The green is where you gain or lose shots. If you reach a par 5 in 2 but can’t putt, your long game is in vain.
That is why I always recommend working on your short game as much as the rest of your game. Before you can practice your putting stroke, you need the right tool for the job. To get you started, I have compiled a list of the 10 best putters for beginners in 2022.
The list includes a range of premium, budget, and mid-range putters built for high handicappers. I have included a blade construction, but most putters contain mallet heads. This stems from a higher moment of inertia (MOI) than blades.
Table of Contents
- Spider Tour Black #3 – Best Overall Putter For Beginners
- PowerBilt TPS X-Type M-900 – Best Budget Putter For Beginners
- Cobra Golf 3D Printed Supernova – Most Forgiving Putter For Beginners
- Odyssey 2 Ball Triple Track – Best Alignment Aid
- PXG 0211 V-42 – Most Pure Roll
- Odyssey White Hot OG 2 Ball – Best Looking
- Odyssey DFX Seven – Best Feel
- Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft 4 – Best Blade Putter
- Wilson Harmonized M5 Putter – Best Mallet Putter
- Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft Premier 11 – Best Milled Putter
Spider Tour Black #3 – Best Overall Putter For Beginners
The TaylorMade Spider Tour Black #3 is our top pick for the best putters for beginners in 2022. This modern mallet putter delivers an exceptionally high moment of inertia (MOI) to boost your accuracy. In addition, a Pure Roll face insert produces consistent forward roll leading to improved distance control.
A heavy 304 stainless steel frame pairs with a lightweight aluminum core to enhance MOI during your putting stroke. This means the putter face resists twisting to remain square at impact. As a result, it helps you start your ball on the intended line.
Furthermore, the Pure Roll insert partners with a soft polymer to generate maximum forward roll. This combination expands the sweet spot to provide speed consistency, even on heel and toe mishits.
Finally, the engineers added PU Foam between the frame and body to eradicate unwanted vibrations on off-center strikes. Plus, the Vibration damping foam amplifies the acoustics of each strike to improve your experience on the dancefloor.
- Optimal forgiveness
- High MOI
- Consistent forward roll
- Promotes a square putter face at impact
- Exceptional feel and acoustics
- A single alignment aid offers limited assistance in your setup.
PowerBilt TPS X-Type M-900 – Best Budget Putter For Beginners
The impressive performance qualities of modern putters often come at a price unsuitable for high handicappers. There are several kosher options to consider if budget is an issue. One of those is the PowerBilt TPS X-Type M900.
For less than $40, you can acquire this forgiving mallet-style putter that produces optimal forward roll off the face. In addition, the M-900 generates high MOI to help golfers keep their golf ball on line.
The presence of a groove face insert provides ample top spin off an expanded zone of the putter face. Therefore, heel and toe connections still produce sufficient roll for consistent distance results.
Moreover, an enlarged alignment line features on the cavity of the putter. This encourages you to aim at your desired target for precision accuracy.
Finally, the TPS X-Type M-900 is fitted with a Karma Big Softy oversized putter grip. The jumbo grip prevents excess wrist movement during your putting stroke, encouraging a square face through impact. As a result, you produce straighter shots that remain on your intended line.
- Increased stability through impact
- A wider sweet spot
- Delivers immediate forward roll off the putter face
- High MOI
- It is not an attractive putter
- The double bend shaft is not ideal for golfers with an arc stroke.
Cobra Golf 3D Printed Supernova – Most Forgiving Putter For Beginners
The Cobra Golf 3D Printed Supernova wins the race for our most forgiving beginners putter this year. Its futuristic design packs a punch, thanks to innovative technology added to provide consistent results.
An adjustable weighting system enables the flexibility to alter the club’s stability and feel to match your preference. These adjustments allow you to consistently produce your desired stroke.
Furthermore, the SIK face insert is equipped with Descending Loft Technology (DLT) to produce optimal topspin off the putter face. The DLT generates the necessary topspin at contact, leading to consistent speed control and fewer 3-putts.
Like all mallet-style putters, the Supernova provides exceptional MOI. Therefore, the putter face combats twisting to remain square at impact. As a result, your ball starts on the desired line leading to improved accuracy.
Finally, the Supernova contains a smart Arccos Caddie grip. Sensors are embedded in the rubber to track your stroke performance. The data syncs with their mobile application for you to analyze your progress with the flat stick
- Maximum forgiveness
- Smart grips analyze your performance
- Consistent topspin on all strikes
- Optimal MOI
- Adjustable weighting
Odyssey 2 Ball Triple Track – Best Alignment Aid
Although all putters carry alignment aids, not all are effective. However, the Odyssey 2 Ball Triple Track putter provides a robust feature that helps beginners line their ball up with the cup. The classic 2-Ball design is supported by lanes for supreme assistance.
The three-line alignment aid gives you a lane to frame your ball at address. This makes it easier to determine if your golf ball and putter face is facing the flagstick.
Moreover, the engineers at Odyssey employed a microhinge star insert. This technology increases the flexibility of the putter face to induce maximum forward roll on all shots. Therefore, even heel and toe mishits still lead to adequate speed control.
As you would expect from mallet putters. The 2 Ball Triple Track boasts exceptional MOI. This keeps the putter face square as you lead into contact, promoting straighter putts. Overall, the 2 Ball Triple Track improves your accuracy and speed control for superior results.
- Enlarged alignment aid
- Induces immediate forward roll
- Increased MOI
- Soft feel
PXG 0211 V-42 – Most Pure Roll
If your stroke consistency is a work in progress, you need a putter that produces a pure forward roll. Something along the lines of the PXG 0211 V-42. This modern putter carries the face of a traditional blade and the activity back of a mallet. Therefore, it delivers a combo of optimal feel, forgiveness, and topspin.
Its Optimized Pyramid Face Pattern does wonders to produce an efficient forward roll on every shot. This increases your chances of getting the ball within the tap-in range of the cup.
Besides the efficient topspin and forward roll, the V-42 boasts an impressive alignment aid. The enhanced Runway Reticle design makes it easier to determine if your golf ball and putter face are aligned with your target.
In addition, the 0211 V-42 produces exceptional MOI to keep your face square and start your ball on the intended line. Finally, the gunmetal finish makes it glare resistant and adds character to the club.
- Exceptional alignment aid
- Pure roll
- High MOI
- Glare resistant finish
- It is not an attractive putter.
Odyssey White Hot OG 2 Ball – Best Looking
The traditional Odyssey White Hot OG 2 Ball putter claims the prize for the best-looking beginners putter in 2022. While traditionalists may scoff at the mallet construction, its rich PVD milled finish.
Apart from its appealing looks, this putter performs optimally on the green. The engineers at Odyssey added a two-part urethane face insert for an enhanced feel and sound. Plus, the face insert encourages a consistent strike for improved speed control.
Unlike most putters, this construction does not include a traditional alignment aid. Instead, 2 balls appear on the mallet to help you aim. Furthermore, the additional weight of a mallet head boosts the MOI to keep the face level through contact.
Overall, the Odyssey White Hot OG 2 Ball putter features a polished finish, a unique alignment aid, and a two-part face insert. It is forgiving, accurate, and provides the consistency a high handicapper needs on the green.
- Unique alignment aid
- Milled finish
- Enhanced MOI
- The two-part urethane face insert
- Induces impressive topspin off the face
- The lack of alignment lines may make it challenging for some beginners to aim
- Moderately expensive.
Odyssey DFX Seven – Best Feel
The Odyssey DFX contains Callaway’s softest insert technology. It provides a soft feel and pure roll. Golfers must often decide between the feeling of blade putters or the forgiveness of mallets. However, DFX Seven provides consistency without sacrificing feel.
The stand-out feature is the DFX Insert. Engineers at Callaway applied this technology to the face for an improved feel and roll. They are confident in its ability and suggest it is softer than their famous White Hot Insert.
Its soft feel qualities help you better judge the power of each stroke to improve your dispersion. Plus, optimal forward roll gets your ball up to the hole, even on mishits.
Furthermore, the DFX Seven carries a premium all-black head for an appealing finish. In addition, this winged mallet is equipped with a sizeable alignment aid, consisting of 3 lines. 2 lines appear on each wing, and an additional line sits above the center of the putter face. This design helps you frame your setup for an improved aim.
- Soft feel
- Delivers consistent roll
- Helpful alignment aid
- Attractive finish
- The face-balanced design is not ideal for golfers with an arc stroke.
Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft 4 – Best Blade Putter
The lighter construction of blade putters often reduces their MOI compared to mallets. However, the Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft 4 is a forgiving blade putter that works for mid and high handicappers. That is why it is our preferred choice for the best blade putter for beginners.
The engineers at Cleveland roped in Speed Optimized Face Technology to promote consistent roll across the face. Therefore, it normalizes ball velocity on strikes out of center, heel, or toe. That leads to improved speed control and fewer 3-putts.
Unlike many putters on this list, the Huntington Beach Soft 4 contains a milled putter face pattern. The precision milled face boosts friction between the clubface and the ball, resulting in a soft feel and a true roll.
Moreover, this putter is crafted from a soft 304 stainless steel which does wonders for acoustics and feel. Finally, the stock hosel on offer is a plumber neck which favors players with a slight arc in their stroke.
- Soft feel
- Clean look
- Increased friction
- It produces consistent ball speed across an expanded area of the face
- Built for golfers with a slight arc stroke
- It does not suit players with a straight or extreme arc stroke.
Wilson Harmonized M5 Putter – Best Mallet Putter
Affordable, forgiving, and an impressive alignment aid. These are three qualities that every high handicapper should cherish. As a result, the Wilson Harmonized M5 putter won us over in the best mallet category.
Let us start with the alignment design. 3 lines appear in the cavity of this mallet putter to help you set up on target. The lines help you identify where your putter face and ball are facing. As a result, it guides you to start your ball on the desired line and achieve optimal accuracy.
A micro-injection face insert features multiple density areas that boost friction. This action expands the zone of the putter face, generating rapid ball speed. Therefore, you produce consistent roll and distance control on all strikes.
Furthermore, the micro-injection face insert softens the feel of each putt for a pleasant experience on the green.
The M5 contains a high MOI head which restricts you from twisting your putter face during the stroke. This causes your putter to strike the ball square to the target. This sends your ball off on the intended line, increasing your chance of sinking the putt.
- Incredibly affordable
- High MOI
- Soft feel
- Impressive alignment aid
- It prompts consistent forward roll
- Unattractive head construction
Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft Premier 11 – Best Milled Putter
Closing off our review of the best putters for beginners is the Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft Premier 11. This design won our best-milled putter category because of its forward roll, forgiveness, and high MOI.
The first feature that catches your eye is the gray satin PVD finish. This provides an appealing look to the mallet head and reduces glare at address.
Cleveland’s engineers stuck to a winning formula and employed their Speed Optimized Face Technology. This technology effectively expands the putter’s sweet spot by maintaining ball velocity on all putts. Even if you strike the ball out of the heel or the toe. As a result, you produce consistent speed control to get your ball close to the cup.
Further improving your speed control is the CNC milled face. The diamond CNC milled pattern boosts friction to induce sufficient forward roll and a soft feel. Finally, this moderately priced milled putter contains an uninspiring alignment aid, which is difficult to see on the grey satin PVD finish.
- Produces optimal ball speed on all strikes
- Glare resistant finish
- Soft feel
- High MOI
- The alignment aid is small and difficult to view on the grey satin PVD finish.