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Posted 11 July 2017 - 11:05 AM

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 12:40 PM

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:43 PM

Do you have more shoes or putters, Dan? :)

 

Definitely shoes.  I sometimes use different putters for practice on the office carpet but i am pretty loyal to the one i have had in the bag for several years


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:44 PM

Though i do keep the spares 'match ready' just in case


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 05:49 PM

Need some technical advice.

 

Have my eyes on a counter balanced putter on Fleabay.  It has been butt trimmed by 2" without any weight being added to the grip.

 

Obviously, I can have a 2" extension added to restore it near enough.

 

Before I think about that what difference will have the butt trim made.

 

Is it inconsequential ?

 

Will it just feel a bit heavier in the head ?

 

Any SBST stroke is still going to have a very slight arc.  Would the imbalance mean that the face might not come back to square ?

Unfortunately Mouldyputterchangerperson you've got the bull by the horns with your thinking. If you cut the length of the club down it will change the balance point and the feel of the head weight will be diminished. Adding a counter balance weight will not increase the head weight either, it will only add to the total weight of the putter and may even make the head weight feel even less !

If you increase the length of the club then it will feel heavier at the head end, it's called heft. 

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:39 AM

Unfortunately Mouldyputterchangerperson you've got the bull by the horns with your thinking. If you cut the length of the club down it will change the balance point and the feel of the head weight will be diminished. Adding a counter balance weight will not increase the head weight either, it will only add to the total weight of the putter and may even make the head weight feel even less !

If you increase the length of the club then it will feel heavier at the head end, it's called heft. 

Jon...

 

If true, this makes me even madder that you can only ever buy putters at 35".  If you can't properly adjust for the change in heft when you change length, then the failure to offer different options is just "lengthist!"


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:44 AM

Lead tape, problem solvered. 



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:46 AM

Lead tape, problem solvered. 

 

I am actually not that fussed.  It might well be unbalanced from being cut down, but my putter actually goes pretty well.  But then I don't feel like I need to have 29 putts per round so maybe my standards are out of whack.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:56 AM

I am actually not that fussed. It might well be unbalanced from being cut down, but my putter actually goes pretty well. But then I don't feel like I need to have 29 putts per round so maybe my standards are out of whack.

I'm not really sure what "unbalanced" means in regards to a putter, cutting length from the shaft just changes the swing weight.

It's all about preference, but say you have a 35inch putter and you like way it feels, but want it cut down, you can get it cut down and then add weight to the head so it feels the same as it did when it was 35 inches.

Or putting a heavier grip on it will do the same thing I think

Edited by Itchy4Scratch, 13 July 2017 - 12:03 PM.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 02:18 PM

If true, this makes me even madder that you can only ever buy putters at 35".  If you can't properly adjust for the change in heft when you change length, then the failure to offer different options is just "lengthist!"

The OEM have introduced alot of putter designs that have adjustable weighting systems now. That gives the opportunity to alter the length and grip weights to fit the individual for the feel aspect.

The normal big name "off the rack stuff" is still subject to customizing but the local retailer and your pro-shop won't or can't evaluate the putter before and after any alterations. So a new club when changed via length or grip weight doesn't feel the same as the original and if you choose to alter your existing putter it will get worse unless weight is added back into the right areas !

The ultimate custom fitted putter takes into account things like length, lie/loft, head weight, head design, grip size and grip weight to name afew obvious things that have to be assessed. Eg: If your putter was to be 2" shorter, 33" then the head weight might have to be 365 grams rather than the industry 325 gram standard.

Lots to consider when making a fitted putter for someone. 

 

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 02:55 PM

Mouldy, Warragul definitely have a 7M if you want to try out a standard one.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:03 PM

Hmmm good technical information flowing through, however I still have one, big burning question. 

 

What if despite all the trials, customisation, and optimisation, Mouldy turns out that he is just a really crap putter? 


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:07 PM

That is the glaring indisputable point everyone has noted for a year or so Ghetto Obvious :D
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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:30 PM

Hmmm good technical information flowing through, however I still have one, big burning question.

What if despite all the trials, customisation, and optimisation, Mouldy turns out that he is just a really crap putter?


What do you mean turns out? He is a crap putter.
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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:34 PM

I thought I read somewhere that he is a gun putter.

I'm sure that's the case.
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