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#1 corymjensen

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 02:04 PM

Anyone own one of these? I just bought one. Love the look. Reminds me of odyssey 7


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:02 PM

I do...I was recently fit for one on SAM.  I never would have tried it but it's perfect for me!  Love the feel off the face and I roll the ball better with this than any putter I've ever gamed!
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:26 PM

I've been gaming one this season. Really like the weight and feel. Always looking at others but this one has held its own so far.
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Posted 05 December 2016 - 02:48 PM

Love mine. I will add the center shafted version as soon as prices drop a little. So easy to use.
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Posted 12 March 2017 - 09:56 PM

Jim Herman had a great showing at the Valspar using his inovai. Great to see him do well!


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 10:14 PM

Great finish! He was doing work with that inovai! Was he wearing a Bettinardi belt buckle? It sure looked like one.

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 02:16 AM

I'm waiting for the center shaft model to get back in stock.  3-4 weeks.
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Posted 13 March 2017 - 08:34 AM

Love mine.
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:04 PM

View Postgolfpro44, on 12 March 2017 - 10:14 PM, said:

Great finish! He was doing work with that inovai! Was he wearing a Bettinardi belt buckle? It sure looked like one.

I saw that, I don't know if anyone else rocks one on tour.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:55 PM

It was a great tourney by Herman - he always runs a little under the radar.  His touch on the greens all weekend was perfect.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:04 PM

I'd love to see if he can catch fire and deliver again this weekend!

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:55 AM

I'm a big Herman fan, seems like a totally genuine guy that everyone wants to see do well!

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:13 AM

Started gaming an Inovai Counterbalance and loved the roll. Easy to line up and stable throughout the swing. Weight was spot on too for me. Then at the end of the season I picked up a 3.0 and there's a strong chance the 1.0 is getting bounced. This bad boy is easier to align and the feel off the face is just as solid if not better. I really don't know if it reminds me of the Odyssey 7 or if it's like a variation of the Yes! Sandy. Really wish they made the minovai in left handed but maybe one day I could meet the man himself and see if he could make one for me in Carbon Steel.
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Callaway Apex Pro 2014 KBS Tour V X flex
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:54 AM

View Postpierso2, on 16 March 2017 - 09:13 AM, said:

Started gaming an Inovai Counterbalance and loved the roll. Easy to line up and stable throughout the swing. Weight was spot on too for me. Then at the end of the season I picked up a 3.0 and there's a strong chance the 1.0 is getting bounced. This bad boy is easier to align and the feel off the face is just as solid if not better. I really don't know if it reminds me of the Odyssey 7 or if it's like a variation of the Yes! Sandy. Really wish they made the minovai in left handed but maybe one day I could meet the man himself and see if he could make one for me in Carbon Steel.

I audibly LOL'd at your avatar!  :)

Edited by Lord Helmet, 16 March 2017 - 09:54 AM.

LTD Pro - Chrome+ 6f4
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Apex CF16 5i - Project X 5.5
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SM5 62 - S400
Bettinardi Inovai 3.0 CS

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 09:26 PM

I am a new proud owner of the standard model of this putter. It was quite a surprise that I ended up buying it. I had gone into my local Golf Town store after having done some extensive demoing at another store. The finalists that I was trying to decide be tween given the similarity in their looks were the number 7 style Putters from Callaway in the new O-Works lineup. I also looked at the Cleveland elevado are both in standard and counterbalance bottles. I also was looking at the ping Tyne Sigma line putter as well. After trying all of these Putters and finding that I seem to like the consistency of the Cleveland best, lo and behold I stumbled upon a single Bettinardi Inovai 3.0 sitting on the rack. I had never seen one in person before let alone potted with one. For fun I decided to spend the next hour having a budding competition among the four models mentioned already. Consistently the feel on this putter was Second To None. It was also surprisingly forgiving. My misses tend to be on the toe and I found that hits off the toe seem to lose no distance or Direction. I wonder if this has something to do with the fact that there is a little bit of toe hang which is unusual in a mallet style putter like this. Perhaps the toe closing a little bit faster imparted some extra velocity that counteracted the miss along the toe. What I also found was that on longer putts those in the 20 to 30 foot range I was in consistently around or in the hole. It was as or more accurate than the other models tested at closer range. I consistently made three out of four or four out of five pets from inside 10 feet from every angle that I tested. The feel and look is phenomenal and you can tell that the craftsmanship in this putter is superior. It was made in the USA and was hand-finished by bettinardi. All the other models were made in China and assembled there. You can see the the craftsmanship was much better looking at the face Milling as an example. as such despite the higher price tag I elected to go for the bettinardi and cannot wait to put it into play as my season will only be getting started next week.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:36 AM

i have always had an eye for more of a classic blade putter, and there is no doubt that i put a better roll on the ball with an inovai. It doesnt look the best to me, but feels the best. Decisions, decisions.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:47 PM

3 rounds with it so far and the roll and alignment on this putter is amazing. More 1 putts than ever from 5 feet and out!!!
Only critique is that the back isnt as easy to pick up the ball with compared to other #7 style putters. But since I am holing more putts it's less of an issue!

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:25 PM

View Postmitchdoc, on 22 May 2017 - 08:47 PM, said:

3 rounds with it so far and the roll and alignment on this putter is amazing. More 1 putts than ever from 5 feet and out!!!
Only critique is that the back isnt as easy to pick up the ball with compared to other #7 style putters. But since I am holing more putts it's less of an issue!

Now you'll have to grab one of those rubber ball retrievers for your grip so you don't have to reach all the way down into the hole.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:43 AM

Still going back and forth between my 1.0 and 3.0. Love the heavier weight on my CB 1.0 but love the alignment on the 3.0. Might see if Bettinardi has a CB plate for the 3.0 but not going to hold my breath. Us lefties really get hosed...
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Adams red 20 Matrix Ozik Altus 80s
Callaway Apex Pro 2014 KBS Tour V X flex
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 06:49 PM

Got 2 rounds in with the 3.0 center shaft.   Very nice putter.  Alignment is super solid and I putt very well with it.  It's part of my 3head monster.  Machine and  2 bettis.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:42 AM

6 weeks in and definitely sinking ore putts than ever with this putter!
Feel is great and love its uniqueness

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:51 AM

Putter continues to shine for me.  Loving it.
LTD Pro - Chrome+ 6f4
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Posted 30 June 2017 - 07:00 AM

I have stuck with the 3.0 this season while I figure out the grip on my SeeMore Giant M1t.  The feel is where the Inovai shines the most.  LOVE it!  I think the feel coming off of the face is what helps me with distance control.  My lag putting has been tremendous.  It is very stable through the swing.  My only gripe is that I wish it came in an all-black version.
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 01:36 PM

1 month later still loving this putter. Distance control has been amazing. Lag putting had been outstanding!
5 feet and in is automatic.
Dropped my cap by 4 over last month and this club has helped.


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