Putter: MP A306
Loft: 3.5-degree Lie: 72-degree
Head Weight: 340g
Available lengths: 34.5"
Summary: MP A-Series putters combine a lush black IP finish with a bevelled white top edge to make their classic shapes easier to align. MP Series putters are forged from mild carbon steel, then CNC milled to ensure exact alignment and a flawless profile at address. The CNC milling process allows the face thickness to be tuned for the perfect feel. A consistent roll is enabled through a further milling to process to apply simple score lines to the face.
Looks: All testers liked the slanted neck of the A306. Testers found this provided the A306 with some significant toe hang, which the majority of testers felt was better suited to a strong-arc player. Ten testers found the deep finish framed the ball nicely and all testers agreed there were no glare issues out in the sun. Eight testers said they enjoyed the white topline alignment bevel that becomes noticeable at address, while the remainder weren't that keen. 4 (out of 5)
Feel: One of the best feeling putters in this blade test, primarily down to the CNC milling process. Majority of testers experienced a solid, yet soft feeling and pure rolling putter. A nice, comfortable WINN grip helped our testers reduce hand action through impact. 7.2 (out of 10)
Performance: Solid from close range for all testers. Few putts finished short of the hole. There's a consistent, pure roll on offer, however, the grooves on the Mizuno MP A303 are more modest than many grooves on the market. Milled directly into the mild carbon steel head, the six grooves are not as deep as some other putter brands even though they produced the majority of our testers with a good balance of feel and performance. 7.4 (out of 10)
Verdict: 18.6 (out of 25)
Results: 96 putts holed (out of 180)