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PostSubject: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:53 pm

So there I was, getting my Callaways checked out for lies and lofts plus spining when I got to talking with FrosTee about the Barclays response on the support provided by BFG.

It got to the point about Zen putters and I casually asked about how many prototypes were left given all the interest that was generated.

I asked if there was a chance if there were any ZAC models left since my A.S.S. mates seem to be playing so well with them.

We scrounged around the secret compartments of the lowest level cavern inside the Den to have a look and lo and behold! I chanced upon 1 unique piece that was sitting right in the deepest darkest recess where even FrosTee wasn't aware of.

I quickly prepared the relevant 3 teacups plus gathered some roast pork to offer to Eric in the hopes that he will allow me to have it.

After much blood-letting, finger cutting plus chicken-sacrificing, I finally convinced him to let me have a go at it.

So here it is. I haven't had a chance to game it yet but have been using it extensively on my putting mat.

The impact off a Pro V1X is almost too soft to hear. The roll is as always, superb. This time round, the centreshaft allows for a great setting up of the ball. The sightline and the shadows off the 'Lambo' bumpers frame the ball perfectly making addressing the ball a breeze. The face balance feature allows for greater MOI without overdoing it to the point of no feedback on mis-hits.

Will write a more detailed FR when I use it. I suspect it will be during the A.S.S. game on the 8th with JL. Wish me luck.
















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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:51 pm

Wow! That's a beauty!

Welcome to the club, bro! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:17 am

I like the look at address, very "comfortable"
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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:55 am

Thanks.

Was still fooling around with it on the putting mat after I posted in this thread.

It definitely is less prone to twisting compared to a normal putter. Tried it out together with my ZAP and its much more stable at impact.

Weighing in at a 'hefty' 382g. Using a standard Pingman putter grip, which I have on most of the rest of my putters, will prob rock the SW off the charts. A slightly thicker grip is required to balance out the extra weight.

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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:55 am

Your putting matt looks good, never see this colour before...
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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:24 am

tried the putter after fitting out S70B....will have to turn the storeroom upside down on Monday. i need one for myself.

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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:04 am

Have a lesson later on. Gonna test it out on a real green.

Benny, the mat's from US. Very cheap n very good. No return function oni.

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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:19 am

hey... i hope you find 2 DGman... i want one too...
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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:51 pm

shamusan wrote:
hey... i hope you find 2 DGman... i want one too...
Hahaha... Wait in line!!! I was here first...
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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:22 pm

One question Boss, able to adjust the head to a lighter weight or was it design to be build this way?
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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:52 pm

1st look:

Spent about 1hr+ practicing with it.

It works well on slower greens. The extra weight allows for a better roll.

Mind u I brought 4 putters to the green for trial

Scotty Cameron AOP Newport 2
Scotty Cameron Circa 62 No.6
Zen ZAP
Zen ZIM

Distance control wise, I am still getting used to the mallet as I have been playing those PN heel-toe putters for a few years now. The roll is still great but it takes an effort to not roll it as hard as the usual putters I have had.

Line-holding wise, it's so much easier. My misses are closer to the hole. I seem to line up faster with the mallet.

Not getting ahead of myself but I'm really pumped about my next round of golf. My coach gave me some drills to work on since my wedge play got cranky and now I seem to be rolling the rock better w the new toy. It's gonna be exciting....not forgetting 3 top class flight mates to spend the time with.

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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:00 pm

the secret of the roll is the cavity on the sole...thats a new patent.

boys.......there is no more centre shaft ZIMs hor and don't bribe Ping2 please.

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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:15 pm

S70B wrote:
1st look:

Spent about 1hr+ practicing with it.

It works well on slower greens. The extra weight allows for a better roll.

Mind u I brought 4 putters to the green for trial

Scotty Cameron AOP Newport 2
Scotty Cameron Circa 62 No.6
Zen ZAP
Zen ZIM

Distance control wise, I am still getting used to the mallet as I have been playing those PN heel-toe putters for a few years now. The roll is still great but it takes an effort to not roll it as hard as the usual putters I have had.

Line-holding wise, it's so much easier. My misses are closer to the hole. I seem to line up faster with the mallet.

Not getting ahead of myself but I'm really pumped about my next round of golf. My coach gave me some drills to work on since my wedge play got cranky and now I seem to be rolling the rock better w the new toy. It's gonna be exciting....not forgetting 3 top class flight mates to spend the time with.



are you selling you circa 62?

hee

im keen

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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:24 pm

Andrew

Most of my golf items from US are a unique collection - They were purchased from different places in different time zones and in different phases of my time there so they all mean something to me.

That Circa 62 was from Dallas, Texas. Not a place I would pass by again in life unless fate permits.

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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:26 pm

S70B wrote:
Andrew

Most of my golf items from US are a unique collection - They were purchased from different places in different time zones and in different phases of my time there so they all mean something to me.

That Circa 62 was from Dallas, Texas. Not a place I would pass by again in life unless fate permits.



i didnt know that. rude of me to ask.. cant take away a piece of your life!

good man!
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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:29 pm

No worries matey.

Just like ur unique head cover collection, I have had quite a few this past year which I have no intention of using too haha.


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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:30 pm

S70B wrote:
No worries matey.

Just like ur unique head cover collection, I have had quite a few this past year which I have no intention of using too haha.



yaa...

some i strictly keep for myself.. dun bear to use..

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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:52 pm

Long story short:

29 putts for the day which included 2 x 3-putts.

Not all that great with the ball striking but I held it together.

Getting used to the lining up. Still getting used to the speed and distance control though but that is one of the things I need to worry about only now.

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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:04 pm

if 29 putts is a "getting used to" period, then what would be a "run in" period. Bravo...
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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:21 pm

Pwah!!!! 29 putts! Excellent bro!
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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:57 pm

Rex, how many chickens died for this putter?
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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:20 pm

only 1 chicken was used and it was a frozen one...but

1 fat pig today.

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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:30 pm

what did you get this time?
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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:24 am

i was looking at facebook and our friend Kian was smiling like Ms Universe last nite....

no wonder cos he got one of the only 10 in the world QN prototype...the same one as Ms PHY.

feedback boys...i need feedback.

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PostSubject: Re: Testing A Tour Prototype   Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:28 am

Boss, mine not a tour prototype right?
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