FrontRunners: Exclusive Club

<< Back to Robb Report, April 2004

“People want the best cars, the best watches,” says Robert Bettinardi, founder of Bettinardi Golf (708.802. 7400, www.bettinardi.com). “We make the finest putters in the world.” There is no question that Bettinardi makes some of the most expensive putters in the world. The Tinley Park, Ill., company’s new 44 Magnum, a limited edition club that debuted in December, retails for a robust $1,500. “The 44 is for the type of person who wears an Audemars Piguet,” explains Bettinardi. “And as with an Audemars Piguet, it took a lot of time to design this putter.”

Carved from a single block of stainless steel, the Magnum contains 44 hand-placed copper plugs in the head. The solid construction provides a predictable balance on the green, while the hand-laid details make for an artistic piece that is guaranteed to garner the attention of your fellow golfers. Of course, your putting game is one thing you may not want to attract attention to.

Roger Bannister was the first man in history to run the mile and demolish the four minute barrier,...
Surf’s up at these top Southern California resorts that rip it on wave-riding experiences…
From gourmet s’mores to outdoor seating, these 10 items will help you camp in style…
Photo by David Lominska
The Sport of Kings returns to the American Riviera…
The GolfBoard, the Quadrofoil, and a bespoke dune buggy are among the fun-filled finds…
The 2015 Necker Open includes 36 holes and four days on Richard Branson’s private Caribbean island…
From grills to golf carts, our Father’s Day gift guide has something exceptional for every dad…
Abercrombie & Kent has organized special travel packages for the events…
The German automaker’s bike is built from super-lightweight components…
The German bicycle maker’s new mountain bike pays tribute to the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car…