Golf Influence has recently named the top-rated mallet putters for 2019 and they’re all remarkable putters for increasing your putting performance. Without further ado, here are the three best mallet putters of 2019: TaylorMade Spider Tour One of the hottest putter models on the PGA Tour, the new Spider X has been reengineered in three distinct ways for optimal stability and better alignment. • A steel frame combined with a carbon composite sole for extreme perimeter weighting in a more streamlined shape. • Improved True Path alignment technology for increased putting accuracy. • An improved pure roll insert for a better feel and more topspin to help the ball start rolling smoothly, prevent skidding and stay on its intended line. With the enhanced Spider X, TaylorMade has placed the focus on how the putter feels through the stroke, stable while at the same time forgiving, to make putting easier. Golf Influence agrees, stating that “with technological enhancements that aided in creating the most balanced putter on the market, TaylorMade has crafted a mallet that places a strong emphasis on feel throughout the putting stroke.” The Spider X comes in several different options—with True Path alignment, single sightline or single bed—and two different colors, copper or navy. Odyssey Red O-Works #7 The Odyssey Red O-Works #7 scored a 20 out 0f 20 by Golf Digest last year, receiving a gold medal on their “Hot List 2018”. Their line of Red O-Works putters has consistently been among the best on the market and this year is no exception. The O-Works Red #7 is a modified mallet with a double-bend hosel and weighted alignment wings making it beyond compare for arc-stroke putting. The mallet’s clean, attractive red finish is extremely popular among professional golfers Odyssey’s real competitive edge is their Microhinge technology. The steel Microhinge plate with thermoplastic layer molded on the inside provides a great feel, an increased topspin and smooth roll. Odyssey is continuously working on shapes for ultimate performance, but it seems for now they’ve perfected the fanged putter with toe hang “for players who like to feel the face of their putter rotate more in their stroke.” Cleveland Huntington Beach #6 Mallet Putter According to Golf Influence, “Perhaps one of the most underrated producers of quality putters, Cleveland has outdone themselves with the introduction of the Huntington Beach line.” With its classic design, the Huntington Beach #6 putter is a sleek stainless-steel mallet with a precision diamond-shaped mill face in a pattern four times deeper than Cleveland’s previous generation of putters. The deeper milling pattern enables increased friction on impact and a better, more consistent roll. The stainless steel has a softer feel, is easier to bend and can be customized to fit your stroke with an 8-degree range (+/- 4 degree) of lie angle bending. In addition to the #6 putter, the Huntington Beach collection features five other traditional putter shapes. If you’re in the market for a new putter this year, you won’t be disappointed with any of these three top-rated mallet putters and how they improve your performance on the putting green.
February 18, 2019 — Natalie Montoya

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