Nike Golf has unleashed a new beast with the Nike Method Core Drone 2.0 putter, featuring “tour weighting” that aims to maximize forgiveness.
The Drone 2.0’s weighting technology consists of a lightweight aluminum head with heavier steel bridge at the rear.
The bridge is embedded with two opposing weights (see featured photo above), further deepening and lowering the putter’s center of gravity,
“Most people don’t realize that they are about 3/10 of an inch above the ground at impact,” says Nike’s David Franklin. “You need to keep the center of gravity of the putter as low as you can so that it never gets higher than the CG of the ball. This stops the putter from driving the ball down and creating backspin on the ball.”
The Drone 2.0 belongs to Nike Method Core Weighted putter series, all of which employ fixed weights on the sole to provide proper weighting by putter length. Each also features Nike’s polymetal groove technology face insert.
The Drone 2.0 follows the original Drone from 2012. In the comparative photo below, you can see that the Nike Drone 2.0 provides a brighter and sturdier profile than its predecessor, definitely earning its “2.0” moniker.