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ClubTest 2015: Brainstorm Happy Mallet Putter

On the Range: Brainstorm Happy Mallet Putter
ClubTesters talk about one of their favorite new clubs of the year, the Brainstorm Happy putter.

Brainstorm Happy Mallet Putter

 

Category: Midsize Mallet Putters
Price: $280
WE TESTED:
34”, 35” shaft lengths
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The Happy gives you the ability to change loft (1°, 3.5° or 6°), lie angle, weight and offset.

PROS

 

DISTANCE CONTROL: No real hot or cold areas—the ball comes off pretty much the same way no matter where you catch it; it’s easy to control speed and distance; all the adjustability doesn’t change the way it performs—steady and consistent no matter how you set it.
FEEL: The Happy putter has a surprisingly responsive face, given the numerous pieces on the head; nicely balanced and weighted; testers like the heavy head, and a few applaud the flattened, oval grip; a soft feel and crisp sound at impact, and there’s no jarring on slight mis-hits.
LOOK: There’s nothing currently on the market that compares to the Happy putter—the futuristic look alone demands that you give it a try; most guys are impressed by the way the color scheme, shape and lines combine to frame the ball at address.

Photo:

Brainstorm Happy Midsize Mallet Putter

CONS

 

The look takes getting used to, and some guys never do; it requires a little bit of trial (and, possibly error) to determine the right specs; a few testers find that the bells and whistles block the alignment aid and could compromise feel.

BOTTOM LINE: The Brainstorm Happy is a tinkerer’s dream that allows adjustments for loft, lie, head weight and offset. While not for the traditionalist, the club’s custom features are unparalleled.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Brainstorm Happy Mallet Putter

NEXT REVIEW: Cleveland Smart Square Blade Putter

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