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Having recently been impressed with MacGregor’s wedge system on a recent testing trip I was looking forward to putting one of their putters through its paces, especially after feeling the weight of it on some practice swings when I took it out of the box it was delivered in.
The obvious place to start is the weight, like most people the first thing you do when you pick up a putter is a few imaginary practice putts and I just loved the weight, the head is quite heavy and felt perfectly balanced.
MacGregor use ARC technology on their face milling and this helps improve roll and distance control. The putter has a black nickel finish with contrasting white alignment aids for easy ball alignment, two sit on the putters fins and one on the top line.
There are two grip options to choose from there is a premium traditional grip or a 3.0 parallel grip for those who prefer the new thicker type putting grips.
I really enjoyed playing with this putter in Tenerife, the greens where quite fast and I felt the putter was perfectly balanced and I really loved the weight and how the putter sat behind the ball. The shaft is designed to move towards your body putting you over the golf ball and in ideal position.
The white alignment aids really jumped out of the black nickel finish and this is the one part of the graphics that I felt really helped.
Your putter is the most used club in your bag along with your wedges and there are some wonderful putters out there at the premium end of the market, but if you are just getting into the game or you are on a budget I would recommend you put the Macgregor Response DT on your testing list, it certainly is great value for money.