11 Best Putters of All Time Review

You might often find yourself asking, “What putter is perfect for me?” With so many choices on the market, it can be frustrating. That’s why, in this article, we’re going to explore some of the best putters of all time to help you find one that fits your game.

There are many considerations when it comes to choosing the best putter. In general, it’s down to identifying your putting style and selecting the right putter head shape and shaft. But the question is, what putter brands and models are worth your time and money?

Read on to learn more about eleven of the most popular putters on the market today.

Best Putters of All Time Review

Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 Vline

The Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 Vline is one of the best selling putters for female golfers or those who need forgiveness on their long putts. The perimeter weighting of this mallet putter provides a bigger sweet spot to counter poor ball contact.

One of the best things that Callaway did was to create the EyeFit System. Every Odyssey putter has dashes on the sole during the EyeFit fitting process. The dashes assigned to a putter corresponds to which putter is right for you. If you usually use a straight-back, straight-through stroke, a face-balanced putter like the Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 Vline would most likely be your gamer.

Aligning a putter face squarely to the line on the ball can be a struggle for some. If you’re one of them, the White Hot Pro 2.0 Vline has three Hi-Def Alignment marks to help you aim better at address for a more consistent and repeatable putting.

To optimize the striking surface, they used the White Hot insert, which is made from the same urethane material as the Callaway Rule 35™ golf balls. The insert is firm to touch, yet it has a soft feel and better sound at impact. Plus, it gets your ball rolling smoothly.

Every putter included in the Odyssey White Hot Pro line comes with Tour-proven head shapes, including the V-Line, Rossie, #9, and #1. For the grip, the V-Line putter comes with the factory stock Women’s Odyssey grip (black-white Crossline with a pink cap). It also includes a head cover.

Pros:

  • Helped improve the putting of most golf players
  • Beautiful design that’s geared towards female golfers
  • Good weight and well balanced
  • Great for aligning your putts

Cons:

  • Lacks custom options
  • Milled face might be too solid for other golfers

Seemore FGP Mallet Putter

If you’re into small mallet putters, the Seemore FGP Mallet Putter is one of the best golf putters ever for you. Its 45-degree toe hang also makes it a valuable option for golfers whose putting style is somewhere between straight-back, straight-through and extreme arc.

It has all the features that are unique to SeeMore, including its top alignment system—the RifleScope Technology (RST). The RST will help you to consistently establish the correct setup and stance (that should be squared up with your putter and the target line). Overtime, it can help you overcome your habit of chronic misalignment.

This proven alignment system features two parallel white lines and a red dot on top of the FGP Mallet Putter’s heel. The bottom of the shaft should line up between the white lines. It’s easy to tell if you’ve aligned it properly because the signature red dot is hidden.

One of the most important ways to improve your swing rhythm and tempo is to feel the weight of the golf club head. Made from high-quality 303 stainless steel, the Seemore FGP Mallet Putter is strong but offers a lot of feel from its milled face. And since most of its weight is behind the center of the face, it’s easier to release the putter head to achieve that special roll.

Pros:

  • Weighting allows golfers to make a smooth, uniform swing
  • Milled face provides exceptionally soft feel on greens
  • Well made and has a good weight
  • Rifle scope (red dot) on the putter head could help with your stance

Cons:

  • Uses Velcro for the head cover closure
  • May require a brief period (around a week) to get used to it

Odyssey Works 2020

Odyssey Golf has always been the home of many of the best putters in the world. That’s why it’s not surprising that the Odyssey Works 2020 is a fave among many golfers who like a putter with Tour-proven design and consistent performance on the green.

The key features of the Odyssey Works 2020:

  • Thermoplastic Elastomer insert
  • Microhinge Technology
  • 18 head designs

Odyssey created the Microhinge Technology to help you hole more putts, regardless of your stroke’s angle of attack. The face insert consists of two layers: a flexible stainless steel hinge plate that’s molded on top of the thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) layer.

When the stainless steel hinge plate flexes at impact, it slightly elevates the ball from the ground to make it roll forward faster (imparts around 70 rpm at impact) and precisely follow the intended path. The thermoplastic elastomer layer in the  stainless steel hinge plate—which is softer than the cover of a standard Tour ball—gives the putter that soft and satisfying feel upon impact, with a slight click to it.

Odyssey came up with the 18 head designs after listening to the feedback from the top golfers in the world, who mostly prefer a clean and simple look at address. Along with the new head designs, they also offered a wide range of choices for balance and lengths to fit every player’s preferences and needs.

Pros:

  • Sharp alignment line
  • Firm yet responsive insert
  • Wide sole makes it easy to align the ball
  • Provides excellent feel for consistent control

Cons:

  • Non-adjustable head weight and lie angle
  • No difference between 2017 and 2018 models in terms of technology

WILSON Staff Harmonized Putter

The best putter ever made for you doesn’t need to be expensive. The Men’s Wilson Harmonized M1 Putter is often the go-to choice of those who are looking for a putter with a large sweet spot or building a low-cost ‘starter’ set of golf clubs.

The M1 has the same features people love from Wilson Harmonized putters, starting with the easy alignment design. The red and white horizontal lines on the putter head make it easier to make all those important shots.

This putter features a steel shaft and an oversized golf grip with additional rubber material. The thicker grip offers several benefits, especially for those with larger hands: better wrist action, pain relief, reduced vibration, and more comfortable and secured grip.

It takes experience to develop and maintain “feel” for your strokes. To help you heighten your sense of feel, Wilson added the following features to their Harmonized putters:

  • Vertical seam grip – The oversized grip of the M1 features an eye-catching vertical seam on the back to help enhance the “feel” throughout your stroke.
  • Micro-injection polymer face insert – Aside from improved feel, this face insert also makes the M1 more forgiving when you poorly hit the ball.

The Men’s Wilson Harmonized M1 Putter is a heel-toe weighted putter with a plumber hosel. As the term implies, the heel-toe weighting concentrates the weight to both the heel and the toe areas of the putter. This then creates a larger sweet spot on the club face, which favors amateur players or those who always mishit shots off the tee.

Pros:

  • Straightforward design but putts true
  • Works equally well with both soft and hard golf balls
  • Has a great “feel”
  • Non-distracting putter head, allowing you to focus more on the ball

Cons:

  • Difficult to pick up a golf ball because of its head design
  • Might be too light for you

Odyssey Stroke Lab

The best description of the Odyssey Stroke Lab Bird of Prey is “extremely forgiving.” By reducing mass from the inside, distributing more weight on the toe area, and adding a massive club head, this putter is able to achieve an exceptionally high MOI (a measurement of a clubhead’s resistance to twisting).

According to Odyssey, the MOI of the Bird of Prey is 5712, which places it above other putters by 1000 to 1500. The rule of thumb is the higher the MOI (Moment of Inertia), the more forgiving a putter is. Since we don’t always hit the ball in the center of the face, the massive “sweet spot” lowers the chances of off-center hits.

The Odyssey Stroke Lab Bird of Prey has one toe hang option. If you have a slight arc in your stroke, you’ll most likely perform better with this type of putter.

Like the Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 Vline, the alignment aid of the Bird of Prey is called “Hi-Def Alignment.” For this putter, it refers to a thick white center line on top of its head that’s contrasted against its black body. It’s nothing fancy, but it does the job of getting your attention and making it easy to find the correct alignment every time.

Bird of Prey’s Microhinge Star insert has a little stiffer “feel” than the White Hot Microhinge insert. Upon ball impact, the insert produces a soft (but not mushy) feel and crisp sound, while maintaining the same roll-enhancing benefits that people came to know of the White Hot Microhinge insert.

Finally, let’s discuss the graphite and steel shaft. If you enjoy having more weight in your hands or are struggling with distance control, you’ll love the Stroke Lab shaft of the Bird of Prey.

Weighing at 75 grams, the shaft weighs 40 grams less than the standard steel putter shaft. Odyssey moved the weight saved on other parts of the putter: 10 grams in the head and 30 grams in the grip (includes a 40-gram counter weight).

Pros:

  • White line helps your eyes line up the putt
  • Thicker grip allows better control of the putter
  • Ball rolled true when hit
  • Feels balanced to allow more putts to begin on line

Cons:

  • Lacks neck options
  • Might be slightly light for your taste

TaylorMade Golf Spider X

With 11 Tour wins over the past seasons and record-breaking sales numbers under its belt, TaylorMade Golf Spider X is considered the best putter of all time in the company’s history. There’s no doubt that this looks good, especially the Dakota Copper model. However, it has more to offer than eye-catching colors and designs.

Let’s start with the visual alignment aid on the Spider X. Many golfers are a fan of its Y-shaped white alignment mark and single central sightline, which effectively shows the ball position and trajectory path.

The new design increased the head’s stability, while decreasing its size by 5 percent for more visual appeal. This new head design would most likely catch the attention of those who find the previous version slightly big.

At the center of the outer steel frame, you’ll find a carbon composite that weighs 15 grams (versus 79 grams in the old model). The lightweight carbon core frees up weight and pushes most of that weight to the edges of the head in order to make the MOI higher. As what we’ve mentioned earlier, the high MOI will create a more forgiving putter.

Another improved feature of the Spider X putter is the re-engineered Pure Roll insert. The 2-millimeter thick insert is made from a combination of Surlyn (80 percent) and aluminium flakes (20 percent). Its deeper depth creates a firmer feel and more solid sound, which greatly helps when you’re making decisions about your putts. Meanwhile, the 12 grooves get the ball rolling smoothly and promote better accuracy and distance control.

Pros:

  • Sightline makes it effortless to aim
  • Pure Roll insert produces better sound and topspin
  • Solid feel off the face
  • A well-balanced putter

Cons:

  • On the pricey side (but seems to be worth it)
  • SuperStroke (SS) grip might not be to your liking

Odyssey EXO

Probably one of the most instantly recognizable Odyssey EXO putters is the Odyssey EXO 2-Ball Milled Putter. In February 2018, Odyssey launched a limited edition of the 2-Ball putter that features a luxurious black and burnished copper finish.

As expected from a limited edition, Odyssey used only top-notch materials and construction methods. The sole of the putter is made of stainless steel, while the top is made of aluminum. The two discs with a bezel design have a 50-gram tungsten weight, which increases stability and directional control.

Let’s not forget the Tour-proven White Hot Microhinge insert that helps the ball roll forward better, so you could hole more putts. And the lightweight 6061 milled aluminum exo-cage takes the weight away from the center of the 2-Ball’s head. Then, it redistributes the weight into the edges of the 17-4 stainless steel head to increase forgiveness and for more consistent ball speeds.

This putter comes with the Stroke Lab shaft that’s available in three lengths: 33”, 34”, or 35”. Odyssey also redistributed the weight of the shaft into each end of the putter to give you a smoother and more accurate stroke.

Pros:

  • Great for aligning short putts due to its “2 ball” design
  • Excellent face feel and response
  • A genuinely forgiving putter
  • Enables you to develop a great feel for your putts for total control

Cons:

  • Offers great value but is expensive
  • A few complaints about defects, like a discolored grip

Cleveland Golf Frontline Elevado

The Cleveland Golf Frontline Elevado is probably the most important putter in the Frontline collection. It’s a single bend mallet that’s most suitable for players who have a straight-back, straight-through stroke.

The main idea behind the Frontline Elevado is that the ball will still follow a straight path, even if you mishit shots. The fangs that stretch back from the heel and toe help the putter to be more stable when your shots hit off-center.

There isn’t much going on with the Frontline Elevado when it comes to visual alignment aids. There’s only a short, white line that marks the center of the clubface.

The head is compact at address, and it has a Metal Injection Molded Tungsten weights (weigh up to 47.3 grams) in the face. The purpose of the weights is to shift the center of gravity towards the face of the putter. As a result, it can greatly help you maintain the accuracy, rhythm, and tempo of your putting stroke.

Pros:

  • Reasonably priced
  • All-black finish gives you alignment aid on sunny days
  • Gets smoother roll
  • Improves distance control

Cons:

  • Too heavy and unbalanced for some golfers
  • Doesn’t have a solid sound at impact (which could affect your perceptions of “feel”)

Odyssey Stroke Lab Triple Track

Do you want more help with alignment and starting the ball on its intended line? If yes, the Odyssey Stroke Lab Triple Track could be for you.

The inspiration behind the putter’s Triple Track lines is Callaway’s advanced golf ball alignment system. The red and blue lines uses Vernier Hyper Acuity to achieve better and more consistent alignment, without making it difficult for golfers to use.

The simple idea is if you’re stroke is more consistent, the more consistent your putting should be. The  Odyssey Stroke Lab Triple Track uses the Stroke Lab shaft, which reduces weight by 40 grams. The saved weight is shifted to the grip end and head to rebalance the putter. Along with the Microhinge Star insert, the lighter shaft and rebalanced putter improve the consistency and tempo of your putting stroke.

Pros:

  • Has an amazing feel off the face
  • Extremely well balanced
  • Has a great grip for better putting control
  • Effective in helping golfers to start their putts on the line

Cons:

  • Sticky grip at the beginning (rare complaint)
  • Needs time to get used to the Triple Track lines

Pinemeadow Golf PGX SL

The Pinemeadow Golf PGX SL is another budget-friendly and positively received putter on the market today. If you’re struggling with your aim and alignment, this can clearly help you improve in those areas.

The 2X ORB alignment system is one of the features that make the PGX SL stand out from the rest of the Pinemeadow Golf putters. To further improve your aiming, the plumber’s neck hosel makes sure you’re on target from the very beginning.

The PGX SL’s mass is distributed towards the center, making the head more balanced. The center-balanced head helps ensure perfect forearm alignment during your stroke.

The shaft and standard grip don’t disappoint either. Even if you’re above 6 feet, the shaft is still long enough to work on you. The grip helps you putt better and make solid shots that bring the ball to the sink hole.

Pros:

  • Includes a head cover
  • Helps golfers to have an effective grip
  • Most suitable for tall golfers
  • Comfortable to use

Cons:

  • Easily stained because of its white finish
  • Designed for right-handed golfers

Odyssey Golf 2021 White Hot OG

The Odyssey Golf 2021 White Hot OG (Odyssey White Hot OG 2-Ball) features Odyssey’s Double Bend shaft. This type of shaft creates a face-balanced putter (meaning, the face points towards the sky), which typically works better for golfers with a straighter stroke (with minimal face rotation).

The  Odyssey Golf 2021 White Hot OG features the iconic White Hot insert with a finely milled and rich silver PVD finish. This two-layer urethane insert definitely has a softer feel and more consistent sound. When it comes to ball speed, it’s highly similar to putters with a milled face. Therefore, it’s easier for most golfers to adjust to it in terms of how the golf ball reacts after contact.

Pros:

  • May help improve your accuracy and speed on putts
  • Makes it easier to judge distance because of its superb balance
  • Gives a great “feel”
  • Can increase the confidence of any high handicapper

Cons:

  • Could have a better grip
  • Alignment between the shaft end and club head might affect your perception

Conclusion

We hope you found one or two putters that you like from the list. As you can see, our list features only some of the best putters ever made. To find the right putter for your needs, ask the right questions. Toe hang or center balanced? Mallet or blade?

Remember, the putter you choose should help you improve in four key areas:

  • Direction
  • Set-up
  • Speed
  • Stroke