What we say...
Featuring a clever alignment correction system, the Visor was also one of the smaller mallets in this section. Chris thought it felt wellweighted and balanced and although George admitted he wasn’t taken with the looks, the performance made it impossible to ignore. Jon rated it highly in the three subjective categories and also canned four of his five efforts from short range, before proceeding to struggle from further away. At £119, it’s not cheap but given time with the product golfers will see the benefits.
Ratings (Out of 5):
Sound and Feel: 3.6
Putts from 5ft: 3.3
25ft Putts: 3.8
This is one of the more compact mallet putters in this section, but it’s still oozing quality and innovation. The Vizor putter features Wilson Staff’s new I-Lock technology which has been engineered to negate the effects of poor eye alignment. When the putter is lined up correctly, there will be a silver line running through the centre of the crown but should the putter not be square at address a red line will appear either to the top or the bottom of that silver line. If ever a putter should be tested before purchase, this is it.
We’ve had training aids which can also be used on the course before – remember the Zen? – but this is perhaps a bit more user-friendly. It may look a little odd at first but the Vizor putter features a really innovative alignment aid in the form of I-lock technology.
In short, if you can see red through the slot in the crown then you are aligned incorrectly. This clever little device helps to get a repeatable set up to improve your scores on the greens. This alignment is coupled with a urethane insert in the face, which is tuned to the hardness of modern golf balls and an aluminium body. The Vizor putter is now also available in a blade version for 2012 for golfers who prefer a sleeker head shape behind the ball.
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