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The most comprehensive blade putter test of 2022 is complete.
At MyGolfSpy, our job is to provide independent, unbiased and objective testing so you can make more confident purchasing decisions. Our 2022 Most Wanted Blade test is an indispensable guide for the off-the-rack buyer or for anyone looking for insight before their next fitting.
Let’s take a look at the best blade putters for 2022.
MOST WANTED SCORING
We have reformulated our 2022 Most Wanted results to a 100-point scoring system. This new system will allow you to better identify golf clubs to potentially help you shoot lower scores.
With Most Wanted Putter testing, we putt an emphasis on one-putts. When you one-putt, you are saving strokes on your overall score.
BEST BLADE PUTTERS OVERALL
The Top of the Board
- COBRA KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35, Mati Putters Synchro, Tommy Armour Impact No. 2 Wide, Mizuno M Craft OMOI 01, Evnroll ER1v Black
- With stellar performance from 10 feet, COBRA’s KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35 takes home the crown of Best Blade Putter of 2022.
- The epitome of a dark horse, the Mati Putters Synchro gave an impressive and consistent debut performance. Synchro made its claim on second through a dominating performance from 20 feet.
- Once again, the Tommy Armour Impact No. 2 Wide showcased its consistency across all three metrics to produce a third-place showing.
- Since their M Craft launch, Mizuno’s blades have had consistent success within Most Wanted testing. The trend continues with their new OMOI 01.
- Evnroll ER1v Black extends Evnroll’s consistent performance in Most Wanted testing with a fifth-place finish.
BEST BLADE PUTTERS FROM FIVE FEET
- Mizuno M Craft OMOI 02, PING PLD Milled Anser, Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Two, Cobra KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35, Evnroll ER1v Black
- With impressive one-putt performance from five feet, the M Craft OMOI 02 takes home the crown. Quite the option if you struggle from five feet.
- PING’s PLD Milled Anser and Odyssey’s Tri-Hot 5K Two finish neck-and-neck for second place. Both putters display consistency from five feet.
- Tying for fourth, 3D Printed Grandsport 35 and Evnroll ER1v Black both excelled from five feet.
BEST BLADE PUTTERS FROM 10 FEET
- COBRA KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35, TaylorMade TP Hydro Blast Soto, Tommy Armour Impact No. 2 Wide, Mizuno M Craft OMOI 01, Evnroll ER1v Black
- The proof is in the pudding (putting?), as they say, and the KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35 dominates the field from 10 feet. This is the distance that propels the Grandsport 35 to first place overall.
- TaylorMade’s TP Hydro Blast Soto claims second place from 10 feet.
- Rounding out the top three is the Tommy Armour Impact No. 2 Wide.
- Mizuno M Craft OMOI 01 earns its overall finish with a solid performance from 10 feet.
- Evnroll ER1v Black carries its impressive performance from five feet to 10 feet.
BEST BLADE PUTTERS FROM 20 FEET
- Mati Putters Synchro, Bettinardi BB-1, PXG Battle Ready Mustang, Mizuno M Craft OMOI 01, Wilson West Loop
- From 20 feet, the Mati Putters Synchro put on a stellar performance. Throughout testing, it displayed a consistency from 20 feet and accumulated the most one-putts from 20 feet.
- Bettinardi’s BB-1 is the next closest competitor to Synchro.
- Wrapping up the top three from 20 feet is PXG’s Battle Ready Mustang.
- Mizuno M Craft OMOI 01 and Wilson West Loop rounded out the top five from 20 feet.
Typically, stock putters come in either 34- or 35-inch lengths. Length can affect distance and direction. Many golfers find they fit better into putters with shorter shafts. Choose a putter that allows for a relaxed setup based on your address posture.
The right loft promotes a smooth roll off the face. Too little or too much can cause bouncing, hopping and, ultimately, distance control issues. We recommend working with a professional fitter to determine the right loft for your putting stroke.
Blade or Mallet?
Which is best for you? It’s a combination of personal preference and individual putting stroke. While there are few absolutes in fitting, those with a faster putting stroke often are better suited with lighter blade-putter options. If your stroke is slower and smooth, a heavier mallet might make more of an impact.
As much as tempo is a factor in choosing the right putter, so too is the amount of arc in your stroke. If you open and close the face more than average, consider a heel-shafted putter with more weight in the toe. Balance the putter on your two index fingers. If the putter head hangs with the toe closer to 6 o’clock, it’s toe-balanced. A face-balanced putter will face the sky. Face-balanced putters are generally well suited for golfers with more of a straight-back, straight-through stroke.
While not quite to the extent of drivers, putters have gone high tech.
It’s not uncommon to find putters with adjustable weighting which, in addition to changing head weight, can alter toe hang to suit either a stronger or less arcing stroke. All Odyssey and Toulon putters offer multi-material Stroke Lab shafts. Evnroll and others offer face-milling patterns or inserts designed to not only promote smooth roll but consistent distance (and, in some cases, direction) on mishits.
Fast Versus Slow Greens
There’s a case to be made for matching the weight of your putter to the speed of the greens you play most often. On slow greens, heavier putters tend to perform better. On fast greens, a delicate touch is needed. Often a lighter putter will produce better results.
BEST BLADE PUTTERS FOR STROKE TYPES
SLIGHT ARC - COBRA KING 3D PRINTED GRANDSPORT 35
- The 2022 Most Wanted Blade Putter and the Best Blade from 10 Feet. A phenomenal putter from 10 feet and in.
STRONG ARC - MIZUNO M CRAFT OMOI 01
- The Mizuno M CRAFT OMOI 01 storms onto the scene with an exceptional finish in this year's test. It scores respectfully from all three distances.
SB-ST - MATI PUTTERS SYNCHRO
- The runner up in this year's test and the Best Blade from 20 feet. The Synchro held its own against a strong group of blades.
During our research to find the 2022 Most Wanted Blade Putter, we looked for trends into where the market is moving as well as noteworthy advances manufacturers have made to improve year-over-year performance. Over the course of testing, we solicit feedback from testers. Understanding what they liked, disliked or what they would change is valuable information. However, the subjective feel does not factor into the overall rankings.
Trends and Tweaks
- Year to year, there always appears to be a putter innovation that spikes attention. This year, COBRA jumps into the mix with 3D Printed components. Additionally, they partnered with Sik Golf. Their COBRA KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35 and KING Sport-45 both utilize the Sik Descending Loft Technology in their faces. It’ll be intriguing to see if this paves the way for more 3D-printed components in years to come.
- L.A.B. Golf’s Lie Angle Balance technology makes for an intriguing putting experience. Through Lie Angle Balance technology, returning the putter face to square at impact is much more likely. Furthermore, it is fitted by lie angle versus the traditional stroke type. If you like the simplicity it offers, give the B.2 a go. It might captivate you.
Notes From The Testing Pool
- With putters, feel is a popular talking point. How we evaluate feel is another topic. But these putters were highly rated by the testing pool for feel: Evnroll ER1v Black, Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Two, Mizuno M Craft OMOI 01, Mizuno M Craft OMOI 02, PING PLD Milled Anser, PING PLD Milled Anser 2, L.A.B. Golf B.2, Toulon Design Chicago, Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft 4, Cleveland Huntington Beach Premier Soft 3, COBRA KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35, COBRA KING Sport-45, PXG Battle Ready Mustang, Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2.5 and TaylorMade TP Hydro Blast Soto.
- Throughout testing, we quickly learn which putters testers like and dislike in terms of appearance. These are the testers found attractive: PING PLD Milled Anser and Anser 2, Evnroll ER1v Black, Toulon Design Chicago, Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2.5, Mizuno M Craft OMOI 01, TaylorMade TP Hydro Blast Soto, and Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Two.
2022 MOST WANTED BLADE PUTTER RESULTS
2022 Most Wanted Blade Putter Results
|Overall Score||5' Score||10' Score||20' Score|
|Cobra KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35|
|Mati Putters Synchro|
|Tommy Armour Impact No. 2 Wide|
|Mizuno M Craft OMOI 01|
|Evnroll ER1v Black|
|Taylormade TP Hydro Blast Soto|
|Wilson West Loop|
|Cleveland Huntington Beach Premier Soft 3|
|PXG Battle Ready Mustang|
|L.A.B. Golf B.2|
|Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft 4|
|PING PLD Milled Anser|
|Mizuno M Craft OMOI 02|
|Tommy Armour Impact No. 1|
|Toulon Design Chicago|
|Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Two|
|PING PLD Milled Anser 2|
|PXG 0211 Hellcat|
|Cobra KING Sport-45|
|Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2.5|
|**10' Score is weighted to account for 55% of Overall Score**|
2022 MOST WANTED BLADE PUTTER – BUYING TIPS
Ninety-five percent of amateur golfers haven’t been fitted for a putter. Would it surprise you to know that most PGA professionals (the guys fitting you for a putter) haven’t been fitted, either? If you’re playing the wrong equipment for your game, you could be costing yourself strokes. Don’t choose a putter just because it looks or feels good, get fitted for a putter that performs best for YOUR stroke and start making more putts.
Face technology comes in different forms: variable grooves, face inserts or a more traditional milled face. While face technology varies, it is critical to the putter. The goal is simple: to provide a more consistent result even when your stroke isn’t up to par. Utilize the technology to your advantage and choose the best one that suits your style and desires.
Grips come in various sizes. It often boils down to personal preference. Larger grips may enhance control through the stroke but they may affect feel. A slimmer grip can increase feel but may cause a lack of control. Choose your grip wisely.
Buying a Putter
Q: Should I get fitted for a putter?
A: Without a doubt. Don’t just go to the putting corral at your local golf store and choose the putter that feels the best or the one you happen to make a couple of putts with. Do your research, know the facts and take your knowledge to your golf course or store with the intention of being fitted for the right putter for YOUR stroke. Your best chance of finding the best performing putter comes from getting fitted.
Q: How do I find the right length putter for me?
A: An easy test of putter length: Take a comfortable putting stance with a putter. If the putter is too short, it likely it will sit too upright or the heel will be off the ground. If it’s too long, you’ll feel you’re crowding the ball and the toe will be pointing up slightly. Visit a fitter.
Q: What is the price range for a typical putter?
A: Name-brand putters range from $99 to more than $400. Higher-priced models are often 100-per-cent CNC milled but it’s also true that you could be paying a premium for the logo on the putter. Price may always be a factor but don’t assume the best putters are the most expensive.
Q: How is the Most Wanted Winner determined?
A: Rankings for the 2022 Best Putters are based on a 100-point scoring system. Putters are scored at 5-, 10-, and 20-feet. The individual scores are then aggregated to arrive at the overall score. Scores are weighted such that 10-foot score has the greatest influence on the cumulative score.
Q: How were the best putters for stroke type determined?
A: At the beginning of the test, each putter is classified by its toe hang/stroke type. The best within each designation are those that finished highest overall score with respect to toe hang/stroke type.
Q: How much does subjective feedback like looks, sound and feel factor into your rankings?
A: ZERO. Our rankings are based purely on total putt counts and quantifiable performance metrics. We include subjective notes only because readers have asked for more feedback directly from the testers.
Q: Will you publish a mallet putter test?
A: Yes, those results will be published in the coming weeks.
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