Never seen a Bettinardi on tour
Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:23 AM
was it milled? becuase that's what they're talking about when they say "one piece"--they mean "one piece milled"
Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:35 AM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:54 AM
well, that's not the point. cast ansers didn't have shaft/head joint at hte hosel either, but they were cast. bettinardi's technology was a one-piece 100% milled head.
if you do break it, lamont/slighter can weld it back together. at least, if it's not graphite that is. but, that kind of defeats the purpose of a one-piece head now doens't it.
in my 20 years of playing golf, i've never broken nor seen anyone break a putter at the head/neck joint, but i understand it does happen. i have no clue how, though. anger? driving over it with the golf cart? using your putter to tee off? oh well.
Edited by hebron1427, 04 May 2012 - 11:56 AM.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:16 PM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:50 PM
Not the first one-piece putter, but the first one-piece milled putter head. Prior to Bob doing this, putter heads were milled separately and welded to the neck. Bob figured out how to mill the head and the neck from one piece of steel.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:30 PM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:36 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:28 AM
I recently picked up an old Ben Hogan by Bettinardi BHB3-X and really like it and I am keeping my eyes open for another one. It may not replace the Ping that's in my bag, but it's a Great putter.
Also - Just my thoughts on the smaller shop Bob runs; I think that is the best way to do it. Quality is more important than quantity in my eyes...
Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:38 PM
Awesome...talk about good marketing/service. Do you know what their BB series cost?
Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:19 PM
This is a good link for all things Bettinardi. And I do, for some unknown reason, believe the Bob Bettinardi and Scotty Cameron worked together at some point in time. Will have to investigate this more. Maybe while working for Ray Cook???? ................
Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:21 PM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:45 PM
I thought its been since the late 90's since Bettinardi has done any milling from Cameron?
If true, I doubt there are many Cameron's from that era being used on tour currently. Unless you didn't mean right now right now.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:55 AM
I had one of those too, it was green and had a milled face... It was pretty bad a** at the time... It broke in half in my trunk when I got rear ended.
Yeah, that was back before everybody and his brother had a $300 Scotty. I had just started playing golf and thought that was about the fanciest putter you could ever want to putt with. I won a golf-trivia contest on a call-in radio show and got a gift certificate to the local golf store. Spent the whole thing and a couple dollars to boot on that Kunnan. It had a great feel and put a good roll on the ball.
Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:53 AM
Mikes a good guy, you'll enjoy it.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:59 PM