Putter Test Results September 2010
Over 50 different putters competed in the largest competition we at Rankmark have ever assembled. Big names like Odyssey, Titleist, and Taylormade. Moderately successful putter makers such as Yes!, Boccieri, and Never Compromise.
Clubs listed in order of finish...
Larger Marketing Budget (Top 5) Click on club for more information
Scotty Cameron Laguna 1.5
The Scotty Cameron Studio Select family of precision milled 303 Stainless Steel Newport-style putters features bold red tour graphics, an improved high toe profile, and heel & toe circular sole weights that allow for multiple length options in each model. The circular heel-toe weights provide increased stability by reducing head rotation on off-center impacts for a larger sweet spot. The factory adjustable weights are set to provide the proper headweight-to-shaft length combination. The improved high toe profile of Studio Select helps eliminate the tendency to raise the toe at address thereby causing the player to aim left of target. Studio Select also features a stepless shaft for a clean look at address and soft but solid feel, as well as a new red Cameron cord grip.
Ping Scottsdale Anser 2
The solid feel and consistent response of the insert in the new Scottsdale Series will help your distance control and accuracy. The insert is made of a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) with a face appliqué for a soft yet solid feel on every putt. This response is key in accurately gauging distances. The combination of TPE and high-contrast alignment aids allow you to take confident aim with your Scottsdale putter. Choose from 14 models, including a number of bold new designs like the Wolverine. Proven PING favorites like the Anser2 and B60 are also available in this new technology.
Taylormade Rossa Corza Ghost
Contrast of the white head against the green makes it easier to see the topline and target line Contrast of the three black alignment lines against the white crown makes it easier to aim Circular hole through the head works with the alignment lines and ball to make it easier to aim Two outer alignment lines are one ball-width apart, making it simple to align your ball with the center of the face to promote solid contact AGSI+ insert negates backspin / promotes forwardspin for better roll
Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth
Featuring the most radical headshape in golf, the Sabertooth utilizes high-density Dual Fangs to position more weight to the outer-most limits, helping keep the putter on-line during the stroke for wicked accuracy. The design produces an MOI level higher than our most stable 2-Ball putters and the Aiming Channels inside the fangs makes lining up putts easier. The new White Ice Insert is our best feeling, multi-layer insert to date. Developed after extensive feedback from players on Tour, our engineers have enhanced the sound, responsiveness and consistency of the insert. Coupled with a new Dark Nickel finish to reduce glare, White Ice putters combine Tour-proven looks with Tour-inspired feel.
Never Compromise NCX-RAY
The Never Compromise NCX-Ray line of putters feature Suspended Face Technology (SFT) that limits the surface area that comes in contact with the ball that improves accuracy, while remaining consistent. SFT also allows for a low and deep center of gravity that promotes topspin and a truer roll. The putters also feature a dual density insert that has isolated ribs in a softer composite, creating ultimate vibration dampening, yet providing responsive feedback.
Small Marketing Budget (Top 6) Click on club for more information
Bobby Grace F22 HSM
In 1996, Bobby Grace Putters was the very first golf company to utilize golf ball core material in the face insert of putters producing incredibly soft feel and roll. Our General Manager at the time was best friends with the most famous golf ball chemical engineer in the world, who at the time had 26 patents and had worked with all of the great golf ball companies as an innovator of new products. After months of testing every possible material, we finally cut a solid core ball in half and milled sections of the material to fit in the face. The result was completely amazing to say the least. We enjoyed the tagline "The Best Feeling Putters In the World" because this material was unlike any other. We also were able to accomplish a feat on tour that has never been matched to this day as Bobby Grace HSM putters held all top ten positions in the same event with professionals using our putters. Professional wins with HSM would become a regular occurrence on major tours all over the world and HSM putters would become a staple in the bags of recreational golfers of all skill levels as well.
The new SiSeries combines the proprietary and proven alignment benefits of SeeMore RifleScope Technology (RST) in a new line of putters featuring thermoplastic face inserts for a softer feel and a slightly lower rebound characteristic preferred by some players. Si1 is a modern deep flange blade design with center shaft, near face balanced, and is only available at this time with straight shaft. The Si1 features 5% toe hang, near face balanced.
The revolutionary Round-A-Bout G-360 putter is designed with a circle the exact size of the golf ball that connects the heel to the toe for the easiest address possible with a putter! Just match the golf ball to the golf ball circle located in the middle of the putter…it's that easy. Never again will the ball be aligned off the heel or toe. It will always be in the middle for a perfect address. This unique circle connection creates better stability and control during the putting stroke. Better control keeps the putter head square to the target. More stability eliminates loss of control during the backswing. The added bonus of the guideline the height of the golf ball gives the golfer the ability to look over the ball for the easiest alignment ever developed.
Boccieri Mid Weight D3M
This high MOI mallet design incorporates the tour proven patented weighting technology in a new MID-WEIGHT (750gm) category. The D3-M is face balanced and has a double bend, heel mounted shaft orientation and has a half shaft of offset. This putter features a cutting-edge design with a sound engineering purpose. The unique head design raises the center of gravity, which together with the elongated alignment line, encourages consistent sweet spot contact. The putter is constructed of Stainless Steel and has a CNC milled face and is offered in a PVD Black finish. Each MID-WEIGHT uses a proprietary shaft with a 200 gram weight inserted in the butt end of the shaft; this creates the necessary weight to give the golfer more control of the stroke and also produces a balance point 75% higher than conventional putters that eliminates the wristy action in the stroke. Heavy Putter uses a newly developed Winn Mid-size grip with a V17 Super Soft compound with a cord base material which produces an extremely tacky but firm feel, preferred by better golfers.
Jennie is the result of the overwhelming success of her cousin Sandy released last year. Jennie is the much-requested heel-shafted, toe down cross between the Sandy mallet and a classic blade. Two, ball-width bosses on the back cavity frame both your ball and the single sight line in the back cavity to encourage accurate alignment of your ball, the center of the face and the intended target. C-GROOVE TECHNOLOGY makes the ball roll truer keeping your ball on line resulting in more putts made. The head weight is set at 350 grams. She comes standard with a 72 degrees lie, shaft lengths up to 3 inches, and is available in right or left handed versions.
Spherical Blade S Blade Black Eye
Popular two-pronged design for lateral balance and weight distribution for a soft feel off the face. Spherical face, with eye logo Weight 400g Right handed Offset shaft 30 to 36 inches Leather/neoprene headcover