Golf News for Monday, April 7, 2014 | Equipment

Mantis Golf Putters in play on PGA Tour

WILTON, Conn. -- Mantis Golf (, maker of fine putters with specialized patented qualities to enhance putting success, has been gaining the attention of tour players at every level, including the PGA Tour. The new Mantis 'B' blade putter, introduced at the PGA Merchandise Show in January, made its PGA Tour début at the Farmers Insurance Open, contested Jan. 23-26 at Torrey Pines (South), in La Jolla, Calif. The Mantis 'B' performed well, finishing in the top third of putting statistics at the tournament.

"The fact that Mantis putters have made their début on the PGA Tour signals the growing interest in Mantis at the highest level," said Chris Maher, CEO of Mantis Golf. "Tour players are discovering how the original Mantis mallet and the new Mantis 'B' blade can help enhance their putting, such a critical part of success in the game."

In addition to their presence on the PGA Tour and other tours, Mantis Golf putters are being used with great success by prominent amateur players in competition from coast to coast. The original Mantis mallet was the putter of choice for Frank Acker in his eight-stroke victory at the North Las Vegas Open, Senior Division, played Jan. 18-19 at Aliante Golf Club in North Las Vegas, Nev.

About Mantis Golf
With a blend of old-world craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology, Mantis Golf putters feature the finest workmanship and built-in performance elements to help golfers discover and refine their most effective putting strokes. Retro in its simplicity yet revolutionary in its concept, the Mantis putter, with its patented green finish and face-balanced construction, is designed to minimize the visual attention a golfer gives to the putter and maximize attention to the ball and the line of the putt, thus producing a smoother putting stroke and more consistent results. With a color to match the putting surface, minimal alignment markings and a matte finish to reduce reflection, the Mantis putter, which conforms with USGA rules, does not fight the ball for attention. After all, the putter is part of the show, but the ball is the hero.

Founded in 2012 by Michael Dill and Chris Maher, Mantis Golf Company, which made its début at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show, was launched with one initial mallet design. Since then, a left-handed mallet and a blade design have been introduced. Expansion plans include additional putter-head designs as well as the possibility of other clubs where the patent-pending green utility may provide the same benefit.

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