Everyone loves to smash drivers, flush irons and clip wedges, but when it comes to the most important club in your bag, golfers are fiercely protective and loyal to their flat sticks.
A putter can be your best friend or your worst enemy, but it golfers put a lot of trust into the club they choose to use when they’re trying to save strokes on the green.
Take a look at the putters that made our 2019 Honor Roll.
(Note: clubs are presented in alphabetical order)
Bettinardi Studio Stock
Report Card: The face on the Studio Stock series is the softest of any Bettinardi putter line due to a 20% deeper milling pattern that provides more cushion at impact. With a rounder shape and the use of stainless steel for the first time ever, you can hear a crisp sound when the ball is struck.
Bettinardi Queen B
Report Card: The Queen B series are known for their one-piece milled soft-carbon and honeycomb design on the face. These putters are made for the speed-conscious golfer looking for a firmer feel on the greens.
Report Card: The Bloodline RG-1 series putters are notorious for being able to stand up on their own behind the ball. This gives the player an edge when lining up the putt, as they are able to step away and look at the lines matched up from afar.
Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft
Report Card: A variable milled pattern with etching tight around the center and spread out around the perimeter of the face makes putts roll with ease no matter where the point of impact is. This groove pattern varies with each head style, making the putter perform as intended regardless of which putter best fits your eye.
Edel Torque Balanced
Report Card: Edel challenges the traditional view of “toe hanging” putters with this line, saying that it goes against the mechanics of the natural putting stroke. The absent ‘torque” allows the toe to move freely throughout the stroke, creating a smooth feel.
L.A.B. Golf Directed Force
Report Card: Engineers at L.A.B. Golf have worked for years to debunk the torque myth that has dominated the putting space. Utilizing a lie-angle balanced stroke, L.A.B. putters integrate an automatic forward press and a center of gravity that ensures the putter does the lion’s share of the work for you.
Odyssey Toulon Design
Report Card: Odyssey improves upon previous models of the Toulon Design by extending the diamond mill pattern across the entire face rather than solely in the center. This groove pattern channels vibrations during impact to create a soft, smooth roll.
Odyssey Stroke Lab
Report Card: A graphite shaft in your irons or woods may seem unimpressive, but have you used one in your putter? Odyssey counters the lighter weight shaft with added weight in the grip and head, making a more balanced putter with 44% more weight in the player’s hands.
Ping Sigma 2
Report Card: Featuring 10 different designs, the Sigma 2 family of putters is perfect for the player who prefers a softer feel at impact, but a putter that reacts like one with a firmer face. Even more innovative, each club features an adjustable-length shaft so players can find the perfect length for them without cutting and re-shafting their putter.
Ping Vault 2.0
Report Card: Overlapping grooves on the face of this putter create more consistent strikes by evening the energy distribution at contact. With three choices of weights on four head shapes, players can customize their putter to their personal preferences.
Piretti Elite Series
Report Card: Piretti is famous for its highly customized putters, and this series is no different. With heavier putter heads and lower lofts to combat tightly mown greens, the Elite series is something to write home about in the realm of high-end equipment.
S7K Stand Alone
Report Card: True to its name, the new rule-conforming S7K Stand Alone Putter literally stands on the green, giving golfers a foolproof way to line up properly in order to easily sink putts. The S7K’s ultra-light shaft and grip, paired with a V-shaped sole and extra-low balance point.
Report Card: With a goal to create the most scientifically perfect putters in the game, Sacks Parente putters’ ultra-low balance point creates a natural putter release, which squares the club at impact. All of their putters increase their moment of inertia by moving the weight of the club to the heel and toe of the face as opposed to the center.
Report Card: This putter is built for the player that loves the look of a blade but the performance of a large sweet spot. SeeMore includes its patented “RifleScope Technology” for perfect alignment with every putt.
SeeMore M5X Private Reserve
Report Card: This sleek mallet putter combines the balance and forgiveness of a traditional mallet with the exceptional look at address of a high-end blade. The M5X has deep-milled grooves for a soft feel at impact and the same alignment technology as the M7X.
TaylorMade TP Black Copper
Report Card: The grooves in this putter series are angled at 45° downward to promote end-over-end roll and a smoother stroke. This eliminates the problem of backspin and combats issues with consistency.
TaylorMade Spider X
Report Card: The change in color to the well known bright red Spider is not the only difference in this new release. The new model features a deeper center of gravity for a more stable stroke and softer feel.
Titleist Scotty Cameron Select
Report Card: This elite line of putters contains a large layer of vibration-dampening inlay between the aluminum fan piece and a stainless-steel body. A shorter face height and tighter topline are two other “tour inspired” changes made to the new line.
Warrior Truer Balance Mallet
Report Card: Perfect for someone who wants a little more control over their putter head, the Truer Balance features counterbalanced weighting and enhanced forward-back weighting for maximum forgiveness. The putter also has a soft double laser milled face that produces a truer roll.