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Best blade putters 2021-2022

Best blade putters 2021-2022

Our Best blade putters 2021-2022 rankings list is dedicated for golfers who prefer the more classical blade putter head shape. Being one of the core sub-category articles we limit the ranking to our top 3 options. We understand that our preferences may not always be identical to our readers. This is why we do track all of the top options we review in our Best golf putters 2021/2022 rankings list. 

Towards the end of each year, we will push the calendar forward a year so that we are always comparing gear over 2-year intervals. We have decided to go in this direction since manufacturers often do not update all of their product lines every year.

We do not limit or prioritize our rankings here based on price since we have other core putter rankings lists that take this into consideration. Also, if you wandered to the wrong place and you are looking for a half or full mallet putter, we also have the linked rankings lists for those putter head shaped preferences as well.

We hope this simplifIes your search finding a putter that suits your preferences and in doing so helps save you some putts on the green.


Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Putter

Odyssey Golf 2022 Tri-Hot 5K Putter (Double Wide, Left Hand, 33' Shaft, Stroke Lab Shaft, Pistol Grip)

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.


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.

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.