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Bettinardi’s Military-inspired, limited-edition BB1 Armageddon putter

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With a passion for military, Robert Bettinardi has created a prototype putter inspired by military-grade weaponry. The BB1 Armageddon has a topline made to look like a Picatinny Rail, a term that has evolved from a military standard, and more specifically a “MIL-STD-1913 (AR).”

Armageddon Sole

The putters are made from soft carbon steel with Bettinardi’s F.I.T. (Feel Impact Technology) Faces for better feel and roll. For that stealthy military look, the putters have a new “Flat Dark Earth TPT” finish applied to both the putter heads and shafts. Filling out the look are hits of a hunter’s orange color on the sole, hosel and topline, and it comes with an orange Lamkin Deep-Etched grip.

Robert Bettinardi also developed the headcovers, called “UPatch,” which are made of velcro and allow golfers to apply custom patches in different locations to personalize the look. Bettinardi will be making four patches available for stock purchase.

Bettinardi’s BB1 Armageddon will sell for $550 apiece on The Hive starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday May 26, and at select Bettinardi Specialty Accounts on June 2. Only 200 putters are available, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Warriors of Freedom charity.

Armageddon Sightline

Specs

  • Weight: 350 grams
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees
  • Loft: 3 degrees
  • Toe Hang: Half
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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. Mad-Mex

    May 31, 2017 at 12:24 am

    I noticed a trend, GolfWRX “writers” don’t answer questions nor comments unless they are being given praised.

  2. Mad-Mex

    May 28, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    With 20+ years of military service, I can say most if not all the equipment I used was function based.
    A military inspired IMHO would have been a putter would be sand blasted or with no finish at all, edges smoothed down a bit. Minimum stamping/engraving, smooth sole. Headcover canvas with stencil like stitching, again, minimum.

    And like it has been said, I would have loved to know what percent is being donated.

  3. MilSpec

    May 25, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    This is cool…but nobody in the military could ever actually afford this stick…wish he could make a mil only version!

  4. rebfan73

    May 25, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Agreed. I don’t like he “stole” Ping’s grooves on the face……..

  5. ooffa

    May 25, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    What is the portion of the proceeds that are being donated. 1%, 10%, how bout 100%, That would be a nice gesture. It’s only 200 putters c’mon if you’re gonna step to the plate do it right!

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Bryson’s current situation with Cobra revealed as he uses TaylorMade driver at Saudi International

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At this week’s Saudi International, Bryson DeChambeau surprised golf fans by putting TaylorMade’s Stealth Plus 2 driver in the bag. Bryson has been a long time staffer at Cobra Golf and it was a shock to see the 28-year-old with a driver from a different OEM to begin his season.

 

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Per Dan Rapaport of Barstool Sports, a Cobra rep has confirmed that Bryson is simply out of contract with the brand, but that the two parties are currently in discussion about this year and the future.

In our forums, our members have been discussing the changeup from DeChambeau, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • FifeRiviera: “Honestly Cobra woods are the single most underrated pieces of equipment on the market.”
  • Lacey Underall: “Just my guess – everyone on LIV will be an equipment free agent soon.”
  • KimmerBH: “Never been a fan of Bryson but I do miss seeing him play every week along with some others that went to LIV. He was definitely entertaining to watch, I’ll give him that.”

Entire Thread: “Bryson using Taylormade Stealth Plus 2 driver at Saudi International; Current situation with Cobra”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (2/3/23): Ping WRX PLD ‘Hovi’ putter

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Ping WRX PLD ‘Hovi’ putter

From the seller (@ctgolfnut66): “Ping WRX PLD “Hovi” model DS72, through the custom PLD program at Ping.  Patina finish, will show some rust over time.  Completely blank with no sightlines, no sole markings, great face milling.  Great looking putter.  Spec tag from Ping WRX is below, but 2* of loft, 2* flat lie from standard, 33.5” length.  Black and white Superstroke 1.0 grip.  Comes with the mint PLD cover with the one red pepper.  Looking for $1100 shipped OBO.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Ping WRX PLD ‘Hovi’ putter

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Amanda Balionis Renner WITB 2023 (February)

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Driver: Callaway Paradym (12 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Ascent 50 A

3-wood: Callaway Paradym HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Ascent 50 A

7-wood: Callaway Paradym (21 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Ascent 50 A

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (21 degrees)
Shaft: Project X Evenflow Riptide 50 A

Irons: Callaway Paradym (4-SW)
Shafts: Aldila Ascent 50 A

Putter: Odyssey Toulon Design San Diego
Shaft: LA Golf TPZ 105

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