NIKE METHOD CONVERGE COUNTERFLEX S1-12
CATEGORY: Large Mallet Putters
WE TESTED: 38" length
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The 370-gram head has extra weight in the heel and toe for added stability.
DISTANCE CONTROL: One of the highest-rated models -- once guys work out the balance, they can control the roll perfectly; it only requires minimal effort to get the right distance.
FEEL: Among the best -- the face insert is soft enough for good touch but firm enough to provide all the feedback you need; the adjustable counterbalance design makes the stroke automatic.
LOOK: The half-circle shape sits well behind the ball and adds confidence; the matte finish reduces glare and looks good doing it; red and black alignment aid works without being obnoxious.
Not everyone is a fan of the counterbalanced feel; guys with arcing strokes might struggle; too much rollout on lag putts for some testers.
BOTTOM LINE: One of the best large mallets. This forgiving model fits just about anyone -- 75 grams of movable weight in the grip helps you find your ideal feel.