FIRST LOOK: Bettinardi’s special edition BB1.1 Spring Classic putter
Robert Bettinardi’s success in the equipment industry runs deep. The founder of Bettinardi Golf was at the forefront of a seismic shift on the PGA Tour in the early to mid-90s as players started to gravitate towards milled putters, eventually getting to a point where more than 75 players — roughly 10 were using a one-piece product on Tour in 1993 — were using solid, one-piece construction.
To pay homage to Betttinardi’s original one-piece milled BB1 head design, the putter manufacturer announced the release of a special BB1.1 Spring Classic ($750) that will be limited to just 275 pieces. The putter head is crafted from soft carbon steel with a constant neck alignment and 303 stainless steel insert. The insert features Bettinardi’s Flymill face milling — the milling extends beyond the insert to the outer bumpers — for a soft, consistent feel at impact.
Each 355-gram head is finished in a “Graphite Grey” PVD; a “Tour Blast” can be found on the 303 stainless steel insert. Some of the design details include engraved azaleas on the sole with a hand-painted green, white and pink color scheme, and a Hex B script in the back cavity.
The putter is outfitted with a perforated leather Gripmaster grip and Spring Classic cover. Bettinardi’s BB1.1 Spring Classic putter will be available May 28 at Bettinardi.com.