Review: Whitlam Golf Tour Putter
Whitlam Putters have been around for a while and they also make Gauge Design putters. Both brands reside under one roof by one designer. Either one is great, they have slightly different logos, but they come from the same mind and hands. The Whitlam Tour GSS putter that I received was made from German 303 Stainless Steel. While it might be impossible to tell the difference between the various stainless steels for a normal consumer, the consistency of metal and purity of product is what makes it a better material and also more expensive. David Whitlam then mills the entire head from a billet into a piece of art. The milling is pristine. The sole is really cool with a series of flat mills making the curved sole. The head is perfectly balanced and the plumbers neck hosel has a cool angle cut on the top for another unique feature. It hangs a good 4:30 so it is a good fit for an arched stroke.
The coolest part of the “Captian America” Putter has to be the paint-fill. If you’ve ever tried to do some paint-fill yourself, you know how hard it is to do a good job in just 1 color, now imagine the skill it takes to do a 3 color paint to perfection like this putter has. It really shows the capabilities of Whitlam, plus it looks super cool.
Based on my experience with Whitlam Putters I would put them up against any of the big name putter makers right now. His work is flawless and the artistic flare and attention to detail make them worth the investment. If you feel a $50 Wal-Mart putter is good enough for your game, then it is, but I will say this, there is something to be said about Tour putters, they really are better. Better quality, better balance, better details and simply better to look at. If want a really great putter, check out Whitlam/Gauge Design Putters and maybe a “Captain America” putter can come to your rescue.
For more information: www.whitlamgolf.com
+Amazing 3 color paint fill
+Confidence on the green
–Spendy for tour quality.