Bloodline has introduced its self standing R1-J Blade putter, which allows players to walk behind their putt to check alignment.
The blade putter is used on the PGA Tour by pros, alongside a mallet version released earlier in 2017, and conforms to the rules of golf.
Weight is removed from the shaft and grip, which is oversized, producing a very low balance point, which Bloodline says helps feel and release.
Boasting a CNC milled aluminium face, a sole plate allows the putter to stand on its own with interfering with the ground on the stroke.
“We’ve been working on the R1-J Blade since we started the company,” said Bloodline Co-Founder Brad Adams. “After the successful release of the RG-1 mallet, we’ve received feedback from tour players and have made refinements to the blade that can meet the many demands of tour players. We are pleased to offer premium putters that golfers of all skill levels are excited to put into play.”
"Our goal was to design a putter that tour players would choose to play regardless of whether it stands up on its own or not,” added Adams. “The R1-J Blade is surprising in how stable and solid it feels at impact as well as how well it stands on its own despite a relatively compact footprint.”