Ray Cook Golf- Silver Ray SR400 Putter
July 29, 2016
1. This is the first "MALLET" style putter I've ever tried. I've always played/used a "Blade" putter, but thought I'd try this Ray Cook Mallet style one, especially at the very nice price of only 40.00 dollars. I will say, it is a very sharp/good looking putter.
2. I (personally) could not get used to this style of putter, especially after using a blade style putter for 15 years.
3. For me--the head seems/is so much bigger (and seemed bulky) compared to my blade style putter, and from my experience, having to adjust my swing, which needs to be much less than with a lighter weight blade putter, I knew right away that it was NOT a good fit for "me". I found myself missing even short putts I would have made using my blade putter.
4. I'm not saying it's a bad putter, I'm just saying the Mallet style putter is just not for me. I bought it due to the rave reviews and the low low price. I also watched some videos on Mallet vs. Blade style putters and how they are suppose to work due to your swing. A Mallet is meant to be swung straight back and straight through. A blade putter is meant to be swung with a slight arc in your swing. Honestly, I swing my blade putter straight back and straight through, and this has always worked for me, aside from what the videos say.
5. I recently got back on RBG's website and ordered the Ray Cook SR700 Blade putter @ a low price of 39.99. I have not rec'd it as of writing this review, but I'm sure it will work better for "me", and will review it once I have rec'd it and played with it.
6. I think it comes down to personal preference, and what you are used to. If you are used to a Mallet style putter and don't want to spend a fortune, this SR400
could be the club for you, especially at the low price through RBG.
7. One last thing---I did notice, and could not get used to either, is that when I sat it on the green (shaft straight up and down) to putt, it had a "SLIGHT" angle to the head. I would describe it as a back slash on your computer keyboard---( \ )---this of course is an exaggerated view, but none the less it was not perfectly straight like my blade putter is, and what I used to seeing when putting.
8. Oh well.....it was only 40.00 dollars and maybe I'll keep trying it and maybe find I do like it. But for now, I'm going to stay with the blade style putter.
9. I gave it 5 stars because I do think for a person who likes a Mallet putter--It's Very Sharp Looking & Is priced Low.
Pros:Low Price-Very Sharp Looking Putter
Cons:For "me"--not used to such a large headed putter, and head angle issue.