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|The Pink putter from Sweet Spot Golf comes with nearly illuminated hot pink arrows. (Courtesy of Sweet Spot Golf)|
The Pink putter from Sweet Spot Golf appeals to nearly every sense in an effort to do everything it can to improve your putting.
Visually, the club head in either black or white comes with nearly illuminated hot pink arrows much like the lines on a bicycle helmet pointing toward the target. If those are too overt, there's another smaller, refined red line right at the club face for those who zero in for their putting stroke.
The putter's pink and black Winn grip is large, rounded in the back, flat in front. Your fingers will find sweet little spots to rest, all soft and comfy.
All you need for your putting stroke? Maybe not, because the club isn't done yet.
Aurally, the club's poly insert face produces audible feedback. Upon striking the ball, hopefully at just the right speed (the club can't do everything for you), there is a resounding confirmation of your commitment. It's almost an angelic sound. Ting!
If compassion could be considered another sense (taste, perhaps?), there is a pink ribbon icon on the front of the grip symbolizing Sweet Spot's ongoing donations to breast cancer research, the cornerstone of the Think Pink line.
The Pink putter is well balanced, not too heavy and designed to help you roll the ball into the hole. It restored my putting confidence and shaved strokes off my score.
The suggested retail price is $99. See www.sweetspotgolf.com for more information.
April 9, 2010
Lisa Allen is a golf, travel and business writer based in Beaufort, S.C. She has edited newspapers, magazines and books in Michigan, Indiana and South Carolina. Follow her on Twitter @LAllenSC.
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