Gear: Bettinardi Studio Stock
Price: $450 each with Lamkin SINK fit grip
Specs: Milled 303 stainless steel heads with a grooved hitting area
Available: January 2021
There is a reason why the Studio Stock putters look like something a PGA Tour player might use: they were designed with significant input from winners like Matt Kuchar, Fred Couples and Jason Kokrak.
Each starts as a solid block of 303 stainless steel before being milled into one of four different head shapes. Aside from the face-balanced SS7 mid-mallet, each has some toe hang, making the heel-toe weighted SS17, SS18 and SS28 ideally suited for golfers who have some arc in their putting stroke.
All four of the Studio Stock putters have Bettinardi’s Roll Control grooved face. The grooves are not part of an insert, but instead, they are milled into the hitting area and feature an asymmetrical design. The groove’s topline-side is cut on a shallower angle, while the sole-side groove wall has a sharper angle. According to Bettinardi, the grooves can grab a ball’s cover more effectively at impact to get it rolling instead of skidding more quickly.
Each of the Studio Stock putters has a soft, chrome-like diamond blast finish that can reduce glare and a single black alignment line.
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