What we say...
Bettinardi BB39 Putter Review: You need to know
A wide flange (from face to back) means the BB39 is bigger than many mallets, and Bettinardi reckons the size adds to it’s perimeter weighting performance. A curved top rail with long single sightline creates confidence at address, a more aggressive Flymill milling pattern on the face promotes a softer feel at impact.
Bettinardi BB39 Putter Review: We say
Bettinardi are a class act, which you have to be if your intention is charging punters £279 a pop for a putter. Building your own brand from scratch in a super competitive market (particularly when some are backed by serious global marketing money), with what are essentially very similar looking models to the competition is a tough ask. Bettinardi’s doing a great a great job at convincing golfers the time is right to buy into premium milled putters.
With all that said we weren’t the BB39s biggest fans, not because it’s not a cracking model, but because we reckon Bettinardi’s Queen Bee #9 model just flat-out out shone it. Our ultra-picky testers spotted how the top edge, like the stepped back is curved, which for us just like the slightly softer rounder edges drew the eye more than the sharp, straight edged Queen Bee.
Bettinardi BB39 Putter Review: Verdict
You can’t consider buying a premium milled putter in 2018 without first having a look at Bettinardi’s range, his line-up is that good. If you base your judgement on looks, detailing and desirability alongside performance, we reckon like us you’ll prefer the Queen Bee #9.