Each year, golf cub manufacturers make many different styles of putters that make it increasingly tricky to find the best one for your game. When looking at putters, you want to go with one that will perfectly direct your ball at the proper speed with which you hit it. Choosing the right putter is different for everybody as a lot of it falls on how the club feels in your hands. There are a few characteristics you can keep in mind when looking for a putter such as size, material used, and even look of the club. Choosing a look that you feel comfortable with translates directly to how you play. With these factors in mind, here are five of the best putters in 2011.
The Nike Method Core 5i is a putter made of both aluminum and polymer for a firm handle. This combination of materials also reduces backspin on the ball so that it rolls forward immediately after contact. It is also a very balanced club offering immense precision and distance control. It is shaped with a rounded head and clear middle-of-the-club marking allowing you to follow the strike of your golf ball right at its center. This is one of the smoothest putters made in 2011, and its soft feel makes it a very popular choice.
Odyssey is one of the leading manufacturers of golf clubs, so it comes as no surprise that they made one of the best putters this year. Its Black Series Tour Design is composed of a carbon steel, polyurethane and tungsten for a balanced and powerful design. This putter is made for the more advanced golfer as it is not an overly forgiving club. However, with proper technique and direct center hitting this club allows for some of the extremely accurate shots. It also has a very sleek black look and white sightline so you can exactly direct each stroke.
This TaylorMade putter gets its name for its white-colored club head. In and of itself, the color allows for more accurate shot making as the white head is clearly pronounced over the green grass. It is made with stainless steel and has a titanium face. It is truly popular because it is easy to use. Strokes that are not centered still result in decent shots. It is a very well-balanced club that promotes forward rolls on solid impact swings.
The Ping Scottsdale is a putter known for its ball speed and balance. Its face features a thermoplastic sleeve that improves the feel and roll of each shot. It also helps direct the ball with accurate speed and distance. One of the best parts about this putter is its design featuring a contrasting black red and white line alignment that directly steers your eye toward the center of the club.
This putter is a great choice for those beginning to lock down their stroke. It has a simple stainless steel design with a heavy head that allows for a more forward and precise stroke. It is a nice club in that even if you don’t strike the ball right at its center, you will still receive a solid shot. There is nothing too flashy about its look, as it has a rounded head with a white alignment line.