Ogilvy shops, tries new putter at Sawgrass
Sunday, May 11, 2014
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – After a pair of three-putts and a bogey-bogey finish led to a final-round 73 and a tie for 14th at the Wells Fargo Championship, Geoff Ogilvy took out his frustrations on his Scotty Cameron Concept 1 putter.
Tuesday morning he was feeling a lot better while looking for a new putter on the practice green at TPC Sawgrass.
"Can you make a GoLo with a 360 gram head, with the Pistolero grip, the paddley one," he asked Larry Silveira, a Scotty Cameron rep.
"Sure, we can do that," Silveira said.
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He then offered Ogilvy a Select Fastback, a slightly beefier version of the heel-toe weighted Concept 1 prototype that Ogilvy had been using. Silveira thought the added weight but familiar look might appeal to Ogilvy.
"I've just got to look at something different," Ogilvy said. "I keep wanting to use a Newport and it's almost right, but it's not."
Ogilvy was one of the first players on the PGA Tour to try a counterbalanced putter last season, going with a Futura X Dual Balance putter at several events. He has dabbled with it this year too, including at the Honda, but is not completely sold on it.
"The counterbalance putter feels a lot more stable," he said. "A lot more. But it's such a different feel. It's so different."
What the 2006 U.S. Open winner is looking for is the holy grail of putters, a club that offers lots of stability on the short putts and enhanced feel on longer putts. As a feel-oriented player, committing to a counterbalanced putter is a tall order for Ogilvy.
On Wednesday afternoon, as the Titleist tour van turned left onto A1A and rolled out of Ponte Vedra Beach, Silveira and Kelley Moser, another PGA Tour rep for Scotty Cameron, were confident the GoLo 7 they'd built for Ogilvy would be in his bag Thursday.
Ogilvy said he just needs a putter that will fire up his brain. If the GoLo doesn't do the trick, there are plenty more clubs waiting to be tried.
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