What we say...
The Cortino is created from a single block of 11L17 carbon steel, so there’s no welds around the hosel to absorb vibrations or feel so expect superb touch and feedback. The flow neck design favours an arc shaped putting stroke, and a deep milled face enhances feel.
From top to bottom the Cortino just oozes class, and you can’t fail to spot it. Yes the heads a shape we’ve seen many times before, but rarely have we seen such exquisite craftsmanship and dedication to the art of designing the games most desirable putters. A strong toe hang is quite severe so its best suited to strokes on a slight to stronger arc but if that’s you you’re in for a real treat. Our testers liked the firmer feel and extra feedback the Piretti generated over some premium models, but at £349 a piece the Cortino is a hefty investment. For us its one likely only to be made by serious golfers who’ll cherish this beauty for years to come.
At this end of the putter market the fact you’ll save a few pounds by choosing a Scotty Cameron or a larger chunk by going Bettinardi probably isn’t going to be your prime concern, whether you buy a Piretti or not. We reckon the names not that well known in the UK yet, but if you’ve promised yourself a premium putter for 2017 and you’ve got a nice arcing stroke trust us you won’t be disappointed by the Cortino 1.5.
Grip: Piretti standard
Toe hang: Strong