Best golf putters 2021/2022

Best golf putters 2021/2022

Our best golf putters 2021/2022 rankings is our bucket list of golf putters. It contains all of the putters we will have the opportunity to take a look at over the coming year. The intention is to maintain 6 core putter articles year on year going forward. So, in addition to this review the following articles will be those we plan to keep going forward with into the future.

Best putter for the money 2021/2022 

Will be our overall best/favorite putter rankings. 

Best budget putter 2021/2022

Our best budget options out there for our golfers with some wallet restrictions 

Best blade putters 2021-2022

We shift focus from price to head shape and look at the best blade putter options for the time period

Best full mallet putters 2021-2022

Here you find our best options with the largest of putter head profiles on the market.

Best half mallet putters 2021-2022

Life is about compromise. Here you can find some smaller profiled mallet putters.

We also may come up with some adhoc putter articles along the way. If we do, you will also find them integrated here. Limiting our specific category rankings to top 3’s can result in some gear sliding from the ranking. It just depends on wether higher ranked products come to marker and we get a chance to try them out. Since not all golfers see things the same way and the fact that they are still top quality products we wanted to maintain a listing where you could still take a look. 

If you are like many golfers, you might not have paid too much attention in the past to some of the characteristics of putters that are being mentioned in the reviews. Should this is the case take a look at our golf putter mechanics 101 page. There you will find some simple and straight forward text quickly going over the characteristics and how they relate to the putting stroke.

We are still in the early stages of ramping up with the new format. We are still deciding the final set of core articles across the product lines we will take forward. So needless to say, there is a lot of testing and trials to be undertaken and added. And since manufacturers launch gear during all months of the year this type of dynamic list seemed to make more sense. The two-year article is to support the fact that many types of golf gear many manufacturers do not launch a new product line on a yearly basis. This way we have more chance to compare the best against the best.

Hopefully we can give you a hand in finding a putter that saves you some putts along the way.

Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Putter

Odyssey Golf Tri-Hot 5K Putter (Left Hand, 33', Double Wide Crank Hosel)

My go to putter is an Odyssey blade putter. So, when finally, it was time for us to give Odyssey’s new Tri-Hot 5K Putters a try nobody needed ask twice. With no bias in mind and 5 putters in hand off to the green we go.

My first impression was it plays like an Odyssey putter. Just that great feel and balance that I have come to love from my last 2 generation Odyssey putter’s. Now depending on how old the putter you are currently playing the changeable weights may provide you some fine tuning to find your ideal weight. For myself, this was not a game changer since my current putter also provides the same feature.

Where I did start to see some improvements was the dispersion of my putts or the fact that more often than not, I was around the hole. To understand if it was just in my head, I decided to grab my everyday putter and the Tri-Hot 5K and take a series of medium to long putts from between 15 to 20 feet. Alternating between the putters I played 10 holes with 10 balls per putter. So, at end of the session with 100 balls for each of the putters. After summing it all up the Tri-Hot 5Kputter hands down had better results averaging almost 10% closer to the hole than my own putter.

Of course, for myself as mentioned there was not a big departure in the stroke or feel of the two putters, it just kept target a little better. The reason I chose to test longer putts is my tendency to have more potential for off center contact when needing to get extra pace on the ball. What I took from the result is that the Tri-Hot 5K was able to navigate those off-center contacts better.

The closer of the deal for me is the 5 options available in the Tri-Hot 5K line-up. Subtly changing the hosel and offsets in the various clubs has provided golfers with all types of natural putting stroke tendencies to have an option set up for their game. This is a huge advantage as opposed to fighting to adapt you stroke or adjust your aim to compensate for it. I have added the available options and a couple of bullet points detailing how they differ below to help you find the option best suited for your putting stroke.

The Tri-Hot 5K One 

  • Classically shaped heel toe weighted putter with a crank neck hosel 
  • Suitable for strokes that have moderate arc and face rotation. 
  • 52 degree toe hang
  • 360gr head weight
  • 3 degree loft
  • 70 degree lie
  • Full shaft offset

The Tr-Hot 5K Two 

  • Classically shaped heel toe weighted putter with a crank neck hosel
  •  Suitable for strokes that have moderate arc and face rotation. 
  • 50 degree toe hang
  • 360gr head weight
  • 3 degree loft
  • 70 degree lie
  • Full shaft offset

The Tri-Hot 5K Three 

  • Classically shaped heel toe weighted putter with flow neck hosel 
  • Suitable for strokes with more aggressive swing arc and face rotation. 
  • 70 degree toe hang
  • 360gr head weight
  • 3 degree loft
  • 70 degree lie
  • Half shaft offset

The Tri-Hot 5K Double Wide 

  • Wide blade with a crank neck hosel yielding moderate toe hang
  •  Suitable for strokes with moderate swing arc and face rotation. 
  • 42 degree toe hang
  • 365gr head weight
  • 3 degree loft
  • 70 degree lie
  • Full shaft offset

The Tri-Hot 5K Triple Wide 

  • Face-balanced double bend wide blade
  • Suitable for strokes with minimal swing arc and face rotation. 
  • 0 degree toe hang
  • 365gr head weight
  • 3 degree loft
  • 70 degree lie
  • Full shaft offset

As for the technology and specifics I will let Odyssey’s words stand for themselves:

High Performance and Tight Dispersion From Stainless Steel Front

Tri-Hot 5K is built to improve performance by reducing the amount of side spin on off-center hits. We achieve this through a 303 stainless steel front section that includes the hosel and face area. This material has been finish milled to exact shape and weight, helping to keep the CG forward. This keeps putts closer to the original line, with tighter dispersion, and a greater chance to go in on less-than-perfect strikes. 

Unprecedented Forgiveness For A Blade and Improved Roll From Tungsten Front Weights

We’ve precisely positioned massive amounts of tungsten (over 120 grams) behind the face in the toe and heel sections of the club head. We’ve moved the CG forward for improved roll, while also increasing inertia to over 5,000 IZZ. It’s a level of forgiveness that you’ve never seen before in a standard size blade putter.

Interchangeable Front Weights

Available in aluminum, steel and tungsten, these removable weights allow you to dial in your head weight to your exact preference.

Legendary White Hot insert

The most popular insert of all time is back with the original formulation, feel, sound, and performance.

Red Stroke Lab Shaft

The newest generation of our proven multi-material Stroke Lab shaft features even better performance. By shortening the steel section, we reduced the weight by seven grams compared to the original Stroke Lab. We also made it stiffer and more stable for even more consistency in your stroke and your performance.

If you are looking for a new blade putter then it would be hard to imagine that you would not find a great fit amongst the Tri-Hot 5K lineup. They are premium grade putters which don’t come cheap but considering their lengthy lifespan keeping the ball at the hole will pay dividends. 

Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Putter
  • Improves performance by reducing side spin on off-center hits, with a 303 stainless steel front section including the hoseland face. This is finish milled to the exact shape and weight, keeping the CG forward so putts stay closer to their line.
  • Odyssey precisely positioned massive amounts of tungsten (>120 grams) behind the face in the toe and heel of the clubhead. They’ve moved CG forward for improved roll, while also increasing forgiveness in a standard size blade.
  • Available in aluminum, steel and tungsten, these removable weights allow you to dial in your head weight to your exact preference.
  • The most popular insert of all time is back with the original formulation, feel, sound, and performance.
  • The newest generation of their proven multi-material Stroke Lab shaft features even better performance, shortening the steel section, and reducing weight by seven grams. It’s stiffer and more stable for improved consistency.

Evnroll ER11v Putter

Evnroll ER11v MOI Mallet Putter RH Short Slant 34 Gravity Black

We are actually way overdue with having an Evnroll putter appear on our ranking list. In no way was it about quality and merit but rather time and opportunity. So, when we finally got the chance to do so we jumped. I had personally never tried any of Enrolls putter offerings but one of our group has for the last couple of seasons and has no plans to change.

I decided to start with the ER11v putter since I have been doing some other putter trials with full mallet putters and was interested to see how it compared. The fact that I am here writing about the ER11v and not one of the other putters is a clue to how it faired in the comparison 

There is 0 doubt about how well balanced this putter is. It really is a great putter to draw back and let it go. I had already read the marketing and seen the videos about how forgiving the face of the putter is. For those who haven’t, Evnroll has introduced a “sweet face” technology that drastically reduces the dispersion and distance deviations for off center contacts. It actually was difficult to get a read on this since I actually struggled to hit off center contacts given how well it felt in my hands. What I can definitely say was the ER11v kept me around the cup all day. 

The deal clincher was the wide range of hosel options. Not so long ago the only way to get better at golf was to adapt your natural stroke tendencies to match the gear. Many golfers struggle to do so especially on the putting green where there is so much emphasis on subtle feel and where the margin of error is so high.

Now depending on your natural putting tendencies there is a hosel that fits your stroke. The short hosel options create more toe hang which slows down the face and helps those golfers who pull their putts. On the opposite end of the spectrum there are long hosel options for those golfers who tend to push the ball wide. All told there are 6 different options that will keep you aiming straight at the hole.      

When you have a putter that is able to compensate for inconsistent face contacts delivering uniform pace and direction across the putter face you have a winner. If you add the possibility for the putter to align with a golfers natural putting stroke you have a champion, and that is why Evnroll’s ER11v putter deserves its position amongst our best putters.

Cobra King 2021 3D Printed Golf Putters

Cobra Golf 2021 King 3D Printed Putters

The first putter we decided to review for inclusion in our 2021/2022 dynamic rankings format are King Cobra’s 3D Printed golf putters. We always enjoy looking at gear that tries to do things in a different way or takes huge strides in innovation.  Of course, when you dare to stray from the norm you take much greater risks, and this time we think it paid off.

Available in 3 stunningly attractive head shapes the design it top notch. The look every bit as expensive as the price tag will say. But even if you are not liking the price there is a lot to love about these putters. 

Cobra has partnered with SIK Golf’ and to include their patented Descending Loft Technology (DLT) in the faces of all of the putters. This produces a consistent launch of 1.5 degrees for every type of stroke. So, ascending, neutral or descending attack angles yield consistent launch and trajectories. This alone makes a golfer with an inconsistent putting stroke a little more consistent.

The lie angles across the series are all pegged at 70 degrees and the total head weight varies slightly on all 3 models from 375 to 385 grams. All 3 putters are available in right- and left-hand options and are similarly slightly offset as well. The lengths start at 34 inches and work their way up to 41 inches for those with diverse putting styles.

If the 3D printer precision and DLT technology was not enough the final clincher for us was the Cobra Connect Smart Grip with embedded sensors. This allows the putter to integrate with Arccos Caddie giving you tangible metrics and measurements for your putting stroke. Now you can work on putting consistency of without having to factor in the variables like to lie of the green.  We don’t believe technology replaces coaching but this is a great example where it provides you a tool that provides very tangible metrics in real time to support the techniques you are looking to perfect. 

So, time will tell where Cobra King’s 3D Printed Golf Putters finally end up in our rankings but if nothing else it was a great way to kick them off.

Cobra King 2021 3D Printed Golf Putters
  • 3D Printed Lattice Cartridge – An intricate 3D printed nylon lattice cartridge ooptimizes the weight distribution within the putter head to create the highest MOI possible for more consistent and predictable rolls
  • Steel Chassis – A 286g steel chassis lowers the center of gravity and adds structural stability to support the other components
  • Forged Aluminum Crown – A lightweight 21g forged aluminum crown creates discretionary weight to position more mass around the perimeter to increase MOI
  • Tungsten Weighting – 30 grams worth of tungsten weighting is combined in the forward and rear heel and toe extremities to maximize stability on off-center putts for increased consistency

Odyssey 2-Ball Ten 2022 Putter

Callaway 2022 Ten Putter (Ten Triple Track, Left Hand, 33' Shaft, Double Bend Hosel, Oversized Grip)

We were lucky enough the other day to get our hands on some new gear to demo via some back channels. One of the more interesting items was the new 2022 Odyssey 2-Ball Ten Putter. We decided to make a game of it so a few of us headed to the putting green with a handful of new putters in hand to have a little fun. There are worse things to do than have a little putting competition while trying out new gear, especially if you win 🙂

The Odyssey’s 2-Ball Ten Putter was actually well received amongst the entire group. It is never really a surprise when we try out an Odessy putter and like it given how long they have been making winning putters. But this one seemed to have a little extra something too it.

For sure the addition of the stroke lab 3GEN shaft is an instant plus and given my everyday putter is equipped with one I can’t say I would go against it. The shaft is very well balanced and I have found it helps keeping my putting stroke more consistent. The 2-Ball alignment design does seem a little more streamlined than other similar mallet putters and its 365gr weight was spot on in helping me deliver smooth putting strokes.

The feel from the White Hot two-part urethane insert had the ball rolling forward perfectly off contact. With putter it is sometimes so hard to understand why some just feel and perform better than others do. But as soon as I had the 2-Ball Ten in my hands I was even looking forward to taking on challenging putts. It was just better than the rest as far as the confidence while standing over the ball.

There was nothing wrong with the its predecessor, a great putter in its own right. The 2022 version is not a major departure or modification of what works. There are just slight enhancements that make that little difference. It is slightly more streamlined but you might have to take an extra look to notice it. Being a full mallet putter there was the room to manoeuvre here and Odyssey has found a perfect balance this time around. There are also a few alignment line options for golfers to pick what is personally optically pleasing. Finally with the option of choosing between a doublebend or slantneck hosel should give enough choice to find your own optimal putter balance.

I completely understand when it comes to putters how different golfers’ opinions and preferences can be. Sometimes I am in awe of how well fellow golfers putt using what I might consider unusable so I will forgive you if you don’t agree with me. But if nothing else the 2-Ball Ten Putter did deliver the winning put in our putt-off and that is enough to get in on our rankings today 🙂

Odyssey 2-Ball Ten 2022 Putter
  • We’ve enhanced The Ten shape that’s incredibly popular on Tour and with golfers. It’s sleeker, more forgiving, and now you can choose from impressive options in our 2-Ball or Triple Track to help improve your alignment.
  • We took our proprietary major-winning, multi-material Stroke Lab shaft and made it even better. This new shaft is seven grams lighter overall, it’s stiffer, and it’s more stable to enhance the tempo and consistency in your putting stroke.
  • This high-performance insert is packed with Microhingetechnology,promotingimmediate forward roll for improved speed and control.

PXG 2011 0211 V-42 Putter

PXG 0211 Putter Golf Club with Alignment Aid - Right and Left Handed - Bayonet, Clydesdale, Hellcat, Lightning, V-42

We were lucky to be able to squeeze in some testing of the PXG 0211 putter lineup during our PXG trial day. It was a full day of surprise after surprise and the putters did not disappoint. With its 5 putter head shapes individually optimized with hosel pairing, offset and weight there really little doubt that almost any golfer will find a putter well balanced for their preferences.

I generally alternate between go to putters in my inventory depending on the type/speed of the greens I am playing. I can add a little mood and superstition to my selection process as well  One of the is an older Odyssey half mallet so I was not surprised to find the 0211 V-42 Putter as one of my favorites in the lineup.

PXG would describe it as follows: 

“The 0211 V-42 Putter is a heel shafted, mid-mallet that minimizes distraction and delivers critical precision. Complete with PXG’s bold Runway Reticle alignment aid, this crescent-shaped putter also features a top rail dot and slightly flared dual-step geometry for exceptionally easy aim. V-42 also boasts PXG’s flagship Pyramid Face Pattern technology for maximum consistency across the face.”

To be honest I am not going to try to uptalk or turn this into a marketing exercise. The fact is that this is a putter that is extremely well made and thought out. I felt confident standing over the ball and the alignment features worked well with my eyes delivering the roll and direction I had intended. It is a putter that I could have in my bag and be happy with it.

The reason I just don’t see the point in looking for faults is that this a putter that would cost you about USD 150. Bottom line is it outperforms its price. You are getting a piece of gear from an elite equipment manufacturer at a price level that is at par with some department store equipment. There are points to discuss if you want to put it up against a top line Evnroll, Odyssey or Scotty Cameron putter, but if you’re considering price-performance ratios, I am not sure you will find better anytime soon.

 My recommendation instead of trying to find a better putter for the money would be to invest it in deciding which PXG 0211 putter best suits your game. To help here are PXG’s highlights of the various models:

0211 Bayonet Putter
  • Traditionally shaped blade
  • One of the lightest putters in the 0211 lineup
  • High MOI blade with a flared cavity 
  • Distinctive Runway Reticle alignment aid
  • Impressive forgiveness and aim
  • PXG’s flagship Pyramid Face Pattern technology
0211 Hellcat Putter
  • A smooth glider
  • Heavy blade built for consistent control and ball speed. 
  • Golfers who prefer a traditional shape and heavier feel. 
  • PXG’s bold Runway Reticle alignment aid and flagship Pyramid Face Pattern technology
0211 Clydesdale putter
  • Longest of all the 0211 Putters from heel-to-toe, 
  • Extremely high MOI for a blade-style putter. 
  • Plumber’s neck hosel, 
  • PXG’s bold Runway Reticle alignment aid and flagship Pyramid Face Pattern technology
  • Clydesdale helps deliver optimum horsepower for outstanding control and accuracy.
0211 Lightning Putter
  • Delivers extreme control for a stabilized approach on the green. 
  • Largest of the 0211 Putters
  • Lightning features a double bend hosel
  • PXG’s bold Runway Reticle alignment aid, and flagship Pyramid Face Pattern technology 
PXG 2011 0211 V-42 Putter
  • Built by hand to your unique specifications, the PXG 0211 V-42 Putter presents a traditional blade-style design with a heavier feel that helps deliver smooth strokes and impressive control.
  • The V-42 boasts PXG’s game changing Runway Reticle alignment aid, a top rail line and flared dual-step geometry to help golfers lock-in on their target and sink more putts. For added consistency across the face, the V-42 also deploys PXG’s milled Pyramid Face Pattern technology.
  • MATERIALS - cast 303 stainless steel
  • HEAD DEISGN - Mid-Mallet, 350 grams
  • HOSEL TYPE - Heel Shafted

XXIO 12 Blade Putter

XXIO Blade Putter 2022 Right 34

I was happy over the weekend to have the opportunity to give XXIO’s 12 Blade Putter a try. It seems that there is much more attention lately being given to mallet shaped putters so any time there is my preferred blade profile coming to market I take special notice.

XXIO’s popularity for sure isn’t typically associated with putters so the I was pleasantly surprised in the 12’s performance. If you have doubts based on the lack of a putter pedigree you can leave them all behind. The 12 is without a doubt it is a jump forward from their previous blade putter and can rival the performance of many top options on the market today. 

The tungsten weighted heel and toe provide a higher MOI and increased stability. The 12 also is in line with the putter markets new focus on normalizing the distances of putts across the entire clubface. XXIO has introduced a PEBAX polymer insert featuring a new and quite unique looking groove pattern. This is all done to help boost the off-center contacts to roll as true and long as the truer struck putts.

Some of the 12’s highlights include:

  • Tungsten weights add MOI and stability
  • Variable face grooves normalize speed on off-center strikes for consistent distances
  • Classic blade design and slim, premium grip for best-in-class feel
  • A TPU face insert for soft strikes with great feedback
  • Made from 303 stainless steel for a premium look and feel
  • Soft face insert offers premium feel and feedback
  • Plumber’s neck hosel with moderate toe hang
  • Typically ideal est fit for golfers with an arc in their putting stroke
  • Includes head cover
  • Head Weight: 350 grams
  • Lie: 70°
  • Loft: 3°

The 12 does not come with as many variations/setups as some of the other top offerings coming to market. But if you prefer a blade putter and have an arc in your putting stroke it really is a solid option to consider. Its straight forward design is not over stated and I quickly was striking putts with confidence. 

XXIO is not known for budget gear and the 12 is no different in that it is a premium priced putter. Having said, it still comes in around usd 100+ less than many of the other premium offerings coming to market. So, when you start thinking about price-quality ratios the 12 really starts rising to the top.

TP Hydroblast putter

TP Hydroblast Del Monte 1

TaylorMade’s TP Hydroblast line brings 7 new classic putter designs to market. All of the line has been subjected to the hydroblast finishing process where high pressured water is applied to the 303 stainless steel. This not only results in a premium smooth finish but compliments the simple and stylish design of the putter line.

They left the gimmicks and attempts at over styling behind and concentrated on just making a great straight forward putter. The line does include the TPU Surlyn insert borrowed from TaylorMades premium priced putters. The thicker Pure Roll insert with its downward 45° grooves provides better sound, feel and roll characteristics.

Across the line there is a good range of toe balancing from about 40 degrees to face balanced. So, the majority of golfers will be able to find an option that matched their putting stroke. The offset options are a little more restrictive ranging from a ¾ to a full offset. All of the putters do have removable weights that can be easily purchased. So, even if the stock weight is not to your liking it quickly can be tweaked.

Your biggest win is in the manufacturing process itself. Thanks to the cast-then-mill production process Taylormade has been able to get the putter in your hands at a significantly lower price that a fully milled version would cost. You still get the look and feel plus get to keep a chunk of cash in your wallet. You will struggle to find a better price vs quality ratio.

If you have not had the chance to give the TP Hydroblast a look now is a great time to do so.

TP Hydroblast Putter
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