The Mizuno TPM 3.
Top 25 Putters
By Kickntrue on 8/4/08
By Ray Snarski III, oobgolf intern
Last week's Top 25 Driver article was well received so we decided to check out the putters. The results may surprise you.
If your short game does need improvement maybe you need one of the following putters or more specifically the Mizuno TPM3 which ranks #1 on the list! Also on the list are several Titleist and Odyssey putters.
Grading was similar to the drivers except the weighting changed as follows; 50% average putts after GIR, 35% popularity and 15% member star rating. The reason we adjusted the ratings to have more emphasis on the popularity is due to the much larger number of putters on the market compared to drivers (3x as many). To break total score ties the putters were then ranked by lower average putts after GIR.
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Whoa. That Yes! Callie putter is hot. 1.760 putts after GIR. That's off the charts compared to other putters for that stat. I just got a Yes! Valerie last week and have played one round with it. I made everything I looked at eight feet & in. Gotta love those roll groves. Did you see the Golf Magazine 2008 Equipment issue (I think it came out in March). The Rife 2-bar was rated with one of the highest MOI, but the Yes! Valerie had far less deviation on heel and toe hits than the Rife. If I remember correctly the Yes putter had a 6" difference b/w heel, toe & center putts where the Rife had 18" on a 14 foot putt. I think the difference must be the roll grooves.
Interesting that this chart was dominated by the same names yet Mizuno, which was found nowhere else on the list got #1. I'd never really looked at that putter before- but it looks awesome. I like that style. Simliar to a lot of the Cameron stuff in looks.
The Yes!Callie doesn't even have the lowest Average Handicap associated with it, which makes it even more impressive
I would have thought the 2-ball would be higher. I have never even heard of the Heavy Putter B3-M. Like the looks of it though. May also go demo that YES!
A little more clarification on the scoring... I'm assuming that it is based on the stats and scores of the users of that club. My question is this, the Mizuno club only has 1 user and 1 rating as compared to the heavey putter which has 21 users. I'm just wondering if the Mizuno is #1 b/c a good golfer plays with that putter, as compared to a weighted average of the 21 users. Just curious...
mbills, the mizuno has actually been played by 4 different golfers in the system across more than 50 scores. for some reason people don't add equipment to their bags, but the still associate them with scores each round.
gotcha... I just clicked on the club and only saw 1 user. That makes sense though... I had never heard of, or seen that putter in use so I was curious as to the overall usage of it. I'll have to check it out at the local pro shop. Thanks.
You are correct that the more popular the putter, the closer its putts-after-gir moves towards average. That is why we weighted popularity at 35% of the overall score.
For example this putter: www.oobgolf.com/equipment/putters/mallet/White_H
didn't make the list even though it is used 2x as often as even the second most popular putter (over 200 golfers on the site use it).
We tried to be objective as possible, but in the end you can always make the numbers say different things.
Is there a way to make the Odyssey white hot two ball putter be #1. That way when I three putt it will make me feel better about myself knowing I have the best putter?? :)
Black #1?? Gotta be top 5..
I would have expexted to see the Odyssey 2 ball higher on the list. I see a lot of them on the courses I play around the country.
m2d... The Odyssey 2 ball definitely wins the popularity contest. This is what klangdon's comment was saying. When I was going through the data the Odyssey 2 ball had 771 plays and the second most popular had 323 plays. Definitely the most popular by far! I'm assuming with so many plays that their is a wide range of handicaps using it which brought the average putts after GIR up (2.16) and caused it to be ranked lower (putts after GIR - 5) for that grading aspect. It scored well in everything else (obviously #1 for popularity - 10 and average member star rating 4.31 - 8) but had an overall score of 7.2.
I get it...... you have to draw a picture for some people.
I guess I was the only user who was using this putter at the time of the survey. I have had this putter for about 9 years and I love it. I guess I've bought about 5 putters since this one and I just keep coming back to it. I don't think Mizuno makes this model anymore, but they're all over ebay. And no, mine is not for sale. hehe....
I only used Odyssey putters and want to try some titleist putter. Any suggestion?
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