2011 Blade Putter Test: The Results

Equipment

The NCG test team has put all the latest blade putters to the test. Find out how they all got on...

Results compiled by Jake O’Reilly

Gold Medal


Rife Aruba

WHAT WE THOUGHT 

“A very nice shape and the feel is superb” John

“Probably a little light for me, but I really like the feel and the ball seems to roll endlessly” Dan

“The putter Ian Poulter uses. You can see why – it looks superb, feels soft and rolls nicely” Joe

“I liked the light weight and the grip was very comfortable. The shape is lovely” Josh

DETAILS

SRP: £109.99  

LH: No

w: rifeputters.co.uk 

­t: 01204 494 080

Silver Medal

Yes! Ann

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“I preferred the Yes! Christina as I felt this was a bit harder to hit but it’s doubtless a high-quality club. The feel and roll are excellent” Dan

“The shape is beautiful to look at and the grooves really work – the ball rolls quickly” Josh

“The shape is as good as you will find and the roll it produced was very impressive” John

DETAILS

SRP: £149  

LH: No

w: yesgolf.co.uk

t: 08443 722 007

Bronze Medal

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Laguna 2

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“I love the old-school shape. The toe sits high so it feels difficult to pull this one” Joe

“Very tasty – the shape is eye-catching and simple yet classy. The noise changes when you miss the middle so best left to good putters” Dan

“I think this putter is really easy to align and the balance is lovely” John

DETAILS

SRP: £2450 

LH: No

w: titleist.co.uk  

t: 01480 301 114

WHAT ELSE WAS IN THE TEST

TaylorMade Ghost Daytona

Nike Everclear E11

James Ingles Satin 28G

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2.5

Odyssey White Ice Number 3

Scotty Cameron California Hollywood

Cleveland Classic BRZ 1

Benross Pure Red Oakland

Snake Eyes Tour Platinum 7801

Nike Method Core 1i

Scotty Cameron Newport 2.6

Ping Karsten 1959 Zing

Never Compromise Gambler Royal

Bettinardi Signature Model 1

Yes! Christina

Ping Scottsdale Anser 2

DETAILS

Test date: September 2011

Testers: John Eyre (pro), Dan Murphy (3), Joe Whitley (12) and Josh Fisk (28). 

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