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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 putter test conducted in the industry.

This year’s test took place at the MGS Test Facility. 20 testers participated. 22 blade-style putters were tested. Testing took more than 120 hours to complete with 13,298 total putts recorded.

All testers used Bridgestone B330-RX golf balls. The natural stroke type of each tester was identified using the iPing Putting App.

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)

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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: 13,298

Top 5 Blade Putters 2017

 

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The Data

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 Blade Putters

Club NamePrice5 Feet10 Feet20 FeetSG18Overall
EVNROLL ER2$329.993rd5th2nd0.961
PING Sigma G Anser$179.994th2nd14th0.612
Taylormade TP Collection Juno$199.9917th2nd1st0.612
Cleveland Huntington Beach #1$99.997th10th5th0.464
PXG Brandon$500.0015th5th2nd0.365
MLA Tour Classic$369.009th12th5th0.316
Bettinardi Studio Stock #28 (Center Shaft)$400.0013th8th8th0.316
Odyssey O-Works #1$299.991st21st11th0.268
Sentio Sierro 101 (S insert)$299.995th18th4th0.268
PING Voss$299.996th1st22nd0.0610
Cleveland Huntington Beach #4$99.992nd12th20th0.0111
Scotty Cameron Newport 2$349.997th4th18th0.0111
Argolf Arthur$399.9919th8th11th-0.0913
Carbon Ringo Long Neck$340.009th5th21st-0.1414
Bettinardi Studio Stock #8$400.0012th16th5th-0.1915
Piretti Potenza Elite$549.9913th12th15th-0.2416
Wilson Staff Windy City$99.9911th21st8th-0.3417
Bettinardi Studio Stock #28 Arm Lock$400.0017th11th17th-0.4418
MLA Tour Blade F&T (Satin)$399.9916th18th13th-0.4418
SeeMore DB-4$395.0021st16th15th-0.5920
Bettinardi Studio Stock #28$400.0022nd18th8th-0.7921
Wilson Staff 8802$179.9919th12th18th-1.0422

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      Charles W Keller

      4 years ago

      In 2017 the ER2 won in 2018 the ER3 won last year it wasn’t in your top five and this year the ER2 wins again. What happened last year if the best technology always wins?

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      Walter

      6 years ago

      Just bought a Ping Sigma G Anser, we’ll see how it works out this golf season. I was thinking about the ER2, but for less than half the price and taking the #2 spot I thought I’d give the Anser a try first.

      Reply

      Chris Troxell

      6 years ago

      Forgive me if this question has been asked before but I’m wondering if you guys have ever considered bringing the same testing group back running them through the same putters, again? Is it possible that the results could differ? Maybe a putter that did not perform well previously would do better a second time around, or vice-versa. I’d be curious to see the results. And if they did change how do you take that into consideration in evaluating the data?

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      Bob K

      6 years ago

      Lots of numbers and statistics. All interesting, but to paraphrase”
      “You don’t choose the knife, The knife chooses you. Pick them up, feel them, the heft, the affinity, the sense of belonging. You’ll know when it’s right.”
      From EVNROLL to to a Wilson Harmonized to your grandfathers old Bullseye, it’s what feels best to you? No amount of money will make you a better putter. Confidence and hours of practice will. When you’re ready the right putter will jump off the rack and into your hands, and you’ll know it.
      Now snatch the pebble from my hand Grasshopper.

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      Raymond CHASTEL

      6 years ago

      “It’s not the Arrow, it’s the Indian “,everybody knows this motto .I have an EVNROLL ER 2 since two years ,thanks to My Golf SPY ;I also have all of its winning predecessors tested by Ly Golf Spy , starting with the NIKE METHOD 2 ,the ODYSSEY ,etc,etc..I ‘m an excellent putter (24/28 puts per round) not because of my putter but because I train every single day I’m not on the golf course by putting 200 puts per day in my basement ,from 2 feet to 25 feet on a WELLING Mat ,eyes closed ,eyes open ,on one foot ,with one hand ,etc.. so how can I be a poor putter after that!
      When I’m alone on the golf course and nobody is behind I train on the putting greens at my club.

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      P.J.

      6 years ago

      I read this article/results when it was first published in the Spring. But I saw the article again tonight and it got me thinking….what did GolfDigest’s ‘HotList’ have to say about the blade putter (EVNROLL ER2) that statistically performed the best, in the MGS test?!?
      Well, clearly Golf Digest does their “review” based upon something other than data and comparison’s. Golf Digest gave this putter a ‘Silver’ award and 4 out of 5 stars. Seriously?!? The #1 putter, in the Golf Digest world where ‘everyone is a winner’ – and they give it a Silver award and only 4 stars?!?
      I guess EVNROLL doesn’t spend enough advertising dollars with Golf Digest to warrant a higher rating??? lol

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      Jon D

      6 years ago

      For $300 you could buy the Taylormade TP Collection Juno and the Cleveland Huntington Beach #4. Put them both in the bag. Use the TM on the longer putts and Cleveland on the 5’ers. That gives you:

      1st from 20’ Taylormade
      2nd from 10’ Toylormade
      2nd from 20’ Cleveland

      Less money than ER2

      Pull either the 5 iron or 3 wood out of your bag, unless you are a single digit handicap neither probably should be there in the first place.

      Looking at the overall rankings that might boost the SG18 to 1.25 +or-.

      It would lower your score even further if you count the advantage you get from those extra strokes the 5 iron or 3 wood are costing you.

      Just a thought

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      Susan W

      6 years ago

      Love the Envroll ER1. Believe the hype and the numbers don’t lie. Did my own test with Bettinardi Queen B #9, Odyssey O Works 2 Ball and Envroll ER1 over the course of 15 rounds.

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      dcorun

      6 years ago

      Cleveland HB #4. Best putter I’ve had in years and at a ridiculous price compared to some of the others.

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      Dave

      6 years ago

      I play with a 30 year old ping answer I’ve tried scottys taylor made every putter out there and always go back to the ping. They still make the best product . Oh and buy the way where did you find a Scotty for that price here they are all $450.00 or better.

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      Don

      7 years ago

      I have a custom fit EVNROLL ER1 and it’s amazing. Best putter I’ve ever rolled. It really does seem like it guides slight mishits back on line. There are putts where I know I didn’t hit it well and they sometimes still catch the cup, whereas that stroke with a different putter would have no chance and be short.

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      Ryan

      7 years ago

      Welp, i play the wilson 8802 and have found it to be the most consistent putter across the board. In close….darts….15 ft…..darts….long putts…..really accurate.
      Ill admit if u dont have experience with this style putter, you cant just walk up and putt…

      I own a bm dh-89(3rd best), bm 007 (2nd best), sc monterey 12, 12 studio select newport, ping tr half moon thing, odyssey x milled 7….

      The wilson feels almost as good as my carbon 007 and dh89, the milling looks pretty identical to the 2014 sc line, but you have to have a good stroke, all the way through. Theres no forgiveness….so if ur bad at putting, its a bad putter.
      Well, to each his own.

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      Jody Brown

      7 years ago

      Getting a new putter might help a person on saving strokes, but if you can’t putt, it won’t help. You either have a stroke or you don’t!

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      Clifton Jay

      7 years ago

      I play the TM Juno. It’s a great putter…. Put a leather GripMaster grip on it and watch the putts roll in!

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      Chuck Smidstra

      7 years ago

      I play the soto with golf pride grip. Love it!

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      GilB

      7 years ago

      I would have liked to see the Cleveland TFi 1.0 tested against these putters. I’ve tried several of the tested putters as well as the TFi and I just love the Cleveland putter. That’s not to say it would have faired any better than the other top rated models but more for comparison purposes. Just one man’s opinion.

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      Mike

      7 years ago

      Great test as always.

      I tried that EVNROLL ER2 — felt amazing but could not get past the price.

      I ended up getting the other TP Collection blade which I don’t see on your list…the TP Soto. It has the alignment line in the same place as the EVNROLL and other putters, making the short puts a lot easier.

      Still loved the feel of that EVNROLL…

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      Darren

      7 years ago

      You need a bake off between the top blades of ’17 against those from ’16.

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      Paul

      7 years ago

      This is what I’d like to see too

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      Jason

      7 years ago

      Me too. A putter from 2016 is still a very valid buying option for everyone so should be compared against this class.

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      Ryan morris

      7 years ago

      Love my Wilson 8802! After my Byron Morgan 007, it’s my putter of choice over 3 Scott’s, but it’s not for everyone and takes time getting used to. However feel is second to none.

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      Billy Walker

      7 years ago

      PXG would to guarantee you would make every putt before I’d pay $500 for it

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      Cace Smith

      7 years ago

      Great review as always! Hard to deny the ER2 performance. I had one up until just recently and it’s an outstanding putter. I am, however, a little sad that Edel isn’t on this list. I got fitted about a month ago for an E-3 and it is absolutely amazing. Would love to see Edel on this list next time around.

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      Gary

      7 years ago

      Great test, I love the metrics and the process you guys use. But, no Edel putter???? What gives?

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      Ryan

      7 years ago

      MGS, great testing as always!!! I am a huge Evnroll fan, mainly because of your testing. A few others have asked, but I didn’t see a response. Was the ER1 not tested?

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      BILL

      7 years ago

      Enjoying the responses as much as the article. I switched to mallets over a decade ago and still find them much easier to judge distance with..but this blade story tempts me to retry the blade world. Went to a couple stores and most of the test models weren’t yet available or were out…I thinks if I had a repeatable arcing stroke I’d have more luck with them. Mine is straight back and thru. Any of you arc guys find the opposite to be true?

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      Bill

      7 years ago

      Correction, slight arc…not as straight back and through as I thought. I’m really looking forward the mallet results.
      MGS testing is a great starting point for product searches and discretionary spending.

      Reply

      Tugg speedman

      7 years ago

      Hey my golf spy!
      Keep up the good work! Great test and excellent information put out to the consumer. I understand that there are a lot of people that read this particular article and can’t believe their eyes. I say give the recommended putters a try and see for yourself. In my experience the my golf spy reviews have been objective and spot on.

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      Dave G

      7 years ago

      AR Golf Arthur in my bag, best of the best, a Rolex in a Timex world.

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      Donn Rutkoff

      7 years ago

      Any idea why quite a few putters scored vastly different, nearly opposite, on the short 5 ft compared to the long 20 ft. ?
      And have you ever used or tested the handmade woodies by David Musty? Not sold in shops only by direct order from David. Thanks. A fave website. And great readers.

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      AL P

      7 years ago

      I was wondering the same thing. can we tell how much of the SG18 value comes from the 5ft range and the 20ft range? If I am having a problem with 5 footers and am just trying to lag in the 20ft range, why not just use the best putter from 5ft and take my chances from longer distances.

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      Zack Nixon

      7 years ago

      I tell everyone about mygolfspy because I’m a high school golf coach and results matter. I’m just surprised at how many people try to denounce you. Keep up the good work and thanks for keeping my players and I informed.

      Reply

      MyGolfSpy

      7 years ago

      Quite amazing isn’t it? But always remember this:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Earth

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      Billy Walker

      7 years ago

      MGS….just keep doing what you’re doing. You guys are awesome.

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      Chris C.

      7 years ago

      Last year the Ringo gained .6 strokes and finished 3rd. This year it lost strokes and finished 14th. Was this the same putter?

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      MyGolfSpy

      7 years ago

      Yes this is a different putter.

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      Jokeson

      7 years ago

      Great Test. I hope Mallet Putter test is next. Surprised Scotty Cameron wasn’t higher. Funny to see the 8802 in last place, i guess putters have improved in design vastly since this design.

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      Joe E. Tatum

      7 years ago

      Do any Tour pros use Evnroll putters? They usually have the most flexibility with putters but I haven’t seen or heard of any using Evnroll.

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      James

      7 years ago

      I was thinking the same. If the evnroll putters are measurably better (this data is robust and proves it) why aren’t more pros using them?

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      AL P

      7 years ago

      Why do you think that the Odyssey O-works putter was #1 from 5 feet but last from 10 feet and average from 20 feet? And it looks like the Taylor Made Juno is the opposite, lousy from 5 feet but great from 10+.

      Great website, keep up the good work

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      Mark Chestnut

      7 years ago

      No Toulon Design models tested??

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      MyGolfSpy

      7 years ago

      He chose not to participate.

      Reply

      John F.

      7 years ago

      It would be helpful to know about the testing process. For example, did all golfers putt from the same spot on each hole? How many 5 foot, 10 foot, and 20 foot putts were there in each 18 holes? Did you allow each golfer to warm up before beginning? (I know that my first few putts are ugly and then I sort of settle in to a zone.) Did any of the golfers use any of the putters tested as their game putter? (I’ve adjusted to my putter to the point that anything else just feels awkward, and if my putter was included in the list, I’d naturally do better with it.) How were the putters in the list selected? There are 4 Bettinardi putters in the list and in your last blade test, Evnroll earned the top two spots, and yet, only one Evnroll was included.

      I think providing these additional details would make it easier to evaluate the results in a more meaningful way.

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      Chris

      7 years ago

      I was a tester. We were allowed to warmup as long as we wanted using whatever method we wanted. When we were ready, we were given a group of approximately 7 putters. I putted 6 putts at each distance with each putter. The order of the distances was randomized and I picked the spot to roll the ball from. My current gamer was not in the putters that were tested.
      The putters were provided by the OEMs. Some sent 0, some sent 1, and some sent multiple.

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      Jeff Brennan

      7 years ago

      I have the Evnroll 7, and it’s the best putter I have ever owned. Feel off of the face is so consistent and feels amazing. I’m sinking more putts than ever!

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      Bill

      7 years ago

      Great test of off the rack putters. Many of the comments point to necessary tweaks like custom fitting each tester and the like (which to an extent is valid IF you think that 20 golfers custom fit would be the same as YOU getting custom fit…I think not). I bought a Cleveland 2135 last year with great success from 10 to 20 feet (even though it finished last in testing last year). The 5 foot range was where I wasn’t as good as the previous putter. A putting lesson would be my first option but tests like this give me a good starting point towards finding a more suitable putter for my stroke (or non-stroke). I will be heading to Golf Galaxy today to look at the new Cleveland putters and Ping Sigma G. The tech associated with putters doesn’t justify the (IMO) ridiculous prices. The tests tend to back this up. Vanity is a big part of the purchase. Guys who spend more dressing for the course than at home or work points to the same sense of vanity (Not that there’s anything wrong with that). The Evnroll ER2 MAY be the exception but MyGolfSpy would need to gift me one to prove that point (and there’s nothing wrong with THAT).

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      Kevin Smith

      7 years ago

      I was told the face will always stay square to target line, which seems to be true, as long as there is no player manipulation in the stroke…Players can manipulate that face.. Although I do like the putter it is still up to the player to make sure their stroke is good. Furyk won FEDEX CUP with a $39 putter off the rack, love to see Cleveland recognized for $100 putter. Directed Force, good putter, good grip..

      Reply

      sam

      7 years ago

      Really, the putter is the least of all the variables of a putting stroke. I have had expensive putters and not so, in fact I now play with a $4 used lady putter and wouldn’t you know it, it was no worse that my $200+.
      As an 18 handicapper, so i change my stance and simplified my grip , thicker grip. reverse engineered my putts to learn how to read the greens. keeping in mind, putting is still a guessing game. I’m now happy to say I go a 3 over the card the other day!!2 birdies and 12p Boom Boom. !!
      I’m now a13HC just by less putts. Buy the way, Why are they becoming more expensive than drivers?

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      Amirul

      7 years ago

      Loving these most wanted tests and looking forward to the mallet’s results next week. Is it possible to categorize which putters are best for different strokes? Like how you guys did with drivers for different swing speeds.

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      Carugati Daniel

      7 years ago

      Yes please, tell us witch are good for in-line stroke and thosesuitable for mid and strong arched stroke.
      Thank’s for info
      Keep going

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      Sean Hazen

      7 years ago

      I enjoy this site and appreciate the impartiality. However, the optics on this one are NOT good. The same day you name EVNROLL putter the most wanted, on the exact same page, there is an ad for….. you guessed it, EVNROLL putters. Your legitimacy is hard earned. Don’t piss it away for a few bucks.

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      Mike Mosel

      7 years ago

      Want to know the answer for everything? Just follow the $ sign.

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      Mike Mosel

      7 years ago

      I love the fact that you have taken the time to show the golfing public the results of these test and I think we should all thank you. I consider the short game as the most important part of golf that can improve your handicap. Putting is a big part of that. I am a 8 handicap and track my putting every round. For the past year I have averaged 29 putts and would love to improve. I understand who and how you have conducted the test. Their is so much that goes into putting. how you read a green, putting surface, how you stoke a putt, hand position, stance, ball position and much more. It take a certain amount of talent to putt well. I would like to see the results of a test with the top 10 to 20 pro players to give me and others more information beside the brand of putter. thank you again for trying to help us and taking the time for comments to be shared.

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      Craig Morrison

      7 years ago

      I think 99% of golfers would love to have putting stats of 29 puts per round for the season – get a few lessons on your long game and you will be at scratch before you know it.

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      Mike Mosel

      7 years ago

      I am 69 and swing speed is the only thing that will help that.

      Jason de Lange

      7 years ago

      Great article.

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      Steve

      7 years ago

      The ER 1 didn’t make the top 5 ?

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      JP Mann

      7 years ago

      Wes, this is a great list on blades!

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      Wes Wrather

      7 years ago

      Awesome!

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      Jonny B

      7 years ago

      Still have yet to try a putter that’s made me pull my old Plop out of my bag. Will definitely give the Evenroll a try.

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      John Fatte'

      7 years ago

      I’ve been using the Evnroll ER1 since last September and I can’t believe how consistent a roll I can get with it. I’ve tried some of the others, but they just don’t give me the confidence and distance control that I get with the Evnroll.

      Having said that, I do think there should be some kind of weighting, since very few people expect to make a 20 foot putt, but when you get to 10 feet… you better make them.

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      Josh Brown

      7 years ago

      Scotty who ????

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      Mattie 5

      7 years ago

      When will the 2017 Bridgestone B330-RX golf balls be available for the public to purchase? I can only find the 2016 version online.

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      FTWPhil

      7 years ago

      The only difference is the “B” stamping fwiw.

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      Matt w.

      7 years ago

      Always love these test. Great job.
      I emailed Evnroll website about 1.5 months ago asking if I could get an ER2 made to my specs. 2* upright really helps me….never got a response. Business must be really good.

      Reply

      Charles W Keller

      4 years ago

      Give them a call, they don’t do email well. As you well know. :) I got a call back the same day after I called and left a message.

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      Greg

      7 years ago

      What major retailers carry evenroll? I have a Dicks, Golf Galaxy, and Golfsmith in my area. Cant buy a putter without testing and fitting.

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      Sam Lentine

      7 years ago

      PGA Superstore

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      thomas

      7 years ago

      FYI: 2 yrs ago purchase a Scotty C mallet $400. the wife saw it, went in her bag and has never come out. Rummaged thru my excess clubs and found my 40+ year old Wilson 8804, and to this day I have yet to find another putter that I like better and I’ve experimented with dozens and dozens.

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      Thomas

      7 years ago

      TM Juno. determine what happened from 5′ finished #2-10′, #1-20′
      any single digit earned from 5 feet, the TM Juno would be number (1) by a long shot

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      Steve

      7 years ago

      Any idea’s why the Taylermade TP under performed so badly from the
      5′ range?
      Were the % of putt’s made by the other putter’s that much higher?

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      Tony Covey

      7 years ago

      The simple – and probably not very useful answer is that there were fewer one putts with the Juno from 5′ compared to the other top putters in this test.

      We’re starting to take a deeper look at the data to see what if anything we can learn about the impact of things like toe hang, lie and loft at various distances, as well as where things like where the native stroke type of the tester aligning with the stroke type (arc/toe hang) of the putter make the most difference.

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      mcavoy

      7 years ago

      I will be interested to see what you come up with there. I have experienced something similar with my TP Sumo. I absolutely love the feel they’ve engineered into these and I think that may explain the excellent performance from 10 and 20 ft. The only thing I can come up with is it may be the grip. I got mine with the Lamkin pistol grip. I am going to change it out for a Lamkin Deep Etched grip which I have on my Nike Method Origin B1-01. I do much better with that putter from inside 5 feet. Which grip did you have on the Juno?

      BR

      6 years ago

      “We’re starting to take a deeper look at the data to see what if anything we can learn about the impact of things like toe hang, lie and loft at various distances, as well as where things like where the native stroke type of the tester aligning with the stroke type (arc/toe hang) of the putter make the most difference.”

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ T H I S ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      When I see an outlier of the Juno’s 5′ #’s vs Juno’s solid 10′ , 20′ #’s, it just seems that proper fitting per golfer may help… Great testing as always. Thanks

      Matt

      7 years ago

      Loving your work guys. Really useful information and cant wait for the most wanted drivers.

      Reply

      Tom

      7 years ago

      Were the testers fitted for each and every putter? How can I rely on these stats if that is not the case? I know I should go and get fitted for woods, hybrids and irons and the same applies to putting. This test, in my opinion, is worthless unless that was done.

      Figuring out a putting stroke using an app, fine, but loft and lie are just important as toe hang.

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      Jamie

      7 years ago

      Here’s the thing. I can only imagine performance would be EVEN greater AFTER doing a fitting.

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      John

      7 years ago

      Tom, from your perspective it might be helpful to think of this test as what off the rack putter is most likely to fit the average player best. Face technology aside (maybe other technologies as well), there may be some variation in results that change the ordering after doing fittings. It seems implausible to do a fitting for each tester and each putter so what mygolfspy did makes sense. Just my two cents.

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      Drew

      7 years ago

      PS. I love the test and what you guys do. Thanks for bringing these models to the forefront for consideration!

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      Matt Judge

      7 years ago

      I love that the Sentino putter finished high on the list. Most folks dont even know about the company but this is proof that the putter is legit in the eyes of testing. Thanks MGS!

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      Drew

      7 years ago

      No way should the Taylormade be ranked second after placing 17th from 5 feet. You guys need to readjust your rankings because it’s flawed. You should have used a weighted system as 5 foot putts are the most critical…then 10, etc.

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      Adam Schlanger

      7 years ago

      I agree with Drew 100%

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      Robert Locati

      7 years ago

      What this is missing is key to what is always missing from MSGs tests. The Taylormade could’ve placed 17th from 5 feet. Most likely those were very minor differences. The number one putter from 5ft could have made 499/500 while the 17th putter could’ve made 485/500. Not really a big difference, but it’s the 17th ranked putter vs 1st ranked. Also missing is this key fact. Any ‘1 session’ test will ALWAYS have a #1, #2, etc. Those may not hold up over multiple test sessions with the same criteria.

      What MSG really needs to do if it truly wants to test is run multiple tests (5, 10) with the same criteria (type of testers, balls, surfaces, etc) and then see if there is any correlation.

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      Tom Harris

      7 years ago

      Last summer after I read the MGS review of the Evnroll line, I decided to buy the ER-2. Before I purchased it, I had spoken to a local pro who made the comment that golfers will spend over $400 for a driver that you hit 13 to 14 times a round and yet hesitate to spend less that that for a good putter. That logic made sense to me and I purchased the putter. While I haven’t had a chance to play more that 20 rounds with it, I can certainly see a difference in my putting. This club just feels “right” and I have developed confidence it my ability to hole putts in the 8 to 10 foot range with consistency. Over the years I have had Ping, Scotty Cameron, Odyssey, Carbon (purchased after a great MGS review) and many other putters. I have never had a putter that I liked more that this one!

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      Oscar Johansson

      7 years ago

      Makes me glad to see Taylormade produce a good blade putter, they have been lacking something simple and classic. Wierd to see it rank so low from close. Wish we can see Evenroll in Sweden soon.

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      MyGolf Spy

      7 years ago

      Our system is not the same as Strokes Gained, but as we’re quite clear about is based on the methodology.

      It’s a double-edged sword for us as illustrated by your comment. If we call it Strokes Gained we get a dozen people screaming “That’s not Strokes Gained”, and if we don’t call it Strokes Gained, some (apparently) think we’re rebranding Strokes Gained and are trying to take credit for something we didn’t create, which isn’t what we’re doing.

      There are simple, but real distinctions between how we score and true Strokes Gained methodologies.So as we state clearly…it’s based on SG, but is modified for the purpose of presenting it as an 18 hole value.

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      John

      7 years ago

      In the future, might be interesting for your readers (and myself) if you included the previous years winner in the group to see if there is an advantage to the new models, just like the ping Ketsch I bought a few years ago that blew the field away, I believe the Evnroll has new groove technology that works

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      Adam Schlanger

      7 years ago

      Wouldn’t you think the 5ft and 10ft numbers should be more of a focus versus the 20ft numbers? We are more likely to have more 5ft and 10ft numbers over the course of the round. I’m specifically noting the Taylor Made putter that is ranked so high but 17th on 5ft putts.

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      Jamie

      7 years ago

      There will always be something someone may or may not agree with. I, for one, am just grateful MGS is so forthcoming with the data and its available for you to sort through and weigh certain criteria heavier than others and draw your own conclusion.

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      Forrest Nelson

      7 years ago

      This is awesome. Great idea, well done.

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      Steve S

      7 years ago

      Love the test; looking forward to the mallets. I think putters are the one part of golf where we are over-charged.(other than Cleveland, maybe) To prove that it would be fun to put some of these ‘winners’ up against some cheap Ray Cooks and generic copies from the clone guys. I realize that MGS has way too much to do right now but it would be fun to see. I think that the physics of a full swing will show much more difference between OEM’s and clone drivers than a putter swing between OEM putters and clones.

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      Dave S

      7 years ago

      Question — I’ve always liked the feel of Superstroke non-tapered putter grips and have had one on each of my last two putters. I’m wondering if putting one of those on the EvnRoll would affect its performance? I.e., if I’m buying an EvnRoll due to its performance in this test, would it be dumb to slap a Superstroke on it b/c that would essentially be a different putter from the one you tested.

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      Mat Davis

      7 years ago

      I don’t think it would make a difference, the technology is in the face. I would just go with whatever grip you feel most comfortable with. I just recently went from an Odyssey with a SS grip to an ER2 with the stock grip. I’m going to play the stock grip (which is quite nice) for a while to see if I like it. If not I will do exactly as you said, slap on a SS.

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      Kuggie

      7 years ago

      Note that Evnroll putter grips are counterbalanced with a 30g weight. SS offers counterbalancing in three different weights.

      Conrad Glewicz

      7 years ago

      Thank you for all you do , I will stick with my Frankly Frog putter…CGG…

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      Jamie

      7 years ago

      Awesome work as usual! So glad you guys do what you do! I assume the mallet data will come next. After that, do you have a schedule of your roll out data for other equipment? I know you are trying to do the whole bag this year. I am hoping the Driver data is what’s next. I really want to see the data on the Epic Drivers compared to other OEM’s to see if this all hype or if there really is some substance to the hype.

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      Dan Corun

      7 years ago

      I traded in my Ping Karsten TR PAL for the Cleveland Huntington Beach #4. The 1 was nice but, I liked the feel of the 4 better and it hasn’t disappointed on the course. Best putter for the money of any putter out there IMHO. Great testing as always MGS. Keep up the great work.

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      Mattie King

      7 years ago

      Are there ( stock ) counterweights in any of those putters. As in SS grips with CB weights?

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      Chris

      7 years ago

      The evnroll putters are counter balanced. The amount of weight is dependent upon the length of the putter. Headweight is different on each length as well.

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      Jon

      7 years ago

      I gamed an old Ping Anser til putting the Boccieri Heavy putter in my bag 13 years ago. Shaved 3 strokes a round off my putts.

      Cured my putting yips big time. Get the head of a Heavy putter moving and it is steady as a rock. Went from missing a lot of putts inside 6 feet and I mean a lot, to stepping up knowing I could make them versus hoping I didn’t embarrass myself. Lag putting improved as well.

      Putting is individual, a putter that works for one guy doesn’t for another. When my buddies try out my Heavy putter, almost to a man, they are uncomfortable with it, it really takes time to get used to a new putter, especially one as radical as the Heavy putter.

      13,298 putts seems like a lot but when you divide that out by the number of testers and number of putters and the three distances that is about 10 putts per club, per tester at each of the three distances.

      Took me a lot more putts than that to get comfortable enough with my putter to put it in the bag.

      I was quite surprised that there was a two stroke difference between the best putter and the one at the bottom, amazing. Ditto with the difference between 1st and 2nd.

      Great test, as always. Makes me want to go roll a few with the ER2 just to see. However, wish the Heavy putter was in the mix. Would have like to have seen the results.

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      JustWellsy

      7 years ago

      What I take away from this is that various inserts seem to enhance performance from certain distances. The TM insert certainly looks to help with long putts, but it’s interesting that the most consistent putter in the top 5 (HB) has no insert at all. It’s not spectacular in any category, but seems to be an all around great putter

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      Chris Perez

      7 years ago

      Just curious but you say you don’t take money from any of the companies yet you have a Snell golf ball banner ads on your site and yesterday was evnroll banners.

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      MyGolfSpy

      7 years ago

      Read the advertising page. It is exactly what we have always said.

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      Jamie

      7 years ago

      Wow! Not sure how they could be accused of that at this point. This isn’t THP….

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      Doug

      7 years ago

      MGS – would you consider adding in last year’s #1 blade, mallet, etc. as a benchmark when the tests are completed? Totally understand it’s a 2017 test but sometimes more motivating for golfers if knowing how last year stacks up to current year. Would like to know on this one for example how these are against the Odyssey White Hot RX 1 (last year #1)

      Thanks for the great articles – Doug

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      Rekklss

      7 years ago

      I have many blade putters from years of trying to find the ‘one’. EV2 is in my bag after taking a Sam putting evaluation. I was averaging 38 putts a round. Last 2 tournaments I averaged 30. I expect to make everything from 20′ & in. Seriously. Aimpoint Express & EV2.

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      John Shim

      7 years ago

      Love what you guys do. Two requests — free disposal, obviously.

      1. Give a very detailed description of the SG statistic used (what is the benchmark or average used for the calculation and do you use different benchmarks by player/handicap) and of the exact testing procedure (players randomize putters, or hit a lot of putts with one putter then move to the next).
      2. Provide all the raw data so that users can calculate other statistics (stroked gained is great but other, even inferior statistical measures would be good to look at for robustness) and see how the results change with different subsets of players (low/high handicap, different arcs, face closure rates, etc.).

      Basically, these two are just asking for more transparency. Keep up the great work!

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      Preston Bonner

      7 years ago

      Great unbiased testing. Love this site!

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      MyGolf Spy

      7 years ago

      Appreciate the comment Preston

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      Rob Baker

      7 years ago

      So when are you buying your new Evinroll putter? Off to Carl’s this Saturday?

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      Skyler

      7 years ago

      Man I really really wanted to see how the Cleveland 2135 would do in this test. Bummer.

      Reply

      Mat Davis

      7 years ago

      That putter was tested in 2016 most wanted blade, it was dead last.

      Reply

      Joe McCabe

      7 years ago

      I’ll certainly vouch for the EVNROLL.

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      Gene petty

      7 years ago

      To bad you didn’t have a slotline ssi692’691 brass insert putter.would have blown all others out of the field.best feel of any putter.

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      Craig Hudson

      7 years ago

      Did you test the ER1?

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      Charlie

      7 years ago

      Ditto? I tried the ER2, wasn’t great on slow greens.

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      Steve

      7 years ago

      Hey Charlie. Why did you not like the ER-2 for slow greens. Seems bigger (deeper?) than the ER-1 so should be better for slow greens? A friend of mine (pro) games the ER-2 and is deadly on slow winter greens here in London, UK.

      Steve Troyer

      7 years ago

      Looks like Karsten knew what he was doing, back in the day. All top five have the Ping Anser look. I guess I will stick with my Ping, out of a used putter bin for $50. I think it has radar for the hole…

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      TopPakRat

      7 years ago

      COMPLAINT!!!!
      My best golfing buddy based on the previous My Golf Spy review purchased the Evnroll ER2. In short his putting has never been better! My complaint is they have yet to produce a LEFT handed version. Come on Evnroll your killing us lefties.

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      Sean

      7 years ago

      No lefty??? I’m going to have to learn how to switch to the right side

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      gary

      7 years ago

      yes, email them….i have had my ‘lefty’ ER2 for a couple months now—-love it !

      Dave

      7 years ago

      I had the same complain until I emailed Evnroll. They are in the process of rolling out lefty clubs and can get you one quickly. Side note – they responded quickly to my email, impressed

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      Chris M

      7 years ago

      I bought my son the Cleveland HB #1 for Christmas. He loves it. What a steal according to this test!

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      Will Kuchta

      7 years ago

      Interesting results on blade putters. I’ve had lots of putters, all shapes, Odyssey, Rife, etc., even tried some classics from the 50’s. Nothing really made a difference until I bought a Nickent Omen I at Golf Galaxy. Small, simple putter, but easily and immediately made a 2 stroke difference. Unfortunately the face insert fell out, reglued it but also bought a second one. Each one cost $70

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      adan

      7 years ago

      I’m so glad I never fell for the the Cameron Kool-Aid.

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      David

      7 years ago

      How does the TM do so bad at 5ft?! It could have run away with the test if not for that. Did that result raise a flag for a retest?

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      Mike

      7 years ago

      Very interesting question. Both the TM Juno and Ping Sigma has one length that is way off. For TM it’s 5ft and for Ping it’s 20ft. Also the Ping Voss i strange in that it performs better at both 5 and 20 than 10. It would be very interesting if there is some more data (or qualitative comments) that could explain this.

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      Derck

      7 years ago

      I see that the O’ works putter didn’t come in top #5 but still not too bad of spot…

      The Taylormade TP collection Juno putter came in #2, tied with Ping Sigma G anser..

      Not too shocking to see…
      The Cleveland Huntington Beach collection #1 came in #4 an Cleveland Huntington Beach collection #4 came in tied at #11…

      Just because it’s high end an cost alot of money, doesn’t mean it’ll perform better…

      Look at for instance Scotty Cameron Newport 2 came in tied for #11…

      Practice your putting and use a putter that feels really good to you…

      Just because the Pros use it, doesn’t mean it’ll work for you…

      I tried a Scotty Cameron, didn’t like it one bit…

      I have a Cleveland Huntington Beach collection #1 and an old Taylormade Monza Vicino an game it quite well…

      Practice hard on your putting…

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      Sasa Nemanic Sedmi Profil

      7 years ago

      Just one thing… no one is expecting to actually hole 20ft putt… but once you are inside 5 feet is what matters the most if we take 2 putts in consideration, so for example Cleveland is not really a very smart choice…

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      David Lyle Patterson

      7 years ago

      If your not expecting to hole every putt you look at, you have the wrong mentality about putting.

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      Derek Dhart

      7 years ago

      I agree David. A couple of those 20 footers can boost a round…But you’ve gotta expect to give it a good run.

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      MyGolf Spy

      7 years ago

      These are NOT based on 20 ft putts holed. It is based on SG18 (Strokes Gained 18).

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      Ryan Staples

      7 years ago

      The ER2 is definitely saving me some strokes every round.

      Reply

      David W

      7 years ago

      Putting is the most subjective choice we make in a club. We aren’t looking for distance and the entire swing is feel. While this test is a good starting point, you have to find the putter that gives you confidence, that is the most important thing in putting. If you don’t think you can sink the ball then you won’t.

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      IBO

      7 years ago

      Absolutely not! You have, by definition, a type of swing arc. If you have a putter that’s not adequate for your stroke you will not sink putts despite having a putt that’s appealing to you!

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      Dave Wolfe

      7 years ago

      Confidence may be helpful, but to say it’s the most important thing is silly. I can believe that I’m going to make putts all round long, but if I have a putter that has poor balance or alignment issues, that ball is never going in. All of us have made putts that we thought that we had missed.

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      Mike Miller

      7 years ago

      Funny how PXG ($500) putter finished! Cost doesn’t always equate to performance!

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      Tom54

      7 years ago

      Well, the PXG finished 5th, which isn’t a small thing. But to your point, it costs as much as the next 3 putters above it combined.

      Reply

      John Nolan

      7 years ago

      Will you be doing mallets, or have you already done them?

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      MyGolfSpy

      7 years ago

      Next week ;)

      Reply

      Ron

      7 years ago

      C’mmoonnn ER5!

      Jason Humes

      7 years ago

      Love that a 100 dollar putter finished ahead of other **several** hundred dollar putters!
      If this doesn’t convince you that MyGolfSpy doesn’t do truly independent testing then nothing will!

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      MyGolf Spy

      7 years ago

      Sasa Nemanic Sedmi Profil – one of the most important reasons is the consistency from ball to ball from those we consulted with. Consistency is a key.

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      Sasa Nemanic Sedmi Profil

      7 years ago

      So all others are inferior to Bridgestone?

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      MyGolf Spy

      7 years ago

      That was nowhere in my response. We test product we want consistency. We don;t care what the brand name is, matters none in testing.

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      Sasa Nemanic Sedmi Profil

      7 years ago

      Okay, so the other balls are inconsistent than?
      Or I didn’t get this one right either?

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      MyGolf Spy

      7 years ago

      Sasa Nemanic Sedmi Profil – Once again that was nowhere in my response.

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      Mike Robson

      7 years ago

      Why are you so upset they used a Bridgestone? Love how far down the list Scotty is :-D

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      Thomas Murphy

      7 years ago

      The statement is you have to pick a ball and one that is consistent. There are lots of high quality consistent balls. It you know exactly what they test with. This isn’t a ball test so they aren’t saying which ball performs best but which putter

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      Chris Greenlee

      7 years ago

      I did testing for cleveland in 2008-2011. They have the best putters under 100 bux hands down.
      I still roll with scotty these days. I love the way they feel. But still have two cleveland putters in my back up bag.

      Reply

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