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Beaten and Battered Clubs

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by thegolfclubdoc, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. thegolfclubdoc

    thegolfclubdoc Active Member

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    Does cosmetics matter to you? I have an Acushnet Bullseye putter that's nicked up. But I don't care because I love the thing. Do looks matter to anyone else when it comes to golf clubs?

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    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    I like my clubs like my whisky and my hot rods. Neat and aged gracefully. A classic club showing its age, I’m all for, but signs of abuse I can’t stand!!
     
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    thegolfclubdoc Active Member

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    What would you think about this putter and it's condition? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    I have the flange model of the same putter, it is showing it's age as well. Doesn't matter in the least, all that matters is are you sinking putts with it.
     
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    thegolfclubdoc Active Member

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    For some, the looks and condition matter.

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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    I draw the line at rusty.
     
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  7. thegolfclubdoc

    thegolfclubdoc Active Member

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    Which is interesting because some people have and prefer rusty wedges.

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    Me too.


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    I’d say that’s a classic showing its age very well!! And like mentioned already, are you making putts with it? Cause that’s what matters!!

    I’m a big fan of clean clubs... A little warm soapy water, a scrub brush and some of that good whisky... Time well wasted!
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    They're tools. I don't care what they look like for the most part.
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Properly cared for, golf clubs will show some wear. That's merely a display of the experience the clubs have garnered from round after round. And... as said above... I cannot understand folks who abuse their clubs. Banging a club into the ground. Throwing their clubs. Banging them into the bag where they are either dinged or ding another club. Inexcusable!!!

    The Bullseye is beautiful. Those mars are the way of the putter expressing years of performing the job it was designed to do. At a few weeks short of 74 years old... the years have left more than one mark on this old body. I'm still not ready for them to toss me into a dumpster because of those marks. Neither should the Bullseye be discredited for its scars.
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Scorecard is the metric that matters.
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    A fellow joined us for Thursday's round that plays occasionally with us. He doesn't like getting up as early as we play, but sometimes will. Pretty good stick. He had played a mallet putter for as long as I remember. As we were walking off the #1 green on Thursday, I noticed his putter from a distance. "Is that a My Echo putter?" He shook his head and replied... "How the heck did you know that was a My Echo from clear across the green?" Told him I had a Ping My Echo at home. He said he had never seen another one on the course. Yet, I knew what a 30 years old putter was from quite a ways away. So... regripped my old Ping My Echo yesterday and it will be in the back tomorrow.
    It ain't shiny. It ain't purty. It ain't seen on Tour. It ain't an Odyssey or a Cameron or a Bettinardi. So what? It used to make lots of putts and I still believe it has a few left in it.
     
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    Yeah that putter has a very distinctive look to it. I also believe that vintage Ping equipment can stand the test if time better than most equipment. Largely in part to the fact that they look so industrial. So they aren't really pretty to begin with. So if they are beaten up no one would care much. But maybe that's how it is supposed to be.

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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Most say that older PINGs start out ugly, but don't get any uglier. Durable!
     
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