This award is the latest in PutterZone.com’s 2007 Midyear Putter Awards, which began Monday with the Next Level Award, followed by the Comeback Award. Stay tuned for the Staying Power Award and Anticipation Award.
The Wilson Staff 8862 putter belongs to Wilson Staff’s new 88 Series, which features five models that embody time-honored shapes as well as newer modern designs. The 88 Series was launched earlier this year at a suggested retail price of $89.
What makes the 8862 special is its intentional visual connection to
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Wilson Staff’s new 8862 is a modern update of the original, with a milled face pattern designed to improve contact and promote truer ball roll. But technology really isn’t the selling point with the 8862—there’s nothing terribly technological about it. The selling point is its decades-proven design, as well as the opportunity to wield a flatstick that conjures memories of a simpler, but no less spectacular, era in both professional and recreational golf.
Well played, Wilson Staff.
MacGregor Golf’s new Response DCT Putter, which earned PutterZone.com’s Next Level Award earlier this week, honors the company’s first Response putter (though more in name than design). The original Response ZT 615, considered massive at the time, earned fame when it helped Jack Nicklaus win the 1986 Masters.
Ping’s new milled Redwood Series putters honor the company’s visionary founder, Karsten Solheim, who made his first Ping putter in his garage in Redwood City, California. The abbreviation of