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 Blade putters for 2017.
Bettinardi BB1F £249
Headweight: 350g Grip: BB Series standard Toe hang: Strong
With a decent price gap between Bettinardi and Scotty putters now there’s a real choice to be made between the two. The flow-neck means you get more toe hang than most of the blade putters we tested, so it’s particularly well suited to strokes with a stronger arc.
EVNRoll ER2 £249
Headweight: 370g Grip: Winn Pro 1.18 Toe hang: Slight
The big story is the specially-shaped face grooves, and we’ll happily admit to feeling a real engagement between ball and face at impact. The ER2 had the widest head of the blades tested, so MOI and forgiveness is enhanced over most models, and that certainly played out in our results.
Odyssey O-Works #1
Odyssey O-Works #1 Wide £179
Headweight: 350g Grip: S'Stroke Pistol GT Tour or Slim 2.0 Toe hang: Slight
A top drawer putter, and that the microhinge face is something else. It’s not milled, but when it looks, feels, sounds and rolls as good as this, who cares? If you’re in the market for a new blade in 2017, you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t try one.
Ping Sigma G Kinloch
Ping Sigma G Kinloch £175 (fixed) £199 (adjustable)
Headweight: 350g Grip: Ping Pistol P60 Toe hang: Moderate
For golfers who like tinkering with their putter, Ping’s adjustable length shaft should definitely be an option. It means you can change your set-up in an instant. We really liked the quality finish, excellent new feel, sound and roll.
Ping Vault Anser 2
Ping Vault Anser 2 £275 (fixed) £299 (adjustable)
Head weight: 350g Grip: Ping Pistol PP62 Toe hang: Strong
The Anser 2 comes with serious credentials. It’s a Tour-proven shape, the finish is fantastic, it’s made from soft carbon steel and we know Ping has pored over the new variable width and depth grooves for hours. It feels lovely and will do a very good job for those who take the plunge.
Piretti Cortino 1.5
Piretti Cortino 1.5 £349
Headweight: 365g Grip: Piretti standard Toe hang: Strong
Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2
Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 £320
Headweight: Variable Grip: Red Matador Midsize Toe hang: Moderate
A top quality putter which blade purists will adore. The floating insert is a worthwhile refinement. If you must have the Rolex of putters you’ve just found it. A simple single alignment line focuses attention nicely.
Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 Notchback
Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 Notchback £320
Headweight: Variable Grip: Red Matador Midsize Toe hang: Slight
If you love the look of blade, but don’t have the stroke to get the best out of one, this could be right up your street. As you’d expect, feel and roll is fantastic, and a worthwhile addition is the ‘notch’ which helps raise MOI higher than you’d typically find with a blade.
TaylorMade TP Collection Juno
TaylorMade TP Collection Juno £199-£219
Head weight: 345g Grip: Lamkin rubber or OS S'Stroke Toe hang: Moderate
Though the Juno is beautifully made, if you sat it down among a line of blades it would struggle to stand out. A slightly lower price is reflective of the head not being 100% milled. But if we’re honest most golfers would struggle to feel the difference.