Anser Style Putters - which models are the best?

Click on the links below to find out which anser style putters are the best with's independent, hands-on reviews, you'll also find where to buy them at the best prices!

Click here for a review of the original Ping Anser
- where all anser style putters were born.

What is an Anser-Style putter?

In case you don't know what the Anser shape is, here's a quick guide to the design which is used in about one-third of all putters today:

Designed by Karsten Solheim as one of the follow ups to his original Ping 1A putter, the Anser is a simple but highly effective putter which was revolutionary in its design.

on a Ping Anser putter...

It was the first putter to have a cavity hollowed out in its back. This has the effect of distributing much of the weight of the putter head to the heel and toe ends, which makes the sweetspot larger.

Because of this you get far less twisting of the face on an off center strike and therefore more of your putts should end up on target - or at the very least closer to it. Any putter that has this overall square shape with heel and toe weighting is thought of as an anser style.'s reviews of Anser style Putters:

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Nike Method 001 Nike Method 001 A minimalist anser head that looks just a little lightweight. The roll is pure and the feel is good.

Nike Method 004 Nike Method 004 Face balanced version of the Method 001. Favor this putter if you're trying to produce a straight-back-straight through stroke.

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Odyssey Black iX 1 Odyssey Black iX 1 Perhaps Odyssey's best effort yet to eclipse the Scotty Cameron and Ping Ansers.

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Ping Anser Ping Anser 2 The Anser is the putter that has been copied a thousand times - now available from Ping at a variety of prices.

Ping Redwood Anser Ping Redwood Anser The design which has won more pro events than any other, now with top quality materials.

Ping Karsten Anser Ping Karsten Anser Unbeatable on price and right up there for feel and design.

Ping Anser G5i Ping Anser G5i A hideous beast to look at, but beautiful to use.

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Scotty Cameron

Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 Center Shaft Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 Center Shaft The classic shape, different hosel ... but same awesome feel.

Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Studio Select Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Studio Select The affordable Scotty Cameron.

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TaylorMade Rossa Kia Ma Daytona TaylorMade Rossa Kia Ma Daytona Good looking Anser style putter - Part of TaylorMade's resurgence as a designer of high quality putters

TaylorMade Ghost TM-110 TaylorMade Ghost TM-110 Beautiful square-designed Anser with great aimlines - well worth a look!

TaylorMade Rossa Daytona TaylorMade Rossa Daytona Setup Well constructed Anser style putter - excellent if you're after a good putter at a lower cost - gunmetal color looks classy - feels good too!

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Yes C-Groove

Yes Tracy 2 (C-Groove) Yes Tracy 2 In our view the classiest Yes putter - anser-style head with the amazing C-Groove for a terrific roll.

Yes Donna (C-Groove) Yes Donna Wide bodied anser-style head with the amazing C-Groove for a terrific roll.

Yes Carolyne Yes Carolyne A straightforward heel and toe design with great roll from the C-Groove

Still not sure whether Anser style putters are a good choice for you? Click here for our article on choosing a putter to fit your stroke

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