Friday, October 9, 2009
2009 Putters Buyer's Guide
|Odyssey White Hot XG
Key Feature: With new models straight out of a sci-fi movie (2-Ball F7, Theron, Hawk), the White Hot XG putters continue to push the envelope. The 2-Ball F7 has Wings, the Theron has a Hi-Def alignment system, and the Hawk has a modified Hi-Def alignment system.
What We Like: Nothing is sacred with the White Hot XGs. Each new putter has sharp lines, curves and amazing looks.
Who It’s For: Golfers who want to try something new and totally radical.
Specs: The line includes a variety of designs, each unique in form.
odysseygolf.com | $169
Key Feature: Sure, these putters have interchangeable weights that cater to any putting stroke, but that’s just the beginning. Other features include a two-piece face insert with elastomer backing and a steel surface for a soft, yet solid feel at impact.
What We Like: The adjustable weighting is awesome and very simple. But it’s that face insert that really impresses us.
Who It’s For: Golfers who want to fine-tune their putters on their own.
Specs: Comes in six models, ranging from the Craz-E to the Anser.
pinggolf.com | $170
|Ping Redwood Series
Key Feature: In honor of the first PING putter made in Redwood, Calif., these 100% milled models reflect Karsten Solheim’s dedication to new innovations and superior craftsmanship.
What We Like: What took so long? The classic PING designs have never looked and felt better. Purists around the world have been salivating for putters like these for years. (We’re some of them.)
Who It’s For: Fans of Solheim’s timeless putter designs.
Specs: Comes in five models: Anser, D66, Piper, ZB and Zing.
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