The first thing Bettinardi fans will notice is the same clean shape of the Studio Stock series. Then, they will see a completely new face. With input from its tour staff, the company has rolled out a series of asymmetrical grooves that are engineered to create more topspin at impact. This shortens the distance the ball needs to begin its end-over-end forward roll. The result is distance consistency on putts of any length. The roll technology didn’t mess with the feel of these models—all single-piece milling from stainless steel, as usual. The “diamond blast” finish offers a sleek look and less glare, and the black sightline on the flange helps with alignment. An array of hosel and head-shape options—including an armlock version of the wider, heel-shafted SS28—cater to any player’s stroke preference. Read more >>
Look / Sound / Feel
* Percentage of total score
Great feel; the ball rolls out like it has its own gyro stabilizer. Doesn’t take much effort to swing the head.
Great grip in the hands and balanced weight promoting west to east and limiting north and south. Distance putts shined because of the weight distribution.