight placement plus different lofts and lies

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I'm surprised there isn't a post like this for Hideki weekly. Dude brings like 32 putters to every event. 

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I don't know why he bothers with all the tinkering when all he really needs is a little pez  dispenser mounted like a counterweight that dispenses muscle relaxants. 😆

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On 3/22/2021 at 2:42 PM, Medson said:

Maybe it is my lack of understanding. 

 

I can see the rational behind testing different varieties of putters. 

 

However, Hideki is essentially testing the same style and almost all are milled. What's the point? 

Because he can. I would to and say “Im gonna take all of these home with me now... bye”!!!

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Hideki is such a clear candidate for an armlock putter. Why he continues to test subtle iterations of the same putter is beyond me. 

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