The new phone book’s here! The new phone book’s here!
Nothing starts an article about putters better than a movie quote from 1979. I’m willing to bet that some of you were not even playing golf, or alive, in 1979. If you are unfamiliar with the Steve Martin movie The Jerk, you really should go and watch it, or at least watch this YouTube clip so you can relate to what I am feeling about these new Bettinardi putters.
In that scene, Navin experiences what I would define as pure joy when he sees that he is finally listed in the phone book. Yes young folk, phone numbers used to be listed in books.
This is the time of the year when I typically tap into near-Navin levels of excitement when the boxes of new putters arrive on my doorstep.
Though I’ll deny it, my wife would likely tell you “The new putters are here! The new putters are here!” has come out of my mouth more than once.
The New Bettinardis Are Here
Our first look at 2018’s putters comes in the form of the new 2018 Bettinardi Golf BB and iNOVAi lines. Keeping true to their word, Bettinardi is following a two-year release cycle for their putter lines, alternating years between the BB/iNOVAi and Studio Stock/Queen B lines. You can expect the BBs in the even-numbered years, and the SSs in the odd for the foreseeable future.
Let’s take a look at what the new lines are all about.
2018 Bettinardi BB Line Specs
- Material: Soft Carbon Steel (BB56 is 6061 aluminum and 303 stainless steel)
- Weight: 350g
- Face: Super Fly Mill
- Finish: Stealth Black
- Lie/Loft: 70°/3°
- Length: 33”-35”
- Grip: Lamkin Deep Etched with cord
- Models: 4
- Dexterity: BB1 & BB56 Right and Left Handed/BB29 & BB39 Right Handed only
- MSRP: $300.00
General Features: 2018 Bettinardi BB Line
Perhaps the looks of a putter are not the first thing that one should be concerned with when shopping for a new stick, but I’m willing to admit looks are probably the first aspect of a putter that I check out.
If I were to describe the looks of the 2018 BB line in one word it would be bolassic. Linguists reading this know that bolassic is the accepted conjugation of bold and classic. College students, feel free to include bolassic in your next paper. It’s an English professor favorite.
Though these BBs lack the lime green and stepless silver shafts of their 2016 ancestors, the black finish – coupled with the yellow paint and grip – still makes a bold statement. It’s not just Wiz Khalifa who knows that black and yellow always pop together.
At the same time though, the new color scheme, when combined with the more traditional shaft, results in a putter that I feel looks like a classic Bettinardi design. The 2018 aesthetics don’t scream look at me like they did in 2016. Instead, I bet this time around it will be golfers saying look at that.
Face and Fit
The 2018 BB putters all feature Bettinardi’s Super-Fly face milling. This too is new for 2018 as the previous BB models all had Micro Honeycomb milling. According to the Bettinardi literature, the Super-Fly face milling will produce a softer feel than the Micro Honeycomb. It’s not as soft as the F.I.T face, but I’ll attest that when you couple Super-Fly milling with carbon steel construction, you get a very soft feel at impact.
I could really feel the difference face milling makes when comparing feel between the Super-Fly BB56 and the F.I.T. faced iNOVAi 5.0. Though both heads are made of aluminum, the impact feels are markedly different, although one should likely include geometric construction differences in the feel conversation as well.
As for fit, Bettinardi’s BB putters should match up with straight (BB39 & BB56) and slight-to-strong (BB1 & BB29) swing paths. It’s worth noting that the two mallets are not actually face-balanced, featuring just a touch of toe hang. If you are looking for a putter with 1/4 toe hang, you’ll need to check out the Studio Stock or Queen B lines. However, when you do look at the Bettinardi catalog as a whole, you’ll see a pretty comprehensive fitting scheme, with multiple models fitting multiple swing paths.
Next, let’s take a closer look at the 2018 Models
The BB1, our classic blade-style putter, has received unique cosmetic and performance upgrades for 2018 which includes a neck that has been moved slightly forward towards the sweet spot which promotes less toe hang. The traditional Honeycomb face has been replaced in favor of our aggressive Flymill milling technique, which produces a softer feel at impact. A new Stealth Black finish is complimented with an electric yellow paint scheme, reducing glare and improving aim optics. Available in both right and left-hand models, the BB1 comes with a Flymill pattern headcover and a matching deep-etch cord Lamkin grip available in standard or jumbo sizes.
What can you say about the BB1 except that it is the workhorse of the BB line. Though I’ve no data to back my claim, I bet that Bettinardi sells more BB1s than any other head style. Add in that you lefty golfers can game the BB1 as well, and you have the potential for even more BB1s finding bags.
Why are so many BB1s finding bags? I think that the BB1 is where the “classic” descriptor fits best. The heel-toe weighted blade has been a classic design back to its inception in Karsten Solheim’s workshop. Every putter maker out there has a version of this design, some that lean more modern, and others that reflect the design’s classic nature. Even with the bold yellow color and Super-Fly milling, I still feel that this incarnation of the BB1 fits in better as a classic. Golfers are comfortable with the heel-toe design, and the BB1 is a solid version of that design, and so off to the bags they go.
New to the 2018 BB Series, this traditional heel-toe weighted blade features a squared frame, crowned topline and a mid-slant neck – all attributes designed to promote ideal hand positioning and locked in feeling at address. Milled from Soft Carbon steel, the aggressive Super-Fly face milling produces a softer feel than the previous Honeycomb pattern. This pleasing design utilizes an electric yellow paint scheme set against our new Stealth Black finish. The putter comes with a Flymill pattern headcover and a matching deep-etch cord Lamkin grip available in standard or jumbo sizes.
Grab your picks and torches Minecraft players, Bettinardi has a new putter for you. Now I’m not saying that the BB29 is blocky, but damn, the BB29 is blocky! You’ll not find sweeping bumpers on this one. The bumpers on this one are big and 80’s fashion shoulder pads square. Blocky may be just what your eye is looking for though.
Take a look at the address photo for the BB29. It’s all business. Every angle sets you up square to the target. Bumpers line up square. The face lines up square. The cavity and the edges of the putter line up square as well. I’ve owned more than one putter where the geometry at address confuses my eye. The BB29 is not one of them. When you drop it behind the ball, you know exactly where the ball is headed. Remember, if it’s too blocky for your eye, there’s the BB1 for ya.
The BB39 mallet, with its elongated flange and rounded edges, is the most visually striking putter in the new BB Series lineup. An extended flange increases the perimeter weight distribution for a consistently solid strike, while the elongated sightline simultaneously creates visual confidence at address. The craftsmanship that goes into making every Bettinardi unique is on full display with this new design. The BB39 comes with a Flymill pattern mallet headcover along with a matching deep-etch cord Lamkin grip available in standard or jumbo sizes.
The BB39 fills the rounded mallet spot this time around, replacing the now relegated BB40. The BB39 really only resembles the outgoing BB40 in the fact that it’s a round mallet. Though the BB56 probably wants to have a talk about the most visually striking quote, the BB39 is a beast sporting a larger footprint and more face-to-tail stoutness than the BB40.
I thought I recognized the BB39 when I first saw it, but couldn’t quite place my recognition. Specifically, the BB39’s bumpers looked really familiar.
A bit later, I realized that they look a whole lot like the bumpers on the Signature 6 from 2013. No, I don’t remember what the bumpers looked like on all putters from five years ago, but the Sig 6 sticks in my memory as it was the very first winner of a Most Wanted putter competition. Obviously, we are not going to crown the BB39 Most Wanted because it looks like a past winner, but I’ll definitely be performance curious if Bettinardi enters this one in the 2018 competition.
By utilizing features from both the Antidote and iNOVAi, the BB56 is the most intricate and advanced putter in the BB Series lineup. The body is milled from 6061 military grade aluminum and features a special topline weight made of 303 Stainless Steel. By relocating the stainless steel weight directly behind and above the equator of the ball at address, combined with a high MOI head shape, the Center of Gravity is raised resulting in consistently solid contact and proper roll, even on miss hits. Vented channel grooves on the sole and flange create an aerodynamic appearance at address, further improving aim characteristics. Available in both right hand and left-hand models, the BB56 comes with a Flymill pattern MOI headcover and a matching deep-etch cord Lamkin grip available in either standard or jumbo sizes.
Bettinardi has made some ugly “BB50’s” mallets. BBs numbered in the 50s are typically big mallets, often made of aluminum, featuring stainless steel somewhere for weight. I can only speak for my tastes, but the marriage of stainless and aluminum usually looks forced. It may be effective for controlling MOI and balance, but a big lump of stainless on the back edge just proved distracting for me.
Not so with the BB56. This time, the marriage of stainless and aluminum is visually pleasing and balanced. The stainless still draws in your eye, but rather than being a distraction, the placement of the stainless bar down the spine of the putter now draws the eye to the target line.
What you may not realize about the BB56 is that the top-of-the-putter placement of the heavier stainless steel also promotes better ball roll. This elevated weighting scheme is similar to what Bettinardi incorporated into their Antidote line. Those of you who were not fans of the none-more-square looks of the Antidote mallet should be more pleased with the aesthetics of the BB56. This one too will hopefully make its way into Most Wanted testing. If performance data can be coupled with improved looks, the BB56 may dispel some of my haunting BB50s memories.
Bettinardi iNOVAi 5.0
Thanks to the success of its predecessors, the iNOVAi 5.0 looks to remain at the capstone example of Bettinardi craftsmanship and ingenuity. Classic features that remain from previous iterations are the bi-metal construction, black anodized finish, and F.I.T. (Feel-Impact-Technology) Face. The most noticeable new design characteristic is the hand polished 303 stainless steel weight which now creates a rounded mallet appearance, only adding to the steady strike attributes while increasing MOI numbers that this family of putters is known for. The iNOVAi is available in both heel shafted, and center-shafted options and all iNOVAi models come with a special MOI headcover and matching deep-etch Lamkin grip in standard or jumbo sizes.
To my eye, the first Bettinardi iNOVAi was not the greatest looking putter. I liked that you could turn it sideways and see a face, but the big “mouth” of stainless always looked strange, much like the older BB50s I suppose. The iNOVAi 3.0 looked way better but was not my friend when it came to actual hole hitting. I needed looks and performance.
After a few weeks of testing, the new iNOVAi 5.0 is proving to be pure Goldilocks. Yep, it’s just right.
The iNOVAi 5.0 sets up nicely at address, with the top line and cavity lines facilitating easy targeting. Those of you rolling Odyssey #7 putters should feel immediately comfortable with the iNOVAi 5.0’s alignment scheme, even though it is decidedly un-fanglike.
Bettinardi iNOVAi 5.0 Center Shaft
What has kept the iNOVAi 5.0 in my bag though is the wonderfully balanced feel during the stroke. I trust this putter to not go AWOL on its way back to the ball. I mentioned above that the FIT face feels softer than the Super Fly milled face, and for me, this translates to better distance control. Those of you who have followed my putting foibles through my years here at MGS know that distance control (aka eighteen inches short) is my primary putting issue. The more I use the iNOVAi 5.0, the better my touch is developing. Soon I’ll only be missing short by nine inches!
My tester has the large version of the Lamkin deep etched grip, and I found it an easy and comfortable transition from my SuperStroke 2.0. The non-cord version of the grip on the iNOVAi is much softer than the cord version found on the BB series. Both versions are comfortable, but I prefer the softer version.
And no, you’ll likely not be able to scoop the ball off the green with the iNOVAi 5.0. The stainless flange is just too tall. However, the ball will stay in the putter’s hole if you lower the iNOVAi on to it, allowing for easy pickup. No scooping, but no bending either.
More Than Wall Hangers?
A few weeks back, MGS owner (and my boss) Adam posted a video about no-tech putters not helping golfers make more putts. With this in mind I asked Sam Bettinardi the following question:
What technology is present in the Bettinardi putters that will actually help golfers make more putts?
We are similar to smaller companies out there in the fact that we don’t pay big contracts to have players using our product, they use it #1 because of look, #2 feel, and #3 service and trusting in our process (making everything in-house, on our own machines).
As far as new technology in the production line our BB56 offers a COG story that no one is talking about in putting. We raised the center of gravity on this putter by placing the Stainless steel weight above the equator of the golf ball, and increased the size of the putter head for higher MOI numbers.
The iNOVAi 5.0 has higher MOI numbers than the 3.0 because of the connected Stainless steel rear piece which moves more weight to the back of the putter, promoting a more smooth and stable stroke, less resistant to twisting or turning.
As I mentioned above, I was impressed enough with the iNOVAi 5.0 to put it in my bag almost immediately. Having rolled the other two versions of the iNOVAi, I can tell that this one does swing differently.
As for the BB56, Bettinardi may be on to something there as well. This may be the Antidote weighting technology that golfers are able to swallow visually. It’s easy to align, and the roll on the ball is vigorous. Hopefully, both of these putters will be in the 2018 Most Wanted mallet competition. I can’t wait to see how they perform.
But Wait, There’s More
So there you have all of the info, and then some, about the new for 2018 Bettinardi BB and iNOVAi putters lines. You have the classic Bettinardi designs, like the BB1, and the fresh off the design table models like the iNOVAi 5.0 and the BB56.
Speaking of the BB56, Bettinardi is so excited about this putter that they want one of you to have one. That’s right; we have one to give away. Just leave a comment below telling us about your current gamer and which of the new Bettinardi models is your favorite, and you’ll be entered to win.
Random winner. Only one entry per person. You know the drill.
You can find out more about the 2018 putters, and about other Bettinardi’s Made in the USA metal creations at Bettinardi.com.
Sean M5 years ago
I currently play an Odyssey Metal-X D.A.R.T and I like the look of the BB56; nice contrast with the stainless steel weight and I’m a fan of the big alignment aid, need all the help I can get!
Donn Rutkoff5 years ago
I use an old Taylormade 407 and also a David Musty handmade wooden mallet that I love. I would like try a Bett iNOVAi, the bagel style. Also hope to test the softer feel new metal alloy faces.
Jorge Montes Martinez5 years ago
As a left hand golfer, it is a pity that we don’t have chance to get all models of this fantastic brand. Hope to try and buy one in a short future.
Terry Potter5 years ago
I have a Ping Answer 2. It needs a retirement. Please send me the new Bettinardi. I really need another option.
Ronnie P5 years ago
Its one thing to claim highMOI, but show me the numbers, i suspect bettinardi doesn’t publish these because they aren’t as high as some other brands. A Mallet that size should demand an MOI above 8500-9500g/cm2, i doubt that it gets there. but if you buy just on looks these are pretty sexy.
Terry Rytkonen5 years ago
I roll a Brad Faxon Scotty Cameron. I am not a mallet man, but something about the bb56 has caught my eye. Love Bettinardi putters!
Chris Geoghegan5 years ago
Bettinardi Studio # 16, love the BB39 and the new inovai…
Bettinardi is truly and putter artist 🙂
Adam Wontroski5 years ago
The BB56 is a sharp looking stick, would love to get my hands on one. I currently run the Odyssey White Hot Pro 1 and its a solid stick but looking to upgrade. I hear nothing but good stuff about Bettinardi brands.
Kevin R5 years ago
Currently playing the Futura X7 but the BB56 looks great!
Shane Unrein5 years ago
My current gamer is Odyssey Versa #1. The Betti that interests me the most is the BB29 but I should probably take the Innovai 5.0 for a test ride since I have alignment issues.
Mike5 years ago
My current putter is the Odyssey Tank. I would choose the BB56 or the BB29
Terry Schott5 years ago
I currently use a Bobby Grace Fat Lady Swings counter balanced putter with a Flatso 3.0 backweighted grip. I would like to try the BB39 although it was a hard choice they all look great
Josh Leyes5 years ago
Current gamer is a Bettinardi QB #7, love the new BB’s. Innovai’s are growing on me…slowly. I know they are more function over form, but I’ll always prefer looking down at a classic design. That being said, my favourite new Betti is the BB29, a nice update and I know it won’t be a hit either everyone, but that boxiness (prefer boxy over blocky as an adjective) helps it set up so square. Great alignment design!
3putt535 years ago
I use the Queen Bee 6 and love it. I’ve tried many mallets including the Inovai 3 but haven’t found on to my liking. Currently trying a Ping Craze R. Would love to try the BB56 to see if that can change my screen name.
Pgfree335 years ago
I’ve been bagging an Odyssey Protype TS #7 for 5yrs, but am very intrigued, interested, and ready to replace it with the iNOVAi 5.0.
Lukas5 years ago
Currently the centered WilsonStaff Infinite Southside Putter. The inovai 5.0 looks very interesting, thats the one i would try at first.
Randy Cochenour5 years ago
Current gamer is an Odyssey Metal X 7
Diggin’ the hell out of the sexy Inovai 5.0 centershaft though! Hard to find a good center shaft putter. Kick my own butt daily for selling my original Scotty Red X.
jay5 years ago
I go back between a Futura M7 and a Newport, but the redesign of the BB1 is SWEET!!!
David5 years ago
– PING Ketsch Mid
– Love the look of the BB29
John McNally5 years ago
Been using Odyssey 2-ball for 15 years. Would love to try the BB56 – (r).
Tom Wojcik5 years ago
I’m currently playing the odyssey two ball. need a change, inovai 5.0…. i hope.
Jim Iken5 years ago
Current putter is Yes iTech Bronze Callie, great distance control but hard to aim. Also have a Ping Craz-e-R, better to aim but hard to control distance. . Really want to try the BB39.
Greg5 years ago
Currently a Fisher Touch Eagle is in my bag and has been for the last 19 years
Definitely the BB1 does it for me
Good luck all
Bill5 years ago
I currently use a SeeMore FGP which I love. Bettinardi makes great center shafted putters as well.
Charles5 years ago
Using bb32 currently, would love to try bb56
Alec S.5 years ago
Currently gaming the Tour Edge BackDraft GT+ OS-11… Would love to try the Inovai 5.0 center shaft. Thanks for doing the giveaway!
Vern Haynes, AKA - One0wonder5 years ago
I currently use a Ping Mid Ketsch Heavy so I would love to try out the BB56.
richard frank5 years ago
Currently use Odyssey O works 2 ball, am intrigued with the BB29…that would be my choice
Joel5 years ago
Currently use a Studio Stock #3.
Love the Inovai 5.0 though.
Anthony Davis5 years ago
I’ve always gamed BB8s. I have never been fitted for a putter and would love to put a mallet in the bag to see how I roll it. This BB56 may make me switch!
Shawn5 years ago
For over 15 years gamed a Cleveland Classics II & the BB29 looks a possible challenger, nothing else has ever come close 🙂
Dennis B Liu5 years ago
Currently using a Ben Hogan by Bettinardi. The Inovai 5.0 center shaft sure looks nice.
Dennis Liu5 years ago
Currently using a Ben Hogan by Bettinardi BHB-7. Beautiful designs. Favorite is the Inovai 5.0 center shaft.
Tom Szklarz5 years ago
Nike Method 001 but would love to try a BB39 mallet
Mike Q5 years ago
Current gamer is BB1F with honeycomb face and it is sweet. Would love to try BB56 with new milled face
Bryan Hall5 years ago
currently gaming the TaylorMade Spider Tour Jason Day Red Model, the Inovai 5.0 looks and sounds awesome!
Steven C5 years ago
Currently I am using a TaylorMade Ghost Spider. I like the look of the BB56 best.
Don A.5 years ago
I have to say I am interested in the iNOVAi 5.0 at first blush. But to be honest the color scheme for aiming are all the wrong colors for success. For example White aim line in the center and 2 black lines down below to assist with alignment is so old school and not very effective.
If Bettinardi want to sell more putters either make the aim/alignment points in NEON RED or NEON Orange. Then we are taking about a game changer at least for aiming with!
tscdave5 years ago
I have a Taylormade Syder and love the look of the 5.0
Jon Cawley5 years ago
I currently game the Bettinardi
MINOVAI Rev 3.0-Limited Run.
For some reason it rusts or tarnishes, which doesn’t me too much, I have my own age spots. Based on Mr. Wolfe’s comments I think I would make more with the Inovai 5.0.
Joel5 years ago
Just spray it with WD40 and wipe it over with some kitchen roll every 4 or 5 rounds and you won’t get any rust. To remove the current rust just use some wire wool and then do the WD40 treatment.
Mel5 years ago
I roll with the Evnroll ER5 thanks to you guys! My favorite Bettinardi putter is the BB56 because of the looks and alignment aid. I seem to putt better with large heavier heads.
Romeo Zulu5 years ago
Currently gaming a Rife 2-bar hybrid mallet with a superstroke counterweight grip.
That iNOVAi 5.0 looks pretty wicked.
Michael Woods5 years ago
I’m currently using a Spider Tour Platinum, but I would love to try the BB39
Jean Luc Turmel5 years ago
I could see the BB iNova to join/replace my PXG Gunboat.
LeftyBradd5 years ago
Loving the look and would love to be picked. I am Lefty and the BB56 looks nice. I am currently gaming a Evnroll EB5. I love the feel of the ball off the face of the Bettinardi, I just can never find them in LH.
Don McKnight5 years ago
The BB56 looks awesome. I agree with the article that their attempts at mallets have been less than desirable. I have a Model 1 Kutcher I absolutely love, but the black has me drawn in. I went to black wedges and there is something sexy that inspires confidence in it. Call me crazy. I am very interesting and seeing how the mallets roll and feel as my current putter is amazing. But always looking to get better.
Mikool5 years ago
Remember, it’s not the ‘arrow’, it’s the Indian(‘puttee’) There are guys out there that can putt with a tree branch and break 80 all day…….
MyGolfSpy5 years ago
We should just add a banner to the site that shows the proof that it is the Indian AND the Arrow. These myths that continue to get regurgitated with no evidence are tough to fight. Its like Whack-A-Mole.
Dave Wolfe5 years ago
Also, please use “Archer” in the future when you spread this misconception. No point being uninformed and offensive.
Lee5 years ago
iNOVAi 5.0 is my fav, looks great. Currently using Cleveland Cero…
Jim Lee5 years ago
Currently gaming the Spider Mallet…would love to try the bb56
Barry5 years ago
Playing an er2 love the Bb 56 🙂
Jake Enderton5 years ago
Currently playing a Ghost Spider S and the inovai 5.0 has piqued my interest!
Jacob B.5 years ago
I game a Mannkrafted Supersition 9/25, but have always enjoyed a mallet, I really enjoy the looks of the BB56 and wouldn’t mind gaming it
McaseyM5 years ago
Very cool lineup from Bettinardi! I love the stealth black and the BB29 is sweet. Good luck everyone!
Joe Dorman5 years ago
I’ve been playing a center shafted Rife 2-bar mallet for years. Would love to upgrade to the Inovai 5.0.
Tony5 years ago
Currently gaming the EVNROLL ER2, but that iNOVAi 5.0 looks pretty sweet!!
Dave5 years ago
BB39 would be my choise… Gaming a MLA XDream Tour Black Edition now…
Jason Norris5 years ago
O Works Fang CH. I really like the BB39
Frank Pingtella5 years ago
I currently game 2 putters. I game the BB54 and the Cameron Futura X. I am strictly a mallet guy so I would love to try the BB56 and I know I will eventually try the Inovai 5.0. I switch back and forth because I love the feel of the BB54 but I lose my comfort with the overall look. The BB56 looks like a putter I would game and keep in my bag immediately.
Daniel Rizzolo5 years ago
Currently play a scotty cameron golo 3,love it! Though the new innovai looks great!
Dale B.5 years ago
I currently game a Taylormade Tour Black Spider. A BB29 would fit in well with my BH Bettinardi C01 and my Mizuno Bettinardi C01.
Stevegp5 years ago
I currently use a SeeMore Giant M1t. I would love to play a BB29 with a jumbo grip.
Gregk5 years ago
Have not switched off the Odyssey Rossie 2 head for about 10-12 years now. There’s an old Anser 2 in the garage that comes out once in a while. Could see trying the Inovai 5.0 though!
Anthony Ng5 years ago
Have been using TaylorMade Corza Ghost mallet putter confidently for years, Bettinardi BB56 looks like to be a good putter to upgrade with, hope a new one can come my way this Christmas.
Jhase5 years ago
Current gamer: Bettinardi Queen Bee Copper edition. Would love the 56!
Johnny N5 years ago
Current go to is an Odessey O-Works #1 Black. Would make a nice home for the BB29. Bold and Blocky.
Mike Miller5 years ago
Current putter is the Scotty Cameron Futura X5; My fav Bettinardi is the BB29
John Obraza5 years ago
My current gamer is a TM daddy Longlegs. Would love to try the BB56!
Pierre5 years ago
My current gamer is a Odyssey White Hot. I would love to replace it with the INOVAI 5.0!!!
George5 years ago
Currently gaming CURE CX1 so no need to change what is working great for me.
J C5 years ago
Current Gamer: Odyssey Tank #7
Most Interesting Betti: BB56
Luc Lacoursière5 years ago
Playing wit the Odyssey O-Works Red #7 with a normal Winn grip. I do like it but I’m always looking for the Holy Grail of putters! I would love to get a chance to try the BETTINARDI INOVAI 5.0 with a normal grip.
DOUG Hanson5 years ago
My current gamer is the Odyssey red 2-ball. I used to be a nasty putter with the Nike Converge blade, and since reviewing the 2-ball, I’ve since become only an average putter.
The BB29 would be awesome…
Kellen5 years ago
I currently game the Taylormade Daddy Long Legs +. The BB56 is my favorite in this lineup.
Ryan5 years ago
Playing a taylormade spider, like the looks of the BB56
Blake Lagarde5 years ago
All I want for xmas is that sharp looking BB29 ! I am a rocking a “defective” Ping Karten Anser 5, because I was able to get it for next to nothing. It would be a blessing and a true xmas miracle if I were able to have something of this caliber in my bag! Thanks as always for the great article.
Gene Dahlen5 years ago
Game the bb8 wide raw. Would love to get the bb29. Looks amazing!
Blake5 years ago
I all I want for xmas is that sharp looking BB29. I’m rocking a ‘defective’ ping karsten anser 5, because I was able to get it for next nothing. Thanks as always for the great review.
Larry5 years ago
I play an Odyssey 2ball fang, but would love to use the BB56
Jon Korpalski5 years ago
I’ve used my current (and ancient) Odyssey white hot #7 forever due to the soft feel. The Inovai 5.0 center shaft would be my choice Bettinardi.
Wilfred Lowe5 years ago
I currently have been using a BigBen Mid,love the extra weight and alignment lines. Would love to try the BB56 putter. Have been using Bettinardi’s for the past 5 years. Love their feel and roll. Will 3
DawgDaddy5 years ago
I currently game the Odyssey O-Works #7, I love the way the BB56 looks.
Chuck Smith5 years ago
Currently game a 2016 BB1 with the Jumbo grip and will be all over this 2018 version with the Super Fly mill.
Mike Harrah5 years ago
Current gamer is the Ping Ketsch. The BB56 looks to be my favorite in the bunch.
John McNeil5 years ago
I’m currently using a Wilson Staff Infinite “The Bean”. I love the sight lines. I like the looks of the BB39 but I would personally like 3 alignment lines. The BB56 answers that with the definitive alignment. Can’t wait to give these a roll.
Marc sparky lacroix5 years ago
Just got MLA Pro classic , there is snow on he ground here so just playing with it indoors . I like the balance . BB39
Tom m5 years ago
Like the BB56!
Currently gaming White Ice 2 Ball V-Line
Bud B5 years ago
My cuurent gamer is a yes Tracy. The BB56 would be looking fantastic in my hands.
Charles Keller5 years ago
I like the new BETTINARDI INOVAI 5.0 and am currently gaming a Ray Cook Silver Ray in red.
Frank D5 years ago
Current gamer is Ping Karsten TR Zing and would be proud to own the iNOVAi 5.0
Ken Mykietowich5 years ago
My current gamer is a Taylormade Ghost Raylor.
I really like the BB29
Burf5 years ago
Played many putters over the years, Scotty Cameron’s now Squareback and Futura 5s, would like to try a different blade, like the look of BB1. thanks.
Don A.5 years ago
Before you pitch the Scotty, go to their custom shop, you might find what is missing is that you need a new color scheme from what the putters came with from the factory new. I did and it made a HUGE difference. Hope the info helps!
bill5 years ago
I have a scotty golo 5 but the bb1 looks terrific and I would love to try it.
Dave5 years ago
I play the original Taylormade Spyder, but the new 5.0 looks great!
ole gray5 years ago
My current gamer is the Queen B #9 and she’s hotter than a two dollar pistol. I’ve become a huge Bettinardi fan and adding a BB56 to the mix would make this ole boy a happy camper. Just saying my Birthday is November 29th so if you want to see me dance a jig, send that 56 my way! :o)
Jim lee5 years ago
Gaming TP Mills blade putter, would love to try the BB1 or BB29 putter.
Johnny Bolden5 years ago
Currently game Scotty Cameron laguna love the look of the bb56
Bronk5 years ago
I have a Odyssey White Dart putter but the BB56 looks like a great fit. Mine is a belly that I shaved down to 41 1/2 and threw an oversize grip on it. IU would like to take the BB56 and place a longer shaft on it and see if there is a big difference.
Jerry O5 years ago
Currently game the Odyssey Jailbird. BB56 would be nice!
Jerry O5 years ago
Currently game the Odyssey Jailbird so the BB56 would replace that nicely.
Dan5 years ago
Currently switch between a yes true alignment, and a taylormade ghost spider. Really like the look of the BB29 for blade, and the 5.0 looks cool.
Bob5 years ago
I’m loving the look of the BB56, my kinda putter.
John Miller5 years ago
I’m old school – Mills Handmade 1B. BB39 looks like something to try at the other end of the scale.
KMitch5 years ago
Gaming a BB Studio Stock 6. It would be nice if The Golf Santa gifted me with a mallet, BB39. When your putting stroke goes cold it’s good to have a mallet putter and vice versa. It’s usually the stroke, not the putter.
Greg Anderson5 years ago
I’ve been using a Ram Zebra mallet since 1989 and I’m ready to change over to the BB56. Just love the look.
Larry W.5 years ago
Proudly roll the SS#5. Always getting great remarks on the putter – it helps that I make a lot of putts with it – but I think it is the great looks that people love.
MikeyB5 years ago
Man, that in one sweet looking putter.Currently using a Yes!Callie putter with a SuperStroke 3.0 Slim.
Found out from a putter fitting that the putter does not match my stroke thus the 4 gram peel and stick rubber squares to get it more to a slight toe hang, and add weight to give the putter the ‘oomph’ it requires.
This would be an awesome putter to own. Fingers crossed! Thanks to all making it available.
kevin5 years ago
gaming with real old pro action HBR 3 soft
D. Ashcraft5 years ago
I currently have a 2 ball, but am looking to make a change. I like the look of the BB29 the most of the line up.
John Huebeler5 years ago
My Scotty Cameron has improved my putting but the center shaft iNOVAi5 looks to eliminate the visual twist I see in the Cameron
Guy Crawford5 years ago
I have had a Scotty C Bulls Eye Flange in the bag for more years than I care to admit. I love the all business squared up lines of the BB29!
Tyler Schott5 years ago
I currently game a Scotty Cameron studio select Newport 2. Actually, I haven’t used anything other than a Scotty in about 10 years. I typically prefer blades to mallets, although I do have a Scotty Cameron mallet that I use when I feel my alignment is struggling. My favorite bettinardi would be the bb29. I like how everything sets up square, which can be difficult to find in a blade. I’ve always wanted to try a bettinardi, and would love to add the bb56 to my collection!
Todd Ritchie5 years ago
I currently game the Ping Piper C. I am very interested in the Bettinardi InovaI 5.0 Center Shaft.
James Lee5 years ago
Currently using a TM Spider mallet.
Would love to try the bb56
John-James Sullivan5 years ago
I currently play an Odyssey RSX Milled 001. I have not been able to find a putter I love since my original Scotty Cameron GoLo was Stolen. I am loving the new BB56 because it reminds me of a high end PING Ketch
Antonio5 years ago
Using a Quen Bee 7. Would to try the BB56.
Chris H5 years ago
BB56 i love the lines. Could help me with my alignment issues.
current gamer is GoLo 6s
Chris5 years ago
BB56-I love the lines on it looks like it will help with my alignment.
current gamer is GoLo 6s
Pierce5 years ago
I currently game an older Ping Anser 1 from around 2008 with an oversized grip. I’ve never putted a Bettinardi at my local shop that I didn’t enjoy but if I had to choose one style I like most would probably be a BB1. I’ve never used anything but blade style on the course before and would love to give it a shot.
Kyle5 years ago
Currently gaming an old rife legend 2 bar mallet. The BETTINARDI INOVAI 5.0 CENTER SHAFT looks the bomb. Would love to swap it out for the rife 🙂
Alfred Koopmann5 years ago
the56 with oversize grip might help my putting stroke.
Scott H5 years ago
Current gamer is Bettinardi XM P360. As always, thanks for letting me dream about winning for a few days. My fingers are crossed.
BB39 is my favorite new model!
Thomas B.5 years ago
I love the look of the BB29.
I am currently playing a 37-year old PGA T-Line XVI in beautiful Palm Desert, California.
Noel5 years ago
Got the B Studio 8 – would love to try any of the 1 or 29 ?
Richard McKinnie5 years ago
I have been playing a Bettinardi BB53C 395G Belly Putter for years and absolutely LOVE IT. I would love to play a new BETTINARDI INOVAI 5.0 CENTER SHAFT. Great Solid Feeling Putters.
Albert Sherbo5 years ago
got to be the BB29! Like the square lines on it; should be simple and effective …
James Yi5 years ago
Currently using a Cleveland Huntington Beach mallet. I’ve always wanted a nice Bettinardi blade and would love to have the BB1 in bag.
Padraig Maclochlainn5 years ago
Used the Bobby Grace until it accidentally got broken, would love that new INOVAI 5.0 centre as it looks amazing, Thanks for this opportunity.
Greg K5 years ago
I currently use a Scotty Cameron that’s about 10 years old (can’t recall the model). The 56 looks like a perfect upgrade and one I’ll want to test as I enter the market for a new putter again next year!
Andy5 years ago
Currently using an Odyssey Black Series Design 5. BB56 looks great
GregB5 years ago
Mine is a 34″ Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth that I took 2 months to choose. I compared about a dozen various putters over that time and kept coming back to this one and a Bettinardi mallet. Since the mass market Odyssey was quite a bit less expensive at the time, I chose it but always wondered how much more consistent I would be with the Bettinardi.
Kanoito5 years ago
EVNROLL ER1 currently, but the BB1 looks sweet!!!
Thomas Merryman5 years ago
I have usedthe Scotty Newport for this oast season. Thinking about switching to a Bettinardi as a friend has the bb1. They have a great feel and seem to get the ball rolling immediately. Bb1 for me please!
Thomas Lusk5 years ago
My current gamer is a BB40 but I love the new BB39. Wish I had waited a year!
Bruce Moessen5 years ago
My putting needs help. A new Bettinardi would definitely help.
Matt C5 years ago
Currently gaming a TaylorMade Rossa CGB Fontana 7 Putter. The Inovai 5.0 center shaft looks right for me!!!
Robert5 years ago
OLD, REAL OLD….Adams blade by Cameron
I need the BB56 bad. 🙂
Donald Beck5 years ago
Gaming an Odyssey Fang. Since I alternate mallet and blades every few years, I would have to go with the BB1.
Jay Aichelman5 years ago
I currently play the Odyssey Tank Versa 1W. That BB1 looks sweet
Bert A. Ross5 years ago
My current putter is a Boccieri Golf Heavy Putter, Mid Weight, Center Shaft. Bettinardi BB-56 looks great.
Jeff K5 years ago
I believe in sight line/alignment putters and have been rolling my Bobby Grace V-Foil Mk5 for 12 years. The new BB56 is beautiful and would look great in my bag.
Adam5 years ago
Gaming an Odyssey Versa 7, but that BB29 is sharp!
Amol Yajnik5 years ago
Current gamer is an Odyssey Tank Cruiser V-Line. I like the counterbalanced features in it and that I can get the weight of the putter head really heavy. But that alignment line on the BB56 screams my name, I’ve always had issues with aligning my putter correctly and this putter would probably fix that. Plus add in a nicer looking version of the Antidote technology and I’m really intrigued by the BB56.
Craig Avedikian5 years ago
First off…I have to have that BB56..it’s ridiculous…I currently game a Piretti Matera 2… I have been intrigued by Bettinardi putters for awhile and this BB56 is a must have…the alignment aid, putter colors and shape look sharp…
J Keck5 years ago
I believe in sight line putters and have been rolling my Bobby Grace V-Foil MK5 for 12+ years. The new BB56 looks great and would look even better in my golf bag.
Chris P.5 years ago
I currently play the Odyssey 2-ball. The iNOVAi 5.0 has my interest peaked!
William Kuo5 years ago
My Current gamer is Wilson 8802
I like all the Bettinardi lines designed for Ben Hogan.
Brian V5 years ago
Current gamer is scotty Cameron Tour Rat 1. Would love to compare roll against the BB1
Scott5 years ago
Currently rotate many putters in and out of the bag, with 4 Bettinardi’s in the rotation. Favorite of the models being released would be the BB39 due to the shape but I’d prefer it had a plumber’s neck instead. Would actually love to try the BB56!!
Ron T5 years ago
I have the Bettinardi special edition #6 simply the best for me! Would love to add another Bettnardi to my bag.
Juro Kiyama5 years ago
My current putter is Rife IBF 35″ RH.
I like Bettinardi BB29 & BB1 that I have been using an Ping Answer-Style putter for over 10 years and am not comfortable with mallet putters because of its size, visual effect, and speed/distance control. I like Answer style putters because of more control I have and feel = feedback I get from them.
Matthew Rice5 years ago
Currently playing a Yes! Sophia… Ready to upgrade and get some forgiveness. I think I like the BB56 model
Chris S5 years ago
Current Bettinardi SS2 and if I would be lucky enough I’d love the BB29!
Ryan K5 years ago
Currently play the Bettinardi/Hogan Baby Ben and have since its release. I’ve been through 4 grip replacements using the SS 2.0 for the past several years. I’ve come close to getting a BB54 several times but never really loved the FIT face. I love the look of the BB56 and would love to try her out!
norman clark5 years ago
I love my seemore putter and the BB56 looks interesting
D Smith95 years ago
I am gaming a 2013 BB37. Love the blade/mallet hybrid design.
I love the classic BB1, can’t go wrong there but I would def game the BB56 too!
jim D.5 years ago
I currently game a Odyssey Work Tank Cruiser #7. I would love the Inovai 5.0!
Grant5 years ago
Gaming the bb1 counterbalance
Loving the new bb1 and bb29
Daniel Green5 years ago
I currently play the odyssey white hot #1. I’d like to try a mallet style so the Bett inovai 5.0 center shaft really caught my eye. Thank you!
Grant5 years ago
Gaming the bb1 counterbalance
Love the look of the new bb1 and bb29
Dave Diefenbach5 years ago
Currently gaming a Bettinardi Studio Stock 28. Just switched over from a Bettinardi BB55. Would love to get my hands on a BB29.
Ken B.5 years ago
I like the looks of these. Would love to have one.
JohnSmalls5 years ago
Current gamer is a Ping Karsten TR Zing, which I have a love or hate relationship with. However I can’t get enough of the TR grooves. A little new tech goes a long way on an established design.
Traditionally I would lean toward the BB1, but the two tone line on top of the BB56 puts it in the lead. That is a great looking putter!
Wayne5 years ago
I am currently rotating between a Ping Craz-E Sigma and an ER-7 , but would love to try the BB1.
Ken B.5 years ago
Looking for anything that makes the ball find the hole more often.
Dan Green5 years ago
My current gamer is an odyssey white hot #1 with a super stroke grip. The Bett Inovai 5.0 with the center shaft is my favorite.
Lloyd Davis5 years ago
I’m currently putting with a Ping Sigma G “Doon”. The BB56 would be my putter of choice, and I LOVE the looks of this one!
Stephen S.5 years ago
I currently game the Odyssey Versa 2. I love the look of that BB 39.
Sean O'Brien5 years ago
I picked up a BB1 after 2 years of experimenting with mallets. Really interested to see if the BB56 could throw a wrench in my desperate pursuit for perfection.
Sam bloodgood5 years ago
After using futures for years, last year I switched to my currrent 2017 BB1. I love it. I’d be interested in the me iNOVAi 5.0. Also intriguing is the new face milling. So far I’m impressed with my Bettinardi! Keep up the great work!
MrHogan5 years ago
Current putter is ok faithful Ping Anser 85020.
Fav Bett is BB29
Nick5 years ago
Currently rolling the SeeMore FGP. The INOVAI 5.0 looks like it could execute!
Tim R.5 years ago
I am currently rolling a Odyssey white hot #2. Would love to try the BB56. Thank you for this opportunity.
Lenny Dienoff5 years ago
Lenny D Neptune Beach Fl
Inovi 5.0 Center shafted appears to be a magic wand.
Current: MLA Pro Mallet 360
Ken M.5 years ago
Love the classic look of the BB1.
With that naming I’m thinking that there is now way we will see an model 8 Number. A White and orange putter might look kind of cool.
Lee Kunselman5 years ago
The BB1 looks good! Like the mallets too!
Derek S.5 years ago
Been gaming an original Bettinardi BB-1MS going on 15 seasons now. Would love to get my hands on a new BB1 or BB29.
James Bishop5 years ago
I’m currently using a Bobby Grace Crossbow, but always love to try a new putter.
Anthony A.5 years ago
Current gamer is Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 Black #1 Putter. I’ll
Anthony A.5 years ago
I have a Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 Black #1 Putter. I like the BB1
Rich T5 years ago
Currently demonstrating how not to putt with a Scotty GoLo. Would have to be the most intricate and advanced putter BB56!
Jacob Bassing5 years ago
I currently game a Never Compromise Dinero Barron. I like the putter but I am in the market for a mallet with a little help. My favorite new model is between the BB39 and the BB56. Both seem like they are what I’m looking for.
Ben s5 years ago
I’m using a Mizuno by bettinardi bc1. 33 inches. Standard lie/loft and ionic oversized grip. 355gms
Lou5 years ago
I’m gaming the Piretti Potenza II, but would love to give the BB 29 a go! Hook a brotha up!
newballcoach5 years ago
Hi guys. Another awesome giveaway, love you guys MGS!
Current putter is a Seemore SI2. Bought it last year to help me keeping things aligned properly using the riflescope technology. Have been actively looking for a new putter as I don’t get the face forgiveness I want from the Seemore. Would also like something a little more soft- feeling as well.
The BB56 is the most intriguing putter in this new lineup for me. A soft feel, high MOI and proven face technology puts Bettinardi at the front of the class again. I am glad these putters show up at Golftown so I can take one for a spin at some point.
Thanks for the excellent opportunity MGS!
Adam Hone5 years ago
Current gamer is a Scotty Circa 62. Been looking to get away from the blade and the BB56 looks mighty tasty. Interested to feel the difference in balance and strike.
Trevor B5 years ago
I just bought a used bag local that has a Scotty Newport but really miss my old Odyssey Metal X No 7. Maybe that new BB56 would hit the spot!
Matt Morgan5 years ago
I game a Bettinardi Studio Stock 28. Love the bb56
Peter McM5 years ago
For over 10 years my bag has had the Rife 2-Bar Hybrid putter in it. I have tried several others including the 2-Ball putter and L2 putter. I have gone right back to the Rife with a Super Stroke Jumbo 5.0 grip. The BB56 is of interest to me. I do not like the look and feel of blade putters. They have never caught my fancy. Give me a mallet with aiming lines. My average putts per 18 holes is between 1.6 and 1.7 per hole.
John5 years ago
Scotty Cameron GoLo is my current lip-out machine and I happen to think the INOVAI 5.0 has a beautiful personality.
Zeljko Tadic5 years ago
Currently using odyssey works big T blade. While I can’t find sny makor problems with it at times it could be a bit unstable. BETTINARDI INOVAI 5.0 CENTER SHAFT seems to me that it would not have that issue and I would love to have it in my bag. But I must say add that the BETTINARDI BB1 looks appealing and promising.
Brian L.5 years ago
Currently playing an Odyssey White Hot Pro 7, started at 36″, but had it cut down to 34″ and loft and lie adjusted following a fitting at Club Champion Golf.
Would be interested in the Inovai 5.0
Bill B.5 years ago
I’m using a Backstryke blade now. Definitely interested in the Innovai 5.0! Never have played a Bettinardi before.
Arthur Lane5 years ago
Currently gaming a Rife Tour Blade 460 (put back in the bag when my Ping Specify got chipped) and it has been doing well.
I am the proud owner of a 2002 BB1 short slant, with sound slot and gold plated insert. After it got a few minor chatter dings, I took it out of play to save as a collector’s item, but still in great shape.
Would love to have a new BB1 as a gamer (34″ RH, Jumbo grip, please), but also a bit intrigued with the new BB29 (saw the nickel proto version in the newsletter): I will seek one out when available in a store near me to try it on for size.
Mike K5 years ago
I’m currently using the first generation Inovai and do like it. Even if MGS showed that it increased the number of putts. I like the look of both blades, BB29 is tops for me. But wouldn’t turn down the chance to give the BB56 a spot in my bag.
Tom Duckworth5 years ago
Right now a Rife 450 Silencer love the looks of the BB29
John5 years ago
BB39 looks hot. I have a Tour Edge putter that is similar, it does the job fine.
BILL K5 years ago
My current putter is a Scotty Cameron XM 7
My favorite Bettinardi is the BB 56
WILLIAM O. WILLIAMS5 years ago
currently playing an Odyssey 2-Ball putter , but would love to switch to the Inovai 5.0 center shaft
Jie Wang5 years ago
Current Gamer: Odyssey W1
Most Interesting : BETTINARDI INOVAI 5.0
Dennis de Frel5 years ago
I use a Cleveland Huntington Beach 6 putter with a SS Slim 1.0 grip, and I would love to try the BB56.
ScottB5 years ago
I have had Yes putters as my gamer three different times all 35″. I really like the Inovai 5.0 center shaft.
Regis5 years ago
I’ve been gaming a Studio for about 4 years. I bought it unfinished, meaning uncut, so I cut it and gripped it myself. My first Bettinardis were purchased on closeout when he and Mizuno parted company. I’d love to try a new model but in all candor there is not much chance it would replace my current studio. I just love it that much. But-prove me wrong.
George5 years ago
I am usong a 15 year old Odyssey The BB29 would be a significant step forward
Randy O5 years ago
Current: Scotty Cameron Squareback #1.
I loved the top line of BB56.
Shelley West5 years ago
There’s something about black clubs that is just so sexy looking! I am currently using either my Sandy Yes or TM White Smoke. I would love the opportunity to roll the Bettinardi BB56! Thx!
Adam Dickson5 years ago
I use an old TopFlite PS-01.
I’m in the process of upgrading my bag, and an expertly designed, finely crafted putter like the BB56 would turn even me into a respectable putter.
Nino Fernando5 years ago
Currently playing the trend mallet , like the look of bb56. Good luck everyone.
Andres Cordovez5 years ago
Currently gaming the bettinardi queen b3. Really like the bettinardi bb39
Jeff A5 years ago
I currently use a SC&Crown Newport 2.0. I really liked the feedback on the Inovia 5.0. I have Bettinardi wedges and love them. Imagine their putters are just as well made.
Roger5 years ago
Currently playing a Toulon Indianapolis and I like the BB39 the best. The BB56 looks very similar to the Evnroll ER6.
Steve5 years ago
Current is Ping Scottsdale TR 2 CB would love to try the BB1
Ian welsh5 years ago
BB56 would be the putter that would catch my eye. I currently game the taylor made spider ghost.
Shane Harris5 years ago
Either of the 2 look good to me in the BB1 or BB29. Currently have Odyssey 7H
Dave Richards5 years ago
I’m currently playing a Nickent Omen Prophecy #3, but the INOVAI 5.0 would be my choice for a great replacement.
James Armour5 years ago
Currently gaming an EVNROLL ER5 but am not 100% sold on it. Would love to try a BB56.
Paul Gaughen5 years ago
Currently using the Odyssey White Hot RX but could do better kicking it to the pin. Like the looks of the Inovai 5.0
Dave5 years ago
I currently game an Evnroll ER2 and would love to try out the BB56!
Evan5 years ago
So, my current gamer is a Taylor Made Spider Tour Red – I bought it before they came out with the sight line version, and I believe I do pretty well with it. I have a slight inside-outside-inside arc when I putt.
I haven’t tried a center-shafted putter yet, so the INOVAI 5.0 CENTER SHAFT PUTTER is on my radar.
Nelson Flores5 years ago
Right now I’m gaming the Cleveland TFi Cero. Loving it but I’m wondering if the 56 could knock it out of the bag.
Todd Williams5 years ago
Currently gaming counter balanced odyssey no 9. The new BB29 looks like a keeper to me.
Travis5 years ago
I’m currently rolling a Cleveland HB1. Would love to get my hands on a BB1 and see if an equipment upgrade rids me of the yips.
John Marsh5 years ago
I have a Bobby Grace AMG Tour putter custom made
The custom fitted BB-56 would be a good upgrade as I go into retirement
Bernard Sonke5 years ago
Currently using Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5. I would like to get my hands on the BB29.
Ralph5 years ago
I’m currently playing an Odyssey O-Works 7s. I’ve always favored blades and I love the soft feeling off the carbon steel of last iterations BB1 so I’m going BB1.
Mike S5 years ago
Current Gamer: Odyssey Havoc
Most Interesting Betti: BB56
Joakim5 years ago
Currently game a Boccieri Heavy Putter L3-H and I love the look of BB39
Robert Dwyer5 years ago
Sure it’s beautiful, new , sexie and a “must have in your bag”. But let’s get real here, unless you are scratch or less than a 5 index, it’s just another very expensive chunk of metal in a stick. $29.95 value at Walmart. Take your existing putter if it feels good to you and some balls to a putting green and practice it won’t cost you $300, plus tax and shipping.
Dave Wolfe5 years ago
So you’d rather not be entered to win one? Kind of the point of commenting on this article…
Plus, you are wrong about putters just being chunks of metal on sticks. Please feel free to read the Most Wanted putter articles from the past five years…
Mike5 years ago
Current Gamer: Odyssey Havoc
Most interesting new Betti – BB56
poprocksncoke5 years ago
Current putter – Cameron Studio Select Fastback 1
love the look of the Inovai 5.0, how could you miss with that beautiful putter?? 🙂
Jeff5 years ago
Ping Ketch and MLA Tour XDream…
Favorite new Bettinardi is the iNovai 5.0
Jon5 years ago
I have The Hawk BHB12.HK in my putter rotation and would love an upgrade. I love the feel of these putters.
Chris Byard5 years ago
I currently game the 2016 Scotty Select Newport. The BB1 has my attention.
Brian Gualtieri5 years ago
I currently am playing the Taylor made spider would love to test drive the INOVAI 5.0 CENTER SHAFT
Tony B.5 years ago
My gamer is the ODYSSEY O-WORKS #7. I would love a shot at the iNOVAi 5.0!
Greg5 years ago
Currently gaming with TaylorMade Ghost Spider Si Putter with counter balance in the grip. Love the look of BB56 and this one or iNOVAi 5.0 would probably work best for me 🙂
Dan Reid5 years ago
Currently playing an odyssey white hot pro but love the look of the BB39.
Dan S.5 years ago
Currently gaming a TM Daddy Long Legs+. Being a lefty my options are limited, but the BB1 is just so clean and classic, so that’s OK.
Robert B5 years ago
Great write-up. I am a “made-in USA” ho, and really like the looks of this line. My preference would be BB1 or even a BB29 since I currently game a Ping Anser and am used to the looks. I’d sure love to try the 56 tho! All are indeed eye candy-Yum!
John5 years ago
Currently have a Odyssey Backstryke with a 5.0 grip. Great combination but looking for something to improve my handicap. Maybe I should buy a Bettinardi putter to go with my Racing driver.
Jim W.5 years ago
Playing 10 years plus with Nike Method 001 blade. Re-gripped 3 times. It’s approaching vintage status. Maybe the BB1 would be an appropriate replacement.
Mark5 years ago
I play with the F2 putter now. Like to try the bb 56
James Hewatt5 years ago
Bettinardi Signature Series #7 is my current gamer. Double bend for face balance and good swing weight. Have it cut down an in and a half to 33.5
Larry H5 years ago
Need a BB56….I feel the putts going in! The Holy Grail for me
Steve S5 years ago
Not sure why all the fuss about an over-priced putter. This brand has consistently finished towards the bottom of MGS tests. I had one years ago that I bought because I wanted to have something that was from a descendant of my ancestors homeland. It looked great (like a lot of Italian cars) but was mediocre in performance(like SOME Italian cars). Sold it quickly to someone who was about flash and status over substance.
Michael5 years ago
Current gamer is the SeeMore Mini Giant FGP. It is a well balanced putter of great quality.
Taylor Hammond5 years ago
Currently playing the spider tour black. I would love the BB56! Left-Handed!
Jack5 years ago
These are some fantastic looking putters! My current putter is the Cleveland HB #1 (courtesy of MGS!), and I love it. My favorite Bettinardi from the newest collection is probably the BB56. Kind of a cool alignment aid!
Aaron5 years ago
Really dig some of these new ones!! Curious as to how they feel! I currently game with a Bettinardi Model 1 with a Super Stroke Flatso 2.0! Love this putter!! Recently picked up a Studio Stock #8 and put a FlatCat on it but haven’t gamed with it yet. Looking forward to trying out some of the new models!!
Charlie_P5 years ago
My gamer is the Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport … the one that catches my eye is the BB29 or the BB01, love the blades
Craig Bussey5 years ago
BB56 for Moi!
Carolina Golfer 25 years ago
They all look awesome!
I currently play a Scotty Cameron X7M
The inovai 5.0 definitely would be my choice, I love that center shaft!
Rob D.5 years ago
Currently game a Scotty Cameron Newport Select 3. Really have enjoyed the mallet but the BB29 is a really smooth looking blade I’d like to try
Larry5 years ago
Currently using Cleveland 21.35 half mallet. Like BB39 have used similiar shaped putters before
Steve5 years ago
I currently use Ping Anser2. Like the looks of Bettinardi B1
Treygolfer5 years ago
ER5 is my current gamer, BB56 looks to be a worthy challenger.
Grant K5 years ago
I’ve been gaming an Odyssey Metal-X Milled #2 (33″) for a few years now. The Bettinardi BB1 would be my model of choice from this line. It looks very similar to my current putter, down to the black finish. I will need to keep a look out for these putters at the golf store and hit a few putts.
Thomas F.5 years ago
My Ping Ketch (the original) would love a challenge from the BB56!
Jackie Santopietro5 years ago
I currently play with the Cleveland Southside and I love the look of the BETTINARDI INOVAI 5.0 CENTER SHAFT, and it would look great in my bag!
Jake H.5 years ago
Currently I use a SC NP 34 inch 360g.
If I change I will change to something with Tech in it. I will say though the new look of the Bettinardi blade butters has me enticed.
Kenton5 years ago
My current gamer is an odyssey versa #6 BWB. The bettinardi I like the most is the BB39, it passes the look test and from the way you describe it, it would be perfect for my game. Thanks for giving one of these putters away.
Blake5 years ago
Odyssey 2-Ball and Ping Ketch in the bag. My favorite new models from the pics are the BB56 and the Inovai 5.0.
Ron5 years ago
Just picked up a center shafted Inovai 3.0 and loving the look and feel of it. I am starting to realize however that I might do better with a longer sight/aiming line. Love the brand, great looking new lineup!
Rick5 years ago
Currently MLA ProXdream. The INOVIO 5.9 has my attention.
Sean K5 years ago
Currently gaming a Ping Karsten TR (PAL model). The BB1 is pure class!
Tommy Wang5 years ago
Current gamer: limited RJB bb29 putter and love the feel of the bettinardi line and cannot wait to try their 2018 line up. Love the look of the bb29, bb1, and as always their bb39 mallets. Super curious of how the bb56 would feel like.
Matt5 years ago
Currently gaming an Edel E3. The BB29 would be my choice based on looks, but am always willing to try new tech on the greens. Would love to roll the BB56 to see how it works out.
Jeff5 years ago
Currently game a TaylorMade Ghost Black Tour. Love it but am thinking about going back to a blade so my interest is in the classic Beauty BB1.
Kurt Neiser5 years ago
Currently playing the Ping Ketsch. Really like the look of the BB39
Clete D5 years ago
The blockier the better for me! Call me square (haha), but the BB29 is the one catching my eye. The Prairie Golf heavy milled blade in my bag is ready for retirement (though it has served me well).
Mark C.5 years ago
Picked up an OG iNOVAI at Studio B cause it fit my stroke and was making almost everything with it in the shop. Also game a BB40. Would definitely game that BB56 if I won.
David5 years ago
I currently game a Cleveland Smart Square. I really like the features of the Inovai 5.0 Center Shaft.
Pee Wee Adcock5 years ago
That iNOVAi 5.0 center shaft sure likes improving me as a putter!
Corey C5 years ago
Currently gaming a Ping Ketsch
Justin5 years ago
I play the Inovai 3.0 heel shaft version, so I wouldn’t mind trying the 5.0. My concern is more the aesthetics as it looks as though there is too much material distracting from the ball-face interaction.
GilB5 years ago
My gamer is the Ping Anser 1959, right handed, 35″, and I love the look of the simplest of them all, the BB1. I’d love to see how they compare. The rest of the putters look like they’re trying too hard to expand their line while looking chintzy.
BK in TEXAS5 years ago
Currently have an Evnroll ER2 in my bag. While I do like it but am not “thrilled” with it. The new “BLOCKY” BB29 looks interesting. I’d definitely like to give that one a try.
Dan Balogh5 years ago
I am currently using a Taylormade daddy long legs w/counterbalanced grip.
The BB56 and the INOVAI 5.0 CENTER SHAFT both look great.
Played with a guy who had a BETTINARDI putter this summer,
and I realy noticed how smooth the ball seemed to come of the putter face.
Tider9920105 years ago
I like the Inovai 5.0 center shafted model and currently game a Scott GoLo 3 putter. Beutiful putters and wedges!
Braden5 years ago
Currently gaming a Byron Morgan but would love the iNOVAi 5.0.
Ian J.5 years ago
Currently gaming a Sentio Sierra Century Edition.
Would love to try out the BB39
Tim5 years ago
BB29 probably fits me best as I need the offset. Current gamer is a studio select laguna 2
Jason H.5 years ago
I currently game the SS 16 and can attest that super fly mill face is very soft. It produces a great sound and roll off the face. I am interested in both the BB 39 and BB 56 as I prefer mallet style putters over blades. I have tried “the other guy’s” putters and they didn’t have the feel and craftsmanship that Bettinardi provided. If you haven’t rolled a Bettinardi putter before do yourself a favor and introduce one into your golf game.
Vishal S5 years ago
I am currently using a Taylormade EST 79. I feel my putting needs more feel and acccurqcy, need to change to a bettinardi..
Doug5 years ago
Odyssey 2 Ball in the bag for many years. Aims beautifully and rolls true when I do. Would love to put the iNOVAi in play.
Benny D5 years ago
Love the look of the BB29, that thing sets up perfectly! Currently gaming an old staple that keeps coming out of the closet when the blades act up, a 34in Japanese Odyssey White Rize V-Line.
Chris5 years ago
My gamer is a Spyder Tour Black. BB56 seems more suitable for my putting stroke.
John5 years ago
Odyssey White Hot No.7. Would love to try the BB56. It just looks like it will hole putts!
David Orbach5 years ago
I currently use a Piretti Cottonwood II, but I like the looks of a BB29!
Tony S5 years ago
Liking the BB56 but I did a putter fitting last weekend and am in need of a slightly toe balanced mallett putter. All the mallets above look pretty nice so if one of the others comes balanced right, I’m game! I’m currently playing a TaylorMade Spider that’s in need of an upgrade since it isn’t balanced right for my stroke and setup.
Michael Pettey5 years ago
Current gamer is a Seemore Si2 but I’m curious about milled putters without an insert. The Inovai 5.0 CS suits my eye
Akshay5 years ago
The BB-56 looks sharp. My putting stroke is more friendly for mallets but I can never get past how ugly they look (to me). They either look too clunky or too modern (new SC Futura line). I am currently gaming the 2016 SC Newport 2 but the BB-56 could definitely get me to switch to the mallets with its simple and sleek look.
Ron Pasini5 years ago
Currently abuse a two ball Odyssey that consistently three putts. Love the look of the BB29
Jim Barrie5 years ago
I have to disagree with the author about the inovai 3.0. Best putter I ever had. I will be trying the inovai 5.0. If it’s better I’ll be trading up!
Russell Presley5 years ago
Current gamer is a Toulon Columbus. I love the BB1’s look, but love little to no toe hang.
Shane L.5 years ago
I use the Edel Model 642 and would love to compare that to the BB1
David Bloom5 years ago
I have a Rife. Had it forever. The BB39 might be able to replace it!!
Alan Woods5 years ago
I currently play an Odyssey Works Tank mallet which has been a big improvement for me . The BB56 looks like it would address the ball even more naturally. Yes, please!
Luke D5 years ago
got a taylormade ghost tour 12 daytona putter. that bb1 is the upgrade i am in need of
Chris Gordon5 years ago
I am putting with an old fat lady swings by mcgregor made by Bobby grace. I really love the bb56. The inovai 5.0 looks great, but I’m more a fan of matte finish.
Barrett5 years ago
Currently use CS Mallet from Giannini. Love the look of the BB39
Bryan5 years ago
Currently rolling the Odyssey Marxman Fang. Have always wanted to try one of these putters. Lefty here so not as many choices.
Jordan5 years ago
Currently using Scotty Cameron Newport 2. Love the looks of the bb1
Mark Price5 years ago
I love the look of the BB56 – I’m rolling with a David Musty mallet presently.
Peter Barnes5 years ago
Love the b-551, current putter is a vintage Ping CRAZEE, getting a little old. Would enjoy arriving in the 21st Century!
Brad5 years ago
I currently game a BB34 and I definitely like it. Would love to try it against the BB56. I like the looks of the BB29.
Jon F.5 years ago
Current game is a hand me down putter! Been looking to upgrade! The BB29 caught my eye but I would love to play with the BB56
Matt5 years ago
Ping CRAZ-E orange n black! Would love to try BB56
Michael5 years ago
I’m currently gaming a PXG Gunboat. We’re experiencing a difficult patch in the relationship…I’d love to try the BB56.
Kevin Smity5 years ago
I’m currently playing an Odessey F7 that squares me up nicely but feels like sh…. ould I be so fortunate the Innovi 5.0 looks amazing and would still offer me the alignment aids I need with the fabulous look and feel of a Bettinardi.
Nigel5 years ago
I currently play the Cameron Kombi S. I think the BB56 is definitely my jam – bring on the mallets!
Steve trust5 years ago
Scotty Cameron California, DelMar, I like them all but favorite is the BB56
Jon Mayer5 years ago
My current gamer, original odyssey 2-ball, has a great soft feel and the 2-ball look really helps with alignment. I’d love to try the BB1 to see how the milled face feels in comparison but the BB56 would be a great transition putter.
Steve5 years ago
I currently have an Odyssey Sabertooth. Really like the looks of the BB56!
Derrick M5 years ago
I love the classic look of the BB1. I currently game a Scotty Cameron Newport 1.5, but recently I have been intrigued with the idea of using a mallet, so the BB56 could be a nice change.
rand moore5 years ago
Mizuno 8086 with a SuperStroke grip.
David S5 years ago
Currently playing an anser style blade from C&L. That BB56 looks great!
Cameron Henderson5 years ago
As a junior golfer I don’t get lists of distance so looking for putters and wedges is a great way to improve. I currently use the taylormade Daytona oil slick blade, which I do like but feel a new putter is needed as that is getting quite old. I’m considering either a Scotty or one of these now that I’ve seen them. Probably the BB1 or BB29. I hope the prize can come in left handed 🙂
Gary5 years ago
Love a classic Anser-style blade, so my choice is between the BB1 and BB29. Currently playing an Odyssey Tank blade.
Hack62tpi5 years ago
My current putter is SC Newport 2.6. The iNOVAi 5.0 center shaft looks rather nice.
Jesse F5 years ago
Currently using a Tour Edge Exotics David Glod Proto 1.1
Definitely think the BB1 is still one of the nicest, cleanest, most traditional looking putters, but they all look pretty wicked.
Sean Ferguson5 years ago
Love the look of the BB56, it oozes confidence. I currently roll an ancient Odyssey that I have had for years. Time to up my game.
Blacklist5 years ago
Play a Cure RX-1 right now, but I really like the look of the iNovai 5
Mike5 years ago
Currently have a Yes! Dawn in the bag. The BB29 looks pretty awesome!
Greg5 years ago
BETTINARDI INOVAI 5.0 CENTER SHAFT – looks great. Currently use a Nike Method Mc3i
Jason M.5 years ago
Current = odyssey 2 ball. Love the B.B.-39
Josh G5 years ago
All look sharp but BB56 has my eye. Love that top line, looks like racing stripes.
Currently 3 putting with Odyssey Verse 1w. 🙂
Max F5 years ago
I current game the Studio Stock and it’s almost perfect in every way.
My favorite new one is the BB39 but I would proudly roll a new BB56.
Derrick C.5 years ago
One of my prized putters is a Bettinardi BBZero Dass, and I also have a 2015 Queen Bee 6 that I love. Would love another Bettinardi to the collection!
Greg Zimney5 years ago
… still playing an old banged up Zebra would love to try a Bettinardi 🙂
Peter Schmitt5 years ago
Bettinardi makes a great product. Have one in my arsenal, but my current gamer is a black TM tour spider. Works really well. Very interested in that new BB56. Will definitely give one a roll
Alex Nielan5 years ago
Gaming the Taylormade Tour Red (with a sightline)
Favorite model is either the BB1 (classic) or BB56 (probably would help my game the most)
MGoBlue1005 years ago
Gaming a MATI Mamo, which I originally learned about on MyGolfSpy. Loving the look of the iNOVAi 5.0, though. That thing is straight FIRE!!
Greg Zimney5 years ago
…still playing an old banged up Zebra.. would love a new Bettinardi 🙂
Matt D5 years ago
I’m gaming a TM Daytona Rosca from 2012, and I’d love to see how the BB1 stacks up against it!
Dustin Fisher5 years ago
I play an Odyssey 2 ball putter, would like to win the Inovai 5.0
Matt D.5 years ago
I currently game the Rife Abati. I love the look of the new Inovai 5.0 center shaft and the BB56.
Scott R5 years ago
Currently playing a Scotty Fastback. I love the looks and alignment of the BB56, probably my favorite of the bunch and would love to give it the chance at a permanent spot in my bag.
Jeff Chamberlain5 years ago
Rolling a Piretti CWII right now but loving the BB1. She’s a beaut Clark!
Eric5 years ago
I’m all in on the BB56. Currently gaming a Spider Black Tour. Like the weight and the lines of the 56.
Mike C5 years ago
I roll a TaylorMade Spider Tour Black and would love to try the BB39. Thanks for the opportunity.
Nick5 years ago
Currently using my classic Ping Anser 2. Love the new Bert models.
Matt5 years ago
I’m using a highly modified 7-year old Odyssey mallet. It’s time for something new! Send me that BB56.
alan5 years ago
I use a the original SS7 half moon mallet and love it, always loved mallets, would love to have a big one!
Fernando J.5 years ago
I roll a ER-5 and would like to try the BB-56
Fernando J.5 years ago
I roll a ER-5 and would love to try the BB56!!!
Rob5 years ago
I’m currently playing the 2015 Bettinardi INOVAI so I’d be fully OK with winning an upgraded version 🙂
Joe G.5 years ago
My gamer is a Odyssey Tank 7 that’s lipped more putts than it has made. Time for the Inovai 5.0!
Josh Leyes5 years ago
Currently gaming a Bettinardi Queen Bee #7. Love it, even though it isn’t the most fogiving putter. The new BB56 and Innovai 5.0 look like they would be great off slight mishits. But my favourite in the new line would be the BB29. Love the alignment built into the boxy (as opposed to blocky) design!