Golfyr Premier Maker 3 Putter Review

GolfMagic tests out the Golfyr Premier Maker 3 putter.

Golfyr Premier Maker 3
Golfyr Premier Maker 3
Brand
Price
£562.00
Pros
Very confidence inspiring profile, large head delivers bags of forgiveness, weight is very well balanced
Cons
Very expensive, headcover is a touch underwhelming, hollow acoustics could take some getting used to

Golfyr Premier Maker 3 Key Features:

  • 100% Carbon body: allows weight to be distributed to the perimeter of the head for increased forgiveness
  • Hollow body construction: creates a large sweet spot with over 7,000 MOI

It's rare these days that you see a Tour player using a piece of equipment that nobody has seen before, but that's exactly what happened when Sergio Garcia stepped out at LIV Mayakoba with a Golfyr Premier Maker 3 in his hands. 

Garcia's decision immediately caught the attention of the golfing world, and following his second-place finish, we were eager to see what all the commotion was about. 

So, we contacted Golfyr, a brand based in Switzerland, and they sent us the putter in a matter of days. 

The Maker 3 is part of Golfyr's seven-club set that will be launched later this year. 

All of the clubs in the set use Carbonics technology, which is said to improve performance and remove the need for golfers to carry 14 clubs in their bag. An interesting concept indeed. 

To find out what convinced Garcia to switch to the Maker, we took it down to a putting studio in Wimbledon to test it out on a Zenn putting green.

Let's get into it. 

Golfyr Premier Maker 3
Golfyr Premier Maker 3

Golfyr Premier Maker 3 Looks and Feel:

The first thing we noticed when taking this putter out of its headcover is its extremely large footprint. 

Made entirely of carbon fibre, the head is deep and tall, providing a confidence-inspiring profile when sat behind the ball.

The crown has a full carbon finish, which is paired with three alignment lines, one long straight one at the back and two at a 45-degree angle to help frame the ball. 

Initially, the look of this putter took some getting used to, but after only a few putts, it really grew on us. 

Flip the club over, and the sole has a very modern design. A solid panel of carbon runs across the front, complimented with clean and sophisticated branding.

While this design may not appeal to those who prefer a more refined profile, we actually really enjoyed the look in hand and at address. 

In terms of feel, this putter is a lot less bouncy than you might think. Due to the head size, we expected the ball to really pop off the face, but our initial contact led to quite a muted sensation.

The putter features two internal weights that run the full length of the heel and toe in order to enlarge the sweet spot, and the result of this is that the striking area behind the ball is left hollow. 

Golfyr Premier Maker 3
Golfyr Premier Maker 3

Due to this, we found that the sound that matched our strike was both loud and quite metallic. 

While not offensive, this sound is a far cry from the more soft and muted acoustics we have come to expect from brands like Odyssey and Scotty Cameron. 

While only personal preference, there could have been a touch more attention paid to the sound in order to provide a more premium overall noise at impact.

Available in 33, 34 and 35 inches, we tested the putter at 34, and opted for Golfyr's standard size grip. The putter is also available with a jumbo Winn grip.

The Golfyr grip was suitably tacky and felt great in our hands, adding to the overall putting experience. 

One area of detail that was slightly overlooked, however, was the headcover. Made of neoprene, it does the job but lacks the luxury touch you would expect when paying over £500. 

Golfyr Premier Maker 3
Golfyr Premier Maker 3

Golfyr Premier Maker 4 Performance and Forgiveness:

After hitting a few putts from distance, we were really impressed with the roll this putter can put on the ball. 

The well-balanced weighting and large profile allowed us to maintain line and length well, even from strikes out of the heel or toe. 

As previously mentioned, this putter is not quite as hot off the face as you would expect, but that allowed us to put a more confident strike on the ball without fear of blowing it past the hole. 

In terms of forgiveness, this putter performed as well as any of the best mallet putters on the market right now, and to fully test it out, we hit some intentionally poor strikes.

The resulting putts held their direction and speed well, leaving us one or two feet at worst in order to make our two putt. 

The drop in performance from sub-optimal strikes was minimal, which pays testament to the time and effort that has been put into this design. 

Overall, we were really impressed by the level of forgiveness this putter offers, and in terms of overall performance, we can barely fault it. 

Golfyr Premier Maker 3
Golfyr Premier Maker 3

Should you buy the Golfyr Premier Maker 3 putter?

Coming in at £562 this putter is one of the most expensive options on the market.

While performance, aesthetics and feel were all very impressive, the price tag could be a hard pill to swallow for some.

If you enjoy using a mallet putter and want to explore alternative options, then we would highly recommend giving the Maker 3 a go; however, we can't help but feel that there are putters out there that perform just as well for only a fraction of the price. 

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