In the market for a new putter? Let our gear expert take you through our favourites released this year
What are the best putters 2019 has to offer? Generally when we talk about putters it is a very personal choice often based around looks more so than any other club in the bag.
Personally I have used a varied of styles over the years from blade to large mallets. However some people always stick to one style as that is what suits the eye. Across this test I have included putters of all shapes and sizes so there really is something for everyone.
So let’s dive right in…
Best putters 2019: Odyssey Exo Stroke Lab Marxman
Straight away I loved the look of this putter and the way it sat behind the ball. Both the colouring and shape really suited my eye from the get go and I couldn’t wait to get it out on the golf course.
I found the red lines across the centre of the putter framed the ball really well. I also really liked the continuous white lines running from the front to back of the putter which helped me set up square.
This putter is designed to have high MOI and I found it really did deliver on this front. My off-centre hits still created a consistent roll and didn’t veer too much off line. This was helped by the White Hot Microhinge Insert which created a soft roll off the face.
Best putters 2019: Odyssey Strokelab Seven
This putter includes the White Hot insert providing great feel off the face and a really consistent roll. Overall I was very impressed with how the ball was rolling and it wasn’t an effort to get it up to the hole at all.
There are multiple head shapes in this range, the #7 is great as it has blade-like precision while still offering the stability and forgiveness of a mallet.
The Strokelab shaft is new for 2019 and features a new new multi-material design which is 40grams lighter than a standard putter shaft. The shaft is also slightly stiffer and lower torque, it felt like my stroke was smoother and my timings were more consistent using this stroke.
Weight saving in the shaft meant the putter head can be slightly heavier which I felt helped me control my stroke more effectively.
Best putters 2019: Odyssey Toulon Strokelab Palm Beach
The Odyssey Toulon range looks like a premium product as soon as you take it out of the packaging. The Charcoal Smoke finish is a big winner for me it creates a really stunning putter.
The diamond milled face was the star of the show in terms of performance. The ball consistently felt and sounded great off the face and gave me loads of confidence over putts.
Generally I probably would not of chose this head shape as I do prefer a slightly larger putter head but this range gives you a wide range of options to suit your stroke and eye. There are also a variety of neck bends available.
The shaping and styling of this head is really attractive, the single alignment line keeps the head simple without compromising on alignment ability.
Best putters 2019: Ping Sigma 2 Anser
This putter is part of the new Ping Sigma 2 range. A great thing about this range is you can pretty much get any shape or style to suit your stroke.
The Anser is the traditional blade style which many players favour, personally I prefer something larger with a bit more forgiveness but aesthetically this putter still looks great over the ball.
One of the key things I noticed with this putter was that although it had a soft feel off the face the ball came off the club face quick. This really helped me on my pace putting as I have a habit of leaving putts short.
Best putters 2019: Ping Sigma 2 Fetch
Instantly I noticed there was a really nice feel off the face. It feels soft and smooth with no unwanted sound and vibration.
The adjustable shaft length in the Sigma 2 range seems like a masterstroke ensuring you can get the putter length perfect for you. You or your pro can easily adjust the putter length conveniently.
The Fetch shaping also picks the ball out of the hole for you. The putter head itself fits in the hole and uses the circular shape cut out of the flange to grab the ball. We’ve all seen putters which can pick the ball up from the green when that two-footer has been given. But if you’re in the business of actually holing putts then the Fetch is going to reduce a lot of the strain on your back.
Our best putters 2019 rundown continues on the next page with a best-seller from TaylorMade…