What we say...
TaylorMade’s first putter range to be created from 303 stainless steel, so you get to use exactly the same flatsticks their tour pros play. Skim milling and a tour satin finish give a really crisp appearance at address while new 45° face grooves and a 6061 aluminium face insert ensure putts skid less and roll quicker.
We often talk how mallet putters can better suit a straight back and through stroke, but the Mullen’s large amount of toe hang means its well suited to those with an arcing motion. All three testers liked the simple head cosmetics and agreed it’s a design lots of golfers would warm too. The two-line alignment set ups a bit different to most as neither stripe points to the position of impact, but we felt it framed the ball really nicely at address and gave a good indication of the putters takeaway path which many golfers will appreciate. The Lamkin grip shape is a blast from the past, its sharp edges, flat front and heavy shaping is a delight to putt with and we’d admit it’s our favourite rubber putter grip of 2017.
If you’re lucky enough to have a nicely arcing putting stroke and have been looking for a top mallet putter to suit it then the Mullen should be right up your street. Some will argue £199’s a lot of money for what appears to be a pretty simple putter, but bear in mind skim milling ratchets up costs but without it you won’t get such a crisp, clean edged, crafted appearance.
Grip: Choose either a standard Lamkin rubber or Oversized Superstroke grip.
Toe hang: Moderate