2011 Mallet Putters Test: The Results

Equipment

The NCG test team has put all the latest mallet putters to the test. Find out how they all got on...

Results compiled by Jake O’Reilly

Gold Medal

Odyssey White Ice Rossie

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“Great looks, great balance and a great roll. What more can I say?” John

“I love the way this sits and how the lines frame the ball. The firm click off the face is good, too” Dan

“I think the finish looks cheap but other than that impossible to fault’ Joe

DETAILS

SRP: £99  

LH: Yes

w: odysseygolf.com 

t: 0208 3910 666

Silver Medal

Bettinardi Studio Stock 7

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“The feel is beautiful from this putter and I like the way the head sits” John

“Probably my favourite model in the entire test. The shape is easy to swing back and through” Joe

DETAILS

SRP: £299  

LH: No

w: golfsmitheurope.co.uk

t: 01480 308 800

Bronze Medal

Nike Method 003

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“The putter Tiger Woods uses. The shape is great and it rolls beautifully” Joe

“I really like the shape but the shaft is so close to the heel that I didn’t find it easy to use” Josh

DETAILS

SRP: £160  

LH: No

w: nikegolf.eu

t: 08000 561 640

Reccommended

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Fastback 1.5

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“Gorgeous. Shapes really don’t get any better than this when it comes to mallets” Dan

“I like the shape and the club feels nice and balanced overall. It seems a touch harder off the face than the other Studio Select putters” John

DETAILS

SRP: £250  

LH: No

w: titleist.co.uk

t: 01480 301 114

Reccommended

Cleveland Classics Platinum 2

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“Very soft out of the middle and looks like there’s a lot of toe. Doesn’t complement a straight stroke” Dan

“One of my favourites. I loved the grip and the weight and the roll” John

DETAILS

SRP: £95

LH: No

w: clevelandgolf

t: 01420 541 709

WHAT ELSE WAS ON THE TEST?

MD Golf Seve Signature 002

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Squareback 2

Never Compromise Gambler Straight

Snake Eyes Tour Platinum 7805

Nike Method Core 5I

Scotty Cameron Calafornia Del Mar

Ping Scottsdale Half Pipe

Taylormade Ghost Fontanna

DETAILS

Test date: September 2011

Testers: John Eyre (pro), Dan Murphy (3), Joe Whitley (12) and Josh Fisk (28). 

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