I can’t believe we are already almost halfway through the Round of 16 of the Disc Golf Reviewer World Series of Putters! In this series, we are searching for the best putter in the world and hoping to provide the disc golf community with a plethora of information along the way to help everyone decide what putter is right for them. This is an NCAA basketball style tournament and project where every day I test two putter molds against each other on the putting green in a head-to-head competition before posting here about my experience and the results.
Today, it’s the final match of the round of 16 in the P2 region between the 3 seed Latitude 64 Pure and the surprising and persistent 15 seed Alfa Snoopy. To get to this match, the Latitude 64 Pure first had to take down the 14 seed DGA Blowfly 2 (40 to 11), and then in the second round it took down one of the hottest putters from the first round, the Westside Crown (69 to 62). The newly released Alfa Snoopy has been the king slayer of the tournament as it has eliminated two bigger name putters already and has a chance at another one today. In the first round the Snoopy upset the 2 seed Gateway Wizard (49 to 38), and in the second round it took down the 7 seed MVP Ion (71 to 59).
You can find the full results of every first and second round match over at our main World Series of Putters post.
In the first round I gave an overview of each disc. In the second round I shared what surprised me about each disc. In the round of 16, I’ll be sharing what I like best about each disc.
Latitude 64 Pure
This is one of the more unique discs in the tournament that still maintains what we would consider a “traditional” putter shape. Its shallow beadless shape is designed to provide “pure” straight spin putts, and it does just that. I’m not usually a spin putter, so what I think I really liked most about this disc is how easy it was for me to find success with this disc when I changed my form to accommodate for what the Pure does best.
I thought the Pure was in for trouble against the Westside Crown, but once I made sure to change my form to a spin putt on the putts with the Pure, the results were immediate. I never loved the Pure before, but I feel like I now better understand what the hype is about. The Pure is a fantastic option for a true spin putter.
I also really like the feel of the new Eco Zero plastic blend Pure. I think that the really stiff feel of the plastic is especially important to me when putting with a spin putt form.
The results are starting to speak for itself with this putter. The Alfa Snoopy put up the highest score of any putter for the second round match against the MVP Ion. And for me to have a better putting performance in the first round with the Snoopy over the Gateway Wizard when the Wizard has been my personal putting putter for most of my disc golf career is pretty astounding.
What I like most about the Snoopy is pretty simple–the putts keep going in the basket. I’m also pleasantly surprised at how well the premium Crystal plastic blend has performed on the putting green. I actually just got word from Alfa this week that a base plastic blend Snoopy will be coming soon. But for now, the Crystal Snoopy is holding down the fort just fine.
Specifications and Flight Numbers
Like we do in every match, let’s take a look at some of the specs courtesy of the PDGA and break down the major differences between these two putter molds.
|Flight Numbers: 3/3/-1/1
Flight Numbers: 2/4/0/2
Max Weight: 176.0gr
Rim Depth: 1.4cm
Rim Thickness: 1.0cm
Inside Rim Diameter: 19.2cm
Rim Depth / Diameter Ratio: 6.6%
Rim Configuration: 48.25
Max Weight: 175.1gr
Rim Depth: 1.6cm
Rim Thickness: 1.1cm
Inside Rim Diameter: 18.9cm
Rim Depth / Diameter Ratio: 7.6%
Rim Configuration: 55.00
(3) Pure Scorecard
(15) Snoopy Scorecard
|20ft: N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y (7/10 putts made)=21 points||
20ft: Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (10/10)=30 points
|30ft: Y Y N Y N Y Y N N N (5/10)=20 points||
30ft: N N Y Y N Y N Y Y Y (6/10)=24 points
|40ft: N N N N Y N N Y Y N (3/10)=15 points||
40ft: N Y N N N N N N Y N (2/10)=10 points
|Total: 56 points||
Total: 64 points