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Best putters for the money 2021/2022

best putters for the money 2021/2022

Our best putters for the money 2021/2022 ranking is the product of this last weekend’s team meeting and get together. A few of us met up to discuss the website and ideas for year two. Since we are not IT professionals’ things at times are a little more painful for us than for other’s out there on the internet. 

But on the other side, the fact that this is our pet project it allows us a lot of freedom on where we want to take it. We had a lot of fun in year one and are in the midst of trying to apply some lessons learned to have an even better year two. One of the lessons learned we are trying to apply is streamlining our main articles into the dynamic yearly formats. Over the weekend we discussed how we go forward with our putter articles and rankings. 

We decided that we would maintain 6 main articles for putters going forward. 

Best putters for the money 2021/2022 

Our overall best/favorite putter rankings without limits on pricing

Best budget putter 2021/2022

To follow the 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.

Best golf putters 2021/2022

Here we will include all of the putter we review during the year. So, anything that may fall from the top 3 of our main articles can be found here. We may also come up with some adhoc putter ranking lists along the way and if so, they also will be in this master listing.

In our opinion there is absolutely no reason to talk about high vs low handicapper putters. It is nonsense. The bottom line is that the low handicapper just makes more putts. So, by default if you are using the right putter, you would quickly be in that category of golfer. Get the point? With a putter you are not swinging a club at 100 mph hoping to hit the sweet spot. You dont need a club to be more or less forgiving based on how erratic your swing is.

You might make an argument that a point of analysis could be on the weight of a putter. In doing so you would need to rely on the argument that to achieve the same pendular feeling the stronger golfer would need more weighting on the head of the putter. But you would instantly turn the argument into a very subjective one. The fact is there is no club in your bag that is so reliant on feel and visualization as the putter. 

Ultimately our best putter for the money is the putter that gives you confidence when standing over the ball. This confidence is gained firstly by choosing a putter that best suits your putting technique. For a little better explanation take a look at our comments in golf putter mechanics 101. And secondly by choosing a putter that has a more personalized feel-good factor. This can be achieved through the use of quality materials, aesthetically pleasing design, and offering alternatives such as variable grip sizes that would match the needs and preferences of the golfer. This all said here is our picks for the best putters for the money 2021/2022


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.


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.

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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.