What we say...
A large flanged mallet with extra weight in both the head and grip to create a counter-balanced model. A double milled face ensures precision while parallel and perpendicular sight lines simplify alignment.
It could be argued the Bean is more mallet than MOI putter, but because it’s got a particularly big, wide head and benefits from a substantial amount of counter weighting we reckon it weighs in as a decent MOI stability option. There’s more alignment lines on the head than you can shake a stick at, which some will say is distracting while others will believe helps correct alignment. Our three testers were 2/3’s in favour of the lines believing they’d want any help they can get their hands on to set up properly. The face balanced Bean is well suited to straighter putting strokes and its oversized grip, decent amount of counter balancing and reasonable price tag means it’s a decent introduction to MOI putters.
The Bean’s head is cast and then its face is milled which is a very different construction to some of the 100% milled putters in this test. But it doesn’t mean the Bean lacked feel or roll performance, as it didn’t. If you’re open minded regarding brand loyalty and factor in the £95 price tag the Bean is a very solid stable option.
Grip: Wilson Infinite
Toe hang: Face Balanced