With so many different models and options to consider, picking a new putter can be a daunting task. From counter-balancing to grooved inserts, alignment aids and oversized grips, we’ve tested everything before coming up with our Top 10 MOI styled putters for 2017.
TaylorMade Spider Tour Red £269
Headweight: 355g Grip: Winn Medallist or AVS Mid-Size Toe hang: Moderate
A high-quality MOI putter that, in the right hands and matched to the right stroke, really performs. But you need to take time getting to know it before taking the plunge on one as it is so tailored to Jason Day’s eye and stroke.
Odyssey O-Works Tank #7 £179
Headweight: 375g Grip: Superstroke Tank Toe hang: Face Balanced
It’s a cracking head shape; the Versa alignment system is enhanced by some simple red highlights; and there’s a brand new insert, which feels amazing and rolls putts super smoothly. A lot of putter for £179!
EVNRoll ER7 £275
Headweight: 370g Grip: Winn Pro 1.18 Toe hang: Slight
We were really impressed with how putts interacted with the face and rolled across the green. All three testers loved the head’s simplicity, the overall weight (heavier than some) and the cracking oversized Winn grip.
Ping Sigma G Wolverine T from £175
Headweight: 370g Grip: Ping Pistol PP60 Toe hang: Face balanced
Ping has obviously worked hard on the Sigma G range and the updates over previous Ping MOI putters are notable. The new PP60 flat-fronted grip is a great size and its sharp, defined edges mean you feel when the blade is square.
Scotty Cameron New Futura 6M £335
Headweight: Depends on length Grip: Matador Midsize Toe hang: Face balanced
If you’re after super-stability you’ll struggle to find better. And if you’ve found in the past that high MOI putters usually mean some wacky, far-out head shapes, the 6M is relatively simple.
Cleveland TFi 2135 Elevado £129
Headweight: 370g Grip: Lamkin TFi Toe hang: Face Balanced
A very solid MOI putter and with a price tag under £130 it won’t bust the bank. Thanks to the soft insert and polymer backer it feels good, and its circular groove tech has the capability to roll putts alongside the best.
Odyssey O-Works 2-Ball £199
Headweight: 350g Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour or SuperStroke Slim 2.0 Toe hang: Face balanced
The new “microhinge” insert makes this iconic design better than ever before. For us, a straight red line across the centre of the discs on the top would raise this design up to a whole new level.
Wilson Staff Infinite The Bean £95
Headweight: 365g Grip: Wilson Infinite Toe hang: Face balanced
The head is cast and then its face is milled. But it doesn’t mean the Bean lacked feel or roll performance; it didn’t. If you’re open-minded regarding brand and factor in the £95 price tag, this is a solid option.
Bettinardi Inovai 3.0 £249
Headweight: 358g Grip: Lamkin Deep Etched Toe hang: Slight
If you’re after a top, milled MOI putter, the Inovai won’t let you down and because it’s available in centre-shafted and counter-balanced designs there’s an option to suit everyone.
Benross Tribe MDJ2 £99
Headweight: 370g Grip: Lamkin Sink RND11 Toe hang: Face balanced
The Tribe’s fanged head may look similar to Odyssey’s #7, which was involved in our test, but thanks to its hollow head delivering a higher pitched impact sound, performance against the premium brands was very different.