A new breed of putter
sabi by zai is a revolutionary new golf putter which looks, feels and plays like no putter before it. Handcrafted in Switzerland from the very finest high-tech materials, it is designed to bring incredible accuracy to your game.
- Groundbreaking design
- Handcrafted Swiss quality
- World-first zaiíra® carbon construction
- Remarkable balance and high MOI
- A sweet spot that can save up to two putts per round
a different class of putter
Where other putters are mass-produced, sabi is handcrafted in Switzerland using the very finest high-tech materials. The manufacturing techniques involved are incredibly precise.
It takes over 18 hours of skilled craftmanship to manufacture the head alone. Quality and performance are second to none.
The zai philosophy
zai was founded in 2003 with the aim of building the very finest skis in the world. Ten years on our skis enjoy iconic status worldwide – a testament to the uncompromising quality, passion and innovation that goes into every one.
Now zai has applied those same principals to create sabi, the world’s ultimate golf putter. Just like our skis, sabi has a simple beauty that reflects zai’s minimalist design ethos. Everything extraneous has been milled away, leaving only purity of form and function. Every line is created with balance, touch and accuracy in mind.
Handcrafted Swiss quality
From the very first moment you take hold of sabi’s hand-stitched leather grip, you’ll experience the confidence that fine Swiss craftsmanship inspires. It’s a feeling that cannot be matched by any mass-produced putter.
All the materials used to make sabi are selected for quality and functionality. The natural leather grip provides excellent natural grip and damping without compromising feedback through the putter shaft.
Choose your grip
Because not all tastes are the same, sabi is available with a choice of three grips: chocolate leather with tan stitching, burgundy leather with claret stitching and classic black rubber. All are discreetly embossed with the zai logo.
Quality in every detail
sabi comes with its own fitted leather cover to protect the carbon head from bumps and scratches when carried in a golf bag.
The cover is handcrafted in Switzerland from fine soft calf hide, and features contrasting thread and a hidden magnetic fastener to keep it secure.
High moment of inertia
sabi is the world’s first putter made from zaiíra®, an ultra-lightweight carbon material exclusive to zai. The manufacturing techniques involved are innovative and incredibly precise. It takes over 18 man-hours to craft the head alone.
By combining zaiíra® with heavy brass, weight is directed to the periphery of the putter head, resulting in a higher Moment of Inertia and a very generous sweetspot. Fault forgiveness is unsurpassed.
The 'cross-hair' targeting line milled into sabi’s upper surface is inspired by the zai logo and our own Swiss flag. Its visual simplicity keeps the player 'in the zone', aiding concentration and allowing precise alignment along the target line with no distractions.
The sweetest of sweet spots
zaiíra® has a unique microstructure that provides superior feedback as the putter face strikes the ball. Contact is soft and light, yet at the same time reassuringly solid. It’s almost as if you’re touching the ball yourself.
sabi is cut with a 2° loft to deliver a gentle lift and forward spin to the ball. The grooves on the putter face and a higher centre of gravity increase forward momentum, keeping the ball rolling on the target line.
Always in the zone
The innovative combination of zaiíra and brass in the putter head gives sabi optimum peripheral weight distribution and a much broader sweet spot than other putters. Shot stability and accuracy are significantly increased.
In addition, sabi is cut with a two-degree loft to deliver a gentle lift to the ball, while fine grooves milled into the putter face and a high centre of gravity add topspin to keep the ball rolling on the target line.