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PostSubject: Re: Putters for Noobs   Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:57 am

Winston wrote:

Hi X-Man,

The ZEN is one option I have in mind. I have read many many reviews here in the Forum and say great things about it. I most certainly would like to try it. However, me being a beginner, I most certainly wont be able to tell the difference.

I think Rife putters also use HOrizontal lines.

Winston, don't sell yourself short even though you are a beginner. I can only tell you to head down and try the putter for yourself. Anyone can feel and see the difference, bring down your own putter to compare is the best. Even if you don't buy a ZEN, I'm betting you will walk away with more knowledge about putting then when you first walked in, and with an improved putting stroke. But only if you talk to the grumpy looking guy in specs. Don't worry, he only looks it and sounds it, but actually like the grandpa in the movie "UP".

By the way, not all putters with horizontal lines are the same hor (I have a ZEN and Rife to compare). Each have patented their horizontal line technology. Yes have their own semi circle grooves that 'lifts' the ball, Rife have their polymer filled grooves that grip the ball to 'lift' it. TaylorMade has AGSI anti -skid polymer filled grooves.

Zen's technology is Reduced Dimple Error (RDE), meaning that the dimples of a golf ball cause inconsistent contact with the putter face and the grooves reduce that error and at the same time has some gear effect on the ball if you strike off-centre. Ask the grumpy guy to explain what gear effect is.

Contrary to Yoda who said "Do or do not, there is no try." You can try and then decide to do or do not at BFG. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Putters for Noobs   Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:02 am

mizzy wrote:
and if i remember correctly, every major winner using this putter will get a gold? putter head made of that model they used.. or something like that.. geezz.. must have lots of them by now.. What a Face

my dad has a ping anser 2 but it doesn't sound musical though.. Suspect

ROFL Mizzy, the Anser came out in 1966 la. The first putter was the 1A, that one I think no more in production. It worked but didn't look like much. Doubt if it will still move in the shops today looking the way it did.

My friend's dad had one when I was a kid, and it did make that distinctive "PING" sound. Very loud for a putter. Can say it was the putter equivalent of the Nike Sumo driver in terms of sound.

Yah, every winner gets a gold plated model of the putter they used, engraved with the tournament they won. And the company keeps a replica. You can google to see the pic of how many thousands they have, looks like a wine cellar with putters instead of bottles.
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PostSubject: Re: Putters for Noobs   Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:09 am

Birdman wrote:
Winston, don't sell yourself short even though you are a beginner. I can only tell you to head down and try the putter for yourself. Anyone can feel and see the difference, bring down your own putter to compare is the best. Even if you don't buy a ZEN, I'm betting you will walk away with more knowledge about putting then when you first walked in, and with an improved putting stroke. But only if you talk to the grumpy looking guy in specs. Don't worry, he only looks it and sounds it, but actually like the grandpa in the movie "UP".

By the way, not all putters with horizontal lines are the same hor (I have a ZEN and Rife to compare). Each have patented their horizontal line technology. Yes have their own semi circle grooves that 'lifts' the ball, Rife have their polymer filled grooves that grip the ball to 'lift' it. TaylorMade has AGSI anti -skid polymer filled grooves.

Zen's technology is Reduced Dimple Error (RDE), meaning that the dimples of a golf ball cause inconsistent contact with the putter face and the grooves reduce that error and at the same time has some gear effect on the ball if you strike off-centre. Ask the grumpy guy to explain what gear effect is.

Contrary to Yoda who said "Do or do not, there is no try." You can try and then decide to do or do not at BFG. Very Happy

Hi Birdman,

I would most certainly like to walk into BFG and try it. BUt a bit difficult as I am based in HCMC leh. Unless the "Grumpy Old Man" decides to set up shop here in HCMC. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Putters for Noobs   Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:12 am

eiji wrote:
and ends with "ING"

And starts with "L"?

So like ice cream bell?

LING LING?

The same sound as a China made telephone? ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Putters for Noobs   Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:15 am

Give yourself a treat when you are next back in town lor, Winston. Ghoonk based in the Middle East, and he zips down to BFG every time he is back in town (whether or not he needs to). ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Putters for Noobs   Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:30 am

Birdman wrote:

ROFL Mizzy, the Anser came out in 1966 la. The first putter was the 1A, that one I think no more in production. It worked but didn't look like much. Doubt if it will still move in the shops today looking the way it did.

My friend's dad had one when I was a kid, and it did make that distinctive "PING" sound. Very loud for a putter. Can say it was the putter equivalent of the Nike Sumo driver in terms of sound...

What? You mean the putter in the background? What a Face



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PostSubject: Re: Putters for Noobs   Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:48 am

That looks like someone took a key off the Xylophone and stuck a shaft in it! Laughing

yea that's the original style of the ping putter right? How does it putt Rex?
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PostSubject: Re: Putters for Noobs   Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:06 am

Hey, I have that 'ping' Ping putter. Grandfather passed to me.
Cool!


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PostSubject: Re: Putters for Noobs   Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:07 am

Rex, I need tissues!

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PostSubject: Re: Putters for Noobs   Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:41 am

tried before, like the sound

somehow long putt ok but not short putt
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PostSubject: Re: Putters for Noobs   Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:47 am

asahi wrote:
Hey, I have that 'ping' Ping putter. Grandfather passed to me.
Cool!

so you selling it? What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Putters for Noobs   Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:59 am

Unlikely.....though not using it but this is truly an antique for keeps. Very Happy

But will be selling my bettinardi soon. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Putters for Noobs   Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:27 am

so next time when can you show me your prized antique? too precious to bring out to play with it?
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PostSubject: Re: Putters for Noobs   Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:16 pm

Nope. Need to dig thru storeroom to find it. It is somewhere. Last time I used it was 2 yrs back. rabbit
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PostSubject: Re: Putters for Noobs   Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:07 am

Hi ifatfat, I am selling a putter. quite good and easy to use

http://www.golfrepublic.org/marketplace-f8/wts-odyssey-2-ball-putter-t6690.htm
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