The Club Report! – 2013 Nike Method Core Weighted Putters

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(Written by Golfspy Dave) “Which one of these putters is the right one for me?” Do you ask yourself that question?

I ask that question every time I check out a newly released line of putters.  We are rapidly approaching the 2013 PGA Show and that means that we will get to see a whole bunch of new putters over the coming weeks.  These new flatsticks will come from the big name manufacturers and from the little shops as well.  Regardless of the company, I see myself wondering which of the new putters is right for me every time I see a new photo.  Some of you may be able to stick to your old faithful putter year after year, but I know that some of you are like me, constantly on the lookout for the latest beauty in the putter corral.

Today, I submit for your perusal the new Core Method Weighted line-up from Nike.  The Method Core Weighted putter line is the latest interpretation of Nike’s Method Core series.  This new line builds upon the success of the previous Method Core line by bringing something new:  weights.  What do the weights do?  Let’s ask Nike.

David Franklin, Nike Golf Master Modelmaker, stated, “Most people don’t realize that they are about 3/10 of an inch above the ground at impact. You need to keep the center of gravity of the putter as low as you can so that it never gets higher than the CG of the ball. This stops the putter from driving the ball down and creating backspin on the ball.”

The Method Core Weighted putter works to solve this potential putting inconsistency with its strategically designed weighting system. Franklin continued, “With the Method Core Weighted technology, we worked to get the center of gravity lower than the ball, enabling the putter to rise up at impact, lift the ball and turn it over quickly.”

So there you have it, the weights help get that ball rolling forward.  Combining this new technology with the Polymetal™ grooves and multi-material insert sounds like a great combination.  So let’s check take a look!

General Specs:  Nike Method Core Weighted

:: Tour Weighting for optimal forgiveness, roll and accuracy

:: Multi Material Insert w/ Polymetal Groove technology

:: Heel-Toe sole weights

:: CG’s that are lower and deeper

:: Mid-sized Method Core grips

:: Tour Satin Chrome finish

:: Milled Faces

:: Putters Weighted to Lengths (33”, 34”, 35”, & 43” in belly version of 11w)

Nike Method Core - MC01w

The Nike Method Core MC01w has a classic blade shape with a short flow neck.  This neck creates quite a bit of toe hang (5:00) and will most likely fit those of you with a strong arcing stroke.

// BEST FIT - Strong Arc

Nike Method Core - MC02w

The MC02w is another classically shaped plumbers-necked blade, whose toe hang (4:00) should fit more of a slight arcing stroke.  This is not just the MC01w with a different neck though.  The MC02w is shorter heel to toe, and wider face to flange that the MC01w.  Personally, I found this compact geometry very visually appealing.

// BEST FIT - Slight Arc

Nike Method Core - MC03w

The MC03w’s half-mallet head has the shortest heel to toe length in the line-up.  Rather than the more typically found flow neck, Nike has equipped the MC03w with a plumbers neck.  This brings the toe hang (4:00) and playability (slight arc) more to the realm of the MC02w than to the other mallets in the line-up.  If you like the mallet head, but want a bit more toe hang, this may be your putter.

// BEST FIT - Slight Arc

Nike Method Core - MC04w

The MC04w is a double-wide version of the classic blade.  The extra deep flange and the double bend shaft give the putter just a touch of toe hang (3:15), likely dropping it into the bag of the straight putting player.  The MC04w has the same length heel to toe as the MC02w, but is definitely wider than even that wider-than-normal blade.

// BEST FIT - Straight Back Straight Through

Nike Method Core - MC11w

The MC11w is the true mallet in the Method Core Weighted line-up.  Like the MC04w, the MC11w also has just a bit of toe hang (3:15) and should fit a straight stroke.  The MC11w is also available as a 43” belly putter.

// BEST FIT - Straight Back Straight Through

General Impression: Feel

Most people who rolled the Nike Method Core Weighted putters were surprised at how nicely they feel.  I was in this camp as well prior to rolling them.  I love the original Method and the Method Midnight lines, but have prior to now avoided the Core line likely do to my anti-insert snobbery.  I think that this line may have dispelled my anti-insert mentality.

The feel of this putter is total Goldilocks.  Is it too mushy? Nope.  Nor does it have a hard, plastically click at impact.  Impact sounds good, and the ball definitely rolls well like the designer of their weights and the grooves says it should.  These putters may be at the lower end of the price scale, but they feel nice and rich at impact.

General Impression:  Looks

Overall, I think that the Nike Method Core Weighted is an attractive putting package.  I always get a bit concerned with glare potential of a silver finish, but the Core Weighted's Tour Satin Chrome Finish was glare free.  The stock grip looks great and has a great tacky texture.  My only concern with the looks comes in the realm of durability.  The bottom edge of the face seems unusually prone to dings, especially on the MC011w.  You can see a few in the photos above.  Nothing is visible at address, and play seems unaffected.  Perhaps this is a headcover coverage issue.  Regardless of cause, I found their emergence surprising, and thus worth mention.

The One For Me

Many of you who have read my reviews probably know which version of the Nike Method Core Weighted that I picked as my favorite.  Did you guess the MC04w?  If so, you are correct.  I really loved the look and feel of that putter.  It was a solid performer for me as well.  The very first putt I took with it was a 25 footer that dropped for birdie.  I didn’t drop every putt with it, of course, but after a few (one?) holes I did feel very confident with it.  One of my friends, we will call him Agent R, had this to say about the MC04w.

“All of these putters feel really good, but that one is special.” - Agent R

I was actually surprised by my second favorite putter in the line.  Looking at them, I figured second place would go to the MC11w or the MC03w.  As it turns out, these two were third and fourth.  Number two for me was the MC02w.  Maybe I have an eye for square heads, maybe it’s the MOI, or maybe it’s something else.  Whatever the reason, the MC02w and I seemed to get along quite well.

In Conclusion

I was definitely impressed by Nike’s new Method Core Weighted line.  Maybe pleasantly surprised is a better way to describe my overall impression.  The addition of the sole weights to the existing Polymetal Groove/Polymer-Aluminum insert allows the Method Core Weighted line to produce a great feeling, true rolling putt. I appreciate that the Nike designers have included quite a diverse range of head shapes in the line-up as well.  If one of the models catches your eye, and/or sounds like it will fit your stroke, I strongly suggest you take it out for a test roll.  Take it from this now former insert snob, you are in for a treat.

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{ 126 comments… read them below or add one }

Gary Carpenter December 14, 2015 at 8:40 pm

I would love to try the Drone 2.0 belly putter, I’d actually convert it to a counter balance putter by cutting it down to 36 inches and installing a superstroke 3.0 XL grip with a 50g weight. Thank you and I hope to try this out and let people know what I think.


Sanjay Naik October 24, 2015 at 5:54 pm

I have used mc05w and mc3I. Both are great putter. But, mc05w is better because you don’t have to struggle with back swing. It come very straight, it doesn’t go out of line or rythm. Most of us amateur golfers or some pros, pull or push away in take away from line of swing. This putter has help me in taking straight line I want. The feel is by far the best. Secondly, consistent distance. I never putted so confidently before. I never worry about distance I will pass from the hole or leaving short..


Jim Centifanti March 29, 2015 at 2:42 pm

I prefer the MC-01. I’ve used Nike putters for a long time and here’s why I’ll never change. I was in a tournament last season where I was draining 10 footers all day and when it came down to me tapping in a 3 footer for a playoff, I choked. After that I childishly threw the putter in disgust and as my stomach dropped while I watched it tag a tree trunk at the face of the club thinking there went $200 and my favorite Nike putter of all time; it was fine! Built like a brick house! Beautiful! Well balanced! I’ll never throw my baby again!


Michael Watts July 14, 2014 at 8:27 pm

I meant to say that I have not been consistent with my odyssey putter. That’s why I think the MC02w blade putter will be the right putter for my


Michael Watts July 14, 2014 at 8:22 pm

I love nike products and was looking for a good feeling, forgiving putter. Have been consistent with my existing Odyssey putter. I would love to try the MC02w blade putter. PLEASE HELP!!!!


Nes July 8, 2014 at 7:59 am

I’ve played Ping and Snake Eyes putters but recently rented a set when I went to play while on a trip. The set was Nike covert vr-s and came with the Nike Method MC04W putter. I’m not really a blade putter kinda player but I have to say that this putter very much impressed me. Smooth grip and fluid movement when moving from front to back hand. Contact was solid and it gave me a boost in confidence when on the green. Weights made a different when having to put a little more force on the ball with long uphill putts. Very nice, very attractive, very impressive.


NikoPow July 2, 2014 at 6:41 pm

I am looking at the MC12W, which won’t listed. Will you be comparing that one too?


Anthony June 5, 2014 at 10:16 pm

I’ve tried several of these. But felt most comfortable with the mc03. Was dropping 15 to 30 foot putts with ease.


Andrew Buchholz April 29, 2014 at 12:56 pm

The mc03 looks like the one for me, it fits my eye the best. I have not owned a Nike putter before, but every time I pick one up it has a very good feeling.


Art March 29, 2014 at 11:48 am

Went down to my local golfstore to compare the Ping Karsten TR Anser 2 with the Rife Aruba. While I was there I also tried many other putters including the Nike Method Core MC02W. When I finally got back to my comparison I ended up buying the Rife since it felt good and was at a very competitive price. The really interesting part is that when I was home that night all I could think about was the way the Method Core had felt, sounded and rolled. I used the Rife the next day and it’s a good putter, but it’s not the MC02W. First time I’ve ever pined for a putter!


scojokeno October 20, 2013 at 9:23 pm

The Nike Method Core MC11w is the one for me. I prefer mallet type putters and it fits my style of putting: straight back and straight through. Additionally, it is shafted in a manner that I find more appealing. The added weights being low and further back should lower the center of gravity and assist getting the ball rolling forward with ease and aid forgiveness, accuracy, and consistency.


keith September 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm

mc04w looks great on the eye , looks like a one putt putter to me


tiger woods August 30, 2013 at 12:01 pm

j’aime ce putter mais je ne le trouve pas a moins de 100€


Bryan Peterson August 25, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Nike Method Core – MC02w is a great feeling and looking putter, was in my rental club bag and I loved! it.


Tom Wartha August 23, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Nike Method 01 would be ideal. I like the looks, feel and weight which is ideal for keeping a light grip that improves my stroke. I can’t wait to make the change from my Carbite to get this new technology to improve my game and thanks for the opportunity.


Garen August 21, 2013 at 1:58 am

Im all about the nike method core mc01w. It’s a boat load better than a sharp stick poke in the eye! Hoping like a high school girl during prom time that you guys pick me.


Will cabler August 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm

I like the method core MC01w the best. I like the classic look and feel of the putter. I have an odyssey and didnt even think about getting a new putter until I tried this one. It has the best feel of any putter I’ve ever tried. This is why I like the nike method core MC01w.


William Turner July 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I love the look of the MC01W. I have a strong arc in my putter swing and I feel like this putter would benefit me greatly. I love the look of it as well. I’ve tried the putter in stores and have fell in love with it.


Marie B. June 24, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Mc02w looks awesome! I need a good putter with toe hang and for a slight arc to win my tournaments!


Tony June 24, 2013 at 2:36 am

When is the 02 putter gonna be made in a left hand putter?? Love to try it, cause nike putters are great. In a lefty and would love to putt the 02 lefty style!


Christopher Kee June 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Nike Method Core – MC02w looks like a winner.


steve June 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm

The putter I am most impressed with is the mc 04w, I have purchased 3 new putters since last summer including the scotty fastback. When I recently went to the pga superstore in Chicago on a visit I was truly amazed by the feel the weight and the look of this putter. I have been looking for the right putter for over a year now and feel if I find the right putter I could shave atleast 4 strokes off my game. As they say drive for show putt for dough and with this putter I truly feel I found the right putter for me.


Will May 24, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Love the Nike Weighted Putters!!!


George Combs May 23, 2013 at 10:50 am

I just wanted to share that I tried out this Method Core 04 Mid Mallet putter…
This thing is amazing…I played with a Full Mallet for almost 20 yrs…and some how got out of my game and crappy putting resulted…I went towards a blade and it felt to light, I wish some made something in between… Finally behold the Method Core 04…
I tried this out in the Pro-Shop of my leagues Golf Course in Hudson OH, Ellsworth…
Since I just got a new used set of clubs, looks like I will save up my dimes towards end of season to get my putter of my dreams…All the best…Nice job a again Nike


Michael Jeans April 27, 2013 at 8:27 pm

The MCO1 is now called “Harry” (Putter) because of the magic that he has brought to my game. The lower CG is perfect for rolling the ball and distance control is a very short accommodation from the standar ‘part of the set” that was my putter for the past four years while I have been searching for Harry.


Beth April 23, 2013 at 1:58 pm

I “test drove” the MC03w a few days ago because I had left my Scotty Red X at home by accident. It looks a lot like my Scotty but with more weight and a softer feel. I felt like I had great control and the weight helped to slow my tempo a bit. I definitely like the softer feel of the club head and I felt that it was a little more forgiving. I putted great with it and am now considering saying good by to Scotty!


Dustin April 23, 2013 at 8:17 am

I would choose the MCO4W. I like the look and style. I would bag that!


Ethan Karnes April 18, 2013 at 6:46 am

I think that the mc02w model would be the putter for me ” I’d Bag That!”. I like the look and style of a blade but only have a subtle arc, so its perfect for my swing. And even if it didn’t putt like a dream( which it does I’ve tried it) I would still try as hard as I could to love it because of how sweet the thing looks. Nike rolled out some winners, hopefully I could get to use one to roll out some one putts.


Steven April 9, 2013 at 6:29 pm

It’s great. My friend has one and I have always wanted one.


TG April 8, 2013 at 1:59 am

Tried the whole range of Nike putters but decided to go with the MC04W. It felt that i could take it back straight and square. Wow what a difference it’s made to my putting.
Great weight and feel at impact. It stays low and certainly gets the ball rolling quickly. I now feel I have a chance of sinking one putts rather than my regular 3.


Jack April 7, 2013 at 6:22 pm

The Nike Method Core – MC02w is by far the coolest looking putter out there


jay penfold March 27, 2013 at 3:34 am

Ill def choose the mc01w. It looks and feels amazing. Ive had the yips for years and after lessons and messing around with training aids still struggling. I tried this the other day and its awesome. Makes me so confident and those testing 4 footers a doddle. Would love to own one of these and start enjoying my golf again.


ping45 (buckical) March 19, 2013 at 9:46 am

I’d have to go with the MC04W…which bears a very strong resemblance at first light to the Scotty
Squareback…which I have…and have always liked. However, I still wish they came with an option of a lite, but bigger grip…which I have incorporated onto several of my 15 putters…Actually, I see in all of them a determination from Nike to further penetrate the putter market…and likely will!


Tim G March 19, 2013 at 8:56 am

The MC04w is the one for me. The peripheral view of the double-wide version as the club moves through my putting arc will give immediate feedback in practice and on the greens. The double bend shaft tends to disappear when focusing on the ball during the putting stroke. No chunks of metal and no square corners on the shaft allow my peripheral vision to focus on the putter face and the black alignment line. The weight and feel as the club swings through the putting arc provides a smooth stroke I feel will get the ball rolling cleanly on the line I set myself up for. When done correctly, I expect to be one putting quite a bit more.


Daniel Diaz-Gonzalez February 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm

As a marine corps veteran of 2 combat deployments to Iraq just the fact that i get to use one of these putters is a blessing…..that being said the MCO4W is the one for me! i happen to try it today at the PGA store next to the Golf Academy (which I attend) and i fell in love with it!! I had my heart set on the scotty fastback but the salesman wasnt around to unlock the box they were in so i picked up the MCO4W. Thank god I did! Rolled amazing, great fell and balance and i felt like it was an extension of my arms……It will be in my bag!


Ken Ragan February 13, 2013 at 8:59 am

Of the ones listed here, I think the MC11w would be my choice. I have always favored a face-balanced putter because of my rather deliberate straight back/straight through putting stroke. I have been looking at the Nike Core Midnight center-shafted putter as well. Will probably come down to one of these,


Calvin January 24, 2013 at 9:23 am

MC01W. I’m a junior golfer just trying to lower my handicap so i can make my high school golf team and i feel that upgrading my decade old putter might be good start.


Steve January 13, 2013 at 6:18 pm

MC01 is the one for me. Very classic looking head shape. Although slightly longer blade length than normal in this style. I like the half shaft offset better than the full shaft offset in the MC02. $349- $169 – $0? I was out putter shopping today, almost sure I was gonna spend $349 on a Cameron Newport 2 but after comparing both, I liked the $169 MC01 so much better. I think the insert is so forgiving compared to the Cameron. Every putt felt solid compared to some with the Cameron. I realize thats the indian not the arrow miss hitting those putts, but lets face it, my names not on my bag and thats who Nike is selling putters to. I have hit all the Method putters out there and this line is my favorite. I will eventually get the Method Core MC 01, lets just see how.. $0


Golfer Burnz January 1, 2013 at 11:45 am

MC04w looks like the one for me. “Compact geometry” sounds like a new buzz phrase in the putter world. Would love to give it a try.


Sayem January 1, 2013 at 1:39 am

Kind of have a thing for the MC04w
Looks like its got some momentum to keep my hands from flexing. Not a fan of true “blade” putters as they are for golf gods.


Shane December 31, 2012 at 1:18 am

Mc02w – love the look and the shape


Michael December 28, 2012 at 3:08 am

I would love to game the MC04W. Love the look and need the extra weight for feel as I a a straight back and through putter.


Rj December 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Looks fantastic!!!
I like the new model MC01W


Edward Brumby December 27, 2012 at 5:28 am

MC03 would be the putter for me. I have a slight arc and like the semi-mallet back for more stability.


Tony December 27, 2012 at 1:10 am

Nike Method Core – MC02w

I like the look of the traditional blade putters and I’ve owned the original Nike Method and Nike Method Midnight but never the core. I’d like to try out the core to see how much softer it is compared to the Method and Method Midnight!

35″ please. :)


Tom C., alex., VA December 25, 2012 at 10:38 am

MC02w would be the one for me. I like the slightly more compact design toe to heel and the wider width.


Doc December 24, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I put a Nike Method in the bag last year…then after about 2 or 3 months replaced it with an old (I have about 11 or 12 “old” different putters) Cameron which is heavier. I like a putter with a little more weight…like up around 360/275 range.. I’ve always really liked the feel of the Method, just not quite as heavy as I’d like…SOOO actually, the “straight back style would probably be my first choice….


John A December 23, 2012 at 9:35 am

I like the looks of the mco2w. classic but with a little beef behind the blade..


Quinn December 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I like the mco1w the best because it is a nice classic blade which process sold but responsive feel and it just looks simple and classy


Blade December 21, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I really like that MC04W. I’ve been working on putting a lot lately. It is my weakest link. I need help. I’m getting a better stroke working at home on it. Sure would love to get better with that putter!


Higgiwc December 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm

The mc04 is for me. The mallet style suits my straight back style. I love the extra weight, a heavier putter gives me a great feel. I love that it comes as 33″ length with the weights. It looks perfect for me.


Aaron Maki December 21, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Nike Method Core – MC01w

Cuz, i would be 5-8 strokes a round better with a putter that looked that fantastic.


Rik Barrera December 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

MC11W for me. Love the bigger mallet weighted putters. As a higher handicap golfer I need all the forgiveness I can get.


Nihonsei December 21, 2012 at 8:46 am

The MC04W, on looks alone, allow me to feel a stroke flowing completely on my line and through the the ball…..AND THENNN….. with my eyes closed I could feel the ball rolling off the face and heard it drop dead center with that soft accepting bounce into the back of the cup, AND it was a bender….. lovely images, YES Sirrr…looking for new clubs in Jan.- Feb., time to hang the Anser on a wall somewhere and give my boy the Rossa


Ben Schillig December 21, 2012 at 8:36 am

Nike Method Core – MC02w would work best for me. I have a slight arc stroke. Would love to give it a shot.


Ed December 21, 2012 at 8:30 am

I need the MC02w because I am sick and tired of gaming used putters off ebay.


dunk7 December 21, 2012 at 8:02 am

Definitely would be the MC11w…I need all the alignment help I can get 😉


les eaton December 21, 2012 at 12:16 am

the mc02w looks to be the best of the best
eye catching and very appealing
definately the one for me


Erik Torngren December 21, 2012 at 12:13 am

I like th MC02w. I have a slight arc and prefer a classic look.


Matt December 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm

The MC03w would be perfect for me- small mallet putter with slight toe hang for my slight inside-inside arc of a putting stroke. I’d like to try one!


Lee H. December 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Do not underestimate the method core putters this year. I was skeptical of Nike putters until I started trying out the MC04W and MC11W. I was sold! Both puters tested great. I have a slight arc putting motion so I thought the MC04W was the better choice, but using face tape, it proved that the MC11W was actually the better choice for me. So definitely get fitted for the putter because you may actually get different results. Overall, the line has geat feel to it and a nice roll. Just wish the headcover was magnetic like most brands and not velcro. Otherwise, nothing else to complain about.


tom m. December 20, 2012 at 6:48 pm

MC03w all the way. Love the plumbers neck and the small mallet shape. Little bit of toe hang … perfect! LOVE the way these putters feel and how nice the ball comes off the face.


Sean Vashi December 20, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Nike Method Core – MC01w
Looks the best and I’m in love with the classic look


rtar December 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Putting has always been the worse part of my game. For many years, up until this year, I’ve putted with a face balanced putter. I tried an old toe hang putter that i never really used, and my putting definitely improved this summer…..even though I don’t care too much for its appearance. I’m thinking that with a toe hang putter that I like the looks of, I may even be able to master greens, so, I would have to choose the MC01w.


Hans December 20, 2012 at 3:19 pm

The 04 would be my 1st choice with the 01 a close second. Just can’t do the plumbers neck,always seem to pull the putts with that neck.


Rick Emerson December 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm

MC11W: Big ugly mallets forever. Can you get it center shafted?


justin sipes December 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I would probably have to give the MC04w a go. I like the square shape mallet style.


keno December 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm

i would love to have the MC04W. it’s sort of like the gap wedge fills a void in degrees of loft.. the MC04W fills the void between blade and mallet.
i like the blade apperance with the extended base line looks of a mallet.
it’s a gap putter


ebo December 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I’d go with a MC03w, I’ve always played an anser, wanted to see if I would benefit from a high m.o.i. putter and switched to a manta. I make a lot more putts, but one of these days i’m going to get a two stroke penalty for throwing up on my ball because looking at it and it’s size makes me sick. Maybe something like the MC03w that’s in the middle would be the right fit…


Raymond December 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I would try the MC02W putter… love the look of it.


Chris December 20, 2012 at 10:38 am

And the headweights are?????


waltonkfc December 20, 2012 at 8:38 am

The MC11W looks Awesome and would love to get my hands on one.


Kayvon December 20, 2012 at 7:53 am

I think the MC04w would best fit my stroke and visual preferences. It would be nice to get some added stability without going full-on mallet, which is a compromise this model appears to achieve.

Although I’m not currently bagging any Nike equipment, you can’t help but laud the strides they’ve made in the market, particularly with their putters division, considering how inherently fickle and subjective they are by nature. Pretty impressive.


ninetails December 20, 2012 at 7:37 am

MC11W for me. I prefer bigger mallet putter so would love to give this one a try.


chris December 19, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I entered the store determined to buy a Scotty Cameron and left with a secondhand Nike Method 003. The putter isn’t even symmetrical and it still looks beautiful but that doesn’t even matter, it simply works. I hated putting before I had this putter but now I look at a 15 foot putt thinking, I’ve got this.

The way I see it the MC03W would have me looking at 20 foot putts thinking, I’ve got this.


Jason Roy December 19, 2012 at 9:33 pm

MC01W or MC04W . I am currently playing Nike Irons, Wedges and Hybrid along with an old Nike OZ putter that I had to modify by filling the shaft with sand to add weight. I’ve been waiting for a weighted Nike Putter


obo December 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

MC11w would be right up my ally. I roll the Ping Nome and a Scotty Kombi.
I just lovee the feel and confidence that the larger mallet style putters delivers.


nick December 19, 2012 at 12:11 pm

mc03w…the mallet could really help keep my speed on mis hits


Em Clem December 18, 2012 at 9:32 pm

DEFINITELY the MC01(w). I got to putt with it the other night at Dick’s. I have a Ghost Manta, so I tried it along side that, along with the Method 001 and the Method Core and I have to say, this one feels SO much more solid. I tested the Cameron Select and Cameron Studio Select, and though the Cameron Select feels better and the Studio Select feels hollow with more skid, they are not as smooth as the MC01. I was shocked… might be time for a new putter. 😉


Stephen H December 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm

The mco2w looks the best to me. Although I wouldn’t mind the belly putter style mc11w to try out. Get in mah belly!


Nick December 18, 2012 at 12:31 pm

M3ow looks like a winner. Would love to try it out.


Adam Huckeby December 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm


the writers at mygolfspy are always right….see what i did there.


DL December 18, 2012 at 11:37 am

Let me start by saying that I thought all Nike putters (and clubs for that matter) were garbage, until recently. I went to my favorite place local golf store (PGA Superstore… love this place) and gave the new Nike Method Core putter lineup a roll. I WAS IMPRESSED!

I’ve putted with a Rife 2Bar Mallet for many years, great putter! I am skeptical about changing putters and I don’t do it frequently but these Nikes are making me think twice. Being a mallet guy, I started with the MC11W first. I dig it a lot…. great roll, nicely balanced/weighted, great feel, and I like the way it looks when I stand over it…. overall it instills a lot of confidence for me.

Second, I tried the MC04W. I love the fatback look (bc its mallet-esque). This putter is similar in shape to the Odyssey Metal X-6 or that Scotty but this Nike beats that them in every category for me. If I moved away from a mallet I would go with the MC04W. Superb weighting and feel….. and a great amount of confidence when I stand over it. Plus, I am more of a slight arc putter than any other arc.

Nike has finally done something I thought they never would…. consider putting one of their clubs into play….(I may give the new driver a look now too)

Short story – MC04W would go straight into my bag if I had one…. Nice work Nike!


Dan Walker December 18, 2012 at 7:47 am

Mc01 because it comes in LH love the finish on these putters


bill pascall December 18, 2012 at 7:36 am

The Nike Method Core – MC04w would be the putter for me. I look forward to trying these putters on for size.


Denver December 18, 2012 at 6:43 am

The MC03w would fit my swing and looks great!!!


Nevin December 18, 2012 at 6:41 am

I’d go with the MC02w. I like anser style putters with little offset.


bradylybbert December 18, 2012 at 12:20 am

sorry typo MC04


bradylybbert December 18, 2012 at 12:20 am

NC04 all day that is a great looking putter deisgn


darin December 18, 2012 at 12:16 am

The MC03w is definately the best. part blade, part mallet


Richard Geisel-Churchill December 17, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Definitely the mc04 is my choice….great look…appears to have substantial feel.


Michael L. December 17, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Model MC01w is what I need. I’m tired of playing with a turdsicle putter.


Yohanan December 17, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I came this ( ) close to buying a nike core mallet center shafted belly putter last spring. I knew then or something said “dont do it”

So i am glad i didnt.

So please send me the mc11w at 35 inches and maybe the odyssey metal x dart gets benched?

Nike VR Limited 9.5 landing tomorrow by the way.



Seth December 17, 2012 at 9:59 pm

MC02w because I would love to go back to something more traditional after using a 2-ball for SOOOO long!


Layne Chastain December 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I like the MC11w. I’ve been looking for a NIKE putter that fit me. My current mallet is center shafted and faced balanced so the description looks like it fit my bill. Merry Christmas everyone.


Super Tuna December 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm

MC02w would be it for me. Plumbers neck for a a slight arc stroke narrows it down fairly quickly.


Paul December 17, 2012 at 8:06 pm

The MC02W is my choice for the reason that I play with a slight arc stroke and it looks closest to the Anser style I like so much. It sounds like we could ALL benefit from the weighting in these putters. Nice looking!


Hatcher J. December 17, 2012 at 7:22 pm

MC03W – Unlike many I actually prefer the feel of an insert putter and own a very outdated model nike mallet now. It has been hit or miss for me mostly to blame is my inconsistent putting stroke (I’m working on it). I’m usually always on line but either smash it through the break or over compensate and leave myself praying for a long two putt. I have been thinking about going for a smaller head on my putter for a better look at address but the look of a blade never appealed to me. The 03 of the original method was almost perfect for me but the price was out of my range and I really want an inserted putter. So I think that the MC03W along with its weighted technology would be perfect for me all around.


skihippy December 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Got to say the mcow 2 is my fav.. I really love the look of a blade putter… Box is just as good


Craig December 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I like the Nike Method Core – MC11w.
Why? Because I am the Canadian putter hacker king!
I tend to pick typical square arc style putters that conflict with my straight back straight thru stroke..
Is there a method to this madness? No… There isn’t… But there could be a method to solving my putter woes :)

Pick me and a swoosh could symbolize putting salvation!


Jgolf December 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I’d have to go with the MC03w to round out my putter collection. I’ve always loved the look of half mallets, but have never got my hands on one for good.


lambo December 17, 2012 at 3:14 pm

The MC11w is a great looking putter. I’ve become a big fan of this style, plus I think it would look great in my bag!

Great job Nike!


gaussman December 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm

If I were to make a change it would definitely be MC11w. I have gamed an original Amazing Grace for a decade, even though I buy 2 or 3 putters every year. I will try to find a replacement, give the newbie a several week tryout and eventually go back to dancing with the gal what brung me. If I could find something that matched my stroke as well I would be a convert. My SAM numbers always have me just slightly inside out with a face angle slightly closed to my path but square to the target. This makes face balanced work out the best as I hit up a little through the ball with virtually no face rotation.


jason December 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

mc11w for sure. would probably compete well with my spider


Jeff December 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I prefer mallet putters, so I’d go with a MC11w all the way. Straight back and straight forward for the win.


D.Ronsky December 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm

MC03W Would look great in the back and fits my slight arc well. Plus i must say holy cow do these putters look great! That finish is amazing, kudos to Nike!


Ray December 17, 2012 at 11:59 am

The MC01w blade is for me. I went to a mallet in the last couple of years. It rolls the ball nice and all but i think I have lost a lot of feel with it.


Matt v December 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

MC03w – love the look of the mini mallet and probably would benefit from a little toe hang.


frank December 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

I’d have to go with the MC01w but i recently started playing a mallet again and things couldn’t have been better so I would tak ea look at the spaceship too!


David W December 17, 2012 at 11:08 am

MC04W hands down. Standard blade putters just aren’t for me. I simply don’t have any confidence in them. I’m currently using a mallet style (Ping Scottsdale Wolverine) but it is center-shafted and that is what I have to have for a mallet. I do prefer center-shafted also with a semi-mallet like the MC04W but I’m ok with a heel mount. I just need the extra heft of the semi over a standard mallet to give me confidence.


Brian December 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

The MC03w would be the one for me. I have lost confidence on the greens lately and need something new. The MC03w reminds me of the last putter that I was putting great with. I still can not figure out why I sold that one.


Mike December 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

The MC01w is the typlical putter type that I prefer. I don’t have a strong arcing stoke, but I tend to pull putts so this type with the strong hanging head suits me just right. Nike putters have come a long way since the Oz!


Dustin December 17, 2012 at 10:43 am

It’s a tough call between the MC03w and the MC11w (belly version). I love the look of the 03 and it reminds me of my Cleveland Classic BRZ #2, which I have gamed up until recently. I switched to a belly about 3 months ago and have been loving it, so the 11 would also be a good fit. Since the ban is likely coming, I’d put the slight edge to the 03.


Nathan Crowe December 17, 2012 at 10:37 am

MC02w, Great looking putter! Fits my stroke and looking the get they Odyssey out of the bag!


Ryan Kraft December 17, 2012 at 10:36 am

MC02w probably fits my putter stroke best.


Hellsing December 17, 2012 at 10:34 am

MC01w propably, why? Can’t aim with a plumber’s neck – too much offset + need some toe hang.


Joe Loukota December 17, 2012 at 10:26 am

I would opt for the MC04w or the MC11w, as I am a mallet user (I appreciate the longer sightlines on these models). Nike has vastly improved their putter offerings throughout the years)!


Neil December 17, 2012 at 10:10 am

MC02w, it’s a great fit for me as a lefty with a slight arc putter stroke, the lines and balance make striking and alignment a dream giving the confidence to line em up and knock em down!

Ps tried to register for the forum months ago and never got a response


tider992010 December 17, 2012 at 10:06 am

Nike Method Core – MC03w is what I would chose. Great looking clubs. I put with a slight arc. I like the Idea of max weight on bottom. I try to fell that when I put. Real Winner. Thanks Nike and Golfspy!


Scott Messner December 17, 2012 at 10:04 am

MC11w would be the one for me. I have had improvement in my putting since switching to a mallet putter.


JR December 17, 2012 at 9:46 am

MC11W is the one for me. As someone who loves but struggles with milled putters, having a high MOI mallet that has clean top lines and an insert that can be described as crisp sounds like it would bridge the gap nicely! Especially since it will fit my eye nicely being a symmetrical design from a top down view when trying to stay SBST.


Brian December 17, 2012 at 9:00 am

The MC02 would be the one for me. I need to switch to a slight arc putter since I’ve recently changed my putting stroke.


Tyk December 17, 2012 at 8:34 am

The MC04W is what I would choose! The grips look really cool!


Kenneth Johnston December 17, 2012 at 8:21 am

I would love to get the MC04w in the bag. I have longed for a square back but haven’t found “the one” yet. This just might do the trick.


Damian Daniels December 17, 2012 at 8:17 am

MC03w would be amazing. I still have a Unitize Mako which is great, but I need an upgrade. Method roll+ weighting + feel. It would be great!


hckymeyer December 17, 2012 at 8:15 am

MC02w would be the one for me. I like the slightly more compact design toe to heel and the wider width. Plus I needs me some toe hang.

Might have to give these a roll!


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