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Putters: Horses for Courses
« on: January 09, 2020, 01:50:23 PM »
I was a member for many years at a local parkland track that was over 100 years old and had postage stamp greens that were relatively flat and slow compared to most more modern courses. I always seemed to putt best with mallets there as it was very much a “ram it at the cup” type of place.

This year I switched to a much newer club that is much more difficult and technical with very tough greens. I’ve always noticed I putt better with Answr style putters on fast undulating greens, feels like I have more touch versus blunt force with a big high MOI mallet. Struggled all season with mallets and then this fall found an Anser was in fact part of the Answer to putting better at the new track.

Anyone else have similar or differing findings?
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 10:04:04 PM »
Have you ever tried putting with a Bullseye?  You'll probably need to add lead tape but it's the greatest putter ever invented, particularly if you want to reduce how fast the ball comes off the face.

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Re: Putters: Horses for Courses
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 10:39:20 PM »
Outside of putt-putt golf, I have not.
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Re: Putters: Horses for Courses
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 11:02:00 PM »
Actually it’s not really a speed thing. Seems more like a mixture of arc and speed thing. I just want a swing a mallet straight which works great on flatter slower greens. But when things get undulating and slippery I really have a hard time choosing a line with a mallet. It’s hard to explain.
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Re: Putters: Horses for Courses
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 11:14:53 PM »
Fast or slow, I've just never been able to putt decently with anything other than an anser style blade.
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Re: Putters: Horses for Courses
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2020, 11:53:12 PM »
Matt.
Your experiences are very very similar to mine..

I alway used faced balanced until I had the Quintic?? Putter thing and it turned out that it’s the worst possible style for my putting stroke!
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Re: Putters: Horses for Courses
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2020, 07:56:28 AM »
I always putted with an anser style and had success at times.  Switched to a Scotty Mallet two years ago and have made many more putts.  I don't like how it looks, but unfortunately it works better, particularly inside 10 feet.  I picked up a T22 Newport late in the season still in plastic, I want to force myself to have success with it this spring. 

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Re: Putters: Horses for Courses
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2020, 09:54:21 AM »
I always putted with an anser style and had success at times.  Switched to a Scotty Mallet two years ago and have made many more putts.  I don't like how it looks, but unfortunately it works better, particularly inside 10 feet.  I picked up a T22 Newport late in the season still in plastic, I want to force myself to have success with it this spring.

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