Golf Putters | 2011 Reviews of Mallet & Blade Clubs

PutterYour putter is like a lover. It smiles across the room at you – you fall in love and it can do no wrong. When you find the right one you wonder how you ever lived without it. Then one day, it betrays you. It will make you angrier than any other club in your bag. One sad day you may even choose to part ways.

Putter technology has come a long way, and if you can’t find something that works for you then you are not looking very hard. The first thing to figure out is are you a blade guy or a mallet guy? They both come with advantages and disadvantages. A real feel player will prefer the blade while those looking for consistency and “nerve proof” will opt for a mallet. And there are many that are somewhere in between.

Blade Putters – I recommend these type of putters for those golfers that use the open-the-gate close-the-gate type of putting stroke. There are so many to choose from. The more expensive ones are going to have premier balancing, tremendous feel, and more feedback in your hands. I really like the Scotty Cameron Titleist Studio Select Newport 2. This putter sets up beautifully with good alignment aids and has a feel like no other. My less expensive choice is the Odyssey White Hot Tour 1 putter.

Mallet Putter – The Odyssey Two Ball Putter changed the putter world forever and has been imitated by every brand. The reason is because it is very forgiving and has a large MOI to help miss hit putts still go straight. I like this putter but I prefer some straight lines on my putter like the Odyssey 2 Ball Lined putter.

Small Mallets and Hybrids – There are some cool smaller mallets that I’ve seen a lot of good players moving too. These allow you to have the best of both worlds – feel and forgiveness. My favorite of these is the Odyssey White Ice Rossie. A cool hybrid of both styles is the Odyssey White Hot XG 2-ball Putter Blade Style.

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Best Putters in Golf 2011

Choosing a Putter For Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Golfers

Best Putters in Golf 2011 | Choosing a Putter For Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Golfers

Choosing the Best Putter -- For YOU

More than any other club in your bag, the putter is the most personal and -- for most of us -- the most intimate of player/club relationships. Many of us still have our very first putter, or the one we made our first birdie ...





Tear Drop Putter Model TD42

Flanged Blade Golf Collectible w/ Gold Finish

Tear Drop Putter Model TD42 | Flanged Blade Golf Collectible w/ Gold Finish

Though they were only around from 1992 to 1999, the Tear Drop Putter line was made up of a number of traditional models -- built with modern technology. The line was often rumored to have been milled by Bettinardi and, when you look at the inception of Bettinardi ...





Tear Drop Putter Model TD00

Collectible Bettinardi Golf Club, Milled Gold & Stainless Steel

Tear Drop Putter Model TD00 | Collectible Bettinardi Golf Club, Milled Gold & Stainless Steel

If you consider the brief time in which the Tear Drop putter line was around, this is probably a pretty rare model (of even the whole line) to find. Built only from 1992 to late 1999, the Tear Drop line was often rumored to be milled by Bettinardi. ...





Wilson 8882 Putter

Flanged Dual MIlled Blade used by Ben Crenshaw at ’95 Masters

Wilson 8882 Putter | Flanged Dual MIlled Blade used by Ben Crenshaw at ’95 Masters

If you saw Ben Crenshaw sink that final 3-foot putt in the 1995 Masters, then you've seen an iconic Wilson 88 Series putter in action. Based on some of the most classic putter designs in golf, the current 88 Series consists of five models. The 8882 model is a ...





Musty Putters, Exotic Hardwood Club

Custom Golf Art, Engraved Alignment Sight Line

Musty Putters, Exotic Hardwood Club | Custom Golf Art, Engraved Alignment Sight Line

Unique in the putter world, Musty Putters are made exclusively from wood. But, not just any wood -- choose from options like: Tigerwood, Cocobolo, or Bloodwood. To say these putters are beautiful is, well, an understatement. The Musty putter is nearly a work of art. Being ...





Tad Moore Putters

Milled Carbon Steel Custom Golf Club by Maxfli & Slazenger

Tad Moore Putters | Milled Carbon Steel Custom Golf Club by Maxfli & Slazenger

There must be some mysterious link between aerospace engineering and putter designs and/or the study of putting. With names like Dave Pelz and T.P. Mills having that background, its no wonder that when you delve into the history of Tad Moore, you find out he too, was involved ...





TP Mills Putters

History of Milled Black Blade Putter, Collectible Golf Club

TP Mills Putters | History of Milled Black Blade Putter, Collectible Golf Club

T.P. Mills: a name synonymous with expertly crafted putters for over 50 years. I had the good fortune to acquire my own T.P. Mills putter about eight years ago. Since that time, rarely has this not been the putter I reach for and have the greatest confidence ...





Dr. Feelgood Putter by Jack Hamm

Zero Latitude Golf Stroke

Dr. Feelgood Putter by Jack Hamm | Zero Latitude Golf Stroke

Based on the idea of swinging on only one "axis," the Dr. Feelgood Zero Latitude putter makes good sense from a purely mechanical standpoint. As we all know though, even poor mechanics can end up with good results (e.g. Jim Furyk) and simply making a putter -- ...





Kirk Currie Putter 4 by Wilson Staff Golf

Adjustable Weight Milled KC BalanceFit

Kirk Currie Putter 4 by Wilson Staff Golf | Adjustable Weight Milled KC BalanceFit

The Kirk Currie or "KC" putters from Wilson's Staff line offer the player the ability to customize their putter based on how the greens are playing that day. With weight portals in the shaft end cap and sole of the putter head -- called BalanceFit, by Wilson ...





Reeso Putter VTX Review

Long, Belly, Face On or Conventional w/ Adjustable Alignment Aid

Reeso Putter VTX Review | Long, Belly, Face On or Conventional w/ Adjustable Alignment Aid

If you think there are a lot of options in drivers these days, take a look at the available options for putters. And why not? With the average golfer stroking 36 putts per round (nearly 40% of their total shots) with a putter, it makes sense that the ...





Kevin Burns Putters, Signature Series

Men’s KB Putter Tour Golf Review w/ Handmade Milled Face

Kevin Burns Putters, Signature Series | Men’s KB Putter Tour Golf Review w/ Handmade Milled Face

Signature Series putters from Kevin Burns can be found in the bags of Tour pros each and every week. This small line of putters -- each one still hand ground and personally inspected by Mr. Burns himself -- was started in a garage in the town of Mountain ...





Nike IC Putter Review

Men’s Mid Mallet 20-15A, Milled Club Face

Nike IC Putter Review | Men’s Mid Mallet 20-15A, Milled Club Face

My dad was a really great guy. Dependable. Faithful. Solid. Trustworthy. Not given to frills or crazy expenditures. He was... frugal. Some called him just plain cheap. But he was (and still is) my dad, and I love him.

The Nike IC 20-15A ...





TaylorMade Corza Ghost Putter 2011

Men’s White Mallet, Center Shaft

TaylorMade Corza Ghost Putter 2011 | Men’s White Mallet, Center Shaft

Nah. Sorry, TaylorMade. This Corzo ghost putter didn't do it for me. Now before you start to judge -- no, it's not because it is a long putter and I have some kind of fear that using a belly putter makes me look older. I ...





Ping Scottsdale Pickmeup Putter

Men’s Belly or Long Mallet Club

Ping Scottsdale Pickmeup Putter | Men’s Belly or Long Mallet Club

"NaNaNaNaNaNaNaNa Batman..."

Flat out, folks. That’s what this thing looks like. Appearances aside, I’ll give my honest feedback on this thing. Weird. It feels weird to swing, it’s weird to line up, and it produces a weird sort of “thunk” when the elastomer insert connects with the ball.

But ...





Scotty Cameron Studio Select Long Kombi Putter

Titlest Men’s Mallet, Milled & Offset

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Long Kombi Putter | Titlest Men’s Mallet, Milled & Offset

Wow. I don't use long putters, but this one is extremely nice. I am honestly going to put a 34" version of this guy on my Father's Day wish list. Very, very nice putter. I'm not sure why, but I dig the milled face on ...





Nike Method Core 4 Putter Blade, Milled

2011 Masters Charl Shwartzel Golf Club

Nike Method Core 4 Putter Blade, Milled | 2011 Masters Charl Shwartzel Golf Club

This is the putter that won Charl Schwartzel the 2011 Masters. Well, not this exact putter -- Charl still has that one -- but this same model. If you missed it, let me get you caught up. All Charl did was manage to birdie ...





Rossa Corza Ghost Mallet Putter

White w/ Alignment Aid & Oversized Club Head

Rossa Corza Ghost Mallet Putter | White w/ Alignment Aid & Oversized Club Head

This is very similar to the putter Rory Sabatini used to win at the 2011 Honda Classic in Palm Gardens, Florida. Rory played amazing golf in howling winds that made a lot of the touring pros look like amateurs. And of course, he putted absolutely remarkable under ...





Hippo Hex Mallet Putter

Milled Aluminum Insert w/ Alignment Aids

Hippo Hex Mallet Putter | Milled Aluminum Insert w/ Alignment Aids

I'm seeing more and more golfers going to these big, square putter heads. Even on the PGA tour, I've seen more mallet-style putters. The draw, of course, is the high MOI -- which gives the putter a big sweet spot and reduces some of the side spin that ...





Honma Beres Mallet Putter

Milled Handmade Gold Professional Club PP-002

Honma Beres Mallet Putter | Milled Handmade Gold Professional Club PP-002

What?  You’ve never seen a putter worth $5,000?  Well, have you ever seen one that was blessed by the Dali Lama?  I haven’t, either.  But I’m thinking it should be, at least before I take out a mortgage on my house to buy it.

I’m guessing that you will ...





Backstryke Blade Putter by Odyssey Golf, Right Handed

Steel Shaft w/ Alignment Aid

Backstryke Blade Putter by Odyssey Golf, Right Handed | Steel Shaft w/ Alignment Aid

This is a strange-looking putter. Odyssey has taken a blade putter head and attached the putter shaft to the back of it. What the heck are they thinking?

Wait -- there is a method to their madness. The idea is twofold: 1) To increase your line of ...





Odyssey Marxman Backstryke Mallet Putter

Golf Shaft on Back of Club Head w/ Alignment Aid

Odyssey Marxman Backstryke Mallet Putter | Golf Shaft on Back of Club Head w/ Alignment Aid

Okay, let's get this out there right away. I'm a big Odyssey fan. I love their inserts, and their two-ball putter pretty much changed the game. To be honest, back when the 2 Ballers came out, I swore that you would "never see those stupid-looking things on the ...





Odyssey Backstryke Putter w/ Alignment Aid

Golf 2 (Two) Ball Club w/ Offset Shaft, Forward Press Stroke

Odyssey Backstryke Putter w/ Alignment Aid | Golf 2 (Two) Ball Club w/ Offset Shaft, Forward Press Stroke

These Odyssey people are really trying to make us better putters. Remember, they brought us a face insert that everybody loves and many other companies have tried to imitate. And likewise, this is the company that invented the two-ball putter, another incredibly successful ingenuity that many other brands ...





Cleveland Classic Mens Blade Putter 4

Milled Golf Clubs, Satin Finish

Cleveland Classic Mens Blade Putter 4 | Milled Golf Clubs, Satin Finish

Here's a simple "no bells or whistles" blade putter. How can you not love this? Cleveland brings us this simpleton putter. And after looking at all the crazy mallet designs that are out on the market, you can almost hear the putter saying "stop whining ...





Never Compromise Golf Putter, Blade Offset

Alignment Insert X Ray Beta

Never Compromise Golf Putter, Blade Offset | Alignment Insert X Ray Beta

This Never Compromise X Ray Beta "Blade" putter is not exactly a blade. Perhaps they are trying to appeal to us purists who are not quite ready to give up our traditional blades yet. If you are ready, this is a good way to go.

This Never Compromise has ...





Titleist Scotty Cameron Blade Putter, Milled Stainless Steel

PGA Tour Golf Club Newport 1.5

Titleist Scotty Cameron Blade Putter, Milled Stainless Steel | PGA Tour Golf Club Newport 1.5

This is another beautiful Scotty Cameron Blade putter. You won't find a better feeling putter. It is very similar to the Newport, with the same putter head, only the neck is shorter and flared.

If you're not familiar with the Scotty Camerons, belly up to the bar and let ...





Never Compromise Mallet Putter w/ Insert, Alignment Aid

NCX Ray Sigma Geometry

Never Compromise Mallet Putter w/ Insert, Alignment Aid | NCX Ray Sigma Geometry

This Never Compromise Mallet putter has a huge MOI. They achieve this by using an extremely lightweight insert and putting all the meat in the rear and perimeter.

But the big selling point of this Ray Sigma is the "suspended face technology." On the face of the insert are ...





TaylorMade Itsy Bitsy Spider Rossa Monza Putter w/ Alignment Aid

Stainless Steel Adjustable

TaylorMade Itsy Bitsy Spider Rossa Monza Putter w/ Alignment Aid | Stainless Steel Adjustable

The itsy bitsy spider walked up the water spout… down fell the putts and knocked the wagers out. I like this Rossa Monza Itsy Bitsy Spider a whole lot more then its larger predecessor, the Rossa Monza Spider Putter. The smaller head is much easier to look ...





Odyssey Modified Mallet Putter, White Ice 7

Offset w/ Insert, Alignment Aid

Odyssey Modified Mallet Putter, White Ice 7 | Offset w/ Insert, Alignment Aid

This is a good putter to go with if you've been shaking in your boots over those short putts. The big mallet has a high MOI that will fix some slight miscues and help get your confidence back. I like the alignment aid on this mallet as well ...





Odyssey White Ice Rossie Mallet Putter w/ Alignment Aid

Full Offset, Double Bend Shaft

Odyssey White Ice Rossie Mallet Putter w/ Alignment Aid | Full Offset, Double Bend Shaft

I've always liked this Rossie-style putter because it's smaller than those typical gargantuan mallets. I also really like the lines on the putter head for alignment. Most mallet putters don't have good alignment aids.

This Rossie Putter is part of Odyssey's new White Ice line. Touted as ...





Odyssey White Ice 1 Offset Blade Putter

Adjustable Weight w/ Insert

Odyssey White Ice 1 Offset Blade Putter | Adjustable Weight w/ Insert

It would seem Odyssey invented insert putters. This newest White Ice is the result of soliciting feedback from the tour pros. The pros are looking for responsiveness, resiliency, and consistency, and that is what Odyssey has very effectively constructed.

This W.I. #1 putter has a classic ...





Titleist Studio Select Newport 2 Blade Putter by Scotty Cameron

Milled Stainless Steel

Titleist Studio Select Newport 2 Blade Putter by Scotty Cameron | Milled Stainless Steel

"Welcome to the penthouse suite; please come in and enjoy the view."

Most golfers already know, if you are looking at something that has the name "Scotty Cameron" on it, you better be ready to part with a good amount of cash. But what are you really paying for? ...





TaylorMade Daytona Blade Putter Rossa TP

Kia Ma | Black Tungsten w/ Alignment Aid

TaylorMade Daytona Blade Putter Rossa TP | Kia Ma | Black Tungsten w/ Alignment Aid

‘Tis the season. Look, you know Hubby is going to come to the plate with diamond necklace and earrings. I've got the male equivalent right here.

This is a beautiful putter by TaylorMade and it's from their new line of Kia Ma. Kia Ma is an in-house craftsman for ...





Wilson Staff Kirk Currie Putter

Left Handed Adjustable Model 4

Wilson Staff Kirk Currie Putter | Left Handed Adjustable Model 4

Yuck! This is an ugly putter. "How ugly is it?" you ask. This putter is soooo ugly, when I brought it home, my cat tried to bury it! (Heyoooooo!)

Okay, enough silliness. There is one cool thing about this putter: it's adjustable. The claim ...





TaylorMade Rossa Lambeau Putter

Core Classic Heel Shafted Blade

TaylorMade Rossa Lambeau Putter | Core Classic Heel Shafted Blade

Here's TaylorMade Rossa Core Classic Lambeau putter. It's your classic heel shafted blade design. I'm not big on the huge mallet style putters, but prefer the blade style putter for its feel and feedback. This is a tour quality putter that has a tremendous feel and a traditional look.

The ...





Odyssey White Hot Tour 1 Putter

Bronze Weighted Urethane w/ Alignment Aid

Odyssey White Hot Tour 1 Putter | Bronze Weighted Urethane w/ Alignment Aid

Okay folks, this isn't kid stuff anymore -- you've stumbled across a beautiful tool designed for real players. Drum roll please??? It's Odyssey's White Hot Tour #1.

Let me talk a minute about what makes this club "Tour Quality." The White Hot Tour series features a bronzed tour finish ...





Wilson Staff Putter – 8802 Update

Anodized Blade 88 Series 8861 by Ben Crenshaw

Wilson Staff Putter – 8802 Update | Anodized Blade 88 Series 8861 by Ben Crenshaw

I love me a blade putter, and this is a beautiful specimen. It's Wilson's Staff 8861. This is the classic blade design and is Wilson's celebration of the old 8802. The 8802 (for you non-golf nerds) dates back to 1964 and was made famous by Arnold Palmer and later Ben ...





TaylorMade Daytona 1 Blade Putter

Rossa Core Classics | Tuscan Nickel Finish

TaylorMade Daytona 1 Blade Putter | Rossa Core Classics | Tuscan Nickel Finish

This is a gorgeous blade putter. It has that Tuscan nickel finish giving it a sleek look like a sports car. It has nice alignment aid -- a line drawn on the scooped-out blade. The best thing about it is TaylorMade's insert featuring 14 grooves positioned closer ...





Odyssey White Hot XG SRT Putter

Mallet 2 Ball Alignment Aid

Odyssey White Hot XG SRT Putter | Mallet 2 Ball Alignment Aid

I have trouble with the Odyssey putters. I know they are ridiculously popular. I know that several pros use them. I know that they are one of the top putters on golfers' wish lists.

I just don't know why I can't seem to putt them. Not even ...





Affinity Loop .001 Putter

Heel Shafted Mallet w/ Alignment Aid

Affinity Loop .001 Putter | Heel Shafted Mallet w/ Alignment Aid

They say "imitation is the purest form of flattery." If this is the case, then Odyssey Golf should be flattered by this Affinity Loop .001 Putter. It looks like a version of Odyssey's famous 2-ball putters.

Let's take a closer look. This is a heel shafted mallet putter with ...





TaylorMade Rossa Monza Spider Putter

Large Heel Shafted Mallet

TaylorMade Rossa Monza Spider Putter | Large Heel Shafted Mallet

These big mallet putters are getting out of hand. This putter to me looks like the head of "I, Robot." If I owned this putter, I would constantly be trying to talk to it as it stared at me from my golf bag. "What do you think, ...





Odyssey Crimson Red 770 Putter

Blade Offset w/ Alignment Aid

Odyssey Crimson Red 770 Putter | Blade Offset w/ Alignment Aid

This is an interesting-looking blade style putter. Odyssey has added alignment channels for stability and a higher MOI. It is heel-toe weighted with a "crank-neck" hosel and full-shaft offset. This is Odyssey's Crimson Series. The Crimson Series is very easy to recognize with the red (or ...





Odyssey Crimson 550 Putter

Red Small Mallet Offset

Odyssey Crimson 550 Putter | Red Small Mallet Offset

Here is a small mallet putter. It is from Odyssey's Crimson Series, which is very easy to distinguish with the red (or crimson) colored insert. The mallet has a slant neck hosel and is face balanced with a full shaft offset.

The insert in the Crimson Series Putters is very ...





Odyssey Bronze Center Shafted Blade Putter

White Hot Tour 2 w/ Insert, Alignment

Odyssey Bronze Center Shafted Blade Putter | White Hot Tour 2 w/ Insert, Alignment

This is a pretty cool center shafted blade putter. It's from Odyssey's White Hot Tour series. The White Hot Tour series features a bronzed tour finish which reduces glare. It has "tour-tuned" weight ports in the sole, which Odyssey uses to optimize the weight proportionally to the ...





Phil Mickelson Putter – Odyssey White Hot Tour 9

Bronze Heel, Shafted Mallet

Phil Mickelson Putter – Odyssey White Hot Tour 9 | Bronze Heel, Shafted Mallet

This heel shafted mallet is very similar to the one that Phil Mickelson has played with on the PGA tour.

The White Hot Tour series features a bronzed tour finish which reduces glare. It has "tour-tuned" weight ports in the sole which Odyssey uses to optimize the weight proportionally to ...





Odyssey Bronze Blade Putter w/ Alignment Aid

Weighted White Hot Tour 2

Odyssey Bronze Blade Putter w/ Alignment Aid | Weighted White Hot Tour 2

This blade style putter is very similar to the Odyssey White Hot Black #2 that I've been playing with for years, only the Hot Tour series takes it to the next level.

The White Hot Tour series features a bronzed tour finish which reduces glare. It has "tour-tuned" weight ...





Odyssey Black 3 Putter

Small Mallet Offset w/ Alignment Aid

Odyssey Black 3 Putter | Small Mallet Offset w/ Alignment Aid

The Black Series #3 Putter is a sleek mallet. It is face-balanced with a double bend shaft and a full shaft offset. These Odyssey Black Series putters are beautiful creations. They are designed for more advanced players.

Let's take a look at some of the technology: The first thing ...





Odyssey Black i 7 Putter

Mallet Low Handicap Weighted Tungsten

Odyssey Black i 7 Putter | Mallet Low Handicap Weighted Tungsten

This putter looks like the fangs of a cobra. These Odyssey Black Series i putters are beautiful creations. They are designed for more advanced players.

Let's take a look at some of the technology: The first thing you will notice is the attractive nickel plated finish. It's pleasing ...





Odyssey Black i 2 Ball Putter

Weighted Nickel Carbon Steel

Odyssey Black i 2 Ball Putter | Weighted Nickel Carbon Steel

This putter is the ever popular 2-Ball putter, only Odyssey has sent the Black i to charm school. These Odyssey Black Series i putters are beautiful creations. These are designed for more advanced players.

Let's take a look at some of the technology: The first thing you will ...





Odyssey F7 Putter

2 Ball Alignment White Hot XG

Odyssey F7 Putter | 2 Ball Alignment White Hot XG

"Scotty, I need more power!"

This putter looks just like the spaceship from the TV show Star Trek. Odyssey dropped the ball with the name. They should have called it the White Hot XG SS Enterprise.

Let's take a gander. This is a 2-Ball putter with a little "flare." Wings ...





Odyssey White Hot XG Blade Putter

2 Ball w/ Insert, Alignment Aid

Odyssey White Hot XG Blade Putter | 2 Ball w/ Insert, Alignment Aid

Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Is this putter a blade or a mallet? These are the questions I will address in the blog.

First of all, let's take a look at this 2-ball "whats-a-ma-jigger." The putter face is a blade, but it has 2 ...





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