Putting is largely a mental exercise. Most golfers are still not even having their putter properly fit for them before they head to the course. Several factors will influence which putter is right for your game. Some shapes you will aim perfectly, others you will point outside of the hole and never even know it. No matter what, it is important to understand that getting setup with the right putter for your posture, aim, and release will lead to better results on the green round-after-round. This guide will help lead you to what putter may be right for you so you can give some a try.
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Top 10 Best Putters for 2020
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What are the most important aspects about your new putter?
Most golfers understand that putters come in different shapes. What may be not as obvious is what those shapes can mean. Many times players will fall in love with classic blades like the Ping Anser but miss that tiny errors with these putters will be much more punishing than putts with bolder shapes like the L.A.B. DF 2.1 starship. Beginning with what shape of putter you like and aim the best is a great place to start.
Once you have settled on a shape, make sure the loft (yes, your putters all have loft), lie, and weight of the putter is correct. You can get many of your putters fit with launch monitor fittings that can get you a smoother roll across the greens instantly. The grip will also need to be matched. There are several choices in putter grips, and they all vary in size and shape. Make sure to find one that matches your style of putter hold and fits comfortably into your hands.
Blade or Mallet?
The classic debate of which style putter head is best. The answer: it depends. For many it will be true that mallets offer more protection and better speed control and performance. For some however, the larger shape can be difficult to become comfortable with and they may aim blade style club heads much better. Remember, there is no wrong answer, just make sure that you are getting fit for whatever you like the look and feel of.
How do I know when I have found my best fit?
Toe hang can be a concept that is difficult to understand for many players. Simply, more toe hang will favor a putting stroke that is more arcing. Face-balanced putters are more for straight-back-straight-through strokes. Another general guideline is that players struggling with missing putts to the right (right-handed player) should consider a putter that is more face-balanced. If you constantly miss to the left (right-handed golfer) then opting for more toe hang may be better. Your ideal putter fit will match the toe hang of your putter, its loft, lie, weight, length, grip and shaft choice to your most comfortable posture and putting motions. We recommend seeing a professional to be sure you get your best fit.
Top 10 Best Putters for 2020
L.A.B. DF 2.1 Putter
Right out the box the DF 2.1 makes an impression. For some that impression will be great, others will think the shape is too bold or simply ugly. In either case, players willing to go beyond their initial impression will likely have success on the greens waiting for them. The DF 2.1 is unlike any putter I have ever tried. The symmetrical design does exactly what it says it will do: The lack of torque makes the putter head feel light, although it is just as heavy as other mallet options, and the DF 2.1 is incredibly stable. Mishits routinely snuck more near the hole and reduced the overall proximity to the hole over any other putter tested. As always, these results will depend on your putting stroke but for me, the DF 2.1 is going straight into the bag.
The true genius behind the collection of parts of the DF 2.1 is how simple it is to use. Simply set up to the golf ball, point and shoot. As a player that still fully expects to hole putts when I play but does not get the time to practice putting much anymore, the DF 2.1 seems to be the way to better scores right now. If performance matters above all else, it will be difficult to find something that outpaces the DF 2.1 in my opinion.
Evnroll ER 10 Outback Putter
The ER10 Outback putter is top-to-bottom one of the most forgiving putters in golf. The ER10 uses the face milled Evnroll grooves, as well as the visual alignment dots, to give players more opportunities to hit the ball close to the hole and hole more putts. The ER10 specifically features deep perimeter weighting to help golfers keep ball speeds high on mishits for improved lag putting at all handicaps and skill levels. The ER10 Outback will be perfect for golfers that simply put function first on the greens and simply want to hit better putts.
The Evnroll ER10 Outback putter is available online and at partnered fitting locations. Evnroll putters can also be found in many retail locations such as Golf Galaxy and PGA Superstores. The ER10 can be custom ordered for the specific putting stroke of all golfers with variable lengths, head weights, lofts, and lies. Custom Evnroll grips are also available and feature the patented Gravity Grip that can further enhance putting performance.
TaylorMade Spider X Putter
Equipped with enhanced stability you can see, TaylorMade Spider X Putters take performance to new heights. TaylorMade revolutionized the way it achieves optimal stability by combining a 320g steel frame with a 15g carbon composite core to maximize perimeter weighting and minimize twisting. The True Path Alignment System features an optically engineered sightline (OES) to enable accurate, consistent alignment. A refined Pure Roll Insert helps putts start and stay on the intended target line on impacts across the face.
Designed to help putts start and stay on the intended line on impacts across the face. Thicker Pure Roll insert construction creates better sound, feel and roll characteristics. 45° grooves pair with softer polymer to increase topspin and improve forward roll.
Callaway Odyssey Stroke Lab Triple Track 2-Ball Putter
The Triple Track 2-Ball is our latest release of the legendary 2-Ball putter and is a double bend face-balanced mallet best suited for strokes with minimal face rotation and arc. This putter comes packed with technology, featuring our Triple Track alignment system inspired by the science of Vernier Hyper Acuity, our multi-material Stroke Lab shaft to improve your stroke, and our new Microhinge Star insert to encourage consistent forward roll.
Provides a firmer feel and enhanced sound at impact compared while maintaining the same roll benefits of our popular White Hot Microhinge Insert. It’s already the choice of some of the best player’s in the world.
Ping Heppler Tyne 3 Putter
Experience maximum firmness and forgiveness in your short game with the PING Heppler Putters. Constructed with a machined, solid face, the Heppler line is made up of multi-material mallets and mid-mallets that provide maximum forgiveness and optimal CG for increased accuracy and consistency. Lighter aluminum was engineered with steel through strategic shaping and weight placement to deliver the high MOI designs. Stiffer adjustable shaft length technology – concealed with the grip – helps golfers find their optimal fit.
Multi-material mallets and mid-mallets that provide maximum forgiveness and optimal CG for greater accuracy and consistency. Maintains the stability and easy of alignment found in the original Tyne. Unique winged mallet profile with a 360g head creates smoother tempo and short putt consistency. Lighter aluminum combined with steel through strategic shaping and weight placement to produce high MOI designs. Mid toe hang targets players with moderate rotation in their putting stroke (largest percentage of golfers). Premium, contrasting copper and black putter head finish delivers timeless quality and style.
L.A.B. B.2 Putter
The B.2 has been created to open the door of L.A.B. Golf’s superior performance to the blade market. Golfers that simply like to look down at a blade putter or who aim smaller shapes more accurately can now receive the full benefits of the Lie Angle Balance system in an elegant shape. B.2 is a putter that will be built precisely to golfer’s exact specs and enable them to free themselves of torque during their putting motion and is perfect for golfers that want to upgrade their performance on the greens.
The B.2 putter is available directly from L.A.B. Golf. Each putter is hand built based on a golfer’s specs. Golfers can be fit remotely for either the DF 2.1 or B.2 putter thanks to L.A.B.’s proprietary fitting system and symmetrical designs. The B.2 can be custom ordered in either stainless steel or brass with a variety of grip shapes and taper profiles. Length, loft, and lie can all be tuned to ensure a new L.A.B. putter is your best fit.
SeeMore SI2 RST Hosel Putter
The SeeMore Si2 RST putter is for any golfer that loves the alignment advantage SeeMore putters can deliver but has been holding out for more traditional shapes. The new look of the RST hosels combine the forgiveness of the centered shafted design with the traditional appearance that may make the RST line of the putters appeal to even more golfers. If you love looking down at the traditional line but want to know you are aimed perfectly each time, the new RST putters are for you.
The RST Hosel Series from SeeMore features 7 total models. The Si2 in this review, the Si3 mid-mallet, Si5 full-mallet, HT Mallet, Platinum HT, Platinum M7 Tour, and Platinum SB20. All SeeMore putters feature the RifleScope Technology that allows golfers to precisely aim their putter by covering the Red Dot with the putter shaft. The Si2 putter is heel and toe weighted blade putter designed for golfers looking for more forgiveness and technology in a traditional shape.
Callaway Odyssey Stroke Lab Triple Track Ten S Putter
Golfers looking to upgrade their putting this year definitely need to consider an Odyssey. Odyssey continues to lead the professional tours in number of putters in play and the new features on the Triple Track Ten are worth seeing in person. Specifically, golfers that struggle aligning their putter can gain more clarity thanks to the bold triple line pattern. In addition, the oversized design of the Triple Track Ten putter can help stabilize off center strikes and make distance control easier.
The Odyssey Triple Track Ten putter comes in two hosel settings. The standard putter is a face-balanced putter that is better suited to golfers with a straighter swing. The S version of the Triple Track Ten enables more toe hang and is better fit to golfers with an arcing stroke. The Triple Track Ten is a mallet putter. It comes standard with Triple Track alignment, Stroke Lab technology, and a Microhinge Star face insert.
TaylorMade Spider Tour Putter
The TaylorMade Spider Putter is the most stable putter offering from TaylorMade. This putter is set with weight pused as far back and outward as they bold shape allows. By removing weight from the putter face, TaylorMade has packed maximum forgiveness into a shape that continue to dominate on Tour. Golfers of all skill levels will find something to love in TaylorMade’s Spider.
Created to meet the exact specifications of Jason Day, the Spider Tour Red Putter embodies the look, stability and technology demanded by top golfers. This modern mallet combines a 6061 aluminum body with a 304 stainless steel frame to optimize perimeter weighting and stability. A milled Pure Roll™ insert pairs with vibration dampening foam to create the sound and feel Jason Day prefers. Striking Tour Red head finish creates a clean look.
Titleist Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2 Putter
Arguably the most famous putter head shape in the world, with scores of professional titles won, Scotty’s flagship model—the new Special Select Newport 2 is the closest-to-Tour setup ever offered. With refinements made to every aspect, this timeless design returns to the roots of sound and feel with its insert-free, solid stainless steel putter head precision milled in the USA. Featuring a mid-milled face pattern, the iconic Newport 2 blade enters the new decade with a flatter, narrower topline, a redesigned plumbing neck, new performance balanced tungsten sole weights for a larger sweet spot and enhanced stability, as well as a new soft tri-sole design for effortless setup. Elegant new Tour-inspired “cherry rings” reminiscent of our legendary tournament-winning putters evolve the Select line’s unmistakable three red dot back cavity theme.
Your putter will be responsible for the majority of your shots during a round of golf. Many of you will spend more time thinking about your next 2 or 3 driver purchases before even contemplating what putter you are using. Most golfers still have never been for a putter fit and some do not even know it is an option. If any of this sounds like you, then you are likely leaving performance benefits out on the course every single hole. Take what this guide shows and head to get your new putter that is built specifically for you. Come back here and let us know what you get setup with.