Best Women's Putters 2022

Here we take a look at some of the best golf putters currently on the market designed for women

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Best Women's Putters

Your success with putter in hand will ultimately determine your score so it is crucial that you think about some of the best putters on the market and then take the time to make sure you get the right model to suit your stroke. And there are many considerations to be made when looking at the best women's putters. 

For example, if you are a player that swings straight back and through, then opt for a face-balanced putter. If you have an arc in your putting stroke, you will be better suited to a toe-balanced putter. The blade is the traditional putter shape, but mallet putters have become increasingly popular for professionals and amateurs alike. Their larger-shaped head allows for a deeper center of gravity, which in turn increases their forgiveness. Take a look at our guide on the best mallet putters (opens in new tab) if you think this might be the right putter for you. 

A putter is such a personal piece of equipment, so depending on your preferences you must also consider the hosel (where the shaft meets the putter head), the size of grip, and most importantly, find the right length of putter for the way you stand to the ball.

For more information on this, we have created a specific post on how to choose a putter (opens in new tab) which we definitely recommend checking out. If you are new to the game as well we have also produced a guide on the most forgiving putters (opens in new tab) and a guide on the best putters for beginner golfers (opens in new tab), all of which will help you find the bottom of the cup more often.

Best Women's Putters

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TaylorMade Spider X Hydro Blast

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Reasons to buy

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Excellent forgiveness for size of head
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Great sound and feel from insert
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Alignment design flows into golf ball

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Head can sit back if hands not ahead of ball

TaylorMade has refreshed its incredibly successful Spider X putter with a new colorway and a new finishing process. The Hydro Blast has a smoother and very premium-looking finish thanks to the high-pressure application of water to the aluminum body. And TaylorMade says a by-product of this process is added durability with the risk of blemishes and scratches being minimized due to the absence of paint. 

Meanwhile, TaylorMade have placed two tungsten weights on the rear edges of the putter to increase the MOI this putter provides and help reduce the amount how much the club twists through each putting stroke. The club's face also improves on its stability, with its Pure Roll insert providing a smooth feel and nice sound on impact with the golf ball. It is certainly a very clean and more durable finish than what we saw in 2020 and Hydro Blast itself is one of TaylorMade's most popular clubs of all time. Take a look at our best TaylorMade putters guide (opens in new tab) for some of the best putters currently on the market. 

Evnroll ER11vx PutterEditors Choice 2022

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Reasons to buy

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Sweet Face grooves for consistent ball speeds
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Large clear alignment lines
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Forgiving head

Reasons to avoid

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Sound a little on hollow side

An update on the Evnroll ER11v model, the ER11vx putter is designed to increase the MOI of the ER11v, to provide greater stability, and make it more forgiving on off-centered hits. We found this club had one of the best faces on the market, with its 2º of loft providing a solid feel through impact and a smooth roll. It also features an Evnroll Sweet Face design, which uses variable width and depth of grooves on its clubface, to reduce the dispersion in distance and accuracy that can occur if you don't strike the ball on the sweet spot of the club. 

You'll also notice the putter has a hollow circle on its bottom that not only helps to move the weight of the club head to its extremities but is a way to pick up the ball without bending down. For that reason, it would be a great putter for senior golfers or anyone struggling with a sore back to help reduce the amount you're bending over on the course. 

This face balanced putter is perfectly weighted to help steady even the most wobbly strokes

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Reasons to buy

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Very easy to use
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Stylish blue and white gives it all round appeal
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Fantastic feel off the face thanks to the iconic White Hot insert

Reasons to avoid

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The 2-Ball design means no alignment line on the back of the putter, which some may prefer

Featuring Odyssey’s revolutionary Stroke Lab technology that continues to dominate on tours around the world, this 2-ball putter, which is one of three models in this collection, is designed specifically for women in a shorter length and with a smaller grip. It feels softer and although is a mallet didn't feel cumbersome at all. It is best suited to a golfer with a fairly straight swing. But it also stabilises slightly nervy strokes on shorter putts making it a real confidence booster on the greens. 

The multi-material shaft saves 40 grams of weight, which is redistributed to the head and grip end of the putter. This rebalances the putter for improved tempo and consistency in your stroke. A White Hot Microhinge Insert, which is commonly used on all of the best Odyssey putters (opens in new tab), provides feel and promotes a pleasing forward roll, alignment is also made easy due to the high contrast silver and blue finish. 

TaylorMade Kalea Premier Spider Mini putter is really easy to aim

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Reasons to buy

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Easy alignment
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Very consistent on the greens
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Improved our lag putting

Reasons to avoid

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More length options needed

TaylorMade has put an awful lot of time and investment into designing a brand new Kalea Premier line of clubs for ladies and the Spider Mini putter is the perfect choice for this truly premium set of women's golf clubs.

It has beautiful aesthetics, featuring the same eye-catching coloring from the Kalea Premier women's set, including a royal blue sole and pretty tail pocket accents in honeycomb yellow. It's footprint is 15% smaller than the standard Spider putter, which means there's very little compromise in the stability and forgiveness of the head.

What's more, it sits very flat and flush to the green which should really encourage golfers to make a smooth, pendulum rocking action with their arms. Lastly, the putter is fitted with a simple long white sight line on the crown, which makes alignment easy and obvious.

Cleveland Frontline Cero Putter

Cleveland Frontline Cero Putter

Reasons to buy

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Excellent feel 
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Good distance control
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High MOI putter

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Some might prefer a squarer head shape to aid alignment

The Cleveland Cero putter is part of the Frontline range and is engineered with Tungsten Forward Weighting, which places two Metal Injection Molded (MIM) tungsten weights in the face of the putter. By moving weight forward, which allows the centre of gravity to be positioned closer to the face, this promotes better stability through impact for straighter and more accurate putts making this a great putter for forgiveness (opens in new tab)

Every Frontline model features Cleveland’s Speed Optimised Face Technology (SOFT) to normalise ball speed across the face for consistent distance control and the face’s SOFT pattern helps mitigate speed and distance loss, especially on off-centre strikes.  There are two different hosel types on offer. The single bend option is ideal for straight stroke types, while the slant neck option fits best for golfers with a slight arc stroke.

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Ping G Le2 Anser Putter

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Classic design 
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Impressive modern tech
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Alignment tool 

Reasons to avoid

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Feel off the face is very soft

There are three putter models in the popular Ping G Le2 women’s range of clubs and the Anser needs no introduction as it is one of Ping’s most popular models ever with a bold and high MOI design. An easy-to-use adjustable shaft allows self-fitting for length between 31" and 35". The threaded screw mechanism permits accurate incremental adjustments without grip twist and misalignment. 

A two-piece elastomer face insert is engineered with Ping’s TR (True Roll) Technology that provides a soft layer for precision and feel, and a firmer layer that helps to improve consistency on every distance to eliminate the dreaded three-putt. Why not take a look at some of the other putters Ping have on offer by checking out our best Ping putters guide (opens in new tab)

Scotty Cameron Special Select Fastback 1.5 Putter

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Reasons to buy

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Beautiful aesthetics
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Great feel
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Plenty of forgiveness

Reasons to avoid

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Comes with a hefty price-tag

Scotty Cameron is renowned for producing high-quality putters and that includes the rounded mid-mallet Fastback 1.5. Not only does it make this list as one of the best women's putters, but it also features in our best Scotty Cameron putters (opens in new tab) guide because it has a shape extensively tested on the professional golf tours. It has a small slant neck that lays back slightly for a seamless shaft-over set-up, so you have an uninterrupted view of the ball from address.  

Aesthetically pleasing, it is milled from a solid block of 303 stainless steel and features a mid-milled face pattern that is hand finished to promote superior feel. More weight is designed into the heel and toe using customisable weights for a high MOI and an enlarged sweet spot to enhance stability, balance and performance.

Wilson Staff Women’s Infinite Windy City Putter

Wilson Staff Women’s Infinite Windy City Putter

Reasons to buy

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Solid aesthetics
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Good value
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Great stability

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Some players will prefer a traditional (non counter-balanced) feel

Part of the Wilson Staff Infinite line of putters, the women’s Windy City blade putter features Counterbalance Technology. This combines a heavier head and grip weights, moving the balance point closer to the hands for a smoother and more controlled putting stroke. That makes it one of the best blade putters (opens in new tab) for stability and can help you play much more fluid golf shots. 

There is no distraction at address, as a dark PVD finish reduces glare and accentuates sight-lines, whilst the face has been double milled to promote consistent impact, roll and distance control. The grip includes an oversize design construction and this helps to relieve tension, provide a stable feel and limit rotation during the stroke. The heavy grip (104 grams) also helps create the counter-balanced putter feel. 

Mizuno M.Craft 2 Putter

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Beautifully crafted
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Great feel
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Metallic blue finish will split opinion

M-Craft is a premium range of putters from Mizuno that are forged and CNC Milled from 1025 mild carbon steel for precision and feel, while deep face milling creates a softer feel and pure roll. The best women's putters have to look great which the M-Craft range definitely does. Available in a choice of three finishes, the M-Craft 2 is one of three models in the line-up, which has a classic heel-toe plumber’s neck shape and mid-toe hang, designed for golfers that swing with a moderate putting arc. 

With an additional weight kit that includes two 3gm weights and two 13gm weights, golfers have the option of interchanging these weights with the 8gm fitted weights so the putter can be adjusted to suit a variety of putting conditions.

PXG GEN2 Closer Putter

PXG GEN2 Closer Putter

Reasons to buy

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Good adjustability and feel

Reasons to avoid

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Thicker-style blade falls between a true blade and a mallet

PXG putters are built to spec to suit a player’s stroke and that includes the PXG GEN2 Closer putter, designed to support a wide variety of stroke styles. Designed with a wider blade for greater stability and a solid feel, PXG GEN2 features Precision weighting technology in the sole, allowing weights to be distributed in the head to increase MOI, which can be adjusted by 30gm – 10gm down and 20gm up.

The face has a variable sized pyramid pattern, designed to offset speed loss, typically on mishits, for consistent distance control across the entire face. There are three hosel designs on offer, but the traditional plumber’s neck, with distinct lines towards the target, will keep your hands ahead of the ball at impact, hitting the ball later in the stroke for a more upward angle of attack. 

How we test putters

When it comes to product testing, our reviews and buyers' guides are built upon a rigorous testing procedure as well as the knowledge and experience of the test team. The putter section is headed up by Martin Hopley (opens in new tab), while Katie Dawkins (opens in new tab) is our Women's golf gear lead. Other members of the Golf Monthly team contribute to the putter tests as well, and all writers are able to efficiently test the vast majority of the biggest product releases and convey the pros and cons eloquently.

Getting into specifics, we test the putters outdoors on real greens with premium golf balls to get a thorough understanding of design features, feel, sound and looks. Ultimately, we aim to be as insightful and honest as possible in our reviews so it is important to acknowledge that no manufacturer can buy a good review. This is because our team tells it how it is. To learn more about our methodology, see how Golf Monthly tests products (opens in new tab) in our guide. 

What to consider when buying a new putter?

When it comes to arguably the most important golf club in the bag, you need to think about what you want and what you like to use when it comes to the putter. A confidence-inspiring design that suits your eye and suits your stroke can save countless shots on the greens and a good flatstick is often the easiest way to bring your handicap down. So what are the things you need to mull over before purchasing one of the best women's putters?

1. Head Design

Putters come in a traditional blade, mid-mallet or a mallet design. All three styles have positives and negatives to them for every player, and luckily, lots of brands implement technologies across all three.

Mallet putters tend to be much larger than blades and they usually come in various shapes and sizes. This helps in a number of ways. A lot of the time most of the weight in a mallet putter can be found in the club face but because of its design, weight can then be redistributed to other parts of the head which can help stabilise your stroke. The weight of the putter in the perimeter of the clubhead offers better balance than what can be offered from a blade putter.

Mallet putters tend to also have a larger sweet spot which can be beneficial if you are a player who struggles to consistently strike your putts out of the middle of the face. The weight in the head also helps here because it diminishes the twisting of the putter throughout the stroke too.

Additionally, if you struggle with alignment, a mallet putter could be the way to go. Alignment plays a crucial part in putting because it is all about accuracy and a mallet putter can be beneficial here by helping your eyes line up the putt.

A blade putter is a lot simpler in terms of design and will suit the traditionalists a lot more than some of the mallet putters pictured above. Blades also tend to suit players with an arc to their stroke because of the toe-weighted nature of the head.

2. Feel

Here, we’re talking not just about the feel and sound the ball makes coming off the face but how the putter feels in your hands.

A quieter sound contributes to a softer feel, whereas a louder sound usually translates into a firmer feel. A firmer feel is often the product of shallow grooves or no grooves at all on the face, where sound can’t be dissipated as effectively. They work better with softer feeling golf balls, where as soft-feeling putters work best with firmer golf balls.

You can get putters with adjustable weights in the sole that will alter the feel of the putter. For example, if your stroke is quite smooth and slow, a heavier putter will encourage that more. Jerky putters may prefer a lighter putter, although opting for more weight may reduce it, depending on what your goals are.

The putter grip plays a huge roll in the confidence you feel with a putter. Get one that feels right and sits in your hands comfortably while allowing you to return the putter back to the ball squarely and consistently.

3. Looks

One of the best women's putters should look the part as the aesthetics can play a role in inspiring or diminishing confidence on the greens.

Blades won’t offer as much alignment assistance, but are still popular because of how they feel and the levels of forgiveness are increasing every year.

Mallet putters have more real estate, and can therefore provide more help to set the face squarely. Mid-mallets are somewhere in the middle, offering a decent level of assistance without looking too cumbersome.

4. Value

Our final tip is to think about price because while there are some premium designs out there, there are also some models which offer excellent value. All putters will propel the ball towards the hole, but they do it in different ways. If performance is more important than looks or feel, there are lots of cut-price options out there that will do a good job and you can spend more money on other areas of your bag.

If you enjoyed this guide to the best women's putters, check out the Golf Monthly website for more buying advice.

5. Price 

Our final tip is to think about price because while there are some premium designs out there, there are also some models which offer excellent value, as the selections above show. Sometimes high handicappers should steer clear of the more expensive offerings currently on the market which may actually not be very forgiving and may not be suitable for your swing style.

If you're also in the market for some new women's golf equipment and apparel, why not check out our guides on the best women's golf sets (opens in new tab), the best golf balls for women (opens in new tab), the best women's golf balls or the best women's golf bags (opens in new tab)

FAQs

Is there a difference between male and female putters?

There is hardly any difference between male and female putters other than the length. While there is not much difference in the design of male and female putters, male putters tend to have slightly longer shafts. 

What are the three types of putters?

Putters are classed into different groups depending on their clubhead design. The three types are mallet putters, blade putters and high MOI putters. Each caters to golfers with different swing types or abilities, with mallet putters being the most forgiving and most commonly used putter.

Are expensive putters worth it?

Depending on your ability level, expensive putters aren't always worth their price. Realistically, expensive putters should only be used by more experienced golfers as they are typically less forgiving than cheaper models. That being said, expensive putters can be worth it, if the club caters to your swing and saves shots off your round. When dealing with more expensive clubs its always worth testing them out beforehand or going to a club fitting session.