WIL­SON STAFF THE BEAN

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - GOLFING | GEARGUIDE -

www.wil­son.com Head­weight: 365g

Grip: Wil­son In­fi­nite

Toe hang: Face Bal­anced

TECH: A large flanged mal­let with ex­tra weight in both the head and grip to cre­ate a counter-bal­anced model. A dou­ble milled face en­sures pre­ci­sion.

WE SAY: It could be ar­gued the Bean is more mal­let than MOI put­ter, but be­cause it has a par­tic­u­larly big, wide head and ben­e­fits from a sub­stan­tial amount of coun­ter­weight­ing, we reckon it weighs in as a de­cent MOI op­tion. There are more align­ment lines on the head than you can shake a stick at, which some will say is dis­tract­ing. Our three testers were two thirds in favour of the lines, say­ing they’d want any help they can get. The face-bal­anced Bean is well suited to straighter strokes and its over­sized grip, de­cent coun­ter­bal­anc­ing and rea­son­able price makes it a sound op­tion.

VER­DICT: The head is cast and then its face is milled, which is a very dif­fer­ent con­struc­tion to some of the 100% milled put­ters in this test. But it doesn’t mean the Bean lacked feel or roll per­for­mance; it didn’t. If you’re open-minded re­gard­ing brand and fac­tor in the US$122 price tag, this is a solid op­tion.

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