ClubTest 2015: Bettinardi Kuchar 2 Putter

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On the Range: Bettinardi Kuchar 2 Putter

Bettinardi Kuchar 2 Putter

Category: Midsize Mallet Putters
Price: $375
WE TESTED:
34”, 35”, 41”, 42” and 43” shaft lengths
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The center-shaft design comes in standard or Arm Lock, which anchors against your left forearm.

PROS

DISTANCE CONTROL: Matt Kuchar’s second design offers the ultimate in predictability for rollout and lag—especially with the belly-length Arm Lock model, which takes the guesswork out of distance control for many testers; it’s an almost automatic two-putt machine.
FEEL: Superb weighting—the balance alone can straighten out your stroke; super soft when you strike it on the sweet spot, with an ideal firmness on minor misses; the extended length version feels as though you’re putting with the left arm only, a very different but very cool sensation for some guys.
LOOK: Tops in this category; the subtly rounded edges flow perfectly into the clubface; testers love the sharp silver finish, and it won’t reflect the sunlight back into your eyes; classic look with a functional alignment stripe—in this case, you get what you pay for.

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CONS

A few panelists want more forgiveness; one or two others would like more feedback; the face can seem too hot for testy, downhill sliders.

BOTTOM LINE: The Bettinardi Kuchar 2 is the highest-rated midsize mallet in the test. This putter has benefits for every golfer and, judging from our testers’ enthusiasm, the Arm Lock style may quickly become a popular alternative for players who are moving away from anchoring.

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