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Bettinardi unveils 2020 BB Series and Inovai Series putters

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Bettinardi Golf has unveiled its 2020 lineup, which includes a refreshed BB Series and completely re-engineered Inovai Series.

The BB Series features the brand’s classic head shapes, improved visual details as well as contours, and an all-new Glacier Black finish and paint scheme for a more glare-resistant appearance.

The company describes the Inovai series as its most advanced MOI mallets to date. The putters are milled in a one-piece 303 stainless steel face with a 6061 aluminum rear piece. The new additions also contain a Cobalt Blue anodized finish with the 303 stainless face in a platinum finish, which aims to offer golfers optimal visual cues while framing the ball at address.

2020 Bettinardi BB Series

Along with the features mentioned above, each putter from the 2020 BB Series is 100 percent milled from one block of soft carbon steel. The four new additions contain a super-fly mill face milling formed by what the company describes as a “less aggressive tool” for ultimate smoothness and response to provide players with maximum feel at impact.

Each addition comes paired with a tour-grade putter shaft with added stability and stiffer structure to promote a constant weight throughout the player’s swing arc, as well as Lamkin’s new SinkFit putter grip.

The BB1 is offered in both right and left-handed options, while all four of the new BB Series putters are weighted at 350 grams with a lie of 70 degrees and three degrees of loft.

BB1

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The classic BB1 features a plumber’s neck, designed to offer more of a traditional appearance and moderate toe hang, with tighter radiuses along the topline, shoulders, and bumpers. 

BB1 Flow

Back in the lineup for the first time since 2016, the BB1 Flow features a flat topline, softened for a tour-preferred look at address with refined shoulders and bumpers designed for a more contoured appearance. The flow neck position sits at 3/4 shaft offset, which aims to offer players with more arc in their stroke optimal visual cues at setup.

BB8 Wide

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Designed for those seeking a traditional blade appearance, Bettinardi milled a wider flange on his classic BB8 head shape aiming to provide a clean looking, squared-off blade with lengthened sightline, compressed shoulders, and flat bumpers.

BB45

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The BB45 is a mallet-shaped putter, which features an extended flange line, tightly milled radiuses along the shoulders and outer flange, and a slightly thinner top-line designed to provide a player’s preference at address. The putter contains a single bend shaft gently flowing into the spud neck. 

2020 Bettinardi Inovai Series

As well as containing an American 303 stainless steel face and 6061 aluminum rear piece designed for optimal weight distribution to provide greater stability and added forgiveness, the new additions from Bettinardi feature the company’s F.I.T. Face milling, which looks to offer maximum response to golfers at impact.

The series arrives with a tour-grade stiffer putter shaft and Lamkin’s new SinkFit putter grip, and all three new additions are weighted at 358 grams, with a lie of 70-degrees and 2-degrees of loft. The Inovai 6.0 arrives in both right and left-handed options.

Inovai 6.0

According to Bettinardi, the Inovai 6.0 is the “best feeling MOI putter” created to date, offering optimal weight distribution for greater stability and added forgiveness due to the addition of an American 303 Stainless Steel Face, along with a 6061 Aluminum rear piece. TheInovai 6.0 flatstick features a crescent milled neck.

Inovai 6.0 CTR

This center-shaft MOI mallet is designed for players with a straight-back-straight-through putting stroke in mind and contains a one-piece 303 stainless steel face without offset, to provide maximum visuals from the straight shaft appearance.

Inovai 6.0 S

The Inovai 6.0 S features a single bend shaft flowing into the putter head and is targeted at players who prefer minimal toe hang. 

Each addition from the 2020 BB Series retails at $300, while each putter from the Inovai Series costs $400. You can pre-order from November 14th on the company website, with domestic shipping starting on January 14th, 2020. See the rest of the line, including the 2020 Studio Stock and Queen B putters at Bettinardi.com.

 

 

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  1. Tim

    Nov 17, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Can’t see them selling outside the US with ’Murica written all over it

    • AJ

      Nov 17, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      American made = quality in many markets around the world, and these are very nice

  2. HDTVMAN

    Nov 16, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    I like a heavier feel and play both the Queen Bee #6 on fast greens, and the BB56 on slower greens. Balance, feel, weighting, roll, direction…Excellent! I’ve had similar putters from the two other big names ($400+) in milled putters, but my misses were not nearly as close as with the Bettinardi’s. My goal is to make a high percentage of 10′ & closer putts, and I have been more successful with the Bettinardi models. I see pricing comments…you spend $400-$600+ on a driver that you may hit 10-12 times/round, but you putt 36+ times/round! Get what works best for you, and get fit. It’s definitely worth it. Remember, Drive for show, Putt for $$$.

  3. John

    Nov 16, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    $300-$400 for a putter. I bought a clearance Ping Scottsdale Anser 2 B for $90 and putt as well if not better than all the higher end putters I’ve tried.

  4. joe

    Nov 14, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Bettinardi does the worst job at paint fill.

  5. Ardbeggar

    Nov 14, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Good that they got rid of the bright green lettering from last year’s BB series.

  6. Lefty

    Nov 14, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    So they went the Scotty route and combined materials to cut costs. In all honestly, please correct me if Im wrong, what is the difference between the 6.0 and the 3.0 line? Besides the shaft options, it looks completely the same with the half aluminum design.

    The proto 6.0s that are one piece SS or full carbon run for $1200+ I guess that’s the real difference.

    Not a knock on them, I believe they make quality products but I just want the facts. Was hoping for a BB0 this time around *sigh*

    • Bill

      Nov 14, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      It’s probably more to cut weight. SS is too heavy to do in that size head.

      Big difference between 6.0 and 3.0 that I see is that the face piece is SS and the back is Al. 3.0 it was flipped.

  7. bobby

    Nov 14, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    The light blue looks like a woman’s putter. Head shapes the same as before and everyone else. Zero innovation. Stick with what you got already.

    • Dan

      Nov 16, 2019 at 4:42 am

      Explain what about the putter makes it ‘a woman’s’ ?

  8. DB

    Nov 14, 2019 at 10:29 am

    This lineup looks great. Any more info on the grip? The shape doesn’t look like any of the SinkFit grips on the Lamkin website.

  9. Will

    Nov 14, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Winner for RJB and Co. in Chicago! Nice shapes, traditional in the BB, and have been waiting for new Inovai for a while, excited to try one-piece milled stainless face.

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