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Equipment Report

Sticking with its two-year product cycles, Bettinardi is rolling out new putters and a stainless steel wedge for 2018. Some of the notable additions include four head shapes with the BB Series lineup, and a third-generation iNOVAi 5.0 mallet that was spotted on TOUR last season at Quicken Loans National.

The complete range consists of 12 putters in four different series: BB Series, iNOVAi, Queen B and Studio Stock.

“We’re extremely excited with the range for this season, as we have combined exceptional visual appearances with even more innovative technology, mixed with a softer face-milling validated by the game’s best touring professionals,” said Sam Bettinardi, the company's VP of sales and marketing.

The BB Series has been a part of Bettinardi since its creation in 1998. Each putter features the company's Super-Fly Mill face and is finished in a matte black colorway with electric yellow accents — the same color used in the exclusive deep-etched Lamkin corded grip.

BB1

Available in right- and left-handed, the classic blade-style BB1 ($300) was given a slight performance adjustment with a neck that's been moved slightly forward towards the sweet spot to promote less toe hang. Specifically, the toe hang has been altered from 3/4 to 1/2, making it easier to square the face up at impact.

Dexterity: Right- and left-handed
Weight: 350 grams
Material: Soft carbon steel
Finish: Stealth Black
Face milling: Super-Fly Mill
Loft: 3 degrees
Lie: 71 degrees
Toe hang: 1/2

BB29

Designed after a Japan-only release, the BB29 ($300) is a traditional heel-toe weighted blade milled from soft carbon steel and offers a squared frame, crowned topline and mid-slant neck. The head shape is designed to "promote ideal hand positioning and a locked in feeling at address." For golfers who prefer to keep the hands in a forward-press position during the stroke, this putter is a good option.

Dexterity: Right-handed
Weight: 350 grams
Material: Soft carbon steel
Finish: Stealth Black
Face milling: Super-Fly Mill
Loft: 3 degrees
Lie: 71 degrees
Toe hang: 1/2

BB39

The BB39 ($300) putter currently used by Francesco Molinari underwent some adjustments for 2018. The most noticeable change is the addition of round edges and an elongated flange that made it possible to extend the sightline for alignment purposes. Extending the flange also increases the perimeter weight distribution for a solid strike; it also frames the ball at address.

Dexterity: Right-handed
Weight: 350 grams
Material: Soft carbon steel
Finish: Stealth Black
Face milling: Super-Fly Mill
Loft: 3 degrees
Lie: 71 degrees
Toe hang: 1/8

BB56

According to Bettinardi, BB56 ($300) is the "most intricate and advanced putter in the BB Series lineup." Taking a page from Antidote and iNOVAi, the mallet is milled from 6061 military grade aluminum and features a topline weight made of 303 stainless steel. Positioning the heavier stainless steel directly behind and above the equator of the ball at address raises the center of gravity, resulting in less skipping and a more consistent forward roll. The stainless steel weight also has a black sightline for alignment purposes.

Dexterity: Right- and left-handed
Weight: 350 grams
Material: 6061 Aluminum/303 Stainless Steel
Finish: Stealth Black
Face milling: Super-Fly Mill
Loft: 2 degrees
Lie: 70 degrees
Toe hang: 1/8


iNOVAi 5.0

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Bettinardi Golf's iNOVAi putter has undergone some significant changes since the original version was introduced at the end of 2014. What started as a multi-material mallet consisting of a 6061 aircraft grade aluminum body and a milled stainless steel weight located in the back of the head — which lowered the club's center of gravity — eventually evolved into a "3.0" design featuring stainless steel wings that improved the club's perimeter weighting. Over the last year, Bettinardi has been working on the next generation iNOVAi released at Quicken Loans National. The new iNOVAi 5.0 ($300) offers the same bi-metal technology as 3.0 — aluminum is anodized black, and the stainless steel is hand polished to "absolute smoothness" — in a new mallet head shape. The steel weight closes up the back of the head and is designed to improve overall feel and stability. The putter is available in both heel- and center-shafted options.

Dexterity: Right-handed
Weight: 358 grams
Material: 6061 Aluminum and 303 Stainless Steel
Finish: Black Anodized and Hand Polished Stainless
Face milling: F.I.T. (Feel Impact Technology) Face
Loft: 2 degrees
Lie: 70 degrees
Toe hang: 1/8


H2 303 Stainless Steel wedge

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For the first time since 2014, Bettinardi will offer a new H2 303 Stainless Steel wedge ($165) as part of their upcoming lineup. The stainless steel wedge head, which won't rust over time, features a Honeycomb face-milling between each groove created that produces more club-ball friction, providing a consistent spin rate in both wet and dry conditions for better consistency. The C-Grind sole has additional relief on the heel and toe of the club. The curved leading edge sits on the ground longer, allowing players to hit open face shots without having the bounce come into play.

“We chose Stainless Steel as the base metal for our wedges as it provides golfers with a sturdier feel, longer lasting and more forgiving club head,” said Robert Bettinardi, President and CEO of Bettinardi Golf. “We believe we are one of the first golf companies in recent times to use the premium metal as a base material for wedges, and are excited to have it PGA TOUR validated in the near future”.

The H2 303 Stainless Steel wedge is available is six loft options (50-60 degrees) with a 64-degree lie and three bounces (8, 10 and 12 degrees). The KBS Hi-Rev Tour shaft comes standard with Lamkin's Crossline Cord grip.

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