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Best Mallet Putters 2023

Best Mallet Putters 2024

The best of the best! We roundup the best mallet putters of 2024

 

In need of a putter upgrade this season? Look no further. This is our guide to all of the latest mallet putters on the market in 2024.

A golfer’s choice of putter is very personal. Unlike other clubs there are so many different shapes and sizes, especially when it comes to mallet putters. With the technology in the golfing world ever evolving, 2024 showcases some amazing technology and designs in the mallet putter department.


Best Mallet Putters 2024


TaylorMade Spider Tour X putter

5 star review
TaylorMade Spider Tour X putter review

Reviewed by Jack Backhouse

The new tech in the Spider series is the steel wire frame construction, which has allowed the engineers to precisely locate the centre of gravity in places to give the golfer the best roll. It also has a new Hybrar echo dampner behind the face to improve feel. This is the same material used in the Stealth and Stealth HD irons that removes unwanted vibrations on poor hits.

It is nice when brands keep in technology that works, and that’s what they’ve done with the Pure Roll insert that rose to fame with the original Spider X putter. Moulded from a Surlyn material, it delivers the Spider feel we all recognise, with grooves that are angled 45° downward to help impart better topspin and an end-over-end roll.

I really enjoyed the feel of the putter on impact, it is a lot softer than the TP reserve putter I am using that doesn’t have a face insert, and it also has a good sound too. In testing I was quickly able to get used to the softer launch speed and control distance nicely. The Spider Tour X is so stable on misstrikes tso you do generally get good distance regardless of contact point, which is the help we all need.

PROS

  • Used by loads of top players
  • Very forgiving
  • Great sound
  • Soft feel off the face

CONS

  • Stock models only available with SuperStroke grip (other grips available in customs)



More information: Taylormade Website

Odyssey Ai-One Milled Seven T Putter

5 star review
Odyssey Ai-One putters: Everything you need to know!

Reviewed by Hannah Holden

Taking the headcover off this putter gives you a special kind of feeling. The navy blue finish on the head contrasts well with the champagne-coloured insert, with the whole thing just feeling really expensive. The white lines on the top of the head contrast really nicely against the navy, making the putter easy to point at where you want to go.

I really like that this putter has interchangeable sole weights. Every golfer has a different style and putt on different greens, so having this option to dial in your feel is a nice touch from Odyssey.

I started my test in the obvious place – 40-foot putts. on such a long swing, I was pleased with how well-balanced the putter swung. I have quite a soft wrist putting stroke that allows me to feel the weight of the head more, and it felt great on putts of this length.

I used this putter in an entire 2-hour practice session and got to grips with the feel from the face. I am not a robot, so it is hard to say how much exactly it improved my distance control, but Odyssey say it can improve your lag putting by as much as 20%, and those sort of gains could completely change your season.

Go get fit for an Odyssey AI-One Milled putter; you will not regret it.

PROS

  • Super premium feel
  • Stroke Lab shaft
  • Lots of heads and weights to get custom fit into

CONS

  • Expensive


Evnroll EV5.2 Putter

4.5 star review

Reviewed by Jack Backhouse

The lines on this putter are so clean. I couldn’t tell you if it’s the two-tone head, the standard single top sightline, the linear rear wing, or the two longer lines, but standing over this putter, there are so many ways to line up correctly it genuinely gives you the feeling you can’t miss.

As a blade putter die-hard, I don’t often get excited about mallet putters. Too big, too clunky, too face balanced, and often with giant grips mean I’ve not had many last long in my bag. Evnroll, however, allowed me the choice of head style, hosel style, alignment aids, and finish, which meant I was able to order a putter that really suits my eye and my putting style.

My initial feelings were brilliant, I find that often mallets feel closed to me, which emphasises the pull that upsets me greatly, but the Evnroll EV5.2 just sits so square and beautifully behind the ball. I love the line on the top of the head that runs directly into the ball.

Sweet face technology is what Evnroll have called their variable groove thickness technology, which means that putts from the heel and toe will roll the same distance to a putt hit out of the centre. This is a huge victory for golfers as they a) don’t practice their putting and b) don’t regularly hit the middle of the face as often as they believe.

If you’re a golf tech geek and are looking to swap out your flat stick for something new, or just looking to invest in a putter that will help your performance, you absolutely must give the Evnroll EV5.2 putter a go. It is a bit pricey at nearly £400, but it’s well worth the investment. The customisation alone is worth the cost; it really is a brilliant putter.

PROS

  • Beautiful shape
  • Loads of custom options
  • High MOI means miss-hits perform really well.

CONS

  • A bit pricey


More info: Evnroll website

Cobra Stingray Vintage Putter

5 star review
Cobra Stingray Vintage Putter Review

Reviewed by Hannah Holden

The Stingray model is a face-balanced mallet with a single bend shaft. This worked really well for my fairly straight back and through putting stroke, and I found it really easy to start the ball on line with the model. If you like this shape but have more of an arcing stroke the Stingray-30 offers the same head design but with a short slant neck hosel which adds more toe hang.

All models in the Cobra Vintage range feature adjustable weights on the sole so players can dial in the weight and feel of the putter head. There is a choice of five different sole weights (5g, 10g, 15g, 20g, 25g) which are easily changeable to personalise your putter.

I think the only slight disadvantage of this range is the models are only offered in 34 and 35-inch length shafts, which doesn’t leave loads of options for golfers who may want something different. Having said that, the adjustable weights do mean, it would be fairly easy for me to cut this down the 33 inches and then balance out the weighting of the club.

Overall, I really enjoyed testing this putter. I think Cobra has done a great job of balancing a more classic aesthetic (compared to the 3D Printed Series) and new technology to make a putter that looks great and delivers high-quality performance.

PROS

  • Great alignment features
  • Great sound
  • Soft feel off the face

CONS

  • Only offer 34 or 35 inch shaft lengths



Odyssey White Hot Versa Twelve

5 star review

Reviewed by Nicola Slater

The first thing that struck me about this putter was a huge white line that strikes through the middle of the head. This is a much larger putter than I’ve used before and so it was only fitting that there is a larger alignment aid. The thick white line on the black head is part of Odyssey’s high-contrast Versa alignment system that dominates the tours. I really liked how this looks and the smaller black line through the white line is also a great addition to help with alignment. From that, there is a small section of steel shaft, followed by the majority which is a red carbon shaft that looks great too.

Having used an Odyssey mallet putter for around 4 years I was very much familiar with the strike that this putter produced. The classic white hot face insert provided the much-loved sound and feel that you would expect from an Odyssey putter. The ball bounces off of that insert quite softly which I don’t mind but this is very much a personal feel thing and it won’t be for everyone.

The only real query that I have with this putter is the fact that Odyssey only offers it with one grip size. As someone who prefers a thicker grip, it’s a shame that there isn’t an upgrade option but nonetheless, this can be altered at any pro shop.

Overall, this is a great putter and I really enjoyed using it. If you’re someone who loves mallet putters and is looking for an upgrade this one is definitely worth a try and well if you’re not, maybe this one might sway your decision.

PROS

  • Very square behind the ball
  • Forward centre of gravity feels solid at impact
  • High MOI means miss hits perform really well

CONS

  • None!


 

More info: Odyssey Golf

TaylorMade TP Reserve M47 putter

4.5 star review

Reviewed by Nicola Slater

The M47 is the smallest mallet putter in the new TP Reserve line and offers that hybrid between a blade and a mallet for those players who want a little more forgiveness than a blade without having a hefty mallet. The M47 also has the widest topline of the three mallet heads.

Initially, I was unsure about the lack of alignment line on the top line but I actually found it really easy to start the ball on line without this. I think the deeper cavity in the middle section of the putter helps with this as it allows you to frame the golf ball nicely.

The new TP Reserve putters are milled from 303 stainless steel, and feel more art than science. Each putter is individually milled, which takes around forty-five minutes for one engineer to complete, this is a very labour-intensive process to deliver the detail and finish you expect from this type of putter. Some of the detailing is so fine that you can’t actually see it with the human eye alone.

Overall, I think that the TP Reserve M47 is a great putter and definitely something that I am considering putting in play. If you are after a classic looking mid-mallet design this is a really good option.

PROS

  • Amazing detail
  • Classic sleek design
  • Premium leather headcover
  • Soft feel off the face

CONS

  • No alignment aid on the top line



More information: Taylormade Website

Odyssey Ai-One Milled Six T Putter

5 star review
Odyssey Ai-One Milled Six T Putter review

Reviewed by Matt Coles

Even before the putter comes out, the headcover is a piece of art. The navy, gold and white design screams quality, and with a magnetised lock and fur-lined inside, it is high-quality.

Then you see the putter itself, and it looks sublime. The dark navy finish is sleek and stylish, while the champagne-coloured milled insert is exquisitely designed and fitted.

As an amateur golfer, putts do not always come out of the centre of the face. The Ai-One series helps with this, and it helps significantly. The AI technology used, similar to that in the Paradym Driver range, has been designed to help off-centre strikes remain more consistent in terms of distance. Obviously, putts right off the centre of the face will still go further, but the difference between well-struck putts and badly-struck putts will be minimised.

Due to how well-balanced the head feels, I also felt more confident over longer putts. With a longer swing, there is more of a tendency to miss the centre of the club face, but that AI technology continued to work well, with 90% of putts finishing within a similar distance from the hole (the other 10% being poor putts on my behalf).

PROS

  • Looks stunning
  • Stroke Lab shaft
  • Thick grip
  • Lots of configurations

CONS

  • Expensive


Cleveland Frontline Elite RHO putter

4.5 star review

Reviewed by Nicola Slater

As putters go, this one looks pretty good. The black head mallet head certainly suited my eye, and the large white alignment strip seems a great addition for golfers of all abilities.

Cleveland has seriously gone to town with the technology in this putter. One of the first major changes Cleveland has made is the upgraded Tungsten SOFT face plate. This face weight moves the putter’s centre of gravity forward. Doing this allows the putter to move along a smaller arch, meaning those mishits are more controlled. Additional weights are at the base of the putter, they can be removed or changed, and counterbalance weights beneath the grip have been added.

The Cleveland Frontline Elite RHO is offered in two different variations, the Slant Neck and this one which is the Single Bend. The difference is that this putter favours those with straighter strokes. As I fall into this category of golfer, I really got on with this putter. In addition, a Lampkin Sinkfit Pistol grip is used, which being oversized, helps to keep the hands quiet yet maintain stability in the stroke.

Overall, look no further if you’re a golfer with a fairly straight back and through stroke looking for a little bit more forgiveness from a putter. The Cleveland Frontline Elite RHO Single Bend certainly offers plenty of tech for its price tag!

PROS

  • Looks great
  • Easy to line up
  • Hardwearing grip

CONS

  • Headcover not overly secure


 
More information: Cleveland Golf

Ping Tyne G putter

4 star review

Reviewed by Nicola Slater

Straight away this has a unique, stand-put design due to the ball pickup cutout feature in the centre of the putter head. Although this may just seem like a ease of use feature it also helps add forgiveness by moving more weight to the perimeter for added stability.

I got the chance to test this at a couple of different courses. The first being a typical parkland course in the heart of Cumbria. The greens were firm but a tad on the slow side, and I naturally found myself having to swing the putter a little like a driver at times. I hit a couple of comparison putts to see the difference between the Tyne G and my current putter, and the Ping certainly came off a little softer than my Cleveland.

This is due to the new Pebax insert with a shallow milled surround, you can see the insert is actually very small compared to the width of the face. As per the Ping website, they have swayed away from the previously used milled face inserts that have a firmer feel.

Due to the single bend shaft this putter is tailored towards those straighter stroke golfers. I would definitely put myself in this category, and I very much enjoyed using it. If however you are someone who requires more toe hang you may be better at looking at some other heads in the range with different hosel options.

PROS

  • Feels nice off of the face
  • Unique design
  • Easy-to-use alignment

CONS

  • Pricey


 

More info: PING


Best Mallet Putters 2024

There is no right or wrong option when it comes to choosing a putter. Some people like how mallets looks and how that extra weight in the head offers a touch more forgiveness. Others love the sleek design a blade offers and how you can often feel the ball off of the face a little better.

A putter is entirely personal choice so don’t be afraid to experiment and find the putter that could help you have your best golfing season so far. 2024 offers some great new mallet putter packed with technology to help you on the greens.

If you’re still undecided why not check out our other buying guides for putters…

Nicola Slater

Nicola Slater

Nicola recently graduated from Stirling University where she studied Sports Studies, she wrote her dissertation on barriers to participation for women in golf.
Nicola plays her golf at Hickleton Golf Club and has recently started her professional career on the LET Access Tour. Having played for Yorkshire Ladies and has represented England at junior and senior level.

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