A Good Putter – The Key To Lower Scores!
WGS has some top rated golf putters available on its Online Superstore. Top rated golf putters can start improving your putting and saving you strokes immediately. They now have a very large selection of these premium golf putters to choose from. Every golfer knows that putting is the most important stroke(s) you can make on the course. It can make or break your round! WGS has all of the top rated golf putters for sale that the golf industry has to offer from brands like Scotty Cameron, Argolf, Bettinardi, Biomech Sports, Odyssey, Ping, Cleveland, Nike, Pinseeker, TaylorMade, Tour Edge, and Wilson just to name a few.
Comfort is the biggest factor when selecting a putter. Some golfers like a thin blade putter, while others are more comfortable with a larger mallet head. A perimeter-weighted putter makes some golfers feel secure. Generally speaking, a putter should fit your height. A taller golfer uses a longer putter, and smaller golfers want a shorter one. In short, buying a putter is a tough decision with so many options and styles. Also, you have many options to choose from. You can select from face-balanced putters to toe balanced putters as well as blade putters and mallet putters. Get the right putter that can improve your putting and scores!
Whether you are looking for a men’s putter, women’s putter, or junior putter to improve your putting on the green, WGS has you covered! They’ve got the right putter for every price range, length, and style of play, including a wide variety of left handed putters. You can choose from traditional blades, heel-toe club heads, or a large mallet clubhead. Browse WGS’s large selection of putters to find the best fit for you.
Heel-Toe vs. Mallet Type Putters
Heel and Toe Weighted Putters – The Ping Anser putters of the 1960s – popularized the heel and toe weighted (or “perimeter-weighted”) style of putter design. So-called because they have their weight concentrated in the heel and toe areas, these putters have the largest sweet spots of any putters (the sweet spot is the area where true hits can be achieved).
The weight at the heel and the toe is greater than that in the middle of the putter head. This heel-toe weight distribution works to stabilize the putter head-on contact with the ball and is more forgiving of mishits.
At the forefront of a mallet’s benefits is stability. It’s the basis for the club’s massive structure, and why the head is heavier than a blade. This is done to redistribute mass to build the flat stick’s moment of inertia. Important in the club’s fight against torque, which moves the face during the stroke and correlates to more missed, off-center putts. For those that struggle keeping the club on the right swing path, the extra weight lessens the odds of inconsistency.
But, while added mass is the primary value a mallet brings to the table, it’s far from the only virtue.
The same impact-softening materials used on blades are often found in their club’s counterparts. The same goes with milled patterns and inserts on the face. A long-held stigma is that mallets compromised feel and sound in the pursuit of forgiveness. That is no longer the case.
The Pros and Cons of Blade vs Mallet Putters
- Let you develop a more sound putting stroke
- Traditional look
- More feedback on off-center hits
- Better MOI
- Traditional feel
- More options of balance and shaft positioning
- Less forgiving
- More forgiving of a less sound putting stroke
- Generally more expensive
- Can look weird
- More centered weight to promote a straight back straight through the swing
- Lower MOI
- Feel awkward to some golfers
- Fewer options for design and shaft position
- More forgiving
These have become extremely popular and help with the feel and consistency of the putter. The hardness or softness of the putter is largely a personal preference.
Hosel and Shaft
- The hosel and shaft positioning is also a personal preference. There are three main options:
- A heel-shafted putter connects to the putter, at the heel, as the name suggests.
- The center shafted putter connects in the middle of the putter head.
The most common design is an offset hosel putter. This appeals to many golfers as it keeps the hands forward when addressing the ball and allows the face to be squared up easily.
Top Rated Golf Putters – Choosing A New Putter
You can choose from hundreds of putters of various lengths. You can pick between standard putters, belly putters, and counterbalance putters. Get the clubhead that fits your game. Select a traditional blade for great feedback, a heel-toe club head with added perimeter weighting to help boost MOI or a large mallet clubhead for maximum forgiveness. Due to the rules change involving the use of belly putters, WGS only has a limited number of such putters in its inventory. The Royal and Ancient and United States Golf Associations ruled that the ban on anchored strokes using a belly putter came into effect on January 1, 2016. The new Rule is 14-1b.
You can select from different face and insert options. Metal putters are common, durable and offer a high level of control. Also, consider putters that allow for inserts to improve feel and create a smoother roll. Inserts vary in color, firmness, and material. Personalize your putter so it matches your game.
Golf Tip: For a blend of feel and mechanical precision, it might be best to select a more conventional putter.
What To Look For In A Top Rated Putter
If you like the stability and extra weight of a long putter, consider a counterbalance putter. Crafted with extra weight in the grip area and club head, counterbalance putters add stability and smoothness. Choose a putter with the right balance and style for your putting stroke.
It is beneficial to know your putting stroke when purchasing a new putter
If you lay the putter shaft in your hand with the shaft parallel to the ground and the face is facing the sky, you have a face-balanced putter. Face-balanced putters suit golfers who have a tendency to have straight strokes that go back and through, also known as barn door swings.
If the toe is hanging toward the ground, you have a toe-balanced putter. A toe-balanced putter benefits you if you have an arc stroke.
Note: Heal toe putter below. Mallet putter on the right.