Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches

PGA National (Champion Course)



PXG

PXG Battle Ready

Hot List Gold 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: The reason to gravitate toward a mallet is stability, so if you’re seeking to make a more stable putter, it helps to use a lot of heavy material at the extremities. The seven mallets in this family feature an average of 125 grams of tungsten positioned in the perimeter to stabilize the head on any kind of mis-hit. WHY WE LIKE IT: Extreme stability in a mallet putter isn’t just a godsend for poor strikes but poor strokes, too. With weight positioned far back in the head, altering that face angle requires more force during your stroke. These putters, which offer loads of fitting options through four hosels on each model, let golfers basically set it down and go on autopilot. A grooved pattern of micro-pyramids on the face further helps mis-hits roll like center strikes. Read more>>>

Which one's for me?

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Price: Raptor $300, Bat Attack $300, Blackjack $300, Hercules $300, One & Done $300, Gunboat $300, Blackbird $300
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Which One's For Me?
Raptor
Triangular mallet with 50-plus grams of tungsten in the deep center. Four different shaft-hosel options (double bend, heel-shafted, plumber's neck, armlock) to match everything from straight back straight through strokes to arc-type strokes.
Bat Attack
Two parallel wings that account for 205 grams of stabilizing tungsten. Four different shaft-hosel options (double bend, heel-shafted, plumber's neck, armlock) to match everything from straight back straight through strokes to arc-type strokes.
Blackjack
Multimaterial, open-frame mallet with 116 grams of tungsten in a bar that frames the perimeter. Five different shaft-hosel options (double bend, heel-shafted, center-shafted, plumber's neck, armlock) to match everything from straight back straight through strokes to arc-type strokes.
Hercules
Traditional clamshell mallet with nearly 200 grams of tungsten in the heel and toe sections. Four different shaft-hosel options (double bend, heel-shafted, plumber's neck, armlock) to match everything from straight back straight through strokes to arc-type strokes.
One & Done
This slight trapezoid shape with circle cutout aiming feature surrounded by framing lines features 125 grams of tungsten in the rear perimeter for maximum stability on off-center hits. Four different shaft-hosel options (double bend, heel-shafted, plumber's neck, armlock) to match everything from straight back straight through strokes to arc-type strokes.
Gunboat
This larger mallet features an aiming line framed by 90 grams of tungsten weighting on the heel and toe sides of the perimeter. Four different shaft-hosel options (double bend, heel-shafted, plumber's neck, armlock) to match everything from straight back straight through strokes to arc-type strokes.
Blackbird
This high-stability mallet features 87 grams of tungsten in a rear section. It has the deepest center of gravity of any PXG Battle Ready putter. Four different shaft-hosel options (double bend, heel-shafted, plumber's neck, armlock) to match everything from straight back straight through strokes to arc-type strokes.
Ratings
Performance

50%*

Innovation

30%*

Look / Sound / Feel

20%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
Medium-Handicapper
"I love the different shades on the face and flanges. Looks like the Batmobile, The angles really frame the ball nicely. Definitely know if you don't hit it in the center. Longer putts are simplified because this thing gets the ball rolling quickly."
Handicap, 9
High-Handicapper
"The single line alignment on the Blackjack was so easy on short putts. Good weight of club in your hands, easy to square the clubface with the plumber's neck. Good distance control. Responsive, consistent feel across the face. Definitely an asset on those mid-range putts."
Handicap, 14
Low-Handicapper
"The modern design and color scheme is appealing to the eye. Noticeably different feel and sound. Slight vibration. Not sever. Easy to line up behind the ball."
Handicap, 1
Club Specs
Models Lofts Head Weights Lengths Custom Lengths Available? Dexterity Neck Price
Raptor 355-450 33"-38" No Left Hand / Right Hand Plumber, Heel Shafted, Double Bend, Armlock $330
Bat Attack 345-425 33"-38" No Left Hand / Right Hand Plumber, Heel Shafted, Double Bend, Armlock $330
Blackjack 330-400 33"-38" No Left Hand / Right Hand Plumber, Heel Shafted, Double Bend, Armlock $330
Hercules 345-425 33"-38" No Left Hand / Right Hand Plumber, Heel Shafted, Double Bend, Armlock $330
One & Done 335-450 33"-38" No Left Hand / Right Hand Plumber, Heel Shafted, Double Bend, Armlock $330
Gunboat 335-450 33"-38" No Right Hand Plumber, Heel Shafted, Double Bend, Armlock $330
Blackbird 335-450 33"-38" No Left Hand / Right Hand Plumber, Heel Shafted, Double Bend, Armlock $330

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