2017 Best Blade Putters

Metalwoods and irons may be flashier products, but no club is used as often as the putter. Because of this regular employment, the selections of the 2017 Hot List share a common goal: To save you strokes on the dance floor.

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Metalwoods and irons may be flashier products, but no club is used as often as the putter. Because of this regular employment, the selections of the 2017 Hot List share a common goal: To save you strokes on the dance floor.

Not to say they are one in the same. As clubfitting continues to be emphasized throughout the sport, players now have more options than ever before to find the flat stick that best suits their game. This outlook is manifested in multiple facets throughout the category.

There are models that harken back to the traditional blade construction that many golfers grew up with. Others resemble a bigger structure, some so large that they can be easily confused with a mallet. A few will make players wonder if they accidentally stumbled into a garden tools section of their local hardware store.

Yet, these putters do possess shared qualities. Many putters have an insert feature of sorts, hoping to soften the feel while promoting true roll. Milling patterns and grooves also make their presence known, hoping to improve roll consistency and eliminate mis-hits.

Additionally, a host of the clubs boast heavier clubheads. The extra weight is designed to eliminate torque in the stroke, with the added mass bringing more stability to the stroke. This element is seen in the growth of counterbalance options across the field, as well as more weight in the grips.

No matter your preference in feel, weight, look and performance, this class of putters has you covered.