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Bettinardi

Studio Stock

Hot List Gold 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: The assumption with Bettinardi putters is that they only exude quality and craftsmanship and, well, prettiness. Yes and, um, no. Although the Studio Stock remains a precisely manufactured one-piece milling from 303 stainless steel, these putters feature a face texture designed to improve roll. Developed with tour-player input, the asymmetrical grooved face grabs the ball to accelerate initial forward spin that reduces backspin. Less backspin means that putts get into a true forward roll quicker for more consistent speed. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: Bettinardi’s customization regimen offers multiple lengths, five lofts, seven lie-angle options and distinct offsets, toe hangs and hosel configurations on each model. A putter like this only gets better the more you take advantage of a proper fit.

Which one's for me?

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Price: SS16 $450, SS35 $450
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Which One's For Me?
SS16
A spud neck, heel-shafted, clamshell half-mallet. Face-balanced for straighter strokes.
SS35
A slant neck, heel-shafted, heel-toe weighted, cavity half-mallet. One-half toe hang for more arcing strokes with face rotation.
Ratings
Performance

50%*

Innovation

30%*

Look / Sound / Feel

20%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
Low-Handicapper
"Looks cool, feels amazingly crisp and soft. Cool combo of heavy putter and soft face."
Handicap, 4
Medium-Handicapper
"Just a beautiful look and feel immediately. Great balance. Speed control was excellent. You feel a great gripping of the ball initially. Very accurate and stable."
Handicap, 6
High-Handicapper
“Gets the ball rolling nicely on short and long putts with more of a blade type of control. Firm, milled feel. Gently quiet off the face.”
Handicap, 15
Club Specs
Models Lofts Head Weights Lengths Custom Lengths Available? Dexterity Neck Price
SS16 358 33"- 38", STD = 35" No Right Hand SPUD $450
SS35 358 33"- 38", STD = 35" No Right Hand SLANT $450

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