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What Japan putter did you love

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#1
swing981

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Looking for some good feedback here and info...what putters have you purchased/used/tried and reallyyy were impressed. Let's keep the putter price to 400 USD and below
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  • Brand of Choice:Epon - Yamaha - Royal Collection - PRGR

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Epon AF 101 10.5 - Diamana Stinger 60S, 45.45''
    PRGR Egg Spoon 17
    RC BBD TRC hybrid 21
    RC BBD TRC hybrid 24
    5 - PW:Yamaha 2012 V Forged Tour Limited
    50 S-Yard Bold
    53 RC Limited DB Forged Proto
    56 S-Yard Bold
    59 RC Limited DB Forged Proto
    33'' Yamada Ibushi 390g
I am currently playing the Yamada Ibushi at 390 gramms and must say it feels really buttery off the face. Love it!
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Stew for President!

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Blader-X

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    TSG Ho Stuff
I'm still playing my G-Field M2 Plus with the legendary Premium Zone Insert. Back a few years ago the Premium Zones were quite popular. I had been playing the Anser style No. 1, but the offset of those just never agreed with me. The feel however was tremendous. I went to the mallet style M2 Plus one day and had instant success to which I haven't really changed since.
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Bag by Blader-X

S-Yard T.388 10.5° - Graphite Design Z9003 Type6s

Romaro Ray Forged Tour Select 13.5° - Graphite Design Z9003 Type 7s
Royal Collection '11 TRC 17° - Graphite Design SF8x

Geotech RF700 Forged 3,4I - Fujikura MCI 100x

TourStage X-blade 909's 5-PW - Fujikura MCI 100x
Titleist Japan '14 Vokey Cold Forged 54°/10° - Fujikura MCI 100x
Titleist Japan '12 Vokey Forged 62°/8° - Fujikura MCI 100x
Epon Zen
TaylorMade Lethal


-all clubs tuned by "Goodsie"


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gbs

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  • Brand of Choice:Epon, Bettinardi, Crazy

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Cobra ZL Encore with CB46 7.2 and Miyzaki JDL 5S
    Crazy CRZ460 with Basileus Spada 50S
    R11 T series with TOUR AD BB6 S
    Kamui with Miyazaki Indigo 61S
    Titleist 910H 21* with Tour AD DI 75 S
    Titleist 910F 3 FW with XDB FW 65 (S)
    Titleist 910F 5 FW with XDB FW 65 (S)
    Epon AF 502 , 5 - Pw with PXI 6.0 and Epon AF503 with MCI 80s
    Bettinardi Signature Series 1 (Custom)
    Gold's Factory Anser 2
    Epon KGX 208 - 50* and 58*
    Epon KGX 210 - 54* bent to 53*
I have gold's and i think the feel is superb.
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swing981

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problem is gold's are how much..1000 usa...
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draven

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Definitely the G-field Premium Zones... Great feel and put a great roll on the ball. Lately the Miura Km-007 if that counts.
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Ryoma D1 10.5* w/ Crazy TJ-46
Crazy 460 10.5* w/ Crazy LY-02 Noir
Epon 460ZR 10.5* w/ Roddio W-6BA
PRGR Egg Spoon 17* w/ Crazy FW80
PRGR Egg i+ 21*
PRGR Egg i+ 25*
Epon AF-502 Copper 5-PW w/ KBS Tour
Chikara 51 / 55 / 59 w/ E21
Miura KM-007

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supo67

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  • Brand of Choice:J D M

  • What's in the Bag?:
    PRGR- diamana-RYOMA-crazy-GOLDS FACTORY- nspro-FOURTEEN-tourtsage
yamada razor for 400 ish is good.
cpl of old miuras m08 mp005 were fantastic ti hit
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Wit..... spring  bag ..
jbeam 435 9.5*---diamana stinger 70x

royal collection bbd  14*--quadra fire express 75xs

royal collection bbd  17*---diamana ali islei 83s

prgr 5iron 23*--TTmonacco X

pr-gr tr500---monacco satin S

3-luck  sky dream jump 51-56---NS proto ora s

fourteen mt28 v5 TS  62*---NS 950s

"golds" hiro matsumoto 1999---UST freq filterd 36inch

 

 


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swisstrader

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  • Brand of Choice:Epon

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Epon Personals/Epon 502's
    Adams Lab Launcher 8* driver w matrix black tie
    Tourstage 50/54/57 wedges
    Custom Edel putter
    TM 3/5 woods
My Miura 350...I may be selling my backup shortly
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Duffer19

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  • What's in the Bag?:
    Bag #1
    Ryoma Maimxa 10.5 with LY01 La Bomba
    Ryoma F5
    Ryoma F7
    Romaro I-Brid 23*
    Titleist VG3 5-PW
    Titleist forged 50*
    George Spirits 56*
    Titleist forged 58*
    Ping Scottsdale Piper C/Matsumoto MG8
The old statesman of Japanese putter makers is Hiro Matsumoto. I personally like the MG08 which is heavier at 550g for 34". Like the putter so much, I bought two, one to use Toronto and one in Hong Kong. Unfortunately most Matsu might exceed your $400 budget.

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Edited by Duffer19, 25 May 2012 - 05:32 AM.

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swing981

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where can u learn about his putters...website or..
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604_skyline

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http://www.hiro-matsumoto.co.jp/
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#12
supo67

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  • Brand of Choice:J D M

  • What's in the Bag?:
    PRGR- diamana-RYOMA-crazy-GOLDS FACTORY- nspro-FOURTEEN-tourtsage
im lead to beleive the old man passed on and his son has taken over the business and gone on a differnt tact to dad .
where hiro made THE best putters available, for very expensive amounts.
the son has gone into a cheaper mind and delivers a much inferior product now.

i got this from competitor of HM, wh o lso admitted the older HM putters are the best japanese putters ever made.
bold statement.............,

but i cant see why a competior would say that if it wernt in fact true.

ill say.. u hit the mz 07 and i doubt u will disagree.

Edited by supo67, 27 May 2012 - 04:48 PM.

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Wit..... spring  bag ..
jbeam 435 9.5*---diamana stinger 70x

royal collection bbd  14*--quadra fire express 75xs

royal collection bbd  17*---diamana ali islei 83s

prgr 5iron 23*--TTmonacco X

pr-gr tr500---monacco satin S

3-luck  sky dream jump 51-56---NS proto ora s

fourteen mt28 v5 TS  62*---NS 950s

"golds" hiro matsumoto 1999---UST freq filterd 36inch

 

 


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Spoon

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gfield leap with special insert. my current gamer, had this since 07
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supo67

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  • Quote: cant make the scene, 'less u got a bit of green.
  • Occupation:undercover HO..
  • Handicap:3.9
  • Brand of Choice:J D M

  • What's in the Bag?:
    PRGR- diamana-RYOMA-crazy-GOLDS FACTORY- nspro-FOURTEEN-tourtsage
can u post a picy of t his hting ive heard lots but no idea about it
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Wit..... spring  bag ..
jbeam 435 9.5*---diamana stinger 70x

royal collection bbd  14*--quadra fire express 75xs

royal collection bbd  17*---diamana ali islei 83s

prgr 5iron 23*--TTmonacco X

pr-gr tr500---monacco satin S

3-luck  sky dream jump 51-56---NS proto ora s

fourteen mt28 v5 TS  62*---NS 950s

"golds" hiro matsumoto 1999---UST freq filterd 36inch

 

 


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Spoon

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can u post a picy of t his hting ive heard lots but no idea about it


i prefer this over the axis eagle.
i change stuff all the time. this putter has stood the test of time

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valante

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    Ryoma Premia 10.5 - GD DI 5R1
    S-Yard B1 15 GD YS Fairway
    TM Hybrid 18 GD DI 85 R
    TM Hybrid 22 GD DI 85 R
    Kyoei Zestaim Strong Loft 4-M KBS TOUR R
    56 Titleist Vokey Rifle Spinner
    60 yururi Rifle Spinner
    64 Feel
    Ping Anser Redwood WRX UST FF Red iomic mid size
Odyssey No.9 Damascus, very-very nice feel on the contact
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swing981

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any feedback on yururi putter
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Henry

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What ever happend to ZOMO putters?
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