Best Bettinardi Golf Putters 2024

Check out our guide on the best Bettinardi golf putters on the market right now

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Pushing the boundaries of design and innovation, Bettinardi is a putter brand growing in popularity and achieving notable success out on the leading world Tours. In fact, their founder, Robert Bettinardi, was a pioneer when it came to producing one-piece milled face putters, with Bettinardi being contracted to produce milled putters for players all around the PGA Tour back in the 90s. 

Bettinardi's superior knowledge of how to craft a high-performance putter made him one of the most respected manufacturers in the business, and he has built up a sterling reputation as well as an impressive range of top-quality flat sticks. 

It would be accurate to suggest that Bettinardi makes some of the best putters in the game, with players like Matt Kuchar, Jason Kokrak, Freddie Couples, and recent US Open winner, Matt Fitzpatrick, all using them. The brand is most famous for producing its iconic BB putter series, which boasts a range of mallet putters and blade designs that all deliver a smooth roll and consistent feel. In fact, Bettinardi is also well known for producing the patented Honeycomb club face design, which provides a unique feel at impact. 

So, if you're after a new putter, Bettinardi is certainly a brand you should consider. We've had the pleasure of testing many offerings from the company over the past few years and, in this guide, we'll be walking you through some of the best flat sticks currently made by them. If Bettinardi isn't for you though, then why not also check out our guides on the best TaylorMade putters, best Odyssey putters and the best Ping putters

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Best Bettinardi Golf Putters 

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Best premium model

The stunning Bettinardi Queen B 11 Putter and its rustic metal clubhead

The stunning Bettinardi Queen B 11 Putter and its rustic metal clubhead 

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Specifications

Loft:
Left handed options?: Yes
Length: 34"-35"

Reasons to buy

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Mini Honeycomb milling provides exceptional feel
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Superb attention to detail on the head
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Toe-heavy shape perfect for those with a right miss tendency

Reasons to avoid

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The Caramel Copper PVD finish will not be to everyone's taste

The Bettinardi Queen B 11 Putter is a fantastic looking club that comes with an excellent bronze clubhead. It looks stunning behind the ball, with its Caramel Copper PVD finish giving it a cool, rustic look that steals the headlines. Its shelf appeal and elegance is a real seller but we loved how Bettinardi have also thought ahead, putting a glare-resistant finish on the clubhead that came in handy when we took this offering out on the course on a sunny day. The putter is slightly toe-heavy and is great for the golfer who struggles to close the face through impact, with its half-moon shape making it look very inviting behind the ball but also offering an excellent feel on impact.

Equally, Bettinardi have also paid a lot of attention to the putter's club face. It comes with new mini honeycomb milling, which is eight percent smaller than the honeycomb milling on some of the best Bettinardi golf putters. That helps you get greater connection on the golf ball, allowing you to obtain a soft, responsive feel on each shot, akin to what you might find on some of the best Scotty Cameron putters. During testing we felt it delivered particularly on longer putts, with the single sight line on the crown being a great alignment aid that helped us improve on our accuracy. Ultimately, this is a premium putter that we really enjoyed using and matched up with many of the best golf putters available right now.

Best looking

Bettinardi BB28 Spud Putter Review

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Specifications

Loft:
Left handed option?: Yes
Length: 34"-35"

Reasons to buy

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Clean and premium aesthetics
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Great feedback on strike location
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High MOI head created a consistent roll

Reasons to avoid

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The flow neck may not suit all putting strokes

The Bettinardi BB28 putter comes to market as one of the most forgiving models in the Bettinardi range and unsurprisingly is one of the most forgiving putters we have tested this year. The putter comes in a double-wide shape and is finished in a clean looking Graphite Gray PVD which I think makes this putter look really premium but also confidence inspiring when set at address. 

As opposed to the Queen Bee model above which has a Mini Honeycomb pattern, the BB28 has an Aggressive Flymill face milling design, which provided a soft feel that still gave plenty of feedback on strike location. In testing we putted fairly consistently from distance with the BB28 and seemed to get the ball to the hole easily thanks to the responsive face. Ultimately we thought the putter allowed us to start the ball on line regularly once alignment was correct and its premium looks make this one of the best mallet putters we have tested.

Most forgiving

Bettinardi Inovai 8.0Editors Choice 2022

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Specifications

Loft:
Left handed option?: Yes
Length: 34"-35"

Reasons to buy

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Sweet Face grooves for consistent ball speeds
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Large clear alignment lines
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Forgiving head

Reasons to avoid

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Compact head may not suit all

The Bettinardi Innovai 8.0 putter is their milled face-balanced mallet that offers a high degree of forgiveness. The chrome leading edge combines with a dark 6061 military-grade aluminum body to create distinctive alignment lines which make it perfect for those who struggle with their accuracy on the greens. Such was the performance, it features in our Editor's Choice awards for 2022.

As you would expect from Bettinardi, the feel is very good thanks to the milled grooves in the face. Because there are minimal points of contact with the ball, it has a good sound on impact. 

Within its customisation, there are a wide choice of shaft lengths, grips and hosel types, with the Innovai 8.0 also available as an armlock putter for those that want to try something different. If you're unclear as to what armlock is, you will often find it in the best SIK golf putters.

Bettinardi Studio Stock 18 Putter Review

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Specifications

Loft:
Left handed option?: Yes
Length: N/A

Reasons to buy

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Soft feel off the face
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Stock grip enhances comfort and control
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Slower speed off the face encourages a more positive stroke

Reasons to avoid

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Arguably too long from heel to toe

The Studio Stock range of putters offers excellent looks and performance. We tested the SS18 model, one of two blade styles available. Aesthetically, it is a fantastic looking putter that is seriously pleasing on the eye; this is specifically down to its warm satin finish. 

The highlight of this putter is it's face design, especially the groove pattern which delivers an excellent sound and feel at impact. It provides excellent speed off the face, but also allows for a positive and committed putting stroke, making it really handy when playing on faster greens. That being said, it is one of the best blade putters and, while it looks more lofted than it is, it allows you to see more of the clubface when putting from the fringes. 

Like most Bettinardi putters, the length of the head from heel to toe gives the user a lot of area to work with, making this a very forgiving putter on off centre shots. Aimed at feel players, as well as potentially lower handicappers, it is a great game-improvement putter that delivers a firm feel on the golf ball. 

How We Test Putters

When it comes to product testing, our reviews and buyers' guides are built upon a rigorous testing procedure as well as the knowledge and experience of the test team. The putter section is headed up by Joel Tadman and Martin Hopley, one of the foremost UK equipment reviewers with over 20 years of experience. Other members of the Golf Monthly team contribute to the putter tests as well and all writers are able to efficiently test the vast majority of the biggest product releases and convey the pros and cons eloquently.

Getting into specifics, we test the putters outdoors on real greens with premium golf balls to get a thorough understanding of design features, feel, sound and looks. Ultimately, we aim to be as insightful and honest as possible in our reviews so it is important to acknowledge that no manufacturer can buy a good review. This is because our team tells it how it is. 

How to choose a new putter

The putter is perhaps the most important club in your bag. It is ultimately the club that you want to use the least. But on a bad day could be the club you use the most. Getting the right putter for your golf game can go a long way to ensuring you cut out those costly three-putts on the green. For that reason, I've put together a list of important considerations you need to keep in mind when purchasing your next golf putter. 

1. Type (Blade/Mallet/High MOI)

Depending on your skills, confidence and preference, the type of putter you use can be a hinderance or a game changer. As the general rule goes, more experienced golfers are likely better off using a bladed putter, simply because they are less forgiving than mallet or high MOI options. But that doesn't mean the latter are worse off or won't help you drain putts from 30-yards out. In fact many Tour professionals use high MOI and mallet putters. Ultimately it comes down to how you swing the putter and the smoothness of your stroke. These putters offer greater control and forgiveness on off-centre shots. For that reason, they are an excellent choice for any player, but particularly those with higher handicaps. 

2. Size 

The size of your putter can seriously affect how you swing through the golf ball. If a putter is too long for you, then you'll find yourself hitting your putts fat, adding unwanted spin on the ball and preventing it from rolling true. Conversely, if your putter is too long, you may top the ball and send it flying in the wrong direction. My best advice, when buying any new club for that matter, is to test it extensively before you buy it. 

3. Feel

Different putters come with different club faces that will, in turn, deliver a different feel on the golf ball. Depending on what you're looking for, whether thats a dull sound or an aluminium touch, feel is an important factor to consider when buying a putter. It's also worth noting the loft of the clubface. SIK's putters are designed to deliver true rolls with any swing type, thanks to their patented Loft Technology, which makes SIK a great brand to consider if you're struggling to put a smooth roll on the golf ball. 

4. Alignment tools

It's also worth thinking about the alignment tools the putter offers. While some golfers may not prefer to have any aiming guides on the back of their putters, most players can seriously benefit from having an aiming line on the back of their putter which can also help to improve your focus on the ball and help you strike through the shot more square. 

5. Price 

Our final tip is to think about price because while there are some premium designs out there, there are also some models which offer excellent value, as the selections above show. Sometimes less experienced players should steer clear of the more expensive offerings currently on the market which may actually not be very forgiving and may not be suitable for your swing style.

But if you're still stuck on what putter to choose, why not take a look at what some different brands have to offer and check out our best TaylorMade putters buying guide or our best Scotty Cameron putters guide for more information on the types of clubs different manufacturers can offer. 

FAQs

Is Bettinardi owned by Mizuno?

Bettinardi and Mizuno were partners a few years ago, but Robert Bettinardi decided to part ways with the Japanese sports brand, making Bettinardi it's own brand. 

Do any Tour Professionals use Bettinardi Golf Putters?

2022 US Open Champion Matt Fitzpatrick is one of several golfers who uses a Bettinardi putters. Other notable players include Matt Kuchar, Fred Couples and Edoardo Molinari.


Should I use a mallet putter or a blade putter?

Depending on your preferences, experience and swing type, you can use either a mallet or a blade putter. Blade putters tend to be more suitable for lower handicap golfers who have more experience and better control over the shots they're hitting. Mallet putters, meanwhile are much more forgiving and are great for those with less experience, who might struggle with consistency around the greens. 

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A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

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