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Yes Eleanor-12

Yes Eleanor-12

How does it look behind the ball?

The Yes Eleanor-12 has an interesting hollowed-out design - almost like a Ping Anser putter with a curved back bolted onto it and nothing in between. My feeling is that this is going to be a "love-it" or "hate-it" design. Not being a fan of hollow putters put it in the latter category for me.

That having been said, the shape does offer one advantage that I liked. When you address the ball, you get a feeling that you're lining the putt up from two points. Firstly from the center of the curved back of the putter and then the T shape lines on the top of the putter.

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Because you're lining these two points up at the target, it almost feels like you're lining up a bow and arrow or a shot at pool. You get a real sense of where the putter is lined up from this.

I also liked the fact that so much weight of the putter is high up off the green - right behind the center of the ball. This gives you the feeling that you'll get a great roll before you even take the putter back.

How does it feel?

This was a big surprise for me - normally hollow putters have a dreadful feel and make a high pitched tinny sound, but the Yes Eleanor-12 is different. The strike feels good and you don't get this with too many futuristic putter designs such as this.

The putter is much lighter than its size suggested it would be, however, and with such a big head, I would have expected a more meaty feel to the clubhead.

How does it roll the ball?

The hugely impressive Yes C-Groove face design takes care of the roll well from this putter and the ball comes off it with a beautiful end-over-end roll.

Unfortunately, for whatever reason, the dispersal of balls from the face of the Yes Eleanor-12 during my test was far greater than I would have expected and this would make me wary of buying one.

The looks are likely to be your biggest sticking point with this putter. If you like them, great, if not, then don't bother buying.

Others to consider:

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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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Never Compromise


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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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 2 Ball Blade Odyssey 2 Ball Blade Padraig Harrington used this combination of blade and 2 ball design to win majors, but what's it like?

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!

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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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Rife Hybrid Tour Mallet Rife Hybrid Tour Mallet Despite the Tour element to this putter's name, we haven't seen any of them actually on the pro tours. One of the least impressive of Rife's range

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

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

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

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