Looking for a face balanced putter? Don't buy one 'til you've read this!

When a putter is face balanced, it means that the putter head is equally weighted between the toe and the heel relative to the point where the shaft enters the head. To test whether your putter is face balanced, lay the shaft of your putter across your palm. If the face lies absolutely horizontal, pointing up at the sky, then it's a face balanced putter.

The point of face balancing is to restrict the amount which the clubface opens and closes as you swing back and through. This can work wonders for your putting, or can be disastrous. Read on to find out whether a face balanced putter is what you need...

You should try a face balanced putter if ...

         * You're trying to produce a straight-back, straight through stroke, (along the lines of a Padraig Harrington's stroke).

         * You have over-active hands, and want to reduce the amount your putter rotates open and closed during the stroke.

         * You're consistently pulling your putts to the left.

... but NOT if ...

         * You're aiming for an open-square-closed stroke like Tiger Woods.

         * You're struggling to release the putter through impact.

         * You're consistently blocking putts to the right.

Still not sure what a face balanced putter is? click here for our guide to choosing the right putter for you.

Click on the links below to find out which face balanced putter is the best with's independent, hands-on reviews, you'll also find where to buy them at the best prices!'s reviews of face balanced putters:

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on a Callaway putter...

Callaway Tuttle Callaway Tuttle The Tuttle is certainly original - a putter that definitely looks like a driver. The good news is that it performs better than it looks!

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on a Cleveland putter...

Cleveland T Frame Cleveland T-Frame Surprisingly well finished futuristic putter. If you like see through frame designs this is a good value-for-money option

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on a Nike putter...

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.

Nike Method 005 Nike Method 005 Face balanced mallet which looks like it's got a good bit of meat behind the head. For our money the best looking in the Method range.

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Never Compromise

on a Never Compromise...

Never Compromise Alpha 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 Never Compromise Voodoo Daddy Super-long aimline and futuristic design. Solid, affordable belly putter.

Never Compromise NCX Ray Never Compromise NCX Ray Nice face balanced belly putter with a big, but light head.

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on an Odyssey putter...

Odyssey 2 Ball Odyssey 2 Ball The iconic putter of the 2000s - easy to aim, great feel

Odyssey Backstryke Odyssey Backstryke One of the most revolutionary designs in putting. Love it or hate the look, the results are good

Odyssey White Ice 5 Odyssey White Ice 5 Classic face balanced D shape with silky soft Ice White insert!


Odyssey White Hot 7l Odyssey White Hot 7L Great looking long putter with slightly dead feel - excellent for fast greens


Odyssey White Ice Progressive Terron Mid Odyssey White Ice Progressive Terron Mid Sharp edged star ship of a putter - you need to like futuristic shapes to use this one!

Odyssey Rossie II Belly Putter Odyssey Rossie II Classic D shaped head used by Annika Sorenstam amongst many others!

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on a Ping putter...

Ping Crazy E Ping Crazy E One of the easiest putters to line up we've ever tested, but feel is hollow

Ping Scottsdale Pickemup Ping Scottsdale Pickemup This cross between the Batman sign & a Star Wars fighter has surprisingly good feel

Ping iN Wack-E Ping iN Wack-E A radical spin off from the successful (but hollow-sounding) G5i Craz-E

Ping IN Ping IN Technology has led the Ping designers to create a holy mess of a putter. If you love the weird and the wacky, you might (just) like this

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on a Ram putter...

Zen Oracle Zen Oracle High tech putter from the Far East which is designed entirely with the outcome in mind. A great roll results

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on a Rife putter...

Rife Two BarRife Two BarA putter that looks and feels good behind the ball. Just a bit firm on the feel side.

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Scotty Cameron

on a Scotty Cameron...

Scotty Cameron Futura Scotty Cameron Futura Phil Mickelson toyed with the Futura, before heading back to a blade. The first of the truly futuristic putters, and probably about as attractive as they're ever going to be

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on a Taylormade putter...

TaylorMade Rossa Kia Ma Fortuna TaylorMade Rossa Kia Ma Fortuna A highly refined mallet from TaylorMade - recommended!

TaylorMade Rossa Spider TaylorMade Rossa Spider Lots of hype when this putter launched, but pros who rely on their putters have not stuck with the Spider

Taylormade Ghost Monza Taylormade Ghost Monza A great big mallet head with a great roll. Its odd design with slits in the head do considerably help alignment

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


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on a Yes putter...

Yes Natalie (C-Groove) Yes Natalie Futuristic design with amazing roll and super long aimline.

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

Yes Emma Yes Emma The least attractive of the Yes belly putters - although that's just our opinion

Yes Victoria II Yes Victoria II Straightforward D shaped mallet with C-Groove roll

Yes Tiffany Yes Tiffany Futuristic design, with excellent aim-bar behind hitting surface

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

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on a Zen putter...

Zen Oracle Zen Oracle High tech putter from the Far East which is designed entirely with the outcome in mind. A great roll results


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