SeeMore Platinum Series putters pay homage to the company's 20th anniversary alignment technology while expanding its range (@GolfDigest @MikeStachura)

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(by: Mike Stachura)

The SeeMore Platinum Series of 100 percent milled putters do more than expand the company’s lineup of mallets and blades. What they really do is honor the company’s legendary start while showing how far it’s come at the same time.

Firstly, the SeeMore Platinum Series commemorates the 20th anniversary of the distinctive putter’s defining moment: Payne Stewart’s 72nd hole U.S. Open-winning putt at Pinehurst No. 2 in 1999. Stewart used the company’s first putter, the FGP, a curiously-shafted blade-like model that introduced two critical aspects of putter design. Those include the company’s aiming technology, called “Riflescope, in which a player is able to sense the putter is properly aligned by using lines on the heel to frame the shaft at address.

The second aspect involves the unique balance of many Seemore putters, starting with the original. Unlike most putters up to that point, the SeeMore FGP was neither heel balanced or face balanced. It was, as the initials describe, “featuring ground plumb,” said Jim Grundberg, SeeMore CEO.

“The ‘featuring ground plumb’ is what we now refer to as ‘face Balanced at Impact,” he said. “It means that the putter face will naturally remain square to the natural arc of the proper putting plane at all times, naturally squaring up at the bottom of the arc.”

That familiar SeeMore head shape, which also was used in 2007 Masters and 2015 British Open wins by Zach Johnson, has been reimagined in the Platinum Series new MFGP20 head. (The “platinum” also refers to the modern 20th anniversary gift.) While the shaping on the Platinum Series MFGP20 looks similar, the update moves some of the weight from a block in the middle of the back of the head on the original to the heel and toe. That increases forgiveness, while at the same time providing a cleaner look, Grundberg said.

The MFGP20 is one of a collection of different head shapes and hosel positions in the Platinum Series lineup. The Platinum Series debuted earlier this year with the M7x blade and the M5x mallet, both with straight-in, center-shafted hosel bores and both milled from 303 stainless steel. The new models added to the Platinum Series 303 stainless steel family include the M5 HT mallet, which has a scooped out center section with heel and toe wings; the M5w HT, which features an offset shaft on the M5 HT head; the M7 Tour, which offers a more heel-shafted version of the M7x blade as well as an offset version (M7wTour); and the MTri-Mallet, a version of the M5 shape with angle cuts in the rear heel and toe portions. There’s also the SB20 Mallet, a milled 6061 aluminum, rear weighted, heel-shafted mallet that is also available in center-shafted (SB20c) and offset models (SBw20).

“This new Platinum Series is showcasing of course our Riflescope technology, but also some different bore hole positions and shaft options for a much broader collection than what we’ve typically offered,” Grundberg said. “So many players have putted for so long with putters that have had more of a heel orientation so we wanted to showcase that the precision of our alignment system still works with both more of a heel-shafted look and an offset look.

“It really is a nice umbrella offering that will bring a lot of new players to take a look at SeeMore that maybe felt we were just too limited. We’re showing we can do more than just straight and center-shafted heads.”

The Platinum Series heads all feature an additional engraved blue line on top for a secondary source of aim and alignment. A milling pattern on the face, including aluminum inserts on the “Private Reserve” models, is designed to improve feel and roll.

The SeeMore Platinum Series putters are available in custom lengths of 30-39 inches and custom lie angles from 68-72 degrees ($350 for the milled 303 stainless steel models, $300 for the SB20 mallets).


🎙SPECIAL EDITION - Episode 5 - "The Putting Couch" Podcast (Special 20 Year Anniversary '99 US OPEN: Mike Hicks ~ Caddy to Payne Stewart: A friendship and playing partnership for all time.)

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Destiny. On the 20 year anniversary of Payne Stewart’s win for ages at the 1999 US Open at Pinehurst, the SeeMore Putter Company releases a special one hour edition of its new podcast, the Putting Couch, presented by its tour team. This is a heart warming, mesmerizing, and ultimately gut wrenching conversation with Payne Stewart’s long time caddie and friend Mike Hicks, about their friendship, Payne’s career, and how they won the 1999 US Open at Pinehurst in one of the most dramatic, iconic stretch runs in Major Championship history.

Click HERE to listen.

 

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Payne Stewart Wins 1999 US Open

 

Payne Stewart won the most dramatic US Open in history in 1999 using a SeeMore FGP, taking only 24 putts in the final round at Pinehurst including one-putts on the final three holes and the longest putt to ever win the US Open on the final hole.

Payne also won the overall putting title for the fewest putts per round in 1999.


Episode 4 - "The Putting Couch" Podcast (Alignment) - SeeMore Putter Company

Episode 4 - Alignment - presented by the SeeMore Putter Company


IMG_2792 Jim, Cody and Ted talked about how alignment is a KEY ingredient when using the putter.  From simple practice techniques and tools to stories from the TOUR, this episode will make you better on the putting green.  Visit SeeMore.com for more information and SHARE with your friends.  Send us your feedback at info@seemore.com.  


SeeMore Original FGP Black Blade Review

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You can see a SeeMore putter from a mile away. The distinctive shaft is the giveaway: from the black grip, a standard silver putter shaft emerges, but about ⅔ of the way down, it switches to a solid black before entering the putter head in a nearly center-shafted slot.

The original FGP Black Blade is the quintessential SeeMore, as it’s had the brightest moments in the spotlight. Starting with Payne Stewart’s US Open victory in 1999 and continuing with Zach Johnson’s triumphs in the 2007 Masters and 2015 British Open, the SeeMore FGP Black Blade boasts three major championships and many more PGA Tour wins.

It’s a unique look for a putter, with none of the heel-toe weighting that classic blades entail and no offset. It has a beautifully milled face that puts a great roll on the ball. The shaft enters the club head right at the sweet-spot, so players used to an Anser-style blade might not like what they see at first glance. But once the technology behind the club is explained, many players are happy to convert to the SeeMore methodology.

The most noticeable aspect that differentiates SeeMore is their Rifle Scope Technology (RST), an aiming aid that will help golfers who have trouble knowing if the clubface is square. The black bottom of the shaft is designed to obscure a red dot on the putter, leaving only the two white lines flanking the red dot visible. If you can’t see the white lines, or you can see the red dot, your putter face isn’t properly aligned.

But beyond the RST is my favorite aspect of the SeeMore FGP: it’s “Face Balanced at Impact.” What this means is that the weighting of the putter is such that the putter naturally rests square to the target line when it’s held at the angle you putt with. SeeMore isn’t worried about “face balanced” putters that point to the sky, because you’re not putting at the sky.

The fact that the putter naturally wants to be square helps you get putts started on line. That should be the number one job of a putter: hit the ball where you want it to go.

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