BETTINARDI F.I.T

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FACE MA­TE­RIAL: 6061 alu­minium (Ino­vai), Mild Car­bon Steel (Stu­dio Stock). MOD­ELS WITH THIS TECH: 2 x Ino­vai mod­els and 7 x Stu­dio Stock de­signs

WHAT BETTINARDI SAYS: Feel Im­pact Tech­nol­ogy (F.I.T) elim­i­nates the need for an in­sert. 55% of the put­ter face ma­te­rial is re­moved to de­liver the soft­est feel of any Bettinardi model. Per­fect for play­ers with ag­gres­sive putting strokes.

HOW IT PER­FORMED: Let’s be per­fectly clear, Bettinardi makes no claims that his F.I.T face groove pat­tern im­proves roll. He in­stead reck­ons the pat­tern soft­ens feel, which we’d hap­pily agree with as Bettinardi put­ters with F.I.T faces are some of the sweet­est feel­ing put­ters we’ve tested. But we couldn’t leave such a heav­i­ly­grooved model out of a grooved put­ters test. Si­mon gen­er­ated very low lev­els of top spin (19rpm) whereas Andrew was the ex­act op­po­site (F.I.T cre­ated his sec­ond high­est lev­els of for­ward roll at 173rpm). De­vi­a­tion be­tween in­di­vid­ual putts was the high­est on test, which per­haps we should ex­pect when a groove pat­tern’s not been specif­i­cally de­signed to im­prove top spin or re­duce skid.

AV­ER­AGE LAUNCH SPIN

84rpm for­ward (4th)

AV­ER­AGE SKID DIS­TANCE

25in (7th)

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