From A Teaching Professional
I have been evaluating the Railgun II Putter with a "Face On" stroke for a couple of weeks, and here are the results.
I tested the Railgun II Putter for a two week period, for about 1,000 putts, and had some
great results. The putts rolled perfectly true to my swing path, and they were elevating
enough to overcome any suspect lies. The one caveat is that you have to set up perfectly
to allow for a stroke the hits the ball slightly on the upswing, there isn't much margin for error
there. But as I said before - practicing this stroke is easy on the back, so if you are
dedicated to improving your putting you should be willing to put in the time.
Martin Gonzalez is the owner of the Railgun II Putter, and he has conventional
putters as well as long shafted putters. I loved the craftsmanship and the feel.
I have tried several bigger brand names for the "Face On" style. None of the results
compared to the results of the Railgun II.....it was the best by far.
I give the Railgun II Putter Two Thumbs Up for value and usability.
Thomas Tucker - Batavia Country Club Head Teaching Professional
USGTF Level III Golf Teaching Professional |
Genesee Community College Golf Coach
Review from golfer in United Arab Emirates
I have had plenty of time now with your putter and thought you would like to know how it is going.
My first time out I did not get time to get on the practice green, so hit the course cold. I had to wait until the second hole for my first birdie with a 15 ft across the slope putt! The rest of the round went well too. My partner and I wiped the floor with the opposition. It does what it says on the box. Wonderful feel when hit off the ‘meat’. What a great putter!
Many thanks and best regards,
E-mail from Bob, a Houston, Texas low handicaper
I love the putter. The extra head-weight compared to the original model makes it much easier to swing in windy conditions (which was the main reason that I put down the original). I put a larger grip on to keep me from getting too handsy. I'm a low handicap golfer and shot a 68 on Sunday with the railgun 11, my best round with it yet (no 3 putts and 8 one-putts). Long putts are easier to keep on line with a longer swing than my old putter (STX Pro). The face is surprisingly soft and it is great on fast greens. My speed, aim and consistency are improving weekly, and my comfort level on the greens is scary. I truly enjoy taking it out of my bag. It has already paid for itself in winnings."
From a Golfer in Australia
Buying golf gear over the net can be a risky proposition. Particularly as all products are the latest and greatest.
This one felt right. And it has proven to be. It arrived (half the world away) when agreed. On course, it is very much as described. Bottom line - putting and putting confidence has improved, far better line and distance control. Fewer putts too, in some respects a pity as I enjoy the Railgun.
It may turn out a profitable decision as well, as a garage sale of numerous spare 'failed' putters may now be in order.
Review by: Amando, (Shoots in the 90s)
“This putter is about as mechanically sound as they come with respect to facilitating a pendulum movement in your stroke. It takes some getting used to given the face is forward of the shaft. The ball must be placed forward in the stance... Aiming is very easy with this putter. Because the shaft is mounted at the center of gravity, this putter becomes a good tool to use just off the putting surface. This is a risky shot as we all know (blading). I was surprised with its ability to push the ball out of taller grass without the face opening. I was able to get very close to the hole in such situations and holed one the first time out with the Railgun. High degree of confidence with short putts! Bottom-line, mechanically pure and simple...”