CATEGORY: Large Mallet Putters
WE TESTED: 34″, 35″, 36″ lengths
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The face has 4 degrees of loft at the top, gradually decreasing to 1 degree at the bottom. The result? A 2-degree launch angle, regardless of where you strike the putt.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Minimal effort to get the ball rolling to the target; once you’re accustomed to its substantial pop, control isn’t a problem.
FEEL: At impact, the heavy carbon-steel head delivers a deep, resonant sound and a softer-than-expected sensation; the weighting also promotes consistent speeds.
LOOK: A modest size for a large mallet with an understated silver finish; a simple black line across the back handles alignment; the X-shaped flange gets your attention.
A few say it can be unpredictable on mid- and long-range putts; not enough feedback to determine how well you struck it; testers aren’t entirely sold on the head shape.
BOTTOM LINE: The Sik Flo is a solid, well-balanced mallet that produces a pleasing feel on center hits. It’s best for those who favor a piston-like stroke.