2016 presents plenty of opportunity for golfers to replace their ailing old putter with a new model. Three that stood out for us recently come from Cleveland Golf, Odyssey Golf, and long-time putter innovator, PING.
You can find these putters and a lot more 2016 equipment in the Hot Picks feature of our Spring print issue of Flagstick Golf Magazine. It will be available at the Ottawa-Gatineau Golf Expo, which opens this Friday, March 4.
Cleveland TFI2135 Putter
At first look this seems like another version of a classic putter design but probe a little closer and you’ll see subtle features and technology that takes it in a new direction. At the core of these models (there are 3 different TFI2135 offerings) is an alignment technology that even short game expert Dave Pelz says he wishes he thought of first. The centre alignment guide has been raised to 21.35mm, the exact radius of the ball, which allows any player to line up the ball properly each time, no matter how they position themselves over the ball.
Odyssey Works Versa Marxman Fang
Not your same old mallet putter. I was drawn by the look of this model at the recent PGA Merchandise show. Size, weight, and feel are outstanding for mallet lovers and the Marxman alignment guides run the entire length of the putter, making aim a snap. Even with a firm golf ball the Fusion RX insert has the right amount of sound and feel, not too mushy but still delivering nice ball rebound at impact.
In 1966 a putter came to market that defined a category and encompassed a design that carries through to today. Fifty years later PING pays homage to that original Anser putter with the TR1966 models. The TR1966 Anser and Anser 2 take a tour proven shape and add in elements that the company has invented through the years. That includes a True-Roll face that helps create consistent putt distances no matter where the contact with the golf ball is on the face.