Heavy Putter B3$259
The company line "The heavier mass (885 grams, or roughly two pounds) promotes a pendulum stroke, which leads to a more consistent swing path."
Our testers say No shocker here: As advertised, This putter is supremely heavy. "You didn't tell us us we'd use a sledgehammer," said Ken Stauffer (handicap 14). Testers understood the weight after rolling a few putts. "The ball i almost imperceivable at impact," says Victor DeMarco (12), "But you tend to get a straight roll with it." The rub is that some appreciated it immediately, while others required more time to adapt." the heft keeps my wrists from wandering through the stroke," said Doug lair (10). "Everything starts and stays on line for excellent accuracy." though, again, there's a period of adjustment in terms of distance control. "I flew a few well past the hole," admits Keith Borgfeldt (18). Testers were more in agreement in terms of the B3's appearance. "High-tech industrial look is easy on the eye," said Kirk Fischer (7).
"Nice chiseled look at address."
-Jim Perzan (9)
"Long putt feel is a struggle."
-Pete Stonestreet (12)
"Heavy weight makes jabbing at it impossible."
-Gary Wilson (13)