Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 42
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

This is my copper Cleveland Classic Designed by

Well, I did put 8802 in my screen name, so, yes.   My reverse stamp 8813 has had about 95% of my playing time in the last few years, but its just one of many that I use. I have 5 in the 8802

I'm planning on playing my Leyland Ralph Moffitt for 9 holes this evening and maybe a couple more rounds later in the week.  

Posted Images

I’d love real deal 1960s 8802.  I’ve had a few 70/80s 8802 and 8813s. Which I sold as to I feel I putted better with the mid 60s Arnold Palmer Personal f which I have two of.  One is a goose neck the other a bit straighter.  I did pick up a Old Master 802 over the winter but I haven’t taken it out yet.

 

A1CC0E2D-1DC5-4E47-B739-3879A7A9F0E0.jpeg.4965b9c4822495bf79e8a67afa45ad17.jpeg58104F37-4046-4D8F-8EA8-5DA2D852BA4E.jpeg.f195a8895e875afc3764f965575822b5.jpeg

  • Like 1

Instagram: cold_war_era_golfer 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have not put a blade style of putter in play since the mid 2000s when I was gaming a Scotty Cameron American Classic VII.  The only true blade putter I currently own is a Cleveland Classic Designed by (copper) putter.  It might get some time for practice to hone my stroke.  I love the shape of these blades.

  • Like 2

Driver:  TaylorMade M3 440cc 9.5° (tour issue 9.9°), Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6S   ||  3W:  TaylorMade M4 15° (tour issue small head, 15.1°), Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7S

5W:  TaylorMade Sim 2 Max 18° (tour issue 19.1°), Diamana D+ 80g stiff  ||  Irons:  Ben Hogan Icon 4-PW, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

Wedges:  Scratch Golf 1018 forged: 52°, 58°, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff ||  Putter: Byron Morgan custom Epic Day

Ball: Taylormade Tour Preferred (2016 ball)  ||  Bag: Sun Mountain 2.5 stand bag

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

best style putter for me by far with the SC jet setter 2nd...


Cleveland TL310 8.5 Grafalloy Old Blue X
Baldo Competzione 18*  Graf Old Blue X

Baldo Competzione 21* UST Elements Chrome X
Cleveland 588 Pro CB KBS Tour X 4-PW
Ping Glide 3.0 50*  KBS T X, Baldo 54/ 58 KBS Tour X
Wilson 8802
TM TP5

Link to post
Share on other sites

My main putter is a Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1.  It's a slightly larger clubhead, though not egregious, and a bit heavier, which works well for me.

 

image.png.f19a16eddda26e79bc6416f59570ee47.png

image.png.46bae89c262b97c58fc117f3cf9c85d1.png

image.png.9dea2be3f0ec17f0fc2a307ff6bf2629.png

  • Like 4

The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching
Driver: TM Original One 11.5*, one click lower loft, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X -or- Aldila NV105 X

3w: Cobra King LTD, Aldila RIP Beta 90 X
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour 2h, NV105 S

Irons grab bag:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4; 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S
Wedges:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, SteelFiber i125 S -or- Scratch 8620 DD 53*, SteelFiber i125 S; PM Grind 19 58*
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34" -or- Cleveland Huntington Beach #1, 34.5" -or- Rife Bimini, 34"
Balls: Wilson Staff Duo Professional or TaylorMade TP5

Link to post
Share on other sites

I built one of those Viper Tours ages ago for fun... Not sure what happened to it, maybe donated to The First Tee.

 

I used to play 8802 style putters exclusively, had a Cleveland "Designed By" that I played a lot.  Also had one of the Mizuno black ones with the milled face...

 

These days I'm back to the Bullseye as there's something about the way it's balanced that seems to resist face rotation despite the 6 o'clock toe hang.

 

I enjoy watching old clips of pros playing 8802s.  Ben Crenshaw comes to mind as the most pure 8802 user spanning the past few decades.  Can't forget Phil, though what he's doing these days with the claw grip is so much different from the playing style that the pure blade suits.

  • Like 2

TEE C721 10.5* HZRDUS Smoke Black 60 X

TEE XCG 13* Whiteboard 73S PUREd

PING G425 Crossover 2i Alta CB S

PING i210 4-U DG 120 S

PING Gorge Tour 54*, 58*

PING 2021 Tyne 4 34"

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Tupperwolf said:

I built one of those Viper Tours ages ago for fun... Not sure what happened to it, maybe donated to The First Tee.

 

I used to play 8802 style putters exclusively, had a Cleveland "Designed By" that I played a lot.  Also had one of the Mizuno black ones with the milled face...

 

These days I'm back to the Bullseye as there's something about the way it's balanced that seems to resist face rotation despite the 6 o'clock toe hang.

 

I enjoy watching old clips of pros playing 8802s.  Ben Crenshaw comes to mind as the most pure 8802 user spanning the past few decades.  Can't forget Phil, though what he's doing these days with the claw grip is so much different from the playing style that the pure blade suits.

I seem to do ok putting with my favorite Ironmasters with a claw grip and to boot this putter has it's original leather wrap grip. 

Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock Regular shaft

3W Callaway Steel Head UST 65 Pro Force Gold Stiff

2I-- 1980 Macgregor VIP Nike R steel shaft

Irons 4 thru PW 1980 Mac Vip Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW Cleveland 588 56* S- 400 Sensicore

Putter Old Rusty Santa Fe Bulls Eye fluted shaft

Bag Old Ping Hoofer I had in my stash

Link to post
Share on other sites

Went out on Saturday to play at links course with an old school mate, his putter was in the workshop so i lent him my Wilson Designed by Arnold Palmer, i used the Macgregor Ironmasters 3852.... we both putted well, but when we swapped at the 8th hole he didnt like the Macgregor as much and felt it was lighter and had fell short compared to the Wilson. Very similar i think Arnie found design inspiration from the Ironmaster which was very popular earlier on with the Spalding HBA putter. All have that similar flange to the blade. I'm still to buy the Spalding HBA so i can compare all 3 of these popular flange blades from that 40's-50's-60's period. I guess the Wilson 8802 is an improvement on those other two earlier putters because so many more tour players since used the 8802 right up to the 90s.

The Wilson looks slightly more compact with deeper flange, and the Ironmaster is longer and thinner!

I'ld like to try the earlier Spalding HBA model that Lanny Wadkins and Charles Coody used into the 70s and compare it!

They are my 3 favourite putters i'ld like to try and compare!

20210416_202014.jpg

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/6/2021 at 9:41 AM, RobotDoctor said:

This is my copper Cleveland Classic Designed by

BeCu Designed by face.jpg

BeCu Designed by flange.jpg

BeCu Designed by top line.jpg

BeCu Designed by sole.jpg


This putter is HOT FIRE 🔥 you right handed golfers are lucky to have access to quality equipment, lefty’s are ignored by most OEM’s 🤔 I love heel shafted blade putters, only putter I will ever play👍🏻

 

I have left handed one and it’s in the bag👈🏼image.jpg.f39914da5a9c5a6305c046a93b3f81ce.jpgHave 2 8802’s, steel and Becu designed by Cleveland and two ancient Wilson Portsiders, they are so small and mostly unplayable, probably better on a putt-putt course.image.jpg.30a5a6f2d6893af03ca053e5e12d41e7.jpg

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

My Flanigan Designed By is my all-time favorite putter ... but I can't make a lick with it. I can't close the face of 8802s to save my life. Wish I could. Love the feel, live lining 'em up, love the way they look. I just can't hit 'em straight.

  • Like 1

Driver: TaylorMade M3, 10.5*
Fairway: Adams Fast 10, 15*
Utility Iron: Titleist 718 AP3, 19*
5-GW: Titleist 718 AP1, 24*-48*
SW: Ping Glide 2.0 ES, 56*
Putter: Bettinardi iNOVAi 5.0
Ball: Bridgestone B RX
Bag: Ping Mascot

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...

I have The Wilson 8802 in the bag now(6" to first step) and keep my Nicklaus Muirfield for backup.

They are both in near pristine condition and fine putting blades.

I have a Ben Sayers Parex that somedays beats those into the bag, but it's too rare to risk loosing.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

I've been using the Snake Eyes putter I mentioned above, but from practice sessions, I've been having more success with my Golden Ram TW Custom putter.  It's another 8802 analogue, smaller than the Snake Eyes, and a bit lighter, as well.  

 

Has a leather grip, as well, which isn't really a deal maker/breaker, but a nice touch.

 

Edited by NRJyzr

The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching
Driver: TM Original One 11.5*, one click lower loft, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X -or- Aldila NV105 X

3w: Cobra King LTD, Aldila RIP Beta 90 X
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour 2h, NV105 S

Irons grab bag:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4; 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S
Wedges:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, SteelFiber i125 S -or- Scratch 8620 DD 53*, SteelFiber i125 S; PM Grind 19 58*
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34" -or- Cleveland Huntington Beach #1, 34.5" -or- Rife Bimini, 34"
Balls: Wilson Staff Duo Professional or TaylorMade TP5

Link to post
Share on other sites

While not technically an 8802, I should have this little guy by Friday. Going to black oxide with white fill and a Ping grip. 

 

I literally came across the 8802 yesterday while browsing ebay and had to have one. They have an Odyssey X-Metal 8 that I might get, too.

 

 

11706-S000260360-3.jpeg

11706-S000260360-1.jpeg

Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade M4 19* Hybrid 

Taylormade GAPR Mid 21* Hybrid

KZG Forged 2-M cavity back 4-6 

KZG Forged Blade 7-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Tour "Percision" [sic] Milled TP-M5 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

Link to post
Share on other sites

While I have used a BeCu Zing2 for many years, always have kept a couple 8802 style putters around to keep stroke grooved or for when brain/eyes need a bit of reset. This Teardrop td42 has taken over spot in starting lineup recently and I am very much pleased with results, speed control is just very intuitive.

F9F59A47-9B5F-4ECF-8AE4-90E3614980F5.jpeg

6E7D3540-FF20-41FA-8EE3-BBB781509DE3.jpeg

9CB5F2E2-1DA5-48B2-B23E-A0F4F22D1163.jpeg

  • Like 2

Titleist 910d3 9.5* (d4 surefit) Fujikura Motore Speeder 7.2s
Tour Edge Exotics cbx 16.5* Aldila RIP beta 80s 

Titleist 818h1 19* (a2 surefit) Fujikura Motore TS hb 8.8
Titleist 962b 3-pw s400
Vokey sm8 raw S 54* s400
Vokey sm8 raw M 60* s400
Ping Zing2 BeCu

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Mitchell said:

While I have used a BeCu Zing2 for many years, always have kept a couple 8802 style putters around to keep stroke grooved or for when brain/eyes need a bit of reset. This Teardrop td42 has taken over spot in starting lineup recently and I am very much pleased with results, speed control is just very intuitive.

F9F59A47-9B5F-4ECF-8AE4-90E3614980F5.jpeg

6E7D3540-FF20-41FA-8EE3-BBB781509DE3.jpeg

9CB5F2E2-1DA5-48B2-B23E-A0F4F22D1163.jpeg

That looks fantastic.

Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade M4 19* Hybrid 

Taylormade GAPR Mid 21* Hybrid

KZG Forged 2-M cavity back 4-6 

KZG Forged Blade 7-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Tour "Percision" [sic] Milled TP-M5 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

I switch between my Designed by Palmer and a black 8813.  

 

Like to build a list of past tour players who used a Palmer or 8802 or 8813.  (Not saying their whole career but part of it).

 

Here's my list (off the top of my head). Am sure there are 25 or 30 "name" players I'm not thinking of.

 

Love to hear your thoughts:

 

Ben Crenshaw

Tom Watson

Lee Trevino

John Mahaffey

Larry Mize

Forrest Fezler

 

Thanks!

TM M2 driver (2016)
TM M2 3 and 5 woods (2017)
PXG 19 degree
Mizuno MP 25, 4-9 (about to change)
Miura CB-57 PW
Miura wedges, 53 and 59, Y grind
1964/5 Wilson 8813

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, LYG said:

I switch between my Designed by Palmer and a black 8813.  

 

Like to build a list of past tour players who used a Palmer or 8802 or 8813.  (Not saying their whole career but part of it).

 

Here's my list (off the top of my head). Am sure there are 25 or 30 "name" players I'm not thinking of.

 

Love to hear your thoughts:

 

Ben Crenshaw

Tom Watson

Lee Trevino

John Mahaffey

Larry Mize

Forrest Fezler

 

Thanks!

 

You could add Greg Norman and John Daly.

 

Does the Wizard variant count, or are you sticking with the slightly longer blade 8802/8813?

 

  • Like 1

The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching
Driver: TM Original One 11.5*, one click lower loft, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X -or- Aldila NV105 X

3w: Cobra King LTD, Aldila RIP Beta 90 X
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour 2h, NV105 S

Irons grab bag:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4; 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S
Wedges:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, SteelFiber i125 S -or- Scratch 8620 DD 53*, SteelFiber i125 S; PM Grind 19 58*
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34" -or- Cleveland Huntington Beach #1, 34.5" -or- Rife Bimini, 34"
Balls: Wilson Staff Duo Professional or TaylorMade TP5

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is there a huge difference in the ways these different 8802 style putters feel? I have the new released 8802 milled.  Which feels amazing. Just picked up an 8813 Australian version with the single red dot, im refurbishing it.  Also interested in getting an original 8802 from the 60s but is there much of a difference between that one vs the 90s version vs Wilson Tour Special vs 8802 marked with Original thats curved vs Arnold Palmer "The Original" that Callaway/Pro Group came out with in the late 80s

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hard to say, there can't be many of us who have had them all. But, quick answer from the ones I've owned is that nothing is better than the original 8802, but some are close.

 

I started with an early 80s 8813, picked up a '64 8802 the next year, have an Old Master 802, and I've had an Arnold Palmer "The Original." The 80s 8813 felt completely different than the '64, not even in the same category. I picked up the Palmer "The Original" in a Goodwill and only held it for a month before it hit eBay; it wasn't bad, but not close enough to the real thing. The Old Master, however, is really close, if not as good. Its so good that if I didn't have the '64, I wouldn't pay retail for one, I'd just buy the Old Master. (Chrome, not brass. I had the brass version for a year and flipped it...it wasn't as good).

 

I have my eyes out for the Cleveland versions. I hear good things about those and would like to give one a few rolls to find out for myself.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a Cleveland Designed by Ben Crenshaw that I bought a few years ago from a fellow WRXer. He had obtained a few heads that were raw. I bought one of those. I had an old stepped shaft from another putter and a cameron grip installed. The raw head has developed a nice patina. It has a really nice feel. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Our picks

    • 2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Discussion and Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       

       
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #1
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #2
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #3
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #4
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #5
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #6
       
       

       
       
      Bryson Nimmer's Bettinardi putter - 2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree
      Dustin Johnson's got the putter try-outs going on - 2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree
      Scotty Cameron putters - 2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree
       
       
       
       
        • Like
      • 35 replies
    • 2021 Memorial - Discussion & Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
       

       
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #1
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #2
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #3
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #4
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #5
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #6
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #7
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #8
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #9
       
       
       

       
       
       

       
      Piretti putter & cover for Hideki - 2021 Memorial
      Odyssey putters - 2021 Memorial
      New Odyssey (play like a kid) putter over - 2021 Memorial
      Bettinardi putters & covers - 2021 Memorial
      Ben An's Cameron putter - 2021 Memorial
       
       
      • 27 replies
    • 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge  - Discussion & Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       

       
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #1
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #2
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #3
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #4
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #5
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #6
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #7
       
       

       
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge winner will get this Power wagon
      Eric Compton testing Axis 1 putter - 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge
      Cameron putter and new cover - 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge
       
       
        • Like
      • 7 replies
    • Phil Mickelson Winning WITB from the 2021 PGA Championship
      Phil Mickelson's Winning What's In The Bag? 
       
      Driver: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond (6 degrees @5.5 , green dot cog) Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X (47.9 inches)
      2-wood: TaylorMade “Original One” Mini Driver (11.5 degrees) Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X
      4-wood: (Sunday only): Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (16.5 degrees) Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 X
      Irons: Callaway X Forged UT (16) (Thursday-Saturday), Callaway X21 UT Proto (19 degrees @20.5, 25), Callaway Apex MB ‘21 (small groove) (6-PW) Shafts- 16* MCA MMT 105 TX, KBS Tour V 125 S+
      Wedges: Callaway PM Grind ’19 “Raw” ([email protected]*, 55-12*, 60-10*) Shafts: KBS Tour V 125 S+
      Putter: Odyssey Milled Blade “Phil Mickelson” SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour
      Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X (Triple Track)
      Grips: Golf Pride MCC
       
      Link to more pics on the front-page... https://www.golfwrx.com/654804/phil-mickelson-witb-2021-may-pga-championship/
       

       
       
      • 86 replies
    • Ping i59 irons - 2021 Wells Fargo Championship
      Ping i59 irons - 2021 Wells Fargo Championship
        • Confused
        • Like
      • 207 replies

×
×
  • Create New...