Bettinardi Golf has signed Eddie Pepperell, one of Europe’s brightest Tour stars, who 20 months ago purchased a Studio Stock 8 putter from his local stockist in Thame, Oxfordshire.
Since putting the putter into play in April 2017, Eddie has moved from 513 to 38 in the world rankings and captured two European Tour titles, winning in style at the Qatar Masters and British Masters events this year. He has also achieved an impressive 14 top 10 finishes after switching to a Bettinardi putter. “I’ve tried a number of putters and time and again, it’s the one model I keep coming back to,” said Eddie. “Positively, I won’t have to buy a Bettinardi putter again, but having bought four putters from Core Golf, I’m just hoping I haven’t put them out of business as a result!”
The popular Englishman with a large social media following contributed to a total of 10 victories for Bettinardi Tour players last season, including Open champion and Europe’s No.1 player Francesco Molinari. Other standout performances with Bettinardi putters last season came from China’s top-ranked player Haotong Li and long-term brand ambassador Matt Kuchar.
“We’re really excited to welcome Eddie to the Bettinardi Tour staff, especially given his obvious love of the putters and willingness as a Tour professional to invest in what he saw as the best premium product to improve his game,” said Executive Vice President, Sam Bettinardi.
“Once Eddie stayed ahead of a strong field at the British Masters to win his second Tour title of the year with a Bettinardi putter, we decided to reopen negotiations and we’re delighted with the outcome. It means that we now have another top 50 player in the world playing Bettinardi putters and can look forward to the 2019 season with a great line up of star players, each using a different model,” added Sam.
Francesco Molinari won his first Major, first PGA Tour event and the BWM PGA Championship with a Double-Aged Stainless Steel (DASS) BBZero Tour model with FIT Face Milling. Haotong Li used a custom Studio Stock 3 Tour Edition putter to win Omega Dubai Desert Classic in January, before switching to a custom Tour Soft Carbon BBZero, while Matt Kuchar used his ever-reliable ArmLock method (Tour Dept. DASS KM-Model) to win in Mexico recently.
Since the brand was established in 1998, Bettinardi putters have secured more than 80 victories around the world across all professional Tours. As well as BB-Series and Studio Stock lines, the new Bettinardi line-up of putters for 2019 also includes the eye-catching Queen B #6 putter, used to win the LPGA Season Finale just three weeks ago. It is designed for the player seeking an elegant crossover between a blade and mallet.
For more details on the Bettinardi putters & wedges visit www.bettinardi.com.