FIRST LOOK: PXG’s Blackjack putter delivers stability and consistency
Mallet putters are specifically designed to provide a level of stability and consistency most blades can’t touch. The latest mallet creation from PXG is no different.
The first release in the company’s new Battle Ready Collection, the 100-percent milled Blackjack combines aerospace-grade aluminum with high-density tungsten along the perimeter to drive the center of gravity (CG) away from the face.
Shifting the CG deep and toward the perimeter does a number of things: it reduces the amount of unwanted twisting during the stroke, making it easier to deliver the face square at impact. And a square face also increases the odds a golfer will deliver the ball on its intended line, which hopefully leads to more made putts.
Like the company’s adjustable-weight drivers, the four sole weight ports make it possible to fine-tune the head weight and launch conditions depending on the hosel type (double bend, heel-shafted, plumbers and armlock) and position of the heavier tungsten and lighter titanium weights in the sole. The weights are offered in 5-, 10-, 15- and 20-gram options.
Initially introduced with PXG’s Gen2 putters, the variable-sized pyramid face pattern features an optimized groove depth that’s progressively shallower in the middle to improve roll, initial ball velocity, skidding and launch angle across the entire face.
The sole is designed around PXG’s “Darkness Insignia,” which consists of a skull with the number 26. It’s meant to commemorate PXG founder Bob Parsons’ service as a rifleman (0311) with the 26th Regiment of the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
The new Blackjack retails for $525 but is being introduced at a special price of $395 for the time being. For more information, visit PXG’s website.