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So, I'm pretty new to the sport and am still finding my way around the different brands and plastics and whatnot. I'm placing a lot of emphasis on putting in the backyard but have run into an issue. I have acquired 4 putters, all different (brands, weights, etc.). It's been recommended that I choose one putter and buy several of them and practice with that one disc. While I'm sure there are many opinions as to which putter is "best", I'd like to hear from some people who have been around the game longer.

Which brands/plastics/models should a newbie start with?

Which brands/plastics/models should a newbie avoid?

Do I just take the one that "feels best" and go with that?

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Old 01-23-2020, 03:32 PM
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Putter preference is subjective and often changes a lot as you develop.

Pick the one you like the feel of and go with that. No need to complicate.

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Old 01-23-2020, 03:43 PM
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Yep. Whatever regular putting putter feels good in your hand. That’s the right putter for you.


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Yep. I would say pick one you like and try to get a few roughly the same weight and just practice.

I have ten or twelve putters all the same make, model, and weight for practice. I usually bag two identical ones when I play. I used to bag two that were identical except one was a brownish color and one was red but that got into my head too much. I knew I could hit with the brown one but the red one wasn’t a sure thing probably just because I knew it wasn’t the brown one. Anyhow, now the two putters I carry are so identical I can’t even tell them apart and I’m confident with either. The practice putters are all the same weight but I have a variety of colors.

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I used to bag two that were identical except one was a brownish color and one was red but that got into my head too much. .
Dang, that's me too! I carried one yellow and one orange, and I was convinced that they were somehow different from each other. I finally took them both out.
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Look for two things; one that feels good in your hand, and when you let it go, it does pretty much what you think it should.

A lot of people get frustrated with a disc that maybe isn’t super straight, fading out early, or if they prefer a putter with more or less glide. It can be hard for people if their expectations and disc style don’t line up.

Don’t be afraid if the one you like isn’t a popular pick like and Aviar, Wizard or Judge. Just find one you gel with and buy 5.

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Like what everyone is saying (what feels good) but in a base plastic. Even if you like the feel of a Champ/Z, down the road you're not likely going to settle on a premium plastic for putting. Only met a few people who do, and they aren't the best putters (probably because they don't have a stack of cheap base plastic putters to practice with.)

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as above! play with what feels right. someday you might stumble on something else that just feels better and you'll change it up. practice and enjoy the sport!

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Putters are personal. What feels good AND what releases out of your hand clean. The best feeling disc in the world will do you no good if it doesn't release clean.

I prefer mid grade plastics myself as most of them are stiffer, which is very important for my putting stroke, yet offer a more grip than premium blends. That's my personal jam, you will have to find your own.

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Oh, yeah. Stay away from limited edition putters, I don't care whose name is on the disc. You need to be able to replace your putter easily without relearning your stoke.

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