Need To Know
Over recent years Bettinardi has emerged as a big player in the putter market, and in the BB1F 2016 it has released its best product to date.
Modern, extravagant – absolutely stunning. The green grip, and green flashes on the putter head, make the putter stand out, and the brushed steel shaft, which looks like graphite, is also something out of the norm which took our fancy. The HoneyComb design on the face of the putter also adds some spice.
2016 TEST: PUTTERS
At first glance, it appears the flat stick has a simple black finish, but look closer and you will see all the colours of the rainbow, a colour Bettinardi is calling “Midnight Black”.
While the aesthetics may be out of left field, the square head shape is traditional, which we enjoyed looking down at. The ridge-milled shaft fades into the head, so as to minimize distractions.
It is a medium to firm feel off the face, providing lots of feedback. Those that prefer a soft feeling putter may find it too explosive, but we were enamoured it.
The Bettinardi BB1F 2016 is superbly balanced, promoting a smooth stroke through the hitting area.
The HoneyComb design got the ball rolling end-over-end straight off the bat, which allowed us to judge distances with ease.
The simple alignment aid worked well, and we were holing lots of putts from 10 feet and in as it was so easy to line up, and keep square through impact.
This putter is suited to better players as there is not a massive amount of forgiveness on offer if you stray from the centre of the bat.
Exudes an affable “click” sound at impact.
One of the best blades on the market in 2016.
Striking aesthetics, coupled with a classic head design. Lively, responsive feel, and well weighted.
Bettinardi’s best putter to date.
Head to the Bettinardi website for more information.