STX Model 9750|
Among one of the softer putters I have ever used, the STX 9750 combines looks and feel to provide the player with a reliable putter. STX claims that their patented, elastomeric insert creates more "dwell time" for the ball on the face, thus reducing bouncing and skidding of the ball rolling across the green. The company's slogan, "Softest legal face in golf", says it all.
On my first go with this putter, I will admit that I didn't think I would like it at all. I prefer a putter with a flat, solid face.
From the looks of it, I thought that the STX would be too soft for my liking. Yet, I was mistaken. The STX has a remarkably stable feel at impact; the ball reacts to the putter very well and rolls purely to your target. I had a little difficulty managing my distance control, but I think in time that would come. Toe/heel putts were fairly good. In putting from the toe, I found distance control even more difficult, but stopping power on downhill-putts was excellent.
For the experienced player, I would recommend this putter over many others, but it is not the best. Even after putting well with this putter, I still prefer a flat, solid face on a putter. Players that might benefit from this are higher handicappers. The soft, responsive face will give the high-handicapper better control on distance and aim. GOLFmagic rating: 7.5/10