WHAT IT DOES: As incongruous as it might seem that the luxury golf-equipment brand PXG has the least-expensive product on the Hot List, don’t think that this affordable putter is without game-enhancing features. The company’s four blades cater to four strokes, and the face has the same variable pattern of pyramids found on the more expensive PXG Battle Ready lineup. That pyramid texture gets less dense toward the heel and toe to equalize the energy transfer all across the face for more consistent distance control.
WHY WE LIKE IT: The refreshing price point will naturally appeal to a lot of newer golfers, many of whom are looking for an easier way to understand aim. That’s where this putter excels: The runway pattern of angled stripes really help golfers line up correctly.
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“When you set it down behind the ball, the graphics practically produce a laser beam toward your target.”
"It does set up square, so easy to point and shoot. A terrific roll on the ball and the weight helps you keep the club in alignment and putts roll out very nicely on longer as well as shorter putts. A mishit you get enough performance and the feedback to know."
"The alignment was a little loud, but the face made it so easy to gauge speed. Every putt had a consistent roll, reliable. Club was easy to square at the impact zone. It was easy to see and feel the sweet spot on the face, but mishits still rolled nicely."
4 models; Head Weight: 350-365 grams; Length: 33-38 inches
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