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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:43 pm

yaozza07 wrote:
Agree with @enwee's last statement, I've been playing golf for quite awhile now and really believe that the wrong length putter will make your life difficult.

Most of the stock lengths are 34/35 which are on the long side, considering us asians are generally shorter. It's like wearing a size 10 shoe when you are size 8, still can fit but feel weird.

I use a 33" and yet i still have the toe up (I'm 172cm), I know some 6 footers that use 32.5" , and below, etc..
Good example of tall player using very short putter is Phil mickelson.

Anyway, I don't understand players can afford to pay top dollar for driver and yet come to putter no willing to pay.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:05 pm

Technospaz wrote:
I have a Taylor Made Kia Ma putter to let go if you're keen :)It's in really good condition (except for the cover) and it's going for $80 Smile
Kia Ma??? that's good stuff....
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:06 pm

kwannick wrote:
All I'd like to say is this. Putter is most important club in the bag. Some people never change once they decide on a putter.

Choose once, but choose wisely.
Someone said it's like your girlfriend don't like just change, comfortable with it keep using....lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:14 pm

I am of the view that the majority of us accommodate our putting stroke to the length of Off-the-Shelf putters we purchased

I often observed fellow playing partners either grip down 1-2 inches of their putter grip or majority put with bend elbows. Seldom do I observe playing partners putt with hands hanging freely down (let's not talk about MW type of putting stroke as its an exception). It's not right or wrong, it's just what I observed. 

I'm 1.70m and plays a 33" putter.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:04 pm

Thanks for the input guys. Just dropped down to GD @ Commonwealth. Only thing they had under $100 was the Taylormade Est 79 210 putter. Next level up was the Ping one at $119. Funny thing is the Ping one looked exactly the same as the TM one! With just the name change, the price difference is $40! Amazing.

Gonna drop down to Golf Bargain in a while to check it out. Might head down to Isetan another day if I still can't find something that I like.

I just noticed many of you talk about putter length. Is there a "recommended" starting length to tryout for a beginner? I'm about 178cm tall btw. If I get a putter, and decide to shorten it in future, will it affect the overall balance of the putter? Sorry I have so many questions. I am a total newbie and not many of my friends are seasoned golf players.

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:34 pm

There is really no standard length, as this is all about personal preference. You can drop by to any of the custom fitting shops around town to have a putter-fitting session. They can provide all the answers to all your questions.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:46 pm

leroyishere wrote:
Thanks for the input guys. Just dropped down to GD @ Commonwealth. Only thing they had under $100 was the Taylormade Est 79 210 putter. Next level up was the Ping one at $119. Funny thing is the Ping one looked exactly the same as the TM one! With just the name change, the price difference is $40! Amazing.

Gonna drop down to Golf Bargain in a while to check it out. Might head down to Isetan another day if I still can't find something that I like.

I just noticed many of you talk about putter length. Is there a "recommended" starting length to tryout for a beginner? I'm about 178cm tall btw. If I get a putter, and decide to shorten it in future, will it affect the overall balance of the putter? Sorry I have so many questions. I am a total newbie and not many of my friends are seasoned golf players.

Thanks!
The budget putters that I mentioned comes mostly in 34 Or 35 inch … and the head weight is the same even for different length...  I'm using a Scotty 33 inch with 360g headweight...  If I'm going to buy a budget putter now … I would buy a 34" Odyssey putter ( heavier headweight) and trimmed it down Or just simply grip down. If cut down a Cleveland (340g) to 33" Or below... u might feel that the head is too light …
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:31 pm

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leroyishere wrote:
Thanks for the input guys. Just dropped down to GD @ Commonwealth. Only thing they had under $100 was the Taylormade Est 79 210 putter. Next level up was the Ping one at $119. Funny thing is the Ping one looked exactly the same as the TM one! With just the name change, the price difference is $40! Amazing.

Gonna drop down to Golf Bargain in a while to check it out. Might head down to Isetan another day if I still can't find something that I like.

I just noticed many of you talk about putter length. Is there a "recommended" starting length to tryout for a beginner? I'm about 178cm tall btw. If I get a putter, and decide to shorten it in future, will it affect the overall balance of the putter? Sorry I have so many questions. I am a total newbie and not many of my friends are seasoned golf players.

Thanks!
The budget putters that I mentioned comes mostly in 34 Or 35 inch … and the head weight is the same even for different length...  I'm using a Scotty 33 inch with 360g headweight...  If I'm going to buy a budget putter now … I would buy a 34" Odyssey putter ( heavier headweight) and trimmed it down Or just simply grip down. If cut down a Cleveland (340g) to 33" Or below...  u might feel that the head is too light …
360g head weight? U added wt?

@leroyishere, just go and try out first no need to worry all these things lah. when the buying bug bite u, no way u can escape, especially for putter.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:41 am

Thanks for the help guys. Just bought the face-milled Cleveland Classic 1 putter. $79 at Golf Bargain @ Harbourfront. Last piece of this left.

@cglim Will probably do a proper fitting when I'm more advanced. Now I don't even know how to putt. Don't think they can help me that much? Haha.

@enwee I cannot afford to get bitten. No blood for the bug to suck. Haha. Still a fresh grad. Haven't even earn money. That's why I'm not looking to get anything expensive. Once I have some income maybe can upgrade. Haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:59 am

Enjoy your new putter! One thing I found with this putter is the grip was kinda small for me. I replaced it with a mid-sized grip for a better feel. Well, keep everything in stock first, see how it goes and get fitted when you feel adjustments need to be made.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:25 am

Good choice! good price also.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:31 am

Frankly no such thing as cheap or value for money putter. If you can sink every putt and the putter worth only $50, this putter is priceless to you. Just enjoy the game and the time you have with your friends on the course or range. Happy golfing.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:46 am

leroyishere wrote:
Thanks for the help guys. Just bought the face-milled Cleveland Classic 1 putter. $79 at Golf Bargain @ Harbourfront. Last piece of this left.

@cglim Will probably do a proper fitting when I'm more advanced. Now I don't even know how to putt. Don't think they can help me that much? Haha.

@enwee I cannot afford to get bitten. No blood for the bug to suck. Haha. Still a fresh grad. Haven't even earn money. That's why I'm not looking to get anything expensive. Once I have some income maybe can upgrade. Haha.
everything start with a grip.......lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:48 am

odyssey23 wrote:
Frankly no such thing as cheap or value for money putter. If you can sink every putt and the putter worth only $50, this putter is priceless to you. Just enjoy the game and the time you have with your friends on the course or range. Happy golfing.
I think u just gave a perfect example of a value for money putter
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:19 am

scottycollector wrote:
odyssey23 wrote:
Frankly no such thing as cheap or value for money putter. If you can sink every putt and the putter worth only $50, this putter is priceless to you. Just enjoy the game and the time you have with your friends on the course or range. Happy golfing.
I think u just gave a perfect example of a value for money putter
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:32 am

leroyishere wrote:
Thanks for the help guys. Just bought the face-milled Cleveland Classic 1 putter. $79 at Golf Bargain @ Harbourfront. Last piece of this left.

@cglim Will probably do a proper fitting when I'm more advanced. Now I don't even know how to putt. Don't think they can help me that much? Haha.

@enwee I cannot afford to get bitten. No blood for the bug to suck. Haha. Still a fresh grad. Haven't even earn money. That's why I'm not looking to get anything expensive. Once I have some income maybe can upgrade. Haha.
U can go to YouTube to search for putting tips … such as different gripping methods … since u chose a newport style putter u may see how Mcilroy and tiger woods putt …they are using the similar style of putters …

If u want advice on what length should u use, dont be afraid to visit clubfitters like bfg … it wun be expensive and u should stay within ur budget …
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:21 pm

enwee wrote:
mr joe wrote:
leroyishere wrote:
Thanks for the input guys. Just dropped down to GD @ Commonwealth. Only thing they had under $100 was the Taylormade Est 79 210 putter. Next level up was the Ping one at $119. Funny thing is the Ping one looked exactly the same as the TM one! With just the name change, the price difference is $40! Amazing.

Gonna drop down to Golf Bargain in a while to check it out. Might head down to Isetan another day if I still can't find something that I like.

I just noticed many of you talk about putter length. Is there a "recommended" starting length to tryout for a beginner? I'm about 178cm tall btw. If I get a putter, and decide to shorten it in future, will it affect the overall balance of the putter? Sorry I have so many questions. I am a total newbie and not many of my friends are seasoned golf players.

Thanks!
The budget putters that I mentioned comes mostly in 34 Or 35 inch … and the head weight is the same even for different length...  I'm using a Scotty 33 inch with 360g headweight...  If I'm going to buy a budget putter now … I would buy a 34" Odyssey putter ( heavier headweight) and trimmed it down Or just simply grip down. If cut down a Cleveland (340g) to 33" Or below...  u might feel that the head is too light …
360g head weight? U added wt?

@leroyishere, just go and try out first no need to worry all these things lah. when the buying bug bite u, no way u can escape, especially for putter.
Bro … I tot the select series 33" with 20g weight is stock @ 360g ... I might be wrong
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:40 pm

scottycollector wrote:
odyssey23 wrote:
Frankly no such thing as cheap or value for money putter. If you can sink every putt and the putter worth only $50, this putter is priceless to you. Just enjoy the game and the time you have with your friends on the course or range. Happy golfing.
I think u just gave a perfect example of a value for money putter
Very well simplicity described by odyssey23 mate. Very Happy
Fr some, a S$750-900 putter re a value fr money.Rolling Eyes
To others, they ll be pleased w a S$59-89 putter. Wink
A few ll classified their S$10- 20  putter fm Cash Converter as value fr money putter bcoz they ve sunk many good n important putts! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap, Value for Money Putters   Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:46 am

In case anyone else wants to buy cheap putters in future, found this site online.

http://www.golfastore.com/brands/Ray-Cook.html?page=1&sort=featured



Btw any putting tutorials you guys would recommend on youtube?

Thanks!
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