Testing of putters was conducted using two evaluation rating formats. The first evaluation format was done by GolfTest USA Test Administrators and in the second evaluation format GolfTest USA asked each golfer to rate several criteria on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being best. GolfTest USA had golfers, with handicaps from 0 to 25, test each of the putters listed below. Each golfer made 3 putts with each putter from distances of 5, 10 and 15 feet (a total of 9 putts). GolfTest USA Test Administrators recorded how many putts were holed and also rated on a scale of 1 to 10 the “Distance” and “Accuracy” they felt each golfer displayed with each putter during the test. These ratings were then combined to come up with an overall rating for each putter.
The actual numerical scoring will appear to be less than the old method and that is due to the fact that we are being more critical in our evaluations. (You should not attempt to compare previous year’s results with the 2004 ratings) We think this will result in better feedback and the ability of golfers to compare the positive and negative attributes of all the clubs.
Based on the testing completed to date we have determined that any putter that has an overall score of 7.8 or better based on our scoring system is awarded the GolfTest USA “Seal of Excellence” award. (Being awarded the GolfTest USA Seal of Excellence indicates a golf product has been tested and reviewed by our staff of golf testers and has been judged to be of superior quality, value and performance.) Golfers who purchase any of these manufacturers products can feel confident they will be obtaining a quality golf product.
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Putters that have an overall score of 7.8 or better based on our rating system is awarded the GolfTest USA “Seal of Excellence” award.
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