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The Best Putters of 2021

By: Golfshake Editor | Tue 08 Jun 2021 | Comments


It’s all very well driving 300 yards down the fairway, but, if you can’t get the ball in the hole, it counts for very little. There’s a reason why the phrase “driving for show and putting for dough” is so prevalent.

Below, through Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall, we list just some the best putters on the market for this season. If you feel like you need a little more forgiveness on the putting surface, then it may be time to invest in one of the hottest models of the year.

Odyssey White Hot OG, £179

Odyssey White Hot

Odyssey White Hot is the most iconic, most popular and most decorated putter of all time – and it’s so easy to understand why. The putter’s legendary performance has been synonymous with professionals and amateurs alike and the original formulation has been heavily introduced into the White Hot OG. The feel, sound and performance all echo its predecessor and, thanks to heavy demand, Odyssey have finally released a contemporary model with influence from its roots. 

Their engineers have combined a rich silver PVD finish with fine milling on all of the surfaces and the beautiful designs will take the eye of any golfer – injecting confidence at the most important moments of a round. If you’re in the market for an updated putter, then there are not many better options than the most used short stick on Tour. 

What Golfshake Say:

“The fantastic feel that you get from the White Hot insert is incredible. The silver PVD finish lends itself nicely to this range – helping the putter look premium. They have also stiffened the shaft to help increase performance and feel, which has been highly praised by Tour players. During the last ten years on Tour, Odyssey is the most used putter brand from non-contracted players – which speaks volumes about their production.”

For more, see Ryan's Full Review!

TaylorMade Spider X, £269

TaylorMade Spider X

The TaylorMade Spider putter range has been a firm favourite of golfers for a while now, and the brand have introduced something special for its ten-year anniversary. They’ve built upon every previous instalment and fully redesigned the putter to provide further stability and a more adventurous approach to alignment. The Spider X completely revolutionises how TaylorMade achieved optimal stability by reengineering the mass properties of the head, yet also introducing a new True Path alignment to ensure every putt starts on the right line. 

The Spider X comes with a heavy steel frame of 320g and the lightweight carbon composite weighs 15g to limit the weight of the putter to an optimal mass. Thicker Pure Roll insert helps to produce better sound and feel while 45° grooves increase top spin, which will assist the ball to start and stay on its intended line. There’s a reason that TaylorMade have managed to make ten years of Spider putters. 

What Golfshake Say:

“The Pure Roll insert will help to get the ball rolling quicker. Additionally, the feel is nice and firm when you’re on the greens and it’s extremely receptive when you’re putting on quicker greens. The weighting in the head has been adjusted, with it being slightly more refined and lighter – the footprint is slightly smaller but you will still get the same performance. This putter offers both forgiveness and performance. These models are for the player who likes to work off feel.”

For more, see Ryan's Full Review!

Evnroll V Series, £369

Evnroll V Series

The Envroll V Series look to provide valid competition for the bigger brands on this list and with the V standing for versatility, this putter looks to cover an array of important aspects that will get your ball rolling smoother and more accurate then ever. The V Series proudly boasts six potential models for the user to choose from: ER1V, ER2V, ER5V, ER7V, ER8V, ER11V  where all have been accredited on Golf Digest’s Hot List. 

All six models come with four potential hosel options, meaning that regardless of ability, there’s a V Series putter for you. The Short Plumber (Mid Arc) hosel reduces toe hang, which results in a reduction in rotation of the swing path. The Long Plumber (Slight Arc) further builds on the toe hang, allowing the user a more straight-back-straight-through swing path. The Long Shaft (Slight Arc) hosel features a two-shaft offset, which is coupled with two additional degrees of loft. Finally, the hosel in the series that is aimed at better players, is the Shot Slant (Full Arc) hosel. Plenty of toe hang has been implemented, which promotes more rotation through the swing path and releases through the hitting area. This design has a pin that fits inside the shaft – allowing it to flow seamlessly into the putter head. 

What Golfshake Say:

“Evnroll may be something you haven’t heard of and its biggest selling point is the Sweet Face technology that it contains. Everything about the Evnroll is built around forgiveness and lack of punishment – while the putts remain on their targeted line. If you don’t hit it out the middle – which, admittedly, we don’t always do – then this putter will help you to get the ball on target and hopefully, help you hole more putts.”

Odyssey Ten Series, £299

Odyssey Ten

The Odyssey Ten Series are a serious collection of putters. Awarded Gold in Golf Digest’s Hot List for 2021, need we say more? The Ten is a super high MOI head design with new Stroke Lab shaft and Microhinge Star insert – which will promote immediate forward roll for improved speed and further control. This Tour-proven design shines in its alignment, where the current shaft is 7 grams lighter than previous models, which results in more stability to enhance the tempo and consistency of your putter stroke. 

The head shape of the putter has been adjusted, which has received plaudits from both the professional and amateur game. In general, the putters in this series are sleeker, more forgiving and you are now able to choose from an array of options from 2-ball to Triple Track, both with visually helpful alignment indicators. The new Stroke Lab shaft has been built upon from previous instalments – with Odyssey hoping to secure further major success with their innovative designs. Available with a variety of different alignment options including Triple Track, Single Line and Two Ball as well as offering both toe hang and face balanced options, the Ten Series will be extremely popular. 

What Golfshake Say:

“Since its release, it has been the most popular head shape of any of the Tour players – Odyssey is the most used putter from both tours and there is a reason for that, performance. The Stroke Lab shaft has been extremely popular and they have made it lighter and stiffer, with the length slightly longer. Odyssey have tested this through a series of challenges, and they have found that this new, updated version will help golfers to replicate their swing more efficiently.” 

For more, see Ryan's Full Review!

PING 2021 Series, £249

PING Putter Series

The 2021 PING Series of putters offer two outstanding benefits: consistency and predictability in both feel and performance – with the brand promising to improve results on the greens. This collection has a hefty 12 models, split into three categories of putters. Firstly, there are four blades: Anser, Anser 2, Anser 4 and Kushin 4. The two mid-mallets are the CA 70 and the DS 72. Finally, the series is finalised with six mallets: Tyne 4, Fetch, Harwood, Tyne C, Harwood [Armlock] and the Oslo H. Below, we take a brief look at one of each category. 

The Anser is a timeless blade that has heel-toe tungsten weighting for ultimate forgiveness. The rounded corners, softer ballast surfaces and centre line help to make alignment as simplified as possible. Moreover, the Anser makes rotating the face on the target line easy and natural. The CA 70 mid-mallet is able to fit for either a straight or slight-arc type. This putter offers a full-width alignment line and contrasting surfaces to help frame the ball. An aluminium body and stainless teel sole plate help to position the CG low-back which results in a high MOI. Lastly, the Harwood mallet putter helps to deliver stability whilst refusing to compromise on forgiveness by utilising an aluminium body and tungsten weighting at each corner to help drive the MOI. A trio of alignment lines simplify aiming – meaning less strokes lost on the greens. 

Specs:

Anser: 

  • Putter Type – Blade 
  • Stroke Type – Slight Arc 

CA 70: 

  • Putter Type – Mid-Mallet 
  • Stroke Type – Slight Arc, Straight 

Harwood: 

  • Putter Type – Mallet 
  • Stroke Type – Slight Arc, Straight 

What Golfshake Say:

"Much improved looks and the new black finish make these putters look amazing. The soft feel and variety of head designs will mean that this line of putters will suit a variety of different stroke types and preferences." 


We have noted the best putters on the market for this year but there are plenty more models to choose from. As always, we highly recommend that you try out potential purchases before you acquire them, to ensure the feel and performance is exactly what you’re looking for.


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