ClubTest 2016: Boccieri B3-M Putter
CATEGORY: Large Mallet Putters
PRICE: $120; $170 (El Version)
WE TESTED: 34", 35", 36", 38" and 40" lengths
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The standard-length model has a 475-gram head that's counterbalanced with a 250-gram weight in the grip to raise the balance point and improve stability.
DISTANCE CONTROL: An easy swing generates effortless rollout; adequate when lagging to the target; short putts are a no-brainer, and it's great on slower greens.
FEEL: It's crazy heavy, and Extended Length (EL) versions in 36”, 38” and 40” swing freely and effortlessly through the ball -- as stable as you could want; impact is soft and muted.
LOOK: A big block of metal with a matte finish -- it's built like a tank, with the military precision to match; moderate size and somewhat square shape set up nicely.
It was too heavy for a number of testers, and it doesn't offer enough feedback at impact; not the best-looking putter of the bunch.
BOTTOM LINE: This weighting design makes a lot of sense for players with frayed nerves.