The 10 Biggest Equipment Stories of 2012

From a miraculous wedge shot to the ban of the anchored style of putting, equipment was very much part of the conversation this year

December 30, 2012

Matt Every's putter

Matt Every's Orion putter

It was difficult not to notice Matt Every's putter at the Sony Open in Hawaii. The large-headed, rectangular-shaped putter is named Black Hawk from a company called Orion Golf. The putter weighs 440 grams (normal is between 340 and 365 grams). The idea behind the heavier weight and large head is to increase stability. Judging from Every's results the theory was workingat least for that one week. Every ranked 21st in the field in strokes gained/putting en route to finishing T-6. Success, however, was short-lived. He gave up on the putter a few months later.
Illustration by Eddie Guy

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