MP A302

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Andy Roberts
Tue, 28 May 2013
MP A302

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Classic blade apperance; Good alignment aid;
Difficult to judge pace from long range
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PRICE: £169.00 YEAR: from 2013

The MP A-Series putters combine a lush black IP finish, with bevelled white top edge to make their classic shapes easier to align. The top edge marking, parallel to the face, creates a stronger alignment aid on compact head shapes, than can be achieved with a traditional ‘ball to target' marking.

The MP A302 is a classic blade with an appealing black finish in contrast to the white alignment aid. The finish also helps reduce glare when out in the sun, and I found this contributed to a fantastic contrast between putter face, ball and green.

The body seemed a little too wide for me, however, and I thought it sat open at address. Consequently, I felt as though I had to move my hands to straighten up the blade.

Being head heavy, I didn’t gain huge response from the putter and found myself storming the hole with a few, finishing past the hole numerous times. I felt the face was a little dead and didn’t provide near enough feedback to judge distance.

In terms of performance, the alignment aid worked great - employing two lines, one down the face and one perpendicular to this.

This blade provided me with a nice evenly distributed weight but I really struggled distance-wise. With pace paramount in holing putts it meant I was struggling to frighten the hole on many of my 10 and 20-footers.


An attractive putter that is let down by the feel which was too harsh for my liking. While it may be easy to align, this becomes irrelevant when there is a breaking putt when pace is all-important. And for £170, I'm not sure that represents good value for money. 

Click here to see how the MP A302 got on in our Ten of the Best putter test.

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