ClubTest 2013: Nike Method Core Weighted #11 Putter
Nike Method Core Weighted #11 Putter
Category: Midsize Mallet Putters
WE TESTED: 35" shaft length
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: Grooves on the face get the ball rolling quickly, while the polymer-aluminum insert dampens vibration. Heel and toe weights on the sole are used to achieve proper swing weight at various shaft lengths.
DISTANCE CONTROL: This club's hallmark -- one of the most consistent tested; easy to dial in and exceedingly accurate from longrange; excellent forgiveness -- mis-hits roll out to the hole and stay on line.
FEEL: Very stable on heel or toe contact; the face insert has a metallic feel at impact -- smooth on center contact, with distinct, if slightly tinny, feedback on mis-hits; heavy, thick grip feels good and quiets the hands.
LOOK: The wide, winged shape is easy to align; a high-MOI look in a midsize package inspires confidence.
Some testers find the overall angular appearance to be too busy, while others want more contrast in the alignment aid; a few guys say the head feels surprisingly light for a putter of its size.
BOTTOM LINE: One of the top putters tested. It delivers a great combination of roll, control and forgiveness.
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