Putting is probably the most individualistic part of the game of golf. Selecting a putter can make a big difference in your confidence on the greens. There are golfers, like me, that will try almost anything to try and make more putts. I have more than 25 putters in my basement, and currently rotate 5 different putters in and out of my bag.
I took this information from the Golfsmith website on how to select the proper putter. Hopefully, this will help. Best of luck...
here are three-types of putter head designs to consider:
Traditional/blade style putters are thinner in depth from face to cavity and are typically heel-toe weighted. Many players use traditional style putters because they grew up using them and they "look right to their eye.
Mallet-style putters have more depth from face to the back of the cavity and are preferred by some because they offer better alignment than blade style putters.
Alignment putters tend to have a larger clubhead and come with various types of alignment aids, which may be geometric in design or feature a series of lines or directional improvement aids which make it easier for the golfer to start the ball on the proper target line.
Performance improvement materials are inserted into the clubface to create a smoother roll and enhanced feel. They vary in color, firmness and material and are designed to get the ball rolling and reduce skidding off the club face. Try different inserts to find the one that feels right to you.
Putter length has a huge effect on your stroke. Today's putters range in length from 32" to 52" — all with designs to keep your eyes over the ball. The goal should be to find a putter that fits your putting stroke rather than changing your stroke to fit the putter. WARNING: the ban for anchored putters, such as the belly putter, begins January 1, 2016.