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While in the store on other business, I found some of the new Bettinardi's in stock.

1. Grips are gorgeous. If you like the Winn style, you'll love the feel.
2. Fit and finish - wow, from a retail perspective, I give the not over Scotty in a route. The fancy face milling is gorgeous. For some reason, it looks better then the Hogan's did.
3. Feel - fantastic sound - put a good roll on the ball.
4. Both 34 and 35" versions were available.

Why I didn't buy one:
1. Money - I like my current Slighter/Yes combination. I am saving up for a Tour version next year.
2. Headweight - like the retail Scotty's, the heads seem a little light to me. Since I like a 33" in shaft, I prefer a heavier head.
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How big were the heads on the mallets? I'm considering ordering an A-01 from the shop I work at. We don't have them in stock yet so I haven't seen them in person. I'm hoping they are more on the modest size. Thanks.

 

I thought that the blade type are gorgeous. The mallets, on the other hand, seemed a bit clunky and bloated to me. I could not get the A-01 to really set up square. I was disappointed.

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Saw the Mizunardi's at Edwin Watts and while they look OK as far as what they are competing with on the showroom floor, they certainly don't look nearly as good as the original Bettinardi's, and neither did the Hoganardi's for that matter. The Mizunardi's seemed lighter in weight to me also.

 

The original Bettinardi's remain in a class all by themselves.

[b]What's in Bobcat's Bag? (Showing more than 14 clubs due to options)[/b]

Driver: TM 2015 9.5* SLDR-C - 45.5" Miyazaki Kusala Black 61s (tipped 1/2")
Fairway: TM Tour-iussue V-Steel 15* 3W - 43.25" Fujikura 757 Speeder Stiff
Hybrid Fairway: TM Rescue Fairway 15* '3-Strong'- 42.75" Fujikura VP-90 Stiff
Hybrids: TM Rescue-Mid TP's 19*(3H) & 22*(4H) - Fujikura Vista Pro 90 Stiff
Driving Irons: TM TP UDI's 16* (#1) & 20* (#3) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Shafts
Irons: TM 2015 SLDR Irons (5-8i only) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Flex Steel
Hybrid Wedges: Cleveland 2011 Niblicks - 42*PW /49*DW / 56*SW - Stock Steel
Wedge: 2011 Cleveland CG-16 Black Pearl 58*/8* (SW/LW) - Stock Steel Shaft
Putter: Bettinardi BBX-81 Blade - 35" Bettinardi Stock Steel Putter Shaft
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I just happened to see them at a local course a couple of days ago. The Big Ben has been my main putter for a while now, and I have a bunch of them, a couple of Baby Bens, and even the various Hawks, so I'm a big fan of the Hoganardis.

 

That said, I didn't much care for either of the mallets, just didn't look that great to me and don't have nearly the super-stability of the Big Ben or Baby Ben.The also felt very light to me, as mentioned above. Of course, these aren't giant mallets like the Big Ben and they aren't straight center-shafters, so there's a lot of stuff different from what I'm used to.

 

I'm not that much of a blade guy, but was very impressed with the various blade models, though. They feel very heavy and stable, which is great and have a very nice sound (I believe it was C-01). I liked this a lot better than the current Camerons (I have a TeI3 Newport 2 which swings similarly but feels a lot different because of the insert).

 

I don't like the look of the grips though. The old Royal rubber grips on the Hoganardis were the best in my book, although I guess the Mizunardi grip is better than the lime green Winns that were at the end of the Hogan years.

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