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Five New Bettinardi Putters Revealed - A striking new BB Series and iNOVAi 5.0 mallet collection headline Bettinardi's putter range for 2018
Five New Bettinardi Putters Revealed
Milled putter specialist Bettinardi is introducing five new putters for the 2018 season, including a brand new BB Series collection and an iNOVAi 5.0 mallet selection.
The full 2018 range, consisting of 12 premium putters across its four ranges - including the Queen B and Studio Stock models - is hand-crafted from a single piece of high-quality milled carbon steel using hi-tech CNC milling technology at the brand’s state-of-the-art factory, just outside Chicago.
“We’re extremely excited with the range for this season, as we have even more innovative technology mixed with the best face-milling technology in the game,” said Sam Bettinardi, Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
“We have increased the Bettinardi Tour presence across the PGA, European and LPGA Tours and used the feedback from many elite players to refine a range that offers a putter to suit every golfer,” he added.
The new BB Series, which has been part of the Bettinardi line-up since 1999, features a striking new look. Finished in a durable ‘stealth’ Matte Black colourway, the four new BB models feature the distinctive Bettinardi branding in electric yellow, with the same colour used in the deep-etched Lamkin corded grip.
The new Super-Fly Mill Face milling (above) features on all BB models offers a responsive feel at impact made for players looking consistent speed and feel.
Our review of the 2016/2017 Bettinardi BB Series Putters
Models include the classic hell-toe weighted BB1 (below left) and more offset BB29 (below right) blades, a new half-moon mallet BB39 and full mallet BB56, offering the most stability on off-centre strikes.
All BB Series putters come in 33”- 35” length options and have an RRP of £279.
Following on from the successful 3.0 model, the new iNOVAi 5.0 uses a 303 Stainless Steel piece in the rear of the putter, connected to the 6061 Military Grade Aluminium to create a full circle offering more resistance to twisting and turning.
Featuring the patented F.I.T (Feel Impact Technology) Face that eliminates the need for an insert thanks to the Bettinardi milling process, the high MOI mallet features a soft feel at impact with a topline alignment aid and two lines on the brushed Stainless Steel.
The iNOVAi 5.0 is available right-handed in standard and centre-shafted options with a black and red deep-etched Lamkin grip corded grip in standard or jumbo size and and RRP of £279.
Continuing into 2018 are the Studio Stock Series and Queen B models, the former being used by Matt Kuchar and made from Soft Carbon Steel feature a Mercury Grey finish providing a confidence-inspiring look at address. All three models incorporate the brand’s F.I.T Face milling.
The Queen B Series features the exclusive Bettinardi Micro Honeycomb Face milling, allowing for a muted, yet crisp feel at impact for players looking for constant speed and feel.
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During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58°
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x
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