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Weights on the Top of a Putter? Meet Bettinardi’s “Antidote”

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GolfWRX photographed a bold new putter from Bettinardi at the CareerBuilder Classic, which uses weights on the top of the putter head to boost performance.

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Typically, weights are located on the sole of a putter and used to help golfers dial in head weight for custom-fitting purposes. With the Antidote, Bettinardi added the weights to the top of the putter head to explore how it could get the ball rolling faster on the green.

“We decided to put the weights on top of the putter, which raises the Center of Gravity (COG) of the putter to more closely more match the center equator of the golf ball and give a faster/truer roll,” said Sam Bettinardi, the company’s head of sales and marketing. “We felt this was a better way to have adjustability while also getting the ball to roll end over end quicker.”

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The Andidote putters also have a sound slot behind the putter face, which removes weight from the center of the putter to give the putter head more perimeter weighting.

Without any weights, the Antidote weights 330 grams, but it can be made as heavy as 340-370 grams using either aluminum, stainless steel, copper or tungsten weights.

Bettinardi_Antidote_WeightsThe putters are just prototypes for now, according to Bettinardi, but he says to “expect to see more of this technology down the road.”

Related: See more photos and what GolfWRX Members are saying about the Antidote putters in our forum.

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  1. t-ball

    Jan 22, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    A lot of busy to look down at. Maybe get used to it eventually, but would be distracting to say the least.

  2. mick

    Jan 21, 2017 at 3:24 am

    just like the boccieri golf, heavy putters have had for years, and they do have mallet designs in these. been using B3 -M model for many years – awesome putters giving great roll

  3. Ian

    Jan 20, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Any evidence that this actually gives the ball a faster/truer roll?

  4. carl

    Jan 20, 2017 at 8:59 am

    I feel like these putter companies spend more time creating cool names (hexspermential) and funny logos (bubbling hex) than new decent putters.

  5. Dr Troy

    Jan 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Make a mallet with this concept please!

  6. Matt

    Jan 18, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Can’t wait to give one a roll

  7. Jafar

    Jan 18, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Doesn’t PXG have weights (screws) on top of its putters?

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Callaway Golf launches new titanium Jailbreak-powered Super Hybrid

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Callaway Super Hybrid

Callaway Golf aims to redefine what a hybrid can be with the introduction of the all-new, multi-material, titanium-powered Callaway Super Hybrid for 2020. Built to offer the distance, ball speed and forgiveness of a fairway wood, with the added benefit of being built into a hybrid chassis, the Callaway Super Hybrid is the designed for those golfers that want control without sacrificing distance.

Creating a hybrid that performs like a fairway wood takes some serious engineering, and in the case of the new Callaway Super Hybrid, it means pulling out all the stops with technology and packing it all into one finely tuned club.

Here’s everything the R&D team at Callaway has been able to accomplish with this hybrid design

2020 Callaway Super Hybrid: Details

High-Strength Titanium Face insert

The Titanium face insert of the Super Hybrid promotes greater ball speeds and ball speed consistency thanks to variable face thickness, according to the company. Adding in Callaway’s proven Jailbreak technology helps stiffen the total structure of the clubhead’s titanium body. This places, as Callaway says, more impact load on the Face Insert to push the limits of flex and ball speed retention.

Light Weight Carbon Crown

An all-new T2C Triaxial Carbon Crown has a tighter weave than other composite crowns used in the past which increases strength and saves weight versus a traditional hybrid’s steel crown. The weight savings are then redistributed within the head to lower the Center of Gravity, and raise MOI for consistent distance on mishits.

Full Titanium Body With Precise Tungsten Weighting

Using a titanium body (the crown not withstanding) allows Callaway engineers to place a large volume of tungsten into the heel and toe of each clubs to once again increased MOI and optimized ball flight.

Using the same Metal Injection Molded Tungsten Weighting technology seen in other Callaway clubs, including the Epic Star line, Callaway is able to place a very high volume Metal Injection Molded (MIM’ed) tungsten weight to optimize CG for launch and control. How much tungsten you might ask? 68 grams per head—that’s close to 30 percent of the average hybrid’s total head mass!

Tech Specs and Options

The Callaway Super Hybrid will be available in three loft options, all three of which will also be available in left-handed. The stock shaft is the popular Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK PRO Orange 80 Hybrid shaft, but like anything Callaway, it will also include a large amount of no-upcharge options for custom orders.

Callaway Super Hybrid Pricing and Availability

The Callaway Super Hybrid is now available for preorder with retail stock hitting shelves on November 1st.

MSRP: $319.99

 

 

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Whats in the Bag

Jason Day WITB 2019

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*Equipment accurate as of The Challenge: Japan Skins

Driver: TaylorMade M6 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 70X

3-wood: TaylorMade M6 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 80X

Irons: TaylorMade P760 (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X Seven

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 (50, 54, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Itsy Bitsy Black (2015)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

Ball: TaylorMade TP5

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Justin Thomas’ winning WITB: 2019 CJ Cup

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60TX

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3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

5-wood: Titleist 915Fd (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-iron), Titleist 620 MB (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 (46, 52, 56 degrees), Vokey Design SM6 (60 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Photo via Vokey Wedge Rep Aaron Dill

Putter: Scotty Cameron X5

Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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