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Bettinardi SS38 putter added to the company’s Armlock offerings

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Bettinardi has today added to the Studio Stock Series, unveiling the new full-compact mallet SS38 Armlock.

The new SS38 Armlock features Bettinardi’s patented F.I.T face, which according to the company is 20 percent deeper than other mallets on the market, and it aims to provide golfers with maximum softness through your stroke. The high MOI SS38 Armlock contains a 303 stainless steel body, and its hand-polished platinum finish aims to offer not just a sleek look, but added durability.

Speaking on the addition of the SS38 Armlock, Robert Bettinardi, CEO and founder of the company, said

“That is the beauty of owning my own shop, having an excellent team that has been with me for over 20 years, we can quickly R&D anything, test it with our world-class Tour Staff like Matt Kuchar, Freed Couples, Haotong Li, Eddie Pepperell, and others, and get feedback quickly to begin crafting the highest quality, best-performing putters in the world and get them quickly into the bags of everyday golfers. This is exactly what happened with the SS38 Armlock mallet putter and us being able to extend our new 2019 Studio Stock lineup rather quickly.”

The SS38 Armlock putter from Bettinardi is the second Armlock putter in the companies lineup, following their 28 Slotback putter, and the new addition features a single-bend shaft and minimal toe hang. The Armlock putter weighs 400 grams and comes equipped with a Custom Deep Etched Cord Grip and a matching Studio Stock Headcover.

The putter comes in a standard 5-degree loft, and can also be ordered in 4, 6, and 7-degree lofts. The SS38 Armlock arrives with a standard 71-degree lie angle with 68, 69, 70 and 72-degree options also available.

The Bettinardi SS38 Armlock putter, which costs $450, is available now for pre-order from Bettinardi.com, with global shipping beginning on March 15.

 

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Larry

    Mar 2, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    No left handed? Focking 1985.

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Driver: TaylorMade M6 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X

3-wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 80 X

Driving iron: TaylorMade P790
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD HY 85 X

Irons: TaylorMade P770 (4), TaylorMade P730 (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour 125 S+

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (50, 54, 60)
Shafts: KBS Tour 610 Wedge 120

Putter: Scotty Cameron XPerimental Rev10

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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WRX Spotted at U.S. Open: Justin playing just Rosey with new TPT

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We are a little more than halfway through the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, and so far the course is giving and taking as much as you would expect from a perfect setup by the USGA.

Taking the lead on Thursday and continuing to lurk into the weekend is Justin Rose. Since we have been paying close attention to his Honma golf bag all year, we noticed a shaft change in his Tour World driver.

We reached out to TPT to see if we could get an update on what Rose has put in play for what is often referred to as one of the toughest driving weeks of the year. Here’s the inside info

“Justin has put into play a TPT Golf 14 MKP-LT-SW shaft in his Honma driver. This shaft is a full 10 CPM ( Cycles per Minute ) stiffer than the 15 LKP-LT-SW shaft that he put in play at The Memorial after testing it that week. It’s also different in that it has a Mid Kick Point (MKP), where as the 15 LKP-LT-SW has a Low-Kick-Point (LKP) design.”

From a technical and fitting perspective (generally speaking) a lower kick point shaft will hit the ball higher with more spin compared to a mid or high kick point shaft if all other factors are equal. We don’t have access to his driver numbers but with the U.S. Open being played on what can always end up as a windy venue the theory would be that this change to the MKP is to help keep ball flight lower and more controlled — which will also be a benefit next month at the Open Championship.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best budget driver?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Ivyguy who is on the lookout for the best driver to be had at an affordable price ($300 or less). Our members give their suggestions, with plenty of different drivers getting a mention.

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.

  • tbsbama: “Cobra King LTD is a wonderful driver. The pro model has lofts from 7 to 10 with fade settings. The regular from 9 to 12 with draw settings. Both heads are absolute bombers and can be found pretty cheap. Best driver I have hit in several years.”
  • zzyzxx33: “I won a Tour Edge EXS Driver, and it has been Awesome! Great Price, Look, Sound and Results! It’s longer than anything else I’ve hit.”
  • AG12: “I would say the regular PING G400…you can get new for $300 on PGA SS website, ’17 M2 is a good choice, and the M4 can be had at under $300 used in most shops.”
  • Badshaft: “I have the F8+ and bought the extra weights off of eBay (inexpensive, shipped from China)- 12g front 7g back- Blue Tensei 70g stiff. Longest for me – straight and as accurate as anything. Nice well-balanced combo. Looks to me it has the same moveable weight strategy as the F9.”

Entire Thread: “Best budget driver?”

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