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« on: September 10, 2008, 03:42:52 PM »
I'm always hesitant to post a collection per se, because putter status seems to be pretty fluid with me, but I've got a nice group of styles and finishes that I'm pretty happy with now.

Can you guess which putter I can't putt with?   :laugh:

They are:

8813, black ox handmade with pencil shaft, by David
Klassic, SS304
Softtail, SS304
Tour Issue Tradition II, Black Ox
Tuscaloosa Klassic Prototype, Oil Can
One, Blue Sapphire handmade with pencil shaft by David

I was suprised that my Klassic had more toe hang than my softtail!  (strictly due to how the hosel is bent)

I know right now that one of these is being traded for a great One so I'll post as it's received.

Main gamer: 8813
Main backup: SS304 Klassic

I've got 3 very nice spaldings, but right now they are on loan to a few friends...  Maybe I'll get 'em back.  They sure seem to like them  - they are a 1, 7, and IX
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2008, 03:49:05 PM »
Doug,

Nice family photo.  Thank you for sharing.

Regarding the klassic vs. softtail.  You can see that the Klassic is shafted more towards the heel and has a straighter neck (as you mentioned), both together creating more toe hang then then how the softtail is setup.  If the softtail had the same neck and neck position it would have more hang then the Klassic because of the added weight in the toe (obviously).

Thanks again.

Jim

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Re: JelUltra's Collection
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2008, 03:50:30 PM »
I'm always hesitant to post a collection per se, because putter status seems to be pretty fluid with me, but I've got a nice group of styles and finishes that I'm pretty happy with now.

Can you guess which putter I can't putt with?   :laugh:

The are:

8813, black ox handmade with pencil shaft, by David
Klassic, SS304
Softtail, SS304
Tour Issue Tradition II, Black Ox
Tuscaloosa Klassic Prototype, Oil Can
One, Blue Sapphire handmade with pencil shaft by David

I was suprised that my Klassic had more toe hang than my softtail!  (strictly due to how the hosel is bent)

I know right now that one of these is being traded for a great One so I'll post as it's received.

Main gamer: 8813
Main backup: SS304 Klassic


Nice collection of Mills there Doug!

As for the one you can't putt with -- I'd guess the Tuscloosa OC?

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2008, 03:52:27 PM »
I'm always hesitant to post a collection per se, because putter status seems to be pretty fluid with me, but I've got a nice group of styles and finishes that I'm pretty happy with now.

Can you guess which putter I can't putt with?   :laugh:

The are:

8813, black ox handmade with pencil shaft, by David
Klassic, SS304
Softtail, SS304
Tour Issue Tradition II, Black Ox
Tuscaloosa Klassic Prototype, Oil Can
One, Blue Sapphire handmade with pencil shaft by David

I was suprised that my Klassic had more toe hang than my softtail!  (strictly due to how the hosel is bent)

I know right now that one of these is being traded for a great One so I'll post as it's received.

Main gamer: 8813
Main backup: SS304 Klassic


Nice collection of Mills there Doug!

As for the one you can't putt with -- I'd guess the Tuscloosa OC?

John

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2008, 04:02:16 PM »
Doug

Wonderfull collection, for me viewing other's collections is one of the best parts to this site, and yours is a beaut, that 8813 I will be dreaming about tonite for sure the One is none too shabby either!

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2008, 04:14:58 PM »
Doug,

Great collection you have there.  My favourite has to be the sapphire One.  I remember it well from the '07 PGA Show.  Great handmade and a truly classic shape.

Paul

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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2008, 04:18:09 PM »
Great collection, really like the sapphire one and the 8813! All are very nice putters.

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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2008, 04:24:18 PM »
Doug,

Great collection you have there.  My favourite has to be the sapphire One.  I remember it well from the '07 PGA Show.  Great handmade and a truly classic shape.

Paul


Thanks!  The shape of the One is what grabbed me - it looked very similar to the Truett 'Old Stock' heads ('78 or '79) that David finished and presented a few years ago.  I love the sleek look, and the milling and finish on this one is fantastic.  
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2008, 07:23:38 PM »
Doug those are all beauties!!  Thanks for sharing them!!

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Re: JelUltra's Collection
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2008, 09:20:53 PM »
Doug you are a "toe-hang" kind of guy.  ;)

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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2010, 10:02:44 AM »
Thought I'd update the collection pics.
 
It's funny how you modify / add / change over time.  I don't have a ton of putters, but through trades and some lucky timing, I've been able to accrue this grouping, and quite like each of 'em!
 
From Front to Back (first pic):
 
2007 PGA show Prototype One (David) Handmade in Sapphire Blue w/ David Grip.
(David) Handmade 8813 Black Ox Blade w/ Lamkin Grip. 
(Truett) Handmade Black Ox One w/ Lamkin Grip. 
(Truett) Handemade 8802 / 7 P.T.L.  Blade with original leather grip (like the spalding series)
Pencil Shafted 335g black ox Softtail from the Honda tour bag w/ Ray Cook grip, blacked out.
Tour Issue SS Custom One flamed finish, let's play guy on sole, w/ David Grip
Professional Series SS Klassic with Iomic Grip.
 
It's been a fun time the past few years learning to identify what works for me, and what styles I enjoy.  I hope to game them all, but right now the 8813 blade, Klassic and Softtail are the 'rotation'. 
 
Ok, I'll admit it - the blade is still the main gamer.  When I'm messing around, I'll take the softtail out, and when there's fertilizer on the greens, the Klassic is the main player!
 
 
 
 
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Re: JelUltra's Collection
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2010, 10:07:49 AM »
Really really really nice Softy you picked up - congrats!  I love it.

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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2010, 10:38:39 AM »
Thanks!  I've been carpet putting with it like crazy - and it has been in the bag for the first 2 rounds of the year.  Unfortunately, I'm averaging 34 putts per round, but then again it IS the first two rounds of the season, and the kids have something to do with my practice and playing time.
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2010, 10:44:41 AM »
...but you are hitting 18 greens, so it's all good.

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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2010, 10:58:13 AM »
...but you are hitting 18 greens, so it's all good.

T

lol,  I wish!

I'll say I've been lucky to mainly limit my mistakes to Bogeys so far.  I have only had one 3 putt, so I'll look at that as a positive.  It's funny how you're willing to just take your medicine and punch out early in the season instead of going for the hero shot.
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« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2010, 11:17:11 AM »
Great collection, especially that black ripple flange One. Oh my!

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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2010, 10:54:18 PM »
Doug, some really nice pieces there and thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2010, 10:18:28 AM »
It's interesting to see how collections evolve.  I tend to hang on to two or three stalwarts that I can trust gaming at any time, and the rest is fun and gravy!
 
I decided to shake things up and see how the plumber's neck side of life lives - I was fortunate enough to meet up with a member on a practice green and try the OC 1310 custom softtail (only one with a sightline) and was just amazed at the feel.  That aquisition led to the sale/trade of a few pieces, and I was able to pick up the Hex Heritage w/ cross hairs sight dot (LOVE it!!!) and the welded PN SS Softtail (also amazing!)
 
I've gamed the OC Softtail quite a bit, and have enjoyed a fair amount of success with it - I don't really look at the putter when I putt after I'm aligned, I'm staring at a spot in front of the ball - and found I need minimal adjustments for the PN - my 8813 is about a 3/4 shaft offset, and my Klassic is a full shaft offset.  Toe hang is a bit different, but the heavier putter is offset by a heavier grip and a shorter shaft, so the swing feel is close.  Yes, it changes my posture, but it's still fun to mess around with different styles!
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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2010, 11:20:27 AM »
Doug,

Superb collection! That's funny how you went from flow necks to plumber necks. Keep it up!

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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2010, 11:31:29 AM »
Doug - what is the current gamer?

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« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2010, 12:11:53 PM »
The current gamer is still the long pencil hosel 8813 blade.  That is definetly old faithful - 35" long, somewhere around 330g with 5* loft and 68 * lie angle.  I've enjoyed working in the softtail for fun, 33" 353g 4* loft - and just love the 'hit' when I roll the ball.

Of all the putters, though,  the Truett 8802 with the underslung pencil hosel just feels the best.  I'm hesitant to make it my primary gamer because I would want to change the original grip...  I'm kind of against doing it right now!
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« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2010, 01:09:35 PM »
The current gamer is still the long pencil hosel 8813 blade.  That is definetly old faithful - 35" long, somewhere around 330g with 5* loft and 68 * lie angle.  I've enjoyed working in the softtail for fun, 33" 353g 4* loft - and just love the 'hit' when I roll the ball.

Of all the putters, though,  the Truett 8802 with the underslung pencil hosel just feels the best.  I'm hesitant to make it my primary gamer because I would want to change the original grip...  I'm kind of against doing it right now!
are you still working on the things you told me about?
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« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2010, 02:32:43 PM »
Absolutely!  The most helpful lately has been keeping the left wrist firm, and leading with the left.  I stay low through the ball, and pretty low afterwards as well.  My strike is much more consistent than before.  I still think of hitting slightly downwards, but the clubhead is much more level through it.  I do hit the ball on the upper third of the face, but I do it consistently.
 
The eyes closed practice was (pardon the pun) a real eye-opener.  I've messed with it before, but not given it the due diligence that I should have.  I was quite surprised at how much you have to pay attention to balance.  If I'm out of balance, I can't make a good stroke, heck - I even had to take a step every now and then.  When I'm in balance, the putting stroke is effortless.
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Re: JelUltra's Collection
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2010, 02:46:54 PM »
We believe if you can make a balanced stroke with your eyes closed and achieve solid contact, the putter design matches stroke rotation and you have the right putter with the correct dimensions.
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Re: JelUltra's Collection
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2010, 05:24:16 AM »
Nice collection dude. I was hoping you'd say, going to a different direction- plumber necks. And my two heel shafts are going to mekeni.  ;D

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« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2010, 09:41:19 AM »
Nice collection dude. I was hoping you'd say, going to a different direction- plumber necks. And my two heel shafts are going to mekeni.  ;D

lol!  I'll be honest, I've considered moving the TP because I don't want to take the grip off, but it's such a great feeling putter, I need to hang on to it for a while.  Don't get me wrong - I love the grip, but I have this silly dream of playing in some amateur events (someday) and don't want to fall in love with an original that has an 'illegal' grip on it...Am I crazy or what?!
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« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2010, 09:48:08 AM »
Doug, nice assortment of putters! Really like the crosshair stamp on the topline  :)!

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« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2010, 09:49:11 AM »
Doug,

That Sapphire handmade is ridiculous. The collection looks great! I have dibs on the 8813 style ;) HAHAHAHA

Keep it up!

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« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2010, 08:44:18 AM »
Nice collection dude. I was hoping you'd say, going to a different direction- plumber necks. And my two heel shafts are going to mekeni.  ;D

lol!  I'll be honest, I've considered moving the TP because I don't want to take the grip off, but it's such a great feeling putter, I need to hang on to it for a while.  Don't get me wrong - I love the grip, but I have this silly dream of playing in some amateur events (someday) and don't want to fall in love with an original that has an 'illegal' grip on it...Am I crazy or what?!

I hope not. I switched to CC grooves as soon as they were available.Just in case.
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« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2010, 10:53:47 PM »
Doug,

That Sapphire handmade is ridiculous. The collection looks great! I have dibs on the 8813 style ;) HAHAHAHA

Keep it up!

I guess I was too suddle huh? Ha!

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« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2010, 11:38:11 AM »
Doug,

That Sapphire handmade is ridiculous. The collection looks great! I have dibs on the 8813 style ;) HAHAHAHA

Keep it up!

I guess I was too suddle huh? Ha!

LOL It gets crazy when a 8802 style is involved!

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« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2012, 12:57:42 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2012, 01:11:29 PM »
Doug

Very nice. Thanks for posting. That custom flowneck/hybrid SS Softtail is killer.

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« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2012, 01:19:26 PM »
Doug

Very nice. Thanks for posting. That custom flowneck/hybrid SS Softtail is killer.

Tom

Thanks!  I used that putter for the better part of last year after I received it - and really love the look and flow.  The feel is pretty darn impressive as well - nearly as good as the blades.
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« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2012, 01:32:25 PM »
Doug,

WOW

Great collection, it's hard to pick a favorite...oh no it's not (8813 gamer) Keep it up!

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« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2012, 01:41:46 PM »
Dang dude! The blades are sweet.

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« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2012, 01:46:54 PM »
For awhile I thought you just had the 8813

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« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2012, 01:54:43 PM »
For awhile I thought you just had the 8813

 :D

For quite a while it was the 8813 and the TP handmade - then in the past few months, it kinda exploded because I had the opportunity and available funds to snag 3 more!

There is one blade I wish I never let go, though...  Didn't know what I had!
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