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## WHAT

Join GolfWRX for a LIVE Q&A with Bob and Sam Bettinardi on Wednesday, April 10th, 2pm EDT (1pm CDT). They'll be here to answer your questions on all things Bettinardi Golf, including:

* Bettinardi's Spring Limited Release - BB1 Copper

* Fred Couples Signature Putter (1/34)

* Recent Tour Signings including Web.com tour players, Seth Reeves, and ???

* New Personalities like Eddie Pepperell on staff

* The Armlock Trend on Tour and RJB’s pioneering the technology

* The 2019 Lineup Including Studio and Queen B lines

* What's next? 2020 and beyond...

 

## WHO

Robert J. Bettinardi - President and Founder of Bettinardi Golf

Sam Bettinardi - Vice President of Bettinardi Golf

 

## WHEN

Wednesday, April 10th, 2pm EDT (1pm CDT)

 

## WHERE

This will be the live chat thread. Tune in here.

 

## GIVEAWAY

If your question is answered, you'll be entered in a random giveaway for a stock Studio or Queen B putter of your choice!

 

## ASK QUESTIONS NOW

We know everyone can't necessarily join us live, so ask your question below today to be part of the chat and hopefully the giveaway

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Thank you, everyone for joining and asking great questions! We truly appreciate the Golf WRX community! Enjoy Masters week!    

> @zzyzxx33 said: > How did you get your start in the putter business?   Bob - "Walked into a local golf shop in 1992 and saw an ad for a putter milled on a bridgeport milling machine. Called

> @jrazz16 said: > Thank you for taking the time for WRX. What is your most memorable putt you have seen with a Bettinardi tour player or not?   SAM: My most memorable putt was Molinari's 8 fo

What is the weirdest request you have had for a custom putter?

Thanks

Tour Issue Sim max 9.0 with hulk 6.5tx
PXG 0341 gen 2 15 Ventus black 7x
Tour issue p790 3i with steelfiber 95x
PXG gen3 0311p 4-p Steelfiber 95x
PXG 50-54-60 0311t milled Steelfiber 110s 
Tour issue Heavy Spider X Or Circle T golo 3

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What a great start to Masters Week! Thank you Team Bettinardi!

 

How has technology changed in the last 20+ years in regards to milling tolerances and procedures that are available today vs the 90's when you were just getting started?

M3 9.5* - ACCRA TZ5 265 M5      M5 Rocket 14* Matrix Black 8M3    CBX119 18* EvenFlow Black 
TM 2014 TP 4-PW DG TI X100     RTX4  50, 54, 60 - DG TI S400     Evnroll ER5    Titleist  Players 4
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OMG OMG OMG OMG... My head is going to explode with all the questions!!! I'll try to limit them but THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for taking the time to answer our questions!!!

The current SS and QB lines seem to draw from past designs. How do you choose a path to develop new designs - leveraging previous designs vs. all new? Where does the inspiration come from when creating something like the QB6?

Does the type of face milling affect feel (aside from a FIT face) or is it dependent on material? Is the large honeycomb softer/harder than the small honeycomb? where does a flymill face fit in?

I've notice that your putter lines all share a similar design philosophy. How do you decide on that philosophy? Is it a conscious decision or developed over time?

Where do you see the Bettinardi retail releases going in the future? More multimaterial? More unique designs? New face milling?

 

Again, thank you!!!!!!

M6  9°  Fujikura Ventus 6
TS2  15°  GD Tour AD VR-7
790UDI  PX Catalyst 80  //  818H2  19°  GD Tour AD IZ-85
0311T  4i / Z745  5-9  Nippon 950GH 
SM7 46F 52F 58D  DG 115
SM7 62M  KBS Tour
putter, KBS CT Tour, Pro Only *
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What is yours brands strength over Scotty Cameron in your opinion?

 

(I love yours more anyway lol)

Cobra                      F9 9.0 Driver w/HZRDUS smoke 60 6.5
Titleist                     TS2 16.5 Wood w/HZRDUS smoke 70 6.5
Ping                         G410 19 Hybrid w/Ventus Blue 9 X
Ben Hogan              PTX Pro 4-7, ICON 8-P w/DG x100

Ben Hogan              Equalizer Wedges 52/58 w/DG x100

Callaway                 PM Grind Wedge 64 w/KBS Hi Rev 2.0 115

Scotty Cameron    Select Newport Squareback Putter 

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Why the change from carbon steel in the 2017/18 SS to stainless on the 2019 models?

Do you normally get feedback that the fit face feels softer/needing to be whacked harder than the honeycomb milling? My 2016 BB1F feels much firmer than my SS28 to the point of being short on almost every putt the first time using with the SS28 on the course. Fit face feels great but just was not rolling out vs the BB1.

DRIVER: [i][b]F9 TL 10.5 Atmos Black 7x[/b][/i]
FAIRWAY: [i][b]Cobra F8+ 3/4 &/or 5/6 Tour Blue 85[/b][/i]
HYBRIDS:  [i][b]Cobra F8 2H Element EarthX [/b][/i] &/or [i][b]Cobra F9 4H PX6.5 [/b][/i]
IRONS: [i][b]I210 5-PW LZ 6.0[/b][/i]
WEDGES: [i][b]Stealth 2.0 50/54/58 LZ 6.0[/b][/i]
PUTTER: [i][b]Some form of a Scotty, Betti, Toulon, Spider[/b][/i]
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In your opinion, what's the most interesting change/shift in the putter market? Ex: the switch from blades to mallets, putter weight, putting styles/form changing what putters are used. etc

 

Second, how often do you work with professional golfers that are using a putter that's not a great fit?

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Taylormade Sim Ti - Diamana ZF 80 TX
Titleist 818 H2 19 - Fuji Speeder TS 9.8 X

PXG 0311X 4 - HZRDUS Red 105 X
PXG 0311T Gen 3 - 5 to PW - PX 6.5
Vokey SM6 Raw - 50F

Vokey SM7 Raw - 56S

Vokey Low Bounce K Raw - 60

Scotty Cameron X5R Flow Neck Torched Finish

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Why do you think mallets with flow necks are becoming much more popular in the last 2-3 years? For years you could only ever get double bend mallet shafts, now you have a lot more options.

 

Second - why do so few manufacturers make a long neck putter to achieve face balance? I love my Anser Milled 5, but that is the only option I can find outside of a full custom to get a face balanced putter without a double bend shaft.

 

Thanks!

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Given the different milling patterns, materials used on various models, what is your personal favorite and why? When are you going to have a retail or limited release BB5 flowneck? Asking for a friend?, ok- myself?

Titleist 910d3 9.5* (d4 surefit) Fujikura Motore Speeder 7.2s
Tour Edge Exotics cbx 16.5* Aldila RIP beta 80s 

Titleist 818h1 19* (a2 surefit) Fujikura Motore TS hb 8.8
Titleist 962b 3-pw s400
Vokey sm8 raw S 54* s400
Vokey sm8 raw M 60* s400
Ping Zing2 BeCu

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What are the differences between and/or advantages of the newer micro-honeycomb face vs. the traditional larger honeycomb face?

 

I'm a big fan of the original H2 wedges (see signature), any plans to expand grind options on future wedge releases?

[b]Driver[/b]: [color=#0000ff]TM SIM 9*, Fuji Ventus Black 6X[/color]
[b]Fairway Wood: [color=#0000ff]TM SIM 14*, Fuji Ventus Blue 7X[/color]
[b]Hybrid[/b]: [color=#0000ff]TM SIM Max 19*, Tensei Pro White 90S[/color]
[b]4-9 iron[/b]: [color=#0000ff]Miura CB57, KBS C-Taper Lite X[/color] 
[b]PW, GW[/b]: [color=#0000ff]Titleist SM8, KBS C-Taper Lite X[/color]
[b]Sand, Lob[/b]: [color=#0000ff]Titleist SM8, Dynamic Gold 120 S400 Tour Issue[/color]
[b]Putter[/b]: [color=#0000ff]Toulon Las Vegas, Stroke Lab[/color] 
[b]Ball[/b]: [color=#0000ff]Titleist ProV1, Titleist AVX

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Hello Mr. Bettinardi, Sam and Crew, I really like where you guys are going with The "Hive" releases and cover designs. My main question is who would you say is/was the main artists/ deigner of these great characters such a s the Wizard, the Fat Cat, The Stinger and Kool Aid, Double Bubble, T-Hives and not to forget all the different Zombies? My personal favorite has always been the "Party On" theme from Waste Management Open. Keep up the great work. Another question is how does one get an invite to the different Social events held at Studio B?

 

Thanks for reading my question, Tim W.

 

PS: Here's what I have so far of the Party On, Think I'm just missing the Tour Version 2019 and the 1 of Buffalo versions. I have the 2016 version. If you could can you tell me if I'm missing any others versions I'm not aware of? Thanks Again!

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Tour Issue TM M2 2016 w/Tensi Pro Blue S60
Tour Issue TM M2 15* w/ Adila ATX Green S
TM HFS 21* W GD TOUR AD di 7S
Cobra Pro mb 4-PW w/ Aldila RIP Tour R hard stepped
Titleist Vokey Proto's 54*,56*,60*
Tour Bettinardi BB0 DASS or
Tour Bettinardi BB1 'H' DASS 353g
Recent Acquisition SWAG Handsome One 
Titleist ProV1 X, TM TP X
[url="http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/351901-twshoot67s-bag-and-crazy-collection/page__st__30__p__8092784__hl__+twshoot67#entry8092784"]WITB Link[/url]

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Most of the major manufacturers have resorted to wilder styled mallets, deeper/patterned milled faces, different inserts, excessive sight lines/dots/etc... While i actually like some of these designs I do miss how putters used to look back in the day. Any chance you would ever consider making a classic blade-style putter with a solid face and no guide markings?

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Most Betti putters have a stock head weight of 350g+ which tend to be on the heavier side of offerings in the putter market. Do you think amateurs and others are better off with a slightly heavier putter head vs. lighter, and what benefits do you see from it if so?

 

Would love to hear your opinions/thoughts on today's current putter market and where you think the industry is going in the next 10-20 years? We've seen a focus lately on innovations in putter shafts, but do you envision any major tech or innovation changes to putter heads down the road?

 

What is it like working as a father-son duo? Are there any memorable (or shareable) disagreements that you two have had over the years working together?

 

Many thanks!

SIM 9* TBD //  SIM 15* YS NanoReloaded 7S //  SIM 19* Tour AD DI 7S //  P770 KBS $-Taper 110 //  MG2 KBS $-Taper 110 //  Hi-Toe KBS $-Taper 110 //  Spider X SuperStroke 1.0 PT //  TP5X

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