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