What we say...
The Rife’s absence in the highest echelons of the test proves just how competitive the putter market is these days – it is a terrific wand and yet it still can’t squeeze in to the gold spots!
Jon felt the 2-bar concept actually helped alignment as well as the weight and feel of the putter and Chris loved the whole package, although he did note that those looking for a bigger mallet might not suit this option. Rife have a superb reputation on the Tours, and it seems fully deserved on the performance of the 2-Bar, a competent putter in all areas.
Ratings (out of 5):
Looks: 3.3 Sound and Feel: 3.5 Confidence: 3.5 Putts from 6ft: 3.5 Putts from 25ft: 3.8
The Rife 2 Bar Mallet Putter features a forged/milled 6061 aluminum body and a charcoal grey anodized finish for stunning feel and looks. It also features 303 stainless steel face plugs and backweighted bars for perfect weight distribution.
The putter head weight is 355 grams and the face features patented and USGA conforming, RollGroove Technology. Also comes with a LieAline Fitting System to enable you to set the perfect lie angle and Four-Point Stability weighting.
The weighting is 85% face balanced (slightly toe down) with no offset shafting. Each putter includes a head cover, LieAline bending tool and Speed Weight Kit.
The Rife 2-Bar Mallet Putter won a silver award in this years TG putters test, to be found in issue 272.