The Bettinardi Studio Stock putter range offers classic shapes that are CNC milled from a single block of high quality mild carbon steel.
There are currently three heads in the range with a variety of heel shafted, centre shafted and longer Matt Kuchar Arm Lock shaft options to suit your preferred style.
Customisation is a big part of the offering as if you buy direct from the Bettinardi site, you customise the length from 33 to 35 inches, the lie from 68° to 74°, the loft from 1° to 5° and the grip size, which is more than most manufacturers will do.
All the models have the same features and our test version is the Bettinardi Studio Stock 8 putter that features a classic plumbers neck hosel and a familiar head shape with heel/toe weighting and a high toe.
The Mercury Grey finish gives the Studio Stock range a classy look and the subtle sight line stands out at address enough for those who like that sort of thing.
The face features the F.I.T. (Feel Impact Technology) design that uses a section that is milled with grooves to create a softer feel.
It looks like an insert but it is still part of the face and the feel benefits come from have less points of contact with the golf ball. This also makes it sound a little higher pitched and slightly more hollow than similar all steel putters, so your ears may like that or not.
The feel for me is good without being great and if you are familiar with Bettinardi putters, it probably does not feel as soft as their Micro-Honeycomb face pattern that is currently on the Queen B range.
If you like lots of feedback from your putts then the Studio Stock will be up your street as the sound and feel feedback makes it clear where on the face you have struck the ball, especially if it is outside of the F.I.T. section.
As putters go, the blade models are not as forgiving as a mallet like the Bettinardi Innovai, so if you are a good putter and like a classic shaped, all metal putter then this is where the Studio Stock range comes in.
It is also has quite a premium price and that will be as a result of the CNC milling and the high level of customisation available. This is all very commendable and the looks and service can justify the price, so it will be up to you whether the feel and performance does too.