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When I think of Seemore Putters, I think of a few things. The first thing that comes to mind is Rifle Scope Technology (RST), which is the incredibly useful alignment system that defines the brand. Second, I think of center shafted putters. Third, I think of impeccable quality and last, but not least, I think of exceptional customer service. When Seemore sent their DB4x putter for a THP review, I was pleased to see what was inside the box on my doorstep. If you are unfamiliar with the evolution of Seemore Putters since the company was reinvented a few years back, you wouldn’t have any clue just how different the DB4 line is. It’s a mid-mallet with a plumber’s neck, which is almost the complete opposite of where they began years ago. I was very curious just how this style of putter would work in conjunction with the system that Seemore created.

Thoughts on Looks, Quality, and Craftsmanship

The DB4x is a continuation of the DB4 line, which was Seemore’s original plumber’s neck blade. It has virtually the same design, but rather than a blade, it’s a mid-mallet. It is a very sleek looking mallet and has some beautifully blended lines that are really pleasing to my eye. The size and weight of the putter felt substantial in my hands but it wasn’t cumbersome in any way. Rather I found it to be well balanced and neither too large nor too small.

The one thing I kept forgetting during this review was just how special this putter was when it came to quality and craftsmanship. Much of that is because I tend to think of my putter as a tool and much of it is because I get so wrapped up in technology. Don’t be fooled though. This is a precision milled piece of art made out of soft carbon steel. In addition, it’s been coated in perhaps my favorite putter finish of all time: Gunmetal Black. It’s a rich and glossy black finish that really just pops out at you. It just shines. Add some very fine milling on the face and a ridiculously cool head cover and you have a putter that others will want to talk about. They also might want to take a few putts with it. Luckily, the Gunmetal finish is as durable as it is beautiful, so you have nothing to fear.

When we start talking about hand-made putters many people want to know about feel. I think it’s the most difficult thing to convey in words, especially when something I like may not be what another person likes. I have a hard time saying the word soft when it comes to milled-face putters and I’m not going to use that word to describe the DB4x. To me, it is firm and has a light ‘ting’ sound when it impacts the ball. I can sense pretty easily when I miss the center of the face, but it does seem to resist twisting pretty well. I found the sound and feel at impact quite pleasing and I suspect that others would feel the same.

The RST2 Technology

What is particularly interesting to me about the DB4x is that Seemore was able to incorporate their RST system on a platform that some thought it wasn’t suitable for. They built what they have named RST2, introduced on the original DB4, which places the alignment lines on the hosel of the putter rather than on the head. This allow for those people who prefer the plumber’s neck style of putter to benefit from the technology.

I reached out to the folks at Seemore at the start of this review for little lesson on how to use the RST2 and got a response within the hour. That’s customer service for you. They explained that the RST2 not only allows me to ensure I am aligned properly, but I can also be confident that my posture is good and I have the ball in the right position. One of the things I’ve always been inconsistent with when using plumber’s neck putters is my ball position. I’ve never been sure where it should be. RST2 basically takes that question entirely out of the equation. It’s been very refreshing to be able to putt without worrying whether I am aligned correctly and have the right ball position. RST2 doesn’t point the ball at the hole for you. It allows you to forget about the other variables so you can concentrate on a good read and a good stroke.

I think truly benefiting from a Seemore goes slightly beyond just using the RST. They have created a theory on putting mechanics that really works well with their products. I will say that it takes time, but I found myself consistently closer to the hole by adopting the techniques they suggested in conjunction with using the DB4x. The best part is that they will actually take the time to give you advice if you contact them. They truly want to help their customers become better putters and show that by being available to help.

Some Final Thoughts

I’m hesitant to gush about the DB4x, but it’s really hard not to. Seemore put together a solid package that combines great looks and craftsmanship with performance that ended up having a positive effect on my score. I’ve had some good putting rounds since this review started and I’m excited about putting for once. More than anything, I’m not scared of it and that’s a welcome change. I love seeing the continued innovation and growth from Seemore and this putter is a perfect example of that. To check out the full line of products, including the DB4x, you can visit their website at www.seemore.com . As always, thanks for reading and best of luck out on the course.

Ryan H.

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Editor and writer Ryan Hawk lives in northwestern Illinois with his fiance and son. He's been a writer for The Hackers Paradise for two years and has been involved with a number of THP events.

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  1. Michael Cook says:

    Ryan: thanks for the write-up! This is one great looking putter and I am glad to see more golfers starting to trying them out as I believe the RST is what makes this more than just another putter. If given the chance, these can help to lower scores!

  2. Damaikis says:

    Nice review Ryan! This putter sounds truly great and I love the way you describe the sound and feel! It seems like SeeMore has a winner here!

  3. Chunkylover77 says:

    Ryan another great review. The RST is something that has changed my putting for the better and it sounds like the RST2 is the same thing. Great stuff dude

  4. ghsace says:

    Nice write up. SeeMore always makes great products and the DB4x seems to be no different.

  5. war.eagle says:

    SeeMore makes some great putters, combine that with their RST alignment system it’s hard to beat. Great info, Ryan! Thanks for the review!

  6. biggsy says:

    Solid write-up on this putter. This putter has intrigued me although I haven’t been a fan of the plumbers neck. I like how they incorporated the RST (RST2) in this style of putter plus you get the added weight of a mid-mallet. Glad to hear it had a positive effect on your scores.

  7. royalwulff says:

    Great write up there Ryan! That DB4x is truly a sexy looking putter.

  8. Paulo says:

    Great review Ryan, really enjoyed reading.

    This is a lovely looking putter, fits my eye really well. Interesting how the RST system works on the plumber’s neck style too. I think Seemore definitely have something in that.

  9. Puttin4Bird says:

    Excellent review Hawk! Here’s what sums it all up the best….”ended up having a positive effect on my score.” That’s all that really matters anyway, the fine look and craftsmanship of that putter is just icing on the cake! I have been really pondering a nice Seemore putter here lately, thanks for the review!

  10. Dr. Teeth says:

    Great review Hawk! I need to try out a Seemore. I love so many things about their company and their model for doing business. This putter looks great, not to mention that awesome putter head cover!

  11. Smallville says:

    I am a big SeeMore fan, and if I were to get this type of putter, it would be a SeeMore, but the hosel is not my favorite type.

    I’m not surprised that this putter worked for you and gave you a lot of confidence. The RST is a great innovation.

  12. Hanks says:

    Good review Hawk, I’m not a fan of the plumber’s neck on this particular model but SeeMore makes great putters and I continue to love mine to this day!

  13. Griff says:

    Nice write up! SeeMore intrigues me and I always give them a roll when I can.

  14. Bert says:

    Someday I am going to try a Seemore- I have followed them on THP and they intrigue me.

  15. 10YardDraw says:

    Great review Hawk! The DB4x is my favorite SeeMore in the looks department, really want to get one and test it out

  16. Canio says:

    I’m just now beginning to look at the SeeMore putters. I’m looking at them more and more.

  17. DawgDaddy says:

    Nice review Ryan, SeeMore really brings it and I cannot imagine a bad review on their products, there may be a better fitting SeeMore for a golfer, but each of the putters are of great quality and the RST works very well, I am sure the RST2 works just as well.

  18. wcueb923 says:

    Nice review. I love my Si4 seemore

  19. SeeMoreGuy says:

    Great review Ryan. It took me a bit to get used to the plumbers neck on a mid-mallet, but the putter does work. Great putter from SeeMore.

  20. 9-Iron Man says:

    Nice review Ryan! Haven’t been a huge fan of SeeMore in the past looks-wise, but this putter sure is a looker! I just might have to try one!

  21. Super Tuna says:

    Very nice writeup and I’m very glad to see that Seemore has been able to transfer the RST over to a plumbers neck for those of us who need the offset but still want a Seemore. I also think the ball framing lines that they added on the mallet section was a nice touch as well.
    I’m slightly more partial to the blade model but the DB4 is far and way my favorite line that Seemore has done.

  22. hilmanrgsa says:

    Great review. I love the RST that is being used on this putter. I have ordered one and looking forward to it. It will sit along with my other collections, Gauge Design, Bettinardi, Cameron, Heavy Putter…

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