Which are THE classic putters? Below is our list at www.Best-Putter.com. Read an independent, hands-on review of each by clicking on the links below and find out where to buy them at the best prices!
Scroll down to below the reviews to read about the different types of classic putter (inactive links below are for putters pending review - check back soon!)
The Anser is the putter that has been copied a thousand times - now available from Ping at a variety of prices.
The first putter Ping ever made. A collectors' piece now. Not great to use, and very loud!
Scotty American Classic 3 Heavy Flange
A surprising remake of the classic bullseye flange shape. More forgiving and more immediate with feedback than the original
Scotty Cameron American Classic 3
A simply gorgeous reworking of the Bullseye shape. New materials and great Scotty Cameron workmanship make this a beautiful putter to look at. Still not that forgiving, though!
Scotty Cameron Bullseye Platinum Heavy Flange
A Bullseye putter worthy of consideration! The offset neck and flange aren't quite what you'd want if you're a purist looking for a bullseye, but it putts better.
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
The different types of classic putters:
Blade putters are the traditionalists weapons of choice. Jack Nicklaus won almost all his majors with this style of putter. They are heavily toe weighted putters, so will only really suit an open-square-closed stroke.
They're almost the stuff of legend now. Bullseye Putters are not a brand but a design. Over the years they've been used by great putters including: Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Greg Norman, Corey Pavin, Tom Kite and Mark McNulty.
There are some variations of the classic design, but the hallmarks are a minimalist curved design with a center shaft, made usually out of brass. Although the history is not entirely clear, most people believe that the classic Bullseye shape started with the 1946 John Letters Golden Goose putter.
Anser style putters:
The Ping Anser is the father of at least 50% of putters in use today. The large cavity in the back of the design allows for the majority of the weight of the putter head to be in the heel and toe areas which effectively increases the size of the sweetspot. The most sought after anser style putters are either early Ping models (click here for a fantastic guide to the classic Pings) and the early, hand milled Scotty Cameron Newport putters which are refinements of the original anser design.
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