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check out scottycameron.com. You can see the pictures of each and descriptions.

 

Heavy flange "The Classic III Heavy Flange is 33'' and has a 350G headweight for those players looking for a shorter putter that performs optimally at the new length. The Classic III heavy flange is milled from a billet of soft 303 Stainless steel with two copper weight inlays in the sole enlarging the sweet spot and maximizing heel and toe balance. The Classic III heavy flange has a thinned out toe and heel for a sleek profile and the neck of the putter has also been refined with a slight 1/2 shaft of offset, which dramatically enhances the setup position."

 

The regular flange or blade do not have an offset and are slightly lighter at 34/35 in.

 

The heavy flange is more forgiving on mishits than the standard blade.

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I play the AC III Heavy Flange.

 

First thing I'm going to tell you is the physical differences. The heavy flange is a 350g head 33" putter. The flange and blade are 35" and 330g. All putters have the copper inserts in the heel and toe, the difference in weight comes in the size of cavity in the back. The heavy flange has almost none, the flange and blade have a decent sized one.

 

Hit one to the heel or toe of the heavy flange, and you will feel it, big time. Hit one to the heel or toe of the flange or blade and you will still feel it, but a little less than the heavy flange.

 

The other big thing is visuals. The two flange brothers have a sight dot and perpendicular sight line. This was a HUGE selling point for me, because without it, I don't think I could consistently square up the putter at address. The blade has only a sight dot. The sight line comes in handy big time inside 6 feet. I don't think I could play the blade because of this reason.

 

Another thing to consider is offset. The flanges have 1/2 shaft offset, the blade has none.

 

Hope that helps, any more questions, just let me know.

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You said: Hit one to the heel or toe of the heavy flange, and you will feel it, big time. Hit one to the heel or toe of the flange or blade and you will still feel it, but a little less than the heavy flange.

 

Does that mean you will notice a mishit easier with the heavy flange?

 

 

You said: The two flange brothers have a sight dot and perpendicular sight line. This was a HUGE selling point for me, because without it, I don't think I could consistently square up the putter at address.

 

Can you explain the process of using the dot and the sight line when making a putt? Do you align the dot to the target? How does the sight line come into play?

 

Thanks again

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You said: Hit one to the heel or toe of the heavy flange, and you will feel it, big time. Hit one to the heel or toe of the flange or blade and you will still feel it, but a little less than the heavy flange.

 

Does that mean you will notice a mishit easier with the heavy flange?

 

 

You said: The two flange brothers have a sight dot and perpendicular sight line. This was a HUGE selling point for me, because without it, I don't think I could consistently square up the putter at address.

 

Can you explain the process of using the dot and the sight line when making a putt? Do you align the dot to the target? How does the sight line come into play?

 

Thanks again

 

You will notice mishits with both these putters, but catch the heavy flange towards the heel or toe and you will feel it slightly more than with the flange or blade. Also understand that these aren't the most forving putters in the world, much like a blade iron or a 1/2 cavity, if you consistently don't hit the sweet spot, you will be penalized with distance and direction. It's nowhere near as bad as a bullseye from 10 years ago, but you will still notice it. However, within a week of practicing with it you'll find that you're hitting the sweet spot much more consistently, I think these putters will help you build a better stroke.

 

The sight dot marks the sweet spot of the putter. Line up that with the center of the ball and you will hit it flush.

 

ptl-heavyflange-setup.jpg

 

Here's the perpendicular sight line. When I putt, I want the ball to line up perfectly with the sight dot and then I want that line to intersect at a 90* angle with my target line. If it looks like this / I'm going to push it, if it looks like this \ I'm going to pull it. I want it to look like this | straight up and down.

 

 

:idhitit: Final Question: Is the sweet spot easy to hit on the heavy flange compared to other scotty cameron (ex Newport blades)?

 

The newport's are 10X more forgiving than the bullseyes, larger cavities mean greater moi and larger sweet spots, it's very noticeable, but not overcomeable. A mid handicapper can easily play a bullseye as long as they have a good stroke.

 

I will say this, there may be no cleaner look in putters than a bullseye, just so sleek and simple.:crazy:

 

I don't know if I can ever look at an anser style putter again.

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