MGS Tested: MALLET PUTTERS 2021
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MGS Tested: MALLET PUTTERS 2021

MGS Tested: MALLET PUTTERS 2021
A TT 2 Ball putter, one of the best 2020 mallet putters Odyssey Triple Track 2-Ball
Odyssey 2-Ball Ten S
Evnroll ER8v
Odyssey White Hot OG 7
Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham
2021 Most Wanted Mallet
A TT 2 Ball putter, one of the best 2020 mallet putters
Odyssey Triple Track 2-Ball
  • 2021 Most Wanted Mallet
  • Leader in Strokes Gained from 20 feet
  • Testers loved the feel
  • Not among the leaders from five feet
  • Testers had mixed feelings about the Triple Track alignment feature
  • 7th
  • 11th
  • 1st
Runner-Up
Odyssey 2-Ball Ten S
  • Top-6 Strokes Gained ranking from all three distances
  • Testers loved the look at address
  • Some testers said the feel was a bit soft
  • 6th
  • 6th
  • 4th
Evnroll ER8v
  • Positive Strokes Gained from all three distances
  • Among the leaders from five and 10 feet
  • Testers loved the feel and TourTac grip
  • Testers thought the chrome finish was a too shiny
  • 3rd
  • 5th
  • 12th
Odyssey White Hot OG 7
  • Among the leaders for Strokes Gained from five feet
  • Testers loved the classic timeless design
  • Distance control was an issue for some testers
  • 3rd
  • 9th
  • 10th
Best Value
Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham
  • The leader in Strokes Gained from five feet
  • Negative Strokes gained from 10 feet
  • Design didn’t appeal to a majority of the testers
  • 1st
  • 17th
  • 6th

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Our Job is Your Game

The best mallet putters of 2021 may surprise you.

At MyGolfSpy, our job is to provide independent, unbiased and objective testing so you can make more confident purchasing decisions. Our 2021 Most Wanted Mallet test is an indispensable guide for the off-the-rack buyer or for anyone looking for insight before their next fitting.

As always, we don’t want you to spend a dollar unless what you’re buying outperforms what’s in your bag.

If you’re in the market for a new putter, this test is for you.

2021 Most Wanted Mallet Putter: Odyssey Triple Track 2-Ball

Back-to-back. Enough said. Not quite, but a result we did not see coming.

For the second year in a row, the Odyssey Triple Track 2-Ball took home Most Wanted honors and the best mallet putter for 2021. The data tells the story.

  • First in Strokes Gained overall
  • Seventh in Strokes Gained from five feet
  • Eleventh in Strokes Gained from 10 feet
  • First in Strokes Gained from 20 feet

Consistent productivity is the bloodline of this stud. Its performance from 20 feet propelled it to a narrow victory. Say what you want but this is a damned good putter.

Buying Considerations

Length

Typically, stock putters come in either 34-inch 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 set-up 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.

Mallet or Blade?

Which is best mallet or blade putter 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 same extent as 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. For example, you can find this feature in TaylorMade, Mizuno, Sub 70, Scotty Cameron and PXG mallet putters. 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 STRAIGHT BACK, STRAIGHT THROUGH - ODYSSEY TRIPLE TRACK 2-BALL

BEST STRAIGHT BACK, STRAIGHT THROUGH - ODYSSEY TRIPLE TRACK 2-BALL

For the second year in a row, the Odyssey Triple Track 2-Ball captured the Most Wanted Mallet crown. Once again, the 2-ball produced outstanding consistency, especially from 20 feet. If you are looking for a model of consistency, look no further.

Field Notes

During our testing to find the 2021 Most Wanted Mallet Putter, we look 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 feedback does not factor into the overall rankings.

Trends and Tweaks

  • Mallets are always a mixed bag when it comes to the looks department. Two specific standouts were the PING 2021 Harwood and the Bettinardi INOVAI 7.0. Do not let looks fool you, though. Both putters are high in MOI, meaning they offer plenty of forgiveness.
  • Traditionally, face-balanced putters dominate the testing pool. However, this year offers a bit more variety. Of the 26 models tested, 11 are face-balanced, 12 are slight arc toe-hang, two are strong toe-hang and one is torque-balanced (toe-up).
  • For mallet putters, we continue to see manufacturers like PXG, Bettinardi, and others offer a variety of neck options. As we saw with the 2021 Most Wanted Blade Test, the EVNROLL V Series features a “drop-in hosel” capability. The different necks options provide a wider variety of offerings which provide more fitting options. We encourage our readers to get fitted for putters. Matching toe hang to your stroke will often go a long way towards more consistent putting.
  • TaylorMade’s Spider FCG brings a unique twist to the 2021 Most Wanted Mallet Test. This putter features a forward center-of-gravity placement the idea is a mallet, feels like a blade. TaylorMade isn’t the first to release this type of design, so it will be interesting to see if others create similar designs.

DID YOU KNOW?

The playing length of a putter has to be at least 18". However, there is no limit to the length thereafter.

Notes From The Testing Pool

  • Odyssey stole the show from a data perspective. Tester feedback tells a similar tale. The Triple Track 2-Ball, 2-Ball Ten S and White Hot OG 7 all received high praise in terms of feel, weighting and alignment.
  • Testers said the TaylorMade’s Spider EX offered a tremendous feel and produced a consistent roll. Some testers said the alignment dots were a bit too reflective.
  • Testers loved the hidden ability to pick-up the golf ball with the ER11v. They were also praised for the TourTac grip on the ER11v and ER8v. Both were highly rated for feel.
  • Tester loved the feel and the overall design of the Mizuno M Craft V and VI. The blue ion finish is still hit or miss among our testers.
  • PXG’s BlackJack and One & Done putters were praised for their looks. Easy alignment was another plus.
  • Wilson Staff continues to develop a putter that performs. However, the Infinite Buckingham received mixed comments from the testing pool. A majority thought the club’s design was too busy. Others thought the feel and roll were exceptional. The new Wilson Buckingham putter will be available to pre-order on March 15 with a target shipping date of early April.
BEST SLIGHT ARC - ODYSSEY 2-BALL TEN S

BEST SLIGHT ARC - ODYSSEY 2-BALL TEN S

The runner up in this year's Most Wanted Mallet Putter, the Odyssey 2-Ball Ten S performed exceptionally from all three distances. Throughout testing, it was praised for a quality looks and smooth roll. A contender for anyone's golf bag.

2021 Most Wanted Mallet Putter Data

EXPERT TIP - TOE HANG & LIE ANGLE

The toe hang and lie angle of your putter should match your stroke and address position. They're key elements of a good putter fitting.

If you have a lot of face rotation through the putting stroke, consider trying a toe down (strong arc) style putter. Vice versa, if you have minimal rotation, consider trying a face-balanced style putter.

Lie angle, just like in an iron or wood, can affect shot direction. Be sure to match your lie angle up with your tendencies with your putter as well.

BEST STRONG ARC - MIZUNO M CRAFT V

BEST STRONG ARC - MIZUNO M CRAFT V

Finishing with a positive strokes gained number, the M Craft V continues an encouraging sign of things to come from Mizuno. Noted for a great design and feel, the M Craft V performed well from 10 feet and 20 feet during testing.

2021 Most Wanted Mallet Putters for 2021 – 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’re 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. Vice versa, a slimmer grip can increase feel but cause a lack of control. Pick your grip wisely.

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2021 Most Wanted Mallet Putter – Product Specifications

2021 Most Wanted Mallet Putter Product Specs

ProductLoftLieLengthSwingweightToe Hang
Bettinardi INOVAI 7.0

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370.835"E9.8Face-Balanced
Bettinardi Studio Stock 7

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3.169.535.5"F5.1Face-Balanced
Cleveland Frontline 10.5

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0.771.134"D8.5Face-Balanced
Cleveland HB Soft Premier 10.5

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3.567.634"D6.0Face-Balanced
Edel EAS 5.0

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3.270.234"C8.5Torque-Balanced
EVNROLL ER11v

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2.97033.5"D8.4Slight
EVNROLL ER8v

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3.269.533.625"D7.7Slight
Mizuno M Craft V

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2.37133.75"D6.5Strong
Mizuno M Craft VI

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2.470.934"E3.4Face-Balanced
Odyssey 2-Ball Ten S

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2.770.533.25"D2.3Slight
Odyssey Triple Track 2-Ball

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1.371.334.75"E0.8Face-Balanced
Odyssey White Hot OG 7

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3.269.333.625"D7.5Face-Balanced
PING 2021 DS 72

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3.270.234.75"E4.3Slight
PING 2021 Harwood

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3.770.135"F7.8Slight
PXG BlackJack

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3.570.634"E2.4Slight
PXG One & Done

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3.270.335"E9.9Slight
Scott Golf Slayer

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3.372.334.25"E4.9Face-Balanced
Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5

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3.269.634.75"E3.7Slight
Scotty Cameron Special Select Flowback 5.5

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3.470.333.5"D5.6Strong
Sub 70 Sycamore 004 Mallet

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4.870.534.25"F8.8Face-Balanced
TaylorMade Spider EX

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1.470.134"D7.5Face-Balanced
TaylorMade Spider FCG

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3.471.133.75"D4.3Slight
Tommy Armour Impact No 3

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2.770.633.75"E2.4Face-Balanced
Toulon Seattle

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2.97033.5"D3.7Slight
Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham

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3.571.133.75"D6.0Slight
XXIO Full Milled Mallet

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4.471.833.875"D7.9Slight
BEST LOOKING PUTTER & BEST FEELING PUTTER

BEST LOOKING PUTTER & BEST FEELING PUTTER

Best Looking Putter - Odyssey White Hot OG 7 was met with much applause for its looks. A timeless design with a touch of modernized flair. A clean head design and appealing color combination paved the way for this beauty.

Best Feeling PutterOdyssey 2-Ball Ten S was selected by the testers as the best feeling putter in this test. Soft feel and consistent roll were common themes from our tester's feedback.

 

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 a 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 YOUR best putter comes from getting fitted.

Q: Can I fit myself for a putter?

A: To a degree, yes. PING developed an app that pairs with an attachable sleeve to your current putter shaft to determine your stroke type, lie and loft to help you understand what to look for in your next putter.

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 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.

EXPERT TIP - FAST vs SLOW GREENS

Green speeds are always varying from course to course. This aspect of the game can have a tremendous impact on your putting performance. However, there is a way to combat it. Consider playing a heavy putter on slower greens. For fast greens, consider utilizing a lighter putter. Putters that offer weight kits are a great way to have an "all in one" putter regardless of green speed. You simply adjust the weighting based on the green speed.

Most Wanted

Q: How is the Most Wanted Winner determined?

A: Rankings for the best mallet putters for 2021 are derived from Strokes Gained values relative to the average putter on an individual basis. We then take the average strokes gained for each putter across all 20 of our testers and aggregate the three distances tested (five, 10 and 20 feet). The Most Wanted Putter(s) is the one with the highest Strokes Gained value.

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 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 to find the best mallet putters 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.


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      Brent

      3 years ago

      Just wondering if the test group was individually fit for each putter before testing, based on what the manufacturer has available for the putter line? I’ve gamed multiple versions of an odyssey 2 ball over the years and don’t dispute your findings, but was just interested to see if the Edel fitting system was used to personalize to each tester before running the test or if it was just one edel putter with random specs everyone used/tested with.

      Reply

      tazz

      3 years ago

      i bot the odyssey 2 ball triple track on the strength of this test and last years test. I align my putt using the red line standing behind the ball. The mallet is flat enough that i can hold the mallet in place while i move my body to address. When i stroke i focus on speed and sweet spot. Top notch results, really.

      Reply

      Al Merz

      3 years ago

      I am surprised the TM spider x performed so poorly. ITS THE #1 putter on the PGA and LPGA tours.

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      TOP PAK RAT

      3 years ago

      DO NOT UNDER ESTIMATE THE WILSON STAFF LINE OF PUTTERS!

      Based on this review I purchased the Buckingham model for under $120.. I was overly impressed with the looks and most importantly the performance.. This model is crazy good at 7 feet and in. You don’t have to pay $300. plus for a well built quality performer.

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      Roberta Upton

      3 years ago

      Shock horror? Scotty makes a shocker ! Are everyone’s designs fair game now?

      Reply

      Shannon

      3 years ago

      where would the new PING 2021 line of putters fit in ? Very interested in the Fetch
      cheers from Canada

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      BobT

      3 years ago

      Today I went to the local golf store and tested the new Wilson Staff Buckingham. Before reading this article I might add. The Buckingham came home with me. I have both a Ping Vault Bergen and a Tommy Armour Impact 3 CB. The Buckingham was hands down more accurate for me from 5 and 10 feet. Can’t wait to play it on Sunday. I don’t care if a putter costs $5 or $500 – it has to perform with my stroke. The Buckingham seems like a great fit regardless of price.. Comparable TaylorMade, Cleveland, and Ping putters proved less accurate in my test. Having had an Odyssey two ball in the past, it is not a putter I find appealing, nor does it work very well for me. .

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      Mark

      3 years ago

      Well…I went and bought the most wanted, despite the fact I never considered it. After a few rounds, I must say, I am making a lot of putts. There is something to that two ball.

      Reply

      Thilo

      3 years ago

      What about the new 2021 Scotty Camerons?

      Reply

      Thebrad

      3 years ago

      What about them? They’re usually found in bags of wannabe “pro” golfers that usually shoot 86.

      Reply

      Tony

      3 years ago

      Agree totally correct you are!
      Any putter is good if you like it and feel confident putting with it.

      Reply

      Brian

      3 years ago

      Is strokes gained per round? thanks

      Reply

      Tony

      3 years ago

      Hi I think Odessy Putters are pretty good and so are Ping putters having used them for many years.
      Would like Mr Covey and team to surely include SeeMore putters also in the test so that a we are able to get a full complete information.
      Seems like EvenRoll is a replacement for Tommy Armour and SeeMore putters now.
      Lastly one has to go by his or her feel after trying out a demo of various brands.
      Happy Golfing
      Cheers

      Reply

      Ken

      3 years ago

      Still love my MLA Tour XDream I picked up a couple years ago with the MGS promo. Especially with their alignment technology. Sad MLA isn’t included again.

      Reply

      John

      3 years ago

      Nice review as always. I’d be interested in knowing if grip was the same on all the putters. Have you ever done testing of counter balance vs not? Others factors like grip size and shape has to play a cofactors in the putter results.

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      bart

      3 years ago

      HI All,

      I am sorry but since you have gone to the strokes gained format in your reviews, I am finding them less and less useful to me. I used to see which clubs finished 1st or second and go demo them. Now I just look at the results and think interesting. These dont match up with my real world experience. There are also fewer details now and I like the details. For example I want the best putter from from 5 & 10 feet. To try and figure this out on 5ft putts I used a ruler against my laptop screen.

      I want to know how many putts were made at each distance. Is the difference between one 1st and second 2 putts out of 100?

      Hello Arccos, what percentage of putts are made from 20′ by the average golfer? Im guessing not many. I would want to know on this test how many of the misses from 20′ were within 1′. I would be ecstatic with a tap in 2 -putt from 20′.

      Free the data please.

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      Scott

      3 years ago

      I have a Wilson Staff Infinite Bucktown (sabertooth design) and I absolutely love it. It was a return so I got it mint condition for $99. I agree that putter fit is somewhat immeasurable – but I’d put that Wilson putter up against any $300 putter. The balance and soft feel from the milled face is incredible. Thankful for Wilson for saving me a couple hundred bucks.

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      Gene

      3 years ago

      Are all of the 3 distance ranges weighted equally in the equation?
      I don’t know the answer to this but should they be?

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      Joakim

      3 years ago

      I get that you can’t include every putter on the market. With that said I properly curious on how the L.A.B. DF 2.1 would have stacked up. It have made a bit of a splash among the youtubers and such. Any particular reason it wasn’t included? Cheers!

      Reply

      Stephen

      3 years ago

      I would love to see MyGolf Spy put the Lab DF putter through a real test. Fascinating putter, but a lot of money to spend just to satisfy my curiosity.

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      Tom D.

      3 years ago

      My curiosity is fully satisfied. I have one, and it is absolutely giving me the best result from any putter I’ve ever had. The elimination of torque is a definitive benefit to one’s putting stroke. The tech WORKS ! And yes, they’re damn expensive; but since putting accounts for ~ 40% of your score, your putter has EVERY RIGHT to be the most expensive club in your bag.

      ChrisK

      3 years ago

      LAB makes a great putter, i’ve had one for about a year now. It’ll open your eyes to how true balance ought to feel in the stroke and how much torque you’re fighting in your hands with other putters. Definitely pricey, but my results show that it’s worth it.

      Abraham

      3 years ago

      I have had a Odyssey Stroke Lab # 7 for years and I’m not surprised that Odyssey has done very well in this test. Some thoughts:

      1. For most amateurs, performance on short putts is the most important. I feel like that’s where strokes are lost and more potential benefit from a putter.

      2. The Stroke Lab shaft with a differential weight in the shaft and the grip is not voodoo . . . it really helps minimize the putter face from oscillating at impact. I’ve found that it is much easier to start a putt straight.

      3. I went to a mallet so I wouldn’t have to spend as much time bending and picking up golf balls. I’m a healthy 40 avid runner and I still like the convenience. I love the number 7 style precisely for that reason. I understand it sounds stupid but it makes a difference.

      4. I’m a big believer in fitting for the full swing but I don’t believe in fitting for the putter nearly as much. First of all, most people live near a Golf Galaxy or equivalent with a relatively large practice putting surface. Unlike drivers/irons, it’s much easier to test out dozens of clubs over the course of an hour. If you are really worried, go back on multiple days before deciding. Second, a putter is much more about “feel” than launch data. You are the only one who can decide what feels best. Third, good putters can putt well with a hybrid . . . it’s the least club-dependent stroke in golf.

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      Rob

      3 years ago

      Why are you picking up a ball before it’s in the hole? Hope you’re not posting scores :) J/k

      I get it, that is a good secondary or third reason for choosing a putter, but I certainly wouldn’t make it my first. I putt with a spider putter. The results are just too good to not go with it over my Tyne 4 which is able to scoop them up.

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      Drew

      3 years ago

      I had a putter fitting from 2nd Swing and to be honest, I don’t know if it was worth it. I agree with you that practicing and trying different putters is probably the best way to go.

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      Mike

      3 years ago

      I had a putter fitting also. It was valuable in that it told me that 1) I had a none to small arc, 2) I’d be better off with a face-balanced putter, & 3) I had a 36″putter that I was physically very comfortable with & they confirmed that this was a perfect length that matched my setup. The fitting never covered specific brands & that was fine by me. I had no desire to drop three $3-400 that day, I would rather go around the store & try things.

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      Patrick

      3 years ago

      You were going good until you said you don’t need to get fitted for a putter. Yet its the club you use for the most strokes. And if you’re any good, you’d spend as much as a driver. If you putt well, you flat out score. Those 5 foot putts you make are money.

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      Abraham

      3 years ago

      If you have $500-800 to burn, I completely agree with you. I paid nearly $900 for a driver at Club Champion (including the fitting) and have no regrets. However, remember when Furyk won the FedEx cup with a $39 putter he bought in a random store? My point is that type of story does not happen with full swing clubs.

      The real value in a putter fitting is giving you a positive mental attitude towards your putter. If you spend $800 on a putter, you will mostly likely have more confidence in what you are doing and putt better as a result.

      I have absolutely nothing against putter fitting . . . I just don’t think it’s mandatory for great golf like other club fitting.

      Kenny B

      3 years ago

      “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.”

      So, which putters are heavy and which putters are light?

      Reply

      Justin

      3 years ago

      I don’t agree with that mantra. I’m better on fast greens with heavier putters but this is an individual thing. Ping says that, in general, faster tempo putters do better with lighter and slower tempo putters do better with heavier putters. Heavy on slow and light on fast sounds like it would make sense but test for yourself…it may or may not be true for you.

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      Steve (the real one, pithy and insufferable)

      3 years ago

      Check the swingweight column. The heaviest feeling (not a static weight but what the putter head would feel like) are up in the “F” range. The lightest in the “C” range.

      Reply

      Lynyrd

      3 years ago

      I appreciate the the ad effort that you all commit to your club tests.. Best in the industry.. Yes, I’m setting you up a bit. I don’t agree with the base premise of your Mallet test.
      I don’t believe that comparing Strong Arc putters to Face-Balanced putters to provide for a credible ranking. They are too different and intended for two completely different putting strokes.
      I realize that separating into three categories, F.B., Slight, and Strong Arc would become too unmanageable for the “Slight Arc” putters, but, it would seem Face-Balanced or High MOI putters in one comparison category would provide a more defined grouping. The other, “Mid-Mallet” would include Strong-Arc and most Slight Arc putters.
      I understand that Slight Arc putters end up in both, as an example the ODYSSEY 2-BALL TEN S vs the EVNROLL ER8V would be High MOI vs Mid respectively. Granted some such as the TOULON SEATTLE are more difficult to categorize., but I believe it not only more clearly defines the Putters, it properly targets the manufactures intended audience.

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      Rene

      3 years ago

      Sounds like a most wanted putters for stroke type data analysis is needed. Similar to most wanted drivers by swing speed.

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      Jonathan

      3 years ago

      That sounds like a great idea. I would love to see the data separated by stroke type

      Jonathan

      3 years ago

      Here is the estimated Slight Arc Putter Data. Paste everything below into Excel to view more easily:

      Putter Rank 5 ft 10 ft 20 ft Total
      Odyssey 2-Ball Ten S 1 0.29 0.19 0.24 0.72
      EvnRoll ER8V 2 0.33 0.19 0.05 0.57
      Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham 3 0.40 -0.15 0.24 0.50
      Ping 2021 Harwood 4 0.00 0.23 0.23 0.46
      Toulon Seattle 5 0.03 0.16 0.28 0.46
      PXG One & Done 6 0.29 0.12 0.01 0.42
      Ping 2021 DS 72 7 0.07 0.16 0.12 0.35
      TaylorMade Spider FCG 8 -0.12 0.30 -0.36 -0.17
      XXIO Full Milled Mallet 9 -0.12 -0.04 -0.17 -0.33
      EvnRoll ER11V 10 -0.42 -0.07 -0.09 -0.58
      PXG Blackjack 11 -0.23 -0.26 -0.17 -0.66
      Scotty Cameron Phanton X 5.5 12 -0.31 -0.67 -0.39 -1.37

      Bob

      3 years ago

      How is a putter Magnificent from 5 feet and 20 feet yet totally sux from 10 feet??????

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      Garrett

      3 years ago

      Agreed. I think a great deal of these rankings is based off of imperfect human beings. I love what mygolfspy is trying to achieve, but gotta take this with a grain of salt.

      For what it’s worth, we should all be playing with arm-lock or broomsticks anyways :) .

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      Tony

      3 years ago

      Agree totally correct you are!

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      Drew

      3 years ago

      I like the Wilson but wished it had removable weights to deal with slower/faster greens.

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      Parker

      3 years ago

      It would be interesting to compare performance of one putter over several versions to see if there is actual improvement in design.. (i.e. Odyssey #7 performance head to head with last 5 versions)

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      Bucky CC

      3 years ago

      Were the three Odyssey putters tested all the Stroke Lab versions? I know there was a difference in Stroke Lab vs regular shaft for the blade testing.

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      Pete S

      3 years ago

      Was just about to ask this same question. :-)

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      Gene

      3 years ago

      I believe on their podcast No Putts Given, the MGS staff Indicated that they will release this information regarding stroke lab versus regular shaft!

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      Cory Frazier

      3 years ago

      Does any company offer long putters anymore? All of the models I see are 38” or less and I still putt (unanchored) with a ping 1/2 Craz-E 50” and would love to try many/any of these in a long putter model.

      Am I just SOL? Is there a way to get fitted into a long putter or will I be forced to either keep my old one forever or completely change the way I’ve putted for 24 years?

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      Tom D.

      3 years ago

      Check with L.A.B. Golf – they do broomstick putters.

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      Brad Walters

      3 years ago

      I probably missed it, but is there a chart showing the putters performance data? Thanks.

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      Deuce

      3 years ago

      Interesting with the Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham., that it performed extremely well at 5 feet and 20 feet, but poorly at 10 feet. Would you venture a guess as to why the discrepancy?

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      Max R

      3 years ago

      What ever happened to Odyssey’s #9? I have an old one with the original White Hot insert. Would have liked to see newer versions of it but it seems the one putter most closely aligned with their main ambassador Lefty, has disappeared.

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      Rich

      3 years ago

      Hey MGS,

      I did a putter fitting in January, fitter said my ideal toe hand was at 32 degrees. What would be the best way to research this from your testing? Both blade and/or mallet?

      I get the straight and slight arc deal, but I guess I’m in the middle?

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      Fozcycle

      3 years ago

      How does a putter go from First to almost last two years later? i.e. Tommy Armour Impact No. 3

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      Tony Covey

      3 years ago

      Hey Foz (and others)

      The new TA #3, isn’t the same putter that has finished first in the past. Same name, not exactly the same putter.

      Dick’s Sporting Goods made several changes including a new two-tone topline color scheme, a new face insert with a new milling pattern, and some changes to the shaping of the fangs. The swing weight of the new model is also slightly heavier as well.   

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      Mg

      3 years ago

      Thanks for the question, I was wondering the same thing. I bought the TA3 on the way home after a putting lesson where we revamped grip, stance., my entire putting stroke. Needed a face balanced putter ASAP to start practicing….been in my bag ever since. Went from a 8.6 hcp to 5.6 hcp with the lesson, new putter, and Putting Tutor training aid. Good to know the new version is different than my model.

      Rich

      3 years ago

      Tony,

      Were they minor changes or more substantive?

      Based on what you are saying, they seem somewhat minor, but apparently they weren’t and they really messed up a good thing.

      Fozcycle

      3 years ago

      Thanks much, I still use mine from time to time, but keep gravitating back to the EVNROLL E6R

      JAS

      3 years ago

      Choice of putter is personal and based on line of sight and feel. Amateurs especially could use a dozen different putters with little change in effectiveness. You need a consistent putting stroke. So find a putter that feels good and best alignment aid for you and stick with it. The only difference being that you have a hobby of collecting putters.

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      Charlie

      3 years ago

      Evnroll wins again. Best strokes gained from 5’ and 10’, and still good from 20’. And you still haven’t tested one with the Gravity Grip. I’m very disappointed.

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      Bruce

      3 years ago

      Try reading the chart again. Wilson beat it from five and it was last out of the top five from 20 feet.

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      LeRoy

      3 years ago

      Were any of Armlock putters looked at in this review? If not, will you be doing a comparison sometime in the future?

      Reply

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