With stealthy panache, PING recently released the limited-edition PLD Prime Tyne 4 putter, a cloaked-in-shadows version of their Tyne 4 putter.
Everything about this putter is shrouded in mystery. So much so that you can’t even find it on PING’s own website. The PLD Prime Tyne 4 putter launch may be the most covert release I have observed in my tenure as a putter collector.
Now that you know it exists, you probably have some questions about the Prime Tyne 4. What does PLD stand for? How does it compare to a normal Tyne 4? Where can I get one? Don’t worry. I’ve got the answers you need to bring this dark beauty into the light.
PLD stands for Putting Lab Design. PLD putter lines are characterized by limited production runs and unique design ideas the PING engineers are experimenting with. The first time PING released a putter under the PLD moniker was back in 2017. The PLD1 program allowed golfers to design a custom Anser 2 using an online interface. That program was available for a very short time and has yet to be repeated. Again, PLD putters are essentially prototypes that release to the public.
A few months later, PING unveiled the PLD2, a limited-run version of the Ketsch featuring Realtree Camo applied with a newly developed Permodizing process. Permodizing was a new technique for applying the graphics to the putter. At the time, it seemed like PLD releases featuring these experimental technologies were going to be a regular thing from PING. Then things got quiet.
We didn’t see another PLD putter for a year. In 2018, Corey Connors used a prototype PLD Mid-Mallet to win the Valspar Championship and a few months later PING released the PLD3. Once again, the run was limited and the putter featured an experimental torched-copper finish.
After that putter, the PING PLD program embraced Wonka-like reclusiveness and was not seen by the public until the PLD Prime Tyne 4 surfaced this month.
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And so after a nearly two-year hiatus, PING is once again offering a PLD putter to the public. Though not officially called the PLD4, I am fairly certain this would be the fourth in the series. Perhaps PING is subtly pointing this out by selecting the Tyne 4 as the base model.
Perhaps a better reason for PING pick the Tyne for the limited-edition treatment is that it is the model of PING staffer Cameron Champ. Cameron is a bit of a legend here in NorCal. I met Cameron back when he was a junior golfer and, even back then, he was a ridiculously long hitter. More than that, he is a really nice guy, something that has continued into his career as a professional.
Cameron and his father have taken over a nine-hole course here in Sacramento, Foothill Golf Course, with the central focus of helping junior golfers get into the game. Cameron is a great role model for junior golfers.
PING doesn’t produce golfer-specific signature models so while this putter is not a physical match for Cameron’s putter, the Prime Tyne name is surely a nod to his successes on and off the course.
Obviously, since this is a limited-run putter, and with a PLD designation, it can’t be a typical Tyne 4. It’s not. Hopefully, you already noticed that the finish is different. The PLD Prime Tyne is fully murdered out. Darkness begins with black paint accenting a black PVD finish. A black shaft and PING PP58 midsized grip complete the colorless theme. The finish is rich but not overly glossy in the sun. PING did a solid job with the aesthetics.
The other feature that sets the PLD Prime Tyne apart from the stock Sigma 2 Tyne 4 is size. The PLD Prime Tyne has a smaller overall profile than the Sigma 2 Tyne 4 but weighs only 10 grams less than its larger kin. Some of this is accomplished through material differences and some of the change comes through architectural alteration. The PLD Prime Tyne is a smaller, thicker and nearly all stainless-steel version of the stock Tyne 4.
The face is insert-free metal of the smoothest topography. Perhaps that is not too surprising, as PING’s current Heppler line also features smooth faces. You may have noticed that this version of the Tyne fits a slight arc path, deviating from both the strong arc of the Tyne 4 and the straight path of Cameron’s two winning putters.
This is where the story gets really interesting.
The simple answer is check with your local or online PING retailer. However, these are limited editions so your retailer may not have one. How limited is the run? PING won’t disclose the number produced but the fact that they don’t have it on their website speaks volumes or perhaps lack of volumes. So far, I’ve spotted these at a few online places such as DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy. Morton Golf had them but now their product page is gone. If you see one available, it probably makes sense to move on it. Otherwise, you may be stuck searching eBay.
What are your thoughts on this release? What do you think about the putter or the fact that PING rolled it out with minimal fanfare? It’s amazing to me that in this era of hype and massive digital communication that PING’s whole marketing plan for the PLD Prime Tyne 4 consisted of one post on Instagram and this tweet:
Introducing the limited-edition PLD Prime Tyne 4. A tour-inspired mallet milled from S25C Carbon Steel with a black PVD finish. 🔥🔥 Check with your local PING-authorized golf shop for availability. pic.twitter.com/jrHpEqsAdZ
— PING GOLF (@PingTour) November 6, 2020
Perhaps limiting the promotion was an exercise in kindness on PING’s part. They knew the PLD Prime Tyne 4 run was very limited in number. Had they really hyped it and got a bunch of people wanting to buy one, then there would have been a bunch of people disappointed that they missed out.
I guess I have just let a whole bunch of people know this putter exists. So much for maintaining the PLD Prime Tyne 4’s “Fight Club” status. Sorry, PING. This putter was too cool to keep quiet. I am really hoping this putter marks a return to more frequent PLD releases. Hopefully, those of you who are digging this version of the Tyne 4 can find one. In case you missed it above, there are left-handed models out there as well. Happy hunting.
Normally, this is where I’d suggest that you head to PING.com for more info…
MyGolfSpy Ball Lab is where we quantify the quality and consistency of the golf balls on the market to help you find the best ball for your money. Today, we’re taking a look at the Wilson DUO Soft+. An overview of the equipment we use can be found here. To learn more about our test process, how we define “bad” balls and our True Price metric, check out our About MyGolfSpy Ball Lab page.
It’s reasonable to suggest that Wilson’s DUO line represents the original modern take on the ultra-soft golf ball. Sure, Wilson made soft golf balls before DUO but DUO ultimately defined the standard for the category.
Several years after the original DUO, (super) soft challengers abound but DUO is still the ball many golfers associate with the ultimate in soft feel. It remains immensely popular among preference-driven golfers, which is exactly why we’ve put it to the test inside the MyGolfSpy Ball Lab.
The Wilson DUO Soft+ is an inexpensive two-piece golf ball with an ionomer cover. Current retail price is just $19.99 a dozen.
Wilson classifies the ball as mid-high launch and low spin, like most inexpensive ionomer offerings. The low spin is, at least in part, why Wilson asserts that Soft is Long. That’s perhaps dubious given that the target market often includes golfers who struggle to get iron shots in the air or generate anything approaching ideal spin rates on iron and wedge shots.
As with other Wilson Balls, the DUO Soft+ is produced by Foremost in Taiwan.
On our gauge, the average compression of the Wilson DUO Soft+ is 46. Currently, the Callaway SuperSoft (41 compression) is the only softer ball in our database. Across the market as a whole, the DUO Soft+ easily qualifies as soft. Realistically, it’s hard to imagine a viable golf ball that’s significantly softer.
The compression numbers suggest a ball that’s not particularly well suited for higher swing-speed golfers (it will cost you speed). Seniors and other slower swing-speed players with a feel preference may be willing to overlook the speed penalty. This is especially reasonable for slower swing-speed players who might benefit from the low-spin characteristics.
It should go without saying that, ideally, every ball in the box will be round. However, at $20 per dozen, it’s reasonable to expect an issue or two.
As we’ve mentioned previously, it’s not uncommon to find layer concentricity issues with Foremost-made balls. In a two-piece model like the Wilson DUO Soft+, those will invariably manifest themselves at the cover layer.
In total, we flagged 11 percent of the balls as bad based on inconsistent cover thickness from one side of the ball to the other. Again, given the price point, it’s not an unreasonable percentage.
While we didn’t flag any balls as bad for core consistency, it is notable that across our sample we found three variations (shown above) in core color. The light pinkish-orange variation on the far left was the most prevalent while a darker speckled version was found in a single box. We also found a few of the paler versions with small bits of material.
While the second box measured was on average firmer, heavier and a bit larger, we didn’t see an obvious between those measurements and the core coloring.
We found no notable issues with the covers on the ball.
While not as thin as the typical urethane offering, covers on the DUO Soft+ are a bit thinner than we’d expect from the ionomer category. While it’s not going to give you a massive amount of greenside spin, the thinner cover design should help a little.
In this section, we detail the consistency of the Wilson DUO Soft+. It’s a measure of how similar the balls in our sample were to one another, relative to all of the models we’ve tested to date.
True Price is how we quantify the quality of a golf ball. It’s a projection of what you’d have to spend to ensure you get 12 good balls.
The True Price will always be equal to or greater than the retail price. The greater the difference between the retail price and the True Price, the more you should be concerned about the quality of the ball.
To learn more about our test process, how we define “bad” balls and our True Price metric, check out our About MyGolfSpy Ball Lab page.
The Wilson DUO Soft+ is an inexpensive ball that offers an incredibly soft feel.
In total, we flagged just under 17 percent of the sample as bad. It’s also true that the Wilson DUO Soft+ isn’t a particularly consistent golf ball.
The True Price of the Wilson DUO Soft+ is $23.99. That represents a 20-percent increase over MSRP. By no means is DUO Soft+ a performance-first offering but for golfers on a budget looking for soft feel, it may hit the sweet spot.
There is a lot of cool gear in the golf equipment world that doesn’t always fit neatly into Most Wanted Tests or Buyer’s Guides. You still want to know how it performs. In our We Tried It series, we put gear to the test and let you know if it works as advertised.
OK … This is not the typical type of content we produce at MyGolfSpy but this came across my Instagram feed and I imagined parents everywhere screaming, “YESSSSS. I NEED THIS!” So I’m reviewing a powered shoe cleaner to see if it’s the answer to every active household’s prayers or if it’s just a load of BS.
Boot Buddy was born in England out of the desire of two sons to avoid a lecture from their moms for bringing mud into the house. But mud isn’t just a U.K. problem. It’s a worldwide enemy of moms everywhere. And now that I think about it, I’ll add wives to the list of mud’s natural predators. So Boot Buddy made a product to clean all sport cleats to help prolong their life and keep you out of trouble.
Does it work or is it a gimmick?
Hi, I’m Harry and I am a professional golf shoe tester. (Yes, we exist.) I actually test a lot of things at MyGolfSpy and play professionally when I’m not checking and comparing specs on gloves, rangefinders, bags, ball retrievers, etc. You can call me the Senior Director of Product Testing here at MGS. You can also just call me Harry. That’s fine, too.
Golf can be played in all types of weather. That means occasionally you’re going to run into a muddy course. Boot Buddy claims to have invented a cleaning device that can make any shoe look brand new. It’s supposed to be able to wipe your shoes clean of fresh mud and break up and remove dried mud.
Boot Buddy says it will save you money in the long run because it prolongs the life of your shoes. They have sold over ONE MILLION units worldwide so they must be doing something right.
But how does this differ from using a hose or a bucket of water and a brush?
Go stomp in some mud. Once your shoes look like you’ve had fun, fill the Boot Buddy with water. Make sure the device is closed so the water doesn’t escape. Turn the Boot Buddy upside down and use the finned side first to knock off any clumps of mud. Once that is done, release the water flow to start cleaning your sport cleats.
It is so simple to use you might get addicted to completing household chores. Nah, didn’t think that would catch on. (My wife asked, “Do you think it would clean the bathtub?” Not doing that experiment because it could earn me a lifetime sentence as head bathroom cleaner.)
It does. With flying colors.
The great part about Boot Buddy is that it’s portable and doesn’t take up space for storage. The even amount of water flow with the combination of the brush makes for a quick clean. It works on all types of mud. Whether dried or wet, dirt is gone within a minute.
How does this compare to a hose or bucket of water and a brush? Well, you keep the inside of your cleats dry because you control how much water you direct on each spot. There’s nothing worse than clean cleats that are soaking wet inside.
After testing Boot Buddy, I would buy this product without a second thought. Boot Buddy allows you to clean your cleats in no time and keeps them looking younger for longer. Boot Buddy is on sale now for $18.99.
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Is there really such thing as a better golf tee?
Tee companies have been telling golfers for years that they can add distance and accuracy to your game. So, to see if there is anything to these bold claims, we put them to the test. We put 4 tees to a head-to-head test. We tested the 4 Yards More, FlightPath, Martini and the standard wooden tee.
For the better part of a century, the fundamental design of the golf tee has remained largely unchanged. A peg, a platform and, well, that’s basically it. A hundred years of history suggests that simple as it may be, it works pretty well.
As with any other piece of golf equipment, however, there are challengers. Wood gave rise to plastic, which spawned eco-friendly alternatives, and other alternative designs with fresh (and sometimes unusual) takes how on to best support a golf ball before you whack it.
Many of these revolutionary designs claim quantifiable performance benefits over their wooden counterparts: Higher launch, lower spin, more distance and straighter drives … if you’re willing to pay a moderate upcharge. But, do they actually work?
The tee manufacturers don’t make identical claims so we’ve noted here where specific claims were made or implied.
While we did find hints of a slight performance advantage for a narrow set of metrics, we found no reliable evidence to suggest any of the alternative tees tested provides any significant benefit over wood. Nothing here is going to give you 10 more yards, but you probably knew that already.
Where advantages do exist, they’re largely matters of convenience.
As with anything else, there are preference-driven reasons why you might choose an alternative to wood. That’s perfectly reasonable but the data collected during this tee test suggests that, if improved performance is your objective, you’re not going to find it by spending more on a golf tee.
A century later, wood is still the tee beat.
With the 2020 Top Flite Gamer on shelves at DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy, I suppose we could say a classic fan favorite is back.
The thing is, though, that many of you may not have noticed it was gone.
The original Top Flite Gamer developed a cult following.
However, three years ago, DICK’S scrapped the Surlyn side of the Gamer’s family tree and decided to focus on the three-piece, urethane-covered Gamer Tour.
While you may have lamented the loss of the original, at $25 a dozen, the Gamer Tour was a solid bargain in the “kinda like a Pro V1” category that golfers on a budget find so attractive.
Now, we’d like to get some feedback from MyGolfSpy readers.
We’re looking for four MyGolfSpy readers to test, review and keep one dozen Top Flight Gamer golf balls.
This testing opportunity is open to golfers who live in the USA.
Keeping with their November tradition, Bettinardi Golf has unveiled the Bettinardi 2021 putter lines. This means a couple of things. First, Bettinardi is staying with their two-year model cycle, meaning that this time around we will see new Studio Stock and Queen B putters. Second, the 2020 BB and Inovai lines will continue for another year, with maybe just a little something-something coming to the Inovai cohort in 2021.
Most importantly, the 2021 lines are getting pretty significant overhauls this time around. Not only will we see new models and aesthetics in the Bettinardi 2021 offerings but Bettinardi has also unveiled a completely new face design. We have a bevy of Bettis to get through today, so let’s pull off those headcovers and take a look.
First up, the new Queen B line.
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Let’s get the Bettinardi 2021 party started with some royalty. Carbon-steel lovers will rejoice the reign of these three new metal monarchs. OK, so the QB6 is a lingering lady, but the other two models are as new as they come. Like in years past, Queen B line putters are all made from soft carbon steel. Though that steel is supple, when naked it can be prone to rusting. Never you fret, these queens are attired in rose gold PVD armor, keeping all moisture away from the delicately soft steel.
These Queens will rule the roll with a firm hand thanks to the Bettinardi Micro Honeycomb face. As someone who likes the feel of carbon steel, I was initially cautious about a milling pattern that firms up the face. Now, I see this carbon-honeycomb combination as a favorite. The feel at impact rules.
Let’s dive a little deeper into the three queens of Bettinardi 2021.
The Queen B 6 holds the record for being the model that has sat on the throne most often. I believe the QB6 has appeared in every Queen B lineup with the exception of 2017. The QB8 in 2017 was like a QB6 notchback so, even when missing, the QB6 was there in spirit.
The QB6 is a big square blade/mallet and it is the model you can find in both left- and right-handed configurations. The QB6 can also be ordered completely custom. In case you missed it, take a look back at this phenomenal QB6 that Bettinardi built for me last year. It’s amazing!
Like its predecessors, the 2021 Queen B line will feature a flow-necked round mallet, a shape present in some incarnation in each Queen B line. The QB7, QB9, QB10 and the current QB11 all fit the flow-necked round mallet description. Unlike the QB6 where the same model continues with minimal modification, these round mallets have had significant changes to their body shapes. Take a look at the 2019 QB10 versus the 2021 QB11.
The overall flavor is similar between these two but the differences are significant. I love the look of the QB10. Truth be told, it may be my favorite interpretation of the shape to date. While I roll the ball well with the QB11, the change in the bumper design is not as pleasing to my eye. That’s just my preference. Naturally, you may go the complete opposite direction. Maybe you wanted to play the QB10 but the step-less edges looked off to you. Now, after seeing the QB11, you are smitten.
Bettinardi does a nice job of throwing new models, like the QB12, into their new lines. Yes, the QB11 is new too but, as I said, it has a lineage. The QB12 is its own ancestor, debuting in the putter corral fresh in 2021. It’s pretty unique. The rounded corners of the QB12 remind me a bit of the 2013 BB37 but that similarity is gossamer at best.
Ultimately, the QB12 is the putter that people who normally game blades will probably check out first. It’s got the familiar heel-toe weighted style. From there, it gets a little thicker and inches a bit closer to Malletville. The toe hang from the plumber’s neck should make this comfortable for blade players who should enjoy how the heavier-than-a-blade 362-gram head weight imparts mallet-like stability.
So back at the start, I applauded Bettinardi for sticking to their two-year release cycles. Truth be told, they bent that rule a little by releasing a new Inovai. Really, though, the Rev 7.0 is more of an extension of the current line than a new line. At the end of the day, who cares? I’m not the guy who will be upset about seeing more putters.
The Bettinardi Inovai Rev 7.0 is a putter that lots of people hoped would be released after seeing their limited edition Hexperimental prototype version of the putter last summer. The “come to retail” wishes have been granted. Now you can get your own version of that prototype. Deep pockets or Tour card no longer required.
The Inovai Rev 7.0 features the same 303 stainless steel and 6061 aluminum construction of the 2020 Inovai line. Remember that now the stainless is used to make the front end of the putter, a departure from previous aluminum-forward Inovai incarnations.
Three different neck options are available for the Rev 7. Traditional mallet players can go with the minimal toe-hang spud neck and double-bend shaft version. Do you need more arc? The slant-neck version will give you more arc. If you like to complain about how nobody makes center-shafted putters, then perhaps you should choose the center-shafted model.
Just how close these putters are to the Hexperimental version? Pretty close. Obviously, there is a color difference. The alignment is different, too, though I did see Tour versions with the “T” alignment graphic. My Hexperimental prototype has a fly-milled face and plays a bit firmer than the Rev 7 with the F.I.T. face. Other than that, you are getting a very similar putter at retail. If you must have a black one, Bettinardi typically releases limited-edition blacked-out versions of their new putters on Black Friday.
The 2021 Studio Stock line is where we see Bettinardi push the design envelope. Not just with new models but with a whole new face. As a putter maker with signature faces like the F.I.T. and honeycomb, it is a big risk for Bettinardi to forsake what the consumer expects for something new. The only way they would do this is if they knew the new face was a winner. Based upon the excitement I have seen from Camp Bettinardi about the Roll Control (RC) face, this is exactly what they are feeling.
Tour-inspired Roll Control Face Milling, a scientifically engineered groove profile designed to get the ball into a true roll faster, while still maintaining exceptional feel and audible feedback in every putt.
Yes, we have heard similar things from other companies. The first putter with a similar rolling intention that comes to mind is the Nike Method 001 that Tiger played circa 2009. That means that after a decade, companies are still trying to come up with ways to get the ball rolling true to target quicker. Let’s look at how Bettinardi has designed their Roll Control grooves to reach this goal.
The scuttlebutt is that Bettinardi worked closely with a PGA TOUR player to develop these grooves. Asking which player is elicits silence from Bettinardi, possibly because said player is not under contract with them. Those who speculate about such things have proposed that the mystery Tour player is Matthew Fitzpatrick. That’s not a bad guess, remembering that Bettinardi built him a uniquely grooved putter to play last March. Maybe the relationship got groovier from there. Regardless of who the player was, we do know that there was a Tour component in the design process.
This photo shows the new RC grooves on the top and the traditional Bettinardi F.I.T. grooves on the bottom. Cursory perusal could lead one to thinking that they are the basically the same. I see that. Both are sets of parallel straight grooves cut into the face. If you really look, though, you can see that they are not the same.
Not only are there more grooves on the RC face but the grooves are different. The grooves are actually asymmetrical with the bottom edge of the groove being closer to a right angle than the top. No, you probably can’t see that in the photo. My take on the difference is that by making the lower edge a bit sharper, that edge becomes “ball-stickier.” When that face contacts the ball, the grooves will bite and, with that increased interaction, impart more spin as the ball releases. You likely won’t feel any of this and my description probably distracted you when I said “sticky balls” but that is essentially how I perceive these grooves working.
While the F.I.T. grooves are more about feel, the RC grooves are about roll. My “cohort of one” test results confirm that the stainless F.I.T. face of the Rev 7 feels way softer than the Studio Stock RC face. The RC face has more pop. Obviously, since the actual putter heads with the different faces were also different, it’s not a controlled experiment. Maybe down the road we can get a lab test going on this, along with a high-speed video camera to measure roll characteristics. I’d love to see if my impressions are supported by data or not.
With the Bettinardi 2021 Studio Stock line, you get a 303 stainless steel putter with a new, potentially better-rolling face. All you need to do next is to pick your model.
HMM in the house! The Studio Stock 7, more affectionately known as the Half Moon Mallet, is a beloved Bettinardi design. It has been a while since we have had this handsomely compact mallet in any Bettinardi line. The last time we saw one of these in the retail habitat was in 2015 when it existed as the No. 9 in the now-retired Bettinardi Signature line. Sig 9 was some sweet DASS.
Well, the SS7 is back! If you have not had the chance to roll one of these, you are in for a treat. This is almost the perfect little mallet. To improve it and bring it into the modern mallet modality, it just needs one additional option: a slant neck. I know you want that, too.
Don’t worry, I got this…
Dear Sam Bettinardi,
Hi, Sam, it’s Dave. I am excited to see the Half-Moon Mallet is back in the Studio Stock stable. When you get the chance, can you mill up a batch with slant necks and 40-degree toe hang? Lots of us have spent the past few seasons getting used to mallets that play like blades. We would like to continue this plan with a SS7-slant. Mill the magic, Sam.
That should take care of it.
One of my favorite things about the annual releases of new putters is finding surprise gamers. Many times, there is a putter that I dismiss when I see it but love it when I roll it. Last time around it was the QB10 as I knew that I don’t putt well with round putters. The surprise putter in this Bettinardi 2021 batch was the SS17.
The SS17 has a dash of 3-Step JAM, a short stack of slant neck, a rarely seen tri-sole and the smallest cavity on any putter produced in Illinois or elsewhere. The most interesting thing about the design to me is how it looks very small at address. The neck is positioned toward the cavity and the heel just falls away. To my eye, it makes it look like the body is just from the cavity forward. The “small” head was so easy to aim and felt so good rolling balls that it immediately became my favorite of the Studio Stocks, perhaps even ousting the SS7. The moral of the story is: Roll every putter.
The SS18 is the traditional blade-looking putter in the batch and it’s probably the one that will seem the most familiar to folks new to Bettinardi. At first pass, you could mistake the SS18 for the SS2. Both are heel/toe-weighted blades that feature the traditional Anser geometries. However, the metal has moved. The SS18 has a more squared-off design compared to the SS2. More significantly, the plumber’s neck in the SS18 attaches more toward the heel of the putter. This changes the toe hang to a deeper 1/2 value compared to the 1/4 found in the SS2. You should expect the SS18 to arc more than the SS2.
The SS28 is like the QB6 in that it is a model that makes the cut year after year. I’m not going to say that is totally because of Matt Kuchar playing the SS28 but do you see any other putters in the class with an armlock option? I can see Mr. Kuchar being interested in this new RC face version.
The SS28 is the Swiss Army putter of the Studio Stock line. There is a tool for everyone. Here you have your choice of a spud-neck version, a center-shafted version and the aforementioned armlock varietal. Though I popped off earlier and drove away the center-shafters, they’ll be interested to know that this shaft is a bit heel-ward of center, promoting a deeper toe hang than the CS Rev 7.
Obviously, the drawback about seeing the Bettinardi 2021 putters in November is that you will need to wait until Jan. 15, 2021, to get your hands on them. I know, waiting is annoying. Certainly, if 2020 has taught us anything, it has taught us how to be patient when things are annoying. The two months will fly by.
If you just can’t wait, there is one avenue to get one a bit faster.
I mentioned that Bettinardi has a Black Friday release every year. This year, the release will be on Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. CST in the Bettinardi Hive. These limited-run putters will be all blacked out with a True Black PVD finish, a black headcover and black grip. This version will likely cost more than the retail one but, on the other hand, you won’t need to wait until January. They will sell out quickly. I’m still bent that I missed the black QB10 in 2019.
To find out more about the new 2021 putters, The Hive and all things Bettinardi, visit Bettinardi.com.