Mallet putters are so called because they look a bit like croquet mallets - a solid lump on the end of the shaft. Almost without exception mallets are face balanced putters, so will only really suit an square-to-square stroke. Whereas older mallet models look like the image here, manufacturers now produce much more futuristic looking designs which are carefully balanced to give higher moments of inertia - in other words they resist twisting better on off-center hits.
Examples of more futuristic mallet putters include the Odyssey #7 shape and Taylormade Spider, pictured below:
Pros who have had great success with a mallet putter include Ray Floyd, Colin Montgomerie, Padraig Harrington, Jon Rahm and world beating putters Jim Furyk and Luke Donald.
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The Tuttle is certainly original - a putter that definitely looks like a driver. The good news is that it performs better than it looks!
Cleveland T Frame
Surprisingly well finished futuristic putter. If you like see through frame designs this is a good value-for-money option
Nike Method 005Face 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.
Never Compromise AlphaThis putter seems to stay square for ever! Feel's not great, but you'll love it if you use a square-to-square stroke