Nike Drone 2.0
How does it look behind the ball?
As way-out putter designs go, the Nike Drone 2.0 isn't too offensive to the eye.
The one thing you can say for certain is that it's a huge improvement on the
original Nike Drone which looks a kitsch belt buckle attached to the end of a
As it is, the Drone 2.0 looks merely as if one of the spacecraft
miniatures used to make the Star Wars films has flown down to earth and landed
behind your golf ball. Maybe "The Force" will act on your ball to take it into
the hole à la Darth Vader,
Seriously, the look of the putter is obviously designed to help you align
the face of the putter to your intended target line and that's why the
super-long aimline is such a great feature. In fact this is one of the longest
aimlines on any putter we've ever tested at
Whether the conflicting angled lines surrounding the aimline appeal or not is
likely to be a personal preference. I can't say that they helped me a lot, or
particularly appealed to my eye, but you may be different.
How does it feel?
The great element of the feel of this putter is undoubtedly its stability
through impact. This is the benefit you get for the unorthodox appearance of
this and all
The large head size allows the weight of the putter head to be located in the
most effective places to produce a high "moment of inertia" (known as MOI). This
means that the face resists twisting on off-center strikes and feels like it's
moving on its own pre-set swing path.
Both are good news if you are a mid-high handicap player who misses the center
of the putter every now and then.
The Drone 2.0 does feel quite a bit harder than the
Nike Method 00 range, however, so if you're after a soft feel for very fast
greens, one of these would be a better choice from the Nike range.
How does it roll the ball?
The roll from the Nike Drone 2.0 is good - no complains here!
If the looks don't put you off this putter, then you'll find the hugely long
aimline, feel and roll attractive characteristics.
Others to consider:
Cleveland T Frame
Surprisingly well finished futuristic putter. If you like see through frame designs this is a good value-for-money option
on a Cleveland putter...
Never Compromise Voodoo Daddy Belly Putter
Super-long aimline and futuristic design. Solid, affordable belly putter.
Never Compromise NCX Ray
Nice face balanced belly putter with a big, but light head.
on a Never Compromise putter...
Odyssey 2 Ball
The iconic putter of the 2000s - easy to aim, great feel
One of the most revolutionary designs in putting. Love it or hate the look, the results are good
Odyssey 2 Ball Blade
Padraig Harrington used this combination of blade and 2 ball design to win majors, but what's it like?
Odyssey White Hot 7l
Great looking long putter with slightly dead feel - excellent for fast greens
Odyssey White Ice Progressive Terron Mid
Sharp edged star ship of a putter - you need to like futuristic shapes to use this one!
on an Odyssey putter...
Ping Crazy E
One of the easiest putters to line up we've ever tested, but feel is hollow
Ping Scottsdale Pickemup
This cross between the Batman sign & a Star Wars fighter has surprisingly good feel
Ping iN Wack-E
A radical spin off from the successful (but hollow-sounding) G5i Craz-E
Technology has led the Ping designers to create a holy mess of a putter. If you love the weird and the wacky, you might (just) like this
on a Ping putter...
Rife Hybrid Tour Mallet
Despite the Tour element to this putter's name, we haven't seen any of them actually on the pro tours. One of the least impressive of Rife's range
on a Rife putter...
Scotty Cameron Futura
Phil Mickelson toyed with the Futura, before heading back to a blade. The first of the truly futuristic putters, and probably about as attractive as they're ever going to be
on a Scotty Cameron putter...
TaylorMade Rossa Spider
Lots of hype when this putter launched, but pros who rely on their putters have not stuck with the Spider
TaylorMade Ghost Corza
Beautiful square-designed Anser with great aimlines - well worth a look!
on a Taylormade putter...
Yes Natalie (C-Groove)
Futuristic design with amazing roll and super long aimline.
The least attractive of the Yes belly putters - although that's just our opinion
on a Yes putter...
Not sure if a Nike Drone 2.0 is for you? Click here for our article on choosing a putter to fit your stroke.
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