The original Nike Method putter is back in black. Indeed, the premium milled putters that inaugurated the Method line a few years ago are now being extended with three new models with a sleek dark finish called Method Midnight.
According to Nike, “The Nike Method Midnight putter is available in new milled head shapes with a dark chrome finish and will be offered in three new models: Method Midnight 006, 007, and 008.”
The Nike Method Midnight 006 putter is an Anser-style blade with a crank-neck hosel. The 007 is a heel-toe weighted blade with a no-offset spud hosel, while the 008 (pictured above) is a small mid mallet with a distinctively notched flange.
Like the original Method putters, including the one currently used by Tiger Woods, the Nike Method Midnight putters feature Nike’s proprietary “polymetal groove technology,” which combines milled steel with “ported” polymer that is extruded through the putter face.
The milled Method putters are not to be confused with the more affordable Nike Core Method putters, which feature a cast steel head and a polymetal grooved insert.
Nike says that the polymetal groove technology “starts the ball with forward spin to minimize bounce and keep putts on line.”
The original Method putter earned high praise from PutterZone.com upon release, and remains one of our favorite putters of the past few years, based on its rich, plump feel as well as its combination of milled quality and innovative technology. The Method putters have also notched numerous victories on the professional circuits, including three majors, and have correspondingly silenced some of the Nike haters.
Based on the photos, the dark finish of the Midnight putters looks to be a nice touch. No word yet on if Nike will ever offer custom polymer groove colors. But if they do, sign us up for a Midnight putter with mint green grooves.
Look for the Nike Method Midnight putters to be available in mid June for around $299.