Last month, PutterZone.com broke the story of Jerry Kelly buying a $69 Cleveland Classic putter and putting it into play on the PGA Tour.
Now two professionals have won tournaments with putters that each cost less than $100 at retail. The economy isn’t that bad, is it?
Sure enough, when Angela Stanford whipped Michelle Wie at the end of the LPGA’s SBS Open with a string of birdie putts, she did it with a PING Karsten Series B60 putter ($89). Meanwhile, that same day, Mike Goodes won the Allianz Championship on the Champions Tour with an F2 Hamilton putter ($99, pictured here). Their combined earnings were $435,000. The combined retail cost of their putters is $188.
This is just more proof that the overall quality of putters has been raised across all price points in recent years. So if you can’t afford the newest $300 milled putter, don’t despair, because your options in the $70 to $150 range have never been better.