Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches

PGA National (Champion Course)



Bettinardi

BB Series

Hot List Gold 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: Unlike a lot of blade putters in this category, the three BB28 options (spud neck, center shaft and armlock) favor a straight-back, straight-through putting stroke because of their nearly face-balanced design. The wider blade and deeper flange push the center of gravity slightly farther back for better distance and direction control on off-center impacts.

WHY WE LIKE IT: The BB putter line, usually an even-year launch, is still largely available, and the new BB28 (pictured) is a great addition. Multiple sightlines and setups are available, but the deep milling on the face is what stands out. It has been developed with tour-player feedback to produce a soft, resilient feel and performance. Particularly helpful are the multiple lengths for the armlock versions. Read more>>

Which one's for me?

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Price: BB Series $430
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Which One's For Me?
BB28
The widest, most forgiving blade model in the BB lineup, the nearly face balanced design works best with straight-back, straight through strokes. The armlock version matches the same architecture but with a 50-gram heavier head. Included in the head design is a 5-degree loft, which is designed to optimize setup with the grip resting against a player's inner forearm.
BB1
This 350-gram heel-toe weighted, cavity blade features a thinner, crowned topline and sleeker and softer heel and toe bumpers. It's designed with one half toe hang for straighter to slightly arcing strokes.
BB1F
Matching the same heel-toe weighted cavity blade style as the BB1, it uses a shorter flow neck that creates three-quarter toe hang for putters that have the most arc in their strokes.
BB8W
Another in the collection of heel-toe weighted cavity blades, the wider flange on his classic head shape yields a more squared-off blade shape with a slightly shorter blade length. It's bulit with one-half toe hang to fit both slghtly straight to slightly arcing strokes.
BB28 Center
Similar to the BB28 footprint, this nearly center-shafted version features a full-flange back design for increased stability on off-center hits. It works best with a straighter stroke.
Ratings
Performance

50%*

Innovation

30%*

Look / Sound / Feel

20%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
Low-Handicapper
“Beautiful roll and great auditory feedback. Smooth, soft feel. The 28 is slightly bigger. It could favor players transitioning from a mallet.”
Handicap, 2
Low-Handicapper
"Love the balance of it. Rolls it seamlessly to the hole. No additional noise or feedback that you don't want. The shaft bend is the right amount. Gets your hands in a good position."
Handicap, 5
High-Handicapper
"Cool, smoky, metallic finish. Nice gliding putts, smooth off the face. Quickly rolling reliably end over end. Love the feel of your hands at impact. Pace was consistent."
Handicap, 14
Club Specs
Models Lofts Head Weights Lengths Custom Lengths Available? Dexterity Neck Price
BB28 358, 400 33", 33.5", 34", 34.5", 35", 35.5", 36", 36.5", 37", 37.5", 38 No Right Hand Spud, Center, Armlock $430
BB1 350 33", 33.5", 34", 34.5", 35", 35.5", 36", 36.5", 37", 37.5", 38 No Left Hand / Right Hand $430
BB1F 350 33", 33.5", 34", 34.5", 35", 35.5", 36", 36.5", 37", 37.5", 38 No Right Hand Flow $430
BB8W 350 33", 33.5", 34", 34.5", 35", 35.5", 36", 36.5", 37", 37.5", 38 No Right Hand Wide $430
BB28 Center 358 33", 33.5", 34", 34.5", 35", 35.5", 36", 36.5", 37", 37.5", 38 No $430

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