Blade vs Mallet

Follow Thread

By Shaun M

  • 16 Replies
  1. 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

    Don O
    Madison, WI

    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

    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).
  4. 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

    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

    Dwayne N
    Island, KY

    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


    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

    Darron K
    Fate, TX

    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

    San Diego, CA

    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

  10. 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

    Dr. Kovatchian

    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.

    Dr. K
  12. I had bounced back and forth from a blade to a mallet. I was fitted and purchased the Futura 5W and it is the perfect combination.

    Go Low!
  13. Jerome C

    Jerome C
    London Ontario Canada

    Agree with Jason C
    I did the same thing
  14. Frank P

    Frank P
    Port St. Lucie, FL

    Used a png Anser 2 for many years. As I got older I wanted to change to a mallet after trying a few. 3 years ago I was fortunate to be able to go to the Butch Harmon Golf school at Floridian, the home of the incomparable Ryan Chrysler where we spent an hour trying several different Scotty's and the most consistently positive results were with the Futura X5R. I don't think there is a better way to tell, but if you're rollin' it the jar with your Newport, leave it alone.
  15. I played a png pal 2 for almost 2 decades and went to upgrade to the Newport 2, but when I rolled a few with the future 6m dB I was sold. I’ve been putting the better than ever since I made the purchase. Love all Scotty ‘s but not giving mine up any time soon.
  16. Deno

    Hawthorne, NJ

    SC Futura Phantom Mallet

    1. My distance control is much better with a mallet.
    2. Much easier putting through the fringe.

  17. I know mallets are better for a straighter back and forth swing, and blades are for more arc; however I do my best putting with a mallet swing and blade putter. I cant't explain why, but I'll add it to the list of my golf anomalies ha.

Please login to post a comment.

Sign In

Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?

Sign Up