2015 Buyer’s Guide: Putters

Nike | Method Matter

[+] Resin polymer insert
[+] Insert similar to cover of ball for ultimate feel & with true aim
[–] Too soft of feel with urethane balls?
Price: $130

Wilson | 8802

[+] Classic returns, updated
[+] Double milled face offers great feel; for the retro man in foursome
[–] Hit it just inside center for best roll
Price: $175

Bettinardi | Studio Classic

[+] Ultimate feel and looks
[+] These might look too good for play; mount them on the den wall
[–] Does four bills bring lower scores?
Price: $400

Odyssey | Tank

[+] Mallet with 20 gram weights
[+] Soggy greens in spring, fast in summer; change weights to match
[–] Might be other mallets for less
Price: $350

Odyssey | X Milled

[+] Counterbalanced by big grip
[+] Counterbalancing is the latest trend; weight options help match stroke to stimp
[–] Model is meant to sway holdouts
Price: $250

Ping | TR Anser

[+] Variable groove depth
[+] Middle are deeper, outer shallower for uniform roll on all putts
[–] Just a classic Ping design
Price: $150


2015 Buyer’s Guide: Drivers

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2015 Buyer’s Guide: Irons

2015 Buyer’s Guide: Wedges

2015 Buyer’s Guide: Balls and Shoes

2015 Buyer’s Guide: Golf Accessories

California-based CAG Contributor Ted Johnson writes our annual Buyer’s Guide. For the latest on golf equipment, subscribe to our free weekly newsletter at www.coloradoavidgolfer.com.