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Old 12-20-2018, 04:36 PM
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XT Colt is my primary putter, with a Medium Harp for strong headwind putts.

Only took me about 40 years to settle in on a putter (starting with Wham-O 165s).
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Old 12-20-2018, 04:38 PM
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I have tried a bunch of putters over the 7 years I've been playing but I always came back to the Wizard. Currently I'm on a Omega BB kick and I'm having a tough time seeing myself going back to the wizard. The Omega BB in ET (Innova XT) is everything I loved about the wizard but with a better hand feel. I am also sinking more putts than I ever have.

I know this thread is specifically about putting putters but I must note that the Omega BB has been a significantly better driving and upshot putter than the wizard too. They go far and are very easy to control.
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Old 12-20-2018, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfmandragon View Post
It also gives me a clean release, which is so important in a push/shovel/lob putt. I also bag an Atom and an Envy, both as a pure putter. I have used both for years now.

The Aviar P&A and the Shield, are both almost unputtable for me. I would rather use a fairway driver than either of those; yet this style putter is the most common and liked. Hey, different stokes for different folks.
^^ That's the truth. Especially the last part. Case in point, I'm also a push/lob putter, and can't imagine trying to putt with my Envy.
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Old 12-20-2018, 04:45 PM
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I've tried a large number of putters. When I first started out, I was using the Aviar P&A but never liked it at all. I then tried a Judge and a Warden, often taking them out together and putting with them one after the other. Ultimately the Warden won, and no other putter I ever tried could beat it out, though the Pure and Pa4 were good.

Then I changed my putting style, and came to prefer beaded putters. And the Marshal came out. But I prefer firm plastics, and the Marshal did not come out in Classic (hard) for a while, so I continued with the Warden until the Marshall came out in Classic, and so I've been set ever since.

So in the overall, it was a good two years at least until I was totally set.

I'll also say that unlike drivers, putters are not just "it's the archer, not the arrow". You MUST be comfortable with your putter's plastic, its feel and its grip, and how it fits your putting style. Putting is all about confidence, and a major part of that is comfort with your mold in the plastic you like. Take your time to find out what you like best, and run with it.
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:07 PM
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I agree that putters are more a personal thing, but does that mean you have to try 30 molds? It's not that he only tried one ore two, no he tried shallow and deep, bead and non-bead, OS and US, ... He has some he likes better than others. Those he should work with. Putting is confidence, form and knowing one's disc ... it's not having a magical putter. Form and knowing the disc is what is best improved if he works with one mold instead of continuing the search. Confidence is gained by success, which will come in the same way. ... But confidence is also a head thing: if you believe you'll have to find that magic putter, then that's what you should do.

I don't say that one should never have a look at a different putter again. I only say, that after one and a half year of constantly trying different putters, it might be a good thing to take some time working with only one mold, because maybe the reason why it does not click is not the putter but some form problem -- could be. There are always different levers to adjust, one should not only look at one of them.
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:57 PM
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I tried a bunch in the beginning, but once I learned how to putt, the decision became easier.

From my experience, too much time is wasted trying to find the perfect
"feeling" putter instead of just learning how to putt. Sure, find one that feels decent and leave it at that for a while. I would have saved myself a heck of a lot of time if would have known that in the beginning.

Anyway, for putting putters;
I have a stack of Wizards
A stack of Yetis
and a stack of Aviar P&As

That's it. If one of those doesn't work, then the problem is me.

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Old 12-20-2018, 06:33 PM
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When i started playing again in 2013, the judge was highly talked about. I tried it, i liked it. I tried about 20 others and nothing felt better than a judge. At the same time i also had a wizard in the bag for upshots. I started using it for longer putts and over time it kicked the judges out. I like both.

I am now 65% wizards, 35% judges.
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:11 PM
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they all work for putting

i found the biggest differences in putters being in driving and actual flight

if you are good enough you can use any putter

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Old 12-20-2018, 07:19 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

I can see the Wizard lives up to its reputation. I tried forcing myself to use that putter only for a lot of rounds due to that rep and we just never did click. I ended up giving it to my kid who loves the Wizard graphic.

So far I like the Dagger and Challenger. I tend to like putters that glide more and both seem to me to have a lot of glide. Maybe it is perception due to the deeper dish feel.

I tend to do OK playing putter only rounds with my Pa4 and Pure but I like to actually putt with one of the others.

I head to FL for a 9 day vacation and where we are camping there are 3 - 18 hole courses right in the park. I plan to get lots o rounds in if I can! Right now I just have my Pa4, Dagger and Challenger packed for putting duty.
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:58 PM
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Been playing since 2004. I'll try to recall all the putting putters I've committed to here. First to most recent.
DX Rhyno
KC Aviar
Pro-D Banger
PA4
PA1
McPro Aviar
Roach

I'm sure there have been others but these are the ones that stuck for the longest. The Roach is my favorite of the group. Of course, Discraft doesn't make a putting plastic that I'm crazy about. I'm using Jawbreaker right now but it's too soft & has an odd texture to it. I prefer a stiffer flight plate for putting & am hoping Discraft comes out with a KC Pro Roach. It would be amazing.
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