Bob Bettinardi at 09 Sony!!!New Protos!!! Exclusive Pics!!!

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Thanks Reid and RJB!!!
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  • TM golf guyTM golf guy Members  9985WRX Points: 1Posts: 9,985 Titanium Tees
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    When can I get one of those? image/crazy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':crazy:' /> Great shots Reid. image/betty.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':betty:' />
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  • kitsoasiskitsoasis fried chicken Members  3859WRX Points: 56Posts: 3,859 Titanium Tees
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    is that a DASS? where to I pay?

    i'll take one of them volcano covers too image/partytime2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':partytime2:' />
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    WOW that type 1F with the volcano headcover....sweet!
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    I love the Volcano bag and headcover!!!
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  • pitbull808pitbull808 Putter Hoarder Marshals  9368WRX Points: 149Posts: 9,368 Marshals
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    Mr Bettinardi was super to get together with today. He kindly allowed me to take a bunch of pictures of his new stuff.



    First off was the putter cover. It's made by Belding...same guys that make the bags that last twenty years! Mr B got together with them and wanted to design a new and better putter cover. His design incorporates neoprene...same stuff in the scuba gear. It's attached in the rear and the cover actually goes on like a sock. You can shake it and it doesn't go off. Best part about it....the velcro won't wear out or scratch the putters. The Volcano design was about a eight month effort with Mr B and Belding. The bag displayed was autographed and will be put up for auction in the future. Mr B asked me to photograph him singing it. Mr B explained that he would probably make matching buckle and headcovers in the future for various tournaments that they go to. His design ideas definitely peaked my interest in Bettinardi putters and gear again.



    The new putters looked spectacular. I couldn't help but think of my buddy George when I saw the 1F. I loved it a lot but I know he's just wondering if I asked if it would be available in lefty. Sorry George...I forgot. I'll ask when I ask to take more putter cover pics. image/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />



    Hope you guys enjoy the pics. I'll have a Rife scoop tomorrow for all to see so stay tuned to GolfWRX! image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />
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    image/partytime2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':partytime2:' />
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    pitbull808 wrote on Jan 13 2009, 04:31 PM:
    Hope you guys enjoy the pics. I'll have a Rife scoop tomorrow for all to see so stay tuned to GolfWRX! image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />


    thanks so much for the photos Reid, we live for that stuff around here lol!

    do you know if the Type 1 is DASS and if the headcovers will become retail?

    will other Bettinardi covers in the future be made by Belding?
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    Is it just a coincidence that I don't see any Mizuno engravings or stamps on the putters or any Mizuno gear?
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    kitsoasis wrote on Jan 12 2009, 07:35 PM:
    pitbull808 wrote on Jan 13 2009, 04:31 PM:
    Hope you guys enjoy the pics. I'll have a Rife scoop tomorrow for all to see so stay tuned to GolfWRX! image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />


    thanks so much for the photos Reid, we live for that stuff around here lol!

    do you know if the Type 1 is DASS and if the headcovers will become retail?

    will other Bettinardi covers in the future be made by Belding?






    Not sure on the DASS. Headcovers will be made by Belding and will all be available on his site soon.


    502 to Right wrote on Jan 12 2009, 07:40 PM:
    Is it just a coincidence that I don't see any Mizuno engravings or stamps on the putters or any Mizuno gear?




    He brought "tour" putters which all were made in different options unavailable on the retail market. Also prototypes. He's definitely still with Mizuno as he commented on my good taste with Mizuno running shoes and giggled at Mach1's Nike's! image/pardon.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pardon:' />
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    Killer pics man!!! image/beach.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':beach:' /> <- Chillin' at on the Island with Bobby J. -> image/betty.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':betty:' /> I envy you.
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  • bartolomeobartolomeo Retired International Playboy Members  531WRX Points: 82Posts: 531 Golden Tee
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    Not a big Bettinardi fan, but that is some cool looking stuff





    Bart(tm)
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    Awesome pics of the B man and his talent Reid!
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    Awesome!



    For those of us not in the know, when and where were these great pics taken? How did you go about getting them?(ie, do you know Bob? past biz relationship?, etc.) I am assuming that as a rep for a well known golf website that's a plus and a "get in" for this...but please explain further...very interesting stuff.





    thanks.
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    nobreak1970 wrote on Jan 12 2009, 09&#58;52 PM:
    Awesome!



    For those of us not in the know, when and where were these great pics taken? How did you go about getting them?(ie, do you know Bob? past biz relationship?, etc.) I am assuming that as a rep for a well known golf website that's a plus and a "get in" for this...but please explain further...very interesting stuff.





    thanks.






    Topic title...09 Sony....2009 Sony Open. I've covered the PGA Sony Open, LPGA Fields and SBS Open since GolfWRX started. You can find all the pics in our "tour photo" section. image/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />



    Nothing really special about getting the pics other then Mr Bettinardi and many other OEM's know GolfWRX and the ability to get a lot of free press to those who really care about the best and newest equipment out there. Since I'm out there every year, most of the guys recognize me and are either showing me stuff or hiding it! image/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
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    pitbull808 wrote on Jan 12 2009, 07&#58;43 PM:
    kitsoasis wrote on Jan 12 2009, 07&#58;35 PM:
    pitbull808 wrote on Jan 13 2009, 04&#58;31 PM:
    Hope you guys enjoy the pics. I'll have a Rife scoop tomorrow for all to see so stay tuned to GolfWRX! image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />


    thanks so much for the photos Reid, we live for that stuff around here lol!

    do you know if the Type 1 is DASS and if the headcovers will become retail?

    will other Bettinardi covers in the future be made by Belding?






    Not sure on the DASS. Headcovers will be made by Belding and will all be available on his site soon.


    502 to Right wrote on Jan 12 2009, 07&#58;40 PM:
    Is it just a coincidence that I don't see any Mizuno engravings or stamps on the putters or any Mizuno gear?




    He brought "tour" putters which all were made in different options unavailable on the retail market. Also prototypes. He's definitely still with Mizuno as he commented on my good taste with Mizuno running shoes and giggled at Mach1's Nike's! image/pardon.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pardon:' />






    good thing he did'nt see my Cameron bag image/busted2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':busted2:' />
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  • GeoGeo Happy Geo's Day in the momentMarshals  7105WRX Points: 63Posts: 7,105 Marshals
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    I'm a big fan of these putters. Much softer lines than the current Mizuno lineup by a long way. And the Classic Performance Type 1F is as close as Mr. B's come to the BB-18 since the BB-18...little too round on the bumpers, but not enough to put this kid off. Tilted Hex B makes me think Japan-only release, yes? Hope to see it on the flip side (lefty, not domestic...i can handle the pacific ocean, but not that dexterity problem image/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />).



    Thanks for the pics, Reid. And special thanks to Mr. Bettinardi for the access. Great work. image/good.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':good:' />
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    Great pics once again Reid, got to thank you for that effort - love the pics and info about the Bettinardi putters and his new head cover. I'm a Como Come Head cover fan because they have magnetic closure, maybe a Bettinardi headcover will be in my bag in the future, sounds like a great idea RJB has there image/good.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':good:' />



    Like so many others, I hope you get a moment with him again and will take some close up pics of the new headcover and how the closure mechanism works image/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • Skaffa77Skaffa77 No place like the Sand Hills! ClubWRX  6929WRX Points: 232Posts: 6,929 ClubWRX
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    Nice pics!! Thanks so much, great to see Bob doing well and that we have some more Bettinardi's that might be coming our way soon!



    Off topic, but is that Rory's Nerf golf bag?
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    Kudos to Bob Bettinardi for showing off the latest and greatest to you at the Sony! Lots of must trys for 2009.
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    Skaffa77 wrote on Jan 13 2009, 11&#58;48 PM:
    Nice pics!! Thanks so much, great to see Bob doing well and that we have some more Bettinardi's that might be coming our way soon!



    Off topic, but is that Rory's Nerf golf bag?


    what's the deal with that?

    I thought Nerf made toy guns, my brother has heaps of them
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    Skaffa77 wrote on Jan 13 2009, 05&#58;48 AM:
    Nice pics!! Thanks so much, great to see Bob doing well and that we have some more Bettinardi's that might be coming our way soon!



    Off topic, but is that Rory's Nerf golf bag?




    How many Nerf staffers you think are out there? image/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
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    kitsoasis wrote on Jan 13 2009, 06&#58;27 AM:
    Skaffa77 wrote on Jan 13 2009, 11&#58;48 PM:
    Nice pics!! Thanks so much, great to see Bob doing well and that we have some more Bettinardi's that might be coming our way soon!



    Off topic, but is that Rory's Nerf golf bag?


    what's the deal with that?

    I thought Nerf made toy guns, my brother has heaps of them




    Pure speculation, but I'm thinking there might be some bridges burned...



    That or Rory's trying to soften up his image. rimshot.gif
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    beruo wrote on Jan 14 2009, 12&#58;33 AM:
    kitsoasis wrote on Jan 13 2009, 06&#58;27 AM:
    Skaffa77 wrote on Jan 13 2009, 11&#58;48 PM:
    Nice pics!! Thanks so much, great to see Bob doing well and that we have some more Bettinardi's that might be coming our way soon!



    Off topic, but is that Rory's Nerf golf bag?


    what's the deal with that?

    I thought Nerf made toy guns, my brother has heaps of them




    Pure speculation, but I'm thinking there might be some bridges burned...



    That or Rory's trying to soften up his image. rimshot.gif


    you never cease to amaze mate, what would my golfwrx surfing be like without reading your posts?



    p.s. that's an awesome Nerf headcover, and i must have it...
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    It seems from the pics, Bettinardi has no more connection with Mizuno. Is this so? Has his contract expired?
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  • flugelwoodflugelwood Members  173WRX Points: 0Posts: 173
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    jick wrote on Jan 13 2009, 09&#58;39 AM:
    It seems from the pics, Bettinardi has no more connection with Mizuno. Is this so? Has his contract expired?






    No he still does he just has a separate "studio" line i guess you could call it...that is constantly changing and developing. This are ususally quite a bit more $ tahn the mizuno bettinardis and they certainly make fewer of them...



    Plus he as a line in the asian market separate form Mizuno...
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    jick wrote on Jan 14 2009, 01&#58;39 AM:
    It seems from the pics, Bettinardi has no more connection with Mizuno. Is this so? Has his contract expired?



    pitbull808 wrote on Jan 13 2009, 04&#58;31 PM:
    502 to Right wrote on Jan 12 2009, 07&#58;40 PM:
    Is it just a coincidence that I don't see any Mizuno engravings or stamps on the putters or any Mizuno gear?




    He brought "tour" putters which all were made in different options unavailable on the retail market. Also prototypes. He's definitely still with Mizuno as he commented on my good taste with Mizuno running shoes and giggled at Mach1's Nike's! image/pardon.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pardon:' />


    come on, read the thread
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    I heard there are 2 new Mizuno Bettinardi putters coming out, so he's obviously still with them.
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    Shift over Scotty, Mr Bettinardi is playing through. image/ok.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ok:' />
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    Awesome pics, can not wait for the Rife stuff.
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    Dear Bettinardi guys,



    Tell me more about the CS Mallet in pictures 12, 13, 14!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful stuff. Hopefully we can see more pictures and hear more about the putters pictures.
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