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Putters come in many shapes and sizes in 2023, but for some, the iconic shape of a blade is still impossible to beat. Here’s a guide to the best blade putters 2023 had to offer.

If you like to use a putter that has a more classic shape, rather than a large mallet, then you should look into playing a blade. Although you’re not going to get the same levels of forgiveness from a blade putter as you would a mallet, the classic round shape can inspire confidence and allows a player to focus on getting the ball in the hole. Generally, these putters are designed with players who have a straight back and through stroke, but even if you don’t, you can still use one of these great looking flatsticks.

Best blade putters 2023

Credit: Cleveland
Cleveland HB Soft Milled image
Cleveland HB Soft Milled
A great looking blade putter that won't break the bank

PROS

  • Milled face will give you great control
  • Silver finish looks great and will appeal to most
  • Affordable compared to some others

CONS

  • Feeling might even be too soft for some
Available for £199 from Cleveland

Part of the Srixon family, Cleveland make some quality clubs, and this putter is no different, particularly if you want a soft feeling blade.  

The head of this putter is cast and then milled, creating the classic look on the face of this putter. This also helps to minimise the impact of mishits across the face, with a responsive feel even if you strike the ball out of the heel or the toe.

This putter is a classic looking design, great for someone who wants a high-quality blade that won’t break the bank. 

Credit: Cobra
Cobra KING 3D Printed Grandsport-35 Black image
Cobra KING 3D Printed Grandsport-35 Black
A futuristic looking 3D-printed putter, but it's a great performer

PROS

  • Descending Loft Technology is a great addition
  • Very well balanced
  • Solid but responsive feel

CONS

  • Busy look won't be for everyone
Available for £199 from Cobra

A very futuristic putter that is actually the first 3D printer generated club to have been made by a major brand. If you want something that really stands out from the crowd, this is for you.
 
This putter features SIK face technology, after Cobra collaborated with the putting brand, to utilise their descending loft technology. This will help you to get your ball rolling quicker off the face, for a more consistent and accurate roll. On the back of the putter, you’ll see a lattice design, which not only looks great, but properly distributes weight around the head for better MOI, making this quite a forgiving blade.  

If you’re looking for a putter that performs well and will turn heads, the Cobra King 3D blade could be the option for you.  

Credit: L.A.B.
L.A.B. Golf Link.1 image
L.A.B. Golf Link.1
A premium product taking the tour by storm, but is it worth it?

PROS

  • Full of technology that absolutely works
  • Looks better than other L.A.B. options
  • Nearly impossible to strike badly

CONS

  • Makes some Scotty Cameron putters look cheap
Available for £479 from L.A.B.

You might not be familiar with the name, but if you look in the bag of Bryson Dechambeau or Adam Scott, this is what you’re likely to find.  

If you want a blade putter from L.A.B golf, then this is your best option, the Link.1. It might look pretty funky and that’s because it is, but there’s method in the madness. This putter is designed to deliver a square face at impact every single time. As well as that, any time you don’t find the centre, it will still feel, and perform, exactly the same. The putter also features Lie Angle Balanced technology, which means it sits pretty upright behind the ball.  

This won’t appeal to everyone, but once you try one out, you’ll struggle to get it out of your hands.  

Credit: MIZUNO
Mizuno M.Craft 1 image
Mizuno M.Craft 1
Mizuno are known for irons, but they make stunning putters too

PROS

  • Mizuno clubs always look brilliant
  • Milled face gives a great roll
  • Adjustable weights is a big plus

CONS

  • Lack of face insert might not appeal
Available for £229 from Mizuno

A brand that is best known for its irons and wedges, Mizuno also make some great putters. If you want a blade, then the place to look is the M.Craft 1.  

This is a putter that is designed for a stroke with an arc, thanks to the way it’s weighted. Mizuno make no secret that this is a fairly heavy putter, which is to help you make a more rhythmical putting stroke. If you want it to be lighter or heavier still, the putter has several different weights, which can alter the balance of the blade.  

A great looking range, which actually comes in three different finishes. Ideal for those looking for a lot of toe hang. 

Credit: Callaway
Odyssey White Hot Versa One image
Odyssey White Hot Versa One
A striking range of putters that will help you get aligned over the ball

PROS

  • Black and white colour scheme looks great
  • Classic look is very appealing
  • Excellent weighting

CONS

  • Some players will prefer a longer traditional alignment line
Available for £199 from Callaway

Another option from Odyssey, the White Hot range is designed to help players with their alignment, with black and white contrasting lines.

Again, the One CH model is the blade shape, and is weighted in the heel and toe of the putter. As well as that, the White Hot insert helps to provide a soft but responsive feel with your putts. This putter is also designed to suit strokes that have more of an arc, thanks to its weight in the heel and toe.  

If you struggle to align your putts properly, this blade will help to get you back on track.  

Credit: Ping
ping anser putter 2023
Ping Anser
The origin of all blade putters, mixed with modern technology. Brilliant.

PROS

  • Stunning shape
  • Simple but effective design that will help line putts
  • Black shaft will eliminate glare

CONS

  • Very soft feel which might be too much for some
Available for £269 from Ping

Virtually every putter on this list can be traced back to one model, the Ping Anser. The classic shape still lives on to this day, so if you’re in the market for a blade, it would be silly not to consider one of these.

While it still retains the classic shape, there’s more technology here than you’ll have seen in previous editions. The heel-toe weighting system adds forgiveness to this putter, while the shallow milled face delivers great control. As well as that, the colour scheme means the platinum topline contrasts with the back cavity, to focus your eyes forward.
A classic design with modern tech, what’s not to love? 

Credit: PXG
PXG Battle Ready II Brandon image
PXG Battle Ready II Brandon
A striking design from the American manufacturer

PROS

  • New colour scheme is pleasing on the eye
  • Face is very stable even on mishits
  • Very cool design, even down to the headcover

CONS

  • Price puts it alongside the big players
Available for £349 from PXG

PXG’s latest line of putters features several striking shapes, and the Brandon is the blade that we’re looking at.  

PXG say this putter has the thinnest face in golf. That is a positive as it really enhances the feel you’re going to get when you strike your putts. Also, you’ll see the pyramid milling on the face, which is going to help produce a pure roll on the greens.  

As you’ll see, the Battle Ready II range doesn’t come cheap, but the Brandon in particular looks great, and will offer a lot more forgiveness than some traditional blade putters. 





Credit: Callaway
TaylorMade TP Reserve B11 image
TaylorMade TP Reserve B11
A premium range of putters from TaylorMade, this blade is our favourite

PROS

  • A real thing of beauty
  • Great sound and feel from machined-in grooves
  • Solid levels of forgiveness

CONS

  • Quality comes at a cost
Available for £379 from TaylorMade

TaylorMade stepped up their putter game in 2023 with the introduction of the TP Reserve range. These are premium offerings, with TaylorMade engineers being told perfection was the only option.
 
They’re certainly fantastic looking putters, with soft 303 stainless steel finished in silver making for a clean aesthetic. On the face, machined-in grooves make for a soft feel and crisp sound, which will help get the ball rolling better on the greens. These grooves have been machined in at a specific depth to bring the best sound possible, even when you don’t quite strike the centre.
 
There is a wide range of shapes in this line, but our favourite is the B11 blade, which is beautiful. It’s a classic blade shape with an L shaped hosel, which makes for an excellent looking club that will perform very well. Certainly one of the best blade putters of 2023.

Credit: Scotty Cameron
Scotty Cameron newport
Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2
Think of premium putters and you automatically think of Scotty Cameron

PROS

  • You know you're getting a premium quality product
  • Dual milled face is one of the best in the business
  • New hosel looks great and helps with performance

CONS

  • Top quality comes at a cost
Available for £429 from Scotty Cameron

These irons are built with a forged 455 face cup, which is Callaway’s fastest iron face to date, meaning you are guaranteed speed from these clubs.

How we picked

Performance Consistency

We meticulously evaluated each piece of equipment's performance across a number of variables.

Forgiveness and Playability

With golf clubs, our assessment always considered the versatility and forgiveness levels, especially on off-centre strikes.

Innovative Technology

We scrutinise the incorporation of innovative technology in each piece of equipment we review.

Customisation

We consider factors like adjustable features and customisation options available to the buyer.


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Lewis Fraser As bunkered’s Performance Editor, Lewis oversees the content that’s designed to make you a better player. From the latest gear to tuition, nutrition, strategy and more, he’s the man. A graduate of the University of Stirling, Lewis joined bunkered in 2021. Formerly a caddie at Castle Stuart Golf Links, he is a member of Bathgate Golf Club where he plays off four.

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