Get your free book here! Hands on review

Nike Drone 2.0

Odyssey Backstryke

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 putter shaft.

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, just like this...

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 futuristic putters.

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 logo



Cleveland T Frame 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 logo

Never Compromise


Never Compromise Voodoo Daddy Belly Putter Never Compromise Voodoo Daddy Super-long aimline and futuristic design. Solid, affordable belly putter.

Never Compromise NCX Ray Never Compromise NCX Ray Nice face balanced belly putter with a big, but light head.

on a Never Compromise putter...

Odyssey logo



Odyssey 2 Ball Odyssey 2 Ball The iconic putter of the 2000s - easy to aim, great feel

Odyssey Backstryke Odyssey Backstryke One of the most revolutionary designs in putting. Love it or hate the look, the results are good

Odyssey 2 Ball Blade 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 Odyssey White Hot 7L Great looking long putter with slightly dead feel - excellent for fast greens


Odyssey White Ice Progressive Terron Mid 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 Logo


Ping Crazy E Ping Crazy E One of the easiest putters to line up we've ever tested, but feel is hollow

Ping Scottsdale Pickemup Ping Scottsdale Pickemup This cross between the Batman sign & a Star Wars fighter has surprisingly good feel

Ping iN Wack-E Ping iN Wack-E A radical spin off from the successful (but hollow-sounding) G5i Craz-E

Ping IN Ping IN 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 Putters logo



Rife Hybrid Tour Mallet 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 Logo

Scotty Cameron


Scotty Cameron Futura 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 logo



TaylorMade Rossa Spider 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 TaylorMade Ghost Corza Beautiful square-designed Anser with great aimlines - well worth a look!

on a Taylormade putter...

Yes Golf logo



Yes Natalie (C-Groove) Yes Natalie Futuristic design with amazing roll and super long aimline.

Yes Emma Yes Emma 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. Return to the homepage

footer for putter page

search for a putter

bottom of box