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Is your putter helping or hurting your game? Putters are among the least fitted clubs in a golfer’s bag.  When you pull a random putter off the rack in a store, it’s like you’re buying a very expensive lottery ticket. There’s no promise that it will drop your score.

We’re trying to take the guesswork out of buying a putter. We test all of the major brands, and then some.  We get rid of the all the marketing and make it about one thing: Performance.

In 2018, we have yet again improved our scoring metrics to formulate the TRUERank for each putter.  The top-ranked putter is that which finished in the statistically significant top group for the largest number of testers.

If you are in the market for a new mallet putter in 2018, this is for you.

The MyGolfSpy Difference

2018’s Most Wanted Blade test is the largest, fully independent putter test conducted in the industry.

This year’s test took place at the MGS Test Facility20 testers participated. 26 blade-style putters were tested. Testing took more than 135 hours to complete with  17,463 total putts recorded. All testers used Bridgestone Tour B-RX Golf Balls.

Our goal, as always, remains to empower you, the consumer, with accurate and reliable data and analysis that will help you identify the best putter for your game.

If you are in the market for a new mallet putter, this guide is for you.

How We Test Putters

Each putter is put through a comprehensive test consisting of a series of putts from distances of 5, 10 and 20 feet. Each of our 20 testers putts the equivalent of 18 holes with each putter. The total number of putts required to finish each hole with each putter is recorded.

Next, we identify the top performing club (the one with the fewest total putts) for each tester. Then, for each golfer, using a 90% confidence interval, we identify any other putters for which the total number of putts is not reliably different from the top performer. The number of putters in this statistical top group varies between testers. For some testers, there is a single statistically significant best, while for others, more than half the field is shown not to be reliably different from an individual’s top performer.

Our Most Wanted winner is the club that finishes in the statistically significant top group for the greatest percentage of our testers. To simplify things a bit, we call the final order TRUERank; a metric that includes the order of finish (rank), along with the percentage of golfers for whom each club was shown to be in the statistical top group.

NOTE: Based on your feedback, we have updated the graphics for the top performing putters to show the make percentage for each putter at each of the three distances tested. Hopefully, this should help clarify some of the questions around rankings.

Here are the complete parameters of this year’s test:

  • Number of Testers: 20
  • Handicap Range: +1-16
  • Test Location: MyGolfSpy Testing Facility
  • Balls Used: 2018 Bridgestone Tour B-RX
  • Distances Assessed: 5, 10, and 20 Feet
  • Holes Completed: 18 (per tester)
  • Total Putts in Test: 17,463

Top 5 Mallet Putters 2018

EVNROLL ER8 Tour Mallet

EVNROLL ER8 Tour Mallet

"Best Mallet Putter 2018"

5' 1-Putt %
1st (78%)
10' 1-Putt %
2nd (50%)
20' 1-Putt %
1st (28%)
TRUERank
1st (60%)
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Tommy Armour Impact Series #3 Alignment

Tommy Armour Impact Series #3 Alignment

"Best Mallet Putter 2018" "Best Value"

5' 1-Putt %
3rd (77%)
10' 1-Putt %
2nd (50%)
20' 1-Putt %
9th (19%)
TRUERank
1st (60%)
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PING Sigma G Tyne

PING Sigma G Tyne

5' 1-Putt %
9th (73%)
10' 1-Putt %
4th (49%)
20' 1-Putt %
6th (21%)
TRUERank
3rd (50%)
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Scotty Cameron Futura 5s

Scotty Cameron Futura 5s

5' 1-Putt %
13th (71%)
10' 1-Putt %
5th (48%)
20' 1-Putt %
10th (19%)
TRUERank
3rd (50%)
#3

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Bettinardi BB56

Bettinardi BB56

5' 1-Putt %
8th (74%)
10' 1-Putt %
1st (56%)
20' 1-Putt %
10th (19%)
TRUERank
3rd (50%)
#3

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The Data

The chart below contains the individual distance rankings from this year’s test. All columns can be sorted to suit your preference.

Our overall rankings are derived from the test of statistical significance, which is displayed in the last column.

PLEASE NOTE: While the graphics for the top performers show 1st Putt Make Percentages for the top finishers, the rankings in the chart below are based on the total number of putts at each distance.

2018 Most Wanted Mallet Data

Club NamePrice5 Feet (Total Putts)10 Feet (Total Putts)20 Feet (Total Putts)TRUERank
EVNROLL ER8 Tour Mallet$359.001st4th1st1 (60%)
Tommy Armour Impact Series #3 Alignment$99.995th2nd10th1 (60%)
Scotty Cameron Futura 5s$379.0013th8th14th3 (50%)
Bettinardi BB56$300.008th1st10th3 (50%)
PING Sigma G Tyne$199.0012th3rd14th3 (50%)
Argolf Pendragon$349.0017th14th4th6 (45%)
CURE RX4$259.9529th6th5th6 (45%)
MLA Tour X-Dream$299.0018th13th7th8 (40%)
TaylorMade Spider Tour Red$299.007th19th26th8 (40%)
EVNROLL ER5 Hatchback$359.0024th5th2nd8 (40%)
Odyssey O-Works Black 7s$199.003rd11th10th8 (40%)
Scotty Cameron Futura 6m$399.0025th21th10th12 (35%)
CURE CX4$279.9510th29th19th12 (35%)
Bloodline RG-1$499.9919th8th19th12 (35%)
Edel E-1$330.002nd27th17th12 (35%)
TaylorMade Ardmore Center Shaft$219.0014th16th29th16 (30%)
Cleveland TFI Elevado$149.9911th23rd3rd16 (30%)
Bettinardi iNOVAi Center Shaft$300.0015th24th7th16 (30%)
Odyssey O-Works Red Marxman$199.009th16th25th19 (25%)
Cleveland HB # 11$99.994th8th27th19 (25%)
Bettinardi iNOVAi$300.0015th18th18th19 (25%)
Odyssey O-Works Red 2 Ball$199.0019th22nd7th19 (25%)
Cleveland TFI Rho$149.9931st12th29th19 (25%)
CURE Tour X3$299.9522nd26th16th19 (25%)
Bettinardi BB39$300.0022nd24th6th19 (25%)
MLA X Dream Pro$149.0028th6th21st19 (25%)
PING Vault 2.0 Ketsch$299.0025th20th21st27 (20%)
CURE Hybrid X1$299.9521st14th23rd27 (20%)
Wilson Staff SouthSide$99.9929th31st28th27 (20%)
Wilson Staff Grant Park$99.9925th30th24th27 (20%)
Cleveland TFI Cero$149.996th28th31st31 (10%)

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