Best Blade Putters 2022
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Best Blade Putters 2022
COBRA KING 3D PRINTED GRANDSPORT 35
MIZUNO M CRAFT OMOI 02
COBRA KING 3D PRINTED GRANDSPORT 35
MATI PUTTERS SYNCHRO
TOMMY ARMOUR IMPACT NO. 2 WIDE
2022 MOST WANTED BLADE
COBRA KING 3D PRINTED GRANDSPORT 35
  • 2022 Most Wanted Blade Putter
  • Best putter from 10 feet
  • Among the leaders from five feet
  • Testers like the roll off the face
  • Testers thought the overall design is distracting
  • 93.0
  • 98.4
  • 73.8
BEST FOR 5 FEET
MIZUNO M CRAFT OMOI 02
  • The best blade from 5 Feet
  • Testers are fans of the looks and feel
  • Poor performance from 10 Feet
  • Testers were not fans of the larger stock grip
  • 96.8
  • 70.8
  • 83.0
BEST FOR 10 FEET
COBRA KING 3D PRINTED GRANDSPORT 35
  • The best blade from 10 feet
  • Strong performance from five feet
  • Testers like the roll off the face
  • Testers thought the overall design is distracting
  • 93.0
  • 98.4
  • 73.8
BEST FOR 20 FEET
MATI PUTTERS SYNCHRO
  • The best blade from 20 feet
  • Consistent across all three distances
  • Testers noted the balance and feel were pleasing
  • Testers were not thrilled with the design
  • 86.3
  • 91.2
  • 98.4
BEST VALUE
TOMMY ARMOUR IMPACT NO. 2 WIDE
  • Third-best blade overall
  • One of the leaders from 10 feet
  • Testers say it has good weighting and control
  • Testers are not fans of the two-tone coloring
  • 89.3
  • 92.4
  • 73.8

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OUR JOB IS YOUR GAME

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

BEST BLADE PUTTERS FROM FIVE FEET

BEST BLADE PUTTERS FROM 10 FEET

BEST BLADE PUTTERS FROM 20 FEET

BUYING CONSIDERATIONS

Length

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.

Loft

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.

Toe Hang

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.

Putter Features

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

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.

 

FIELD NOTES

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

2022 MOST WANTED BLADE PUTTER RESULTS

2022 Most Wanted Blade Putter Results

Overall Score5' Score10' Score20' Score
Cobra KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35

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92.193.098.473.8
Mati Putters Synchro

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91.486.391.298.4
Tommy Armour Impact No. 2 Wide

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87.989.392.473.8
Mizuno M Craft OMOI 01

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87.981.892.483.0
Evnroll ER1v Black

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86.993.091.267.7
Taylormade TP Hydro Blast Soto

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84.484.893.658.4
Haywood Signature

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83.984.087.673.8
Bettinardi BB-1

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83.581.080.495.3
XXIO 12

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82.990.085.267.7
Wilson West Loop

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82.383.381.683.0
Cleveland Huntington Beach Premier Soft 3

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82.290.082.870.7
PXG Battle Ready Mustang

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81.688.576.886.1
L.A.B. Golf B.2

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81.285.585.264.6
Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft 4

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80.992.384.058.4
PING PLD Milled Anser

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79.893.876.870.7
Mizuno M Craft OMOI 02

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79.796.870.883.0
Tommy Armour Impact No. 1

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79.592.379.264.6
Toulon Design Chicago

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79.193.079.261.5
Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Two

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78.493.872.076.9
PING PLD Milled Anser 2

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78.191.578.061.5
PXG 0211 Hellcat

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76.384.876.864.6
Bettinardi BB-8W

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75.284.068.483.0
Cobra KING Sport-45

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74.985.581.643.1
Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2.5

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72.886.370.861.5
Inesis Blade

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70.087.867.255.4
**10' Score is weighted to account for 55% of Overall Score**

2022 MOST WANTED BLADE PUTTER – BUYING TIPS

GET FITTED

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

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.

GRIP STYLE

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.

FAQ

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.

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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.

Most Wanted

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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      GjonKo

      2 years ago

      Being a man of many golf toys, nothing is off the table. Then I keep putting the TM Modena 8 Blade back in the bag. The Evnroll EV1 goes in now and then, or the old Tommy Armour Zaap Kappa lv, but the Modena 8 gets the most play, the newest keep being traded for another that then gets traded, and on and on.

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      Steve

      2 years ago

      I think I can speak for most when I say it feels great to roll up to the course with a Scotty in your bag. HOWEVER, the underlying theme I have seen over the last 3 years of MGS testing on blade putters is the price tag doesn’t matter. The Tommy Armour and Wilson Infinite line of putters have performed surprisingly well over the years compared to putters that cost at least twice as much. So much so that I decided to give the Wilson Infinite West Loop at try 2 years ago (over a Studio Stainless Newport 2.5). While it feels great pulling the Scotty out of the bag, it feels pretty dang good sinking more putts with the Wilson.

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      Gary/Eye 4 golf

      2 years ago

      I recently bought a LAB blad 2 putter but struggled because their grip with the 1.5 degree built in forward press messed me up. I am a straight back-thru stroke so I went to a Pure midsize . With the softness of Pure’s rubber I really get a whole lot more feel in the stroke which helps me control the putt better. How accurate is test when a face balanced user now putts with a toe hand?

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      Mark T.

      2 years ago

      The article is supposed to be about blade putters, but all the pictures for comparison scores are for Mallet putters. Also, your link in the email doesn’t work, nor from the splash page. I only got it to work by removing the last \ from the web address of: http://mygolfspy.com/2022-most-wanted-blade-putter

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      Kyle

      2 years ago

      Pretty intriguing that the 3D printed Cobra is the #1 and the non 3D is DFL ????

      Reply

      Mike

      2 years ago

      Purchased an LAB Golf putter last year and have never looked back!

      Reply

      Will

      2 years ago

      Interesting read; IMO, carbon steel blade putters, milled from a single block of steel, will always provide great feel/accuracy. Have an older Scotty that provieds a nice roll, but believe that its superseeded but the Bettinadri BB1 & the Sub70 Sycamore, both of which are milled carbon steel. None of these cost more than $250. Still comes down to the preference of the user…

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      Adam

      2 years ago

      Great content, as always! ????

      Reply

      CG

      2 years ago

      MATI : 98,4 % success at 20′ ?!!!

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      Scott

      2 years ago

      Nice to see that you don’t have to spend $400 on a Scotty to get a good putter. 3 of the top 10 are $200 or under.

      Reply

      Ian

      2 years ago

      Grain of salt, just like the driver test. Really think you should incorporate robot testing in these as well.

      Reply

      Christopher

      2 years ago

      While there’s benefits to robot testing, you’re missing out on so much and once you’ve lined the putt with a robot or one of the gadgets Rife or Pelz use, you’re basically testing the green and ball balance and not the putter. Humans will tell you about weight, feel, sound, grip, look et cetera.

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      Brent R.

      2 years ago

      Find it funny that past winner that are still current models where not included in the test. (Evnroll ER2 and Scotty Cameron squareback)

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      Juanma

      2 years ago

      Where’s the 3 color bar graphic? Sad to see inesis down there. I recently bough the mallet and I expect to be much better than his brother.

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      Andrew

      2 years ago

      I also miss the 3 bar graphic. The new “scores” are fine, but with very little explanation of how they are tied to strokes gained at each distance, except for 10 feet = 55% weight. Come to think of it, I’d love to see the explanation for that choice of weighting.

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      Doug LePoidevin

      2 years ago

      They might be from 2021, but I really love my 2 Ben Hogan putters.
      One is a blade (BHB02) and the other is a mallet (BHM01).

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      John J.

      2 years ago

      Come on now, I’m not sure I would judge how a good a putter is from 20 feet unless I was using it. Putting is just to unique for generalities of any kind to be made. Sorry guys, but this one just doesn’t do me any good, especially when you are pushing for a putter fitting to determine what works for you. Perhaps robot testing the putter makes more sense than using human testers.

      Recently switched from the Odyssey White Hot OG to the Odyssey Tri Hot 5K. On really good greens in Palm Springs I made 31 putts in 18 holes. Last week in Omaha, I made 30 putts on really crappy greens (still brown from winter and bumpy). Would you say the Tri Hot is better based on this? No way. It will take quite a few more rounds to come to that conclusion.

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      Chris Nickel

      2 years ago

      Robots don’t play golf, humans do. When testing performance, human testing is superior. And yes, we absolutely want golfers to get fit for every club, but we know that isn’t always going to happen.

      When golfers buy “off the rack” it’s important to know which brands/models perform the best. across a range of testers. As always, your individual experience may or may not match up.

      PS – I really hope you only made 18 putts in 18 holes :)

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      MGoBlue100

      2 years ago

      These comments are almost as much fun as after Most Wanted Bluetooth Speaker testing, LOLZ. Does everyone simply come on here to complain in the comments? Side note: I’ve been putting with a MATI Mamo since 2015. Love it!

      RC

      2 years ago

      Started with a hand me down Bullseye, played a Rossi mallet, settled on a Scottie Newport II for several years until I recently built a PXG “Closer” to my personal preferences. I can make putts with all of those, however, my mindset is that the one you like that feels good to you and fits your stroke is what should be at the top of your list. I know MGS can’t test everything, so I’m not surprised the Closer wasn’t tested, but even if it was and failed miserably, you couldn’t get it out of my bag!

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      don

      2 years ago

      Interesting test for you. We have found toe hang putters work best with the ball well forward in your stance, while face balanced work best with the ball more centered so they need more loft.

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      Jesse

      2 years ago

      On second look, there are two Bettinardi’s and the Newport Special Select 2.5 in the test. They just didn’t perform well, contrary to what every hype-boi wants you to believe. Just because Tiger putts lights-out with one doesn’t mean we will.

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      victor

      2 years ago

      Tiger uses a circle T, not exactly the one they tested haha

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      Matt Gallo

      2 years ago

      Big fan of my Cobra putter, so glad to see people feel the same way! Was amazed with how fell the ball comes off the face and doesn’t hop either.

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      steve

      2 years ago

      Have you ever considered testing the torque balanced putters against the more standard toe hang and face balanced putters?

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      Edel putters have been tested in the past and have performed well.

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      Dave Silkroski

      2 years ago

      I’ll stick to getting old BullsEye putter on eBay and regripping; take some time and learn to PUTT and stop with the trying to buy a better game. FYI – not making my living playing golf so life does not end if I miss a putt. Get better at reading your greens!

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      Stephen Gengaro

      2 years ago

      Dave – you can learn how to read greens AND improve your consistency with the correct equipment. There are a lot of people who want to shoot the lowest score possible, and I bet a modern putter would save 1-3 strokes over a bullseye.

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      Kev

      2 years ago

      That would depend who was using the Bullseye, I seem to remember Notah Begay 111 putting better than most other pros and he used an old bullseye putter and from both left and right stances.. He also carded a 59.

      Jimmy

      2 years ago

      I need a Dave’s WITB. I assume it’s hickories and gutties.

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      Jesse

      2 years ago

      There was a Bettinardi in the test. The test is for best putters that have come out between the last test and now. Cameron’s haven’t changed in design for years. It’s not a test of best blade putters that have ever been produced, but best from the new year. That’s why last years #1 wasn’t featured in the test.

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      Gordo

      2 years ago

      Why no Kirkland Signature???

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      Jesse

      2 years ago

      Came out last year. Check the 2021 test.

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      Geoff

      2 years ago

      Come on Ping! The originator of the modern blade has no showing and no modern design element. Moreover, as an engineering first and military defense contractor why can’t they have something as original and forward thinking as Cobra’s 3D printed tech.

      Guess that’s why I have an Odyssey in my almost all ping bag.

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      Jesse

      2 years ago

      Ping tied for second I from 5’. I’d say that was a pretty decent showing. Just didn’t win overall

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      Corey

      2 years ago

      Is it really possible all the big names are missing from the top of the list, no Scotty Cameron, Odyssey, TM or Ping?

      Cameron doesn’t seam to be embracing technology, how long can that hold up?

      Did Odyssey over shoot with the forward weighted Tri-Hot design, I was sold on it?

      I hit the Cobra around last week and thought I was imagining how it felt. How could a Cobra putter really feel that good right? I guess it was real, I’ll have to try it again.

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      DaveM

      2 years ago

      I like the face technology on the Cobra putters. Seem to provide a good roll no matter how I hit it. Cameron’s offer no technology. Would love to test the new LA GOLF putter with the SIK face technology. Anyone know where there are demos?

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      Matt

      2 years ago

      I may have missed something, but no Odyssey White Hot OG in the mix? I realize they came out last year, but odd not to see last year’s winner in the mix.

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      Jesse

      2 years ago

      Best putters released between last testing and now. That’s why it’s the Odyessy Tri Hot 5k in the test this year and not the OG from last uear

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      Corey

      2 years ago

      The Tri-Hot 5k replaced the OG at Odyssey, they feel like it’s an improvement over the OG, their testing would suggest that but apparently it didn’t show up as well as expected in this comparison.

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      McBurdie

      2 years ago

      Looks like the MATI is Right Handed only. Maybe we could include us lefties in the determination on what should win? I’m biased but if there is no LH option then it’s not the “winner”.

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      Chris Nickel

      2 years ago

      Performance isn’t a function of availability. Perhaps the lack of LH options could be listed as a “con” but I’d think it would be entirely unfair to disqualify a brand because it isn’t available to 5%-7% of the golfing population.

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      bob

      2 years ago

      Perfect advice. If I get rid of my 3 wood and 60 degree wedge I can put in the best putter for 10 footers AND 20 footers. Three putters in the bag, watch those scores drop like a rock.

      Reply

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