Mallet putters have a higher MOI than blade putters, providing more forgiveness and typically, a more stable feel. Mallets tended to be mainly used by amateur golfers, but due to the progression in technology and feel over the past few years, more and more players on the PGA and European Tour now have a mallet in their bag.
We've listed below some of our favourite mallet putters currently on the market and some of them are even on sale!
So if you're thinking of adding a new putter to your bag this year, you might want to consider one of these...
Odyssey Stroke Lab R Ball
The Odyssey Stroke Lab R-Ball Putter is a face-balanced mallet design with our multi-material Stroke Lab shaft, R-Ball alignment, and a White Hot Microhinge face insert.
Stroke Lab is about challenging common, well-established putter norms with innovative ideas that promote better performance. The new Stroke Lab line of putters incorporates a unique new method of weight distribution designed to improve the physical dynamics of the stroke.
Most golfers’ putting strokes are inconsistent. Yet most putting technologies focus on improving alignment or improving the quality of roll. They attempt to mask a given stroke’s weaknesses instead of improving those weaknesses. Odyssey’s new Stroke Lab putter line helps improve the stroke through a profound change in weight distribution made possible by an innovative new shaft. This is a completely new approach to putter weighting, and only Odyssey has it.
The Stroke Lab shaft is a full 40 grams lighter, made possible by an innovative new multi-material shaft design that combines a graphite body with a steel tip to net out at just 75g, with most of the mass concentrated in the tip. We’ve redistributed that saved weight by adding 10g to the head in the form of two sole weights, and adding 30g to the grip-end via a 10g-lighter grip and 40g end-weight.
The effect of Stroke Lab’s innovative weight distribution on the stroke is dramatic. Odyssey studies indicate improvements in the consistency of backswing time, face angle at impact, ball speed, and ball direction. Feel for the putterhead becomes more acute, helping the golfer repeat the same, smooth stroke time after time.
Price: £149.99 (WAS £269!)
TaylorMade Spider X Chalk
SPIDER X: Pure RollTM meets the all-new True PathTM alignment to make the #1 Putter Model on the PGA TOUR even better.
THE X PHILOSOPHY: 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.
UPGRADED STABILITY: 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.
TRUE PATH ALIGNMENT: Our new True Path alignment has been optically engineered to help golfers visualize the intended target line for improved putting accuracy.
IMPROVED PURE ROLL INSERT: Thicker Pure Roll insert produces better sound & feel while 45° grooves increase topspin to help the ball start and stay on its intended line.
Evnroll ER7 FullMallet
The Evnroll ER7 features a classic mallet style head with three sightlines and a high resistance to twisting that will enable your bad putts to get closer to the hole.
The unique CNC milled face groove technology now creates the “Sweetest Face in Golf” which will provide the ball with the same consistent roll whether you hit the heel, middle or toe for improved distance and accuracy control.
To reduce tension and deliver even hand pressure on the grip Evnroll have used their no-taper oversized grip.
Price: £299 (WAS £319!)
Ping Heppler Tomcat 14
Airport runway lights inspired the alignment dots in the highest-MOI model in the Heppler family. The dots get closer together front to back to simulate motion, help with eye tracking, and frame the ball. The back ballasts are cored out and steel filled in this ½ steel, ½ aluminum putter.
The Ping Heppler golf putters offer a machined, solid face for golfers who prefer a firmer impact feel and sound. Multi-material (steel and pressure-cast aluminum) mallets and mid-mallets provide extreme forgiveness and optimal CG for accuracy and consistency. A premium, contrasting copper-and-black finish provides alignment cues and visual interest. A stiffer adjustable-length shaft (in exclusive black chrome) is standard and golfers can be fit for all stroke types (Straight, Slight Arc, Strong Arc).
PING engineers combined a lightweight aluminum with steel through strategic shaping and weight placement to produce extremely high MOI designs. The process of pressure-casting aluminum creates precise detail and exceptional quality in the mid-mallets and mallets. The new Tomcat 14 has the highest MOI in the line and features a 14-dot alignment aid inspired by the lights on an airport runway.
Price: £249 (WAS £275!)
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.
PUSHING CG TO THE FOREFRONT
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.
A TRUE PATH TO BETTER PUTTING
Building on the optically engineered alignment feature that powered Spider X, the T-Sightline True Path™ combines front edge alignment with a vertical line for precision aim.
CU29 COPPER PURE ROLL™
Can you find copper on the periodic table? Here’s a hint, just look for number 29. The Aged Copper Pure Roll insert is crafted from pure copper, and its 25g weight adds to the performance features of forward CG. It creates a firmer feel at impact that many players prefer.
A FAMILIAR FEEL
This putter is designed to produce a blade-like feel. The combination of forward CG and Pure Roll™ technology promote a lower launch and encourage more topspin – helping the ball start and stay on its intended line.
Price: £249 (WAS £299!)