Top 10 Blade Putters 2017

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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

Bettinardi BB1F Putter

Bettinardi BB1F £249

Headweight: 350g Grip: BB Series standard Toe hang: Strong

www.bettinardi.com

Our verdict:

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.

Full review here

EVNRoll ER2

EVNRoll ER2 putter

EVNRoll ER2 £249

Headweight: 370g Grip: Winn Pro 1.18 Toe hang: Slight

www.evnroll.com

Our verdict:

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.

Full review here

Odyssey O-Works #1

Odyssey O-Works #1 Wide putter

Odyssey O-Works #1 Wide £179

Headweight: 350g Grip: S'Stroke Pistol GT Tour or Slim 2.0 Toe hang: Slight

www.odysseygolf.com

Our verdict:

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.

Full review here

Ping Sigma G Kinloch

Ping Sigma G Kinloch

Ping Sigma G Kinloch £175 (fixed) £199 (adjustable)

Headweight: 350g Grip: Ping Pistol P60 Toe hang: Moderate

www.ping.com

Our verdict:

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.

Full review here

Ping Vault Anser 2

Ping Vault Anser 2 putter

Ping Vault Anser 2 £275 (fixed) £299 (adjustable)

Head weight: 350g Grip: Ping Pistol PP62 Toe hang: Strong

www.ping.com

Our verdict:

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.

Full review here

Piretti Cortino 1.5

Piretti Cortino 1.5 putter

Piretti Cortino 1.5 £349

Headweight: 365g Grip: Piretti standard Toe hang: Strong

www.pirettigolf.co.uk

Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2

Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 putter

Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 £320

Headweight: Variable Grip: Red Matador Midsize Toe hang: Moderate

www.titleist.co.uk

Our verdict:

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.

Full review here

Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 Notchback

Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 Notchback

Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 Notchback £320

Headweight: Variable Grip: Red Matador Midsize Toe hang: Slight

www.titleist.co.uk

Our verdict:

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.

Full review here

TaylorMade TP Collection Juno

TaylorMade TP Collection Juno

TaylorMade TP Collection Juno £199-£219

Head weight: 345g Grip: Lamkin rubber or OS S'Stroke Toe hang: Moderate

www.taylormadegolf.com

Our verdict:

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.

Full review here