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I’ve been on a mission lately to find a putter that helps me see the line straight.  My eyes are cross dominant and it makes it very difficult for me to see the line on putts around 5-6 feet (or at least the cross dominance is what I’m blaming).  Shorter putts I seem to do ok on as there is more margin for error and longer putts I feel fairly comfortable.  People had suggested center shafted putters but I have been somewhat resistant as I don’t care for the look.  Anyways, I borrowed one from a buddy and quickly got past my aesthetic issue.  I am finally am seeing the line much better.

 

The putter I borrowed is an old white hot xg #8.  This is not a good looking putter, at least to my eye, but it is making a lot of putts.  Surely I can do better...I don’t really have a preference on insert versus milled so am fairly open.  Part of me wants to stick to a fairly narrow head shape, as the #8 is working so well.  The other part likes fang style putters so is considering the 2021 ping Tyne c.  The sigma 2 Kushin C also looks good.  Bettanardi has a few good looking options, as well as Evnroll.  
 

Are there any others that I should be looking at?  I know some people swear by Seemore, but the appearance does not appeal to me much.  That said, I will get over it if the ball is rolling well.  There is nowhere near me to demo any of these so it’s gonna be a shot in the dark.  Worst case I’ll sell it and try again.  

Anyways, what are you guys favorite center shaft models?

 

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I’ve got this guy heading my way as well as a white hot pro 7cs.  Hopefully this strokes gained is the winner as I’m digging the weld neck.     what sort of grip do you guys like on your center

I picked up a LAB B.2 and love it!

Easy to line up also 

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If you don't mind going older and can find one, the Ping G2 C67 had an offset bend in the shaft and a narrow blade construction. It's a great putter. I am cross eye dominant like yourself (I'm left eye and right handed) and it worked very well for me.  

2nd swing.com has sold them from time to time. 

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What about the Bettinardi Inovai 6.0 or 7.0 CS?

 

They have a few others in the Studio Select line from years past. 

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Driver: 9° Ping G410 Plus - HZRDUS RDX Smoke Blue 6.0

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

3H: 19° Ping G410 - 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 - Kingdom Putter - NCW Boyd - and more. 

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I played a Cleveland hb #6-c all last year, very good looking center shafted mini mallet. Great putter and can be found cheap to try out.

 

 

 

 

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TM SIM Max 9*  Ventus blue 6-S

Mizuno ST180 3w 15* Tensei blue-S

Cobra BioCell 5w 19* Matrix RedTie-S

Ping G30 4h 22* TFC 419-R

TM R-11 5-PW KBS 90-S

Cleveland CBX 52* 58* DG 115-W

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5 minutes ago, kmay__ said:

I played a Cleveland hb #6-c all last year, very good looking center shafted mini mallet. Great putter and can be found cheap to try out.

 

 

 

 

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I was messing around with some Cleveland putters at Dicks the other day and was surprised how nice they felt.  Seemed like a lot of putter for the money. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for one of these.  I’ve seen a number of the Huntington Beach 10.5 center shafts, but the shape of the one you posted is more up my alley.

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Just now, jomatty said:

I was messing around with some Cleveland putters at Dicks the other day and was surprised how nice they felt.  Seemed like a lot of putter for the money. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for one of these.  I’ve seen a number of the Huntington Beach 10.5 center shafts, but the shape of the one you posted is more up my alley.

For sure, I'm not crazy about the bigger mallet shapes, but this one is kinda that Rossie\Newport 3 shape. Depends on the feel you like, these original Huntington beach models have a very coarse milled face which feels quite soft, almost insert like. 

TM SIM Max 9*  Ventus blue 6-S

Mizuno ST180 3w 15* Tensei blue-S

Cobra BioCell 5w 19* Matrix RedTie-S

Ping G30 4h 22* TFC 419-R

TM R-11 5-PW KBS 90-S

Cleveland CBX 52* 58* DG 115-W

Mannkrafted rebar Rattler 

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I'm a lefty so there's not many good options but I have a center shafted Ping Kinloch. I like it more than I thought and I'm going to game it at some point. 

 

I also have found it does help with aim a little bit.

D - Ping G4410+ 9*| Ventus Black 6x

3w - Ping G410* @15.5*| Fujikura Pro 2.0 TS 8x

5w - Cobra SZ 18.5* @20* | Accra FX2.0 380 M5

4h - 818 H2 23* | Ventus Blue 10x

5-GW Cobra Forged CB | Modus 120X

W - SM8 54/12 & 58/8 @59* | S400 Ti

P - Scotty Newport 2 Special Select

Ball - ProV1x

 

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4 hours ago, Mcgeeno said:

I'm rocking a Ping Tyne C right now.

 

Ping 2021 Tyne C Putter – Canadian Pro Shop Online

I really like the look of these.  I ended up buying an odyssey 7 in kinda rough shape for cheap.  I’m also going to get either a more blade looking cs.  If the fang style wins out I may end up with one of these pings.

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1 hour ago, Green Valley said:

How do you like it? What were you playing before this style of putter?

 

I love everything about it except the insert...Its very soft. I'm getting used to it and prefer center shafted putters for short putts.

 

I am a putter hoe who changes a lot. Recently a 2 ball center shaft and a Seemore. 

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7 hours ago, labgolf said:

I would STRONGLY encourage you to check our stuff out. We take center shafted to a new level.

I love the theory behind your putters and am working on the visual.  If there was an anser or fang style with your technology it would be my ideal putter.  Maybe I need to open my mind a little.

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9 hours ago, jomatty said:

I really like the look of these.  I ended up buying an odyssey 7 in kinda rough shape for cheap.  I’m also going to get either a more blade looking cs.  If the fang style wins out I may end up with one of these pings.

The Cleveland Huntington Beach series also has a Center-shaft #7-style

 

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+1 on the Cleveland Huntington Beach 10.5C Premier 👍🏼
As mentioned the deep milled face feels very soft and produces a very dull thud on contact. Face is shallow and head is pretty compact. Love the finish with black shaft.  Regripped with a bargain basket black Winn putting grip and it quickly knocked my LAB 2.1 out of the bag.  Played nine holes with it on Wednesday (-2) 💪🏼
 

 

Driver G410 LST 10.5* Ventus Velocore Blue 6x
Fairway G410 3-wood Ventus Velocore Blue 7S

Irons Ping i210’s with DG 120 x-100’s +1/2”

Wedges Glide 3.0’s 50*, 55*eye2 grind, 60* +3/4”

Putter Cleveland Huntington Beach Premier 10.5C

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7 hours ago, jomatty said:

I love the theory behind your putters and am working on the visual.  If there was an anser or fang style with your technology it would be my ideal putter.  Maybe I need to open my mind a little.

Go check out our thread. You'll see that people (myself included) get over the look real quick!

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2 hours ago, Honeybadger said:

I’m also left eye dominant and RH- same problem with 5-8 footers. I’ve tried so many brands and styles and realize I can’t live my golfing life without Seemore’s RST. It really works. 
And they’re made in the USA- just a fantastic company! 
Here’s mine:

 

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Now that’s a seemore I could look at.  I’ll have to keep my out for one of those

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7 minutes ago, jomatty said:

Now that’s a seemore I could look at.  I’ll have to keep my out for one of those

Give them a call- they have some old models at their HQ in Tennessee. Ask for Brandon- he found a Z3 (mini mallet) I was about to pull the trigger on before I got lucky and found this one on EBay. 
The carbon steel feels absolutely wonderful. 

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Switching between a SC Futura 5S and an Odyssey Works V-Line CS which I got for cheap from 2nd Swing and is behaving the best for me right now.

 

 

WITB will be comprised from below:

Driver: Sim Max, or TM M5, or Ping G410 Plus, or Mizuno JPX 900, all 10.5* 
3 Wood: TM M1 HL or Mizuno GT 180 

5 Wood: TM M1 

7 Wood: Callaway Steelhead XR Heavenwood

Hybrid: Mizuno JPX 850 3H or Mizuno CLK 4H

Irons: Ping i500 5-PW, Mizuno MP-H5 3 iron or Mizuno MP-18 MB 4-PW
Wedges: Gauge Design D Milled 52* & 56*, or TM MG2 52*, Gauge Design TCG Wedge 56*
Putter: SC Select Newport 2.6, or Xenon Kurve Hotrod, or SC Futura 5S, or SC Del Mar, or Odyssey Works V-Line CS
Ball: Snell MTB Black or Srixon Q-Star Tour

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