Best half mallet putters 2021-2022

Best half mallet putters 2021-2022

Our Best half mallet putters 2021-2022 rankings list is targeted for golfers who are looking for best of both worlds. Many golfers find a full mallet putter too cumbersome or overbearing but do like the added MOI and alignment features. This is where the half mallet can make its mark.

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 blade or full mallet putter, we also have the linked rankings lists for those putter head shaped preferences as well.

So if you are a player who likes the best of both worlds or just can decide what side of the fence to sit on then a half mallet putter may be perfect for you.

PXG 0211 V-42 Black Putter

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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 

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TP Hydro Blast Dupage Putter

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The Dupage is part of TaylorMade’s TP Hydroblast series of 7 new classic putter designs. 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.

There are 3 half mallet options in the series but I found the Faced balanced Dupage to be my preferred choice. It possesses a single bend hosel and is adapted to fit players with a straight-back and through putting stroke. It also has an effective visual putting alignment to help get your putts off in the right path.

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 Dupage
  • As an unquestioned industry standard for premium putters, 303 stainless steel was destined for milling. The soft yet durable metal delivers superior feel and artisan aesthetics.
  • Flowing lines with natural curvatures offer an exceptional look worthy of admiration at address and in your hand. If perfection were possible, it would be machine milled.
  • The soft, Surlyn insert previously used in our Spider X makes its way into the this TP Collection of blades and technical mallets. PureRoll insert features grooves at a downward 45° angle designed to optimize roll characteristics.
  • TP sole weights will be unique to each stock length to hit a specific swing weight. 2.5g, 5g, 7.5g, 10g, 15g and 20g weights are available for sale separately.