Indi Golf Ramone Putter Review

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The Indi Golf Ramone blade putter puts a muscular, boxy take on the classic Anser head shape.  Excellent forgiveness thanks to multi-material construction.

Introduction

After producing excellent wedges in both non-conforming (Stingray, review HERE) and conforming (Stingray TT, review HERE) varieties, Indi Golf has turned their attention to putters.  Their initial offering consists of two models, the Allison mallet and the Ramone blade, which is featured here.  I was eager to see what new ideas Indi Golf could bring to the green.

Looks

The Indi Golf Ramone putter offers a unique take on the classic Anser-style blade.  Immediately, my eye was drawn to the thick, boxy top line.  This squared-up appearance is enhanced by the angular shoulders and bumpers which drop straight down to the flange.  The cavity of the Ramone is larger than your typical Anser, and the blade is longer as well.

Also interesting is the rounding at the back of the bumpers.  The line across the back edge of the putter is not straight – each bumper juts out a bit and then recedes to meet the flange.  Overall, I give Indi Golf credit for their willingness to deviate noticeably from a classic design.

The Indi Golf Ramone putter is available in two finishes: Matte Black and Satin Chrome.  As you can see, the Matte Black features silver weights in the heel and toe and blue paint fill.  The Satin Chrome also has silver weights but uses white paint.

Sound & Feel

Despite it being spelled out on the sole of the putter, I didn’t initially realize that the body of the Ramone was made from aluminum.  Based on the feel, I would never have guessed.  While many aluminum putters feel dead, the Ramone has a soft, pleasant feel at impact.

Striking a urethane-covered golf ball produced a quiet “tock” that didn’t change too much regardless of strike quality.  Interestingly, the feedback through the hands was excellent.  This also speaks to the quality of the design as I’ve found many aluminum putters to be lacking in this respect.

A final note on the tactile aspect of this putter: the stock grip is excellent.  Indi Golf uses the Lamkin Deep Etch grip which I find to have a great shape, ideal weight, and satisfying impact sensation.

Performance

Indi Golf makes it clear why you should use their putters.  They print it right on the sole: Colossal Sweet Spot.  This is achieved through multi-material construction – a lightweight aluminum putter head with heavy tungsten weights in the heel and toe.

While the Ramone isn’t as forgiving as some of the largest mallets – there are limits to what you can do with a blade putter – it is clearly more forgiving than a standard blade.  Short putts hit toward the toe or heel still found the bottom of the cup, and mishit lag putts didn’t lead to three-putts.

The Indi Golf Ramone putter has a standard plumber’s neck with a full shaft of offset and 45 degrees of toe hang.  This configuration should be familiar to anyone who’s been around golf for more than a couple weeks.  Unless your stroke is dramatically arcing or extremely straight, the Ramone should be a reasonable fit.

The one negative about the Ramone is the lack of options.  Given that Indi Golf is new to putters, it’s not fair to harp on this too heavily, but it would be nice to see different alignment options or interchangeable weights for those who prefer a heavier head.

Conclusion

With a retail price of $450, Indi Golf is banking heavily on the credibility they’ve established with their outstanding wedges.  The Ramone is a high quality putter that deserves to be considered alongside the bigger names, and with Indi Golf offering a money-back guarantee, there’s no reason not to try it.

Matt Saternus
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  1. John Sweat

    I have the Allison mid mallet and absolutely love it!! I have sunk more putts and had gotten better at lag putting with it as well.

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