Reviews

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

MFGP20-platinum-low-res

(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).


SeeMore Original FGP Black Blade Review

Golf-influence-logo5-optimizedReview by Jordan Fuller from Golf Influence

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.

Click HERE to continue with Review. Original-FGP-Black-Blade


SEEMORE PUTTER REVIEW: MORE THAN JUST AN ORDINARY PUTTER (by Practical Golf)

Practical-golf-jon-shermanby Jon Sherman - Practical Golf

SeeMore Putter has become one of the most popular independent putter manufacturers in the industry. Their unique design and putting system have grown a substantial base of loyal golfers who swear by their products. I had been hearing about them for quite some time and wanted to learn more about what makes them different.

Despite plenty of advances in design, technology, and manufacturing processes – most golfers are still purchasing putters that are based on the original Ping Anser design from more than 50 years ago. I am always on the lookout for unique products in the golf world, and SeeMore Putter certainly fits that mold.

In this review, I’ll give you a brief understanding of who the company is, what makes their RifleScope Technology different, and my impressions of their putters.

The Early Days

SeeMore Putters was launched in 1998 by golfing professionals in California. Their goal was to make a unique design, which would help a golfer feel confident that they were aligned properly before every putt. It centered around a concept that helps a golfer align the putter using a method similar to aiming a rifle. After several years of research and development, they were able to show their RifleScope technology to the world.

Seemore-putter-review

Like most new businesses in the golf industry, the first year was spent trying to spread awareness amongst recreational golfers and on the PGA Tour. That same year Payne Stewart had decided that he would go into the 1999 season without an equipment contract after not winning an event in four years. His goal was to fill his bag with 14 clubs that he trusted regardless of the manufacturer’s name.

He had heard about SeeMore Putter through several acquaintances and decided to give their putter a shot the week of the AT&T Pebble Beach. Payne was struggling with his putting and believed that an inconsistent forward press was changing his loft and face angle at impact. After getting a brief session on how the SeeMore technology worked, he had only one day to practice before the tournament began.

CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE WITH REVIEW.


Putter Review: SeeMore Mini GIANT Deep Flange Black Stealth Putter (by @OttawaGolfBlog)

The SeeMore Giant line of putter evolves the classic FGP design with the Mini Giant Deep Flange. A putter I've been dying to test out since I first saw the press release. The new Mini Giant would seem perfect for those golfers looking for a high MOI putter. While size of the Mini GIANT is not as large as most of the other GIANT line this compact look in my option will appeal to a wider range of golfers.    

Mini-giant-ottawa-golf-blog

Click HERE to continue with fantastic review!!

 

 


Review of mini Giant DF putter by @GolfUnfiltered

Golf-unfliteredREVIEW: SeeMore Mini GIANT Putter

October 21, 2017

SeeMore putters focus on promoting proper alignment and squaring the putter face by way of their unique RifleScope Technology (RST). The SeeMore Mini GIANT putters are the company’s flagship model, having won three major championships and over 20 Tour events.

My new friends at SeeMore sent me a Mini GIANT to test drive, and here are the results.

Golf-Unflitered-SeeMore-mini-Giant

Click HERE to view!


SeeMore Mini Giant Deep Flange Putter Review by @THPGolf


THP-Logo - 2000 x 892SeeMore Mini Giant Deep Flange (DF) Putter Review

In 2017, SeeMore is making an effort to keep evolving the “Giant” line of high MOI takes on their classic head shapes with the Mini Giant Deep Flange. While the name itself is a mouthful, the goal is to offer a size/profile that is not as extreme as its Giant brethren, and through that possibly appeal to a wider range of golfers. THP was able to get the new putter in hand and spend a considerable amount of time working with it to take a look not just at the performance, but the actual science and tech that went into it.

P1067-3 P1067-1 copy

Information from SeeMore:

The FGP design is SeeMore’s most recognizable product, the flagship shape for the brand and the winning putter of 3 Major Championships and over 20 Tour victories. This mini Giant DF is a variation on the classic mini Giant FGP with the profile of a deeper flange. It is created using 4 sets of non-adjustable copper weights in the extreme toe and heel section as well as the perimeter of the sole, for the ultimate MOI to size ratio. Milled Aluminum head weight is 355 grams. Black Finish w/dark pearlized RST. 

All Putter Models Have SeeMore’s Patented RifleScope Technology (RST) Alignment System, For A True Reference Point For Perfect Alignment And Set Up On Every Putt. This putter is face balanced at impact or “balanced to plane”, meaning it’s dynamically balanced to the angle you putt and naturally returns to square at impact – less manipulation during the stroke to keep the putter face on the correct path.

Click HERE to Continue with Review on THP.

P1067-2 P1067-4 copy

Click HERE to Continue with Review on THP.