Putting is one of the more challenging aspects of the game, but it can also be the most rewarding if consistently done well. Developing a good stroke is key to reducing scores, and the right putter can help get you there. If youre one of many golfers struggling with consistency, the following sticks may provide the extra edge you need.
TaylorMade Rossa Monza Spider
When developing the Rossa Monza Spider, TaylorMade focused on increasing forgiveness to give players more consistency on miss-hits. The steel wire-frame and strong aluminum core allows weight to be distributed to the perimeter of the putter, and the wings extending back from the club face help to move the center of gravity toward the rear. These features combine to give the putter a high moment of inertia (MOI) so the club head twists less on off-center hits. The battle-tested putter was used by PGA Tour star J.B. Holmes to win the 2008 FBR Open.
The technology used to make the Sabertooth is as cutting edge as the putters sleek design. Highly prominent are the fangs on each side of the club head which distribute weight to the outer-most limits for a high MOI. The head is also fitted with a White Hot XG insert which makes for a soft and responsive core that delivers exceptional feel. Additionally, the aiming channels make it easy to align putts, so more shots will find their way to the hole.
NIKE IC Series
Because concentration is of utmost importance in golf, Nikes new IC series is optically designed to allow the eyes to focus on the ball. Engineers analyzed the color of various putting surfaces when developing the lines distinct green color. As a result, each IC putter blends into the background and the alignment aides standout, so golfers can focus on making perfect contact. Each of the five models has a CNC milled face to promote a soft feel, making these clubs a great fit for anyones bag.
Mizuno Black Carbon Series
Mizuno and legendary designer Bob Bettinardi teamed up to develop this series which delivers exceptional feel and fantastic results. Designed using Feel Impact Technology, these milled putters dramatically reduce the area where the ball makes contact with the face for an extra-soft feel. Choose from one of three unique models including the BC1 and BC2, both of which are heel-toe weighted blade putters, or the mallet-style BC3. Each putter is crafted from a single piece of carbon steel to increase shot consistency, and the black chrome finish helps to reduce glare.
Scotty Cameron Studio Select
Each golfer is different, which is why Scotty Camerons custom shop will tailor each Studio Select putter to fit anyones style. Factory-interchangeable weights in the heel and toe allow for multiple length-weight options in this series, which includes four blade-style putters. A high toe profile corrects the tendency to raise the toe at address which causes golfers to push the ball left, and the CNC milled face delivers fantastic feel.
Editor's note: Bill Kliewer is Senior Equipment Advisor of The Golf Warehouse (TGW.com), the worlds largest online golf store.