It’s not true of putters. Here’s a dirty little secret for you: there is no objective standard as to what makes a putter good. You could putt with a rock tied to a stick of that was what felt right for you.
That’s why I like Ray Cook Putters so much. They are affordable, effective, and they look nice. So, with all of that said, let’s get right to it, shall we? Read on for a Ray Cook Gyro Putter review!
Ray Cook Golf- Gyro Putter
The Ray Cook Putter left me with little not to like. Durability is a concern, but the value and clean look of the club go a long way towards making it a competitive choice for buyers of all variety.
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Things to Consider When Buying a Putter
As mentioned above, putters are a little bit different than any other piece of equipment because there is no gold standard as to what is good and what’s not. Still, here are a few general considerations that will help you to make the best putter related choices possible.
Technically there are thousands of different putter head shapes. Obviously, every club features a unique design concept. However, for the sake of convenience, you can truncate pretty much any putter into one of two design themes: mallet or blade.
Blade putters usually favor players that use a long, flowing stroke. Mallets, on the other hand, usually work better with shorter, back and through style strokes.
Of course, there is no hard and fast rule saying as much. It’s just a generalization that applies well to most people.
There are a variety of different shaft flexes available with just about any club that you can think of. The majority of players are going to favor regular or stiff flex shafts. If you have a high swing speed, the stiffer option will be right for you. However, if you’re swing speed is a little bit more average, you will be better served by a regular flex club.
You can also find extra stiff shafts, and senior flex clubs if your swing speed is very fast, or slower than average respectively.
For a while, heavy putters were a fad. Clubs that were so hefty it was almost impossible to get jerky or weird with your stroke. The problem is that when a putter is excessively heavy, it can be really hard to play with on slow greens.
Still, there is something to be said for clubs that are slightly heavier than average. The extra weight naturally stabilizes the stroke making it easier sink putts in that knee-knocking five-foot range.
To make matters easier, some putters can be adjusted with removable weights so you can play around a little bit to find the feel that works best for you.
Naturally, everyone has their own idea of what the right look for a putter is. You just have to decide for yourself.
It’s a good idea to play around with a putter in person for a while if you can. Feel matters just as much as design and it is equally subjective. You get a putter that looks right and feels good, and you are in good shape.
Ray Cook Putter Reviews – [ In-depth]
I also noticed that the shaft felt a little bit fragile as well. That said, if you can refrain from testing it against your knee (hey, we all lose our tempers on the course occasionally) you shouldn’t have any problems.
- Incredibly accurate
- Comes with headcover
- Made to be easy to line up
- Shaft feels fragile
- Grip feels cheap
Ray Cook Gyro Putter Features & Benefits
Now, let’s take a close look at some important features and benefits to this awesome putter.
One of the nicest things about this putter is the very design of the head itself. The mallet-style design is specifically made to make putts as easy to line up as possible. This is accomplished through a series of sightlines that make it crystal clear where you should be aiming for on the face.
The club also features a ball sized indentation on the back of the putter that further improves your ability to aim and align the club.
I don’t want to overplay this inclusion because the truth of the matter is that many putters come with a headcover. When you buy a high-end option from a major manufacturer it’s a pretty standard inclusion.
Why? The flat stick is usually made with softer metals, which means it showcases bumps and bruises much more prominently. The headcover helps to prevent this.
White putters naturally stand out well on the green. There is something about the contrast that helps a lot of players to focus better and hit purer putts. Is it an exact science? Nope. But a lot of people are having crazy success just from switching the color of their putter. Weird, huh?
If you like a good solid feel, you’ll really appreciate the experience that this putter gives you.
What People Are Saying About Ray Cook Gyro Putter?
They also echoed that the components aside from the head felt a little cheap. However, getting a new aftermarket grip from your local golf shop can go a long way towards solving that problem.
Alternatives Drivers of Gyro Putter
Not super crazy about the Ray Cook putter? Or maybe you just want to confirm your suspicion that this is indeed the right club for you. Either way, here are a couple of alternative options that might strike your fancy.
Majek, kind of like magic I guess? I don’t know. I don’t really like the name, but I do like the club. It features a boomerang style clubhead that’s easy to align. I also like the black finish. Pretty much the opposite of the design concept found on the Ray Cook, but hey. It works.
I’m nuts about the look of this club. The stainless steel design has been given this awesome rainbow finish that makes the club truly unlike anything you’re likely to find in your local golf shop. It’s clear that they are trying to rip Scotty Cameron off a little bit with the rest of the design concept (which is a tall order to fill if you ask me) but it’s still a solid club that looks great and will play well for the right person.
For players that want something really simple. It truly doesn’t get much more simple than this. The PGM features a black finish and includes a nice facial insert that produces a clean, soft feel even on mishits.
The shortcomings are really pretty minimal, and for the most part largely in line with what one would expect from a club in this price range. All in all, it’s a great club that leaves almost nothing to complain about.