Nike Method 002
How does it look behind the ball?
Unfortunately the Nike Method 002's first impressions are not good - the view of
the putter behind the ball is rectangular and brick-like. The curved shape of
the back bumpers of the putter, which look attractive at all other times, didn't
appeal to my eye when the putter was behind the ball, casting odd shaped shadows
onto the rest of the putter.
anser-style putters usually look solid and meaty behind the ball, this heel
and toe design looks a bit thin and lightweight.
Unfortunately therefore this isn't a putter which sells itself on its looks!
on a Nike Method 002...
How does it feel? The Nike Method 002 is a fairly heavily
putter, so you get a clear feeling of the putter face opening on the
backswing and closing on the throughswing, meaning you should only really
consider this putter if you swing the putter on a heavily inside to inside arc.
This putter felt like a precision instrument which would work well on extremely
fast greens. You get a lovely soft feel from the face and the ball appears to
come off softly.
How does it roll the ball?
I was impressed with the roll from this putter. The ball seemed to get
down and rolling very quickly off the face and hugged the turf in just the way
you'd want it to.
If you can get over the initial ugliness of this putter,
it might well be a great blade for you. This is especially the case if you play
on very quick greens and have an open-square-closed stroke.
If the looks are a real problem, you could try the Nike Method 001, famous for
being Tiger Woods'
Others to consider:
Nike Method 001
A minimalist anser head that looks just a little lightweight. The roll is pure and the feel is good.
Nike Method 002
Most similar to a Ping Zing shape, this putter has a simple no-frills look, a good roll, but a high price tag.
Nike Method 004
Face balanced version of the Method 001. Favor this putter if you're trying to produce a straight-back-straight through stroke.
on a Nike putter...
Odyssey Black iX 1
Perhaps Odyssey's best effort yet to eclipse the Scotty Cameron and Ping Ansers.
Odyssey White Hot 9
Classic blade shape with amazing weighting and feel. A superb putter - highly recommended.
on an Odyssey putter...
The Anser is the putter that has been copied a thousand times - now available from Ping at a variety of prices.
Ping Redwood Anser
The design which has won more pro events than any other, now with top quality materials.
Ping Zing 2
A much more attractive version of the original without the copper head that oxidizes in the sun!
Ping Karsten Anser
Unbeatable on price and right up there for feel and design.
Ping J Blade
Possibly the ugliest putter Ping has ever made ... and it feels dreadful too!
on a Ping putter...
Rife Mr. Beasley
Nicely finished and reasonably priced mallet - well worth a look
on a Rife putter...
Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 Center Shaft
The classic shape, different hosel ... but same awesome feel.
Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Studio Select
The affordable Scotty Cameron.
on a Scotty Cameron putter...
TaylorMade Rossa Kia Ma Fortuna
A highly refined mallet from TaylorMade - recommended!
TaylorMade Rossa Kia Ma Daytona
Good looking Anser style putter - Part of TaylorMade's resurgence as a designer of high quality putters
TaylorMade Ghost TM-110
Beautiful square-designed Anser with great aimlines - well worth a look!
TaylorMade Rossa Daytona
Well constructed Anser style putter - excellent if you're after a good putter at a lower cost - gunmetal color looks classy - feels good too!
on a Taylormade putter...
Yes Tracy 2 (C-Groove)
In our view the classiest Yes putter - anser-style head with the amazing C-Groove for a terrific roll.
Yes Donna (C-Groove)
Wide bodied anser-style head with the amazing C-Groove for a terrific roll.
A straightforward heel and toe design with great roll from the C-Groove
on a Yes putter...
Not sure if a Nike
Method 002 is for you? Click here for our article on choosing a putter to fit your stroke.
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