As your 2021 golf season gets underway, you may be considering a new putter to help you hole more putts and shoot lower scores. Given that it's the club you'll use most during your round, it does pay to get a putter that suits your swing, and your eye.
If you're looking for a new short-stick, check out this quintet of quality 2021 options below.
TaylorMade Spider X Mallet Putter
The TaylorMade Spider X is a fantastic mallet putter for advanced golfers and one of the most popular putters on the professional Tours. The Pure Roll Insert on the face helps improve topspin and accuracy, while True Path Alignment gives golfers visual assistance in hitting straight putts.
The new face insert features an aluminum piece fronted by a thermoplastic-urethane layer. At contact, eight beams and seven face grooves work together to slightly redirect and rebound the ball, grabbing it to facilitate a forward roll and provide a crisp click. A modern fluted shaft leads to a softer feel while still maintaining the control normally associated with stiffer shafts.
Odyssey White Hot OG
White Hot is the most iconic, most played, and most decorated putter insert of all time. Its classic name is synonymous with legendary performance and the unique design properties that Tour players and golfers love.
Given 20 years of Tour-level affinity with White Hot, Odyssey decided to bring it back for the buying public too. And so the OG (Original Gangster) line was born.
The putters come in the following head shapes: #1, #1WS, #5, Rossie, Rossie S, Seven, Seven S and 2-Ballcombine. The premium offerings have a rich silver PVD finish with fine milling on the surfaces and are designed to appeal to golfers who appreciate a milled putter's look.
Titleist Scotty Cameron Special Select
Here we have another case of a putter brand going back to its roots. This Scotty Cameron line has switched away from its face inlay of the past few years, and replaced it with a more traditional single-piece milled construction to help with consistency and feel.
For strokes that like to work straight back and straight through, the mid-bend shaft provides a face-balanced feel. Traditional Newport models have tungsten heel and toe weights, while the broader squareback has an aluminium soleplate with steel weights to redistribute mass around the perimeter for improved stability. The putters also boast sleeker shaping and shorter toplines.
Bettinardi Studio Stock Series
Though it retains the same clean shape as previous models, the Bettinardi Studio Stock Series has a completely new face. The Roll Control face milling with an asymmetrical groove profile facilitates more topspin at impact and shortens the distance the ball needs to begin its end-over-end forward roll.
The “diamond blast” finish is sleek and eliminates glare, while the black sightline on the flange aids alignment.
Odyssey 2-Ball Ten
This wide-body shape blends the looks of the iconic 2-Ball putter with the latest Ten model to provide mallet fans with a performance boost in stability and alignment. The new shape, according to Odyssey, increases ball-speed consistency by nearly 40% due to less twisting at impact. Lines, no lines, and the Triple Track markings used on the company's golf balls are among the alignment choices.
The Odyssey 2-Ball Ten benefits from a lighter, stiffer Stroke Lab shaft and a Microhinge insert for improved forward roll.