Lighter putters for different purposes?

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Lighter putters for different purposes?

Postby Chase20460 » Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:23 pm

This is a thread about something I wonder about.

Do you use different weight putters for different situations or subscribe to the "exact everything" theroy when selecting your putter?

Myself, I tend to use the same putter for everything, but have found moderate success when I switch to slightly lighter putter for uphill putts and tight-quarter situations, like deep shule. When I say light, I mean only a couple of grams, and I think its more of a head game than anything.

What are your feelings?
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Postby FB32992 » Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:06 pm

i have pondered this as well Chase, but have never tried a lighter weight,max weight.but is would seem th work for uphills, IMO
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Postby MDR_3000 » Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:17 am

I use a 148g Aviar for uphill putts, anny putts and just generally getting out of the shule.

It's not a head thing, it actually does make a difference.
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Postby Bradbalk » Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:58 am

I remember reading an interview with some guy named Barry, he said he carries a 150 class putter mainly for putting under low cielings because he can get the light putter to rise up or air bounce it. Make sense I guess.
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Postby Mount » Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:35 am

I have actually never tried actually using a lighter putter for uphill or low ceiling shots. I normally just trow the same putter for almost everything.
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Postby Chase20460 » Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:33 am

MDR_3000 wrote:I use a 148g Aviar for uphill putts, anny putts and just generally getting out of the shule.

It's not a head thing, it actually does make a difference.



What about in windy situations Mike? IYO, would it be smarter to choose a more overstable putter than a DX Avair ? ( Still light, different mold. )

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Postby MDR_3000 » Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:36 am

actually, i haven't had the sack to try it in any wind other than a tailwind. It seems I only pull out the light putter during tournament play.
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Postby Chase20460 » Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:06 am

Sack up Chump. Inquiring minds want to know.
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Postby Abe Froman » Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:50 pm

the more wind the heavier the putter i use. sometimes the banger-gt in tough winds.
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Postby Chase20460 » Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:19 pm

projectpuffindiscman wrote:the more wind the heavier the putter i use. sometimes the banger-gt in tough winds.


I tend to lean towards a more overstable putter in the winds, under if its a tailwind, if I think about it at all.
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Postby Like_Water » Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:05 pm

I have experimented with 150 class putters. Great for low ceiling, but it requires a good touch because they can get away from you, and sail way past the bucket. You can definately make them rise, which is really cool, and useful in low ceiling situations.

Micah taught me about this and he learned it from Barry.

I putt with 172 gram wizards up to 40ft. out.
For longer putts (or, nice ups) I use a 172g glo aviar, it glides a little more then the wizard.
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Postby Chase20460 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:45 am

Discwrangler wrote: I use a 172g glo aviar, it glides a little more then the wizard.



No shit. Thats why Wizards lick nuts for putting. At least for my style.
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Postby JR0D08 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:21 pm

so what is an overstable putter then
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Postby Mount » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:30 am

brand new max weight 10x KC pro aviar 8)
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Postby flyinplastic23 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:33 am

apparently my putting strategy is to keep air balling until i am right under the basket then i can just put it in.... :?
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