Nike Method Mod 00

Golfmagic joins 10 testers at Horsley Lodge Golf Club in Derby to test some of the best new mallets in the game

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Wed, 14 May 2014

Nike Method Mod 00

Brand: Nike
Putter: Method Mod 00
Design: Mallet
RRP: £175
Loft: 2-degree Lie: 70-degree
Head Weight: 345g
Available lengths:
33-35"

Summary: Inspired by the most popular putters of the past four decades, the Nike Method Mod 00 putter updates the classic with modern technology to perform in today's game. It's based on a classic mallet shape (throwback to 1970s RAM Zebra). Method Modern putters include Nike's revolutionary Polymetal Groove Technology, which uses a combination of soft polymer and milled steel grooves to generate faster, more controlled forward roll at impact. The distinctive face-balanced toe hang, determined by the weight location in relation to the head, offers a personalised feel for optimal forgiveness, roll and accuracy. Precision CNC milled face has been designed for premium performance.

Looks: Majority of testers loved the satin chrome finish, clean look at address and also the double bend shaft. Three testers gave full marks in this category. Not the most helpful alignment aid on the flange but the white line mixed against three black lines either side did a job. Head shape, like the Mizuno, went down well. 3.5 (out of 5)

Feel: Several testers felt it wasn't as soft as Nike claims and that made the 15-foot putts harder to judge pace. Three testers said the feel was quite harsh off the face in relation to others. Majority of testers felt there was less weight in the centre and more weight in the heel and toe - contributing to a lower, deeper CG. 7 (out of 10)

Performance: Majority of testers experienced a true, consistent roll on the 3- and 6-footers, and also thought it was one of the most accurate mallets for the shorties. A combination of soft polymer and milled steel grooves helped generate faster, more controlled forward roll at impact. Very few putts tended to skid or hop, and few ended up short of the hole. Several testers struggled with pace from long range and that hindered the average score - mainly due to the fact the ball rolls quickly off the face. Heel and sole weights also aid added forgiveness. 7 (out of 10)

Verdict: If you're struggling to get putts to the hole, get involved with the Nike Method Mod 00. It's a small mallet with a traditional shape but looks the real deal and is very easy to align. Expensive at £175 but well worth a look. One of the best Nike putters we've seen. 17.5 (out of 25)

Results: 96 putts holed (out of 180)

Tester  Name     Handicap  3-feet  6-feet  15-feet  
1Andy8441
2Charlie14431
3Tom+3542
4DeanPro441
5Sam3341
6Steve13422
7Jerry16521
8Damian   17332
9Gareth20520
10Andrew21421
11Dick23322
12Bob26321

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