Reviews: Putters

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PUTTER REVIEW! – Odyssey ProType 2-Ball Black

The looks of the 2-Ball changed the putter paradigm. Yes, I know that Odyssey purchased the initial design concept from Dave Pelz. But go and compare photos of his design and this modern version. Pelz had a novel design but Odyssey made it sleek and deadly on the green.

The Odyssey ProType Black 2-Ball is black. Like I said earlier, it’s “all-but-the-balls” black. For me, this was a critical difference when I compared my performance with this putter to the silver ProType. As I mentioned before, 2012 may be the “Year of the Mallet”. Once all is said and done, this 2-Ball may in deed have the biggest balls of them all. {READ REVIEW!}


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW!  – Whitlam Golf G2 Joe

PUTTER REVIEW! – Whitlam Golf G2 Joe

This is one of the best looking, feeling, and performing putters that I have ever used. Every person while testing who tried the G2 Joe commented on how amazing it feels. Every person. It makes hitting the other putters feel like smacking frozen oranges with an aluminum baseball bat.

If you roll this type of putter, and you are in the market for a new stick, you need to add the Whitlam G2 Joe to your shopping list. Right now!


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW! – Byron Morgan Epic Day

PUTTER REVIEW! – Byron Morgan Epic Day

For those unfamiliar with Byron Morgan, he is a lifelong metal craftsman who has been making putters since his twenties. He operates his own shop in Huntington Beach, California, where he does nothing but create some of the world’s best putters for golfers all across the globe. When you get a Byron Morgan putter, you know that everything on the putter, from the milling to the paintfill, was done by the name whose name is on it. Byron offers a wide variety of head styles, necks, and materials, as well as the ability to personalize the look through custom stamping, milling, and finishing. {READ REVIEW!}


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW! – STX Xform1

PUTTER REVIEW! – STX Xform1

The STX Xform1 putter stand outs from the putter pack like a Ferrari in a parking lot full of Civics. I think that the Xform1 is the most artistic mass-produced putter that I have ever seen. I can’t think of another putter that has such an aesthetic presence. And pleased to report the putter is also great on the course. Head to the shop and get one of these in your hands. The STX Xform1 is truly one of the must-roll putters of 2012! {READ REVIEW!}


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW! – Odyssey ProType Tour Series #9

PUTTER REVIEW! – Odyssey ProType Tour Series #9

I think that this line represents Odyssey’s best high-end putter line to date. The classic Odyssey lines are all there on this #9. This year’s putters are again insert-free, and the face is deep-milled to improve feel. You also now have the ability to select custom colored versions of the Lamkin 3GEN grip and custom paint fill. If you like the Odyssey heads, but not the inserts, these should be on your “need to check out” list. {READ REVIEW!}


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW! – TP Mills Review Comp One

PUTTER REVIEW! – TP Mills Review Comp One

“A putter with history”. Do you think Scotty Cameron ever touched, or even looked at, the putters in your local shop that bear his name? Most likely not. On the other end of the spectrum, David Mills, TP Mills’ son, has his hands on every single putter that leaves the TP Mills Co shop. {READ REVIEW!}


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PUTTER REVIEW! – Bettinardi BB-37

I have not met one person, ever, who has said that Bettinardi putters are not outstanding. Truly, I think that arguing against the quality and craftsmanship of his putters could only be successful using the Chewbacca Defense. We all agree. What would you do if you heard that kind of praise all day long? What if you were the top of the heap? The best in show. What if few others in the world could repair an artery, or wrap a burger with your amazing precision? Do you stop there, comfortable in your competence? Or do you strive to innovate and improve?

Bettinardi Golf probably has enough of a loyal following that he could take a year off. You can call it a two year product cycle if that makes you feel better, but it still comes down to new models every two years rather than every year. And yet, each December-ish, the photos of the next year’s Bettinardi’s come out. New heads, finishes, and sometimes even new lines (Queen B). A few of your favorite models may linger from the previous year, but often times the models are one-year-and-done to make way for his new creations.

It’s a new Bettinardi creation that I have for you today; the 2013 Bettinardi BB37


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW! – SuperStroke Golf Fatso Mallet

PUTTER REVIEW! – SuperStroke Golf Fatso Mallet

2012 really has been the year of the mallet. We have seen some excellent mallets, such as the Ping Nome, the Taylormade Manta, and the Odyssey ProType 2-Ball. The SuperStroke Fatso needs to be added to that list. Unlike the other off-the-rack putters listed though, the SuperStroke Fatso is a customizable club. The 100% Made-in-the-USA Fatso can be modified to meet your individual sense of style and play preference. Based upon our conversations, I feel confident that Bruce Sizemore can take your ideas make you a putter that can help your game. {READ REVIEW!}


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW! – Bettinardi Studio Stock 11

PUTTER REVIEW! – Bettinardi Studio Stock 11

As with the BB Series, the Bettinardi Studio Stock 11 drew rave reviews from our testers. The look of the putter drew perfect 10’s from the panel. Other elements of the putter, such as the super soft feel and the lack of alignment aid, were more polarizing, but every tester was impressed with the quality of the SS11. {READ FULL REVIEW!}


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW! – Radius Classic 3

PUTTER REVIEW! – Radius Classic 3

I knew I liked the Radius Classic 3 the first time I putted with it in my office. What I never imagined is that it would find itself so firmly rooted in my bag that I’m finding it difficult to take it out long enough to test anything else. Now, I suspect there are more than a few of you reading this who have never actually heard of Radius putters, and fewer of you still who have actually tried one out. {READ REVIEW!}


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW! – Bettinardi BB53 Center Shafted Belly Putter

PUTTER REVIEW! – Bettinardi BB53 Center Shafted Belly Putter

There’s no doubt that the Bettinardi BB53 was a hit with our testers. They loved the headshape, the looks, and the feel. I actually believe that the overall score would have been even higher for a non-belly putter in the BB Series. You can see that the distance and accuracy scores were lower than the others, which I would attribute to a putter that didn’t fit all of our testers and our testers’ lack of experience with belly putters. In spite of that, the group was very enthusiastic about the putter. >> {READ FULL REVIEW}


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW – SeeMore Private Reserve Smoke Diamond m2c

PUTTER REVIEW – SeeMore Private Reserve Smoke Diamond m2c

Who knows what the Seemore putting system is all about? I mean really knows what it is all about, that means you have watched the video. Because if you haven’t you really haven’t experienced a Seemore putter.

We have all watched Zach Johnson earn millions of dollars with his SeeMore putter, but I don’t think that most of us really understood what makes using a SeeMore putter different. The m2c has made me curious about what kind of putter I could become if I followed their instructions and exclusively bagged one of their putters. It made me want to be a better putter. {Read Review!}


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Thumbnail image for REVIEW  – Piretti CottonWood II Putter! (Part 2 – Review)

REVIEW – Piretti CottonWood II Putter! (Part 2 – Review)

I feel the Piretti CottonWood II has enough unique features to stand out of a crowd. These features include the wider flange which promoted more confidence for many of our testers. And at $245 for a 100% milled putter is a very reasonable price when considering the cost involved in producing a model similar to this.


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW – Piretti Forza!

PUTTER REVIEW – Piretti Forza!

Over the past few years MyGolfSpy has introduced plenty of new putter designers to our readers through the blog and forum. And while these new names to the market all have unique stories and designs very few have been able to show as much steady growth as the Piretti brand. There are the “big name brands” and then there are only a handful of other putter designers golfers would consider household names in the industry. But ever since its launch…Piretti has continually been moving up the ranks of putter companies being mentioned more and more at the proverbial “water coolers” across the country and across the globe. And if I were to bet which name would be the next to be considered in that group Piretti would be near the top of that list. {Read More…}


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW! – Nike Method Concept

PUTTER REVIEW! – Nike Method Concept

When trying to reach an ultimate appraisal of the Nike Method Concept putter , I came to the conclusion that it’s very likely the Turkey Bacon of the putter world. Some people are going to love it, and will never want to go back to the traditional, while others will see it as an outright abomination. Me, I’m a turkey bacon guy…and I guess I’m a Nike Method Concept guy too. So yeah, if we’re talking beauty pageants, the Concept probably isn’t going to standout like Ms. Texas, but that doesn’t mean it won’t take home Ms. Congeniality. After-all, the performance makes this little ugly duckling infinitely lovable.
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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW! – P2G2

PUTTER REVIEW! – P2G2

“Turning putting upside-down”. In a world of putters that are dying to blend in, the P2G2 dares to be different. They bring to the table a unique design philosophy that, according to our test panel, delivers on its promises of superior roll and distance control. And for those looking to try out a new flatstick, they offer a 90-day money back guarantee, so give one a try, you got nothing to lose. {READ REVIEW!}


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW! – Edel DeVincenzo Series 18 {Prototype}

PUTTER REVIEW! – Edel DeVincenzo Series 18 {Prototype}

I know that I’ve got something unique on my hands when I have to revise half of the items on my list of putter features. You don’t see a putter like this everyday. You often hear about “offset”, but this putter has “onset”. Where most putters have “toe hang”, this putter balances with its toe “straight up”. It’s called the Edel DeVincenzo Series 18. {Read Review}


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW! – Kari Lajosi Bayzie

PUTTER REVIEW! – Kari Lajosi Bayzie

Today we take our search for cool putters intercontinental, all the way to the land down under, to find Kari Lajosi. Like many other putter makers, Kari started out in metal working as a tool and die maker and has slowly shifted his attention to producing high quality flatsticks.

Any of you who have seen Kari’s work on the MyGolfSpy forum know that his skills are as boundless as his creativity: from wild, intricate face milling to old school handmades to an I’ve-never-ever-seen-that-before face insert. Kari offers a wide variety of head shapes and neck styles, not to mention the endless combinations of finishes, engraving, and face milling. {READ REVIEW!}


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Scotty Cameron Futura X Putter – REVIEW

The Futura X is made by Titleist/Scotty Cameron, and for many of you, that’s a problem. No other name in the putter industry, maybe even in the golf industry, evokes such polarizing passions. Golfers either seem to embrace all that is Club Cameron, or immediately denounce his works, typically because of emotionally-based reasons. This polarization represents a problem.

In the case of the Scotty Cameron Futura X, if you are one who immediately denounces and dismisses all Cameron putters, rather than tasting them for yourself, you are going to miss out on rolling a pretty special mallet. READ MORE


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW! – Ping Nome Putter

PUTTER REVIEW! – Ping Nome Putter

Ping’s newest putter, the Nome, got the kind of pre-launch buzz that you simply can’t buy: it was used by Hunter Mahan in victories at the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship and the Shell Houston Open. In addition to being a two-time Tour winner, this putter is very unique in that Ping has a version of it that will work for every stroke: straight-back-straight-through, slight arc, or strong arc. {READ REVIEW!}


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW! – MAS Putters “Ackie” Prototype

PUTTER REVIEW! – MAS Putters “Ackie” Prototype

If you spend any amount of time on golf forums, you’ll hear plenty of people bemoaning the lack of creativity among putter makers. Matt Seiff decided that instead of complaining, he’d do some about it. An architect by trade, he started MAS Putters due to his love of putter design and a feeling that there was a niche in the market for progressively designed mallets. {Read Review}


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW! – Odyssey Flip Face #5

PUTTER REVIEW! – Odyssey Flip Face #5

Your going to want to make sure to read this review…you will have a chance to win an Odyssey Flip Face putter! When it comes to the Odyssey Flip Face putters…there is one question that must be asked: Has Odyssey produced a putter whose design will become another industry standard, or will the Flip Face end up in the bin with the other “interesting concept, but no thanks” putters? {READ, COMMENT & WIN!}


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Thumbnail image for PUTTER REVIEW – The Mantis

PUTTER REVIEW – The Mantis

One look at the putter and you can see that the Mantis putter is unlike any of the others in the market. Mantis Golf believes that the matte-green finish and minimal alignment markings cause your eye to stay on the ball and not the putter during the stroke. Many of us learned the importance of “keeping your eye on the ball” during our first T-Ball practice. How else are you going to catch or hit that moving ball? But can keeping our eye on the stationary golf ball really help a golfer make more putts?


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Thumbnail image for Axis1 Joey Putter – Review

Axis1 Joey Putter – Review

The Axis1 Joey that we are looking at today is the latest incarnation of a putter design that Axis1 first produced in 2006. Mygolfspy took a look at their design concept back in 2009, labeling the Axis1 the Most Innovative Putter Design for 2009. That article predates my association with MyGolfSpy, and maybe yours as well, so before we get to the specifics of the Axis1 Joey, let’s look at what Axis1 putters are all about. READ MORE


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Thumbnail image for First Look: Wilson Staff Infinite Putters

First Look: Wilson Staff Infinite Putters

With the Infinite putter line, Wilson Staff has produced a diverse group of putters targeting the budget-minded golf consumer. These six putters (seven if you include the women’s Windy) should suit a wide variety of golfers’ putting strokes.

The Infinite putters add some consumer choice at the more affordable end of the putter corral, and are the only counterbalanced putters found in their price range. [READ MORE]


Thumbnail image for The Club Report: Bridgestone True Balance Putters

The Club Report: Bridgestone True Balance Putters

I have rolled the True Balance putters enough to know that there is definitely something to what Bridgestone is doing. They have taken an idea, and built something new into it. I don’t know that the lightweight shaft and grip design will become a foundational design element that other putter makes will then “improve upon” down the road, but I do know that Bridgestone has made something that feels very different with these putters.

I really hope you can find these in your local shop for demo. Hopefully you will have a “wow” moment when you feel their weighting, followed by another “wow” when you roll some balls on the green. [READ MORE]


Thumbnail image for First Look: The Wilson Staff Centennial Anniversary 8802

First Look: The Wilson Staff Centennial Anniversary 8802

Wilson Staff has spent the first half of this year celebrating their centennial anniversary with special product releases. We have seen the special Centennial Edition of their Most Wanted! Nexus Carry Bag, as well as some Centennially packaged Duo balls, but nothing really celebrates their anniversary like this Centennial 8802 putter.

The 8802 is a Wilson classic. It’s a signature piece of equipment whose mystique has lasted for decades. It was played by Palmer, Crenshaw, Norman, Mickelson, and also numerous others who played different manufacturers’ versions of the 8802 design. It’s a design that spanned decades of play, but faded away, along with the Wilson name itself, when the company faded into the equipment background in the late twentieth century. [READ MORE]


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2014 Golf’s Most Wanted Blade: Beyond The Numbers

Today we are going to dig a little deeper into how the blades scored from the individual distances, and also into the number of putts that were actually made by the testers.

By doing this, we should be able to see how the Daytona 12 was able to capture its victory and also where some of the other putters also excelled, or came up a bit short. [READ MORE]


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2014 Golf’s Most Wanted Blade: The Results

Today, we award the title of “Golf’s Most Wanted!” to the blade that was more accurate than its peers. Many of our putters share the classic heel-toe-weighted design, while others push the blade envelope. We have plumbers necks, double-bend necks, and flow necks. We have contestants finished in silver, copper, black, and even one in green.

All of our contestants are on equal footing. All contestants get the same shot at the title. The Most Wanted Title must be earned though. It doesn’t matter if we love a company, or are hearing about them for the first time. Once the putter is in the hands of the tester, it’s all about the data. It’s only about the data. [READ MORE]


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2014 Golf’s Most Wanted Blade: The Contenders

Today we take a look at the 31 competitors who will battle it out for the coveted title of “Golf’s Most Wanted!” – Blade Putter for 2014.

We have thirty-one putters from from twenty-one putter makers going head to head, battling to see who is the most accurate.

Remember, that’s what the “Golf’s Most Wanted!” Putter competitions are all about: accuracy

You’ll get no points for aesthetics here. No points for the size of the company, or the number of pros on contract either. It’s performance, not pedigree that determines “Golf’s Most Wanted!”. [READ MORE]


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Community Review – TaylorMade Spider SI Putter

The real takeaway from our review is many of us felt counterbalancing works, but takes time to adjust. Likewise for TaylorMade’s PureRoll insert. The high MOI of the Spider Si gives more than enough forgiveness and it feels incredibly stable through the putt. It wasn’t for everyone, but a lot of this had to do with the fit of the club. [READ MORE]


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First Look: Mantis B Putter

I witnessed quite a few golfers pick up the Mantis Mallet for the first time last year. Many were a little skeptical about the looks, but warmed to the putter once they rolled some balls with it. While placing 14th in the 2014 Golf’s Most Wanted Mallet competition was probably lower than the folks at Mantis would have liked, I think their finish was a solid one. 14th looks pretty good when you are a new, small putter shop going up against the older and much larger companies.

I spent more than a few enjoyable rounds with the Mantis Mallet in my bag last year (full review HERE), so it really comes as no surprise to me that the mallet was successful enough in the golf market last year to allow Mantis to release a new putter model for 2014, the Mantis B. [READ MORE]


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2014 Golf’s Most Wanted Mallet-Beyond the Numbers

Today, we are going to break down the data a bit more to see if we can’t identify some of the factors that played a role in this year’s testing. Naturally, we will be looking into the massive dominance of the Ketsch, but we will also take some time to explore the other contestants, hopefully shedding some light on the underlying factors that affected their performances relative to the others in the field.

We have a bunch of numbers to look at, and a bunch of conclusions to discuss, but first let’s reset the testing conditions. [READ MORE]


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2014 Golfs Most Wanted Mallet – The Results

To assess accuracy, we had each tester take five putts at distances of 5, 10, and 20 feet, recording the distance that each putt ended up from the edge of the cup. That means measurements were taken for 15 putts per putter with each tester, totaling 150 putts per putter!

Once the distances from the edge of the cup were adjusted for the five and ten foot putts, the scores from all of the testers were combined to generate a total accuracy score for each putter. Accuracy was assessed for the group of testers, not the individual testers.

“Golf’s Most Wanted!” Mallet Putter, should be the most accurate, regardless of the person swinging the stick. [READ MORE]


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2014 Most Wanted Mallet Putter: The Contenders

Welcome to the 2014 Most Wanted Mallet Putter Testing! Today you will see the twenty-four contenders who will compete for the prestigious title of Most Wanted Mallet.

The mallet putter is one of the most diverse categories of golf equipment. This year’s batch of contestants reflects this diversity. There are multiple alignment schemes. Inserts of various compositions and morphologies. The finishes vary. The materials vary. The grips vary. Head geometries range from a simplistic half-mallet to one with a center shaft and aggressive perimeter wings.

The mallets are very different, but they all have a shot to be the Most Wanted Mallet. [SEE THE MALLETS]


Thumbnail image for The Club Report: Ping Karsten TR Putters

The Club Report: Ping Karsten TR Putters

If you have Karsten putter, and you love it, don’t feel slighted. I have a Karsten 1959 Anser X that is a joy to roll. I just think that its lack of “sexy” keeps it from getting more time in my bag.

In the recent past, one could argue that non-sexy functional is a non-flattering, but fair way to label Ping. They are just not a flashy company, especially compared to some these days. Nobody from Ping is going to produce a video chat about physics with someone in a costume any time soon. That’s just not the Ping approach. Flashy and sexy sell in the golf market though, and I think Ping is aware of that as well. Things are changing at Ping. [READ MORE]


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Bellum Winmore 707 Putter – REVIEW

Instead of edging into the market with a unique “gimmick”, Bellum Winmore is making a putter that is 100% milled. I feel that the milled putter market is the most dangerous of all because that puts you directly up against Mr. Cameron and Mr. Bettinardi, as well as the other established small shop makers like Byron Morgan and Machine. It’s like choosing to be a heavyweight fighter when Mike Tyson was in his prime. Risky.

So today we are going to take a closer look at Bellum Winmore, and their new model 707 and see if we can’t shed a little more light on their story and their putter. [READ MORE]


Thumbnail image for The Club Report: PING Scottsdale TR – NEW 2014 MODELS

The Club Report: PING Scottsdale TR – NEW 2014 MODELS

There are three more putter models joining the Scottsdale TR line, bringing the total to fifteen different putters. If you include the Nome TR (and do, it’s excellent) we are at sixteen. Then, if you include the different shaft options with the mallets, the number of different putters jumps again. Whatever the final count it, it’s a lot of putters. I did a little digging, and the previous Scottsdale line also had in the neighborhood of fifteen models. So they are repeat offenders in the lots of putter story.

But is Ping trying to maneuver visual majority in the putter corral, or are the multitudes of models there to meet the needs of the consumer. Let’s take a look at the three new models and see if we can get a feel for Ping’s motive. READ MORE


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The Club Report! Mizuno MP A-Series Putters – NEW MODELS

These three Mizuno MP A-Series models are solid additions to an already solid line of putters. Mizuno really did get it right with the MP A-Series. They are attractive, fully functional, and diverse enough to meet the needs and desires of most golfers. Regrettably, they are still part of the Mizuno non-USA line, so you probably can’t demo one in your local shop if you live in the states. READ MORE


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Club Report: Nike Method Modern Classic Putters

When I first read the release for the new Nike Modern Classics putter line, my initial response was “OK, here it comes”. Without even looking at the photos, I knew that the mere concept of the Modern Classics line was going to rub some of people the wrong way.

You’ve likely read through threads about, or even chimed in on the Anser vs. Newport debate. I guess that the real question is why would Nike so blatantly call attention to the fact that they are just rolling out copies of old putter designs?

Simply put, it’s because the new Nike Method Modern Classics are not just copies of old putters.[READ MORE]


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Gadget Review: Laser Putt

We have all been there, standing over a putt, questioning our alignment. What if there was a way to be sure that where you think you are aiming and where you are actually aiming are the same thing? You could drop a chalk line, or run an elevated string, but both of those techniques alter the putting environment and create visual crutches that do not directly reflect the dynamics of our swinging club. The line and the string end up being a just another part of the topography.

What we really need is a way to have a “chalk line” or “string line” visual aiming and alignment aid correlate with the position of our swinging club. At the same time, we need the line or string not to physically interact with the club or the ball. What we need is a laser.

What we need is Laser Putt. [READ MORE]


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Counterweighted Putters: The Anchor Ban Answer?

Regardless of what the future may hold for their long-term prospects, you really should head to your local shop and try out one of the counterweighted putters. Although companies like Bobby Grace Putters, Boccieri Golf, and Tour Lock have been making counterweighted products for a while now, the entry of big boys Odyssey, Ping, and TaylorMade into the counterweighted putter game could impact the market significantly.

If you like the feel of the counterweight, but love your putter, look into a weighted putter grip from Boccieri Golf, or the more customizable Tour Lock weight system. You have now have lots of counterbalanced options in the putter corral, and one of them may be just what you are looking for. You’ve heard the experts, now go roll one. 2013 may indeed end up being referred to as The Year of the Counterbalanced Putter. [READ MORE]


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RESULTS! – “2013 GOLF’S MOST WANTED – BLADE PUTTER”

Yesterday in Day 1 of the “Golf’s Most Wanted!” – Blade Test, we met the 28 competitors and also reemphasized that accuracy is the ultimate factor that matters when we have our putter on the course. Reviewing our trial conditions, we had each tester take five putts at distances of 5, 10, and 20 feet. 15 putts per putter with each tester, gives us a total of 150 putts per putter.

Once the distances from the edge of the cup were adjusted for the five and ten foot putt, the scores from all of the testers were combined to generate a total accuracy score for each putter. “Golf’s Most Wanted!” Blade Putter, should be the most accurate, regardless of the person swinging the stick. [READ MORE]


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CONTESTANTS – “2013 GOLF’S MOST WANTED BLADE PUTTER”

Each of the 28 putter enters the competition on even footing. Tour pedigree, research budget, or size of company grant no favors in this competition.

We are not scoring looks or feel. We are not scoring design. We aren’t scoring any of that totally subjective ‘stuff’.

Here at MyGolfSpy, we only score what counts, and with putters what counts is accuracy. To be the best, a putter must hit the hole more than its competitors. Period.

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Miura KM-007 Putter-REVIEW

You will notice the Kill Bill Volume 1 and 2 quotes scattered throughout the story today. They are there because the KM-007 made me think of the swords crafted in the film by Hattori Hanzo. For the three of you who have not seen the films, the swords of Hattori Hanzo are depicted with near mythical qualities. The real legacy of the swords is their performance.

Such is the case with the KM-007. This putter needs no adornment or decoration to be lethal. The curve of the metal speaks to its intention. This is a ball-in-cup tool whose beauty needs no supplementation or superficial adornment. [READ MORE]


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Vote Now! – Golf’s Most Wanted “Blade” Putter

Get ready! The MyGolfSpy Most Wanted Blade Putter competition is underway. We’re putting 15 of the top putter companies in golf head to head – and you can bet that each and every one believes it makes the best blade-style putter in golf. 14 companies are going to come away disappointed.

We’ve got a total of 28 different models in our test, and if we were anybody else, we might be inclined to give them all some sort of participation award.

We play no favorites here. We believe in a level playing field. The top performing putter wins, regardless of who produced it. It’s really that simple. [READ MORE]


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Review Rife Legend 2 Bar Putter

The new Legend reminds us of the iconic putter of the original Rife line: the Two Bar. At the time, no other putter in the shop really said “Look at me!” like the Two Bar. How could you overlook the large bars right on top of the putter? That putter definitely generated a loyal following too. For example, I tried to get my physical therapist to test mallets with me last spring and his response was along the lines of “No thanks. I’m happy with my Two Bar.”

Naming the new incarnation of the two bar Legend really speaks to the pedigree of the design, but also sets the Legend up for a pretty big fall if it doesn’t hold up to the original. [READ MORE]


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First Look – TaylorMade Ghost Tour Series Putters

The story coming out of TaylorMade is that they took a full year working on the aesthetics of the new Ghost Tour Series. The goal was to create a stunningly beautiful lineup of putters.

Look, I’m not saying TaylorMade wasted their time, or failed or anything rotten like that. The reality is that when it comes to the aesthetics of putter design, TaylorMade isn’t (and my hunch is they have no desire to) playing at the same level as some others. [READ MORE]


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Hidden Gems: Odyssey ProType 4HT

Odyssey definitely made a statement in the milled putter arena last year, and then came the Versa. It’s no wonder that much of the 2013 Odyssey energy went in to the Versa line. It represented a new idea in alignment and included thirteen different models, plus some sneaky Tour-Only variants like the Versa Sabertooth. The soon to follow White Hot Pro line jumped the putter model count up by another sixteen models. That’s almost thirty different putters that Odyssey needed to promote over the two lines. Some things needed to be pushed aside and not promoted as much.

But some of us out there are putter seekers. We go looking for stuff. We already know that Odyssey has released new cigar themed grip and headcovers. We know that some of the Versas now come with a SuperStroke Grip option. Even the most dedicated putter seeker may have missed the Odyssey ProType Tour 4HT though. It arrived on the Odyssey website with no fanfare, and has since disappeared from their site. Did you see it? Did you notice when it left? Sightings of the Odyssey ProType Tour 4HT are now viewed with the same skepticism as the Jersey Devil and the Chupacabra. [READ MORE]


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Kuchar and Bettinardi: The Putters and the Partnership

It was about a week ago when Bettinardi Golf announced that Matt Kuchar was now an official member of Team Bettinardi. This announcement did not really surprise many of us, as Matt has been gaming a Bettinardi putter for a while now. You can’t win a high profile tournament like the 2013 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship without every golf gear head out there wondering, “What putter is in his bag?” The answer to that question is “It’s a Bettinardi”. If Matt is putting with a Bettinardi putter, why wouldn’t he be on staff with them?

Many of you dessert-first readers will immediately scroll down to the putter pics. Blah blah blah, Dave loves Kuchar and Bettinardi, blah blah blah. Show me the metal! Well here you go. Without further ado, I give you the Bettinardi Matt Kuchar Signature Model Putters. [READ MORE]


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“Golf’s Most Wanted!” – Mallet Awards

Is there a putter that actually gets the ball in the hole faster. Well, today you find out, because we are unveiling the results from our testing for “Golf’s Most Wanted!” Mallet Putter. And as you will see from our data, not all putters are created equal. Our results show that the putter does influence the performance of the golfer. Check out the results!


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“Golf’s Most Wanted!” – Mallet Awards (Contestants)

You’ve looked at and maybe even rolled most, if not all of the putters in your local shop. But do you really know why (or actually if) one putter is better than another?

There are lots of putter reviews out there, but the one thing they all fail to tell you is whether or not one putter will actually give you a competitive advantage over another. These other lists take worthless data points like innovation and demand in to consideration, when all you want to know is which putter actually gets the ball in the hole faster. We’ve found a way to give you that information. We will tell you flat out which mallet putter out there rises above the competition, regardless of the golfer who swings it.

That putter is “Golf’s Most Wanted” Mallet Putter!