Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
mazza78

Recommend a centre shafted mallet putter

15 posts in this topic

Hi I'm after some advice on some different centre shafted mallet putters which people recommend or have tried please. I've a cleveland one at minute but would like a new one!! Thanks
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

+1 on the Odyssey Backstryke. My friend has the Backstryke D.A.R.T. and putts very well. I asked if I could use it for a round and it seemed that my putting improved as well over my traditional offset blade putter. Very good feel to his putter.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah I think looking at the Odyssey line would be your best bet.  Don't know of too many OEM's that make center shafted mallets, I think Scotty did a couple years ago.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

There are also some nice center shafted mallets in the Taylor Made Ghost line. They are a couple years old now, so you might be able to get a pretty good deal on one, like this one .

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I've played an Odyssey 2-ball center shafted mallet for 7+ years now and I love it.  Odyssey doesn't even make that putter anymore; in fact very few manufacturers make a center shafted mallet anymore.  I don't get the same effect from the backstryke--I just don't like the looks of all of that twisty-curvy stuff at the end of the shaft, and I'd constantly be worried that it got bent when my clubs were rattling around in the trunk.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I second k-troop on the Odyssey two ball center shaft. It is a heavy head, which I like obviously. You can really feel it swing. I've coupled that with a the really fat Super Stroke grip in order to take my hands out of the swing. Just rock the shoulders and trust the mass of the putter to get the ball moving.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Ping C67 - my fave center shaft model ... gotta have one that I can scoop up the ball with - many of the larger mallets aren't scoopers

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have tried a few different types of center shafted putters and I do not like them. Aligning the center of the putter face to the ball seems very odd to me with the shaft in the center. I prefer an "Anser" style blade putter with a goose neck hosel and center alignment mark(s). This is what I am most comfortable with.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seemore also has a few center-shafted mallets.

Good choice - SeeMore FGP2 is a  center mallet, as well as others.

If you want something heavier and with an insert, Bobby Grace makes some sticks with innovation:

https://www.bobbygraceputters.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page;=shop.browse&category;_id=28&Itemid;=100

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Historic note: Check out the first known center-shafted mallet putter, the Schenectady (circa 1904). Used by American golfer Walter J. Travis, the Schenectady was legal in the USA but was banned in Britain. The Brits thought it made putting too easy.

So be careful: golf might become boring if you suddenly start sinking all your putts!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • I never believe handicaps. I thought at first that people lie to get more strokes, but it is just the opposite. When I see a 8 handicap, who( for example, drives the ball 220 from the regular tees), I highly question it.  I think, "could this guy break 90 from the championship tees at Oakland Hills?   The answer for anyone who claims to be a 8-15 is usually no. 
    • Its super frustrating!! Theres all these simulators and the whole try before you buy but I cant hit a ball in a simulator to save my life. It makes me nuts!!!! How is one supposed to demo clubs when they can't hit it in the sim!?
    • Thanks! Shoulder seems to have had some kind of miraculous recovery. 3-4 days of massive pain and arm in a sling, then woke up just fine. Its weird, but Ill take it!!
    • Welcome to TST!  I grew up in North Jersey (Bergen County)...even though I haven't lived there in a while, I've played a good bit of golf up there.
    • So I am having some shaft confusion. I've read all over the internet and forums to always error on the side of a "softer" shaft, and that the majority of men are hitting shafts that are too stiff for them. I also read that the effects of too stiff of a shaft are low shots to the right and too soft of a shaft are high draws. This mechanically doesn't make any sense to me, unless your highest point of acceleration is well before impact. From golf.about.com,  "The ball may tend to draw a bit more from the forward bending of the shaft at impact causing the face to rotate past square to be slightly closed." If you are accelerating through the impact as you are supposed to, a soft shaft club head would still be bent open behind the shaft at impact. At least to my understanding of physics.  I bring this up because I have been fighting a high slice with my driver for years. I knew some of it was mechanics, swing plane and swinging too hard but always had an embedded itch that the damn club face was lagging too far behind. I have done work on a simulator to understand and fix my swing plane and I hit my irons well. But I could never get the driver to go straight unless I slowed down my swing quite a bit. This is a very unsatisfying and un-athletic fix in my head and put an artificial ceiling on my game. I had planned on going to a pro and being fitted for a driver properly at the end of the season, but when a great offer showed up I took a gamble. I ignored all the information above and went with my gut and got an extra stiff shaft. I definitely seem to be hitting the new driver much straighter and a better height. Is this a placebo effect? Something else? I know that regular/stiff/etc are arbitrary and there are no standards, so I tried to compare weight, torque and kickpoint. Torque and bend are the same from all I can find, but my old shaft was 58 grams( I think) and the new one is 76. I do have a good swing speed, over 100mph I'm sure. My inexpensive simulator clocks me at 110-115, but Im not sure if I believe it.  My new driver has a 60 day money back guarantee, so Im  trying to get help understanding whether this is in my head, new driver love, or a stiffer shaft was the correct fix for me despite all the info to the opposite. Thanks for your time and hit em well!      
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Arthurd561
      Arthurd561
      (34 years old)
    2. Wineguy
      Wineguy
      (48 years old)
  • Blog Entries