A Prolific Bettinardi Golf Announces 10 New Putters for 2015
31 Dec 2014
by Rusty Cage
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You can't accuse revered brand Bettinardi Golf of
resting on their laurels and releasing another
conventional line of putters squarely aimed to please
their most loyal enthusiasts - although such a line
would certainly be a hit.
Following a successful year in which demand grew
for Bettinardi's premium putters, the Chicago-based
company opted to start the year off by releasing the
most diverse and complete line of putters they have
ever produced. The new putters, 10 in all, are
available for pre-order and will arrive in stores on
January 15th. Some of the putters are completely
new, while others feature classic Bettinardi shapes
that have been refined.
Several of the new
models will sport a brand-new face technology called
Super-Fly which has an aggressive milling pattern
designed to produce a feel that is softer than
Bettinardi's Honeycomb Face, but firmer than the
F.I.T. Face which has the softest feel at contact.
Below is a breakdown of the new models:
Queen B Series:
The Queen B is offered in two different models. Both
putters are crafted from soft carbon steel, feature
the Honeycomb milling pattern and have the
company's Savannah Blue PVD finish that emits hues
of purple, orange, yellow, turquoise and aqua,
depending on the light.
The model 6 is a wide
body, face-balanced blade. Model 7 is a
compact mallet. It features a slight toe-hang and a
ridge milled neck.
Studio Stock Series:
Two models are available in the Studio Stock series.
Both are produced from a single block of soft carbon
steel and have the new Super-Fly mill face. Both
putters are perimeter weighted and are finished in
Olympic Bronze PVD that fits somewhere between
chocolate, bronze and oil can.
The Studio Stock 16 is
a face-balanced mallet shaped in a semicircle while
the Studio Stock 2 is a
refined version of the traditional BB-8 style head
popular on the PGA Tour.
The putters in this series will be the most exclusive
in the set and be limited to only a 1,000 pieces a
year. Two models, the Signature Series 9 and 10 are
milled from the finest double-aged stainless steel
(D.A.S.S.) - a process that creates a softer feeling
Both models feature the initials of the company's
founder Robert J. Bettinardi on the face and have his
signature along with the words "Limited Run" etched
into the sole. The Series 9 is a more
forgiving half-moon mallet milled with the Super-Fly
Face while the Series 10 is a
compact blade that boasts the Honeycomb Face.
Matt Kuchar Models:
As predicated by it's name, the Kuchar arm lock
models were designed with input from PGA Tour Pro
and Bettinardi staffer Matt Kuchar, who wanted a
halfmoon-style putter with no offset. The putter is
available in both standard-
length and arm
lock, and uses the company's F.I.T. Face
Click here to learn
more about the arm lock putting technique
effectively used on tour by Kuchar.
Counterbalanced putters are increasingly becoming
in vogue as an alternative to the anchored putter
stroke which will be officially banned in 2016.
Bettinardi's counterbalanced putters move the
overall balance point of the club closer to the hands
of the player by extending the shaft and grip by
three inches and then increasing the weight of the
head to counter the weight on each end of the putter.
Weighting in this manner increases the putter's
overall moment of inertia (MOI), and just like in a
driver, a higher MOI means greater stability.
Several models will be offered including:
— a classic heel toe weighted blade with the
— a mallet putter with the Honeycomb Face.
— a high MOI putter that uses a Micro
Honeycomb covered with the F.I.T. Face.
- Inovai — a high MOI
mallet with a aluminum body and a stainless weight
located on the back that pushes the center of gravity
rearward to improve forgiveness. The Inovai
features a Super-Fly face and is available in both
standard-length and counterbalanced editions.