It’s no secret that your putter is the most-used club in your bag. It’s also common knowledge that love affairs with putters can come to quick and painful ends. What couldn’t miss yesterday can go stone cold today. Some players (like Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker) have used the same basic putter for much of their careers. Others change their putters as often as their socks.
Club manufacturers introduce new models all the time, as evidenced by the parade of new offerings that debut at the annual PGA Merchandise Show each January. Often, these clubs incorporate new technology or new design ideas that make them quantifiably better. But sometimes, and especially with putters, the changes can be as much about style as substance. And there’s nothing wrong with that—if it looks good to you and feels good in your hands, that can help build the confidence that leads to more putts holed. Beauty, in this case, really is in the eye of the beholder.
But innovations come along, too—and they’re worth considering. Here are 12 putters that are new to the market for 2024. Each has its own distinct look and its own story to tell. There are mallets, blades, long putters, and more—most with a range of customization options. There’s a big emphasis on fitting this year, too, to help ensure that you get the right loft, lie, weighting, and setup for your putting stroke. Is one of these putters destined to become your go-to wand?
Odyssey’s new Ai-ONE line is comprised of eight different models, including the Six T DB, a traditional mallet-style putter. All of them are milled from stainless steel, and all feature milled inserts developed with the use of artificial intelligence. The backs of these inserts are characterized by wavy contours that Odyssey says will help promote consistent ball speeds on strikes to different areas of the face. That’s a feature many manufacturers are focusing on. Each Ai-ONE features an SL 90 lightweight shaft, with 20–30 grams of counterbalance weight in the butt end. New for 2024 you’ll also find Ai-ONE models with urethane face inserts—whose aluminum backs are again designed with the use of AI to promote more consistent ball speeds on off-center hits. With interchangeable weights available in 5-, 10-, 15-, and 20-gram options, finding one with a balance that feels right to you should be easily done.
TaylorMade’s Spider putters have been holing putts on Tour and at neighborhood munis for almost 20 years. New for 2024 are their Spider Tour models, which have been designed to better control weight distribution and shift their centers of gravity to more optimal locations. With the Spider Tour Z, and the four other multi-material Spider Tour models, weight has been shifted lower and farther to the back, with thin wall undercuts to further reduce overall weight. The putters also feature a new HYBRAR Echo Damper—something that’s also utilized in TaylorMade distance irons like the Stealth and Stealth HD. It’s located directly behind the face and helps dampen unwanted vibrations and deliver an appealing sound and feel. You’ll be able to customize your Spider Tour with a choice of face inserts, finishes, sight lines, and more.
Customization is also an important aspect of Scotty Cameron’s new Phantom mallet line, which includes 10 new models featuring four unique head shapes for 2024. Scotty Camerons are well known for their craftsmanship, dual-milled faces, and their focus on providing effective visual alignment support. Design changes for the new year are aimed at enhancing alignment even further, rebalancing the location (depth) of their centers of gravity, and optimizing their MOI (moment of inertia), which promotes greater stability through the putting stroke. The new models are available with four different neck/shaft configurations—low-bend, mid-bend, straight shaft, and jet neck—and in lengths ranging from 33 to 38 inches. The Phantom 5.5 model features the jet neck option, and is a great choice for players who want a club with the alignment aids of a mallet, but with a visual nod to more traditional blade putters. The new Phantoms also feature what Cameron is calling the “Full Contact Grip,” a paddle-style grip which is aimed at promoting better face angle awareness and providing better feel and control.
Also new for 2024 from Scotty Cameron are two long putter models, with stiffer 36 to 40-inch shafts wedded to 17-inch, 135-gram, pistol-style grips. The models are the Super Select Squareback 2 Long Design, with a solid milled face and an integrated 6061 aluminum sole plate; and the Phantom 11 Long Design, a counterbalanced putter with two 25-gram tungsten weights and a stiffer, mid-bend shaft to compensate for the heavier head. Devotees of longer putters may well want to give them a look.
Bettinardi comes out with new and/or updated putter models every two years like clockwork (with limited-edition offerings in between). This year, their new BB line includes six different offerings, with the BB1 being the traditional blade design. Each is one-piece-milled from durable, responsive 303 stainless steel, on top of which they layer smooth, Black Pearl PVD that’s resistant to scratches and corrosion. Like many other makers, Bettinardi is constantly searching to find the optimal center of gravity (COG) for their clubs, and with the BB line, they’ve reshaped the bumpers and shoulders to give it improved weight distribution and help it align more naturally at address. The faces feature their Perpetual Flymill milling, enhanced in 2024 to produce a distinctive sound upon impact and immediate feedback to the player. The bright blue grips on the new Bettinardis are sweet-looking, too.
The 2024 news from Evnroll is its just-launched Neo Classic series—five new putters available in two different finishes with a new insert that offers even better feel than the company’s prior (and much heralded) all-aluminum SweetFace groove design. This new insert still has an aluminum face with those helpfully corrective SweetFace grooves, but now it has a polymer material right behind the face that acts to soften the feel and provide increased feedback. Evnroll’s new Neo Classics are available in stainless steel or black ceramic, in five models ranging from blade to mallet to winged mallet, and have a simplified weight system for 2024 with easily adjustable sole weights ranging from 12.5 grams all the way up to 45.5 grams. The ER1.2 is a classic heel and toe-weighted blade design with a traditional plumber’s neck hosel and both an alignment line and Evnroll’s usual two-dot aiming system on the topline.
Bruce Lietzke had one of the sweetest, most repeatable swings in the history of the PGA Tour. He won 13 times, and probably would’ve won a handful of majors if he hadn’t been so into fishing and had practiced a bit more. As good as his swing was, though, his putting was even better—thanks no doubt to his mastery of the long putter. This new Bobby Grace long putter design pays homage to Bruce and is a limited-edition model of which only 10 will be made. It features Grace’s unique HSM radial face, is set up at the max 80 degrees upright, and is available with Grace’s new Stability Shaft, which is designed to reduce torque and deliver more on-line putts.
PXG’s Battle Ready II Bat Attack putter is a batwing mallet-style putter with long, contrasting-weighted heel-toe wings that make it easy to align to the target. One of nine new offerings in their Battle Ready II line, the Bat Attack’s design, with its two-tone coloration and strident alignment line, gives it the dual appearance of a traditional blade and a high-MOI mallet. It’s also hollow, with an extremely thin face, thin walls, and an injection-molded core—all of which allows PXG to shift weight to the perimeter, which increases its MOI and improves performance on off-center hits. The pattern of the milled face has been tweaked for 2024, too, and you can customize yours with a choice of five hosel designs, several different grip options, and adjustable weights.
The guys at Void say they didn’t set out to create a putter company. But during their efforts to make putters that worked well for them, they discovered they had ideas that other players might like and pony up for, too. The foundational idea behind their 2024 Saber and Goliath models revolves around their face inserts—and elasticity. Those inserts feature a patent-pending design that uses thermal plastic bonded to stainless steel. But rather than make the insert thin in the center as other manufacturers do, they kept its center thickness constant and increased the thickness at the heel and toe. The result of employing this overall thicker plastic insert is a face that generates more energy on impact and can help compensate for the loss of distance on off-center hits. To give their putters higher MOI, they make them with 6062 aluminum and add more than 160 grams of tungsten to the perimeter of the club. Void says this design makes it easier to get putts to the hole—especially on mishits. That’s something everyone can benefit from.
There was a time when Never Compromise putters were exceedingly popular among players of all skill levels—including three-time major winner Vijay Singh (and almost-major-winner Jean Van de Velde). Their distinctive black and gray designs and soft polymer inserts were widely appealing, and the disappearance of the company was disheartening. But the Never Compromise brand is back now, part of the Dunlop Sports group that also includes Cleveland, Srixon, and Asics. Today’s Never Compromise Reserve putters come in five models, with each available in both their trademark black-gray contrasting color scheme and in a Tour Satin stainless. Milled from soft 303 stainless steel, they no longer feature the soft face inserts; milled faces have replaced those. The different models are designed to offer a variety of alignment options and to be stroke-specific, so there are different options depending on how much arc your putting stroke has. The company is emphasizing its in-store fitting process, which considers each player’s unique setup, posture, arc, etc., en route to identifying the ideal length, head shape, grip, and weighting for the player.
How does 3D printing benefit putter design? The internal 3D-printed lattice structure in Cobra’s 3D-Printed putter line allows the company to redistribute weight to the perimeter, which, if you’ve been reading closely up to now, helps create a higher degree of MOI for more consistent results. The putter’s frame is stainless steel and has been designed to allow for precise weight positioning and a low CG. The face insert of the Agera Armlock model (like those of the other eight models in Cobra’s 2024 lineup) is 6061 aerospace-grade aluminum that features Descending Loft Technology—a design that utilizes four descending lofts from 4 degrees to 1 degree and helps ensure a more consistent launch and delivery even when you loft or de-loft the putter at impact. An adjustable weighting system with options from five grams to 25 grams allows for customization to match your desired feel.
Last—but certainly not least—Cleveland has updated its popular (and popularly priced) HB Soft series for 2024. The lineup includes nine different models that are characterized by the type of putting stroke they’re best suited for—five face-balanced choices for players with a straighter stroke and four others with more toe hang for players whose strokes have more of a natural arc. If you can’t find one that suits your stroke and your eye, you’re probably not looking closely enough. Cast from stainless steel, they have a clean, simple design that’s free of unnecessary visual distractions. And they perform very well, in part because of their Speed Optimized Face Technology, which calls for densely grouped groove lines in the center of the face and less dense ones at the heel and toe—something that helps promote more consistent distances no matter where on the face you strike the ball.