Overall: 4.5/5 Alignment: 5/5 Performance on Fast Greens: 5/5 Performance on Slow Greens: 2.5/5 Look: 4.5/5 Feel: 5/5
Summary: The SeeMore Si3 Putter has a wonderful feel and its unique RifleScope Technology alignment system will improve your putting by providing a consistent and repeatable setup position.
If you’re unfamiliar with SeeMore Putters then the first thing you will notice is their unique RifleScope Technology (RST) alignment system that’s found on the heel. This simple marking - a red dot flanked by two white stripes (see photos above) is what SeeMore is all about. The red dot is featured on every model of putter that they make.
One thing that you can’t see from a photo however, is the great feel of the SeeMore Si3 putter. I love the custom Winn grip - it just feels right in your hands and helps maintain a light grip pressure. The head has ideal weighting - not too heavy but not too light. The thermoplastic face insert makes even the hardest golf ball feel like a buttery soft balata.
The Si3 is a classic small mallet with a slightly back of center shaft design. Si3 is the straight shaft option, featuring 1/3 toe hang. There is a Si3w also available, which is the offset version featuring 5 percent toe hang, near face balanced.
Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of small mallet putters. The Si1 is a deep flanged blade and the Si2 is a classic heel/toe blade. In addition to that there are a number of other series’ in the SeeMore family. Large mallets, classic hosel blades, belly putters, long putters, etc. You name it and they have it. You can be sure to find the exact putter type in their deep catalog that meets your personal preference. All SeeMore putters fall between $150-$350.
SeeMore putters can be ordered directly from their website and can be custom built - length, lie, grip and headcover are all configurable. The Si3 that I tested can be ordered anywhere from 31” to 37”, in half inch increments, with a lie angle between 66-74 degrees.
Now lets get back to that RifleScope Technology (RST) alignment system. The theory goes that the red dot, if kept hidden from your view by the bottom of the shaft, will improve both your setup and putting stroke. “Hide the Red Dot” allows the golfer to set up the putter consistently every time in relation to the intended target, leading to a better set up, better alignment, and a better stroke. If you can see the red dot at any point during your setup or putting stroke then either your clubface is open or closed, your ball position is too far forward or back or the shaft is leaning too far forward or back.
A SeeMore putter is just as much about a putting system than it is the actual putter. The RST is developed and based around the theory that the nose should be perfectly in line with a vertical putter shaft and the ball.