Cheap Golf Putters - how to buy them at the best price...
Searching for good, but cheap golf putters like looking for a
needle in a haystack. There are thousands of models available and a huge range
It's easy to spend more than you need to buying a big name
brand of the rack at your local pro shop, thinking that's the
only way to get a quality putter. Here are 4 top tips to buying cheap golf
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... on putters under $40!
1. Consider buying a used putter
The best way to save money and end up with a quality putter is to by second
hand. Putters lose their value quickly after they've been purchased and you know
as well as we do how quickly golfers fall in and out of love with their putters!
Therefore our strong recommendation is to search for what you want on ebay and
trawl the second hand racks at your local golf store. You'll find stacks of
quality cheap golf putters in both. Look for putters that are 2 seasons old and
providing they're not collectors items, you should be able to reckon on a 50%
discount over the new price.
2. Big name brands often have a quality budget line
Anser is a great example of this. It's a fantastic product at a pretty
reasonable price - around half of the top of the range
Redwood Anser's new price.
Scotty Cameron - the most expensive large scale producer of putters also has a
more reasonable line of products such as the
Newport 2 Studio Select. OK they're still not exactly cheap golf
putters, but they are awesome quality at a good price.
3. Last season's models are often better
Just because a putter came out last year doesn't mean the designers and
engineers didn't put the same amount of effort into the design and construction
of that putter. Now it's gathering dust on a pro shop rack and nobody wants it -
especially not the pro who owns the shop, who'd rather clear space for the
latest model that everyone is asking for.
That gives you the opportunity to pick up a bargain in a sale or find a pro shop
selling online. Many pro shops use ebay or www.golfbidder.co.uk (in Europe) to
sell off brand new, but out of season stock.
For many reasons, a reputable golf
shop selling online is the best possible place to find quality cheap golf
putters. If you're in the shop itself, say to the owner "I know this is last
year's model, and that you probably want to get rid of it to free some space up
for newer putters. What sort of a discount can you offer?"
4. Get your priorities straight - design first, brand second, material third
If you're absolutely stuck to a budget, then this would be our suggestion: The
cheapest of cheap golf putters are no-name copies of old designs whose patent
has expired (such as
or Anser style
putters). If you're extremely tight for cash, go for one of these.
If you can afford just a little more than the base price, go for the most
reasonable offering from a big name brand - regardless of whether it's new or
second hand, the same thing applies - big name brands manufacture their putters
with a greater degree of precision and a higher level of quality control, so if
you can afford the entry level putter from
Taylor Made, Yes
or any other well known brand, then go for it. It'll be better than the top of
the range model from a lesser known brand.
If you've still got money in your budget, then you'll be thinking about one of
the better putters available on the market. What distinguishes these is the
material that they're made out of. You'll find that stainless steel
milled putters and certain
insert putters (mainly the
Odyssey ranges are generally considered the best in terms of feel. Behind
both of these come cast putters which tend to have a harder, clicky, springy
feel off the clubface.
Whatever you go for, stick to the rule of thumb - whatever feels right for you
IS right for you.
The best cheap putters available today are...
Here are links to Best-Putter.com's recommendations for cheap putters. We
update this list regularly and consider the used putter market when judging what
qualifies as "cheap", but high quality.
Click on any putters you're interested in for more information and links to the best prices online for that model. (inactive links are for putters pending review - check back
on a Callaway putter...
The Tuttle is certainly original - a putter that definitely looks like a driver. The good news is that it performs better than it looks!
Never Compromise Alpha
This putter seems to stay square for ever! Feel's not great, but you'll love it if you use a square-to-square stroke
Never Compromise Voodoo Daddy Belly Putter
Super-long aimline and futuristic design. Solid, affordable belly putter.
on a Ping putter...
Ping Anser G5i
A hideous beast to look at, but beautiful to use.
In our opinion, Ping's best effort at a blade putter
Ping J Blade
Possibly the ugliest putter Ping has ever made ... and it feels dreadful too!
High tech putter from the Far East which is designed entirely with the outcome in mind. A great roll results
Seemore FGP Original
A revolutionary putter which has now won 2 major championships thanks to its combination of roll on fast greens and patented riflescope aiming design. Well worth considering!
on a Titleist putter...
Titleist Bullseye Flange
An extremely pretty putter. A favourite with some of the world's greats 50 years ago and excellent on fast greens. Unforgiving when compared with modern putters
This is THE classic blade, used by the stars of 1950s, 60s and 70s. The kind of putter that gives you confidence the moment you pick it up
Still puzzled about
which cheap golf putters would be right for you? Read our article on choosing a putter to
find out what will suit your stroke.!
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