bigjohntripod The putters were great until I leaned how to putt. I’m not sure I’ll ever leave the Spider, even though I always look around. It’s ugly but, it works really well for me. I’m not saying Spiders are the king, I’m just saying they’re the king for me and my game.
I’d love to game a 009 or Concept 1 or a shlong neck etc... but I know I never will.
“Alex, I’ll take “Shit I don’t know what I’m talking about” for $2000.”
Just got back from Artisan for the putter fitting. 4am wake up 🤦♂️.
John fitted new today. Weather was sunny and wind gusts of maybe 5-600mph.
As I was walking up to the building, beer in hand, John and Mike were just chopping it up outside. Told them I had the Toll Tokens and we all got a chuckle. Talked to them for a bit, then I headed in to get sorted. Saw the dude at the front (I can’t remember his name to save my life 🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️) excellent dude, he introduced me to the club builder (I suck ass at names, it’s pathetic). I had asked if could bring a 3i up for them to build (I didn’t want to bug you, Don! 😂🤙🙏). Gave him the specs and he went to work. John walked up while we were getting specs and off we went!
I explained my stroke once saying “I think I have a straight back and through stroke”. We didn’t talk stroke type the rest of the 3 hours I was there. Unbelievable.
About putting, I knew nothing. Less than nothing. It’s pathetic how much shit I had in my head that I think I needed etc...
John gave me a lesson in Flat Stick 101. Incredible class.
I went in before we started and said “I’m open to anything, I’m a canvas”
First stick he hands me is a plumbers neck type blade (great a blade 🤦♂️), I hit 3 putts from 20’. Second stick he hands me is another PN type blade (great another one), I hit 3 putts from 20’. 3rd stick he hands me is a flowneck type blade (broooooo what! 3 blades!), I hit 3 putts from 20’ and go “What the fuck just happened?” I made two and the third was on the cup. I hit more and more putts with it, money bags.
I said ok ok ok, let’s see the short putts...
I hit maybe 30 short putts, putts inside and at 5’, I missed 1. One putt out of 30. It was a mind fuck.
We went over everything. It was as incredible as the wedge fitting. I can’t explain it.
We settled on a 0217 S Bend, Flatso 2.0, KBS CT Shaft.
4-5 weeks 🤙🤞🔥💪
Video of a stroke
screen grab of the stick