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Our Job Is Your Game.
Is your putter helping or hurting your game?
If you are in the market for a new putter in 2017, this is for you.
No more guesswork. All the major brands tested.
We get rid of the all the marketing and make it about one thing: Performance.
With our proprietary scoring system called Stroked Gained (SG18) you will now know
the amount of strokes a putter would be expected to change your score over an 18-hole round.
The MyGolfSpy Difference
2017’s Most Wanted is the largest, fully independent mallet putter test conducted in the industry.
This year’s test took place at the MGS Test Facility. 20 testers participated. 23 mallet-style putters were tested. Testing took more than 120 hours to complete with 12,778 total putts recorded.
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.
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Strokes Gained Scoring (SG18)
Our proprietary scoring system is called Stroked Gained 18 (SG18). This is our metric for quantifying putter performance.
SG18 combines the power of the Strokes Gained methodology with the simplicity of an 18 hole score. It’s a measurement that defines how a given putter could be expected to impact your overall score relative to the average putter in the field.
EXAMPLE: SG18 value reflects the number of strokes a putter would be expected to change your score over an 18 hole span. For example, a putter with a SG18 value of 1.00, could be expected to save you 1 stroke per 18 holes or 2 strokes over 2 rounds when compared to the field average.
How We Test
Each putter is put through a comprehensive test. This includes a series of putts from distances of 5, 10 and 20 feet. The equivalent of 18 holes is played with each putter, and by each golfer in the test. The total number of putts required to finish each hole is recorded and at the completion of the test, a Strokes Gained 18 value (SG18) is calculated for each putter.
Here are the complete parameters of this year’s test:
- Number of Testers: 20
- Handicap Range: +1-18
- Test Location: MyGolfSpy Testing Facility
- Balls Used: 2017 Bridgestone B330-RX
- Distances Assessed: 5, 10, and 20 Feet
- Holes Completed: 18 (per tester)
- Total Putts in Test: 12,778
Top 5 Mallet Putters 2017
The chart below contains the individual distance and SG18 data from this year’s test. All columns can be sorted to suit your preference.
Our overall rankings are derived from the Strokes Gained value (SG18), which is displayed in the last column.
2017 Most Wanted Mallet Putters
|Club Name||Price||5 Feet||10 Feet||20 Feet||SG18||Overall|
|Cleveland TFI 2135 Cero||$169.00||5th||8th||3rd||0.5||2|
|TaylorMade Spider Tour||$299.00||10th||4th||6th||0.45||3|
|Odyssey O-Works #7||$229.99||6th||4th||14th||0.35||4|
|PING Vault Bergen||$299.00||8th||3rd||8th||0.3||5|
|Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 Counterbalance||$400.00||9th||2nd||18th||0.25||6|
|Cleveland TFI 2135 Mezzo||$169.00||3rd||13th||11th||0.25||6|
|Cleveland Huntington Beach #6||$99.99||1st||17th||7th||0.2||8|
|MLA Tour X-Dream||$369.00||4th||4th||19th||0.15||9|
|MLA Tour Mallet (Jumbo Forward Golf Grip)||$369.00||12th||18th||1st||0.1||11|
|Cleveland TFI 2135 Elevado||$169.00||12th||12th||12th||0.05||12|
|PING Vault Oslo||$299.00||15th||3rd||20th||-0.1||13|
|Wilson Staff Infinite SouthSide||$99.99||18th||11th||12th||-0.15||14|
|TaylorMade TP Collection Berwick||$199.00||20th||7th||9th||-0.25||16|
|PING Sigma G Tyne||$199.99||16th||10th||17th||-0.3||17|
|Bettinardi Studio Stock #3||$400.00||17th||15th||16th||-0.35||18|
|Piretti Savona Elite||$549.00||11th||16th||21st||-0.5||19|
|Scotty Cameron Futura X5||$349.00||21st||21st||10th||-0.95||20|