One year after the introduction of its Black Carbon putters, Mizuno Golf is back in black with three new models.
The extension of the Robert Bettinardi-designed Black Carbon line indicates that Mizuno Golf has a hit on their hands. The new models are the BC4 blade featuring a double bend neck; the center-shafted BC5 mallet; and the BC5 mallet belly putter.
Mizuno Bettinardi Black Carbon putters are precision milled from blocks of pure 11L17 carbon steel. They feature a uniquely milled “F.I.T.” face that reduces the surface area of the putter face by 70 percent for a soft, buttery feel. Click here for PutterZone.com’s previous interview with Mizuno’s Chuck Couch, in which he elaborates on the features and benefits of the Black Carbon putters.
In addition to doubling its number of Black Carbon models, Mizuno Golf also plans to offer full customization of length, loft, lie, grip and swingweight in 2009. The swingweight can be customized by matching one of three available head weights to a specific shaft length. Click here for PutterZone.com’s explanation of swingweight, and here for PutterZone.com’s Ultimate Putter Buyer’s Guide, which explores the fundamentals of putter fitting.
P.S. Stay tuned for PutterZone.com’s review of the Mizuno Bettinardi BC4.