Best Cheap Putters
Putting is the most individual part of the game. If you tune into watch golf on television on any given Sunday, you’re sure to see a vast array of different putting styles, grips, and putters. When it comes to putting, whatever works, works. No one cares how you do it. Golf’s major manufacturers know this […]
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Putting is the most individual part of the game. If you tune into watch golf on television on any given Sunday, you’re sure to see a vast array of different putting styles, grips, and putters. When it comes to putting, whatever works, works. No one cares how you do it.
Golf’s major manufacturers know this and go to great lengths to design putters of all different shapes and sizes that are meant to help one type of player or another. And the very best putters can cost a small fortune.
But what if you don’t want to spend $300-$500 on a putter? That’s the price of a new driver for crying out loud!
The good news is that there are some more affordable options out there that perform just as well as their expensive brethren.
Let’s have a closer look.
Best Cheap Putters
Tour Edge HP Series Red 11 Putter
Tour Edge might be the most underrated manufacturer on the market. Their equipment often goes overlooked because it’s priced a lot lower than that of other premium manufacturers.
That’s not to say that it isn’t quality stuff though.
The HP Series Red 11 Putter is no exception. While the argument could be made that this putter is a knockoff of TaylorMade’s Spider, this Red 11 has everything that a high-MOI putter should. The sweet spot is larger than traditional blade putters. Distinct white site lines contrast vividly against the red finish.
The Red 11’s perimeter weighting also makes it stable through impact, helping to keep the clubface square. A jumbo grip comes stock with this putter. This is great for golfers that want to take their hands and wrists out of their stroke and use their bigger muscles.
And the best part? This putter cost a fraction of other premium putters.
Pinemeadow PGX Putter
Pinemeadow is a lesser-known manufacturer out of the Pacific Northwest. One of our writers is familiar with the brand and swears by their equipment.
One of their newest introductions is the PGX Putter. This mallet-style putter has a high MOI and is one of the most forgiving on our list. Two site lines run the entire length of the head. These make the putter easier to aim than most.
What golfers like most about the PGX is it’s soft, yet solid feel. When you catch it out of the center of the clubface, nothing feels better. On putts that come off the heel or toe, the putter’s balance takes over and keeps the ball rolling online.
If you’re a fan of mallet heads and want a well-built putter at a price you can afford, try the PGX from Pinemeadow.
Ray Cook SR400 Putter
Ray Cook has been making putters as long as I can remember. From what I recall, their putters are on the heavier side. Having owned a couple myself, I like the added weight in the head. It allows me to keep my grip pressure light and the ball feels especially solid coming off the face.
The charcoal finish also helps eliminate glare on sunny days. There’s nothing worse than looking down at your putter and being blinded! Even though the SR400’s design is simple, it’s well-built and priced at a point that’s affordable for everyone.
Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 Putter
You wouldn’t think that an Odyssey putter would make its way onto a list of the best cheap putters. But the White Hot Pro 2.0 is one of the most affordable putters the company makes. Another mallet design, this putter is all about high MOI. That means forgiveness.
The sleek black finish is complemented by white site lines that create the perfect contrast. The insert has been reengineered too. It’s considerably softer and more pleasing to the ear. While the White Hot Pro 2.0 might be the most expensive putter on this list, it’s still a lot cheaper than other premium options.
Wilson Staff Harmonized Putter
So far, all the putters on our list have been for men. Ladies, we haven’t forgotten about you! The Wilson Staff Harmonized Putter is designed with female golfers in mind. The most obvious characteristic is that this putter is shorter in length.
Even more, it’s available in two models. The M1 is a blade-style head. The M2 is more of a mallet. The stock grip is slightly oversized. This is perfect for golfers with sensitive hands that want to use their arms and shoulders to make a stroke.
MacGregor Golf MacTech Putter
It’s been a while since we heard anything from MacGregor. Once a premier clubmaker, the company has remained largely dormant in recent years. With that said, their new MacTech Putter has been met with positive feedback. Known for its forgiveness and stability, this putter is the perfect option for beginning golfers.
ARC Tech Milling in the face is another distinct advantage of this putter. It affords a solid, yet soft feel, and gets the ball rolling quickly off the face to help keep it online.
The MacTech also has one of the highest MOIs of any putter on the list. That means maximum forgiveness where beginners need it most off the heel and toe. Even though this putter is on the low end when it comes to price, it’s well-built and has all the technology to help beginners find success on the greens.
Frequently Asked Questions
There’s no shortage of cheap putters out there to choose from. The key is finding one that works for you and doesn’t break the bank.
As such there are some important questions you should consider before making a purchase.
What is the Easiest Putter to Hit?
The answer to this question is somewhat subjective. Mallet putters tend to have higher MOIs than blade putters. That makes them more forgiving.
But in the end, the right putter for you is the one you feel most comfortable with.
If you can, we suggest trying a putter before you buy it.
Is Spending Money on a Putter Worth It?
Your putter is arguably the most important club in your bag. In an average round, nearly half your strokes come on the putting green.
Therefore, it reasons that you should be willing to spend some money on a putter.
At the same time, you don’t need to spend a fortune on something high-end.
Once you find a moderately priced putter that you like, stick with it.
What is the Most Forgiving Putter?
This is similar to the question of what putter is easiest to hit. As a general rule, putters with larger heads (like mallet heads) have a higher MOI than putters with smaller heads (blade putters). Higher MOI directly correlates with more forgiveness.
In the end, there’s no right or wrong way to putt. That’s why you see so many different putters, grips, and styles.
The key to putting well is finding a putter that works for you. And you don’t have to spend a small fortune to find that putter.
This list is a small example of the cheap putters that are out there. If nothing else, hopefully it provides you some guidance and a place to start.
If you find a reasonably priced putter that you like that’s not on our list, would you do us a favor and let us know in the comments below?