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Best Blade Putters 2023
Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1 Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1
Wilson Staff Model BL22
Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2
Wilson Staff Model BL22
Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1
2023 Most Wanted Winner
Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1
Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1
  • Most Wanted Blade Putter 2023
  • Best from 20 feet
  • Rates highly for sound, feel and looks
  • Only available with a plumber’s neck hosel
  • 94.8
Runner-Up
Wilson Staff Model BL22
Wilson Staff Model BL22
  • Best from 10 feet
  • Ranks high for sound
  • Rates well from five and 20 feet
  • Average for looks and feel
  • 93.8
Best from 5 Feet
Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2
Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2
  • Best from five feet
  • Best for feel
  • Below average from 10 and 20 feet
  • 82.8
Best from 10 Feet
Wilson Staff Model BL22
Wilson Staff Model BL22
  • Best from 10 feet
  • Second-best putter from 20 feet
  • Average for looks and feel
  • 93.8
Best from 20 Feet
Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1
Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1
  • Best from 20 feet
  • Strong performance from all three distances
  • Only available with a plumber’s neck hosel
  • 94.8

Putter inserts

Our Job Is Your Game

The most comprehensive review of the best blade putters of 2023 is here.

Here at MyGolfSpy, we are committed to providing data-driven product reviews. For this Most Wanted Test, 20 testers each hit eight putts from five, 10 and 20 feet with each participating putter model.

If you’re in the market for a new blade putter, this review will be invaluable.

Most Wanted Blade Putter 2023: Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1

Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1

Bottom Line

Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1 takes home the best blade putter for 2023. One of its key attributes is the UST All-In multi-material putter shaft.

Pros

The best-performing putter across our testing pool from 20 feet. As well, it performs well from 10 and five feet.

Cons

From a performance standpoint, it is rock solid. However, there is a $50 difference between the standard steel version versus the UST All-In version.

One limitation is that it is only available in a plumber’s neck hosel type.

HB Soft Milled 1 Face

Who Is It For?

With a plumber’s neck hosel, the HB Soft Milled 1 is best suited for a slight-arc putting stroke or golfers who want a subtle amount of toe hang.

Tester Feedback

  • Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1 ranks high for feel, sound and looks.
  • For likelihood of purchase, HB Soft Milled 1 ranks third.

Best Blade Putters Overall

TOP PICKS: CLEVELAND HB SOFT MILLED 1, WILSON STAFF MODEL BL22, SUB 70 WIDE BLADE 005

Observations

  • Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1 ranks first overall. It has the fewest total putts overall and beat out BL22 by six putts.
  • Wilson Staff Model BL22 claims second place overall and is the best from 10 feet.
  • Sneaking into third, the Sub 70 Wide Blade 005 offers impressive performance from all three distances.
  • TaylorMade TP Hydro Blast Del Monte comes in fourth.
  • Last year’s winner, COBRA KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35, rounds out the top five.

Best Blade Putters from 5 feet

TOP PICKS: SCOTTY CAMERON SPECIAL SELECT NEWPORT 2, TAYLORMADE TP HYDRO BLAST DEL MONTE, VEGA GOLF MERAK AB

Observations

  • Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2 is your best blade from 5 feet.
  • TaylorMade TP Hydro Blast Del Monte ranks second place from 5 feet.
  • Vega Golf Merak AB finishes third from 5 feet.
  • The best blade overall, Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1, takes fourth place.
  • Odyssey White Hot Versa Double Wide rounds out the top 5 from 5 feet.

Best Blade Putters from 10 feet

TOP PICKS: WILSON STAFF MODEL BL22, EVNROLL EV2, CLEVELAND HB SOFT MILLED 1

Observations

  • Wilson Staff Model BL22’s strong performance caps off with ranking first from 10 feet.
  • Evnroll EV2 takes second from 10 feet.
  • Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1 claims third place from 10 feet.
  • If you like a heavy putter, Sub 70 Wide Blade 005 is for you. It ranks fourth from 10 feet.
  • Bettinardi Studio Stock 14 rounds out the top 5 from 10 feet.

Wilson Staff Model BL22

Best Blade Putters from 20 feet

TOP PICKS: CLEVELAND HB SOFT MILLED 1, WILSON STAFF MODEL BL22, COBRA KING 3D PRINTED GRANDSPORT 35

Observations

  • Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1 definitively claims the best blade putter from 20 feet.
  • Wilson Staff Model BL22 continues by placing second from 20 feet.
  • COBRA KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35 ranks 3rd in a close contest with BL22.
  • Sneaking into the conversation, Wilson Staff Model 8802. A nostalgic design with a surprising feel.
  • Wrapping up the top 5 is Sub 70 Wide Blade 005.

Best Blade Putter 2023 – Scores

Best Blade Putters 2023 Scores

Product NameOverall5 Feet10 Feet20 Feet
Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1

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94.893.793.699.5
Wilson Staff Model BL22Wilson Staff Model BL22

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93.791.599.680.5
Sub 70 Wide Blade 005Sub 70 Wide Blade 005

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87.988.591.278.2
TaylorMade TP Hydro Blast Del MonteTaylorMade TP Hydro Blast Del Monte

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87.298.086.475.8
COBRA KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35COBRA KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35

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87.188.588.880.5
Bettinardi Studio Stock 14Bettinardi Studio Stock 14

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86.290.090.0071.1
Evnroll EV2Evnroll EV2

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85.586.494.559.6
Evnroll EV2 Black

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83.987.089.166.0
PXG Battle Ready CloserPXG Battle Ready Closer

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83.284.186.473.4
Mati Putters Genesa TourMati Putters Genesa Tour

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83.190.784.071.1
Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2

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82.899.580.468.7
Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K OneOdyssey Tri-Hot 5K One

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82.786.388.861.6
Sub 70 001 FNSub 70 001 FN

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82.287.184.071.1
PXG Battle Ready BrandonPXG Battle Ready Brandon

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81.791.580.473.4
Vega Golf Merak ABVega Golf Merak AB

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81.795.180.468.7
Cleveland Frontline Elite 1.0Cleveland Frontline Elite 1.0

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80.487.884.061.6
Odyssey White Hot Versa Double WideOdyssey White Hot Versa Double Wide

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78.693.772.078.2
SeeMore M7XSeeMore M7X

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78.392.974.471.1
Zebra AIT4Zebra AIT4

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78.387.180.461.6
Edel EAS 1.5Edel EAS 1.5

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77.887.180.459.2
LA Golf Bel-AirLA GOLF Bel-Air

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77.092.285.235.5
LAB Golf Link.1L.A.B. Golf Link.1

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76.687.874.468.7
SeeMore M7 Tour RST HoselSeeMore M7 Tour RST Hosel

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75.992.278.049.7
Bettinardi Queen B 15Bettinardi Queen B 15

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75.388.574.461.6
PING AnserPING Anser

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72.487.878.037.9
PING Anser 2DPING Anser 2D

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72.083.473.254.5
Wilson Staff Model 8802Wilson Staff Model 8802

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71.782.763.680.5

Best Blade Putters 2023 – Buying Considerations

Evnroll EV2 Black

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.

Best Blade Putter for Slight Arc

Best Blade Putter for Slight Arc

Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1 is the best blade putter for a slight arc stroke type.

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.

Or, you can throw toe hang out the window with L.A.B. Golf. They specialize in fitting using lie angle balance. Their putters designs adhere to your appropriate lie angle and assist with returning the club face back to square – more consistently.

Best Blade Putter for Straight Back, Straight Through

Best Blade Putter for Straight Back, Straight Through

TaylorMade TP Hydro Blast Del Monte is available in two different hosel types - L Neck (Del Monte 1) & Single Bend (Del Monte 7).

It is our recommendation for those who favor more of a straight back, straight through putting 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. Odyssey, Toulon, PXG and Cleveland all feature multi-material putter shafts. LA GOLF and L.A.B. Golf offer composite shaft options. 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

Best Value - Sub 70 Wide Blade 005

Best Value - Sub 70 Wide Blade 005

At $169.99, Sub 70 Wide Blade 005 is the best value blade putter for 2023.

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.

Sub 70 Wide Blade 005

Best Blade Putters 2023 – Product Specs

Best Blade Putters 2023 Product Specs

Product NameLoftLengthSwingweightStroke Type
Bettinardi Queen B 15Bettinardi Queen B 15

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4.0
34"D8.9Slight
Bettinardi Studio Stock 14Bettinardi Studio Stock 14

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3.434"E0.4Slight
Cleveland Frontline Elite 1.0Cleveland Frontline Elite 1.0

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2.834"D6.7Slight
Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1

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3.134"D4.0Slight
COBRA KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35COBRA KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35

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Descending Loft Technology34.25"E5.9Slight
Edel EAS 1.5Edel EAS 1.5

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3.134"C3.1Straight
Evnroll EV2Evnroll EV2

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2.634"D6.0Slight - Strong
Evnroll EV2 Black

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2.234"D6.0Slight - Strong
LAB Golf Link.1L.A.B. Golf Link.1

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2.834"D4.8Lie Angle Balance
LA Golf Bel-AirLA GOLF Bel-Air

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Descending Loft Technology 34"D2.5Slight
Mati Putters Genesa TourMati Putters Genesa Tour

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3.034"D5.3Slight
Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K OneOdyssey Tri-Hot 5K One

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2.733.75"D0.2Slight
Odyssey White Hot Versa Double WideOdyssey White Hot Versa Double Wide

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4.334"D3.8Straight
PING Anser 2DPING Anser 2D

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3.734'D4.1Slight
PING AnserPING Anser

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3.8`34"C8.7Slight
PXG Battle Ready BrandonPXG Battle Ready Brandon

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2.734'E0.2Straight-Slight-Strong
PXG Battle Ready CloserPXG Battle Ready Closer

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2.934"D8.2Straight-Slight-Strong
Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2

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3.733.75"D3.9Slight
SeeMore M7 Tour RST HoselSeeMore M7 Tour RST Hosel

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1.534"E7.2Slight
SeeMore M7XSeeMore M7X

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2.434.25"E3.2Straight
Sub 70 001 FNSub 70 001 FN

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2.634.25"F2.0Strong
Sub 70 Wide Blade 005Sub 70 Wide Blade 005

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1.434.125"F9.0Slight
TaylorMade TP Hydro Blast Del MonteTaylorMade TP Hydro Blast Del Monte

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4.434"D6.0Straight-Slight
Vega Golf Merak ABVega Golf Merak AB

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2.634"E5.9Slight
Wilson Staff Model 8802Wilson Staff Model 8802

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2.534"C6.6Strong
Wilson Staff Model BL22Wilson Staff Model BL22

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3.534.25"D9.8Slight
Zebra AIT4Zebra AIT4

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4.034"D4.3Slight

Best Blade Putters 2023 – Field notes

During each test, we look for trends that provide insight about market direction as well as what noteworthy changes manufacturers have made to improve year-over-year performance.

Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2

We are taking a new approach to tester feedback. As always, it will not play a role in our overall rankings. However, subjective feedback from our testing pool allows us to provide more definitive answers regarding sound, feel, looks and likelihood of purchase. Our testing pool now gives a rating on a scale of 1 to 10 for sound, feel, looks and likelihood of purchase.

Sound

Testers' Choice Award - PING Anser

Testers' Choice Award - PING Anser

Best for Sound - PING Anser

  • For sound, Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2, Cleveland HB Soft Milled 1, Wilson Staff Model BL22 and PING Anser 2D all rank highly.

Feel

Testers' Choice Award - Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2

Testers' Choice Award - Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2

Best for Feel - Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2

  • Putter feel is an intriguing topic and the best for feel won’t surprise you. Here are some other high ranking putters: Evnroll EV2, PING Anser 2D, Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K One and Evnroll EV2 Black.

Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2

Looks

Testers' Choice Award - Evnroll EV2

Testers' Choice Award - Evnroll EV2

Best for Looks - Evnroll EV2

  • In the blade putter category, the looks aren’t as wild as the mallet category. Here are the favorites for looks: Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2, PING Anser 2D, Odyssey White Hot Versa DW and COBRA KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35.

COBRA KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35

Most Likely To Purchase

Testers' Choice Award - Evnroll EV2

Testers' Choice Award - Evnroll EV2

Best for Likelihood of Purchase - Evnroll EV2

Trends

  • Multi-material putter shafts are in vogue. With Odyssey continuing with their renowned Stroke Lab shafts, the likes of PXG and Cleveland are now following the same path. Not only that but the likes of L.A.B. Golf and LA GOLF are using composite shafts to propel their products. Of course, LA GOLF boasts their own shaft lineup. It’ll be interesting to see if more OEMs travel down this route going forward.
Best Blade Putter for Strong Arc

Best Blade Putter for Strong Arc

Evnroll EV2 has two stock hosel options. It is our recommendation as the best blade for strong arc putting strokes.

How We Test

Titleist ProV1

For Most Wanted Putter Testing, we have 20 testers hit eight putts from three different distance: five, 10 and 20 feet. The putter with the fewest total putts is crowned the best blade putter.

HOW WE TEST - MOST WANTED PUTTER

HOW WE TEST - MOST WANTED PUTTER

The Official Golf Ball of Most Wanted - Titleist ProV1

FAQ

Buying a Blade 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.

Q: How do I find the right length putter for me?

A: 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 $500. 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.

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Most Wanted

Q: How is the Most Wanted Winner determined?

A: Rankings for the Best Blade Putters 2023 are based on a 100-point scoring system. Putters are scored at five, 10 and 20 feet. The individual scores are then aggregated to arrive at the overall score. Scores are weighted such that the 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 in 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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      Dave Bushop

      1 month ago

      I have an old Cameron Pro Platinum Newport 2 that I flattened with my foot. I think your eyes need to be inside the blade. It was a good putter, but when I put an Evenroll Gravity grip on it, it became a great putter. BTW , I haven’t measured the lie, just set it to where my eyes saw the line with no optical illusion, useded to play with an ophthalmologist who clued me in. But it is closer to 61 than 71. I have done that with some cheap putters as well. All I can say is it works for me. 20 feet and in it is deadly.

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      Peter

      2 months ago

      Once again, the Snubbed brand beats out the Hyped brands.
      Each and every year, i chuckle as i watch the drooling and nonsense comments on this stuff, knowing that the smart ones have already shosen either Wilson Staff or Cleveland for literally ALL their stuff.

      Oh well, Let the wanabee hype show continue, while “Scotty” and all the rest of the gang laugh all the way to the bank..

      Thank you Wilson Staff, Cleveland, Sub70 and others for PROVING what is best.
      Nuff said…

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      Aleks

      3 months ago

      Did you guys test any Piretti putters?

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      Bob Kirkwood

      3 months ago

      I’m surprised you did not include Mizuno. Why not.

      Reply

      Joe

      3 months ago

      Any comparison between the Cleveland HB Sift Milled 1 and 4 models?

      Reply

      Justin

      3 months ago

      The 1 looks like a Ping Anser and the 4 looks like the Anser 2.

      Reply

      Emery

      3 months ago

      Well, I do not envy a putter shootout editor. I like most have a collection of putters from my first NOMAD then DANDY- TM ROSA – Bettinardi to now my longest in the bag 3 yrs….EDEL. The best thing I learned was to use 2 different grips after hours upon hours of testing lag putts vs delicate putts. I think sticking with one putter and learning HOW to putt like the pro’s practicing using tees and mirrors etc helps….a new club is enticing but resist….if you start trying new putters, you are probably going to buy one….that’s why I don’t test drive cars till I know I am going to buy., hard to resist.

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      Bob Walter

      3 months ago

      What happened go Tommy Armour??

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      Tom Beeve

      3 months ago

      He died in 1968!

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      Tampon Woods

      3 months ago

      Honestly, the price of putters nowadays is ridiculous. And don’t get suckered by the “you hit more shots with the putter than any other club” BS sales pitch. It makes no difference, statistically, what you use, on the green.
      Look at how many putts some players were able to make with their wedge when they threw away or broke their putter mid round. And same goes for the hybrid or whatever low-lofted club a player decided to use.
      Sure it’s your money – but you’re just wasting it on a new putter with all the tech mumbo jumbo when there are players who are still using their 25 year old putter and they do just fine, no matter how fast or slow the greens are.
      And that’s the problem with these reviews – they’re too biased, because it’s not stats-based on actual real, hard competition round testing. I know that sounds weird, but it has to work in such situations and how many people abandon their putter after an especially difficult round, even though in these initial tests, it looked and felt good.
      I’m not buying. A new putter. I’m going to continue to use my 12 year old one until it breaks or loses the grooves on the face completely.

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      Patrick Peace

      3 months ago

      I hit about 32 putts per round. The three most important clubs in your bag is your putter, wedge and driver. If you want to at least break 80, putting is the great equalizer. I know I can’t but what the pros play but the really good putters are expensive. I play about 100 rounds a season. My putter was fitted and it’s definitely worth the time and money. If fitting saves a few strokes a round, who’d be foolish enough to buy off the rack?

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      Whitey

      3 months ago

      It’s pretty clear from the comments that many are dissatisfied with these putter tests. Clearly the results are from a select group of people. Not sure that’s me though. Without testing a dizen putters in real life conditions, (playing, not practising, and certainly not on the carpet in the big box store) how would a person know what’s best for them?
      Let’s see what MGS does best, technical testing using a putting machine, heel toe hits, high low on the face, and straight through, small, medium and large arc. All from the 3 distances.
      And wouldn’t the best putter be the one from 5 feet? Most often we are two putting, so if you don’t do a great job from 20+ feet,(for a variety of reasons, it would seem to me you’d want the “best” putter from 5 feet for your second putt.
      Without the data from the published test, we have no idea what the difference is between one putter and another, could be insignificant.

      Graham

      3 months ago

      Interesting that the COBRA KING 3D Printed Grandsport 35 won the 2022 Most Wanted Blade putter with a score of 92.1 but this year got a score of 87.1. Even more interesting that it was 10 points worse in the 10ft category (98 last year vs 88 this year)! It doesn’t seem like the test protocol changed at all, so clearly there will be some variation in the results even with the huge sample of putts hit by testers.

      I would be curious to see test data from a lab setting on each putter (ball speed or launch differences depending on impact location, for example) and whether that data agrees with the human testing. It would be great to see some discussion from the MYGOLFSPY team about WHY the most wanted putters outperformed the field.

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      Ian

      3 months ago

      That is because they don’t use data for these tests. There isn’y any data that they have shown in this article proving their findings. It is just results from their uses. If it was a real test they would show the results from the testers using data from a putting simulator like Quintic.

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      JB

      3 months ago

      Great job as always MGS! Would love to know if there is any further analysis on the 20ft out. Why did the Clevland test so much better than the others in that category? That is pretty impressive…. you all must have at least a hunch as to why it scored so much better?

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      Donald Jenkins

      3 months ago

      Because the data is not reliable, obviously

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      Cody

      3 months ago

      Interesting that last time it was tested from 5 feet in 2021, the Special Select Newport went from negative strokes gained (bottom 5 in the category) to being the best from 5 feet in this year’s testing.

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      Phillip Bishop

      3 months ago

      Special Select Newport 2 was not tested in 2021. Special Select Newport and Newport 2.5 were tested in 2021.

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      Cody

      3 months ago

      Apologies. It was 2020 where the Newport 2 was tested and had negative strokes gained.

      Wilson Player

      3 months ago

      Is there any way to quantify the difference between first, second and last place for the 20′ range? (shots made, ave miss distances…)
      All the other distances seem in line with what you could expect a putter to perform at. Then you move to 20′ and on putter outshines everything else by 20 point, while other top performers turn to absolute trash. How could the LA golf go from 92 pnts, 85 pnts then sin to 35 pnts at 20′ (similar to the Ping)
      Could this be an issue with the test or are they just that bad?

      You mentioned the difference between first and second in the 5′ range was 6 putts. that was only 1 pnt on the rating scale. first to last on the 20′ is 74 pnts. (did it win by 444 strokes?)

      The number listed for the Cleveland at 20′ differs on the chart and the top of the page,

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      Tim

      3 months ago

      Tommy Armour? Yesterdays news?

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      Tom - Moose

      3 months ago

      OK. Simple dumb question. Now that I am retired (YAAAA!!!) I am playing more golf. How do you determine if you need a new putter? I have two putters I switch between. One is close to 30 years old (blade, “Pal Joey PJ-14”) and one is 20+ years old (mallet, Odyssey – White Hot XG – Hawk). What is a better option. 1) Schedule a fitting and take my current putters with me to compare and find what’s best, or 2) Pick one and pay for putting lessons?

      T

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      SailorM

      3 months ago

      Thank you for another great test.

      With all the new putters that come out each year (with several from a single brand), how do you determine which ones to test? Do the manufacturers provide a single one? Do you just pick a popular one from a line (if there are several)?

      A small request (that’s come up before)…since your testing evolves year over year…like with the driver test, can you please include last year’s winner in this year’s test for comparison purposes? (Please disregard if I missed it.)

      Thanks again.

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      Dan

      3 months ago

      This is an incredible body of work and I know you can’t choose every putter. That said, since your winning putter was a Cleveland I think it would be interesting if you do a comparison against the XXIO Blade in the link I’ve included. I forgot my putter at home and bought this on a whim at a local golf course I was going to play and it’s stayed in the bag ever since. It didn’t “feel” perfect at first but there’s something about the weight of this putter and the insert that helped me dial in my putting like no other putter I’ve used. It doesn’t matter what speed greens I’m on…it seems to help me dial in the distance control quickly.

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      bob

      3 months ago

      Of course putters are all personal preference and what works for your game. But the Scotty’s being ranked so poorly……..??? I have some playing partners to razz about that. I personally think Scotty Camerons are like the plain white tee-shirts Kanye West came out with several years ago that sold for over $100.

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      Gerry Harbinson

      3 months ago

      A year or so I purchased a Mizuno Mark 2 blade putter. I liked that it came with 3 different weight sets
      5g 8g & 13g. I took my Bettinardi mallet out of my bag and it was best move I made for my game.
      Mizuno should get more love in the US golf market as it does in Japan and Europe

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      Phillip Bishop

      3 months ago

      Mizuno does a great job of offering those additional weights with the purchase of their putters. They didn’t have any new offerings, however, they’ve traditionally done well in testing.

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      Sp4cetime

      3 months ago

      Would have hoped to see the LAB score higher but I’m not surprised. It took me a week or so to stop manipulating the putter like a conventional model and to get used to the tech.

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      Phillip Bishop

      3 months ago

      Personally, I love what LAB has to offer. For most, it is unconventional, but it is making waves here and there.

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      Brett

      3 months ago

      What is the highest lie angle of these putters? I am looking for a putter close to the 80° limit, while using a Stricker arm lock. Most all are around 70°.

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      Phillip Bishop

      3 months ago

      Hey Brett, since we test from an “off the rack” standpoint, we request putters that are standard loft, life, and 34″ in length. Most of these hover in the 70° range.

      Custom L.A.B. armlocks offer lie angles of 78°, 79° or 79.5°

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      Brett

      3 months ago

      I appreciate the info!!

      Phillip Bishop

      3 months ago

      Being fit for a putter won’t harm golfers as well. Having the appropriate loft, length, and lie can assist with consistency to hit a precise spot at three feet.

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      David

      3 months ago

      Putting is feel. Find a putter that feels great, you can control speed and hit a precise spot at three feet. That’s your putter. Not sure what all these tests tell me. Everyone is a bit different. Other advice a putting lesson will help out more than a new putter in my opinion.

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