Martin Hopley

The Bettinardi Studio Stock putter range offers classic shapes that are CNC milled from a single block of high quality mild carbon steel.

Bettinardi Studio Stock 8 Putter

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.

Bettinardi Studio Stock 8 Putter

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.

Bettinardi Studio Stock 8 Putter

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.

Bettinardi Studio Stock 8 Putter

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.

Bettinardi Studio Stock 8 Putter

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.

Bettinardi Studio Stock 8 Putter

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.

Bettinardi Studio Stock 8 Putter

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.

Bettinardi Studio Stock 8 Putter

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.

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars



Bettinardi Studio Stock Series 2017 Putter - Product Details

UK LaunchFebruary 2017
UK Launch RRP£309
USA LaunchFebruary 2017
USA Launch RRP$400
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts
Right Handed Lofts
Club Lengths33-35, 40-42 inches
GripDeep-etched Lamkin cord (Standard or Jumbo)
Putter ShapesBlade, Mallet
ModelsSS3 (Mallet), SS8 (Blade), SS28 (Semi-Mallet)
Putter InsertNo
Putter Face GroovesYes
Manufacturer's WebsiteBettinardi Website

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