This is Golfer Geeks’ review of the Ben Hogan BHB03 putter.
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I’m an avid golfer, a 9.2 handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.
I’ve been putting with the BHB03 putter for nearly a month now. I putt with it every day at home.
Summary: A sleek and elegant putter. Soft feel with a pleasing click at impact. It requires precision contact, but I got away with slight mishits. It’s lighter than my BHM01. I recommend it for better putters that make center contact more often.
In this Ben Hogan BHB03 putter review, I discuss my experience with the putter, unique features and benefits, as well as customer reviews.
Ben Hogan BHB03 Putter Overview
The BHB03 precision-milled blade putter is forged from 1020C carbon steel and precision-milled for a soft pure feel. The multi-step forging process eliminates hot spots and dead spots to ensure consistent roll and distance. This is the smallest of the precision-milled Ben Hogan putters. Hogan recommends the BHB03 for players that putt on more of an arc (open to closed)
Why Consider the BHB03 Putter
The BHB03 is a high-end precision-milled putter at a bargain price. You get all the performance attributes you expect from the big boys without emptying your wallet.
Features & Benefits
1) Multi-step Forging
- The BHB03 forged from soft 1020C carbon steel using a multi-step process that tightens their grain structure makes the steel heads stronger and extremely consistent. You’ll get consistent distance and feel across the face.
2) Precision Milled
- The head is CNC milled for perfect flatness and a uniform mill pattern from heel to toe for a true roll even when you miss the sweet spot.
Testing the BHB03 Putter
I’ve been putting with the BHB03 putter for just under a month. I probably put about 30-40 balls a day with it.
Specs: Right hand – 2 degrees loft – 68-degree lie (2* flat) – 50-degree toe hang – Platinum Nickel finish – Blade head
My Experience with the Ben Hogan BHB02 Putter
The BHB03, though beautiful, was plenty intimidating to me the first few days I putted with it. My everyday putter is the BHM01, which is a mallet and fit my eyes the day I got it. And, I’ve used mallet putters for probably 20 years. Not only is the BHB03 a blade putter, it’s a small blade putter – at least to my eyes.
I got it 2 degrees flat and had it cut 1.2 inches, so it sits well for me. I immediately put it on my Wellstroke putting trainer with the indoor tees to set up tee gates. I figured my stroke would have to be tight to have any chance with this thing.
It took a bit for me to get the ball through the gates, but I’m extremely consistent now. I also switch out putting with the BHB03 and my mallet from Hogan. Forcing myself to get good with the BHB03 has made me better with my BHM01 too.
I prefer my BHM01, but I could easily see myself putting with this one well too.
Review of the Ben Hogan BHB03 Putter
- Looks: Thin, clean, compact, uncluttered. Single scoring line. Platinum nickel finish. Sits square and frames the ball nicely
- Sound/ Feel: Muted sound and feel at impact. A simple click.
- Consistency: Dial in distance and direction easily.
- Forgiveness: Minor mishits aren’t noticeably punished.
There are 6 reviews (as I’m writing this) on the Hogan website and the average customer review is 5.0.
Who is the BHB03 Putter For?
Low handicaps – This putter is for you. Go for it.
Mid Handicaps – better mid handicaps with a solid putting stroke can play this one.
High handicaps – go for the BHB02, BHB01, or BHM01
I recommend the Ben Hogan BHB03 putter for better putters that appreciate precision milled performance putters and saving $100, $200, or more in the process.
I put it up against any similar putters on the market from the big boys.
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