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#1 Meanmachinemoe

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 02:06 PM

Is it just me or do the top players today seemed to be playing more mallets than blades? I remember not that long ago that with the exception of a few, guys with mallets were perceived as guys who needed putting help (alignment, stroke).

Looking at the top 10 or 15 guys, a majority are playing mallets including #1 DJ.

What is the reason?

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#2 MSUIRONDAWGS

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 04:01 PM

View PostMeanmachinemoe, on 10 May 2018 - 02:06 PM, said:

Is it just me or do the top players today seemed to be playing more mallets than blades? I remember not that long ago that with the exception of a few, guys with mallets were perceived as guys who needed putting help (alignment, stroke).

Looking at the top 10 or 15 guys, a majority are playing mallets including #1 DJ.

What is the reason?

Probably the amount of MOI. Just taking advantage of the tech that's out there is my guess.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 04:12 PM

I actually don't think it's the MOI.  On greens that fast, a lower MOI putter would be better IMO.  I think you're seeing more playing mallets 1) because there are a lot more mallets on the market than their used to be, especially non-face balanced 2) I imagine a good portion of them are getting paid quite a bit to use certain putters.

Still a high amount of players use blades: Jordan, Rickie, Rory, Tiger, Hideki, Brooks, etc...

I do agree overall though, a lot more are using mallets.  Whatever gives you confidence.  I want Jason Days putting inside 5'...still perfect on the season.  That's insane.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 04:43 PM

Today's mallets nearly swing themselves. For those guys, if they can stand the feel of a mallet, all they have to do is read the green right and just swing the putter.

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 07:48 AM

Mallets are definitely point and shoot inside 10 feet. Iíve been using a blade for the last 5 years and played around with an old blade putter and putted lights out. Maybe it knew I had a new putter coming lol


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 09:08 PM

I really WANT to game a blade and at the end of the day putting is all about confidence and it helps a lot if you like what youíre looking down at it. Having said that I cannot deny that mallets offer me so much more stability and consistency from every distance. While the pros do not have the inconsistency issues that many of us mere mortals have and have hours a day to putt, I canít help but conclude that mallets would offer many of them more stability especially as the greens over the years have gotten quicker IMHO.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:21 PM

I have been a Mallet Guy for over 20 years.Recently found a Mid Slant Pro Platinum that Really Works.
I note the trend to Fang and Mallets,especially Futura Style putters.
As above, maybe its the Money on offer.
Maybe they are Point and Shoot at 10 feet.
I love to see blade style Betti's, Camerons, Ansers, and the Nike's trying to be as good!!!
Just can't fall in love with the Big Fang style trend !!!
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:11 PM

Been putting well with my TP Mills blade bullseye (Bull Elf), but thought I could do better, gamed a mallet BB54 Bettinardi (face balanced) and 4 putted the first green and it went right back in the closet.  I agree confidence helps, but may try another mallet soon, the difference to me was too great last week.
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:14 PM

The Spider Tour literally swings itself. I loved the feel right up until impact, in which it felt/sounded horrible.
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