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SeeMore Mini Giant HTx Review @THPGolf

April 15, 2024 23 Comments - Click HERE for FULL REVIEW - The Hackers Paradise.

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SeeMore Mini Giant HTx Review

For a company that is so intrinsically tied to a single piece of technology, SeeMore Putters has steadily grown their catalog of options over the years. Of course, the technology we mention is called Rifle Scope Technology (RST). By now, most of us should be very familiar with RST and “Hide the Red Dot”, a system that encourages consistency in aiming, setup, and the putting stroke. The original SeeMore putter, the FGP, is impossible not to recognize. It’s a Tour proven design, and it did inspire an offshoot or two, but golfers have varying tastes and needs. The company had to find a way to incorporate RST into different head shapes, hosel designs, and eventually into high MOI putters. 

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The Mini Giant series is an example of how SeeMore is approaching the challenge of building high MOI putters. The line’s initial offerings were both based off the FGP design, but in early 2024 the company bolstered the line with three new head shapes. One of them, The Mini Giant HTX, is based on the very familiar and popular fanged mallet, and it’s been the source of much excitement on the THP forums. Can the HTX blend what we love about this head shape with all the benefits we’ve come to expect from SeeMore? Read on to find out. 

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Like the rest of the Mini Giant line, the HTX is made from 100% milled aluminum. That may raise an eyebrow or two, as we are much more familiar with milled putters being made of stainless steel, but there’s a good reason for this choice. First, using a lighter metal like aluminum allows the HTX to come in at a comfortable 360g head weight (with an additional 10g allocated to the internal hosel). Stainless steel mallets often require the inclusion of a secondary material like aluminum to reduce weight. The Mini Giant HTX actually uses this concept in the inverse. The lightweight aluminum is coupled with milled copper inserts in key locations, allowing SeeMore to place mass in strategic places that increase both stability and MOI. Copper is over three times denser than the aluminum it replaces, so the copper inserts have an immediate and tangible effect on weight distribution. 

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SeeMore PVD Classic Putters (@THPGolf @Jman_THP)

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The line itself was developed to bring some of the most successful SeeMore shapes into a modern blending of affordability and performance. Centered around a cast 303 Stainless Steel head, the company uses a milled lightweight aluminum face insert to bring improved feel and balance. All of the heads are then finished in a hand polished smoke charcoal PVD that visually differentiates from the other SeeMore offerings while seeking to keep a premium look in-hand. 

While the PVD Classic line isn’t new, SeeMore has brought some more shapes into the fold and with their presence now in all PGA SuperStore’s it is worth taking a closer look at what they have added into the fold.

Posted by THP James Miles

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Best Center Shafted Putters — @TellMeMoreGolf (Golf Coach's Advice)

Tell-me-more-golfAs the leader of the Golf Instructor team here at Tell Me More Golf, I’m going to help you research the Best Center Shafted Putters from our equipment review list!

Our editorial guidelines feature these 3 characteristics when recommending center shafted putters:

  • Look and feel
  • Alignment
  • Distance control

Made famous by the late Payne Stewart and more recently Zach Johnson, this putter is probably the most well-known center-shafted putter.

Many golfers, including myself, have tried this putter over the years with tremendous success. The engineering in this putter allows your putting stroke to naturally move back and through because of this center shafted putter’s ideal weighting.

This leads to consistent speed and distance control.

Benefits:

SeeMore putters are part of history as the club held by Payne Stewart in the pose he held when he won the US Open.

With its soft feel and unique alignment aid in the putter head, you will quickly see why this putter is a lasting favorite among avid golfers. The putter head alignment aid does take some practice and can be distracting when you first use it.

But, when you do get used to it, you can sink more putts.

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SeeMore Mini Giant Deep Flange Putter Review (@GolfMonthly @MikeBaileyGolf)

Gm-logo-hiGolf Monthly contributor, Mike Bailey, puts one of SeeMore's most popular putters, the Mini Giant Deep Flange, to the test. READ HERE.

SEEMORE MINI GIANT DEEP FLANGE PUTTER REVIEW

If you like the mass and stability of a mallet and the shape of a blade putter, then the SeeMore Mini Giant Deep Flange might be the right tool for you.

Especially if you love the SeeMore "Hide the Red Dot" Riflescope alignment system. But more on that in a moment.

The Mini Giant series has been SeeMore's best seller in recent years. Derived from SeeMore's original Giant FGP -- which was modeled after the large MacGregor Response ZT 615 that Jack Nicklaus famously used to win the 1986 Masters -- the Mini Giant putter is a scaled-down version that has better feel and isn't quite so bulky. We tested the Deep Flange model, which means the area behind the face is quite large (1.75 inches), much like a mallet. Yet, this putter, which has been SeeMore's best seller over the past year, is certainly the shape of a blade, which makes it a great compromise for anyone who likes the stability of a mallet with the look and feel of a blade.

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The History of SeeMore Putters (@THPGolf, @Jman_THP)

THP-Logo - 2000 x 892Passion. 

When it comes to golf, all the marketing muscle in the world cannot overcome a lack of passion, it’s just reality. However, flip that and you have the potential for something that will not just make a difference, but something that will last. 

That is where SeeMore thrives as a company. A big passion that meets sounds design with the one true goal to always make the game more enjoyable for golfers of all levels. 

Small Company – Big Ideas

Being a Nashville based company, SeeMore in its current state is all about roots. That said, I’m not so sure that many truly know about the journey that the brand has had since its inception in 1997. 

Read it here --> The History of SeeMore.




REVIEW - SeeMore/SPi Tour Fitting Experience w/Dir of TOUR @codyhalegolf (Franklin, TN)

Below is a nice review from Will who had a Tour Fitting Experience from Cody Hale at SeeMore HQ.  To SEE other testimonials about SeeMore - click here

(Will T.) Just got back from Nashville (technically, I just got back from walking my dog who was stuck in the house all day because I drove to Nashville)… 6 hours in the car, 2 hours inside SeeMore’s facility and $520 later… The TLDR is: If you can find a way to go see Cody at SeeMore, I highly recommend it.

For those of you who want more details… I brought my putter, we hooked it up to the SAM. Cody very politely told me there was no such thing as a bad number… I had bad numbers. Mostly consistency, but pretty much every number could use some improvement (which is always true, it was just more true for me).

He starts by just going over how I’m addressing the ball… Last year I took a putting lesson and moved to a more piston style putting stroke (elbows out and moving the putter like a piston)… it hadn’t helped, but I stuck with it… Cody moved me back into a more regular putting stroke, and helped me better address the ball, including starting my address with my right hand instead of my left hand… This is a simple adjustment that was HUGELY beneficial. Basically we spent 30-45 minutes with him giving me a putting lesson. It was very helpful. We went over address, some drills to get my backswing and follow through more synced up, swing path with the putter… While doing this, he also kept handing me different putters to try.

I’ve only really done one iron fitting, but I’ve hit a lot of balls in front of a lot of reps, and talked golf equipment with a number of golf shop employees. I’ve experienced a variety of knowledge levels and a variety of confidence levels… Cody was one of the best golf guys I’ve ever worked with… Confident in his knowledge to the point he would have me try things he didn’t think would work, just to make sure he had it dialed in… We finally hit 4 putters on the SAM and he gave me the option of 2 putters… Basically the classic SeeMore Mallet with 3 lines for $200 or a fully milled one for $350… We agreed I hit the 2nd one better, so I pulled the trigger… I figure if I keep it in play for 10 years, that’s only $15 a year :slight_smile:

He also showed me a putting practice mat that apparently he designed / invented…

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It’s designed to help you do two things I need to start practicing… taking the club back square and inside and having your follow through match your backswing. IN THE CART.

Add in the $150 fitting fee (Honestly, this was a bargain… best putting lesson I’ve ever had, plus it gives you hard numbers on your putting stats to help you build your own putter if you don’t want a Seemore)… and I’m out the door for $520. Which was less than I was going to spend on an Edel.

@SeeMorePutters Thanks for hosting me! Very enjoyable experience. Cody was fantastic, helpful and friendly… He is obviously knowledgeable and wants to build putters that work for people. He gave me some great drills to really hone in my putting, and I have every confidence the putter I’m getting will help me become a better putter…

Looking forward to doing some drills with it in the future… The mat is definitely worth a look if you want something new in your basement. It works without a ball (or with it) and can be used on the greens or at home… Overall, it’s very simple, but I think it’s an awesome training aid… It’s also built to work with their mirrors if you are into that sort of thing. (Will T.)


The SeeMore RST Hosel by @THPGolf

THP-Logo - 2000 x 892(Click HERE for Entire Story) Sometimes new equipment comes to market and gets a bit lost in the shuffle. The new SeeMore RST Hosel might fit that description better than most. A heavily requested item to SeeMore on the THP Forum over the years was about this type of neck and the company delivered.

It took some time, largely because the company wanted to get it right. There have been prototypes flying around over the years and we even have a couple of them in our Tech Studio. Yet the company stayed the course and now the option exists and it is done incredibly well.

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SeeMore Putters are 100% milled in the USA and the new RST Hosel continues that with a machine milled fluted barrel hosel. This then enters the head on a single plane angle, at 70 degrees, and the design offers an entry point of connection closer to the sweet spot than a standard plumber’s neck design.

The new RifleScope Technology (RST) Plumber’s Neck design is their take on something incredibly popular and will open the doors to many golfers being able to test out their offerings. Rather than just itemize the different specs, we decided to pay them a visit and ask what makes the SeeMore RST Hosel unique.

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