Welcome to our Best Putters 2019 Review.
In this comprehensive guide we have sifted through the absolute best putters currently available on the market. The guide separates putters by category, price and features to help you find the best putter for your game.
We have tried to keep our selection pretty broad in terms of handicap suitability, but admittedly, most of the putters featured below are for low single figure to mid-teen handicaps.
If you are just beginning golf or are a high handicapper we recommend you check out our review of the Best Golf Clubs for Beginners.
Let’s jump into our Best Putters review and find out which is best for you and why!
Best Putters for Golf
1. Odyssey Stroke Lab Putter
Odyssey are only known for their putters. That’s because that’s all they do in terms of equipment, but boy oh boy do they do it well!
The Stroke Lab range has carefully and effectively changed their approach to a putter’s weight and shafts and have come up with an effective solution. The Stroke Lab has a graphite shaft with steel tip to enhance performance dynamics and produce a better roll on the ball.
Additional weight in putter head and butt of grip provide a more consistent repeatable stroke.
2. Taylormade TP Black Copper Collection Putter
Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm being the flag-bearers definitely made a difference in consumer awareness.
Undoubtedly, the design has unique benefits across the range providing players with differing strokes a specific putter that suits. Available in 7 different head styles and ranging in weight from 342 - 355 grams and with a lie angle of 70 degrees.
The Pure Roll provides phenomenal feel as well as end over end roll and consistent at that.
3. Odyssey O-Works
The Odyssey O-Works is our Editor’s Choice in Putters.
How on earth are they going to keep stock levels sufficient enough to fulfil demand? That’s the biggest headache Odyssey will have in store this year, because these putters are simply exceptional!
The Microhinge face insert defies the natural trade-off between feel/distance control and feedback. It’s the perfect combination of all three, yielding terrific consistency. There are plenty of putters to choose from within the range too, and each and every one exudes pure class and beauty.
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4. Ping Stigma 2
In our opinion, the Ping Stigma 2 Putter is a complete winner in terms of quality and value – superb.
The Stigma 2 is a world class offering and available in 11 different head models. Enough options in terms of weight or face insert and the clean neat lines help your alignment beautifully! This is aimed at the player who prefers slightly softer feel with lively response off the putter face at impact.
True Roll technology and Dual-Durometer face are what make the difference in terms of ball speed consistency and accuracy. Lastly the adjustable length shaft is an incredibly important benefit allowing players to have the exact length to match their posture and length of stroke
5. Titleist Scotty Cameron Select Putter
The ‘crème de la creme’ of golf equipment, a classy offering from a leading brand. In terms of feel, sound, weighting technology and roll off the putter face its full marks.
A vibration dampening layer (30% larger than before) provides exceptional feel and control. The reshaped sole aids alignment really well and almost sits square at address on its own!
It is a pricey purchase, no doubt about that, but if you are serious about the game and putting is your passion then give this a go – it is pure.
6. Ping Vault 2.0
In a word (or two): world class. Across the entire line there is excellent look and feel, while the True-Roll technology underpins the truly superior performance and consistency.
In terms of milled putters, this is almost as good as you’ll find, and it’s good to see both platinum and slate finishes on offer. They don’t come cheap, but for quality like this, it still represents good value.
Overall, a resounding yes from us!
7. Cleveland TFI 2135 Putter
Cleveland have focused their attention on the most important thing there is to putting – alignment. Simplified basic looks in terms of design and appearance along with the raised alignment aid which will help you line up correctly each and every time.
Available in 7 different models with four being modern mallets and three being traditional blades, there is something for everyone. The widened horizontal impact point has greatly improved off-center strikes making distance control a whole lot easier than you’re possibly used to (if you’re honest with yourself!).
At just short of $130 for the most effective model this is very good value for money and is suited to any handicap player. To read the full review click here.
Best Golf Putters Buying Guide
It’s interesting to observe the different approaches brands take when they are, essentially, all working towards the same end goals. There is a vast array of models out there – both mallets and blades, and even within that, there is much variety in terms of build, weight distribution and technology. Particularly with regards to alignment, there are some really innovative aids and features out there.
We also see inventive “roll technologies”, and there are also contrasting approaches when it comes to face inserts and head designs. It’s a lot to consider, but hugely important too. I’m not saying you need to keep a putter for 15 years like I did, but ideally you want it to be a long-term purchase if you’re sinking this kind of money into it.
Build quality is thus vital to both durability, and ensuring optimal results for the duration of your ‘relationship’ with your new Texas wedge.
Control and Performance
Golf is a simple game, but putting is even simpler. There are two components that you have to get right at the end of the day: alignment and speed. Yes?
It isn’t quite as simple as that though.
In order to get you on point with both of those elements, there’s a little bit of water that needs to go under the bridge first. Feel is vital to striking the balance, and this is underpinned by consistency. That means getting a true roll, with clear feedback on mishits, so that you can become a putting metronome. Doing so builds the kind of confidence whereby lining up your putt and nailing distance control eventually becomes a natural, instinctive occurrence, rather than something that requires agonizing thought and analysis beforehand.
The quality of the putter – and the technology that goes into it – has a huge role to play in this, and it can take a fair degree of testing to know which flatblades come to the party, and which don’t. We’ve done most of the heavy lifting for you, but at the end of the day, only you can make the call as to which putter will generate the best results for you.
Design and Appearance
Some of the best putters out there today are just absolute stunners. Honestly, it’s amazing what an aesthetically-pleasing design can do for confidence. It isn’t just about cool points either. I’m convinced there’s a link between looking/feeling the part and results.
But there is also more to it than beauty.
Putters come in many shapes and forms – even within the same series visual differences can be vast. The key is that all features and nuances must make for a clean, uncomplicated look that complements things like alignment aids, rather than distracting from them. Most of the big guns get this balance spot on, but not everyone!
Value for Money
One inevitable consequence of exponential improvements in technology is that variance in prices escalates. You can pay up to $500 for the very cream of the crop. We consider it to be a breathtaking amount of money to spend on a putter, but… if it does fall within budget, then there are some amazing benefits to be enjoyed.
Whatever your budget is though, you do not want to feel short-changed after, or suffer from the dreaded buyer’s remorse. The only way to avoid that is to ensure you get value for money – whether you’re paying $100 or $500.
Luckily for you, we’ve got fine-tuned nous when it comes to this sort of thing, so when it comes to a cost-benefit analysis, fear not: our word is good.