The Yes Bella is obviously based on the ever-popular
Anser style of head that incorporates heel and toe weighting and an unfussy style.
white color is reminiscent of the
series or perhaps the
Odyssey Versa range - white was very much the color of the moment between 2011
Unfortunately the Yes doesn't
manage to match the quality of finish that either of these alternatives offers,
but it's by no means an ugly putter.
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One question remained in my head when testing this putter, however. If this is
just an Anser with a curved back, then why bother? Putters with curved edges
have been shown in optical research to be more difficult to align than squarer
putters with lines which are all either parallel or perpendicular to the target
How does the Yes Bella feel?
The Yes Bella is a heavily
toe-weighted putter (perhaps that would be the only reason to opt for it
over a straightforward Anser shape?!). Because of this weighting, it supports a putting stroke that follows a
pronounced arc. You can really feel the head opening and closing in the back and
Unfortunately I felt that the amount to which the head rotated open and closed
was inconsistent from one stroke to the next and as a result I didn't feel
confident that I could create a repeatable stroke with this club.
This may simply have resulted from the fact that I am not used to
or toe-weighted putters, but I would nevertheless advise you to practise for
some time with this putter before you buy to make sure it fits well with your
How does it roll the ball?
As with all Yes putters, the Callie-12 features the patented
on its face which always rolls the ball beautifully. This is no exception,
although for some reason the roll I managed from the Yes Callie-12 wasn't quite
as awesome as the other Yes C-Groove putters I've used in the past.
It feels to me as though the C-groove technology works far better with
face balanced putters as the amount of rotation in the brief moment in which
the C-Groove is in contact with the ball is the least with a face balanced
Unfortunately, this was one of my least favorite of the Yes putters I have
Your stroke would need to have quite a large amount of arc to make consistent
use of the amount of toe weighting this putter has.
If you don't have this kind of stroke, the
2 or Yes Callie-12
are better looking and better performing putters, so my advice would be to buy
one of those.
A straightforward heel and toe design with great roll from the C-Groove
Nike Method 001The best of the Nike Method putters. Favored by Tiger Woods while he was contractually obliged to use a Nike putter. A standard looking Anser style putter, with nice roll and feel. But not good enough to stay in Woods' bag once Nike gave up on the golf equipment industry.
Nike Method 004Face balanced version of the Method 001. Favor this putter if you routinely pull your putts or you're trying to produce a straight-back-straight through stroke.
See some of the history and early advertising for the Ping Anser here.