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ClubTest 2015: Nike Converge B1-01 Counterflex Putter

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Nike Converge B1-01 Counterflex Putter

Nike Converge B1-01 Counterflex Putter

 

Category: Blade Putters
Price: $230
WE TESTED:
38” shaft length
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: A 75-gram sliding weight in the shaft can tweak head feel.

PROS

 

DISTANCE CONTROL: When the counterbalance is set properly, lag putting is intuitive and easy; face insert delivers consistent roll, helping players dial in distances; long, oversize grip and large Anser-style head add to forgiveness.
FEEL: Testers are thrilled with multiple counterbalance settings—a sliding weight in the shaft can be moved above the hands, even with the hands or below the hands—to customize the club’s weighting and feel; the face insert is soft, and it resonates with feedback that’s about the same on center and off-center hits.
LOOK: Substantial, squared clubhead and the longer shaft advertise forgiveness; vivid red sight line and red face insert nicely complement the matte black head; modern without being busy; a hint of flash without being too loud.

CONS

 

Not the best option for those who don’t want to tinker with adjustability; distance control can be tricky if this isn’t on the correct setting; the 38” shaft may be too long for some players.

BOTTOM LINE: The Nike Converge B1-01 Counterflex is one of the higher-rated blades. The unique design gives players searching for a counterbalanced putter the ability to adjust a sliding, 75-gram weight to the way they putt, the feel they want or the greens they play.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Nike Converge B1-01 Counterflex Putter

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