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Bettinardi 2024 BB Putter Line


  • Bettinardi is updating their BB line for 2024 with seven new and basic fashions.
  • That is the primary putter line to characteristic Bettinardi’s new Perpetual Flymill face milling.
  • Every mannequin is milled within the USA from 303 chrome steel. 
  • Obtainable for pre-order Nov. 21 with a MSRP of $450.

Dying, taxes and Bettinardi sticking to their two-year putter launch cycles are the one issues we are able to actually matter on in these ever-changing occasions. Now that two years have handed since Bettinardi up to date their BB putter line, the 2024 fashions are hitting retailers quickly.

Putter collectors and Bettinardi followers know the biennial replace is coming however we by no means actually know what to anticipate. The BB putter line could also be Bettinardi’s most foundational line of putters however historical past reveals they aren’t afraid to tweak the recipe when a brand new replace launches.

Bettinardi BB-1 Putter Models

For instance, take a look at the 2014 and 2016 BB-1 putters above. Whereas this refresh did characteristic a neon inexperienced beauty shift, it additionally concerned a reasonably important neck alteration as properly. Each fashions carried the BB-1 identify however they have been distinctive variations of the design.

Even when a few of the BB sequence putters are core Bettinardi designs, they evolve with each launch. Let’s discover what’s modified and what’s new with the 2024 BB line.

Bettinardi BB-28SB Putter Face

Let’s face it: An organization can’t simply roll out the identical factor each time and name it new. One thing wants to truly be new. The 2024 Bettinardi BB line is the primary to characteristic Bettinardi’s new Perpetual Flymill face milling. In 2022, Bettinardi began producing the BB line from 303 chrome steel. The faces of these putters have been milled with “aggressive” milling to advertise a softer really feel.

The bigger tuna sample of the Perpetual Flymill face seems considerably just like the 2022 sample however it’s the results of a brand-new machining course of. One benefit of the brand new face milling is that it is extremely uniform throughout all the mannequin faces. That is fairly the achievement since not all the faces have the identical form. Total, the sample may be very constant and lacks a few of the roughness of the earlier mannequin’s aggressive milling.

The opposite promoting level touted by Bettinardi is that the brand new face options “sonic optimization.” Sonic optimization is all about auditory suggestions. Ultimate affect produces a definite tone, letting you recognize instantly if you happen to struck the ball with a less-than-ideal a part of the face. The putter needs you to hit the candy spot and tells you while you don’t.

Bettinardi BB-1 Putter Cavity

The wizards at Bettinardi have forged a shape-change spell on their new putters. The brand new Bettinardi BB line options tweaked geometries within the bumpers, shoulders and cavities. Why would they do that? The purpose was to place the middle of gravity in a extra pure place at deal with. By doing so, it is best to have a neater time making contact with the putter’s candy spot.

This new characteristic is just a little powerful to instantly observe. I left my micrometer on my different keyboard. Snarkiness apart, to a mannequin, the brand new BB fashions really feel extraordinarily balanced throughout the swing. Even the fashions which can be incompatible with my swing mechanics nonetheless really feel balanced.

That’s an odd assertion, I do know. After my putter becoming at Studio B final summer season, I do know what kind of design suits my stroke and what doesn’t. I’m good with the BB-1 however my swing will battle the BB-8F. That stated, the BB-8F felt actually good rolling balls. Not that I may put balls in holes however placing felt nice as I missed. There could also be one thing to the CG shift plan.

The 2024 Bettinardi BB Aesthetic

2024 Bettinardi face and shaft

I do love that Bettinardi just isn’t afraid of blending up the aesthetic of their BB line. In 2020, the BB putters have been matte black with purple, white and blue paint. In 2022, the BB putters have been a muted, nearly miserable, grey end with white and grey paint.

Aesthetic dangers with the BB line are nothing new for Bettinardi. I beloved the alien inexperienced and matte silver shaft look again in 2016 however not everybody shared my opinion.

The 2024 Bettinardi BB putters delightfully dance the beauty line between the daring and the essential. The Black Pearl PVD end and Black PVD shaft are darkly conservative in look. Nonetheless, Bettinardi has paired that wealthy darkness with daring blue paint and a vibrant blue grip.

2024 Bettinardi grip and shaft

About that grip. This new Lamkin grip is my second-favorite factor concerning the new BB line. The brand new electrical blue grip is putting to take a look at and feels wonderful. It has a deep-etch form with out the feel or slots.

Usually, a putter grip doesn’t earn a “Wow!” response from me however this one did. The brand new grip is a wedding of the Lamkin form with the texture produced from a Pure Grip and Iomic putter grip copulation. (A few of you’ll get that.) For the remainder of you, the grip has a balanced mixture of texture, form and squish. It’s a delight and the blue is for certain electrical.

The Bettinardi 2024 BB Fashions

2024 Bettinardi BB models

The 2024 Bettinardi BB putters are all milled from 303 chrome steel. As I discussed, every putter options the brand new Perpetual Flymill face and performance-improving heart of gravity shift.

All these new BB fashions include a leather-based and carbon-fiber head cowl that stays closed through magnets. Yep, magnets. Bettinardi has made the swap from Velcro to magnets. Lab testing (aka me opening and shutting the top cowl so much) reveals the closure to be tight with the magnets connecting with a welcome ferocity.

Let’s check out the 2024 BB fashions. I’ll share with you the descriptions from Bettinardi (in italics) after which add data from my play/testing experiences.

Bettinardi 2024 BB-1

Constructing upon years of American-made craftsmanship, Robert J. Bettinardi has refined his timeless BB1 putter to additional improve its efficiency. Made in the usA. from a single block of 303 Stainless Metal, the pocket of the brand new BB1 is milled barely nearer to the heel, leading to a extra balanced heart of gravity. Precision-milled to 350 grams with a topped topline and refreshed bumpers and shoulders, this putter offers gamers with the right optics at deal with. Our new Perpetual Flymill face milling affords supreme really feel and audio suggestions and an simply achieved true roll on the inexperienced. By many years of innovating upon a timeless design, the BB1 is RJB’s fashionable mastery of a basic blade head form.

The BB-1 is the enduring Anser-style blade within the new BB sequence. That is the putter we anticipate to see each launch. The BB-1 is little doubt the favored child at putter college.

As I confirmed you within the image above, Bettinardi nonetheless fearlessly tweaks the BB-1 design every launch. For 2024, the brand new reshaping scheme strikes the CG to a extra pure place.

On the inexperienced, I might characterize the 2024 BB-1 as instantly acquainted and cozy. Impression is crisp and predictable. That is the putter that individuals new to the Bettinardi model will most likely choose up first since its look is recognizable.

Bettinardi 2024 BB-8F

Over a decade since its final look, the BB8 Circulate applies Tour-inspired suggestions to a basic blade head form. Milled in our Tinley Park, IL headquarters, the middle of gravity is balanced by making the toe 10% bigger than the heel. This counter- balances the mass added by the movement neck, which melts effortlessly into the putter head and provides the BB8 Circulate about 3/4 toe cling to completely complement a placing stroke with most arc. This heel-toe-weighted blade offers confidence over each putt with its flat topline, lean profile, and daring Black Pearl PVD end. That includes our new Perpetual Flymill Face, the BB8 Circulate is for the golfer in search of a conventional blade putter with fashionable refinements, supreme really feel, and memorable management.

The return of an older mannequin is all the time welcome in a brand new line. I needed to dig a bit however I discovered the earlier 2011 BB-8F within the Bettinardi Putter Archive. We’ve had different BB-8 fashions in subsequent BB releases however not one with the movement neck till now.

In comparison with the BB-1, the BB-8F is boxier. The place you discover rounded bumpers and edges within the BB-1, you discover proper angles within the BB-8F. Finally, which seems higher comes down to private choice. It’s the “Anser versus Anser 2/Newport versus Newport 2” debate.

The one stable reality concerning the BB-8F is that if you happen to want extra rotation within the putter head, the movement neck provides you with what you might be searching for.

Bettinardi 2024 BB-1W

The BB1 Vast was designed by RJB with a refined profile based mostly on suggestions from Tour gamers in search of a extra forgiving putter with the basic blade-style head form. RJB engineered the BB1 Vast with an improved heart of gravity by taking extra materials from the heel whereas compressing the heel-to-toe size. This refinement additionally resulted in a extra uniform head form permitting for easy setup and alignment. The BB1 Vast stands out as our first manufacturing putter with a soundslot by the flange, which mixed with our new Perpetual Flymill face ends in superior audible suggestions and masterful management on each putt.

In each new line of putters I overview, there may be all the time one I develop into emotionally hooked up to. For the 2024 BB line, it’s the BB-1 Vast. As quickly as I noticed it and rolled it, I knew the BB-1W was going to dwell within the “gamer” a part of my storage.

I may inform you it was the broad form that drew me in or perhaps the primary really feel of that new blue grip but it surely was undoubtedly the sound slot. I like the texture and sound of putters with sound slots. For me, putters with slots usually have “applicable pop.” Including the slot produces a really perfect combination of suggestions, tone and distance.

Whereas the steadiness and efficiency of the brand new BB line was spectacular total, the BB-1W was the standout for me. Placing with the BB-1W seems like I’m gently tossing balls throughout the inexperienced from my proper hand. The putter integrates with my swing so properly it’s prefer it’s not even there.

Lefties must love the BB-1W as properly since it’s the solely left-handed mannequin being provided.

Bettinardi 2024 BB-28SB

After a profitable debut within the final BB line, RJB took his BB28 again to the workshop for some suave and game-changing modifications ensuing within the newly refined BB28 Slotback. The brand new and improved wide-body blade is barely extra compact, with shortened heel-to-toe and pocket lengths, whereas additionally that includes taller muscular tissues and bumpers. The slotback milled from the flange serves as a pure alignment help, permitting you to border the ball completely at deal with. The near-face-balanced BB28 Slotback has a single bend shaft that flows seamlessly into the spud neck, offering a three-quarter shaft of offset for easy setup and a persistently easy placing stroke.

A few of you’ll acknowledge the BB-28SB from Bettinardi’s XXV Anniversary Sequence. Reminder: We now have two extra XXV fashions left this 12 months and, no, I don’t know what they’re. Examine again after Thanksgiving for the XXV Anniversary eleventh mannequin.

If you happen to learn my XXV BB-28SB overview, you already know that including the slot again to the BB-28 utterly modified my opinion of the top. I all the time discovered the flattened rear development of the BB-28 distracting. Matt Kuchar made tens of millions with it however I didn’t wish to have a look at it at deal with.

That little notch within the again modified all the pieces. Now at deal with I see a putter that helps me purpose on the goal, each with the sight line and with the notch. I do choose the flowery Anniversary BB-28SB however that’s simply me being a peacock. This inventory BB-28SB checks a lot of the identical bins and will be had at a fraction of the price of the limited-edition model.

Bettinardi 2024 BB-28SB CS

After a profitable debut within the final BB line, RJB took his BB28 again to the workshop for some suave and game-changing modifications ensuing within the newly refined BB28 Slotback. The brand new and improved wide-body blade is barely extra compact, with shortened heel-to-toe and pocket lengths, whereas additionally that includes taller muscular tissues and bumpers. The slotback milled from the flange serves as a pure alignment help, permitting you to border the ball completely at deal with. The BB28 Slotback Heart is match with a Black PVD Tour-grade heart shaft for easy setup and a persistently easy placing stroke.

Sure, a few of the above Bettinardi blurb for the BB-28SB Heart mannequin is identical as that for the opposite BB-28SB. That is smart as these two putters are primarily the identical form with the apparent distinction being the neck place.

Tipping my hat to you oft-neglected center-shafters on the market, this BB-28SB was the primary mannequin I put by the placing paces. OK, so perhaps I used to be getting the one I had the bottom expectations of out of the best way first, however I nonetheless rolled it first.

Like the remainder of the road, the roll was spot on. The middle-shaft place usually messes with my aiming a bit however I’ll be damned if balls weren’t rolling at (or no less than close to) the goal. If you happen to like your shaft in the midst of your putter face, verify this one out.

Although I didn’t have one for testing, Bettinardi can also be making an armlock model of the BB-28SB. It will likely be a heavier model of the spud-necked BB-28SB engineered to suit the armlock placing model.

Bettinardi 2024 BB-48

By suggestions from Tour gamers in search of a mallet-style putter with a extra refined profile, Sam Bettinardi designed the brand-new BB48. Engineered with sweeping shoulders that dip throughout the again flange and wane and vanish on the rear, the result’s a mallet with a modest look that evokes confidence at deal with. The BB48 encompasses a slant neck with a full shaft of offset for flawless alignment and setup and 1/3 toe cling, making it ultimate for golfers with a reasonable arc of their stroke. Our new Perpetual Flymill face ensures superior really feel, outstanding management, and a constant roll on each putt.

The brand new 2024 Bettinardi BB sequence is certainly blade-heavy however mallet gamers do get a brand new toy to play with as properly. The BB-48 is a newly designed spherical mallet with a slant neck. Sure, it’s really new. I all the time search the numbers within the Bettinardi Registry when a brand new mallet comes out. No BB-48 to be discovered. The 2022 BB spherical mallet was the spud-necked BB-46.

The brand new BB-48 jogs my memory of the Bettinardi Queen B 10, one other rounded mallet with a slant neck. I’d label them as “comparable.” The brand new BB-48 options thicker bumpers and a narrower cavity than the QB10.

The BB-48 is a mallet with some toe cling so these searching for one thing face-balanced are out of luck. Don’t fret my straight-back-straight-through associates. You’ll be able to doubtless nonetheless seize the face-balanced BB-46 or search a bit for a 2018 BB-56. That was an excellent face-balanced Bettinardi mallet.

My one critique of the brand new BB line is that I might have appreciated to see another mallet within the cohort. I prefer it when Bettinardi rolls out wild mallet types, particularly the massive ones just like the BB-56 and BB-55. Nonetheless, I do anticipate to see a batch of modern Bettinardi mallets in 2024. Mum’s the phrase on that for now.

Bettinardi’s Black Friday Drop

Bettinardi Black Friday BB Models

For these of you not within the know, Bettinardi affords limited-edition variations of their present putter traces each Black Friday. This 12 months is not any completely different. If you happen to can pull your self out of your post-Thanksgiving meals coma by Friday, Nov. 24, you’ll be able to seize a particular model of the brand new BB putters.

Usually, the Black Friday variations are all blacked-out. The end, paint, shaft and all of the equipment are black. This time, Bettinardi has gone in a distinct path, producing the BB fashions in a bronze end. The paint and shafts are black however the end just isn’t.

I just like the look however individuals who accumulate the blacked-out variations annually could also be disenchanted with the change that doubtless occurred as a result of the inventory variations are already black.

Remaining Ideas on Bettinardi 2024 BB Line Putters

Bettinardi BB Face

All in all, I feel the brand new Bettinardi 2024 BB putter line is stable and simply what I anticipate when Bettinardi updates a putter line. Within the new BB line, we see a combination of previous favorites and new fashions with every putter design tweaked to enhance the middle of gravity place and, finally, the way it rolls balls. As per regular, Bettinardi’s precision machining is phenomenal. You’d be hard-pressed to discover a flaw within the metallic on any of those putters.

The BB’s new blue/black/silver colour scheme works properly and separates the 2024 fashions visually each from their predecessors and from different fancy milled putters that shall be dwelling subsequent to them within the putter corral. A milled putter wants to face out to have a shot within the fiercely aggressive milled putter market. Sure, these are costly at $450 and, sure, that can also be the brand new norm for milled putter pricing.

Bettinardi BB 48 Toe Up

Discover out extra concerning the 2024 Bettinardi BB putter traces at Bettinardi.com

FAQ: Bettinardi 2024 BB Putter Line.

When will these be in retailers?

Whereas pre-orders start at the moment, you’ll have to wait till December to search out these putters at Bettinardi retailers within the U.S. Worldwide accounts will get them in January.

Why aren’t sound slots extra frequent?

The cynic in me says that including slots prices cash. Assuming that milling the slot requires further mill time, meaning fewer putters produced per hour, finally making them dearer to provide. Possibly it’s simply demand, although. If we wish slots, then producers will add slots. Regardless, it has been some time since slot pioneer PING has added a slot or Scotty Cameron took his Newport to the seaside.

Doesn’t Bettinardi often replace their Inovai line the identical 12 months they replace the BB line?

Historical past says you might be appropriate. BB and Inovai are up to date collectively, similar to the Queen B and Studio Inventory traces are launched collectively. So the place are the Inovai putters? All I can actually say is that it’s not 2024 but. Be affected person.

The place are Bettinardi putters manufactured?

Bettinardi putters are milled at their manufacturing facility in Tinley Park, a city simply outdoors of Chicago. Bettinardi additionally manufactures their very own head covers there. Bettinardi sources all of their supplies from distributors within the U.S. They take their “Made in the usA.” motto very critically.



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