I was aware of the counter-balanced putter craze that is out there as it seems that there are more counter-balanced putter options than ever during my frequent trips to Golfsmith, GG, etc. I stumbled upon Bridgestone's new line of putters online last week. I did not even know that they made putters, but apparently they do and are back in the putter market for 2014 by releasing their new true balance line of putters.
I was so intrigued that I had to get one to try out after I read about these putters. Bridgestone is calling this line a counter counter-balanced putter in that it's the opposite of a counter-balanced putter (isn't that a regular non-counter balanced putter?). According to Bridgestone a counter counter-balanced putter is one that "Balance point less than 5" from sole provides incredible feel and connection to the putter head, improving speed and distance control". So this line of putters has a graphite shaft and a foam grip making the shaft and grip super light with all of the weight of the putter being in the head. And it looked like a cool putter too. So I ordered one to try it out.
I have not used it in a round yet because it just came on Monday but I brought it to the practice green last night and it was different for sure. I cannot say if I like it or not yet because its unlike any putter I've ever used. I wish the foam yellow grip was a bit smaller as I am not a fan of such a fat grip. I suppose I could change the grip but I'm not sure there is anything that I could change it with that would be as light as the current grip and I do not want to mess with that considering that it's part of the technology of the putter. The putter actually stands up on it's own, and that is pretty cool because you do not have to lay the putter down near the green and worry about the grip getting wet.
Has anyone heard/tried this putter yet? What are your thoughts about it? This technology seems to be completely new as I've never seen anything like this from anyone before where all the weight is in the head and the shaft and grip are so light.