Written By: Chris Conley
Recently I had the chance to hit the Nike Method Concept Putter and found while it had a crazy style, overall it was a nice putter if you could get passed a few things.
A lightweight aluminum face and a high-mass steel body position the center of gravity farther back and lower, delivering a faster roll and the stability of a larger mallet.” from NikeGolf.com
The Concept weight makes it feel like a blade putter to me, but when you make contact you feel that you have the power of a mallet putter behind the contact. The ball rolls smoothly off of the club face, and has a 2 degree loft; couple that with a completely balanced face and double bend shaft and you can really get good feel with this club. In my testing of the club, I hardly ever had a problem with the correct distance on this club; the club swings smooth and you can feel the contact through the ball nicely. This club will certainly turn heads on the course, and have plenty of people asking your questions about it.
While I understand the black bar behind the club face, and how it helps it to swing like a blade and feel like a mallet through contact; it does throw me off a little. The bend in the bar does not bend at the center of the putter face; so even though there is a marker to signify the center of the club face your eye naturally draws back to the off center bend in the bar. I found that I would miss hit a few putts here and there, as I wasn’t take the club back on true center. I would still get the distance I wanted no matter how off center I hit the putt, I am guessing because of the balanced face but I would push the ball right when miss hitting. Overall I like the way the ball rolls of this putter and I am sure with a little more use, aligning putts would come naturally but it definitely would take some getting used to.