Putt for all of your buddies’ dough this season with some of the best laser-milled faces in the putter game. Whether you’re a fan of the blade, half-mallet, or full-mallet style we have a review ready and primed to take your putting stroke to the next level (i.e. lower scores, lower handicap, and more money!). So read on, buy one today, and go low tomorrow!
Optic Golf Z3 ($350)
Drool factor: Align the toe of putter to the Z- Neck and then Z-Neck to the heel and—voilà!—your face is precisely square to your target-line.
Why: You want the soft feel and look of a “blade” with alignment aid of today’s big mallets.
Bettinardi BB Series (BB56 Shown – All Models $300)
Drool factor: Velvet softness off a milled carbon steel face in a matte black finish that makes you consider buying it a seat next to you when you fly.
Why: You want that confidence to stroke the ball on those glassy downhill putts.
Odyssey Toulon Design
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Drool factor: Former head golf club designer at TaylorMade took his own putter line – his real passion – to Callaway. Diamond-mill pattern in face induces pure contact.
Why: For the serious golfer wanting consistent forward roll on all green surfaces.
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Drool factor: It’s in the hands of many PGA Tour and LPGA pros because it induces that straight-back, straight-through stroke.
Why: So easy to line up, yet offers good feel (which is sound) and proper roll with no skid. In short, less three-putts
Ping Sigma G Tyne H ($200)
Drool factor: The aluminum face insert is backed by an elastomer that resonates pleasantly in the ear while transferring more energy to the ball.
Why: It has perimeter weighting, easy alignment and other benefits of high-tech mallets—but for less money.
Wilson Staff Infinite
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Drool factor: Consistency. Comes with a 104-gram counterbalanced grip, and the oversize head has a large sweet spot—all resulting in consistent distance.
Why: You want all the benefits of modern mallet but at a lesser cost.
2018 Gear Guide: Gear Guide
2018 Gear Guide: Fairway Metals + Hybrids
2018 Gear Guide: Irons
2018 Gear Guide: Wedges
2018 Gear Guide: Drivers
2018 Gear Guide: Balls
The 2018 Gear Guide appeared in the April issue of Colorado AvidGolfer. View the complete gear guide below:
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