Gear: Bettinardi Studio Stock Series putters (2023)
Price: $450 each
Specs: Milled 303 stainless steel with grooved faces.
Available: February 7 (pre-order), April (in-stores)
Who It’s For: Golfers who want an unfiltered feel at impact and a classic look in the address position.
The Skinny: Each of the updated Studio Stock Series putters has a traditional shape and is made using a sophisticated milling process to ensure precision and consistency.
The Deep Dive: Over the 25 years that Bob Bettinardi has been designing and making putters, trends and come and gone. His creations have always been customizable, and he is willing to try new things, like crafting some of the first-ever arm-lock putters in partnership with Matt Kuchar. However, Bettinardi built his Chicago-base business on the classics, traditional-looking blades and mallets that deliver the highest-quality of materials and manufacturing.
With the release of the newest Studio Stock Series putters, Bettinardi is showing that in a multilateral world, there is still plenty of room for time-honored designs.
Inspired by feedback from PGA Tour players like 2022 U.S. Open winner Matt Fitzpatrick, the Studio Stock Series putters for 2023 are each milled from a solid block of 303 stainless steel for a soft feel. That means a computer guides a high-spinning metal bit back and forth over the steel, shaving off tiny ribbons of material until the final shape is produced.
The Studio Stock Series putters also each have Bettinardi’s Roll Control grooved face pattern which encourages the ball to start rolling instead of skidding after impact for better distance control and consistency.
To reduce glare, the Studio Stock Series putters have been given a Diamond Blast finish that softens finish.
Below you can see the new SS9 Plumber’s neck, SS9 Spud neck, SS14, SS16, & SS35.
Bettinardi Studio Stock 9
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