SEEMORE CORONA DEL MAR FGP DEEP FLANGE
CATEGORY: Midsize Mallet Putters
WE TESTED: 34", 35", 36" lengths
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The 360-gram stainless steel head has a TPU face insert.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Testers find their touch quickly, from all over the green; the insert produces quality roll and repeatable lengths.
FEEL: Get the backswing started and it's automatic, smooth and balanced through the ball; soft, resonant zip -- just the right amount of feedback on all hits; testers like how the big counterweighted grip (CB version) stabilizes the stroke.
LOOK: Panelists like the souped-up blade, with its milled head, satin finish, crisp sightlines and cream-colored face insert; once testers learn to use SeeMore's trademark alignment system, setup is second nature -- it lets them concentrate on a good stroke; two-tone shaft stands out, and the black bottom reduces glare.
Can actually cause too much confidence at address, which drives guys to overpower the ball; off-center putts lose some distance and direction -- higher-handicappers should proceed with caution.
BOTTOM LINE: A responsive, smooth-swinging mini-mallet that gets you in the correct position at address. The head is loaded with visual, auditory and kinesthetic feedback: You have several ways of knowing what kind of contact you made.