We’re back today with more Regional Championship action in 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.
On their way to this round, both discs compiled an impressive list of discs they defeated in earlier rounds. The Lone Star Jackrabbit defeated the 5 seed Kastaplast Reko in the first round (62 to 33), the 13 seed Uplay Zeal in the second round (65 to 52), and the 1 seed Discmania P2 in the Round of 16 (58 to 52). The Alfa Snoopy took down the 2 seed Gateway Wizard in the first round (49 to 38), the 7 seed MVP Ion in the second round (71 to 59), and the 3 seed Latitude 64 Pure in the round of 16 (64 to 56).
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 shared what I like best about each disc. This round, I’ll share something I got wrong about each putter–an incorrect assumption I made or something I’ve learned about it after putting with it for four separate rounds.
Lone Star Jackrabbit
An assumption I made the first time I held the Jackrabbit was that the Victor plastic would hold the Jackrabbit back in this competition. The Victor Jackrabbit is very soft and flexible, and while I still think the stiffer V2 Jackrabbit would be preferable for me, The Victor Jackrabbit’s softness has not held it back at all.
The best quality of this plastic blend for me is its superb grip that makes the softer feeling plastic more manageable. While the softness of the plastic was at the forefront of my mind in the first couple matches, now I don’t really notice it when I putt until it connects with the chains.
The Lone Star Jackrabbit is an excellent putter with a really nice beaded shape that comes in high quality plastic blends that in my experience so far, only help to improve the disc’s performance.
Similar to my assumption about the Jackrabbit, I thought the plastic blend of the Snoopy would be a problem for the Snoopy in this event. Though a base line plastic blend is in the works, Alfa currently only makes the Snoopy in Crystal plastic blend, which is a clear, stiff, premium plastic blend not usually used for putting.
Premium plastics have generally not done well in this event, but the Crystal Snoopy has proven over and over to be the exception. Maybe the Crystal Snoopy is a touch grippier than other premium plastics, or maybe it has just gotten lucky. But for whatever reason, I still haven’t had a true spit out with this disc, and it has continued to eliminate popular, top selling putters throughout this event.
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: 3/3/0/3
Flight Numbers: 2/4/0/2
Max Weight: 175.1gr
Rim Depth: 1.5cm
Rim Thickness: 1.2cm
Inside Rim Diameter: 18.7cm
Rim Depth / Diameter Ratio: 7.1%
Rim Configuration: 57.25
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
(12) Jackrabbit Scorecard
(15) Snoopy Scorecard
|20ft: Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9/10 putts made)=27 points
20ft: Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y (9/10)=27 points
|30ft: N Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (7/10)=28 points
30ft: Y N N N Y Y Y N N N (4/10)=16 points
|40ft: N N Y N Y Y Y N N Y (5/10)=25 points
40ft: N Y Y N N N N N N Y (3/10)=15 points
|Total: 80 points
Total: 58 points