Last Updated on Sunday, 07 November 2010 23:30 Sunday, 07 November 2010 22:33
TORONTO (October 15, 2010)--After 12 wins around the world--including two major championships--Nike Golf`s successful Method putter has led to a new creation: The Nike Method Core putter.
Available March 3, 2011, the Nike Method Core features a unique polymer-aluminum insert. The Method Core putter has an aluminum insert face with a polymer back that goes all the way through the small milled grooves.
The polymer-aluminum insert lessens impact vibrations, provides a pure sound, and grabs the ball at impact, resulting in a smooth, controlled forward roll at impact. This helps eliminate backspin which causes skidding and mis-direction.
Nike Golf athletes say that decreasing backspin is as an important factor in putting accuracy, distance control and making more putts. The less backspin, the more "true" the putt will roll.
"It used to take upwards of four degrees of loft to achieve this kind of launch angle, but four degrees of loft creates skid, which causes the ball to be unstable and inconsistent in speed," said David Franklin, Nike Golf's Club Designer.
"By introducing Polymetal Groove Technology, we've found a way to create the desired launch angle with the stability and speed control of a skid-free roll."
Nike Athlete Paul Casey was the first Nike athlete to win with the Method putter and he`s advocated Method technology since he first tested the prototype. Casey has said "you can really feel the difference of how the ball comes off the face and you can see the difference in how it rolls."
Other Nike Athletes who use the Method Technology include Lucas Glover and Stewart Cink who won the 2009 U.S. Open and The Open Championship respectively, as well as Stephen Ames, Trevor Immelman, and Justin Leonard.
The Method Core putter (Cdn MSRP $149.99) will be available in five models, three of which are blades, one mid-mallet and one mallet.
RH Blades: MC-1i, MC-2i, MC-3i
RH Mallet: MC-4i (mid-mallet), MC-5i
LH Options: MC-3i, MC-5i
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