Equipment

Bettinardi Signature Model 3 Putter

Photo: Schecter Lee

Bettinardi Signature Model 3

From GOLF Magazine ClubTest 2012 (June, 2012)

Category: Blade Putters
Price: $495

WE TESTED:
34”, 35” shaft length
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The double-aged stainless steel head produces great feel, and the patented Honeycomb face ensures a flat surface. The 348-gram head has 3° loft.

OUR TESTERS SAY: A neat update to a throwback design built for feedback, not forgiveness. The artistic, clean, simple head is dependable and easy to use.

PROS
DISTANCE CONTROL: A good choice for slick greens—it controls fast downhill putts; produces a pure roll; some higher handicappers have excellent speed and distance control from 20 feet and in.
FEEL: Laced leather grip feels great in the hands; plenty of immediate feedback lets you know where you’re hitting it; a well-balanced club that allows testers to feel the head on longer putts and control the distance; putts get rolling fast.
LOOK: Gorgeous modern take on the Wilson 8802; void of any markings or distractions; leather grip with raised seam looks stylish and classy.

CONS
Many testers find it difficult to line up with no alignment aid; this one isn’t the most forgiving putter in the test for midor high-handicappers to use effectively.

 

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