Robert Bettinardi is back in black with his new Bettinardi BB Series putters ($275), the first Bettinardi retail line to be unveiled since the famed putter designer parted ways with Mizuno last year.
This 2010 putter preview continues our series showcasing the flatsticks to be featured at the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show later this month. If you can’t make it, this is the next best thing to being there.
The Bettinardi BB Series includes five putter models, “all plated with a luxurious Black Nickel finish that guarantee the highest level of durability. Each model in the series is milled with a single sightline to aid with alignment and has a three-degree loft. Every BB putter has a pistol style grip and a patented black Bettinardi head cover.”
The five Bettinardi BB putter models are, in Bettinardi’s words:
BB1 putter: A traditional heel-toe weighted design has a rounded shape punctuated with soft edges throughout. A perennial favorite for the professional and amateur golfer.
BB8 putter: A sharper more sleek appearance with a neck that is milled in a heel basis position to promote additional toe hang. A popular model in many Tour players’ bags.
BB25 putter: A modern blade style, the BB25 is a fresh take on a classic design with a slightly tapered body and a single flange further enhancing the 100-percent CNC milled flow neck.
BB26 putter (pictured above): This center shafted heel-toe weighted design incorporates elements from the BB1 but with a center shafted zero offset. The BB26 design is slightly thicker in appearance at address. A spud style neck provides a smooth transition from shaft to putter head.
B32 putter: A face balanced mallet, this modern design has a classic pear shaped profile at address. The unique flange achieves maximum perimeter weighting for optimum performance. Its spud neck has a double bend shaft. Available in left and right hand.
Stay tuned to PutterZone.com this week as we continue our previews of 2010 putters that will be featured at the PGA Merchandise Show in January.