Golf Magazine ClubTest 2012: Putters

Golf Magazine ClubTest 2012: Putters

(left) Odyssey Flip Face #5, Titleist Scotty Cameron Select GoLo, Ping Anser Milled 1.
Schecter Lee

The fourth installment of ClubTest 2012 features 24 new putters.

This latest batch of putters, both insert and non-insert, continues several recent trends. There are seemingly infinite precise impact sensations and optic alignment options. In addition, various face treatments and weighting schemes get putts rolling with greater consistency in terms of distance and direction.

Which test models rose above the rest? To find out, 40 ClubTesters stroked thousands of putts on the practice green and the Slammer & Squire course at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. Putters are divided into three categories: Heel-Toe Weighted Blade, Midsize Mallet and High-MOI Mallet. Our testers tried each model within a category.

Click on a putter below to read what our ClubTesters had to say about that model. You can also see close-up photos of each putter in the photo galleries and listen to ClubTesters talk about their favorite flatsticks in the videos.

Blade Putters Midsize Mallet Putters High-MOI Putters
Bettinardi Signature Model 3 Cleveland Classic Black Platinum 5.5 Never Compromise Sub30 Type 50
Never Compromise Sub 30 Type 10 Heavy Lite-Weight L3-L Nike Method Core Drone
Nike Method 004 Nike Method Concept Odyssey Metal-X #7
Odyssey ProType Tour Series #2 Odyssey Flip Face #5 Ping Scottsdale Mesquite
Ping Anser Milled 1 Ping Scottsdale Shea SeeMore m5x CS
SeeMore mSeries ONEcs TaylorMade Ghost Tour FO-72 TaylorMade Ghost Manta
STX Sync 6 Titleist Cameron California Fastback Titleist Cameron Select GoLo
TaylorMade Ghost Tour DA-12 Tour Edge Backdraft GT+ OS-6  
Titleist Cameron Select Newport 2