10 Best Putters in 2024

Ryan Heiman
Founder and head author at Independent Golf Reviews
Over 1000 Golf Products Tested on course

Our breakdown will show you the 10 best putters that the 2024 golf equipment industry has to offer (we think the EvnRoll EV 5.1 is #1) and our reasons why each selection could benefit your putting performance!

Experiencing more confidence on the greens with the right putter is your fastest path to shooting lower scores, having fewer 3-putts, and having more fun!

 

Best Golf Putters in 2024

1

OUR TOP PICK

EvnRoll EV 5.1 Putter

  • Clean Aesthetic/Bag Appeal

  • Tons of Customization Options (7 Hosels, 4 Head Weights, 3 Head Finishes, 2 Shaft Finishes, 6 Grips, 7 Head Covers)

  • Plays like an ultra-forgiving blade putter, thanks to SweetFace Technology

  • Combines the forgiveness of a mallet with the feel of a blade

2

ALTERNATIVE

Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 1 Putter

  • Classic design with upgraded mishit forgiveness through SOFT putter face

  • Optional UST-ALL IN shaft further promotes consistent speed control

  • Premium feel, look, and performance at non-premium price

  • 10 total Cleveland SOFT Milled putter heads available for all putting stroke variations

3

ALTERNATIVE 2

Odyssey AI-One Two T Putter

  • AI testing discovered a 10% closer-to-the-hole average than other milled putters

  • Fully adjustable putter feel through interchangeable head weights

  • Premium feel, Stroke Lab shaft, general aesthetic, and materials used in construction

  • AI-designed face is as forgiving as a blade can get

Top 10 Best Putters of 2024 - List

  1. EvnRoll EV 5.1 Putter (Our Top Pick: Best Putter of 2024)
  2. Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 1 Putter (Premium Milled Putter for Budget-Friendly Price)
  3. Odyssey AI-One Two T Putter (High MOI – Forgiving Blade Putter)
  4. LAB Golf Mezz.1 Putter (Science Backed High MOI Putter)
  5. PING PLD Milled Anser Putter (Prettiest – Best Blade Putter Looks)
  6. Taylormade Spider Tour Series Mallet Putter (Updated Best Selling TaylorMade Mallet)
  7. Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 Mallet Putter (Justin Thomas Inspired Mallet)
  8. Wilson Staff Model 8802 Putter (Classic Putter with Modern Technology)
  9. Bettinardi Queen B 6 Putter (Crossover of Blade and Mallet Putters)
  10. PXG Battle Ready Mustang Putter (An Affordable Blade with Wings)

1. EvnRoll EV5.1 Putter (Our Top Pick: Best Putter of 2024)

EvnRoll EV 5.1 Putter

Our top pick for the best putter of the 2024 golf season is the EvnRoll EV5.1 mallet-style putter because it combines the feel that good golfers chase from a blade putter with the stability and ease-of-use mallets offer with near-endless customization options.

Every EvnRoll putter is centered around SweetFace Technology, a.k.a EvnRoll’s patented groove design that helps putts mishit stay true to your intended line.

EvnRoll calls the EV5.1 the simplest to aim of the 7 putter head shape of the EV series thanks to its single alignment line and dueling wings that add symmetry to your eye when lining up.

Besides 7 hosel options, the EV5.1 has 4 optional head weights, 3 head and hosel finish colors, 2 shaft finishes, paint fill variations, 6 grips, and 7 head covers for boundless variations like most golfers prefer.

Check Out: EvnRoll EV5.1 Putter Review


Pros

Cons

  • Clean Aesthetic/Bag Appeal

  • Tons of Customization Options (7 Hosels, 4 Head Weights, 3 Head Finishes, 2 Shaft Finishes, 6 Grips, 7 Head Covers)

  • Plays like an ultra-forgiving blade putter, thanks to SweetFace Technology

  • Combines the forgiveness of a mallet with the feel of a blade

  • Premium Price Tag

  • An abundance of options overwhelms some golfers

2. Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 1 Putter (Premium Milled Putter for Budget-Friendly Price)

Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 1 Putter

The Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 1 putter is our top suggestion for golfers who want to branch into the “premium-milled putter experience” without spending their annual golf budget on a new putter purchase.

The “SOFT” in the HB SOFT Milled 1’s name stands for Speed Optimized Face Technology, meaning off-center hits and perfect putts will have essentially equal distance control plus a pure roll.

Our hands-on testing of the Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 1 discovered clean, traditional blade putter aesthetics, a ridiculously premium milled putter face feel at contact and the best distance control of any flat stick we’ve tested at the site.

Pros

Cons

  • Classic design with upgraded mishit forgiveness through SOFT putter face

  • Optional UST-ALL IN shaft further promotes consistent speed control

  • Premium feel, look, and performance at non-premium price

  • 10 total Cleveland SOFT Milled putter heads available for all putting stroke variations

  • No custom options

3. Odyssey AI-One Two T Putter (High MOI - Forgiving Blade Putter)

Odyssey AI-One Two T Putter

The Odyssey AI-One Milled Two T is our top choice for blade putter lovers who have a moderate amount of arc to their putting stroke.

As you guessed, Odyssey’s AI-One Milled Two T blade features a fully-milled artificial intelligence-designed face insert that works with the fully-milled stainless steel head to help maintain speed on off-center hits.

The AI-One Milled Two T’s clean blade appearance with Odyssey’s new Navy Blue PVD finish (glare reducing), lightweight Stroke Lab shaft (with added counterbalancing in the grip), and the ability to interchange both head weights with 4 different options create an ultra-customizable and luxurious feeling blade putter.

Pros

Cons

  • AI testing discovered a 10% closer-to-the-hole average than other milled putters

  • Fully adjustable putter feel through interchangeable head weights

  • Premium feel, Stroke Lab shaft, general aesthetic, and materials used in construction

  • AI-designed face is as forgiving as a blade can get

  • Premium price point

4. LAB Golf Mezz.1 Putter (Science Backed High MOI Putter)

LAB Golf Mezz.1 Putter

Are you tired of missing your intended start lines or feeling like you’re fighting against your putter rather than it being your friend? If so, the LAB Golf Mezz.1 mid-mallet putter is a fantastic choice.

The Mezz.1 is 100% Lie Angle Balanced, meaning through its design, it stays square through your putting stroke by heavily reducing torque for more accurate putts that hit the hole or your line more often.

Angled wings accent the beautiful standard Mezz.1 alignment line and work wonderfully with your eye. Still, if you want to go the custom route, LAB Golf excels in this category with 11 additional alignment lines available and endless premium shafts, grips, and head weights.

Pros

Cons

  • Science-backed Lie Angle Balanced technology for greater accuracy

  • High-tech and new-age appearance

  • Premium feel, look, and performance

  • Endless customization options by choosing the Mezz.1 Custom

  • Custom putter fitting necessary (Online Remote Fitting Available Here) for complete putting performance potential

5. PING PLD Milled Anser Putter (Prettiest - Best Blade Putter Looks)

PING PLD Milled Anser Putter

PING’s PLD Milled Anser putter features the timeless traditional Anser blade style putter shape with a completely flat bottom for more balance and confident aiming, and PING’s deep aggressive milling pattern that, through tour-feedback is proven to provide a more consistent roll, feel, and speed control.

The PING PLD Milled Anser is fully forged from a single piece of 303 stainless steel over the course of 4 hours to ensure proper weighting, curves, and eye-grabbing aesthetics that look great while using along with in your bag and to your opponents.

PING says the PLD Milled Anser features their proven perimeter-weighting theories to deliver excellent forgiveness and distance control on putts hit all across the putter’s face.


Pros

Cons

  • PLD Custom options available for price increase

  • Traditional blade shape and look with upgraded Black look

  • Designed for a slight arc-putting style

  • Looks beautiful behind the golf ball with its Black finish and zero alignment lines

  • No alignment line may throw off the eye of some golfers

  • Premium price point

6. TaylorMade Spider Tour Series Mallet Putter (Updated Best Selling TaylorMade Mallet)

Taylormade Spider Tour Series Mallet Putter

Rather than reinvent a classic design, TaylorMade has doubled down on revamping their iconic Spider Tour Series Mallet Putter line.

Top PGA TOUR players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, and Scottie Scheffler (along with 1.5 million models sold on the retail market) loved the older TaylorMade Spider Tour putter, so TaylorMade added variable heel and toe weights, along with 4 head shapes to match various putting stroke styles.

The fan-favorite design characteristics carried over from the older Spider Tour putter include TaylorMade’s famous Surlyn grooved face insert that helps putts start with a consistent roll, heavy perimeter weighting for increased forgiveness on poor contact, and the Spider’s famous white block alignment lines.

Pros

Cons

  • 5 mallet heads available (Spider Tour, Spider Tour X, Spider Tour Z, Spider Tour S) for various putting stroke types

  • TaylorMade's #1 Best Selling Putter ($250 Million in sales alone)

  • Improved Rory McIlroy's putting statistics by 1.5 putts per round

  • Highly forgiving putter through face insert and heavy perimeter weighting

  • Premium Price Point

  • Lacking aesthetic appeal of other putters on our list

7. Titleist Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 (Justin Thomas Inspired Mallet)

Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 Mallet Putter

Inspired by Justin Thomas’ prototype putter that gave him a lot of success on the PGA TOUR, the Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 is arguably the best in show for the high MOI, stability, and forgiveness-focused mallet market.

Designed to promote a blade-like feel with a mallet’s stability and ease of use, the Phantom X 5.5 uses multiple materials and customizable weights to create a personal preference-driven mallet.

A newly integrated aluminum sole plate eliminates excess weight in unwanted areas for greater perimeter weighting. Scotty Cameron putters would only be complete with a premium, non-slip decorative Pistolero Plus grip.


Pros

Cons

  • Scotty Cameron has a well-trusted and respected reputation for high-quality putter manufacturing

  • Excellent putter alignment features like dual wings and milled lines

  • Premium and luxurious feeling putter features from the grip to the head cover to the feel off the putter face

  • Customizable sole weights

  • Premium Price Point

8. Wilson Staff Model 8802 Putter (Classic Putter with Modern Technology)

Wilson Staff Model 8802 Putter

For generations, the Wilson Staff Model 8802 putter head has been a favorite of “feel” putters (like Lefty Legend Phil Mickelson). This timeless blade putter is beautiful but now has modern tech advancements to help it perform for today’s golfer.

The Wilson Staff Model 8802 is 100% precision milled from a solid block of ultra-soft 304 stainless steel for superior consistency, roll, feel at impact, and stability for a blade.

On top of paying homage to legendary putters of former generations, you can rest assured you have an updated version of one of the best blade putters of all time!

Pros

Cons

  • Remaking of a classic blade putter design

  • Milled from a single piece of super soft stainless steel

  • Premium feel, KBS Tour shaft, and Mid-Size Lamkin Deep Etch grip

  • No customization options available

9. Bettinardi Queen B 6 Putter (Crossover of Blade and Mallet Putters)

Bettinardi Queen B 6 Putter

Much like Scotty Cameron, Bettinardi has developed a “top of the food chain” type reputation in the luxury putter market, and for good reason.

The Queen B 6 Putter is a wide-body, high-toe blade that is a perfect choice for golfers looking for a crossover between a blade and a mallet.

The larger body is effortless to align to your target, and the all-new, ultra-soft Mini Honeycomb Milling Pattern creates Bettinardi’s softest feeling full-milled putter to date!

Check out our review of the Bettinardi Queen B 6 here!


Pros

Cons

  • New Carmel Copper PVD Finish is glare-resistant, durable, and confidence-inspiring

  • Blend of Blade and Mallet putter styles creates easy alignment and easy-use

  • Jumbo thick grips are available at no extra charge

  • Functions as a piece of art that can perform

  • Ultra-soft feeling club face

  • Premium Price Point

10. PXG Battle Ready Mustang Putter (An Affordable Blade with Wings)

PXG Battle Ready Mustang Putter

The PXG Battle Ready Mustang Putter is one of the best blade putters for golfers who like added stability and forgiveness without sacrificing a clean blade look.

The Battle Ready Mustang has heel-toe ballasts with tungsten weighting that increase contact consistency and ease of alignment and help ensure a smooth stroke.

The center cavity is the perfect width for a golf ball, which helps promote more confidence to your eye that you’ve aligned your putt and will stroke it ideally.

Pros

Cons

  • Rear weighted/winged blade style putters are easier to aim and stroke smoothly

  • Adjustable head weights create customizable feel

  • Heavily researched face pattern creates smooth roll

  • Arguably the best blade putter for customization through 3 hosels, multiple PXG shafts, etc.

  • Headcover isn't great

Best Blade Putters 2023 - Buying Guide

Here are the putter tests we perform and features we pay the most critical attention to when we’re in the market for new putters.

If you’re wondering how to decide what will be the best tool to help turn you into a great putter, this is the section for you!

How We Test Putters - Step-by-Step:

Step 1:

We first visit our local golf store and bring a Callaway Triple Track golf ball (or other golf balls with heavy alignment markings) in our pocket.

This ball will serve as a great way to determine if you’re making a solid putting stroke with this potential new putter in the store by focusing on whether your alignment line stays continuous and doesn’t wobble.

Step 2:

We bring all the putter models we’re interested in to the same area on the practice green to directly compare their feelings and sounds at impact and their ability to start putts on our intended lines.

These are 3 of the most crucial factors when finding a new putter.

Step 3:

After narrowing down what we like the feel of, sound of, and the ability to hit our start lines with, we only think about how the putter makes us feel when looking at it.

Your putter has to inspire confidence within yourself to make more putts.

Step 4 (Optional):

Now that we’ve decided what putter we prefer the most from a feel, sound, look, and use aspect, we’ll usually go online to the putter’s manufacturer’s website and see what customization options are available.

Specialty shafts, adjustable head weights, or even different hosels or finish colors can make a world of difference in your putting ability.

You could keep your putter for life if you’re serious about the game!

Best Putting Training Aids

FAQ About the Best Putters of 2024

What's the difference between a blade putter and a mallet putter?

We discuss the topic of blade versus mallet putters in full detail on our site, but to briefly explain, blade-style putters are smaller, lighter, and generally less forgiving to off-center strikes than heavier, bigger mallets.

Some say blades are better for delicate putts and short putts, while mallet putters offer better distance control on longer putts and more forgiveness on off-center contact.

How do I know which putter is best for me?

The best putter for you will generally jump out at you from a looks and performance perspective when testing. However, if you still need clarification or are tired of searching, a custom putter fitting with qualified golf instructors will eliminate any guesswork you may have!

Check out: What Length Putter Do I Need?

What putter does Tiger Woods use?

For most of Tiger Woods’ professional career, he has used a Scotty Cameron Newport 2.

Scotty Cameron putters have been synonymous with premium quality and talent ever since!

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About The Author

Ryan Heiman – Founder and Head Author of Independent Golf Reviews
Ryan has over 10 years of experience testing and writing golf reviews of nearly every product and brand out there. Ryan has hands-on experience reviewing over 1000 unique golf products directly on the golf course.
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