CAG Golf Putters Review
CAG Golf might not be the most recognizable name in the equipment industry, but their approach to club engineering deserves your attention. We took a close look at the CAG putter offerings, specifically the 33FIVE BD model.
Background and Technology
CAG Golf is an upstart golf equipment brand looking to provide consumers with high-quality products at affordable pricing. According to their company website, the founders of CAG have worked in the industry for over a decade with other leading companies. After working closely with some of the top players in the world on all pro tours, CAG was born from engineers looking to offer something special for the rest of us.
Self-billed as an original equipment manufacturer, CAG focuses on “performance first design philosophy.” This includes their patented SVA SIGHTLINE technology on each putter they build, which “allows for accurate alignment to the sweet spot, reducing off-center impact in order to bring to the consumer a new introduction to premium golf clubs.”
Each putter is face-balanced and manufactured to offer the highest MOI possible to provide forgiveness and stability through the putting stroke, which ideally will help you hole more putts.
Will the technology and design transfer onto the course?
Performance and Feel
The CAG 33FIVE BD putter is a classic Anser blade design slightly wider than others in this category. The weight of the putter head feels heavier as well, but the counter-balanced grip evens things out nicely.
At impact, the 33FIVE BD sounds “clicky”, but not annoyingly so. Some putters feel harder than others, and I would place this putter somewhere toward that end of the spectrum. The ball feels like it jumps off the putter face, which took some getting used to in comparison to my gamer.
The ball seemed to enter a true roll very quickly, thanks to the grooved putter face design. Putts held their line nicely thanks to this quality, and I noticed putts rolling out a little more than I would have suspected on slower greens.
The counter-balanced weighting was noticeable throughout the stroke, which made the motion easily repeatable. I do prefer a heavier blade specifically for this reason as gravity takes over, allowing your stroke to feel like its on autopilot.
The 33FIVE BD topline is chrome, however, and did produce a noticeable glare at address. Some players may find this to be distracting on particularly sunny days.
I’d never heard of CAG Golf prior to this review, but they have definitely captured my attention. The putter felt solid overall, and I was left with the impression that this design is similar to that of other tech that promotes a true roll sooner.
Retailing for under $90, the CAG Golf 33FIVE BD putter is a fine option for fans of this blade shape. As long as you are comfortable with the chrome finish on the alignment topline, the putter’s overall design can help your short game immensely.