Sentio Golf Putters – Feel Is The Difference

Sentio Golf Putters – Feel Is The Difference

Putting is one of the most important aspects of golf. However, putters have become a dime a dozen these days. Big name brands like Scotty Cameron or the big OEM companies are constantly putting out new versions of putters yearly. Big brands are not the only ones in the golf market. There are more small market putter brands popping up than I can count. One of those small market brands trying to make it in this crazy market is Sentio Golf. Golf Life got the chance to test their Sierra 101 Series putters.

Here at Golf Life we have reviewed a ton of putters that have hit the market. I have to say this is the first time we have seen anything like this. Sentio literally has a floating face. What does that mean exactly? The floating face technology separates the entire stainless steel face from the rest of the putter head with a vibration dampening TPE Polymer Core.

Sentio Putters

What does that Offer a Golfer?

  • SMOOTH YET CRISP FEEL
  • 3 DISTINCT RESPONSE LEVELS
  • EXCEPTIONAL DISTANCE CONTROL
  • OFF-CENTER FORGIVENESS

Sentio knows every golfer is different and want to give you options that fit your game. The Sierra 101 series comes in 3 different models to suit your preference. 

  • GREEN/SOFT – This model has a buttery-soft core, perfect for those who are used to playing with an insert, or who regularly putt on fast greens.
  • RED/MEDIUM – Our middle-feel option for general conditions; not too hot and not too soft.
  • BLUE/FIRM – For those who prefer a more solid feel, or who regularly putt on slow greens

If you liked our video review and would like to learn more, head over to SentioGolf.com and get one that fits your game!

Xenon Golf – Handcrafted Putters that make your jaw drop

Xenon Golf – Handcrafted Putters that make your jaw drop

Handcrafted Putters make your jaw drop

Xenon Golf PutterHave you ever had a day when the stars just align and things fall perfectly into place? We all dream about that happening, whether it be in your personal life, job or in this case golf reviews. I was given the awesome opportunity to go through the process of a custom putter build by the Xenon Golf Company out of Nashville, Tennessee. Small companies like Xenon exist out there and they will build you a custom putter to our liking. You can spend just about any amount of money you want. In the case of a Xenon Putter, you are truly talking about a one of a kind putter because each putter is handmade by Kenneth “Lumpy” Uselton.

These putters aren’t made in some huge factory with hundreds of employees running around the place. They are made in a rather modest workshop 200 square feet. That’s right 200 square feet, that’s a 20 foot by 10 foot building. Smaller than most two car garages. No air conditioning or creature comforts here, and we all know summers in Tennessee can get a little warm. Lumpy produces a couple hundred custom made putters a year. He makes putters out of all kinds of metals from common stainless steel and copper-nickel alloy to the more exotic Damascus steel and layered steel laminate Mokume-gane. Custom finishes, millings and stampings are all available to the customer.

Xenon Golf PutterThe process starts with receiving an order form from Xenon Golf Company. On this form are list of choices that you have to make before Lumpy can build you a putter. This had to be one of the hardest parts for me. What would your dream putter be like given the choice? What material should I choose? What stampings and options should I select? I really racked my brain for a long time deciding on them. I finally decided and these are the choices that I made.

I decided to go with an “Element” model (somewhat similar to a Anser in look) and these are the specifications I chose:

  • 34” in length
  • 350 grams weight
  • 3 degrees of loft
  • 70 degree lie angle
  • Full shaft offset
  • ¼ toe hang
  • Plumbers neck
  • Aluminum Bronze head with a Vintage Antique finish
  • Chopped sole (slot milled in bottom of the putter)
  • Brass “X” in the cavity
  • Jet Matte black steel shaft
  • Stampings on the toe and heel
  • Signature face milling
  • Orange “Pure” Xenon logo grip
  • Magnetic leather head cover by Delilah Club Covers

Next comes the wait, which seems like an eternity but actually isn’t when you look at it, as he is hand milling each one of these putters himself by welding, stamping, finishing, assembling, etc… I was sent a picture part way through the process of the putter after the milling was complete, before the custom stampings, face milling and Antique finish was completed. This was a very nice little tease! When the putter arrived it didn’t disappoint in any way shape or form! It far exceed my expectations in both the design, appearance and feel categories.

The Xenon Golf putter was more of a piece of artwork sculptured from metal than a putter one would use while playing golf. A golfer could spend more on what some may call custom putters from a major manufacturer, but what does that get you? A design that is not very unique or different from their standard issued putter with just a few customized items.

I would like to give my impressions of the putter from Xenon Golf in the following categories:

FeelXenon Golf Putter

The feel of the Xenon putter is very good. The putter is Aluminum Bronze, this material has a softer feel than Stainless Steel putters and is more resistant to rust than a carbon steel putter. If you are a golfer that is use to putting without a insert, you will really like this version. Some adjustment would be required if you are coming from an inserted putter. It has a nice consistency and roll off the face. Well done Xenon putters!

Forgiveness

Xenon Golf PutterThe forgiveness of the putter is very good. It is a ¼ toe hang putter with a full shaft offset so that design works great for a slight arc style putting stroke. Most golfers putt with an open-square-closed stroke where the putter moves on a slight arc (sometimes known as an in-to-in stroke or a barn door stroke). Heel and toe weighted putters have long been shown to twist less than any other style of putter with an off center hit. This means that the difference between where putts end up if struck by the sweet spot as compared with off-center hits is as small as possible.

Sound

The sound of the ball coming off the face of the Xenon putter is a very pleasant click. This comes from a combination of the putter materials and the “chopped sole”. This is a small slot cut into the bottom of the putter located just behind the face of the putter. I have always wanted a slot in the sole of my putter. The putter build has given me that opportunity.

Xenon Golf PutterAlignment

The only alignment aid on this putter is a white dot on top of the putter. A very simple way of aiming the putter but it works well for me personally because I putt while looking at the hole. I don’t need an over abundance of sight lines and other methods of alignments to take away from the appearance of the putter.

Quality of Construction

TXenon Golf Putterhe quality of the construction of the putter is second to none. You can tell right off that this a one of kind hand made putter, from the milling marks on the face of the putter, too the hand stampings on several surfaces of the putter. The addition of the brass “X” in cavity of the putter is one of those features you don’t get with a standard issue putter.

The Xenon logo grip from Pure has an excellent soft feel and just the right amount of tact to it. The putter cover is from Deliha Club Covers, Made in the USA. A magnetic closure keeps the cover tightly attached to the putter. Excellent graphics, and embroidery make this cover a perfect compliment to the putter.

Xenon Putter The complete process from start to finish was excellent with the Xenon Putter Company. If you are in the market for a “one of a kind” handmade putter be sure to take a look at them. They are on all of the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Xenon Golf Putter HeadcoverThe custom handcrafted putters are on full display with many pictures to look at. I bet you won’t find one putter that looks exactly like another. What’s great is that you can take the features you love from each putter and turn it into your own dream putter. So if there comes a day when the stars align and you feel the urge to make your dream come true, take a leap of faith and join the custom putter family.

Mike Hallee
Golf Life Contributor

BioMech AccuLock Ace Putter Video Review

BioMech AccuLock Ace Putter Video Review

BioMech Sports: Bringing Science to Putting

BioMech Sports

If you’re a serious golfer, like me, you probably have a garage full of goofy looking old putters. Mine provides almost a timeline of my putting struggles throughout the years. It seems like there’s always some new gimmick out there that lays claim to shaving (unrealistic number) of strokes off your score. I have so many of these things that I’ve actually started an ugly putter collection, so when I got my hands on the BioMech Sports AccuLock ACE putter, I was ecstatic to put it to the test.

The AccuLock ACE is very well built and it’s clear that a lot of work has gone into making it. However, it is, for lack of a better word, strange. It’s square, the shaft is in the back and there’s weird hole in the middle, but all of this, BioMech Sports claims, is because of some serious science behind it.

Biomech Sports accu lock ace putter

First, this is an arm lock putter. You’ve probably heard of this, as it’s grown in popularity with the anchoring ban. The putter has an extended shaft that is angled toward the lead arm and is designed to be pressed against the lead forearm. Beyond the arm lock shaft, the unique styling of the AccuLock combines to minimize hand, wrist, arm and shoulder movement in the putting stroke. I took the AccuLock and my everyday gamer (a Low Tide Whale Tail) to my local practice center and tested them head to head.

I found that most of the claims about movement and alignment were true in my case. I had a smooth, repeatable stroke that worked out pretty well. On long lag putts, my dispersion was tight and my misses actually tended to be less severe than with my gamer. While I had very good results on long putts, I found that I wasn’t making as many putts inside 20’, which is about the point where my mindset goes from “lag it” to “make it.” However, I still had less severe misses and usually a gimmie coming back.

Biomech Sports Accu lock ace putter above

Now, having said all that, I did have one major issue with this putter. I just couldn’t get over the discomfort of the arm lock stroke. It’s a very foreign feeling, and for me, when it comes to putting, that’s somewhat of a deal breaker. I’m a feel putter, and when I have to think about something in my stroke, it doesn’t usually end well for me. I hit over 100 putts with the AccuLock, and unfortunately, that discomfort never really went away.

So the AccuLock isn’t for me, but I’m very reticent to call it a gimmick. I had good results, and I suspect that most other people will as well. So I guess I’ll put it like this; if you tend to be a tinkerer, or are coming from a long putter, you’re probably going to like this one. If you tend to be more traditional, I suspect you’ll have a similar experience to mine. If you want to give it a whirl, the BioMech AccuLock ACE comes in either Black or Blue and retails for $279.99. It’s available at the BioMech website , but be sure to check the size chart and get the correct length to ensure a proper fit.

Bryan McLean

Golf Life Contributor

@Golfbybryan

Robert Garrigus Cure Putters

Robert Garrigus Cure Putters

Cure Putters: Helping Golfers Shave Strokes

Cure Putters

Most players on the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour fight every week to win money and keep their cards. For the 98%, this is the reality of professional golf. The other 2% are the Jordan Spieths’ and and Jason Days’ of the world who pretty much go out their and try to win as much money and as many tournaments as possible just by their god given talents. That is the hope for thousands of golfers all over the world. But, in reality, the 98% have to go out there each and every week looking for something that sets themselves apart from everybody else. More times than not, it starts with the putter! Robert Garrigus is a PGA Professional with just one win under his belt. It wasn’t till late that he discovered Cure Putters!

Every pro is looking to shave strokes on the tee box, on the fairway and on the putting surface. In Robert Garrisgus’ situation, he has found that using his new Cure Putter, he can eliminate 2-5 strokes per round. You have heard the story. Cure Putters in the newest, hottest putter in golf. It has extremely high MOI and can be adjusted (via weights on the back) to your specific liking. The story is true for Garrigus. He used to play with small putters, blades, and when he picked up the Cure Putter, his putting gained confidence in an instant. He started rolling putts in with ease. He began to feel comfortable with the putter that he kept it in his bag for good. In professional sports, confidence is your worst enemy or greatest attribute. It is no different in golf, If you have confidence in your clubs, you will have confidence in your game and that is exactly what Cure Putters has done for him. Having the ability to shave 3 stokes per round could mean going from missing the cut, to making the cut. Going from making the cut to getting in the top 25. Going from top 25 to top 10. Three-five stokes could mean all the difference and can change your career.

Check out the video above and hear first hand how Cure Putters has helped Robert Garrigus’ golf game. If you want to order one for yourself, go to cureputters.com.

Holder Golf Putter

Holder Golf Putter

Reset Your Approach To Putting With Holder Golf

Golf Life flew out to Orlando, FL to talk to James Holder, the Founder of Holder Golf! We wanted to learn about the putter that is notorious for having an alternative design to it! When we say “alternative” we mean that this putter is different from all the other designed putters out there! The first thing that you will notice about this putter is that it not at the traditional 72 degree lie angle! They straighten the lie out on the putter which ultimately allows for your hands, arms, shoulders and back to hang! With a 72 degree putter your arms and shoulders are tense!

The Holder Golf Putter allows for your body parts to hang freely giving you a better chance of keeping the putter head square at impact! By simplifying the setup of the putter, they simplified the stroke allowing you to make more putts on a more consistent basis! Generally, when we twist our club head through impact are on the longer putts. This putter is actually a perfect putter to help you with the long putts because it is so stable!

If you want to learn more about the Holder Golf Putter, go to holdergolf.com! They have just released their new blades and mallets for 2016! One of the greatest things about these putters in that they are all make in the USA! Start the season off right by making more putts!

Why are Golfers Loving the Cure Putters

Why are Golfers Loving the Cure Putters

The Cure Putters: The Putter That Is Taking Golf By Storm

When you think of putter manufactures in the game of golf today you probably think about Scotty Cameron, Ping, Odyssey or Titleist. But there is one putter brand that you should keep and eye out for because they are making a pretty big splash in the golf industry, specifically on the Champions Tour.  They are called Cure Putters and they just got named to Golf Digests’ Hot List for 2016!

The first question you probably ask is: What makes it so good? Well, for starters, Cure Putters is all about having High MOI and forgiveness off the face at impact. High MOI, in the most simplistic way possible, means that from your backswing to your through swing, your putter will stay square longer through impact without twisting or rotating.  All that is due to high center of gravity these putters can produce and the fact that they have created customizable weights on the back of the putter to keep it as stable as possible! Their first models, in 2015, were the RX1 and RX2. At the 2016 PGA Show, they introduced the RX 3,4,5,and 6 and the CX Classics Series with CX1 and CX2! You can find all of their Cure Putters and colors right here!

Your next question would be, if they are so great who is playing them? Well it is a good thing you asked because like we said, they are taking the Champions Tour by storm! Right now, they have several big names playing the Putter as we speak. Players like Rod Spittle, Steve Jones, Peter Senior and Scott Hoch just to name a few!

Check out our video above to see what both the average player and the Professionals are saying about the Cure Putters and why they are loving it. We feature Wayne Levi who has won on the PGA Tour 12 times!

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