Are you on the market for a new putter? Perhaps you are considering one of PGA level?

  1. You want to use clubs that are of the same level as the world’s best players.
  2. Your current putter did not live up to the hype. The salesman who recommended it clearly knows nothing about golf.

Or

3. One can never have too many putters. If the money is available there is always room for one more.

The reason for your purchase does not bother us in the least bit. We have had the joy of being able to try some of the best putters on the market to find one that we could fully back.

Putting is ultimately about performance. Putters are judged on the results that they are able to deliver for the golfer. This is the angle that we approached this task.

In A Hurry?

As much as we love this beautiful game and the PGA. We will be the first to admit that reading about putters is not the most exciting bit of it.

Some of us just want to know what gear is working so we can get on with playing. We can appreciate that.

Based on our top picks, we have undertaken the difficult task of finding the number one choice.

Factors such as pricing, performance and how practical it was for a beginner to use were all considered.

Our winning putter is Titleist Scotty Cameron 2018 Select Fastback 2 Putter

This is an improved version of a great predecessor. It is a perfect all-round putter. The Fastback 2 putter has been used by professionals to great success since it was released.

This is the same success that the previous version had. It is a putter that is built based on the feedback of top golfers.

You will find a more detailed review below.

Our Test Winner After 40 + Hours Of Research:

​Titleist Scotty Cameron 2018 Select Fastback 2 Putter

Our Honest Star Rating

Why is it the BEST?

  • A much improved designed of an already excellent product.
  • It is a steady well-crafted product.
  • The weighted head has a great effect on keeping shots straight.
  • The putter is widely adjustable.
  • Developed based on feedback from professional golfers.
  • Evenly Balanced.
  • Perfect weight.
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185

REVIEWS CONSIDERED

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HOURS RESEARCHING

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PRODUCTS COMPARED

Our top 5 Best putters in PGA

The first step was to figure out what putters were used by the most successful golfers in recent years. This is always a great indicator of how good they are. However, we did not want to be naive enough to assume that skill had very little bearing on the matter.

Professional golfers could make amends to tools, or play well enough to make poor or average tools appear good. We all know how they say that a “poor” workman blames his tools. This is one of those cases.

A good workman will make a “poor” tool appear to be a world-beater. Our testing process would involve taking these potentially incredible tools and seeing how well they would perform in the hands of a regular golfer. Most of our readers are average players who are still honing their skills. We wanted to make sure that the putters we chose would be good for their level as well.

Most good putters do not come cheap. Picking the wrong one can be a costly mistake. This is one mistake we would like to make sure that you do not have to deal with.

1. Titleist Scotty Cameron Select Fastback 2 Putter - TOP PICK

​Titleist Scotty Cameron 2018 Select Fastback 2 Putter

Our Honest Star Rating

Any list of great putter that does not include a Scotty Cameron is incomplete.

The range has been netting a lot of price money for a while for top golfers.

Not on its own of course.

. It has played a key role as part of a good set of clubs used by a skilled golfer. What makes it so special?

It was created based on the constant reviews and feedback from some of the best golfers in the world.

The result is a high-performance line of putters. This is a plumbing neck putter that was added in 2019. It comes onto the market as a follow up to the previous model that was released just a year earlier.

The changes made were based on recommendations of professional golfers over the years.

When you hold it in your hand, it has a steadiness that just makes you believe you can pull the putt off.

There is a single shaft of offset that connects to a round mid-mallet. There was also an effort to make this a little thinner as well. The face weight was reduced ever so slightly.

The loft is 3.5-degrees. The lie is 70-degrees. You can purchase the putter in 33”, 34” and 35” lengths.

These weigh 40 grams, 30 grams and 20 grams respectively. The head of the putter is made out of stainless steel with aircraft aluminium face-sole technology.

For a grip, you get a matador that is midsized at 11”.

To create more shot control the perimeter of the head is weighted. It also looks larger, which will always go a long way in inspiring confidence as you prepare to execute your shots.

There is also increased forgiveness for those slight mis-hits.

An HONEST Review

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Pros

  • A much improved designed of an already excellent product.
  • It is a steady well-crafted product.
  • The weighted head has a great effect on keeping shots straight.
  • The putter is widely adjustable.
  • Developed based on feedback from professional golfers.
  • Evenly Balanced.
  • Perfect weight.

Cons

  • On the pricier end of the scale.

2. TaylorMade Golf Prior Generation Spider Putters

TaylorMade Golf 2018 Spider Putters

Our Honest Star Rating

TaylorMade has consistently delivered top of the range putter.

You only need to look at the top-performing ones to realise just how well they are doing in this niche.

The Spider Putters are no different.

They are designed to deliver that Tour-proven quality that we have often just seen with professional golfers.

You are in good company. Mc Illroy, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson are some of the top players that have used this putter to great effect.

Although we cannot make guarantees that your performance will be at that level.

We can safely say that if it is not, it may not be the putters that are at fault. It is worth mentioning that these are not identical to the ones used by the esteemed players that we mentioned.

The differences are largely negligible. For one, you will find that your putter will have an alignment line, which Rory and others’ wouldn’t need. It’s certainly a feature that makes this one more user-friendly.

The most exciting feature on this is the pure roll insert. It works to improve your ball’s forward roll on all sorts of surfaces that you will encounter on the golf course.

The 45-degree grooves are coupled with a soft layered polymer that enhances your topspin. These features create a suitable path for your ball when going for a putt.

They also ensure that the ball maintains that chosen path when the shot is executed.

You will be pleased to note that you can get these for both left and right-handed golfers.

The colours available include Tour red with a slight line, Tour platinum, Tour black and Tour red. Sizes range from 33” to 35”.

AN HONEST REVIEW

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Pros:

  • Very beginner-friendly putter.
  • Improves your contact at MOI (moment of inertia).
  • Incredible roll on each putt.
  • Widely adjustable.
  • Has a well-balanced grip and feel in the hand.

Cons:

  • Some users have found it to be too light. This is largely down to preference and somewhat misplaced expectations.

3. Odyssey Red O-Works Putter

Odyssey 2018 Red O-Works Putter

Our Honest Star Rating

Odyssey market this putter as providing unmatched roll.

Well, we will be the judge of that.

It was designed with the average player in mind.

There is certainly more forward roll generated with each stroke. This is a feature that is popular among tour players. It is courtesy of the Microhinge insert technology.

The Microhinge insert has two key features that work to this end. It flexes and rebounds on impact which results in topspin and a faster roll. There is also a Thermoplastic Elastomer Inner Layer.

This gives the putters a softer feel that the brand has been synonymous with for years.

For perfect set up and alignment which can be done by a player of any level, you can rely on the Versa Alignment Technology.

The technology includes shapes that have been successfully tried and tested on tour. It makes it easier to get your aim and strokes just right.

This is a face-balanced putter. As a general rule, players that strike with straight back through their strokes will see the most benefit. This is not to say that it would not work for other techniques.

There are various styles that you can try out. A total of 12 are widely available to purchase.

The face style type is sold as either a Superstroke Slim 2.0 or a Winn AVS Midsize pistol. The former has counter core technology embedded in its design for backspin on the green.

Both have a high MOI. Sizes are available from 33”, 34”, 35” up to 38”.

AN HONEST REVIEW

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Pros:

  • Offers great balance on set up and shot execution.
  • Reasonably lightweight without giving away the feeling.
  • The magnetic cover is beautiful.
  • Gives you a soft roll that is also responsive.

Cons:

  • There is an extra cost if you want to have a super stroke counterweight with it.

4. Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach #1 Golf Putter

Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach 1 Golf Putter

Our Honest Star Rating

Cleveland Golf sought to merge the old with the new on this putter.

On the first impression, we can say that they have managed to do just that.

The entire collection comes with 6 shapes that have been tried and tested over generations.

They have consistently been found to be great for putting. These are shapes that have been staple features in golfing bags of golfers of all levels for a long time.

The putter’s coarse, diamond-shaped face is Precision Milled. It has a pattern depth that is about four times deeper than you would have encountered in the previous generations of putters.

You will note that there is an enhanced feel on contact with the ball. There is more friction between the ball and the putter which will result in more control of your shots.

The roll that you get with these once you get the hang of them is more consistent.

The surface of the putter is made of stainless steel. It gives you a softer feel. The softness of the material is such that it is easily malleable for ease of customisation.

You can make minor adjustments to suit your needs and the pattern of your stroke. The design is that of blade form. It has a plumber’s neck hose. It has a 70-degree lie, coupled with 3-degree loft.

The head weight is 345 grams. The grip weighs 85 grams.

You can purchase this putter in 33”, 34” and 35”. It is not a face-balanced putter. You will get the standard grip size on purchase.

If you would like to, you can then get the oversized one as well. There is a free headcover included with it.

The grip is made of blue rubber.

aN HONEST REVIEW

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Pros:

  • It has an incredibly soft feel when you hit the ball.
  • Great value for money.
  • The weight seems perfect for putting. It just feels right.
  • Great craftsmanship on the putter.

Cons:

  • The grip feels slippery and takes some getting used to.
  • The weight of the putter makes it more difficult for children and seniors to use.

5. Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 Putter

ODYSSEY WHITE HOT PRO 2.0 PUTTER

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If you are looking for a simpler putter, this may be the one for you.

The design has less moving parts, which will make it much more user-friendly.

It has a white face that was crafted with sound improvement, that of performance and feel in mind.

The heel and toe weight of the putter and well-positioned on the shaft to make it easier for you to feel each shot. 

This is achieved in combination with the full-shaft offset and the crank neck hosel.

The face is laser milled for a more precise feel on impact. This allows you to get good feedback on your shots to make adjustments as you may see fit.

The design is one that is tour-proven, as are the others on our list. It has a beautiful satin finish. If your game is not up there, at the very least, you will look the part.

There is also a white-hot insert at the front end of the putter.

You will get a branded headcover with your purchase. Golfers that putt with an arc will benefit the most from this one.

This is courtesy of the 2 dashes that offer a slight toe hang. There are other options that may be more suitable for other putting styles.

Each stroke will result in a true and consistent roll of the ball. The general advice is to allow yourself time to adjust to the nuances of the putter before you discount it.

It may take some effort to adjust to it if you have been using a different putter for a while. This is a face-balanced putter.      It is available in both left hand and right-hand variations.

The sizes available are 33”, 34” and 35”. You can also choose your preferred style between the #1, #3, #5, V-line and the Rossie.

The grips can be selected between a jumbo and standard one.

AN HONEST REVIEW

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Pros:

  • Good choices of grips to pick from.
  • Wide range of styles to suit varying preferences.
  • Comes with a headcover.
  • Beginner-friendly putter.
  • Great shaft length and balanced combination.
  • Great value for money.

Cons:

  • Has a very soft hit on the ball.

Best putters in PGA Buyer’s Guide 

We are now going to present you with some information that will show you some of the things that we considered when choosing the best putters in PGA. As you will already know, we looked at the level of success that each of the putters had when used by the top players at some of the world’s most prestigious tournaments. Beyond this, there are also some key elements that you should also be on the lookout for if you are to search for your own.

Best Grip for Putter (mid-size, oversize, jumbo or standard)

The grip that you use on your putt has a small effect on your stroke. Most players will either not notice this or simply not care. When you buy a putter you will usually get it with a standard handle. This is the most commonly used size across the world, at all levels of the game.

To find the right size start with a standard and work from there. When you are using your putter consider how it relates to the size of your hands. If you have larger hands, you may find that a handle that is too small will adversely affect your performance. When your grip is too small you will usually find that you develop a tendency to grip it too hard. If the handle is too large your swing speed is affected.

It will generally slow down. However, you will usually have more control over the club. This is probably due to the considerable effort that you would put into making sure that your hand goes all the way around it. If you can help it, start from the standard and work your way up until you find one that is just right for the size of your hand.

Types of putters

You will have noticed that there are all sorts of different sizes and designs for putter heads. They all have their virtues. Knowing what each of these is will help you make the right choice when looking to pick one for yourself. Putters are generally named based on their physical characteristics. This may be the shape of their head, the placement of the shaft or how certain features have been ingrained into them.

Center Shafted

The centre shafted putter is named based on the position of the head at which the shaft connects on the putter. In this case, the shaft is linked to the head in a central position. Hence the name. It is a popular pick for close shots that are relatively straight. You have good control of the direction and the weight of power that you can put into it. If you just need to knock the ball in the right direction, this is the putter for you.

Mallet

The mallet was designed to mirror the design of a club that is used in croquet. It was therefore named after it. As with other mallets, it is somewhat hammer-like in shape. They have a larger sweet spot than most other putters. The mallets are usually holed out and weighted on the end that will make contact with the ball. It keeps them lightweight, devoid of any excess material. They are usually the go-to putter for getting a ball from one square to another in a straight line.

Offset

An offset putter is named based on the deliberate misalignment or offsetting of the shaft from the head of the putter. The shaft would either be curved away from the head or simply connected at an angle. The angling is facilitated by the presence of a kink or plumber’s neck. This places your hands ahead of the putter at all times. The idea is that if you hands lead, your natural motion will result in more accuracy than you would otherwise get.

Onset

The Onset putter is the opposite of the offset one. This is where the connection of the shaft is such that there is a clear view between where you connect with the ball and where the shaft it. It is another method that delivers great accuracy. This is due to the fact that it places your shot right within your eye line. It gives the golfer better judgement on point of contact between the ball and the face of the putter.

Face Balanced

This is one of the most sought after features of putters. The face balance refers to the spread of the weight across the face of the putter. A face balanced putter is one that has an equally spread amount of weight across it. This is something that you can easily judge by placing the head in your hand.

As far as putting is concerned, a face-balanced golf club is easier to control and judge than one where the weight is not evenly distributed.

Toe Weighted

A toe weighted putter is one that is heavier on the toe end of the head. When you strike a ball with this putter it has a “barn door” effect. This is when the lighter end flows behind the heavier end in a swinging motion. This results in a change in direction. You can use this for working on curved shots.

Insert

Insert putters are putters that have their faces holed out and replaced with a material that is different from the one that is used on the rest of the head. This can be done in order to create a specific sweet spot effect on the putter. Some would prefer for this material to be particularly soft of particularly hard. It is down to the individual. Both variants are available on the market.

Cast

Cast putters have largely been phased out. The top players tend to dictate what most people will start to buy. You would be hard-pressed to find a professional player that is still using a cast putter in competition. In previous generations, they were widely used.

A cast putter is one that made through the process of casting. They are cheaper than most putters nowadays.

Milled

If you have a bit more money to spend, milled putters are the way to go. They are created with a single metal block that is ground down and shaped through the process of milling. Their advantage is that you can make them in all sorts of complex shapes if you would like to. They are known for the great feedback and feel when you play your shot.

Blade

Blade putters have been on the market for decades now. They will not be going away anytime soon. These are toe-weighted putters that have a fast shutting end that is unweighted. If you want to play an open-square-closed shot, this is the go-to one.

Final Words

We have considered 5 great putters in PGA. Our reviews of these putters presented you with some of the reasons why we think that these are wonderful. That is beside the fact that they are used by the top players in the world to great effect. We looked at some of their finest characteristics as well as the areas in which they could be better. Buying any of these putters will guarantee that you have a great iron for your putting shots.

Our buyers’ was written to feed the more curious minds. Those that would have wanted to know what things are or why they are the way that they are. In this case, we focused mainly on the sort of putters that you can get on the market. You would also have learned about the handle sizes for your putter. You can confidently use these details to search the market for the ideal putter for you. You could also use it to ask the right questions when shopping for a putter in a store.

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