Never Compromise Gambler Royal Putter
From Golf Magazine (June 2011)
Category: Blade Putters
We tested: 34", 35" shaft length
Key Technologies: The limited edition, forged stainless steel head offers a soft, distinct feel at impact. The 340-gram head has a plumber's neck hosel and 3° loft. Custom options are available through mycustomputter.com.
OUR TESTERS SAY: Like a forged "better player" iron - noticeably different feedback between center hits and misses. It relies more on your ability to execute the putt rather than on weighting, etc. to cover up mis-hits.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Consistent length on center hits - they're money in the bank.
FEEL: Well-balanced head; soft metal sensation leads to a lovely, smooth release; soft pop off the face and a nice feel in the hands on good putts; harder feel on mis-hits provides enough "negative" feedback to let you know you mis-hit it.
LOOK: Milled graphics give it character; a few say it has a jewelry-like appearance.
Some testers find the head to be too light; dissenters say the playing-card graphics are overstated and garish.