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Bettinardi launches new Antidote putters in 3 different head shapes

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In January of 2017, Bettinardi introduced an Antidote prototype on Tour that used weights on top of a blade-style putter to raise the center of gravity (CG) toward the equator of the golf ball for a faster end-over-end roll. At the 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in August, we spotted a new Antidote prototype; this time, it was a nearly square-mallet head, also with weights on top for the same purpose… to raise CG for a better roll.

Today, Bettinardi announced that it’s officially launching Antidote putters to retail in three different head shapes — 5 models in total.

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The Antidote putters (Model 1, Model 2 and Model 3), like the prototypes that preceded the official launch, use weights on the top half of the putters to raise CG closer to the equator of the golf ball, which Bettinardi says produces a quicker “end-over-end” rotation of the ball. The positioning of the weights also produce higher MOI (moment of forgiveness, a measure of forgiveness), which help offset off-center hits.

The retail versions of the Antidote putters have a carbon matte black finish, and they come with three weights; aluminum (5 grams), stainless steel (10 grams) and copper (15 grams). They are available today, selling for $550 each.

Check out graphic images of each of the models below.

Model 1

Model 2

Model 2 Center-Shafted

Model 2 Left-Handed

Model 3

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. BN

    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    BRING BACK THE BB32

  2. Larry Cooper

    Oct 13, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I’d rather stay sick with the plague that take this Antidote. I love my BB1 and Betti blade. These are terrible. Please don’t do this again Bob.

    1,2,3 are Bad, Terrible, the worst.

  3. DB

    Oct 12, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Hey, the Model 3 looks pretty nice. Clean and simple aside from the weights. But the website says it is 1/4 toe hang? Is that right? If you’re going to make a classic shape why not do the classic 1/2 toe hang?

  4. M. Vegas

    Oct 11, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    If these were any uglier….
    They’d be Brian’s mom

  5. MB

    Oct 11, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I like the Number 2. That giant fly swatter works for me. I wish there was one with a flow neck

  6. BB

    Oct 11, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    If you like the square don’t sleep on the BB55. Been gaming mine for 3 years now and love it. Feel is there too, unlike many larger mallet style putters.

  7. Shawn K

    Oct 11, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Been trying to replace my Bobby Grace V-foil but nothing can touch it. Maybe the square one here as the Betti feel is as close to it as I have felt. We’ll see. Actually, I changed my mind. If it ain’t broke!

  8. cosmos411

    Oct 11, 2017 at 10:05 am

    For $550 I better be able to pick up my ball with the back of the putter!

    • Jeffrey

      Oct 12, 2017 at 2:20 am

      You should be picking it out of the hole.

      • Robert Parsons

        Oct 12, 2017 at 3:28 pm

        Maybe he wants it to come with the suction cup at the end of the grip? Hahaha

        Nobody makes suction cups like we do. Period.

        • Jeffrey

          Oct 13, 2017 at 5:48 am

          Your line up of rollers looks awesome. Is the suction cup an optional extra? LOL.

  9. Jon

    Oct 10, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    It looks like they beat PGX to the punch on this group, minus the excessive amount of screws.

    • alvin

      Oct 10, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Plenty of ‘screws’ here, particularly for $550…..

  10. Steve I

    Oct 10, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    I’m amazed, amazed, at all the fantastic engineering that has gone into all three models.
    The square mallet headed putter has got to be the final solution to putting, not to mention the fantastic metallurgy and machining that has gone into the head.
    I love the markings on the putter soul and the pride of bagging a Made in USA putter…. and only $550 plus sales tax …. which can be amortized over the next 10 year for ~$60+ per year cost.
    It’s a steal and worth every penny for what must be a guided missile putter.

  11. Tider992010

    Oct 10, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    too much money. too much square. too much everything. Sad thing is, I love Bettinardi’s.

    • etc.

      Oct 10, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      How deep is your love for Bettinardi’s?…. share your feeelings.

  12. Milo

    Oct 10, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Mmm, that model 2 center shafted putter looks delicious too bad I’m not spending 550 bucks on a putter.

    • etc.

      Oct 10, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      …. and they don’t even provide instructions on how to use this Antidotal putter… not really a bargain, is it?!!

      • Milo

        Oct 10, 2017 at 9:42 pm

        I’ve been gaming an OG Futura since release but switched it up this year, bought a Callaway The Tuttle for 10 bucks and sold the Futura, kinda miss the big spaceship.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Which 2020 driver did you order?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from PR3CI5N who asks WRXers which new-release driver have they ordered for the new year. Our members disclose which driver will be in their bag for 2020 and why they chose the model they did over other options.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • federerfan23: “Tested everything possible today at Club Champion and couldn’t believe the results. I have never got along with Titleist drivers and have always been 10-15 yards shorter but wound up with a TS3 with Diamana BF 60. My clubhead speed was 3-5 MPH better with the Titleist than anything else.”
  • tgoodspe1991: “I haven’t ordered a new driver yet, but I’m strongly leaning towards Mavrik or Speedzone. PING makes great drivers but looks wise I preferred G400 over G410, and I cannot get comfortable with the shape of TM driver heads. I didn’t like Epic Flash at all, but man the Mavrik looks awesome (I love orange too lol). I haven’t seen the Speedzone in person, but I liked F9 a lot, and Speedzone looks like an improvement in every way. We’ll see what ends up making the cut!”
  • getitdaily: “Hit SIM, SIM MAX, Mavrik SZ, and speed zone. Speedzone – too much spin like all Cobra drivers SIM MAX – higher spin than SIM. SIM numbers were better. Mavrik SZ – best numbers but toe side strikes were less than stellar, including a few off the grid left. Deal-breaker. SIM 9.0 ordered. Really good numbers. Ordered with rogue silver 70 X. Shaft will get installed in my backup 17 m2 3wood. My 125msi rogue gamer will go in SIM.”
  • PR3CI5N: “I called and changed my order from the 8.0 to the 9.0 SIM. I want a little more adjustability, which I was limited on with the 8.0. If I want to play the club slightly open, I don’t want the head to be at 7.0 lol”

Entire Thread: “Which 2020 driver did you order?”

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FootJoy unveil all-new Pro SL and Pro SL Carbon shoes

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2020 FootJoy Pro SL

FootJoy has unveiled its new Pro SL shoe for 2020 featuring improved traction, stability and comfort as well as an all-new Pro SL Carbon shoe.

The Pro SL shoe features a new Infinity outsole configuration containing 189 points of traction that aim to deliver maximum contact with the ground and the perfect foundation throughout the golf swing for ultimate traction and stability. The infinity shape has an 11.5% wider heel than its predecessor, which seeks to optimize and increase forefoot stability.

2020 FootJoy Pro SL

The shoe contains a Dual-Density (D2) Midsole which utilizes two densities of FJ proprietary FineTuned Foam (FTF) – designed for a firm FTF around the perimeter for support and control, and a softer FTF under the foot which aims to produce maximum cushioning and comfort.

2020 FootJoy Pro SL

The new Pro SL from FootJoy is constructed of fully-waterproof ChromoSkin leather by Pittards and arrives in six color codes in laced plus a Boa option for men, and three color codes laced plus a Boa option for women.

2020 FootJoy Pro SL

Speaking on the new release, Richard Fryer, Director of Product Management, FJ Footwear stated

“As the industry leader, we didn’t tweak or adjust the new Pro|SL, we innovated and advanced and received Tour approval.As a result, we’ve developed a product that delivers more stability, more traction, more comfort and more choice, setting the standard in performance footwear, again”

In addition to the Pro SL, FootJoy has launched the Pro SL Carbon which integrates a full-length carbon fiber insert into the midsole in a bid to provide ultimate stability and motion control.

2020 FootJoy Pro SL Carbon

The Carbon fiber on the Pro SL Carbon flexes and elastically snaps back to its molded position with each step in a design to recover more of the energy generated while walking and allowing the body to work less. Per FootJoy, this feature results in less leg and foot fatigue at the end of the round.

2020 FootJoy Pro SL Carbon

The Pro SL Carbon features enhanced wrap-around comfort and no-slip fit with a soft, molded collar and conforming underfoot cushioning thanks to an OrthoLite Impressions FitBed. The shoe arrives in two color codes and is also constructed of fully-waterproof ChromoSkin leather by Pittards.

2020 FootJoy Pro SL

Both the Pro SL and Pro SL Carbon are available at retail from February 1, 2020. The men’s Pro SL costs $190 laced and $210 Boa, while the Pro SL Carbon costs $220. The women’s Pro SL is priced at $175 laced and $210 Boa.

 

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PGA Show 2020: Day 1 recap

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The GolfWRX crew are on the ground at this week’s PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando primed to deliver bundles of content to our members from the annual gearhead junkie extravaganza all week long.

On Wednesday, it was the show’s Day One from Orange County National Golf Center, and we got an up-close and in-hand look at the latest and greatest in the world of golf equipment. Here’s a recap of what our team got their hands on from Day One.

5 eye-catching shots from Wednesday

Mizuno MP20’s in a raw and copper finish.

Melin and Mickelson’s hat collaboration

Scotty headcovers

A very patriotic creation from FootJoy.

Bettinardi’s rainbow DASS

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2020 PGA Show Wednesday: Bettinardi

2020 PGA Show Wednesday: Bridgestone, ECCO, Imperial Headwear

2020 PGA Show Wednesday: FootJoy

2020 PGA Show Wednesday: Scotty Cameron

2020 PGA Show Wednesday: Titleist, Vokey

2020 PGA Show Wednesday: L.A.B. Golf, Yonex, Wilson

2020 PGA Show Wednesday: Lynx

2020 PGA Show Wednesday: Nippon, Volvik

2020 PGA Show Wednesday: Skechers

2020 PGA Show Wednesday: Tour Edge

2020 PGA Show Wednesday: Links & Kings

2020 PGA Show Wednesday: Assorted Pt I (Melin, OluKai, 2UNDR, Linksoul)

2020 PGA Show Wednesday: Assorted Pt II

2020 PGA Show Wednesday: Puma, Cobra

2020 PGA Show Wednesday: Ping

2020 PGA Show Wednesday: Mizuno

Here’s a look at what has grabbed our member’s attention from Day One:

mBiden2: “Those Ignite shoes look awesome and really comfortable.”

GatorNate11: “The hats and some of those kicks are sick!”

mBiden2: “Man those belts look awesome! Any info how to order them or pricing?”

jetsetter808: “I’m loving the white and black hoofer lite, does anyone know when it’s coming out?”

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Additionally, you can snack on some photo and video morsels—including the “3-Shot Challenge”—on our Instagram and in our Instagram stories.

Brian Knudson checking out a new Ping G710 iron.

GolfWRX had all the bases covered on Wednesday at the PGA Merchandise Show, and the team will be live for the rest of the week’s action, so stay tuned for more great content from the Major of the Golf Business.

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