Blade vs Mallet

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By Shaun M

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    I've always used a blade style putter and I do like my Newport 2. Who has made the switch to a mallet style and why?

  2. Don O
    Madison, WI

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    Went to a 5. I need/feel I can see a line better with a longer alignment line. I also get over the ball better when I also went from a 34 to 33. I don't think it changes how I strike the ball, but I seem to be more accurate on hitting a line.
  3. Sirhc
    Sacramento, CA

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    Don O said:

    Went to a 5. I need/feel I can see a line better with a longer alignment line. I also get over the ball better when I also went from a 34 to 33. I don't think it changes how I strike the ball, but I seem to be more accurate on hitting a line.

    I seem opposite to most in that I have always liked mallets, switched to a blade and now am back to mallets.

    Like Don, I switched to a shorter putter (34" from 35). It was after a Cameron Fitting Event this spring, which confirmed my need for longer alignment lines and a shorter putter (was standing too far away from the ball).

    My fitter said people who struggle with alignment tend to do better w/ mallets, especially High MOI ones.

    My current putter is a Futura 5S and I just purchased a used Red X2 as a back up (still have my original Red X).
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    I made the switch after 30+ years of blade style putters. I went to buy a scotty and was trying to determine if I liked the Newport 2 or 2.5 better. After I hit those for a while I decided to roll a few putts with the rest of their putters and immediately fell in love with the Futura 6M Dual Balance. I found it extremely easy to align putts (especially long putts) and I love the balance that it has with the two weights extended off the back. I have improved my putting immensely this summer and have been averaging just under 30 putts per 18 holes. I love my putter and would recommend to anyone to at least try it out at your local shop.
  5. No'l
    Palmdale, CA

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    I've always been and all my previous ones are blade putters. A little more than two years ago, I switch to mallet, a Futura 5r which was a good move for me for a couple reasons.
    1. I didn't have to worry so much about the arc- I like that I can put straight back and through.
    2. I like the looks of mallet putters. (most of them)
    3. I like the mass and feel it gives on solid putts.
    4. My golf pro recommended the mallet for my use.

  6. Dwayne N
    Island, KY

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    I made the switch a few years back mostly to help stabilize the head throughout the stroke. Been a good fit for me putts per hole is down and a few more birdies flying around as well.
  7. MB
    Kingston

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    I have the Select M 1, great putter. I just got a Super Rat, so I'll hold on to the M 1 as well.

    I had an old TM putter that was not working for me, so I got my first Scotty.

    My putting improved because I couldn't stop practicing with the new putter. The feel is great.

    Only reason I got the Super Rat is because I loved the look of it.

    My father is going to try my Mallet from his Newport blade. Likes the feel more.
  8. Darron K
    Fate, TX

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    I started with blade and went to mallet. I've been back using a blade for the past 2 years. Scotty California Hollywood. I've been thinking getting a Futura 5S but as the old saying goes, "If it ain't broke..."
  9. Rob_Roth1
    Titusville, NJ

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    I am gaming the X5 with a flow neck as I want the toe flow but want just that little more confidence or MOI over the ball.

    Just that little more forgiveness to me is worth the bulk of a mallet putter

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    I know that it's me and not the club, but I've been missing some short putts lately (2 birds on Sunday) and I'm not happy. I'm thinking about making a change just to shake things up. I haven't liked the looks of a mallet, but Scotty is making them better looking. I think I'll have to give one a try and see how it turns out.
    Thanks for the feedback!
  11. Dr. Kovatchian
    Carlsbad

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    I'm a Newport guy...but i do have a 6M which is pretty amazing.
    I usually practice with both. I'll always love the classic Scotty blade designs but his mallets are getting better each release.

    Cheers,
    Dr. K

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