Seven New Putters That Help You Strike It & Roll It Better
May 20, 2016
BOBBY GRACE LET'S FACE IT
Struggling with the ban on anchoring? This mallet fits the fully legal Kuchar-style of arm-anchored putting and works if you stand sidesaddle and stroke the short ones while looking at the hole.
DIRECTED FORCE RENO
A mallet improves off-center hits, but its face might be harder to square at impact. This putter balances the head weighting so the face stays square to the lie angle throughout the stroke.
HAPPY PUTTER TOUR MALLET
This design lets you customize the loft, lie angle and even how much the putter weighs. It also lets you tweak the aiming feature on top: The putter comes with three alignment guides.
NIKE METHOD ORIGIN
The polymer-filled grooves and resin mid-layer help produce consistent distance control, but your stroke might benefit even more by an adjustable, counterbalanced grip option that lets you shift the shaft's balance point.
ODYSSEY TOE UP
All that mass normally filling the sole has been hollowed out so the center of gravity is closer to the face. As a result, the putter features less torque and balances toe up, making it easier to square the face.
TITLEIST/SCOTTY CAMERON SELECT NEWPORT M2
The classic heel-toe-weighted shape comes in a mid-mallet that works better for straight-back/straight-through strokes. The mid-layer membrane adds a soft feel to the extra-stable head.
TOULON DESIGN MADISON
The traditional shape might make you think of a fine piece of jewelry, but there's meaning to the precision. The face pattern enhances sound and roll, and three sole plates help find the proper head weight for your stroke.