On this page you’ll find our detailed assessment of the Yes Milly Putter, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side comparison with other putters we have recently reviewed.
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For us the Yes Milly Putter is a mixed bag of positives and negatives. The design is out of the ordinary to say the least, but the putter does provide beautiful roll on the ball and is very easy to align. We found the feel a tad metal-ish and clicky. If you're the kind of player that REGULARLY plays on firm, fast greens then you will enjoy the balance and particularly the roll off the bat which provides great distance control. But if you're the higher handicapper that plays on a wide variety of courses and are predominantly looking for feel and forgiveness then rule the Milly out!
Pros and Cons
- Beautiful roll on the ball, pure end over end stuff that provides the best opportunity possible of making a putt if declaring other factors null and void
- Balance is superb with the heavier weighting on the perimeter of the head
- Very easy to align on target with the True Alignment Bump on sole as well as thick yellow band on putter head
- In our opinion the Milly is one of the worst looking putters on the market. But hey, different strokes for different folks
- It has a firm-ish metal feel that takes some getting used to
- Not exceptionally forgiving in terms of off center strikes and the feel
Design & Appearance
I’m not going to beat around the bush, I think the Milly is an ugly putter. The bright yellow rectangular alignment block stares back at you all day long from the aerial view and is framed by black on both the heel and toe. Some might like the flamboyant looks, but I’m not one of them.
The Milly has a angled head where the thickest part is near the putter face and the thinnest part is at the rear of the head. Again I’m not a big fan of this design. It is completely opposite to classic designs, like the Bettinardi Inovai, that has more of the weight at the rear.
The sole has an ‘alignment bump’ in the center so both the heel and toe are slightly raised off the ground. I prefer my putter sole to sit squarely on the surface of the green, but I can see how some golfers may prefer a slightly raised heel and toe to avoid the putter catching on takeaway.
The Milly has tungsten weights in both the heel and toe, which provide exceptional stability. There is a light polymer insert center and heavy steel perimeter aiding a very high Moment of Inertia (MOI). The thing that Yes! is most well known for you is the C-Groove technology. This is basically a milling of half-circles from the toe up to center of the putter face and back down to the heel. This is believed to impart beautiful roll on the ball and I agree on that.
The alignment bump on the sole does take some getting used to especially after being used to a putter that sits snug. However, I would agree that it does assist with alignment.
Control / Feel
The C-Grooves as mentioned above are effective and give a solid metal feel at impact. Not as soft as some other putters we’ve tested such as the Odyssey White Hot, but it’s rewarding in a different way. A noticeable ‘click’ at impact can be heard from a reasonable distance too. Having the tungsten weights on the perimeter do assist in providing superb control especially over the short putts.
If hitting the Milly off-center though the feel is not great at all. It is very easy to tell if you’ve struck it off center whether that be left or right of center or upwards and downwards of center.
Distance control is really good. I know you don’t have a choice most rounds but if you had to use this on fast greens only you’d appreciate it more than if you were playing on slow, thick greens. Reason behind that is you’ll be striking your putts a lot harder on slow greens and subsequently it’ll be harder to strike directly out the center as consistently. A knock-on effect of this is not actually being able to stroke the ball smoothly and the bold yellow alignment aid gets somewhat thrown out the window.
Over short putts the Milly performs best. Within 6 feet on fast greens, your confidence will gradually build to where you almost feel as though in your own mind you’ve been given it already! The heel toe weighting provides the balance and together with the True Alignment Bump you can quickly gather if you’re setup directly on target or not.
Value for Money
Well at the regular price I don’t think this is outstanding value for money. It’s feel is average although the roll is very good. The looks are terrible however. Forgiveness isn’t great, but then again the differentiation between results between strikes is minimal.
So all in all quite a few positives and negatives and if you’re the kind of player that REGULARLY plays on firm, fast greens then you will enjoy the balance and particularly the roll off the bat which provides great distance control. But if you’re the higher handicapper that plays on a wide variety of courses and are predominantly looking for feel and forgiveness then rule the Milly out!
A short video adding to our Yes Milly Putter Review that describes the C-Groove Technology – Video Length 01:24
A closer look at C-Groove technology
Learn how C-Groove technology can help you produce a better roll on the ball each and every time.
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|Product Details||Yes! Milly Putter|
|Launch RRP||From $179.00|
|Handicap Range||Low – High|
|Hand Availability||Right and Left Hand|
|Putter Length||32 – 37″|
|Manufacturers Website||Adams Golf|