BETTINARDI QUEEN BEE #7
www.bettinardi.com Headweight: 360g
Grip: Queen Bee standard Toe hang: Slight
TECH: Bettinardi’s putters are all CNC-milled in the USA. A flow-neck gives a really simple look at address and a specially milled flange back frames the ball perfectly from above. A soft, mild carbon steel head delivers top drawer feel and feedback.
WE SAY: Each Bettinardi is milled from a single block of carbon steel, which means creating an expensive CAD file for every dimension and curve on the head. And because the putter starts life as a larger block, way more material is wasted than casting. Each head is produced in the USA so labour costs are higher, too. All this goes some way to explaining the higher price. If you’re a fan of precision crafted CNC-milled putters with a nod to tradition, you’ll love the #7’s sleek and slender compact head.
VERDICT: In a world where products regularly fall off the end of a production line by the gazillion, Bettinardi’s creations are a real treat. Yes, the Queen Bee’s compact head is pretty small, so it’s likely to only inspire real confidence for decent players.