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Old 07-11-2015, 10:11 PM
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Swan 2 for drives?

So how are these for throwing with a little heat? I currently use swan 1 reborns for putting and am getting pretty confident with them.

Recently a friend put a short practice course on his farm. It's mostly 200' and in, and is a pretty solid practice course for approach and putts.

Playing this course a bunch has convinced me that the swan 1 isn't a great throwing putter beyond about 50'-60' for me. It holds anny lines nice, but can be really flippy. Are the swan 2 any better for drives and longer throws? The flight chart looks like it has more LSS. Looking to stay in my comfort zone feel wise (bead aside) and gain a bit of stability for longer throws.

So swan 2? I like the depth of swan 1 most, and I do like understable for putts.
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:03 PM
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Swan 2 is pretty understable, but it turns more than flips. If you can finesse these over 220', you are doing something right. A fresher one will fly better than a beat-in one, no big surprise; they go more or less straight.
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Old 07-12-2015, 12:22 AM
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You have to throw any putter pretty cleanly to throw it with heat but you definitely can't put much on a swan1 or 2.

Try a Retro Mercy. I've seen a lot of people driving with stable ones around these parts. Beadless like the swan1.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:53 AM
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Thanks. I saw a Mercy and a couple shields at pias. Might have to go back and grab one of each to test
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Old 07-12-2015, 06:09 AM
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Mercy is nice to drive, so is the Shield. I have a couple fresh Swans and they work great for shorter/non full power drives. 200ft without headwind is not a problem.

The Mercy is more stable, the Shield even more overstable.
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Old 07-12-2015, 04:29 PM
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I been carrying one of those Retro Mercys lately, and it is a NICE driving putter.
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