We all know your putter is one of the most frequently used golf clubs and plays SUCH an important role in the score of every game you play.
many golfers underestimate the value of a high-quality putter and don't know how to choose the right putter for their stroke and their game.
Tour pros, however, KNOW how much their putter impacts their score. And many of the best putters of all time have been designed with feedback and input from the best players in the world.
Putters come in a wide range of styles and colors, with features and designs to suit every taste and improve every game.
No one putter is the best for every golfer, but our list of the best putters has something for every need, every style, and every level of expertise.Below you will find reviews of 8 putters, but here are our top 5 putters at a glance:
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Here Are Our Top 8 Best Putters of All Time:
- Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 Putter (Best Putter Of All Time)
- Cleveland Satin Elevado Putter (Best Forgiveness)
- TaylorMade Golf TP Ardmore 2 Putter (Best Roll)
- TaylorMade Golf Spider Putter (Best Design)
- Scotty Cameron Putter Newport 2 (Best Premium)
- Odyssey 2018 Red O-Works Putter
- Odyssey Red Ball Putter
- Bettinardi Golf BB29 Putter
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1. Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 Putter
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The Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 Putter has an updated version of the White Hot insert for their classic blade head design.
Carry on reading below to find out why this is our #No. 1 Top Pick Best Putter Of All Time...
The White Hot insert has improved the sound and feel of the putter, with laser milling for a tight tolerance that gives consistent performance throughout the face, imparting excellent spin and roll.
It has a full shaft plumber's neck offset and balanced heel/toe weight distribution that aids in alignment and increases forgiveness.
The black finish reduces glare and improves visibility, and adds durability.
While some golfers have trouble adapting to it, you can choose between a standard and a jumbo grip, which will allow you to find your style.
The grip has clear markings on it and is quite comfortable.
The White Hot Pro 2.0 line also comes with Odyssey's innovative EyeFit system.
The dashes on the bottom of the putter allow you to register your eye position at address and fit yourself into the hosel style putter that works best for your eye position.
Apart from the fact that this putter will allow you to create a better impact on the field, the Odyssey 2.0 has an attractive industrial look, inspired by the Gun Metal PVD.
It's a simple, effective solution for golfers who haven't been professionally fitted for a putter to make the best choice for them.
hi guys it's Rick shields down here are the beautiful so the upbeat Golf Club and I thought while I'm here on some beautiful greens I've got to do some photo reviews so I've got the brand new obviously old works put the reins to try but you got three different styles technology and all of them are the same but three different styles that might suit different players eyes completely I have mixed opinions on all three of these styles I'll try to explain that through the video and I'm going to hit some shortish pork some longer pots give you an idea of the feel it's quite a lovely technology packed into these putters which is is quite crazy idea but if it works it works what you called micro hinge face insert and on the face there are these little hinges tiny little micro hinges and apparently that's supposed to cushion the contact also it's helping as a slight springing effect and it gets the ball rolling quicker sudor of the holy grail for putters if they can get our ball rolling quickly without skid they've cracked it this is obviously a latest attempt at doing that so on the face is these a little tiny black that will do on metal kind of little silver hinges that you can see on the face and they're not they're not to folks this is like a little dots if you don't if you look straight up it just like little half rounded at the bottom little specks on the face it's a facing insert I feel should be quite hard because it's metal but you're on initial testing I'll hit some now all skills if you do get that feeling of spring this first one I'm trying is the actual one wide which is the putter of obviously I've used the most recent it's the very classic looking shape but it goes back a long way the bursar technology on this is incredible I love the versatility on this black-white-red the comp the contrast between the colours is simply makes the lineman lining or stunning it looks phenomenal let's see if that actually works if I can hold some ports I'm not expecting to hole every single one of these like I said the blacks top the white middle the black back and then a red line going across the middle of the putter which makes that line so easy to aim hey presto and it like it's just initially it feels so soft soft to put the face I didn't expect that I felt like this Tufts of face was going to feel really hard now whether it's going to live clean it's going to revolutionize foot in it's a little bit of a bold statement but it does feel nice off the face let's try and rock another one in so finally alignment on that so easy just caught the edge I feel like I can aim that really straight I'll go one more with this one wide r1w stay up so this is a third I'm just testing this in the 34 inch filter and it has got a super stroke mid slim grip on it which I like that fight with thicker grip on the handle they were three good pots to hold one slightly or looking at catching the edge but three really good and I did feel like I could line up with the black white and red of been my three favorite colors anyway with that contrast I found that really easy to aim I did honestly and oh by the way something I didn't mention I don't know I didn't the head covers are cool very very cool it's got this almost PVC type material with the obviously stitching and the same Callaway epic driver head cover underneath with this kind of silvery material Rory is using a pasta like this I just don't know what actual style he only used it last week and it's not playing this week so I'm not sure what the style is is using let's go to one of my favorite ever put the styles and this is the two ball I used to love the two ball when I was younger I loved it but certainly when when they had the almost too soft the ball cover on the facing so I loved it so the idea was a two ball to light two balls in the middle of the head which line up with the third ball which is your ball that you bout to it makes it very easy to line up I think this one's slightly easier to line up because it's got the real blackness of the head now and the why circles really pop out at the top of the head this again is in 34 inch you've got the same micro hinge insert on the face now don't feel quite as confident lining that up let me just step away and do that again doesn't seem quite as easy I reckon they could have stuck a bit more versa in this weather a red line straight down to light the two circles would have helped gone in so I can't complain go again take it all back I take it all back it is easy to line on now I don't feel quite as super confident as I did with the one wide if I'm honest let's go one more the two more can it get through out through that pace let that down then a little bit too slow and pace like that drop into that on top left lip so that's the two balls same technology just not as much versa on that ie the contrast between the black the white and the red on the head now we move into a style there's a little bit different in both respects that the top of the is Malik Tata with the two red lines and the white and the red on the back on the outside toe and the heel three red dots in the middle this is actually number seven but this is the tanks version so it's account to balance putter there is a weight in the end of the club it's a longer put there only thirty five inches but you can definitely feel it's more counterbalance that weight is much more prominent over this side as it is towards the head as well the idea light refers to grip down a little bit further on it it's supposed to balance the putter out slightly more this to me seems very easy lineup just from those two red lines and the contrast between the white and the black it's got two out of three to beat good score so far that feels very easy to line up that seems dead straight yeah that seemed dead straight very very very easy to light up this one I actually like the feel of this Roenick I like the heaviness of it this one is a face balanced so the rest are up so it should suit slightly straighter stroke both of those to a face balanced lots both in this one is an assist oh hang yeah till hang down via one wide books one one right tank can it get three out of three that seems so easy so idle I love the black the white and the red there we go could it get throughout three this one seems the easiest for me to line up so far this then the one wide and then the two ball but can the scores in fact something bit forward there can the scores showed up it's just meant to be every one of them is two out of three I just I tried this pot with some long shots as well and got a real nice feel off the face I got that I did get out a little spring and I don't know whether it's psychological if someone said to me that insert was a soft inter I would go without seeing it I'd go yeah I completely agree with that when I look at it it makes me think it's going to be hard just because of the look of the actual hinges they look hard but soon as I hit it they just come off so soft I absolutely love deserts of Technology I love it when I say tech not technology it's not to knows it's just a paint job on top of the pasta I absolutely love that certainly in this model the seven and the one wide and that there are other models as well it really pops out enormous ly I actually really like this one I was way into all the one wide but I think I might try the tank on the golf course a few times see how that feels a seven tank that felt so easy to line up it was on real as always guys don't forget you've got to try these posters yourself I'm just giving my opinion over it so while I'm out here with sunny beautiful evening like testing clusters that's not an easy thought lengthwise Holden expect to hold as many of those but throughout through every putter is pretty impressive me I'm just trying to get that line as straight as I can get it so if I can't I put the straight and hit that middle I know it's going to have a chance to go in in guys like watching hoping you enjoyed the video if you have quick thumbs up comment below what you think about the new versa range you impressed or not too fast and what you think about the new hinge micro hinge technology the cork some great names on it at least it's not an epic putter guys legs large in do subscribe if she's not doing I read about clicking big red button a lot for theme soon thanks for study that beach let me come down here and do some filming and thank you sunshine a lucky
Now, welcome to the the actual detail of the review - where we dig in a little deeper. Below you will find out top picks, why we liked them and the pros and cons of each.
Within a few minutes you should have a fairly good idea of which putter is best suited to your needs and be confident making a purchase.
2. Cleveland Satin Elevado Grip Putter
Our Honest Star Rating
The precision designed Cleveland Golf 2135 Satin Elevado Putter has a lot of improvements.
The sightline is highly visible at the address and raised 21.35 millimeters off the ground to align perfectly with the center of the ball, whatever your eye position.
The 2135 satin line has milling that is three times deeper, with customized patterns for every putter.
The milling pattern is designed to improve accuracy and give more distance to off-center hits while improving speed control.
This mallet style putter has a heavy 405-gram head, so the counterbalanced grip improves the swing weight and provides excellent MOI for this putter.
The face balanced head and single bend heel hosel make this a good choice for straight-through or slightly arcing strokes.
The Cleveland Oversized grip is weighted to counterbalance the head, so it feels great in the hand and helps to smooth out the stroke.
The Elevado already made a splash with the innovative raised sightline that improves accuracy, and the Satin upgrade has the improved milling system to provide more speed control.
This bundle with the counterbalanced grip makes for a complete package in an incredible putter.
golly some going look at that [Music] Pavin plotters with zach hello Zach how's it going good thanks Walt have you got for me so we've got the 21:35 satin putters this is the second-generation TFI putters if you were familiar before they were black with a copper face we've updated the looks they look a lot more game Abul I guess so the other thing too is that we've still got the 21:35 alignment line yeah if you're not familiar this is gonna give you perfect alignment on every every time you line up the putt so it's raised this slide isn't it on the base of the putter is actually a ball level is that correct yeah so what we found in our testing is that most golfers have their eyes either inside the golf ball when they address it or over the or outside the golf ball when they address it okay and what this does is it basically would give those golfers alignment lines either inside or outside which isn't necessarily lining up in the center of the putter face just playing with perspective exactly so if we raise that sight line now everyone's actually lining up the center of the putter face to the center of the golf ball okay so now we get an interesting face on this one because it's it's basically challenging how much of the face of all contacts in the middle compared to the outside which we've seen in other parties yeah this isn't necessarily new what we're doing here is we're normalizing the ball speed across the face so that no matter where you hit it within the hitting zone it's gonna go the same speed now like I said this isn't new but what is different about these is that every single model has its own face so we've got six different models here and each one has their own face and this is because each potter each putter has their own mo eye and CG properties so okay so that's interesting so in effect these faces you drop ball speed down say five percent from the middle mm-hmm so when you move away from your sweet spot strikes which may be drops ball speed by five percent then evens it exactly five percent off the face exactly is that this one with the more classic shape compared to this one with the two fanging bits yes Mac has a different face to try and make sure the ball speeds are consistent built around the mo I of the putter that is quite different not seen that before yes that's what Cleveland upbringing which is a bit more unique to the pudding table so the different parts of different names the numbers are the same sort of 21:35 is the model number yes that's well that's the product name is 21:35 satin the name of that particular putter is elevado we've got a 1.0 blade over here and then we've got a serial model I counted your half so we're named on the putters what does what is elevado that's one of those questions as I'm asking it I'm thinking I ain't gonna know don't ask it mark don't ask it I have a stick it's one of those ones so if this race is different to that face yes exactly kulap feels quite soft off the face is that what we're going for yeah so with that aluminum face cap and then also you've got the TPU layer below nice putt thank you it's gonna feel extremely soft and because it's kind of got a deeper milling pattern to optimize that ball speed rain or that ball speed yeah it's gonna feel extremely soft and I quite like this one with the shape that the lineup line so the shape of this one is quite fun it's kind of feels very stable the lineup line is unique the difference actually Wow it's hard to tell actually because I've not really putted with a putter with a lineup line there I mean it does kind of focus on the middle of the ball quite well doesn't it compared to the lower one which does feel like it can move subject to where you're stood exactly well they just don't go in look at that look at that [Laughter] so if we look at the point or the 1.0 again it's gonna give me the same feel of the face in if so even though the faces are different in theory I'm not gonna notice the difference between the two faces a lie not on putts that are in the center of the face as you take a putter like this one that's a little bit less mly yeah that milling pattern is gonna get a little bit more less aggressive out towards the toe yeah or the heel and so we'll feel firmer on off centre hits obviously because there's a little bit less of the window but that's what you get with an it blow my putter but because of that milling pattern now no matter where you hit it on the face it's gonna go the same speed I think you're talking Zack but I'm just having a putt I know right maybe I should stand your daddy [Music] [Music] you know that one hardener I do like that classic shape it's a little different obviously with the higher line up line I think for some people they're gonna have to get used to that it's funny because in the biggest shaped one here it kind of offends me less it gets in my eye less wear with the classic shape one I would have to get used to that I like this shape vest for me it does feel ridiculously soft and to be honest with you out of all the faces I've tried it's probably one of the most noticeable feeling of faces and I don't know if it's just because all the other company seems we've got much firmer in their faces nowadays where this one actually feels much softer than anything I've tried in the modern releases I like those what's interesting we've cleveland and putters is I just don't think they're in your head as a brand that you even associate with putters and when I put these in my hands you can see I put fire on whole parts of them and I actually feels quite nice it's just more a case of you going out there and trying it and actually reminding yourself that this company do actually make some pretty good putters the idea of having the face change for the different my the putters makes perfect sense to me as well first comments down below let me know if you use the Cleveland putter or not would you use one or not and if not why not let me know and if you do let me know what you like about them I quite like those the jury's out on the higher line I like it on the bigger models lot on some of the others gonna have a look at it and you go shop see what you think let me know as always to hit that comment section up and we'll speak to you soon [Music]
3. TaylorMade Golf TP Ardmore 2 Putter
Our Honest Star Rating
The TaylorMade Golf 2018 TP Ardmore 2 has a head made of skim milled 304 stainless steel, with a steel shaft for strength and durability, and an all-black PVD finish to minimize glare.
This face-balanced putter has a full shaft offset and weighs 352 grams.
The Pure Roll insert combines 45° grooves with a softer polymer, so it increases topspin and improves forward roll, helping your ball start and stay on the intended line, even across varying surfaces.
The fanged back and line guide system increase accuracy and stability.
The high contrast red and white finish not only looks fantastic, but it helps you envision the proper path and improve alignment.
It has adjustable sole weights, so you can personalize the head weight that is perfect for your game.
It is best for golfers who use a straight back/straight through putter stroke.
The Ardmore 2 took the golf world by storm and continues to make an impression year after year, as pros and amateurs alike use this putter to shave strokes off of every game.
This putter is famous for more than just its looks.
[Music] hey YouTube what's up just got back into town it's doing a little traveling for work and had a package waiting for me at the front of the house when I got in very excited I decided to pick up a new putter what I had been playing was no works Odyssey putter the one wide s I think that's that's what's listed down here I think that's how you would say it but it's a more traditional shape but with a wider a bit of a wider back on it which I liked what I really liked about it when I bought it was the weight it just felt like it was heavier down at the club head and it's counterweighted as well up top I don't know the ins and outs I just liked how it film and I had it regripped I have got the super stroke 2.0 so what it gave me when I felt that gave me was way more control how you come back and through and there wasn't a lot of twisting but as you might have seen in the first video something I struggled with and clearly part of it was my stroke and having feel you know going from slower greens and then get to a course that fast greens I really struggled making that adjustment more of it is my is me but having the heavier putter I found that I really had to take really short strokes to create the pace needed on really fast greens especially it was fast and downhill so what I wanted to try was just something totally new to me and that was to get away from the millet or the classic sheep and just try something different and I liked them it was a Mullen to the TaylorMade and that had kind of a rounded back fully rounded back on it that was different I typically was drawn to those I wanted to get just even a little further out of my normal comfort zone with it so I decided to pick up the TaylorMade from the TP collection the Ardmore - that has the things on it decided to get it in the red all red not with the white in the middle but the full red and with the L neck and the grip it comes with is it's the 1.0 pistol grip so not as not as thick as I had on the other one I got it today I took it out to the putting green tonight it is largely what I expected even a little bit better than I expected like I said when I liked with the extra weight I felt like that was more locked in for me this one it might be more prone to put to miss hit it I don't know it just something about being a little bit lighter getting up getting off kind of pendulum but I will say that out there I didn't really do that very much once if mentally I was clued in to how I where I wanted to hit it how I wanted to you know greatness make the stroke at the ball and I was focused I could do it and that felt that felt good and I liked how it looked out at the ball I liked the face it felt pretty substantial behind the ball but not too much and I think that has to do with kind of the cut out and the Fang I liked having these extra lines here along with the center one for for alignment and I really liked how it came off the face you know when you when you pure the ball off this you know I've seen some reviews and you know in some comparisons but how this wasn't necessarily the softest you know when it went head-to-head with other parts but I I felt like it was pretty soft and I was I was putting with the TP 5x so that not being a softest golf ball and then coming off the Lord more to here felt really good to me so it's gonna take some getting used to sort of even like going and tapping in plots work necessarily as automatic as I felt like you know I know how this works and I can control it it's all you know I think that's that's the key word control I felt like I had great control over that clubhead on this putter this one I'm gonna have to be a bit more thoughtful I think as I as I put it in the back but I suspect that you know playing faster greens playing weakened greens as I kind of think of them and the courses that I typically play or playing just nicer courses that have faster greens will pay dividends in the long run and it's also super cool and I like how it looks so we're gonna stick it in the bag and you'll hopefully see the course vlogs down the road where I'm playing with this guy so anyway just a quick update back in town I was able to practice I wanted to play the par-3 course that was there it's under the lights today but I didn't get there quite soon enough to get out I will probably be trying to get that up in the next few days times the par 3 course it doesn't appeal to me but for some reason right now it seems in my mind it seems like a really fun thing to do to get back out there and play that par 3 course for fast and you know just try to dial in the irons and make some putts so I think I'm gonna try to do that I'd love to play tonight because it's just kind of an added fun element to it but I'm and have gone out there during the day as well until next time be well talk to you soon bye [Music] [Music]
4. TaylorMade Golf 2018 Spider Putters
Our Honest Star Rating
TaylorMade Spider designs have taken the golf world by storm, quickly becoming a favorite among amateurs and pros alike.
The innovative spider design creates excellent perimeter weighting to improve off-center stroke forgiveness, while the sightline improves focus and accuracy.
It has a stainless steel frame with a lightweight aluminum body, supporting proper weight distribution.
The famous Pure Roll insert combines 45° grooves with a softer Surlyn polymer, to increase topspin and improve forward roll, so the ball starts and stays on the intended line, even across varying surfaces.
TaylorMade Spider Putters come with a huge range of options, with right and left-handed models, with and without the sightline, and with a range of hosels optimized for different stroke styles.
The groundbreaking TaylorMade Interactive putters add a whole new layer of interactivity and analysis to transform your putting and your golf game.
This putter uses Blast motion capture technology to capture essential stroke metrics, including time, tempo, speed, and rotation.
The accompanying mobile app tracks your performance over time, with historical charts and graphs, and even has training modules and drills to help improve your putting.
The app also uses video capture and video tutorials to help you analyze and improve every aspect of your putting.
The TaylorMade Golf 2018 Interactive Spider Putter is the perfect choice for a beginner, or for anyone who wants to improve their putting.
hi guys it's Rick shields down here at Qwest Golf Academy here on the Prairie sports though is putting green and I've got Jason days footer and I mean this is a carbon copy of Jason Day sport so this is the Taylor spider tour the Jason Day edition even on the head cover he's got the Australian kangaroo Jason Day now I reviewed going back about six months or so now the red spider putter that came out limited edition they were claiming that with Jason days footer it wasn't there was differences it had a sight line and the neck was huddled straight into the club sorry I don't know has all the shaft went straight into the club head now this one this design is Jason day's putter it is red for the red back spider so he liked the spider and when I think telling they give him the option of a color he thought well red back spider Australian why not give it a go he wanted the sight line taken off and I've not used the putter for many years unless it was a complete blade without a single bit of sight line not on a mallet putter anyway so there's not a single bit on top to help you but this is what Jason Day played with when he got to world number one the black in the red I think it's a really awesome contrast it's got perimeter weighting with the weight on the toe and the heel like I mentioned before it's actually got a slight hosel which sits in front of the face to help with the hand slightly being forward of the clubface that address impact and it's got the the pure roll grooves on the face again a lot of these photo companies now are looking for off-centered hits how they can still maximize performance let's give this a roll no she's got quite a thin grip to me I mean normally used to a sent a fatter grip but it's a conventional thin grip exactly should put it conventionally I love how it's it I just feels like it's it's a little bit flatter the lie angle feels like it's quite flat I'm actually not sure if that's the case but it gives me the impression it's quite flat and the bottom of the putter feels like it fits very flush to the floor you know I like that I'm not sure if I like the no lining up but so far everything else I'm a big fan of and I also really like the black and slightly black tinted shaft as well that makes it look unbelievably good the putter but I don't know if I'm going to hold a single put with this not the way I'm aiming if I'm honest take it all back put it in the bag it's not very confidence boosting cuz I can't tell where I'm aiming as my only criticism at the moment everything else it looks great does feel a bit flatter to the 35 inch putter so it's a bit long for me I'm normal at 34 and it's hardly any what it makes you do not actually actually it makes you focus more so it's more the fact the sight line and it says on the on the literature came of this is it it takes away the distractions makes you focus and let you know how it kind of does it makes me think about well actually aiming where am i aiming instead of it being just a guarantee with the lines it's in the back that feels great that feels so good off the face it actually feels flatter as in the angle of the shaft feels lower off center tells a tell you what it's got spring off the face your honor till we hit that sprung off the face that side oh I think I'm in love I love the red on it the mark red looks really really good that's four out of five are held if you've seen any other put two reviews I've done up there I don't think I've ever hold four out of five not from this distance feels really good that person up for first like the thicker handle well this is a carbon copy of Jason days footer I think every single aspect of this is exactly the same it's just that he's won more majors and he cut toward the boss I love our faucets it's to the floor feels like the bottom of the putter is very very flat I suppose on the fast greens that those guys play on they need it to be super super they can't afford to have any bumps and humps as the quarter goes back now this is also if my sources are correct I believe this is also the same for the Dustin Johnson is using but in full black I think I'm right in saying I don't think you have a sight line either and it's all in black Jason days sorry Dustin Johnson's also a world number one and then also John ROM is using the plots are just like this so three of potentially the hottest players of the last six twelve months of all the news in this cluster to some description either in the red the black site line or no sight line it's been an incredibly popular putter on tour those three guys have been rocking this with great success and I think I'll be rocking it soon I love it I love the feel of it I'll do someone puts as well in fact I'll do those after this one let's try some long ones up the hill here a fee for what it feels like kind of you the bigger pots the distance terrible for line that's the one thing I have find on the long report I'm really needing to use my eyes a lot more to see the line of the putter I love the feel off the face are such a nice spring off the face as I hit it let's go one more now I'm going to use my eyes a lot more for the line but once I've got it once I've got it ha ha ha it's pretty good it feels very good actually so I think I'm in love I think I'm in love with this put to the fact that tilling the field I've got to make sure is it I'm sure it feels like a flat Ally let me just check because a putter normally is about 70 70 degrees lying GLE let's see what this is does it actually show it the dew line no it's 70 degrees 70 degree angle and just feel flattered it just feels like it's got a flatter angle to it whether that neck has any influence at all I wonder if just the flatness of the face I can get it super super flat I really like it the feel is fantastic it has a little spring to it off-centered hits I found good performance I'm just I would just really have to use my eyes again for line the footer up way more than what I've had to do over the last few years with other footers but there's a point now it's almost like I'm tripping about the focusing focusing my eyes focusing my attention to the port rather let myself being guided by the footside laughs red spider red spider please don't bite me please don't hurt me look like love the feel of it love the performance of it I think this biz pedigree in the fact that's being used by the best player in the world and then that helps psychologically it helps weld it not and performance there I feel like should call me Jason Jason Johnson that work yeah Jason Johnson or dusting dusting day thanks watching I hope you enjoyed the video if you have click like comment below what you think of the red spider think it's limited edition I'm not sure this isn't going anywhere though I'm sticking this rate my Dolph bug oh it's got twist in my jacket ah thanks for watching guys subscribe like comment we'll see you next time sound here windy quest Golf Academy and the price wars putting green thanks watching we'll see you soon oh that's spider
5. Scotty Cameron Select Putter Newport 2
Our Honest Star Rating
The Titleist Scotty Cameron 2018 Select Putter Newport 2 is a legendary putter, that easily deserves recognition as one of the best putters of all time.
The stainless steel body and aluminum face inlay provide excellent balance and weight distribution.
The four-way side-to-side and front-to-back balancing keeps the putter square and flush.
Vibration-dampening material improves the sound and feels and gives solid feedback.
Slim top-line milling and a refined sight line give additional accuracy at address, and refined contours look sleek.
It has adjustable weights that provide superior counterbalancing and comes with a mid-sized Matador grip as well as a head cover.
This blade style putter is excellently balanced for perfect alignment, with heel-toe weighting and a plumber's neck offset hosel that will deliver incredible performance on both straight and arced shots.
6. Odyssey Red O-Works Putter
Our Honest Star Rating
The O-Works line from Odyssey has a wide range of innovative toe-hang designs for every preference.
The famous Odyssey red color gives great contrast and visibility on the green, and every putter in the line has excellent sight lines for great accuracy.
The black finish on the bottom adds durability. The textured Microhinge face inserts generate topspin to impart speed and spin.
The hinges on the Microhinge insert flex and rebound at impact for more spin, and the TPE elastomer inner layer gives a soft, responsive feel.
The mallet designs are well weighted, with wings for excellent alignment and line of sight. The face-balanced 2 ball design weighs 350 grams and comes with the Winn AVS midsize pistol grip. These putters come with a headcover.
The O-Works putters from Odyssey are famous for their excellent spin, with the unique Microhinge insert that controls spin and prevents skidding, while providing great sound and feel. The
se putters are top-rated by experts and a great choice for improved control.
The weighted wings on the Odyssey O-Works increase stability and MOI, with a micro-hinge face insert for better roll.
This putter gives great visibility, with a toe hang perfect for slightly arcing shots, and has been tested to have some of the best topspin in the game.
7. Odyssey Red Ball Putter
Our Honest Star Rating
The Odyssey Red Ball Putter has an innovative scope to guide golfers for perfect alignment every time.
It's a fantastic putter to improve your game, with the immediate visual reference that boosts accuracy and consistency in your putts.
It has the Odyssey red color and the White Hot face insert for a fantastic sound and feel, with great roll and speed.
The face-balanced mallet shape has more forgiveness and excellent weight distribution and higher MOI.
The Red Ball putter from Odyssey lets you know when you are perfectly aligned.
It's a great way for a new golfer to train their body mechanics to aim a putt correctly every single time, building the consistency you need.
8. Bettinardi Golf BB29 Putter
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Bettinardi makes legendary putters, and the BB series continues the tradition.
The Bettinardi Golf 2018-2019 BB29 Putter is made from a proprietary blend of soft carbon steel, for exceptional quality in manufacture and feels on impact.
It is a classic heel-toe weighted blade design, that weighs 350 grams.
The stealth black finish has a matte surface to reduce glare and improve aiming visibility while providing more durability than other finishes.
The Super-Fly face milling has a softer feel and improved accuracy. It comes with a premium quality deep etched corded Lamkin grip.
Bettinardi products are made in the US, just outside of Chicago.
Bettinardi putters are a premium piece of equipment, engineered to the finest detail, and the distinctive yellow and black design is a stylish statement to go along with these exceptional putters.
The BB29 has a streamlined blade design with a deeper offset and a rounded topline that perfectly frames the ball, to improve every aspect of your address.
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Our Winner for The Best Putter of All Time
The best putter of all time is the Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 #1 putter. This classic blade design has a short slant-neck hosel and half-shaft offset, with a scoop back and a dark matte finish that reduces glare increases longevity and looks great at address.
The head weighs 343 grams, with a standard 3° loft and 70° lie, and comes with left-handed and right-handed orientations, in 33-, 34-, and 35-inch shafts.
What makes the White Hot Pro 2.0 so special is the Odyssey White Hot insert. The White Hot insert has been tour-proven, with a multi-layered design inspired by the latest technological advances. The White Hot insert provides exceptional feel and performance, with great sound at impact. It offers consistency across the entire striking surface, for excellent feel and consistency.
Golfers love this putter for the fantastic sound, great feedback, and design details that improve your game at every level. Golf pros know that consistency and confidence are the keys to sinking putts every time, and the Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 #1 putter delivers in spades.
Best Putters of All Time Buying Guide
When it comes to choosing a putter, there is simply no substitute for getting professionally fitted. While many golfers get fitted for their drivers, irons, and wedges, many simply neglect getting fitted for a putter.
However, the putter is the club you use on every hole, and it's a piece of equipment that can dramatically affect your score.
For most golfers, the best strategy on the green is to reduce or eliminate the three-putt by improving both lag putting and short putting.
This means developing the speed and distance control to place your first putt within 5 feet of the hole, and that means consistency.
Getting professionally fitted for a putter helps you understand your stroke and your address, and choose the putter that fits your best so that you can hit your putts on the same part of the club face every time. Consistency at address is the simplest way to develop speed control, and therefore the best way to improve your performance and lower your score.
Talking about choosing the right putter, it all comes down to a few key features that you need to consider. The buying process shouldn’t come as a burden, and while you can feel pressure about whether you are on the right track, taking in consideration length, lie, stroke arc as well as the design of the putter itself will allow you to make the best decision.
If you can't get professionally fitted for a putter, here are some ways to help you better understand your needs, so you can choose the right putter for you.
How to Find Your Stroke Arc?
One of the most important aspects of choosing a putter is understanding your stroke arc.
To see your natural stroke, set up a putt with a ball and your normal putter. Use two lengths of masking tape or painters tape about a yard long, and place them parallel to each other, a few inches on either side of the ball, like a narrow channel.
Stand with your toes parallel to the first line of tape, and practice putting. When you watch your stroke against the straight line of the tape, you will see whether your natural stroke is straight-back-straight-through, or whether you have an arc to your stroke.
Pay attention to the degree of your arc, if you have one; the deeper the curve, the more you will need a putter to accommodate it. Lesser curves may not require it. A putter that is not face-balanced (moderate-to-high-hang) is the right choice for those of you with a semi arcing stroke. If you find yourself having a straight-back-straight-through putting stroke, the face-balanced putter may be the right choice to accommodate your needs.
For players that have a balanced stroke that combines straight-back and a moderate arcing stroke, putter with MOI is a great buy.
How to Find Your Lie
If your putts are inconsistent, you need to know whether they are consistently inconsistent. In other words, if you consistently strike the wrong part of the club face, your distance control is inconsistent and inaccurate, and you may need a putter with a lie angle that better accommodates you.
To see how consistent you are, spray some foot powder onto the face of your putter.
For common putters, the standard lie angle seems to be around 72 degrees, while certain manufacturers recommend an offset of up to 90. With a good lie angle, you will be able to find a proper energy transfer and make solid contact with the ball.
What you should know is that the lie angle is highly affected by the length – the longer the putter, the flatter the angle is. Drill some putts, and then look at the face of your putter. If your putts are tightly grouped on the center of the face, you have the correct lie.
If your putts are tightly grouped on the wrong part of the face, you need a different lie.
If your putts are all over the face, you may need to find a putter with a better length, weight, or balance, or simply need more practice to build consistency. Don't forget that it will be much easier to alter the angle if you use a hosel or a band to insert the shaft.
How to Find The Right Putter Length
The standard 34-inch putter is a great size for a man who is 5'10”, who has a distance of 32 inches between his knuckles and the ground, who stands with a 40-degree back bend at address, with softly bent elbows and his eyes over the ball.
If you have an unusual stand at address, with a different curvature in your back or bend in your elbows, or if you are much taller or shorter than 5'10”, or have unusually long or short arms, then standard club lengths may not work for you.
Keep in mind that an oversize or jumbo grip creates more options for comfortable hand placement on the club; if a putter is a comfortable size and weight for you, but the grip isn't big enough for your preferred hand placement, you may simply need to get a larger grip.
In order to figure out your length, we recommend that you use the adjustable sliding shaft method – if you find yourself standing closer to the ball chances are the putter is too short; on the other hand, if your eyes are inside the ball, and you are at a distance, it is too long.
Once you know your stroke style, and have determined whether you need an unusual length or lie, you have all the information needed to choose the best putter for your playing style.
It then becomes a question of features, designs, and personal preference.
How to Find The Best Putter Loft?
The loft is another feature that should affect your decision. Measured in degrees, it is the angle between a leveled surface and a putter face.
Without any loft, you wouldn’t be able to create impact and lift the ball out, while with too much loft you will not be able to control the ball, as it will bounce off in numerous directions.
From what it seems the standard loft is set between 2 and 4 degrees, while the ball and your standing position can change the loft once you strike. If you are going to play on fast greens, the loft is not as important as it is on a slower surface.
Whatever your loft is, you should try to maintain a neutral hand position, if you don’t want to mess it up during fitting.
How to Find The Right Putter Grip?
The only kind of contact you have with the putter is through the grip, which means that an inadequate one will lead to less efficient strokes and problems finding your standing position.
If you enjoy a pendulum-like stroke going for a fatter grip which will allow you to achieve more control, investing your shoulders and arms in, is a good decision. On the other hand, most beginners seem to go for a more convenient thin grip, which can be quite tough for those with weaker wrists.
A standard grip sits at around 11-12 inches with a flat front flange, while the angle at the putter face is set to 90 degrees. There is just one thing to consider – if you decide to go for a jumbo grip, make sure that such a putter can fit in your golf bag.
How to Find The Best Putter Head Weight?
While the head weight is not as important as the lie angle and the length of the putter, it still plays an important role when it comes to searching for the right fit.
A lighter head will work great for a fast surface, while the one that is above the standard of 350 grams seems to be better slower greens.
There is a number of putters that come with an adjustable head, but that shouldn’t give you much of a trouble, and as long as the shaft is not too stiff, you are good to play.
Golf Putter Key Characteristics
Golf Putter Head Shape
There are three main types of putter heads:
- Blade putters. A blade putter is slender and has a classic, traditional design. They are ideal for golfers with a lighter, more delicate touch when putting, and are best suited for straight-back-straight-through stroke
- Peripheral weighted putters. The classic peripheral weighted putter is the Ping Anser design, which distributes weight more evenly. These kinds of putters have a larger sweet spot and accommodate strokes that have an organic curve as well as straight shots.
- Mallet putters. These putters have a deep head design with a lower center of gravity. The large heads have room for various alignment aids, and they are highly forgiving for off-center hits. These are the best head shape for deeply curved strokes.
Golf Putter Balance
While it used to be true that the shape of a putter head almost always indicated balance and toe hang, that isn't always the case anymore. It used to be the case that large mallet head and high MOI putters were faced balanced, while small mallets and blade shapes were toed hang balanced.
Today, putter heads of any size and shape can be balanced in a wide range of ways, impacting the performance of a putter.
To determine how a putter is balanced, hold the putter out horizontally in your palm and let the head rotate to balance itself naturally. If the putter naturally rests with the face horizontally balanced, it's a face-balanced putter.
If the putter naturally rotates so that the head is tilted downward and the toe is pointed upward, it has some degree of toe hang.
- Face-balanced putters. These putters stay square through the motion of your stroke and are best for straight-back-straight-through stroke styles.
- Toe-hang putters. These are designed to minimize twisting through the motion of your stroke if you have a natural arc. The greater the toe-hang, the deeper the arc can be.
Golf Putter Design Features
The above features are necessary to find the golf putter specifically designed to match your body and motion when putting. Putters have many more features that affect your gameplay, but choosing these features is more a matter of feel, style, and preference.
For these kinds of features, it largely comes down to what different players like best.
Golf Putter Hosels
The hotel is the place where the putter shaft meets the head. Hosels are often part of the putter's balancing mechanism (for example, center shaft hosels are almost always on face-balanced, mallet style putters), but hosel bend and placement also influence your hand position and the eye at address, which is why many golfers have very strong opinions about hosels.
Here are the different types:
Heel shafted putters do not have a hosel. The shaft simply connects directly with the heel of the putter.
A center shafted putter also doesn't have a hosel but connects the shaft with the center of the head.
An offset hosel bends to place the shaft ahead of the face of the putter. This moves the player's hands ahead of the ball on impact, and many find it improves a straight-through stroke. There are several types of offset hosels, depending on the shape of the bend.
Double Bend Hosel
A double bend offset facilitates face-balancing and straight-through strokes, with very little rotation.
A short offset typically complements an arcing stroke and a toe-hang balance.
Plumber's Neck Hosel
A plumber's neck is a more angular double bend style, suited to soft arcs and straight shots, and often paired with mild toe-hang putters.
The onset of the hosel is the opposite of an offset hosel and is fairly rare. It moves the player's hands behind the ball on impact and has the advantage of complete visibility of both the ball and entire putter face at address.
Golf Putter Weight And Balance
The question of balance comes up again and again. Balance plays a role in the head shape, in the hosel style, and again in the overall head weight and shaft balance of a putter. Generally speaking, the putter weight affects distance control, but it also affects directional control. In recent years, putters have become heavier, because the greater weight improves stability and consistency.
Often these heavier putter heads are counterbalanced in the shaft to provide easier momentum and a more natural stroke. The balance of weight in the putter as a whole is measured in swing weight – a well-balanced putter doesn't feel as heavy as a putter with a heavy head and less counterbalancing in the shaft.
The right weight for you all comes down to your preferred feel, but here are some things to consider when choosing a putter weight.
It's all about distance control. Many people find that heavy putters perform better on short putts over lag putts, while light putters are better over distance.
It all comes down to the green. On a faster green, a heavier putter head provides more control over distance. Using a light putter on a fast green tends to allow the ball to move too quickly and get away from you. On a slow green, a light putter might be the better choice for distance control.
Weight and balance are primarily matters of how you prefer your putter to feel and move with you.
There is also evidence that different weights of putters perform better over different distances and on different greens, but no proven evidence that there are putter weights or swing weights that are consistently better than others.
Golf Putter MOI
MOI stands for a moment of inertia, and is a measure of a putter's “forgiveness.” A high MOI putter is a putter with a large head and large face, which reduces twisting and compensates for a golfer not consistently hitting the sweet spot. Generally speaking, slender, blade-style putters have the lowest MOI and require a golfer to have a great deal of control and consistency in their putts.
Larger putters with a heel-toe balance have a higher MOI, even when they weigh the same amount.
Golf Putter Inserts, Grooves, and Milling
Every putter has a face designed with some kind of feature to improve your game, whether they are inserts that affect how your putter contacts the ball, or groves and milling that control the direction of kinetic energy. Inserts, groves, and milling make all the difference in golf putters, with a staggering range of materials, features, and functions.
Generally speaking, inserts and milling are designed to do the following:
- Improve sound: The sound of the club hitting the ball may seem like a small thing, but it's incredibly important to the enjoyment and aesthetics of the game. Inserts allow manufacturers to fine-tune the sound of a putter
- Improve feel: Inserts affect how the ball feels at the moment of impact. They typically soften and smooth the feel without inhibiting the transfer of motion
- Distribute weight: Inserts allow a putter head to be soft at impact, with the weight distributed around the outside of the head, for greater stability and balance
- Improve roll and spin: Most milling and grove patterns are specifically designed to impart spin and roll to the golf ball. The more spin the club puts on the ball, the greater the directional accuracy
- Improve forgiveness. Many milling patterns are designed to broaden a putter's sweet spot or compensate for off-center hits.
However, every manufacturer has its own insert technology or proprietary milling pattern, so different inserts and faces perform differently and have different functions.
Some inserts are designed to reduce vibrations, some to impart more speed control, reduce skidding, and more. However, some inserts are simply better than others for accurate spin control, like the Odyssey Microhinge or the TaylorMade Pure Roll, and some milling patterns are simply better than others for speed control, like the Cleveland 2135 or the Scotty Cameron Newport 2.
Generally speaking, some golfers strongly prefer the satisfying sound of insert putters, while others feel like they get more accurate feedback from milled faced putters, and this is an area where every golfer has to try different things to find out what works best for them.
Fangs, spiders, and unusual head shapes
Fangs and spider head designs are variations on a putter mallet head. They distribute weight and provide longer sightlines, which can help some golfers improve accuracy.
Golf Putter Usability and Aesthetics
Todays' golf putters have a number of aesthetic and usability enhancements to help improve your score and their game. Here are some of the most significant differences.
Color and finish
Color and finish are primarily about how the putter looks to the player at address, but there are a number of functional aspects as well. The finish affects the durability and good looks of a putter and can reduce glare and improve visibility.
Recent years have seen the dominance of red putters, which provide excellent visibility on the green and give a great contrast to sightlines. There is also some color science to show that the color red improves attention, focus, and accuracy, so perhaps red putters are more than just fashionable.
Sightlines, guidelines, and dots
Many putters have one or more lines or dots on the top to help guide your aim as you golf.
The lines are aimed directly at the point where the ball should contact the sweet spot of the putter, to help guide your eye and aim. In fact, sight and guidelines tend to have the effect of guiding our aim even unconsciously, as the body reacts to what the eye is seeing.
In other words, putters with lines on them will affect your aim whether you want them to or not. For putters who naturally have a straight-back-straight-through stroke, sight and guidelines can be incredibly helpful at lining up your shot.
However, golfers with a natural arc in their stroke can actually tense up when dealing with sightlines, particularly if they are the long lines on a fang-style putter.
Their eye wants them to line the shot up straight, the way they are looking at it, but their body motion wants to naturally curve and arc, and this can create tension in the back and shoulders that can actually impair their putts.
For players with a comfortable arc in their stroke, a single dot or very short sightline on the top line of the putter can help them to aim accurately without causing tension.
For golfers who can consistently hit the sweet spot when putting, many find that choosing a naked putter with no guidelines helps to free them up from distractions, which actually improves their focus and performance.
Putter grips don't require as much traction and texture as other irons, because the swing and hand positions are so different.
There is an incredible variation in preferred hand positions when putting, and every player has their own style. Far more than just an accessory, a grip governs your connection with the putter and can give you a comfortable, natural extension of your motion.
There is a huge range of grips available, and they have the potential to shave strokes off your game. Here are just some of the different types of grips:
- Grip shapes: Grips come in round shapes, rounded square shapes, hexagonal shapes, and even oblong shapes that help your hand feel comfortable and natural on the putter
- Pistol grips: A pistol grip is a rounded oval shape, and is often preferred by people with small hands or short fingers
- Paddle grips: Paddle grips are oval shapes that are more tapered on one end, more like an egg. The paddle shape is often preferred by people with large hands or long fingers because they can lay more naturally
- Oversized and jumbo grips: Oversized grips are a great choice for people who hold the putter lower down the shaft than others, and jumbo grips provide extra cushioning for hand comfort
- Counterweight grips: Some grips have counterweights in them to improve the swing weight of a putter and provide a smoother motion to the stroke
- Corded grips: Most putter grips are made of some form of rubber or elasticized plastic. They have a cushioned, slightly grippy feel in the hands. Corded grips, however, have a cord material wrapped around the putter shaft, which can give better traction in wet weather or for hands that are prone to sweating. However, corded grips are less cushioned and many players find them less comfortable.
Putting is an all-too-often overlooked aspect of your golf game, and many players don't take advantage of the opportunity to improve their score and their playing experience with a high-quality putter.
However, a putter is a golf club you use on every single hole, and the right putter can take strokes off of every single game.
For new golfers, the right putter provides visual aids and information that can help improve aim and build confidence. For intermediate players, a good putter can compensate for off-center shots, and deliver consistency where it may be lacking in your game.
And for advanced golfers, the right putter is a trusted partner, allowing you to have the ultimate control over your putts and your game.
Today's putters have a wealth of technological advances, including next-generation materials as layered inserts, companion apps to coach and guide you, and scopes and sightlines to improve your aim.
Ignoring this important aspect of your golf game and taking an extra stroke on every green is unnecessary when a simple equipment upgrade can make all the difference. Investing in the right putter for your game and your needs just make sense, and it's better to do it now rather than later.
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The Most Iconic Putters Ever
welcome to our new golf that are putting oil here at golfbidder HQ in Chessington Serena we reckon this hole is pretty unique in the world of golf in that we might just have the biggest selection of Porter's new and pre-owned in the one place for you to come and test and try now there are more varieties of Porter's than any other golf club but looking over here I can immediately see the iconic ping answer Pro to know the answer accounts for over 500 Tour wins since 1966 including majors in the hands of the likes of Seve Ballesteros and more recently Bubba Watson the original answer was designed by Karsten Solheim on an old record sleeve his wife Louise said it was the answer to putting but they dropped the W in the word answer to make it fit on the project over here in our huge Scotty Cameron section we have another great Porter the Newport footer from Scotty Cameron now his original designs were all named after locations in California and after making a porter for better now ready for bernhard langer who won the Masters Scottie got his big break with Titleist in 1994 and their semi-independent Scotty Cameron for tightness relationship remains to this day probably the most recognizable put her on the market today is the Odyssey 2 ball it launched a revolution will it burst onto the scene lease in 2001 Odyssey placed two round circles each the diameter of a golf ball behind the putter face making it easier to line up now in October 2001 Paul Lawrie became the first touring Pro to win using a tube wall when he captured the downhill links championship it was the first week he had it in the bag and then through 2002 and 2003 one in every four putter sold was a two now this is the TaylorMade spider torpid are the hugely popular mullet of today and used by the likes of Dustin Johnson Jason day and even Sergio Garcia when he won the Masters it's a good example of just how much technology is in a Potter from alignment collar waiting big sweet spot moment of inertia or resistance to twist and a pure roll face insert designed to get the ball rolling end over end as quickly as possible these are just a few of the thousands of different polar stones we have here at golfbidder so come on down to our new putting hall try them all take your time and you might just find the perfect order to change your game for the better for me for now it's donal out
Best Putters I Gear Test I Golf Monthly
hi Mike Harrison golf monthly and you join me out here at the wonderful Don Pedro Old Course just outside of Villa Morra on the Algarve wonderful location and I'm here looking at best putters of 2018 of course there are so many different styles of putter on the market these days gone are the days of just having a heel-and-toe putter they all look the same there are now so many different designs from that classic heel and toe through to modern mallets some really futuristic designs out there all sorts of colors alignment aids everything like that really there's got to be something out there to suit your game so I've been testing all of the putters here on the lovely putt and green sand pretty quick putts out there set myself up three little stations there was a really lightning downhill right-to-left putt then I gave myself an uphill putt little left to right on that I felt that was not necessarily makeable but you really felt you could attack the putt there and then a short chase six seven footer a little bit of right-to-left break on it so really put all the putters through their paces okay first up is the even roll er7 putter now even rolls the brand that you may not have heard of but they've been making big waves it's the person behind her is Garen rife caused him as a man who created rife putters and his design is all about the face they call it the sweetest face in golf that's their marketing blurb but what it is is it it's about variable depth grooves and the idea is it keeps ball speed consistent across the face overhead out of the middle it'll go the distance you wanted to but equally if you hit it out of the toe or the heel it'll pick up ball speed because of the depth of the grooves you also got the grooves of parabolic as well which means they're slightly curved again that will help if you hit it not out of the center just getting it back on line faster next up a tried the Odyssey jailbird mini SS now this is part of the O works range Fratus e and it features the micro hinge face which is it's got a very very slight movement on it not detectable to the human eye it's meant to get the ball rolling and over end faster and I certainly felt that this putter did perform very well on all three of the tests I gave oh there are so many putters in the odyssey range and so many different color options this actually comes in a really stunning red color as well so many different head shapes and face inserts as well but I think the jailbird Mini is a real standout putter from Odyssey new from ping for 2018 is their vault 2.0 range our vault is the premium range from ping it's their most expensive putter that they do and it features a lot of really impressive engineering and design this is comes in a lovely stealth black finish it's the Piper model you can also get in a platinum which is sort of a guess a traditional silver look and also a copperhead as well which looks really really nice very simple white alignment aid on there and the key story really with pings vault 2.0 is the true roll technology they use a lot of companies are doing similar things and it really aims to maximize ball speeds across the face to ensure that consistent distance whether you get it right out in the middle or a little bit from the heel and the toe so then Scotty Cameron well would you say about Scotty Cameron he's obviously the world's most famous putter design a real craftsman out there in his studio in California and new for this year for 2018 is his select range he's upgraded it for 2018 selectors the more traditional of the Scotty Cameron putter ranges they're all sort of heel and toe style putters future of course is his other line and that featured some more modern designs some very high OMI designs as well and the sort of bigger mallets but these are the sort of more classic heel and toe got the three little cherry bombs in the back they're also got e trademark and this does look this is the new port - this looks absolutely fantastic if you like heel and toe putters you're gonna love this and the insert put into the main body gives a great field Scotty's worked very hard getting that vibration dampening to give you wonderful sort of feedback on putts of all distance next up we tested the TaylorMade spider tour now this really came to prominence when it was used by the likes of Jason Day and Dustin Johnson to win an awful lot of golf tournaments and money new for 2018 is an alignment aid on the top which I think it makes a massive difference that was one thing that I wasn't a big fan of I like an alignment aid on the top of my putter really helps me line the ball up well this is all about hi om RM oh I rather stop that putter twisting on impact it also features the pure rule pure roll grooves which were at 45 degrees and that's again to get that ball a bit of topspin on it spinning end-on-end the cleveland to 135 sat in putter range is a really interesting new range from cleveland it's really really competitively priced this this model which is the row is a hundred and thirty nine pounds and it was comfortably the the the best value putter the least expensive putter that we've tested today and actually really really liked it it's got a TPU in search of thermoplastic urethane insert in the face here and that gave an incredibly soft feel certainly on that slippery downhill right-to-left part the this was the putter that I hold two putts with and hit the rest of them really within tap-in range it's some high contrast alignment I found it a little bit fussy I have to say but it certainly did line the ball up well and you felt between the two lines there you really knew where you wanted to get the ball cleveland have this two one three five sight line which is exactly the radius of a golf ball no matter where you look down on it it does help with alignment but bettin Rd of course a really famous name in putter design and the new bettin Rd BB range for this year features this fantastic really really nice classy stealth matte black finish and then with a real silver eye catching bright green bright green and yellow sort of paint fit on there and a very bright grip as well really nice to look down on with that single alignment strike with that with the black line through the middle really liked that look really good frame the ball very nicely this is a mix of aluminium and stainless steel in this design and it did give really great feel and feedback one thing that better now have done with this BB putter it's the BB 56 is they've moved the center of gravity a little bit higher this year and again that's to try and get the ball rolling end over end faster for me a number of us have stood out for different reasons I think for just amazing looks and great design the Scotty Cameron Newport - just did it for me it is the most expensive putter it's three hundred and sixty-five pounds but as I said at the start I think a lot of people would think nothing overall would be prepared to pay that for a driver for a putter which you're going to use more frequently during the round it's a good investment I think it does stack up probably I won't choose this as my favorite because I'm not confident enough putter at the moment to just go with the heel-and-toe I feel like I need a little bit more help a little bit more MO I helped from a set of mid mallet or full mallet but certainly in terms of looks Scotty Cameron was a winner for me in terms of feel I really really really like the even roll putter that work that they've done Garen writes done with the face really really great feel off the pattern very consistent on the distance control whether you got it out of the middle or a little bit from the heel and toe again a really good-looking putter perhaps for me I wasn't super keen on the center shaft adoption which is something they've done I put in as a new option for 2018 I'd probably prefer a bit of a slant on the neck I found it a little bit confusing with the alignment age there's a little bit too much to look down on for me but say fantastic feel on it for value really there really it was only one winner and if you don't want to invest you know a huge amount of money in a putter then I think and it's still 135 pounds not an insignificant amount of money when you compare it to all the other putters in the test which were well over 200 pounds the cleveland TF i sat and i thought was excellent i didn't think i would really like the TP the feel from the TPU but actually was really good it is very soft if you like a firm a feeling putter and perhaps this knit one isn't necessarily for you but say 135 pounds that i was really impressed with this offering enjoy cutting as well with the TaylorMade and the bettin rd both bigger heavier mo eye designs felt really good really stable particularly on that sort of must make six footers but if I had to pick my two favorites and I really can't split it I'm afraid it would be the ping Piper the vault 2.0 series and the Odyssey Oh works jailbird mini both of them looked great I really do love the black paint finishes on and look really super classy against the white golf ball just really works for me I like the understated alignment aid there the line on the ping and just the three dots there on the Odyssey feel was great on both them if I had a favorite in the feel category was possibly the ping but that was just a fraction I really liked how the Odyssey sat behind the ball Gail it gave me a lot of confidence felt really great in the hand as well I think the that grip is absolutely perfect for the head size so with a putter you need to go out there you need to go and try a variety of and maybe work with a pro who can advise me on what's going to help with your stroke whether you need a little bit of extra help on those short putts or whether long-distance control is your thing that you need to work on there's a lot of great putters out there but you need to go and try them for yourself find something that suits your eye suits the stroke and also helps you with where you need to improve be at those must make six footers or getting it close from range but certainly go out and try and hopefully you'll be having fewer putts this season and shooting lower scores
Which Putter Will Work For You?
hi guys Peter Finch and I'm joined by Carl Morris for this last video in the lost art of putting series and we're going to be talking about put design and pre shot routine [Music] [Applause] [Music] guys make sure that you like the video and comment below pick my putter for a chance to win a copy of the book which Carl has kindly donated if you wish to binge watch this series you can click the link below or go into the description where the playlist is available so we have a little bit of a talk through about what design is gonna be best for you but first let's have a little bit of a chat through about pretty shot routine and pre-show routine is something that now pretty much every golfer is familiar with you know it's been talked about a lot but I really like your very quick insight onto this but then also maybe watch some of the best players in the world that you've worked with some of the variations that they might have or some of the differences that they have yeah I think the key thing straightaway is to understand that a pre-shot routine should be like the golf swing in the sense that it's very individual mm-hmm the best way to look at it though is that every pot that you ever hit is a unique creation okay you've never had this putt before and you're never gonna have it again ever right and every report that you've got has three parts to it there's what you think before you hit the port there's the hitting of the port and then there's a reaction to it now the only thing that you've got any control over really is the first bit and the third bit yeah the middle bit when the ball meets the club there's a whole bunch of things take over that determine whether it goes in or not that are not 100% down to you so actually my view on it is that is if you go out with the idea that you're going to execute as good a pre shot routine as you can you're gonna work on we've talked about in previous video you're going to talk about you're gonna work on your reactions so they're a little bit more supportive of your story rather than detrimental you're actually focusing on the two bits that you have 100% control over okay and when you do that actually you're creating the conditions for the middle bit to be as good as possible so you know you mentioned about players over the years in all of the players and I work with have worked with for a long time Graeme McDowell who won the US Open you know he was always a real big fan of with his putting what he would do we'd actually it actually go through his pre shot routine and then before he stepped into the port he'd focus on releasing his breath okay hey what sounds at the try thing to do there was there was a lot of bang to the book of that really in the sense that when he released the breath he said to himself being done all he could write he did program the computer he was kind of saying to himself I've done all I can for this port now was I released the breath he was just laying himself to any of the nice byproduct of that if you think about it if you focus on your breath and you release it there's a physiological response to that I'm gonna be potentially a little bit more relaxed the feel element comes into it what most golfers do is the opposite of that they're walking into and they stop breathing yeah she's never a good technique for anything really and so the other one I think that's that's interesting is practice strokes as well and I think some players tend to have the practice stroke at the side of the ball here one thing I would ask us the the viewers to play around with these is when you have your practice stroke do you feel feel actually better looking at the pot with what I call two eyes you're actually looking down the line you know Darren Clarke was an exponent of this you know he'd actually have his practice strokes here stood behind the ball looking down the line for a lot of players what that does is confirmed alive when you stand to the side you can potentially get a different view a distorted version of the line right I like that gonna be the golf course is full of people just get into the foots now go and then I release myself as I release myself to fate right no that was really really cool so guys we're just gonna have a quick look Apple to design to what might work for you as what so when choosing the putter there's a few different things that you need to bear in mind now I'm going to split this into the sections of the grip the length the lie of the club and also the club head design but let's start at the grip now a lot of players recently have started to favour a much thicker grip on the end of the handle now some people feel that that takes a little bit of control away from their hands that they can control the stroke a little bit more with the body which is absolutely fine but this is so much down to individual preference I play a quite large grip on my putter because I like the feeling that I don't have to use my hands too much that experiment around with this part of the club some people might prefer a much thinner grip than they otherwise might be trying now the second thing to bear in mind is the overall length of the putter now don't just go into a shop buy a 34 inch or 35 inch and think that's going to be suited for you try and get yourself fit if you can't go to a custom fitted for your putter there are online resources available to give you a rough idea about what you're looking for because the overall length of the shaft will help determine your posture but it's also going to help determine the lie angle on the putter now the lie angle on the putter is interlinked with the length however that is something that I would 100% recommend going to get fit for and the last thing that we're going to come to is club head design now the most important thing about club head design is that you can square this blade up to your target line consistently at the point of impact now in that regards it doesn't matter what the head design is it depends what that looks like to your eye and how easy is to line up however there are considerations to make when starting to choose head design now this is quite a classic blade design it's a better Nardi putter but it's really modeled on that classic ping answer now the reason that this putter works for many people is because it's very simple it's got very very clean lines however because of the mo eye on this putter is a little bit lower than some of the other models we're going to look at it is less resistant to twisting so if you hit it out the toe or out the heel that moment of inertia will be less on this putter that means the amount of energy transferred into your ball might not be as high as with some of the other clubs which means many puts may end up short or rolling off line so if you are a player that doesn't hit the center of the club that often this might not be the best design to you now this is the posture that I am currently using now this is more of a mallet headed design hi a moment of inertia but critically for me I find this easier to line up because of the alignment aid on the back of the putter so this is a bit of a dual bonus from I find this puts it easy to line up and it is more forgiving so on those off-center strikes it will actually find the pace a little bit easy and lastly this beast so this is the Cure rx4 now this has the highest mo eye of any putter out there on the market so if you hit this heel or toe it really doesn't make a massive difference you're still gonna get a very good transfer of energy yes it's big however I would recommend a lot of golfers probably more than you might expect to actually use a very high ml white putter at the end of the day pace is more important than line because of the width of the hole because of the size of the ball so if you can transfer the energy more effectively more consistently and if you are striking it off-center then a super high mo eye putter may do the job for you also the variation in this club is that shaft going into the center of the cup head rather than the heel again those types of things are very much down to personal preference [Music] right all done Karl once again really enjoying the whole series honestly that was absolutely fantastic and guys hopefully you've enjoyed all these videos as well make sure you show Karl some love by the book but also go into the description below follow very social media and myself if you do want to watch all the videos all in one time and you haven't already make sure you click the link above or go into description where that playlist is available I've really enjoyed film this series cards been great to spend this time with you as well hopefully you guys have you know found something useful from this and remember you might not be able to ever hit it like Rory but you can become an amazing Potter and if these videos have helped and if the book helps as well then that's absolutely fantastic news so make 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How to Choose the Right Putter for You
hi my name is Ken Brown and I've hold a few putts in my time over the years playing a couple of Ryder Cups I'm gonna give you a few tips that hopefully will help you hold a few more one putts covering everything from your setup to your grip get in that just right and judging the distance right I guarantee this book helps you hold more putts Ruby well with golf there are so many different shapes and designs and I brought one or two that usually live up in my loft of them oldies he's won a very old-fashioned blade putter that's what Jack Nicklaus used that type of putter you get the more interesting shapes look at this baby a great big heavy one called Big Ed he's a absolute beauty he's known this is a putter big jack used in 1986 to win the Masters it's like a ping now answer type shape but made of aluminium a lightweight one but massive big head high moment of inertia here's one I really love I think was about the late 80s mid 80s Dave pelts came up with the idea of lining these three balls up like this to help with alignment when you've seen that seem insane but this is a region when there were plastic balls with a big long head and had a funny feel but help your line the balls up that was the theory and there's a couple of zebra putters they were dynamite in that days but you're not seem to like these - look at those for a couple of babies see almost by baffling isn't it this one's got the funny we'll have our South comes out and the more conventional types so there's all sorts of different shapes and this is the one I used to lose the Old Hickory that looks a bit ordinary compared to those but no matter what cutter you choose there are three main key factors you've got to get the lie right which is the angle between the shaft on the sole of the club now if you get that on it and it sits up like that what happens that when the club hits it it tends to twist it's very hard to deliver the face consistently if the lie of the putter doesn't like white cozily on the ground if you have the type in the heel up in the air it's more difficult the next thing of course is the weight how does it a much does it weigh and a nice decent bit of head weight is always handy if your putter isn't heavy enough you can always add a bit of red tape to the back of it so that's an important thing that's a personal choice so you've got the loft as well that's also absolutely critical people think now why'd you ever loft on a putter because I just want to run it along the ground well when a ball lands on the green you've got to imagine it's one point six eight inches some of it is settled into the grass and to get the ball out that little depression that it naturally lands in nothing you can do about it you need a bit of loft and most putters have a sort of six to two degrees of loft and delivery you want about four degrees so the ball just pops out the hole and that gets it rolling more consistently so we've got the loft we've got the lie we've got the weight and the leg absolutely vital as well the part of the right length they vary in length is you know long putter short putters middle length putters in fact the shortest putter you can have is 18 inches but you can have it as long as you like so having that right the right length allows you to take the right posture so there's a lot of things to choose as a design but you need the loft the lie the length and the weight to be just right and if you can get that right with your putter it's actually more important than the design