Budget vs Premium Putter Test | £50 vs £400 | How different will they perform?

In this video, Alex from GolfMagic compares two putters with very different price tags. The Bettinardi Queen B 6 putter takes on the MacGregor MacTec X putter. Will the budget putter surprise us at Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate?

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Fri, 14 May 2021
Budget vs Premium Putter Test | £50 vs £400 | How different will they perform?

Golf clubs in the modern era certainly aren't cheap, not if you want the very best in your golf bag anyway. But for those golfers who aren't too bothered by having the big-name brands, there are some other alternatives.

There are plenty of 'budget' options available, even in 2021 when golf club prices seem at an all-time high, but how big is the dip in performance between budget and premium clubs?

We previously made a video where we put a MacGregor driver up against the tour proven TaylorMade SIM2 and now we are turning our attention to putters.

The MacGregor MacTec X putter has a price tag of just over £50, a fantastic option for those who don't want to break the bank when it comes to buying a new flat stick, but how will it compare to the premium £349 Bettinardi Queen B 6?



MacGregor MacTec X

Available in four popular head shape designs, the MACTEC X putters each benefit from MacGregor's ARC Tech face milling for improved roll and distance control. A variety of styles from traditional blade to high-MOI mallet, each putter features alignment markers for easy ball alignment and a choice of either traditional or thicker 3.0 parallel grip.


- Four popular head designs to suit the eye of all golfers
- ARC Tech face milling provides improved roll and distance control
- Alignment aids for easy ball alignment
- Available with either a premium traditional grip or thicker 3.0 parallel grip
- Putters available : 001, 002, 003, 004 (003 available in MRH & MLH)

Bettinardi Queen B 6

Bettinardi's all-new Rose Gold PVD brings aesthetic charm to complement the features of the Queen B line. This stunning finish not only enhances the timeless beauty of each model, but is extremely durable and glare-resistant, ultimately optimizing visual cues on the greens to give a confidence-inspiring appearance at every crucial putt. 

All of the Queen B models are milled from a proprietary blend of soft carbon steel. Because Bettinardi machine all of their putters in their own manufacturing facility, the brand only choose the finest blends of steel that allow for exceptional machinability, and an unforgettable feel at impact when the putter is finished.

So how will these putters compare when put to the test at Mannings Heath? Make sure you watch the video to find out and if you haven't already, hit that like button and subscribe to our channel to stay up to date with all of our content!