The UK’s Best Putters for 2018

The Best Putters UKA putter is a type of golf club used when the ball is on the green and only needs to travel a short distance. Professional golfers will typically have a selection of putters, and will choose the putter they feel is best suited to the way a particular green ‘plays’ – how the lie of the land, the angle of the grass, and even the type of ground, affects the trajectory and velocity of the ball.

For those new to golfing, however, it’s best to keep it simple, and choose one good quality putter that feels right for you.

What Should I Look For?

Most putters are a standard length, of between 34”-36”. The general rule is that the taller you are, the longer your putter should be. When you are handling a putter to see whether it will suit you, make sure you can easily hold and swing the putter without feeling cramped, and without having to lean over too far.

The next thing to pay attention to is the weight of a putter: too light, and you may find it difficult to hit the ball accurately, while a putter that is over-heavy for the individual using it will be awkward and frustrating to use. You’re looking for a putter that feels solid in your hands, and that clearly has some heft behind it, but that you can handle easily – remember, putting is for sending the ball short distances with a high degree of accuracy; you’re not looking to get a large, wide swing behind a putter.

How Do I Use a Putter?

The putter is drawn slightly back, and tapped into contact with the ball: think of the putt-putt greens you used to play when you were a kid on holiday, and replicate that same action with a full-size putter on the green.

 

The Five Best Putters You Can Buy Online

 

To a certain extent, what makes a good putter will vary from person to person, but these are some good general putters that would be an ideal purchase for the casual golfer.

#1: Wilson Harmonized Square Heel/Toe Putter

Length: 35”

Pros:

  • Affordable option for casual golfers
  • Slightly larger diameter than standard putters gives improved feel

Cons:

  • None that we could see

Value For Money?

A reasonably priced putter that offers affordable entry to those looking to explore golfing, or who play occasionally as a casual hobby.

 

#2: Taylormade Golf 2017 Spider Tour

Length: 34” or 35” option

Pros:

  • Excellent feel and balance.
  • Ability to choose length that best suits you
  • Left or right handed option

Cons:

  • Very expensive

Value For Money?

Unless you’re really serious about golfing, this is far too expensive an option for what it is, with many similar quality basic putters available at a much more affordable price.

However, if you regularly play competitive golf, this putter, which is very much designed around you, could be considered an investment purchase.

 

#3: Pinemeadow Golf PGX Putter

Length: 34”

Pros:

  • Suited to fast greens
  • 380g – ‘tour weighted’; superior performance
  • Stand-out white face, easily seen even in evening or early morning light
  • Works well with a grip

Cons:

  • Takes a lot of getting used to
  • Very small ‘sweet spot’ – requires a high degree of accuracy
  • Paint wears off very quickly

Value For Money?

May be a little expensive for the casual golfer, but is a good, affordable option for those who are looking to pursue golf as a serious leisure pursuit.

 

#4: Ray Cook Golf Silver Ray SR500

Length: 35”

Pros:

  • Very well balanced
  • Highly accurate

Cons:

  • A little heavy for some individuals

Value For Money?

A good value option for the more dedicated golfer, although the weight may be an issue for those not used to the action of putters.

 

#5: Two Way Putter

Length: 33.5”

Pros:

  • Suitable for both left and right-handed golfers
  • A good option for younger golfers

Cons:

  • Too short for most male golfers

Value For Money?

A good, affordable option for a young person looking to get started with golf.