Jun 27th, 2017
Bloodline intro self-standing putter
So you can check your alignment!
Bloodline has launched its self–standing R1-J Blade putter, which enables players to walk behind their putt to check their alignment.
There are blade and mallet style versions of the putter, and they are rules confirming.
A plate on the sole enables the putter to stand up right by itself, so the player can nip round and see if they are properly aligned.
This video takes you through the process:
“We’ve been working on the R1–J Blade since we started the company,” said Bloodline Co–Founder Brad Adams. “After the successful release of the RG–1 mallet, we’ve received feedback from tour players and have made refinements to the blade that can meet the many demands of tour players. We are pleased to offer premium putters that golfers of all skill levels are excited to put into play.”
"Our goal was to design a putter that tour players would choose to play regardless of whether it stands up on its own or not,” added Adams. “The R1–J Blade is surprising in how stable and solid it feels at impact as well as how well it stands on its own despite a relatively compact footprint.”
Will this unusual innovation catch on? And will we be seeing this coming out for the monthly medal to give players that little bit more edge?
GP's Editor checked one out at the recent Shell Houston Open, and he certainly liked what he saw. We will be keeping an eye open to see who is using it out on tour.