Pro Gear is convinced the C-Groove putters will catch on. The company discontinued production of all other golf equipment in 1997, and relocated to Denver, Colo., in 1999.
Does the C-Groove putters live up to its claims? Generally, yes.
A four-round test of a 34-inch Model II face-balanced blade found the ball coming off the putter smoother and straighter than with a flat-faced putter. Obviously, you can't really feel the putter grip the ball, but you can sense it. The ball appeared to have the pure roll as the company claims. Putts stayed on line, although, like with any new putter, you have to develop a feel for how hard to strike the ball.
After you develop a feel for the C-Groove, your putts should be truer. Notice I didn't write that your putting will be better. The putter won't make misread 5-footers find the bottom of the cup, nor will it assure that you'll always get down in two from 20 feet. After all, the ball will roll pure and true to the line you've selected. But if you've selected the proper line and speed, you should notice a difference in your putting touch.
I have used a flat-faced putter for more years than I care to admit, but I plan to continue using the C-Groove, although the 36-inch shaft length would be a better fit. The putter feels better with each round of play. Now, if Pro Gear could develop a green reader we'll be in business.