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Bettinardi’s new 2019 Queen B and Studio Stock series putters

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It’s a special year for Bettinardi.

Typically, the company releases its BB Series and Queen B/Studio Stock series putters every two years; one year its new BB Series putters come out, then the next year its new Queen B and Studio Stock putters come out, and so forth. For 2019, it’s the year of the Queen B and Studio Stock putters. But not just that, 2019 also marks the 20th anniversary of Bettinardi Golf being in business.

When Bettinardi released its 2017 Queen B and Studio Stock putters, it was the first year that Bob Bettinardi brought nearly the entire production in house at its Tinley Park, Illinois location; now the company does everything aside from plating on the Queen B putters (which are plated in California) in house. Bettinardi has said he wants more control over the process, and the company now has four CNC-milling machines on location.

Now, and as the product of that closer control, Bettinardi is releasing new Queen B and Studio Stock putters. Each of the new putters will be available for pre-order on Thursday on Bettinardi’s website, and they will be publicly available worldwide on January 19, 2019. Let’s see what Bettinardi and his team came up with this year.

Bettinardi Queen B 2019 putters ($400)

Each of the three new head models weigh in at 362 grams. They have micro honeycomb face milling, Soft Carbon bodies, “champagne silver” finishes, and they come with Tiffany blue headcovers and color schemes.

“The new Queen B lineup is perfect in terms of appearance, performance, and feel,” said Sam Bettinardi, Vice President of Bettinardi Golf. “We’ve improved upon two winning designs with the QB5 and QB6, and added a sleek mallet option with our trademark crescent neck with the 10. This is the first year the Queen B Series offers 3 head shapes, and with the demand and excitement for the range, we are proud to expand upon it.”

Queen B #5

 

  • Dexterity: Right handed
  • Lie, loft: 70 degrees, 3 degrees
  • Length: 33-35 inches
  • Toe Hang 1/2
  • Grip Options: Standard/jumbo

Queen B #6

  • Dexterity: Right/left handed
  • Lie, loft: 70 degrees, 3 degrees
  • Length: 33-35 inches
  • Toe Hang 1/8
  • Grip Options: Standard/jumbo

 

Queen B #10

  • Dexterity: Right handed
  • Lie, loft: 70 degrees, 3 degrees
  • Length: 33-35 inches
  • Toe Hang 1/2
  • Grip Options: Standard/jumbo

Bettinardi Studio Stock 2019 putters ($450)

The five new Studio Stock putters are milled from 303 stainless steel. They have a “rich platinum” finish, they’re hand polished, and they have a 20-percent deeper F.I.T. Face (Feel Impact Technology) for a softer feel, according to Bettinardi.

“Every year we look to raise the standard in our production line by incorporating new technology and refining our head shapes, by working with the best players in the world,” said Master Putter Designer Bob Bettinardi. “This year we’ve achieved just that by incorporating 303 Stainless Steel into the line, and milling our F.I.T. Face 20 percent deeper for an inimitable feel at impact across four solid head shapes.”

SS 2

  • Weight: 358 grams
  • Lie, loft: 70 degrees, 3 degrees
  • Dexterity: Right handed
  • Length: 33-35 inches
  • Toe hang: 1/4
  • Grip options: Standard/Jumbo

SS 28

  • Weight: 358 grams
  • Lie, loft: 70 degrees, 3 degrees
  • Dexterity: Right handed
  • Length: 33-35 inches
  • Toe hang: 1/4
  • Grip options: Standard/Jumbo

SS 28 Armlock

  • Weight: 400 grams
  • Lie, loft: 71 degrees, 5 degrees
  • Dexterity: Right handed
  • Lengths: 40, 40.5, 41, 41.5 and 42 inches
  • Toe hang: 1/8
  • Grip options: 15-inch armlock

SS 28 Center Shaft

  • Weight: 358 grams
  • Lie, loft: 70 degrees, 3 degrees
  • Dexterity: Right handed
  • Length: 33-35 inches
  • Toe hang: 1/2
  • Grip options: Standard/Jumbo

SS 38

  • Weight: 358 grams
  • Lie, loft: 70 degrees, 3 degrees
  • Dexterity: Right handed
  • Length: 33-35 inches
  • Toe hang: 1/8
  • Grip options: Standard/Jumbo
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  1. Jordan

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Lots of insecure “men” here afraid to use a putter that’s a little feminine looking. QB6 is better than anything I’ve used and a hell of a lot nicer than any OTR Scotty I’ve owned.

    If you need a manly putter to be comfortable by all means go with what works. Won’t be ditching my QB any time soon.

  2. Sophia Sturrup

    Jan 2, 2019 at 11:32 am

    süperrsin beee

  3. Dan in Chicago

    Nov 1, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    I used to buy their putters, then they blocked me on Twitter for a simple “WTF” tweet to their 2nd amendment headcover. I’ll never buy from them again. Wish their egos were as hard as the metal they mill.

    Truth is, all of their headcovers and putters are tacky and amateur looking. They have a great feel, but they look like clown sticks.

    • Travis

      Mar 3, 2019 at 11:14 am

      Clearly you’re more upset about them blocking you and now you’re projecting that anger. I bet they weren’t “clown sticks” when you bought them, but now that you protest them you also feel compelled to make fun of them to try and get back at them. Not sure how a fully milled putter with navy paint fill looks “amateurish” or like a “clown stick”.

  4. Ardbeggar

    Nov 1, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Nice looking putters, but my Evnroll is basically not replaceable any time soon.

  5. allan

    Nov 1, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The aqua color Queen Bs are aimed for the ladies and effeminatized gearhead market…. soooo obvious.

  6. AD

    Nov 1, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Thankfully I jumped on a QB8 last year, as it looks like they’re not offering that headshape this year. I absolutely love my QB and can only laugh at the comments focused on the ‘aesthetics’ of looking like a women’s putter. If you’re that insecure about putting a pastel colored headcover/club into play, I think you’re focused on the wrong aspect of the game. But lots of males don’t bat an eye at wearing a shirt that color, right?

  7. Tom

    Nov 1, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    “Queen B”? is this line for those who identify as queens? uh, no thanks!

    • Travis

      Mar 3, 2019 at 11:12 am

      Someone is clearly homophobic and insecure

  8. dat

    Nov 1, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    $400 is asking a bit much for the looks and “performance” these offer.

  9. DB

    Nov 1, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Love that new QB-10 headshape, but the font and colors are a big fail. They should have remade this line as just the “Bee” line or something, drop the cursive font and tiffany blue.

  10. Cdub

    Nov 1, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Meh. Too expensive. Headcover is awesome though

  11. RH

    Nov 1, 2018 at 11:10 am

    How is the armlock only 33 to 35″. There is no way that is accurate.

    • Travis

      Mar 3, 2019 at 11:15 am

      It’s inaccurate. The arm lock putters are 40-42”.

  12. Robert Carey

    Nov 1, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Feel the same way. Looks a bit too lady-like for me.

  13. BettiBoop

    Nov 1, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Way to make a whole line of putters that look like women’s putters. Nothing wrong with that but you’re not marketing them to women specifically so I fail to understand the point. A large percentage of men would not ever but that Queen B line. The headcover alone is a giant fail.

    • bb

      Nov 1, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      You have no idea what you’re talking about. The queen bee line was originally designed for ladies with the help of Bettinardi’s wife. Turns out the majority of people buying them by far are men. It’s the same with the Cameron & Crown line. The queen bee putters are among the best selling for Bettinardi, you can thank men for that.

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TOUR REPORT: Details on JT’s new ultra-custom Scotty Cameron putter

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The PGA Tour is in McKinney, Texas this week for the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch, where players will have their final opportunities to tune up for the year’s second major, or to qualify for the event if they haven’t already.

It’s the proverbial calm before the PGA Championship storm next week at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Of course, there’s nothing calm about the Texas wind this week, but you get the point.

As always, GolfWRX was live on site ahead of the Byron Nelson to take a look into players’ bags and see what gear they’re playing, and why.

We saw two particularly interesting custom clubs this week (Justin Thomas’ new putter, and Maverick McNealy’s super custom irons), and caught up with two players’ bags we haven’t photographed in a while (Jason Day and Justin Leonard).

Let’s dive right into this week’s Tour Report from Texas.

Max Homa speaks after his Wells Fargo victory

Following his fourth career PGA Tour victory, Max Homa joined our Two Guys Talking Golf (TG2) podcast to speak on his latest Titleist gear changes, his dream celebrity foursome, and what it feels like to win on the PGA Tour. As a biased co-host of the show, I suggest listening to the entire episode, but if you’re only in it for the Homa interview (understandable), skip to the 41:10 mark in the SoundCloud embed above. Or, check it out on YouTube here.

Odyssey’s Texas wedge

With the dry and windy conditions in Texas, the “Texas wedge” is more of an option this week than usual. For those who may not get the reference, a “Texas wedge” is when you decide to use a putter from off the green rather than chipping the ball into the air. Personally, as someone who has struggled with his chipping in recent years, the Texas wedge can be a savior of wasted strokes around the green.

Need work on your chipping? Check out this GolfWRX article: 5 “secrets” to improve your wedge game.

Details on Justin Thomas’ new Scotty Cameron putter

Justin Thomas has won 14 times on the PGA Tour, and most of his victories have come using the Scotty Cameron X5 Tour putter pictured above. Take particular note of the back cavity, the short slant neck, and the milled face.

Despite his prodigious performance with the trusty X5, Thomas came to the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson with a new putter in the bag. Pictured below, it’s an ultra-custom Scotty Cameron T5 prototype.

While the head shape is nearly identical to his previous gamer, it has smoother milling marks on the face, a plumbers “knuckle” neck, and a plate added to the back cavity.

The “knuckle” neck features a silvered-out shaft piece that helps extend the neck to give Thomas the look and feel that he wants. The slightly different toe hang compared to his previous gamer works to help stabilize the face better throughout his stroke for a more consistent strike and starting direction, according to Scotty Cameron tour rep Drew Page.

The lightweight aluminum back plating in the cavity helps provide the right sound for Thomas. Back at the 2021 British Open, Thomas put a similar prototype putter into play that didn’t have the back plating, and he was looking for a slightly different sound.

“He started working with a knuckle neck last year before the British Open,” Page told GolfWRX on Tuesday. “He put the first version of it in play at the British Open. Then afterwards he came back with feedback for us, what he liked, what he didn’t like, and what he wanted to see out of it. We were able to create that…

“He was like, ‘Alright lets get into current product,’ so that’s why we went that direction. He can see something new, and he knew if he does get into it as a full time thing, there’s no shortage of current product to get, or head shapes, or new heads in that line if we want to alter necks.

“We’re still learning a little bit about everything it helps him with and what he loves. It stabilizes the stroke a little bit. His open to closure rate is just better, it’s more consistent as far as his strike and starting on line. He can feel it throughout the stroke a little bit. A player like that, it’s very much about honing in and being in touch with what they feel throughout the stroke. That produces confidence in being able to make putts, which is huge.”

See more photos of JT’s new putter here.

Embrace yourself

Cooper Dossey, a Ping staffer playing in the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson, speaks with a slight stutter when saying certain words (such as “root beer”), or in certain situations.

Rather than shying away from the speech impediment, Dossey embraces it by stamping his Ping PLD putter with “Stutter King,” and stamping “Root Beer” on his Ping Glide wedge.

Kudos, Cooper.

Cooper Dossey’s Full 2022 WITB. 

Jason Day’s scratched up red Spider, and custom Odyssey protos

This week, we caught up with 2015 PGA Champion Jason Day to check out what clubs he’s using as an equipment free agent in 2022. Click here to see his full WITB.

Last week at the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship, Day switched back into his famous TaylorMade Spider Tour Limited Red putter that he popularized in 2016. Unfortunately, he’s since dropped the putter on a cart path and scratched the sole plate. Luckily, though, the putter still functions properly; it just has more character now.

That wasn’t the only putter he had in the bag on Tuesday, though. Although he said he plans to continue using the red Spider, Day was also testing out two different Odyssey Toulon “J Daytona” mallet putters.

More photos of Jason Day’s 2022 WITB. 

Maverick McNealy’s irons

For most of his professional career, Maverick McNealy has gone back and forth between a set of Callaway Apex MB irons, and a set of Nike VR Pro blades that he’s used for years.

For the last year, however, McNealy and Callaway have been working on an ultra custom 1-of-1 set of Apex MB irons that more closely match the looks, feel and performance that McNealy is searching for.

This week at the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson, McNealy unveiled the set for the first time on the PGA Tour.

Check out the full story behind the custom irons here.

Here’s a snippet of what McNealy had to say about the irons:

“For me, getting that center of gravity out towards the toe, or should I say, getting that center of gravity further away from the hosel, gives me more club head awareness on the way down. It slows down the closure rate and keeps the club face square longer. I found out with other blades, because they’re so short heel to toe, and the center of gravity is so close to the heel, that I was shutting them down too fast for me. So these help keep the club face square on the way back and give me that awareness on the way through.

“We’re measuring offsets, impact height, location, lead groove height, there’s just so many little details that change the way you deliver the club, the way you feel it. The next thing we’re looking at is making sure every iron is spinning exactly the way we want through the bag especially with the new golf ball, the prototype golf ball (Chrome Soft X) that I’ve been playing from Callaway, which is awesome. It’s pretty cool to get to match an iron and a golf ball to hit exactly the flight I want to through the bag.”

Check out all of our photos of the irons. 

Justin Leonard 2022 WITB update

Justin Leonard, a 12-time PGA Tour winner from nearby Dallas, Texas, is playing in the AT&T Byron Nelson this week. The 49-year-old is now likely preparing for his Champion Tours debut in the near future, and nowadays he has a bag full of Callaway/Odyssey equipment. It’s always fun to see what clubs the legends decide to use as they continue into their later years in the game.

Make sure to check out his full 2022 WITB here.

And with that, we wrap up this week’s Tour Report from Texas. We’ll see you next week in Oklahoma for the 2022 PGA Championship!

Check out all of our photos from the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson here.

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Best Mizuno irons of all time? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Mizuno irons. WRXer ‘Tomathist’ wants to know what model are considered the best in each iron category, and our members have been sharing their thoughts in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Mp14forlife: “Mp14. None of this crazy has to have a razor-thin top line nonsense, or crazy has to have zero offset nonsense. Easy to hit for a blade, Little bit of offset and a top line that gives you a bit of confidence and buttery feel! Great clubs!”
  • golf_junkie_85: “MP-33, these are the irons Tiger would’ve used if Titleist didn’t sign him up.”
  • Mirsir69: “Mp-33 has to be up there. All around I would go with the Mizuno pro 223’s though as they’re so versatile and still quite appealing. My only complaint there is I wish they would have forged the 7 iron the same was that they did 8-PW. I don’t mind the 4, 5, & 6 being a little bit hotter. Maybe could’ve gotten away with the 6 being forged as well, but I’m picky about feel.”

Entire Thread: “Best Mizuno irons of all time? – GolfWRXers discuss

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (5/13/22): Callaway UW

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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 Callaway UW.

From the seller (@tmaze177): “Callaway UW 19° standard length, RDX Black 5.5 shaft. Hit less than a dozen times. $245”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Callaway UW

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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