How does it look behind the ball?
The first impression you get of the Yes Sara-12 when addressing the ball is that
the head is seriously big.
The long aimline is helpful with alignment and this is further aided by the
white backing to that aimline. It's long and parallel to the target line, so
gives you a really good impression of where the face is aiming.
That's where the attractive qualities of the Sara-12 ended in my eyes. For me, the
silvery color didn't look as solid and refined as the competition and for a
putter that is trying to compete with high-end competition from manufacturers
Odyssey, this was a disappointment.
on a Yes Sara-12...
The shape of the putter, too, somehow didn't give me much of a sense of
confidence. It seemed too busy with too many different lines and angles to be
How does it feel?
The feel from the face of the
this putter was a
little tinny which added to my doubts that I would get on well with it.
However, I was seriously impressed by the feel for speed and distance I got. As
this is one of the most crucial parts of the putting puzzle, this has the
potential to make up for the putter's unfortunate appearance.
How does it roll the ball?
As with all other
putters, the roll one gets from the Sara-12 is beautiful. You get a real
sense of the ball rolling end-over-end and transferring the speed of the putter
head to the ball reliably.
The delicate feedback and feel from the Yes Sara-12 was a
surprise and made the putter a much more realistic attractive proposition for
The sound of the strike on the putter is much more lightweight than one would
expect, but you would probably get over this, especially given the results you're
likely to achieve with the putter's excellent roll.
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...
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