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Nike’s Method Origin B1-01 and B2-01 putters

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If you follow our WITBs at GolfWRX, you know that Rory McIlroy switched putters to a Nike Method Origin putter at the 2015 Tour Championship, and it has been in the bag ever since.

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On April 22, Nike is releasing the Method Origin B1-01 and B2-01 putters, the latter of which is in the bag of McIlroy, who has won four times worldwide with the putter. Also, Charl Schwartzel won the 2016 Valspar Championship with a Method Origin B1-01 putter in his bag.

The new Method Origin putters are results of feedback and insight from McIlroy himself and Tiger Woods, according to Nike Golf representatives. The B1-01 has the square look Tiger prefers, while the B2-01 has the rounded look that McIlroy prefers.

First off, they’re made to have better distance control by minimizing the effect of off-center hits. To accomplish this, Nike used a layer of its RZN (resin) technology between the milled 304 stainless steel face and body, which helps better return energy from the putter to the golf ball on strikes that occur low on the face, heel or toe. The worse the mishit, the more benefit the technology provides over a standard putter, according to Nike.

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The putters also use Nike’s new poly-metal grooves for a better roll and softer feel. The linear grooves — there’s seven in total, which are smaller and thinner than the five that used to be on the company’s Method putters — are each comprised of two parts; a metal portion that “grabs” the ball for better roll, and a polymer portion that creates a softer feel.

The putters have four weight slots in their soles, allowing additional weight to be added to the head. The weights are also beneficial in controlling head weight for Nike’s CounterFlex versions, which have a 75-gram sliding weight in their 15-inch grips, allowing golfers to adjust their counterbalance effect.

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The Method origin B1-01 and B2-01 putters will be available for $349.99 in the standard models, and $419.99 with a CounterFlex grip.

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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. Keoni

    Mar 23, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Scooter; didn’t you mean it’s a Karsten Ping Anser?

  2. Brandon

    Mar 22, 2016 at 11:37 am

  3. Dj

    Mar 22, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Best putter out there. Now to decide which one I want

  4. Scooter McGavin

    Mar 22, 2016 at 8:11 am

    So it’s a Bobby Grace putter?

    • Charlie

      Mar 22, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Can you show us the putter(s) in question?

    • Brandon

      Mar 22, 2016 at 11:26 am

      You could say that. I have been waiting for a mainstream manufacturer to come out with something like this. I remember when Bobby first started using this tech right before he left MacGregor and he made the DCT(Distance Control Technology) putters. Then, when he started making his own designs the DCT turned into HSM(Hole Seeking Material) and started using material to create immediate roll. My only complaint was that the head designs he was using didn’t appeal to me.

      I am really shocked Taylormade or Odyssey didn’t do this about 4 years ago.

      Not really a Nike putter, but definitely will give this a STRONG consideration. It would be really cool if more manufacturers would start to put this kind of technology in their putters. It definitely makes it easier for amateurs who struggle with missing the sweet spot. Standing over a putt and not having to worry as much about distance control is a huge advantage for putters.

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Bettinardi unveils limited Wall St. Fat Cat putter and new ‘To the Mooon!’ headcovers

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Bettinardi has unveiled its latest Hive release: its Limited 1/5 QB6 Wall St. Gangster Fat Cat Putter and its ‘To The Mooon!’ Betti Boy headcovers.

The Wall St. Gangster Fat Cat putter features a completely hand stamped checker pattern across the shoulder and bumpers and intricately engraved T-Hive money bags and gold coins across the Micro-honeycomb face milling.

The flat-stick’s sole features a Wall Street Poison Gangster Fat Cat over a stock graph pattern, smoking a cigar, and the flat-stick is completed with a two-tone gold flame and Tour blast finish.

The limited one of five putter comes equipped with a special, rare tonal red Wall St. Gangster Fat Cat headcover made for this putter only and is paired with an exotic leather Gripmaster grip.

The ‘To The Moon’ Betti Boy headcover is the latest over from Bettinardi and features the Betti Boy riding the rocket to the moon stitched stitch across the front. The saying ‘To the Moon’ is on one side of the cover, with the moon stitched in glow-in-the-dark thread with stars across the cover.

The Limited 1/5 QB6 Wall St. Gangster Fat Cat Putter is available in The Hive today at 8 AM CT, while the Betti Boy headcovers drop today at 10 AM CT.

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WITB GolfWRX Members Edition: FlopShotGang

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Recently we put out the call for our members to submit their WITBs in our forum to be featured on the GolfWRX front page. Since then, our members have been responding in numbers!

Now it’s time to take a look at the bag of FlopShotGang.

*Full details on the submission process can be found here, and you can submit your WITB in this forum thread.*

Member: FlopShotGang

FlopShotGang WITB

Driver: Ping G410 Max (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: HZRDUS Smoke 6.5 70g

3-wood: Ping G410 LST (15.5 degrees)
Shaft: Pro Launch 75 X

Irons: Mizuno MP 20 HMB (3,4), MMC (5-PW)
Shafts: Nippon Modus 120 stiff, Nippon Modus 120 X-stiff

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged (50 degrees) and Vokey SM8 (54-S and 62-M @ 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 (36 inches)

Putter: Ping Heppler Ketsch (35.5 inches)

Get submitting your WITB in our forum as we’ll be publishing more and more of them on our front page over the coming days and weeks.

Feel free to make it your own too by including some thoughts on your setup, your age, handicap, etc. Anything you feel is relevant!

Share your WITBs here.

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Pros are just like us: Putting practice at the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational

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The great equalizer in the game of golf is putting, and just like every other golfer that plays the game, PGA Tour players are always working to improve their work with the flatstick.

Much like the short game, putting does not require brute strength and generally comes down to simple technique and repeatability. This week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, we spotted a lot of pros on the practice green working hard with all types of training aids trying to improve on just that.

Bryson’s GC Quad meases 400-yard drives and 3-foot putts.

Spieth is always grinding with his favorite Scotty Cameron.

You don’t get to be the 16th ranked player in the world like Matt Fitzpatrick without working hard on your putting.

Kevin Kisner spotted working on core stability

Shane Lowry using the popular “gate” drill

Ian Poulter has been recently searching for a putter—and that pile behind him indicates he’s still looking.

Poulter was even spotted checking in with others around the green

Jason Dufner using the “bellied wedge drill” to help level out his stroke and improve contact.

The Putting Arc is a classic training aid that we continue to see players utilize

The Pelz trainer continues to be one of the most popular tools on tour

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