Need To Know
Bettinardi make some of the finest putters in the game that are known for their incredible attention for detail and phenomenal feel off of the club face. The brand has unveiled three new ranges for 2021 and we got our hands on the Bettinardi Queen Bee 6 putter and the Studio Stock SS18.
Both are proving to be popular choices for amateurs and professionals, and we put them to the test at Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate.
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Studio Stock SS18 putter - Key Features
Developed in conjunction with the top players in the world and highest performing putters on Tour, Bettinardi's newest Roll Control Face milling was scientifically engineered with an asymmetrical design groove profile that promotes more topspin at impact, and shortens the distance the ball takes to get into a true roll with each putt.
Without the use of inserts, the Roll Control Face gives players exceptional feel and optimal audible feedback at impact.
The smooth Diamond Blast finish is all-new for 2021, giving each model a fresh silver look to provide a clean appearance from address. This anti-glare finish is complemented by a crisp red and black paint scheme for a professional, sleek aesthetic to enhance any bag.
All of the brand's production model putters are milled from a proprietary blend of 303 Stainless Steel. Because Bettinardi machine all of their putters in their own manufacturing facility, the brand only choose the finest blends of steel that allow for exceptional machinability, and an unforgettable feel at impact when the putter is finished.
Should you buy the Bettinardi Studio Stock SS18 putter?
If you're a lover of blade putters, the Bettinardi SS18 is aesthetically one of the best on the market. Its sleek and modern design looks incredible behind the ball, whilst the grip was also something that stood out during testing, providing a soft feel in the hands.
The Roll Control Face took some getting used to and felt a little firm at the start, but after a few putts it was absolutely fine.
If you're someone who prefers a blade to a mallet and want a product that looks and feels premium, this could be the choice for you.
Bettinardi Queen Bee 6 putter - Key Features
Bettinardi's all-new Rose Gold PVD brings aesthetic charm to complement the features of the Queen Bee (or Queen B) line. This stunning finish not only enhances the timeless beauty of each model, but is extremely durable and glare-resistant, ultimately optimizing visual cues on the greens to give a confidence-inspiring appearance at every crucial putt.
All of the Queen Bee models are milled from a proprietary blend of soft carbon steel. Because Bettinardi machine all of their putters in their own manufacturing facility, the brand only choose the finest blends of steel that allow for exceptional machinability, and an unforgettable feel at impact when the putter is finished.
Should you buy the Bettinardi Queen Bee 6 putter?
The design and finish of this putter ticks all of the right boxes. It's in between a blade and a mallet, so you're getting that feel and performance of a blade, but with a little more forgiveness, which is why this is one of the brand's most popular putter.
The Rose Gold PVD makes this putter stand out amongst the crowd and looks absolutely incredible, which makes the premium price tag an easier pill to swallow.
Compared to the SS18, the feel was a lot softer, which inspired more confidence at address, as you always felt as though you were going to make a smooth and solid stroke.