Bettinardi BB Series Gets Finish Makeover
The trusted BB series of putters from Bettinardi recently received a makeover with a visually-arresting Midnight Black finish. The new black finish is available on four different head types each fitted with a stepless, brushed nickel shaft which reduces glare. The Honeycomb milled face pattern and silver accents lend to the overall beauty of the putter.
BB1: a classic “Anser 2” type head
BB1F: similar to BB1 with a flowing neck stem
BB8: heel-toe weighted blade with flat topline
BB40: face-balanced mallet without a neck stem
All Bettinardi putters start as a solid block of soft carbon steel and each one is made in their Chicago area studio where “Made in the USA” is proudly engraved on the head. The putter is then polished by hand and painted by hand. The entire putter making process is controlled from start to finish by Bob Bettinardi and son Sam whose desks are just 15 feet from the factory floor.
Bettinardi’s roots in milling technology started with the defense, telco and medical industries. He was convinced that the superior technology used for these industries would supercede the clumsy welding and forging putter-making processes prevalent in the early 1990’s. In years past, Bettinardi has produced putters for the Ben Hogan and Mizuno golf equipment lines and currently only produces putters and wedges under the Bettinardi brand.
The attention to detail, milling technology advantage, feel and aesthetics of Bettinardi putters have resulted in multiple major wins and over 50 PGA tour victories, most recently Jim Herman at the Shell Houston Open. Bettinardi putters can also be found in the bags of PGA tour players including Matt Kuchar, Brian Gay, Matt Herman and Darren Clarke.