Best Golf Putters 2017 – Review Of Our Top 5 Picks!

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For so many years, I was a complete laggard when it came to putters. My dad was given a Scotty Cameron when he went to the Masters in 1997 (what a year to go!), and he gave it to me shortly after. And for nearly 15 years, I turned a blind eye to all that was out there. I had the best putter in the world in my book, so why did I need to look further afield?

Unfortunately, it snapped in transit one day, and that marked the end of an era. Sad at the time. But as I went putter shopping with a heavy heart soon after, my mood quickly picked up. I couldn’t believe the advances in terms of technology and development that had happened over my period of blissful ignorance!

I’ve kept my ear to the ground ever since, and it’s fair to say that 2016 – and the early part of 2017 – has seen some pretty special stuff coming off the various conveyor belts of the leading brands. We’ve been like kids at Christmas actually – excitedly giving all these cutting-edge new models a test drive.

But after racking up many miles on the clock in pursuit of the latest and greatest gem on the putter market, and hitting thousands of putts along the way, there were five releases which have really stood out from the crowd over the last 12 months. Without any further ado, here they are…

Let’s jump into our Best Golf Putters 2017 Review and find out which is best for you and why!

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Our Editor’s Choice of Best Golf Putters 2017 is the Odyssey O-Works (read our review). Grab yourself a special deal for the O-Works at Global Golf or on Amazon.

It’s the perfect combination of feel, distance control and feedback, 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. Get involved – as soon as you can!

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Assessment Criteria

Below you can find a side-by-side comparison of our list of best golf putters 2017.

All putters were put to the test against our standard assessment model, where we looked at 4 key aspects: Build Quality, Control & Performance, Design & Appearance and Value for Money. Individual scores of each of these aspects was then aggregated to give an overall assessment score, as follows:

Overall Mark Score Description
Excellent A+ 9.6 – 10 Stop the clock and buy now. This piece of equipment will change your game.
Excellent A 9.0 – 9.5 Superb piece of gear. Amazing quality, performance and value for money.
Great B+ 8.6 – 8.9 Great offering. This piece of gear won’t let you down.
Good B 8.0 – 8.5 Solid piece of gear with only minor issues to criticise.
Average C+ 7.6 – 7.9 Adequate offering, but not the best value for money.
Average C 7.0 – 7.5 Not the most exciting piece of gear, seek alternatives.
Weak D+ 6.6 – 6.9 Leaves lots to be desired. You can do a lot better.
Weak D 6.0 – 6.5 Steer well clear of this gear. Not worth the money!

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Side-by-Side Comparison of all Putters

Below is a side-by-side comparison of the 5 putters we reviewed in our Best Golf Putters 2017 assessment. To read our detailed individual reviews just click on your putter of choice!

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Editor choice
Odyssey O-Works Putter Review

Odyssey O-Works Putter Review

On this page you’ll find our detailed Odyssey O-Works Putter Review, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side comparison ...

2 Cameron and Crown Putter Review – Titleist Scotty Cameron

Cameron and Crown Putter Review – Titleist Scotty Cameron

On this page you’ll find our detailed Cameron and Crown Putter Review, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side ...

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3 Ping Vault Putter Review

Ping Vault Putter Review

On this page you’ll find our detailed Ping Vault Putter Review, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side comparison with ...

$229 $299 Buy It Now
4 Cleveland TFI 2135 Putter Review

Cleveland TFI 2135 Putter Review

On this page you’ll find our detailed Cleveland TFI 2135 Putter Review, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side ...

5 SeeMore Original Milled Series Putter Review

SeeMore Original Milled Series Putter Review

On this page you’ll find our detailed SeeMore Original Milled Series Putter Review, the pros and cons, and a ...

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Key Considerations

Build Quality

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 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.

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Brief Overview of Top 5 Golf Putters 2017

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Cameron and Crown Putter

Just a cut above the rest in all facets. As in every Scotty Cameron offering, build quality is outstanding with a multi material technology that’s been used to optimize preferred weight.

Available in four models, the Cameron and Crown is designed for players whose setup demands a 33 inch putter – each with precise heel-toe weighting to allow for the most consistent and beautiful stroke. It is expensive – we’re not going to lie. But don’t let that deceive you into thinking it isn’t great value for money. Because it is.

Just a pity there is only one model available in a left-handed option, but then again you can’t please everyone!

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Here is a summary of the pros and cons. To read the full review click here.


PROS:
  • The multi-material technology that has been implemented provides superb feel and consistent weighting throughout each of the four models
  • The shorter length hasn’t compromised the weight of the putter because of Scotty Cameron adding two 20g weights to each of the heel & toe to total 360g
  • As always, each of the models look fantastic and the glare resistant finish is neat and handy

CONS:
  • It’s a fair sum to pay for a putter, but then again that isn’t an authentic con in our opinion – it’s fantastic
  • Only one model head is available in left hand, all four could’ve been offered to left handers giving them a wider choice


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.

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Here is a summary of the pros and cons. To read the full review click here.


PROS:
  • Beautifully soft in terms of feel and sound at impact making you look forward to each and every putt just that little bit more
  • Distance control is outstanding with the widened horizontal impact zone on putter face enhancing off-center strikes
  • Seven different models to choose from with four mallets and three blades – you will find one that suits your eye and game

CONS:
  • Not the most eye catching putter around, but then again that is what Cleveland wants and have focused on other aspects that are more important


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Ping Vault

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!

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Here is a summary of the pros and cons. To read the full review click here.


PROS:
  • Exudes style and class
  • Tremendous consistency and feel across all four models
  • Choice of blade and mallet heads – all needs catered for!
  • Even at $300+, these high-end putters still represent decent value

CONS:
  • None that we can think of


Odyssey O-Works

Our Editor’s Choice in Putters for 2017.

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. Get involved – as soon as you can!

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Here is a summary of the pros and cons. To read the full review click here.


PROS:
  • Cutting-edge Microhinge Insert Technology is surely the leader of its field to date
  • Great control, soft feel yet still a solid, feedback-providing sound
  • Classy, aesthetically-pleasing designs across all models
  • For 220-odd bucks, you’ll struggle to beat this for value

CONS:
  • It doesn’t have… ha, just kidding. No holes to be poked here folks


SeeMore Original Milled Series

Milled putters are seldom very far off the mark, and the SeeMore Original Series is no exception. A diverse range of putters each put their own stamp on things, and bring unique benefits to the table. None of them will probably win any beauty contests, and the lack of left-hand availability unnecessarily minimizes the market.

But all in all, these putters represent very good value. And, as ever, SeeMore absolutely nail it when it comes to alignment – the Riflescope Technology is a winner.

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Here is a summary of the pros and cons. To read the full review click here.


PROS:
  • Crisp, consistent feel typical of milled putters, but with excellent feedback
  • Chrome polished sole ensures smooth transaction with the turf
  • Market-leading alignment technology
  • Competitive price

CONS:
  • They just aren’t pretty. My opinion – take it or leave it!

Image DescriptionScore Offers
Editor choice
Odyssey O-Works Putter Review

Odyssey O-Works Putter Review

On this page you’ll find our detailed Odyssey O-Works Putter Review, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side comparison ...

2 Cameron and Crown Putter Review – Titleist Scotty Cameron

Cameron and Crown Putter Review – Titleist Scotty Cameron

On this page you’ll find our detailed Cameron and Crown Putter Review, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side ...

Best seller
3 Ping Vault Putter Review

Ping Vault Putter Review

On this page you’ll find our detailed Ping Vault Putter Review, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side comparison with ...

$229 $299 Buy It Now
4 Cleveland TFI 2135 Putter Review

Cleveland TFI 2135 Putter Review

On this page you’ll find our detailed Cleveland TFI 2135 Putter Review, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side ...

5 SeeMore Original Milled Series Putter Review

SeeMore Original Milled Series Putter Review

On this page you’ll find our detailed SeeMore Original Milled Series Putter Review, the pros and cons, and a ...

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