May 31, 2015
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Steven Bowditch uses a Bettinardi Queen B Model 6 Tour Stock DASS. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Steven Bowditch closed with a 5-under 69 to win the AT&T Byron Nelson by four shots for his second PGA TOUR title. The Aussie used a red-hot putter to distance himself from the rest of the field; he ranked first in birdies (27) and strokes gained-putting (plus 4.429), and second in putts per GIR (1.577).
In search of a change on the putting green early in the season, Bowditch switched to a Bettinardi Queen B Model 6 Tour Stock DASS putter (34 inches, 2 degrees of loft). He made one tweak to the putter prior to the first round of the tournament, adding 10 grams of lead tape to boost head weight.
"I felt it was getting light just in my hands and, you know, I often do those things, just add some weight or take some weight off depending on how it's feeling," Bowditch said. "It's a pretty easy solution. I just tend to get a little more feel with it."
The wide body, face-balanced blade features a high toe top line and is milled from a solid block of double aged stainless steel (DASS). To create double aged stainless steel, the 303 stainless steel must be cooked at a temperature of 600 degrees, cooled, and then re-heated at 375 degrees. According to Bettinardi, the entire process creates a softer feeling putter.
Here's a look at the rest equipment in Bowditch's bag.
Driver: TaylorMade AeroBurner TP (Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 63 X shaft), 9 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade JetSpeed (Fujikura Motore Speeder 8.2 TS X shaft), 15 degrees
Hybrid: Adams Pro Mini (Fujikura Motore Speeder 9.8 X shaft), 18 degrees
Irons: Mizuno MP-4 (4-PW; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts)
Wedges: Cleveland 588 Precision Forged (50 degrees; Nippon N.S. Pro WV 125 shaft);
Cleveland 588 Custom (54 and 60 degrees; Project X 7.0 shafts)
Putter: Bettinardi Queen B Model 6 Tour Stock DASS
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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