For ClubTest 2021, we tested and reviewed 21 new putters to help you find the right one for your game. (For more on our testing process, click here.) Below are the results for the Axis1 Tour-HM putter. You can find the full list of putters and test results here.
Our take: For Axis1, the goal wasn’t to reinvent the wheel with the Tour-HM but offer a mallet shape to the lineup based on Tour feedback. The putter starts with the same Rose chassis that utilizes a heel counterweight to position the center of gravity directly on the center of the face — and aligned with the axis of the shaft — to keep the face square at impact, improving directional consistency. Tester were impressed with the putter’s stability and how it kept the ball on line, particularly on longer putts from 25 feet. “I have a tendency to rotate the face too much, but this head seems to keep my stroke steady and the ball is scaring the hole more often. The hosel looks a bit unconventional at first glance, but it looks extremely traditional when I address the ball. You can tell a lot of effort went into the design.”
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Axis1 Tour-HM Putter
The details: A more robust carbon-fiber back piece gives the Tour-HM a traditional mallet silhouette at address. The recessed design on the back assists in framing the ball and is paired with a single white line for those who prefer an alignment aid. The alignment system differs from the Rose, which offers a small notch on the topline and two white lines positioned on the interior of the wings. Each 355-gram, individually-balanced head is CNC milled from 303 stainless steel with a ceramic bead blasted finish.