The latest putter innovation from Nike Golf is its line of Method Core Weighted putters.
These putters – of which there are five models -- utilize fixed weights on the heel and sole of the clubhead to provide proper weighting by putter length. The weights help to lower the center of gravity as well as move the center of gravity away from the face.
"Most people don't realize that they are about 3/10ths of an inch above the ground at impact," explained Nike Golf Master Modelmaker David Franklin. "You need to keep the center of gravity of the putter as low as you can so that it never gets higher than the center of gravity of the ball. This stops the putter from driving the ball down and creating backspin on the ball."
The Method Core Weighted solved this potential putting inconsistency with their strategically designed weighting system.
"With the Method Core Weighted technology, we worked to get the center of gravity lower than the ball, enabling the putter to rise up at impact, lift the ball and turn it over quickly," said Franklin.
The putters feature a milled face and Polymetal Grooves for a more true and consistent roll, keeping putts on target, Nike says. In the faces is the Method Core insert – a blend of aluminum face and polymer grooves to lessen impact and vibrations for enhanced sound and feel. The five Method Core Weighted putters include four blades and a mallet, each with a lustrous tour satin chrome finish, and all are built with 2 degrees of loft.
The MC01 blade comes in right- and left-handed models, with lengths of 33, 34 and 35 inches, while the other models are only available right-handed. The MCO2w, MC03w and MCO4w blade all come in lengths of 33, 34 and 35 inches, while the MC11 mallet comes in shaft lengths of 33, 34, 35, 41 and 43 inches.
The putters carry a suggested retail price of $169, and will be available beginning November 1.