In today’s guide we will review several of the best mallet putters to help you learn what kind of technology exists today in putters to help you hit more accurate putts and lower your total strokes on the greens.
The winner for Best Mallet Putter is the TaylorMade Tour Spider. It’s Pure Roll Technology is a handy face insert that helps your golf ball roll true and straight. The design of this putter is beautiful and it’s the favorite putter among many of the top golfers in the world, including Jason Day.
Here are the top mallet putters to buy:
- TaylorMade Tour Spider
- Scotty Cameron Select Newport M1
- Pinemeadow PGX SL Putter
- Odyssey White Hot RX Mallet Putter
- TaylorMade TP Ardmore 3
- Odyssey Red O-Works 2 Ball S Fang Mallet
- TaylorMade TP Patina
- Odyssey OG White Hot
9 Mallet Style Putters to Consider Buying
1. TaylorMade Tour Spider Mallet Putter
Next up is the TaylorMade Spider Golf putter. This mallet putter has been seen in the golf bags of Dustin Johnson and Jason Day just to name a few.
Featured here is the new model, and this version has received rave reviews.
Here are just a few of the many options available:
- Left and right handed
- Black, Red and Diamond Tour Models
- Sightline or no sightline
- Arc Red, Arc Silver, or Tour Platinum Models
Other popular features are the soft surlyn “Pure Ball” insert for a softer feel and a face-balanced mallet with a 360g head weight. Check out a few of the YouTube reviews for the Spider.
2. Scotty Cameron Select Newport M1
The new Scotty Cameron Select Newport M1 Mallet Putter is another club from legendary putter designer Scotty Cameron.
These putters feature multi-material technology that feature 303 stainless steel and 6061 aircraft grade aluminum inlays to provide players with unmatched feel and response.
The integrated dampening system connects to the milled-face to eliminate any unwanted vibrations to give players the most authentic feel available on fast or slower greens.
The new Scotty Cameron Select putters feature modern aesthetics that give these putters a very nice look that inspires play around the cup.
Scotty Cameron Select Putters are designed for players of all skill levels looking for incredible forgiveness and improvement on the greens. You’ll enjoy having this club in your bag.
3. Pinemeadow Golf PGX SL Putter
My next mallet choice is the entry-level Pinemeadow Golf Men’s PGX. This putter length is 34” and comes with a fitted PGX headcover.
The Pinemeadow weighs 40g more than a traditional putter, which is considered “tour-weighted” for faster greens found on most of the better golf courses. This PGX is white in color to give a stark contrast to green putting surfaces.
The PGX SL putter has a premiere alignment system that will help you sink more putts. The top line will help your eye make sure you are on target.
The result should be more made putts from all distances, improving your game. Their “Consistent Face Insert” creates a smooth roll while cutting down on skipping.
4. Odyssey 2017 Men’s White Hot RX
The White Hot RX feel is even better than past years’ putters. They’ve taken the Legendary White Hot Insert Technology and combined it with a Dual layer injected molded insert that has a softer core.
Found also in their blade putters, you get a club that’s the ultimate in speed and feel on the green.
Increased friction on the face comes from a textured clear coat to the striking surface that works to increase friction and help get the ball rolling faster and smoother.
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When you add all this together, you should be comfortable using this mallet putter for all your putting needs.
Multiple grip options are also available this year; choose from their Standard rubber or SuperStroke grip options to find the perfect setup for your game.
5. TaylorMade Golf 2018 TP Ardmore 3
TaylorMade enters the lineup again today with the Ardmore 3.
This mallet putter is milled from 304 stainless steel heads with a new high-contrast, red-white finish, this putter is designed to help golfers envision a proper path and improve their alignment.
Taylor’s Pure Roll insert is designed to increase topspin and improve forward roll, helping your ball start and stay on its intended line to the cup.
Adjustable sole weights are available for head weight personalization to fit every putting stroke.
The TaylorMade Ardmore 3 Mallet Putter comes with a steel shaft in an all-black PVD finish to minimize glare. The putter also comes standard with a SuperStroke Pistol GTR 1.0 grip.
6. Odyssey Red O-Works 2-Ball S Fang Mallet Putter
The Red O-Works 2 Ball S Fang mallet putter is another classic putter golfers will love. It’s been redesigned and the paint job is pretty sweet as you see in the photo.
The flat two ball alignment guide, which is featured behind the center of the clubface, helps pros and amateurs with maintaining the proper line for a successful putt.
As far as technology, the 2 Ball S Fang Mallet increased the area of the head to help golfers improve their accuracy of putts from a variety of distances.
The name 2 Ball S Fang comes from the weighted fangs that help balance the club head, making this Odyssey putter not only one of the best mallet putters but also one of the best Face Balanced Putters.
Odyssey has included a Microhinge insert on the 2-Ball S Fang mallet to improve the immediate forward roll after impact.
The insert features a high launch angle which lifts the golf ball into the air and gets it moving along the putting line quicker and without skidding.
The hinges on the Microhinge plate flex and rebound at impact to create topspin and get the ball rolling more quickly.
The Odyssey Red O Works 2 Ball S Fang Mallet Putter has a Thermoplastic Elastomer Inner Layer that provides the soft feel that Odyssey putters have been known for through the years.
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You have two grid options as well when buying your putter.
- Grip option 1: Superstroke Slim 2.0 with counter core technology
- Grip option 2: Winn AVS Mid-Size Pisto
Overall this is a great mallet putter and its face balance design makes it a great option for straight back straight through putting strokes.
7. Cleveland Golf 2135 Elevado Putter
Our final mallet review is with the Cleveland Golf 2135 Satin Elevado Counter Balanced putter.
Cleveland is a household name in the golfing industry, and this mallet putter has some nice features.
The face incorporates optimized milling for superb ball contact, a polymer TPU insert for quiet putts with a softer feel.
This putter is also fitted with Cleveland’s counter balanced, over-sized grip for a smooth stroke. It’s available in lengths of 35” and 38”.
Players have enjoyed this putter since being introduced in 2016. Cleveland’s Elevado should provide satisfaction for years to come.
8. TaylorMade TP Patina
TaylorMade has the TP Patina line of putters that are worth considering. There are a total of 7 putters in this product line and 5 of those are mallet-style putters. With the TP Patina line of putters, you get several shaft options.
You also get to pick from a variety of putterhead shapes. One of the unique features of these TaylorMade putters is the ability to adjust the weight.
You can screw in different weights to go all the way up to 20 grams.
These weights can be bought separately for customizing your putter. Depending on the design of the putterhead that you select, you will get some form of an alignment aid.
9. Odyssey White Hot OG Putters
Odyssey specializes in making putters. Therefore, you cannot go wrong with an Odyssey putter. The company’s White Hot OG line offers plenty of options. You can choose from a variety of styles.
All the White Hot OG line putters are double bend weight-balanced style. There are quite a few aid alignments depending on the style that you pick.
Odyssey White Hot OG putters are somewhat expensive but they come with a strong reputation. Phil Mickelson is known to be using Odyssey putters.
What to Know About Mallet Putters
The Type of Shaft
Mallet putters come with three different kinds of shafts.
The first one is the double bend shaft. The intention behind this shaft is to minimize face rotation. It is a good option for those golfers who like to hit straight putts.
The second type of shaft is called the plumber’s neck. Its design is intended to allow an arc-like motion. It is good for those golfers who like the straight back and straight through stroke but with some arc.
The third kind of putter shaft is the simple center shaft. It goes directly into the middle of the mallet-shaped putterhead. This option is also great for those who want the straight back straight through shot without any arc or rotation.
Putters come with alignment aids. They are basically lines on the putter head that help you in aligning your putter, visualizing the stroke, and correctly positioning yourself.
Reading the putting green right is just one part of the puzzle. Executing the putt is critical as well.
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