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Our Job Is Your Game.
Is your putter helping or hurting your game? Putters are one of 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 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 Facility. 20 testers participated. 26 blade-style putters were tested. Testing took more than 120 hours to complete with 14,695 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.
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.
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: 14,695
Top 5 Blade Putters 2018
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.
2018 Most Wanted Blade Data
|Club Name||Price||5 Feet||10 Feet||20 Feet||TRUERank|
|EVNROLL ER3||$329.00||18th||1st||1st||1 (70%)|
|Odyssey O-Works White/Black/White 1w||$199.99||6th||4th||11th||2 (55%)|
|Edel E-3||$330.00||1st||23rd||5th||2 (55%)|
|TaylorMade TP Collection Juno||$199.99||11th||8th||4th||2 (55%)|
|EVNROLL ER1.2||$359.00||9th||14th||3rd||5 (50%)|
|Bloodline R1-J||$499.99||7th||3rd||14th||5 (50%)|
|CURE CX2||$279.99||8th||20th||7th||5 (50%)|
|CURE Tour X1||$299.95||12th||17th||10th||5 (50%)|
|PING Vault 2.0 Dale Anser||$299.99||16th||23rd||5th||5 (50%)|
|Bettinardi BB01||$300.00||13th||11th||13th||5 (50%)|
|Wilson Staff Windy City||$99.99||9th||8th||15th||11 (45%)|
|Cleveland TFI 1.0||$159.99||4th||4th||21st||11 (45%)|
|Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Notchback||$379.99||25th||2nd||9th||11 (45%)|
|MLA Tour F&T||$369.00||15th||15th||11th||11 (45%)|
|Bettinardi BB29||$300.00||2nd||21st||18th||11 (45%)|
|SeeMore Mini Giant||$395.00||20th||8th||24th||16 (40%)|
|Odyssey O-Works Black #1||$199.99||17th||23rd||2nd||16 (40%)|
|Scotty Cameron Newport 2||$399.99||22nd||15th||16th||18 (35%)|
|Cleveland Huntington Beach #4||$99.99||19th||6th||15th||18 (35%)|
|PING Sigma G Anser||$179.99||5th||22nd||22nd||18 (35%)|
|Sentio Sierra 101||$299.00||3rd||26th||8th||18 (35%)|
|Cleveland Huntington Beach #8||$99.99||23rd||11th||23rd||22 (30%)|
|Argolf Arthur||$399.99||24th||18th||19th||22 (30%)|
|Tommy Armour Impact No.1||$99.99||10th||19th||20th||22 (30%)|
|Cleveland TFI 8.0||$179.99||13th||6th||25th||25 (25%)|
|Carbon Ringo||$340.00||21st||13th||16th||25 (25%)|