Nike Golf is poised to release the successor to its popular Nike Method putters, one that aims to reach more golfers with a friendlier price point of $130.
Coming Soon: Nike Method Core Putters
The new Nike Method Core putters feature the same Polymetal Groove Technology as the original Nike Method putters ($250), but are made from cast steel as opposed to costlier milled stainless steel. The Nike Method Core putters also add a face insert to the equation for a softer feel. Look for them to be released in March.
A new advertisement for the Method line (both the original and Core models) features a photo of Tiger Woods using the Method 003, the putter that he began putting into play in late 2010, as reported extensively on PutterZone.com.
Also, Woods’ official web site now officially lists the Method 003 has his putter, telegraphing that the break from his trusty Scotty Cameron putter is more than temporary.
The original Method line earned honors as one of PutterZone.com’s “Best Putters” in our recent 2011 Power Picks, and we won’t be surprised if the Nike Method Core putters enjoy serious retail success, especially if Woods can engineer more airtime for the distinctive Method look by playing late on Sundays in the PGA Tour season ahead.