2011 Concept Putters Test: The Results

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

Results compiled by Jake O’Reilly

Gold Medal

Yes! Jennifer

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“This is so easy to aim and has a lovely weight. The triangular shape is effortless to hit down the line” John

“Very easy to align and it got me over the ball. Simple yet very effective” Dan

“So solid. Really forgiving and a good roll. Great on short putts” Joe

DETAILS

SRP: £149

LH: No

w: yesgolf.co.uk

t: 08443 722 007

Silver Medal

Ping Scottsdale Wolverine

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“I love this insert and the shape is very easy to line up. It feels balanced” Josh

“I like the Wolverine shape, which is a new one from Ping. It’s easy to swing straight and the Scottsdale insert is great” Joe

DETAILS

SRP: £139

LH: Yes

w: pinggolf.com

t: 01427 615405

Bronze Medal

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Kombi S

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“I really like it. If I was going to use a concept it would be this. It looks nice and simple and feels like a proper putter” Dan

“The shape is fantastic and the balance is nice. Quite slow off the face” Josh

DETAILS

SRP: £250

LH: Yes

w: titleist.co.uk

t: 01480 301114

Reccommended

Benross Kiawah

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“My favourite. The thick grip and high MOI head means it is incredibly stable. Short putts are no longer a problem” Joe

“This is a very heavy putter and that makes it hard to swing it far enough back” John

DETAILS

SRP: £69.99 

LH: No

w: benrossgolf.com

t: 01932 821200

Reccommended

Odyssey White Ice D.A.R.T.

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“It looks like a giant exclamation mark! I found it off-putting during the stroke” Dan

“I liked the alignment aid. It really sticks out” John

DETAILS

SRP: £129

LH: Yes

w: odysseygolf.com

t: 0208 3910666

WHAT ELSE WAS ON THE TEST?

Rife Deep Blue

Nike Everclear E33

Ping Karsten Craze-E

TaylorMade Ghost Corza

RAA The RAA One

Odyssey White Ice Number 7

DETAILS

Test date: September 2011

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

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