Expert Review: Bettinardi Queen B Series QB6 PutterPublished on 05/28/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I tested for one day in March of 2023.
All photos courtesy of Dylan B.
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I tested for one day in March of 2023.
The Bettinardi Queen B Series QB6 Putter feels great, rolls consistently, is forgiving, and is very aesthetically appealing. The putter is top quality, both in overall performance and feel in the hand. I enjoyed testing this putter very much. I would recommend this putter to any golfer from a low to a mid handicap skill level, who likes the look of a blade, but doesn’t like how some blade putters are too thin, as well as those who like a moderate toe hang putter.
About the club I tested
- Model: 2023 Bettinardi Queen B6
- Shape: Wide Body, High Toe Blade
- Hosel Neck: Single Bend
- Balance Point: Toe Hang
- Shaft Length: 35”
- Grip Type: Lamkin Sink Fit
- Finish: Caramel Copper PVD
- Average Score: 82
- Handicap: 12
- Experience: 3 years of playing golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-Handed
- Stroke Type: Straight
- Golf Ball Used: TP5
- Height: 6’1”
- When I tested the putter: March 2023
- Days tested: 1
- Where I’ve used it: Practice green
- Weather and Wind Conditions: Inside, no weather conditions
- Green Speed: Fast
- Grass Type: Practice turf
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for a face-balanced mallet-style putter or a thicker-bladed putter with less of a toe hang severity than my previous toe hang. I found that traditional mallet heads look overbearing behind the ball, so I didn’t want too big of a head either. Also, I missed right often with my old toe hang and was looking for a putter to fix this.
Why I chose to test this club
I liked this putter, as the toe hang degree was much less than my old putter. I also really liked the finish of this putter and the single-bend design. The honeycomb-milled face also really appealed to me for aesthetic and performance reasons, making it more forgiving and consistent off the face. Though I never bought this putter for financial reasons, it stood out from the rest during testing. I had considered the TaylorMade Spider EX and HB Soft #11 SB.
What I love about it
- Face Feel: The strikes were all very consistent, rolling the same every time and hitting the same bounce with each contact.
- Forgiveness: It felt great on every strike near the center, out to about halfway to the toe or heel, which is really the only zone that matters, making it very forgiving. This is mainly due to the honeycomb milling on the face, allowing for a consistent launch across the face.
- Weight: I loved how it felt like a heavier head and a lighter shaft, allowing me to feel like I had a lot of face control.
- Alignment: The bright white alignment line stands out very well against the copper finish, and I usually would like a long line, but because this putter is a wide blade, it works nicely on this head.
- Length: Being 6’1”, the 35” shaft fits me perfectly.
- Aesthetic Appeal: The copper finish with white accents and beautiful milling across the face is very nice to look at. With different lighting and angles on the putter, the light hits very well and looks great overall.
- Customization: I like the number of options available for length, grip style, and loft and lie adjustments.
- Balance: The bend in the shaft hosel, along with the properly weighted head, allowed for not too severe of a toe hang that it would mess up a putt, feeling just right through the stroke.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Grip Feel: I prefer a thicker grip, especially for putters, and the Lamkin grip on this putter was a bit thin for my liking, though an option available on this putter is a thicker Lamkin grip, I just did not have that specific grip during testing.
Best Putt or Round with this Putter
I didn’t miss many putts in the store while testing. I missed most putts due to human error, like improper alignment before the putt. Speed was always consistent, and launch off the face was also.
Value for the money vs. other options
I would have purchased the Bettinardi Queen B Series QB6 Putter if I had the money. It is a very high-end putter, and the price tag shows it, but so does the performance. I also looked at TaylorMade, Mizuno, Cobra, HB, Scotty Cameron, and more during my testing. The two that stood out to me were the TaylorMade Spider EX and HB Soft #11 SB. Compared to those two, the Bettinardi was best for performance reasons, but I went with the least expensive of the three, the HB #11 putter.
I loved this putter during testing. As mentioned, it felt great, was forgiving, rolled consistently, and looked great. The putter is top quality in both performance and aesthetic respects.