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First Look: Bettinardi's Antidote Putter Line

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#1 goaliewales14



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:59 PM

Yesterday there was an article posted giving us the first look at Bettinardi's Antidote putter line.  The link is below in case anyone missed it. This new putter line brought up an interesting question that I want to posed to everyone. 


If a club was the best performing golf club out on the market, but was an eye sore to look at, would you buy it?  Also, if you would buy it, would you pay the same price, or higher, as its closest competitor?


Based upon the comments I read about that article, everyone strongly dislikes the looks of the new putter line, but what if it does work?  Again, it would definitely have to prove itself against all of the other out there.  In my own personal opinion, I would argue that some of Scotty Cameron's putters have been towards that ugly side, yet people still purchase them.  Whether they are purchasing them out of brand loyalty, or performance, I couldn't tell you.  That's also not the cheapest line to purchase.


What are everyone else's thoughts on this?





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Posted 11 October 2017 - 05:08 PM

Yeesh. I never thought I'd call a Betty ugly but.......well now there's the model 2.

For better or for worse, that's definitely a club that people will ask about when you whip it out.

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#3 cnosil



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:01 PM

Not the best looking putter,  but it it works for my stroke I would play it.  My issue is the cost;  I don;t pay that much for putters,  $300 range is generally my limit.  i might go higher if there wasn't something else that provided equivalent performance

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Hybrid:  :titelist-small: 915h 21* w/Diamana Blue

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#4 ddryan



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:44 PM

I still want a Betti B9- that is one smooth looking putter, and from the evals, it works as good as it looks...https://forum.mygolf...inardi-putters/

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#5 jlukes



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:55 PM

I'd never miss a putt with that thing - mainly because I'd never putt with it in the first place.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:34 PM

Based on my putter review so far, price point does not equate to quality.  Sure there may be some loss in overall performance, but the average golfer does not need it.  Only some one who is considering Golf as a profession would.  That market is a very small percentage of the overall market.  There nice to read about, but I would never buy one. 

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#7 McaseyM



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:43 PM

i am all for using what works best for me, but the price point is a bit much for me.  Even if it was ugly, as long as it gets the ball in the hole better than anything else. Golf is still mostly the Indian, not the arrow, but having a properly fit bow does make the biggest difference. 

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Hybrid:    :cleveland-small:  Launcher HB 19° 

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#8 ole gray

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:49 PM

I'd put the model #2 in play in a skinny minute as I have a yearning for a center shafted putter.  I have a pretty Betty (Queen B #9) now so I got the pretty covered.  Besides if that big arse model #2 rolls the egg good, I don't care what that heifer looks like.  If the cow brings me milk, she ain't got to wear a bow on her head.....  

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:53 AM

The price point for me is off putting. I paid $375 for a custom fitted and custom weighted Edel and that's about as much as I could see paying. No way I would pay $500 for something that's not fitted on the hope that it works.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:57 PM

I have to like the looks of a putter when I'm standing over it.  I've owned several Bettis', but this series won't be making it in my bag any time soon.  Just butt ugly.  :(

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