ClubTest 2015: Boccieri EL Series K4-M Putter

Boccieri EL Series K4-M Putter
Jesse Reiter

Boccieri EL Series K4-M Putter

 

Category: Blade Putters
Price: $170
WE TESTED:
36”, 38” shaft lengths
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The stainless steel head is 400 grams, while a 200-gram counterbalance weight sits in the shaft.

PROS

 

DISTANCE CONTROL: There’s a learning curve with this “mid-weight,” counterbalance Boccieri design—it delivers a lot of pop without a lot of effort; once acclimated, testers say it’s simple on short ones and relatively easy to get the ball to the hole from long range.
FEEL: Impact is the same on center and off-center hits, with the overall weight dominating and muting the feedback; deep head and added mass seem to resist twisting and keep the putter stable through the swing; very heavy overall compared with others tested; panelists like how the counterbalance helps to groove the stroke and keeps the face square at impact.
LOOK: Guys really appreciate the deep rectangular head with a half-moon cavity on the flange that distributes weight to the toe and heel; subdued and classic—black matte or silver with a single alignment line and a milled face.

CONS

 

The heavy weight isn’t for everyone; not for players looking for crisp, responsive feedback; a definite adjustment period for distance control on longer putts.

BOTTOM LINE: An ideal offering for those switching from a belly putter to something closer to a regulation blade, or anyone looking to smooth out an unsteady stroke. It’s almost like a training aid you can take out on the course—groove your swing and make putts doing it.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Boccieri EL Series K4-M

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