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I have attached some pics, of the USGA putter rules, and I was wondering about these 2 putters. The TP mills neck I assume is non-conforming, and the ping I am not sure,

 

 

 

The ping hosel holes are filled with a black rubbery stuff called puraflan, so since the holes are filled is this legal?

 

 

 

Thanks for your help!

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I have attached some pics, of the USGA putter rules, and I was wondering about these 2 putters. The TP mills neck I assume is non-conforming, and the ping I am not sure,

 

 

 

The ping hosel holes are filled with a black rubbery stuff called puraflan, so since the holes are filled is this legal?

 

 

 

Thanks for your help!

 

 

the Mills is very much conforming. Bo Van pelt used to putt with a putter that is very much like the one shown.

 

jay

www.tpmillsputters.com

 

ps the holes are there to reduce the weight of the head.

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is the hosel holes maybe a new rule or something? I know the USGA graphic posts distorted, but under the picture of the putter with holes in it, it says:

 

 

 

"putter with holes in the neck (non "Plain", non-conforming)

 

 

 

Thanks Jay, I am planning on having you guys make me a putter. I need to save up a little more money, but as soon as I do (mid july) I want to have you guys build one special for me.

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

Scott

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Scotte, I can't make out the text underneath the USGA non-conforming spec-sheet, but standards for what does conform have REALLY loosened up--almost like everybody making the rules put on the beer goggles. 20-30 years ago, the Doc 17, 2-ball, tube-thingie, corza, etc. would never have passed muster, but the people making the rules no longer use terms like "pass muster."

 

Nutshell version, Jay's right. The Mills putter conforms. The Ping is only filled with "puraflan" (rubber--nothing more) for shock absorption. Feel free to post scores for handicap purposes in good conscience.

 

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beruo, thanks for the help,

 

 

 

under the picture it says ; ""putter with holes in the neck (non "Plain", non-conforming)"

 

this was taken of the usga website.

 

 

 

I am getting closer to being able to order my TP mills, my wife added $100 to my fund.

 

 

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

Scott

 

 

 

 

here is a better version of the picture

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beruo, thanks for the help,

 

 

 

under the picture it says ; ""putter with holes in the neck (non "Plain", non-conforming)"

 

this was taken of the usga website.

 

 

 

I am getting closer to being able to order my TP mills, my wife added $100 to my fund.

 

 

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

Scott

 

 

 

 

here is a better version of the picture

 

 

 

 

 

I will ask David to give me a ruling, LOL

 

jay

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I don't get it the USGA clearly states that the mills putter is non-conforming. If someone won with it, they did it with a non conforming club.

 

I even clearly attached a picture from the USGA with the words "putter with holes in the neck (non "Plain", non-conforming)

 

So since the ping has the puraflan stuff does that make it conforming

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