Five of the best putters for high handicappers to keep their scores down
Putting has the potential to be among the most frustrating things in golf if you aren’t getting it right.
We are going to take a look at five putters that could help your game if you are a high-handicapper.
First of all, as a high-handicapper, you may want to avoid the pitfall of trying to emulate the professionals when making key equipment choices.
Most of the major golfing brands and plenty of smaller custom equipment makers have gone to great lengths to develop technology to help beginners and high-handicappers improve their game.
It makes sense then to use the equipment that is designed for you.
Here are some of the best options for high-handicappers. Note that there are plenty more great options for players of all levels that have not been included.
TaylorMade Spider Tour
The Spider Tour range was recently re-released with updates that go beyond aesthetic tweaks.
The Spider Tour X is designed to help blade users convert to using mallet-design putters.
However, for the high-handicappers, the Spider Tour S will be a really stable and forgiving putter. You will need to wait until the Spring 2024 launch, but if you can, hold off for the Spider Tour S if your putting needs a big boost.
The Spider Tour range offers great versatility, and they are all highly customizable. A thorough fitting is encouraged before settling on which putter you ultimately go for.
Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham Putter
The Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham Putter offers similar attributes to the Spider series but at a slightly more reasonable price point.
Its design with clean lines simplifies alignment for all players. and its counterbalanced technology ensures that the balance point is closer to the hands for a smoother, more controlled putting stroke.
Another good lower-budget option for a forgiving putter is the MacGregor V-Foil #4 although the club is only available for right-handers.
The White Hot OG Rossie
A great all-round putter that will serve you well for years to come, there is a reason for the popularity of the White Hot OG Rossie.
Odyssey lay claim to designing the most decorated putter series in history with the White Hot range.
It is a modern mallet putter with a sleek classic design and it won’t be out of place in any bag. It has everything you would want in a putter and comes in slightly under the TaylorMade Spider Tour range at price point.
Scotty Cameron Phantom X 12
This putter also has all the alignment bells and whistles you would expect from a putter in this range and at this price point.
The Scotty Cameron Phantom X 12 is a great putter for high-handicappers with top-notch MOI technology, stability and forgiveness across the face.
The entire Phantom range offers handy putters and if you’re able to find them in good condition would make a good second-hand buy. You’re unlikely to score a Scotty Cameron Phantom X 12 on any marketplaces unless there is a vindictive former partner involved.
Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft Premier 4
Usually high-handicappers are told to stay away from blade putters, but peer pressure and strong traditionalist streaks will always drive some to stick with the old faithful.
It also isn’t true that all blades are unforgiving as the Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft Premier 4 proves.
The Speed Optimised face technology ensures constant ball speed regardless of where the ball is struck on the putter face. Most higher handicappers are accustomed to missing the centre of the club head with a driver or five iron, but it may also occur with a putter.
If you are known to miss the centre, you may still make it with this putter which has an enhanced sweet spot.
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