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Cure Putter Classic Series: A cure for what ails your putts

Kiel ChristiansonBy Kiel Christianson,
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The Cure Putter CX has the weighting of a mallet and a more traditional head shape. (Courtesy of Cure Putters)

A lot of stuff happens to a guy when he turns 50, and very little of it is good. Your joints go, your waist spreads, your hair thins. And you no one wants to know about your prostate. No one.

Worst of all, your putting stroke, once as dependable as a well trained Rottweiler, turns to a skittery, jittery, yippy Chihuahua.

I don't know if anything will fix the post-50 physical maladies, but the fastest-growing putter brand on the Champions Tour, Cure Putters, promises to remedy your ailments on the greens.

If the battle-worn soldiers of the senior circuit are putting their trust into these new flatsticks, they deserve a look from amateurs too, no matter their age.

The inaugural Cure Putter line, the RX Series, consisted of several mallet styles with extreme heel-toe weighting.

The new Classic Series (CX), retains the high MOI and adjustable weighting of the RX Series, but packages these features in more traditional-looking square-back (cx1) and rounded-back (cx2) flanged blades ($300).

I took the Cure cx1 to my home course for a round to test it out, and, to be completely honest, it has remained in my bag ever since. I had recently moved back to a more traditional flanged blade putter after years of playing a mallet. I found the blades easier to align than the oddly shaped mallets that are so popular these days. But the alignment consistency had come with a cost: sometimes it was hard to keep the generally lighter blades online through the stroke. The beauty of the cx1 is the mallet-like weight packed into the blade body.

The cx1 has an adjustable weight range from 334 to 376 grams; with MOI ranging from 6,400 to 7,200 g/cm2. The adjustability derives from six weights -- three in the toe and three in the heel -- that can be arranged in various combinations. Curiously, the hex wrench that Cure sent me with the cx1 was too small, but I had one the right size so I could play with the weighting options.

The CNC-milled C-6160 aircraft-grade aluminum head produces a soft feel, with excellent tactile and auditory feedback. You can immediately tell the difference between putts struck in the sweet spot and those struck toward the heel or toe, although direction and speed are not overly affected by mishits, thanks to the weighting scheme. The mid-sized custom Winn grip is also excellent for transferring the feel of the contact up into your hands.

Cure Putters Classic Series cx1: The verdict

If you're looking for an alternative to weighty mallet putters that look like tiny spaceships, the Cure Putter Classic Series is highly recommended. They look pretty traditional, but the considerable weighting -- and adjustability -- work to keep your stroke on line and your hands and wrists quiet.

The week after the Cure CX line was introduced on the Champions Tour, 7 out of 81 putters in play at the next tournament were Cure Putters. If Cure Putters can cure the yippy, jumpy putting strokes of those old dogs, they can cure yours, too.

No promises on the joints, waistline, or hairline, though. And don't even ask about your prostate. Just don't.

For more information, visit cureputters.com.

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Kiel Christianson has lived, worked, traveled and golfed extensively on three continents. As senior writer and equipment editor for WorldGolf.com, he has reviewed courses, resorts, and golf academies from California to Ireland, including his home course, Lake of the Woods G.C. in Mahomet, Ill. Read his golf blog here and follow him on Twitter @GolfWriterKiel.

 
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  • putter purchase

    Gord Yuill wrote on: Oct 27, 2015

    where and how can someone in Ontario Canada purchase one of these putters

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