Mallet putters have a higher MOI than blade putters, providing more forgiveness and typically, a more stable feel. Due to the progression in technology in mallet putters, they are now used by hundreds of PGA Tour players and are now more popular than blade putters.
Some of the best players in the world have a mallet putter in their bag, including Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Tyrrell Hatton and many more.
We've listed below a few of our favourite mallet putters currently in the hands of PGA Tour stars that you might be interested in adding to your bag in 2021.
TAYLORMADE SPIDER FCG #3 SMALL SLANT
Looks like a mallet, feels like a blade, forgives like a Spider: This intelligently designed high-MOI mallet is designed for golfers who have an arced putting stroke. Forward CG placement lets the toe release easily like a blade, while the mallet shape and perimeter weighting help keep the signature Spider family forgiveness. Engineers front-loaded the Spider FCG, positioning two-thirds of the total weight in the front portion of the head. This design optimizes the benefits of a high-MOI mallet for golfers who have an arced stroke and prefer moderate to significant face rotation.
SCOTTY CAMERON SPECIAL SELECT FLOWBACK 5.5
New performance balanced weighting expands on Scotty’s use of customisable sole weights to tune putter performance and feel at all lengths by incorporating tungsten for the blades and stainless steel for the mid-mallets to produce larger sweet spots and enhance stability. With an over-arching attention to creating Tour-preferred sleeker profiles, as well as slightly thinner and flatter toplines, Special Select putters maintain traditional overall headweight, yet display notable refinements in face height, neck position, hosel depth, corner radius shaping, flange thickness and sole weight technology to sit better, sound better and perform better.
ODYSSEY STROKE LAB BLACK TEN S
Stroke Lab has completely changed putting with the innovative, multi-material Stroke Lab shaft. This design actually helps to improve the tempo and consistency in your stroke, and the performance is nothing short of incredible. It’s engineered to make you a better putter, golfers absolutely love it, it’s winning major championships and big events around the world, and it’s helped Odyssey become the number one Putter on every Tour. The innovative multi-material shaft saves 40 grams of weight, which is redistributed to the head and grip end of the putter. This completely rebalances the putter for improved tempo and consistency in the stroke, and this major-winning technology continues to dominate on Tours around the world.
TAYLORMADE SPIDER X
Spider X revolutionizes the way we achieve optimal stability and alignment by reengineering the mass properties of the head and introducing a new optically engineered True Path alignment system. Spider X combines a heavy (320g) steel frame with a lightweight (15g) carbon composite sole to provide extreme perimeter weighting in a more streamlined shape. Our new True Path alignment has been optically engineered to help golfers visualize the intended target line for improved putting accuracy. Thicker Pure Roll insert produces better sound & feel while 45° grooves increase topspin to help the ball start and stay on its intended line.
The putter used by Justin Rose himself. Axis1 putters are 100% perfectly balanced so they won't naturally open up during your putting stroke. This is achieved by pushing the weight forward with a patented heel counterweight. It places the CG position precisely on the centre of the putter face and aligns perfectly with the axis of the shaft. This innovation will help to improve your putting by keeping your stokes in line.
BETTINARDI STUDIO STOCK 38
The Studio Stock 38 is all-new and engineered from the idea to bring a more rounded, compact, cavity-back mallet to the SS line, with high MOI, forgiveness, and easy alignment. With feedback from major champions, Robert Bettinardi milled his F.I.T. Face 20% deeper for an even softer feel at impact on the 303 stainless steel body. A stunning hand-polished platinum finish gives the SS38 a durable and cleaner appearance with its single-bend shaft and minimal toe hang.
ODYSSEY STROKE LAB BLACK R-LINE ARROW
The innovative multi-material shaft saves 40 grams of weight, which is redistributed to the head and grip end of the putter. This completely rebalances the putter for improved tempo and consistency in the stroke, and this major-winning technology continues to dominate on Tours around the world. Provides a firmer feel and enhanced sound at impact while maintaining the same roll benefits of our Tour-proven White Hot Microhinge Insert. The combination of an elegant black PVD and coating give these high performance Stroke Lab Putters a clean, rich and premium look.