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ClubTest 2015: Wilson Staff Infinite Michigan Avenue Putter

Photo: Michael Chini

Wilson Staff Infinite Michigan Avenue Putter

Wilson Staff Infinite Michigan Avenue Putter

 

Category: Blade Putters
Price: $100
WE TESTED:
34”, 35” shaft lengths
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: Multiple alignment lines make aiming a snap.

PROS

 

DISTANCE CONTROL: Once testers got used to the heavier weighting, long putts weren’t a problem; no need to rush or power the stroke to get the ball to the hole—there's plenty of oomph here.
FEEL: One of the softest-feeling putters in the category; the milled face mutes feedback at impact, with just enough differentiation on mis-hits to tell what you’ve done wrong; the oversize grip and counterbalance weighting takes the hands and wrists out of the equation; all ability levels and stroke styles could benefit, although its natural toe-hang may favor arc-style putters.
LOOK: Larger, thicker take on a standard blade with three bright white alignment lines on the flange against the matte black finish boost confidence; a classic look on steroids; most guys like its appearance.

CONS

 

Better players may want more responsiveness and feedback on mis-hits; the heavier weighting doesn’t agree with everyone right off the bat; white alignment lines are too busy for some guys.

BOTTOM LINE: A somewhat unconventional look belies this putter’s soft, stable performance. The combination of counterbalance weighting, overall balance and an oversize grip blends with helpful visual aids to steady the stroke. Some mallet users might enjoy this blade.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Wilson Staff Infinite Michigan Avenue Putter

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