Ready for a close-up: These modern putterfaces can take your game to the next level


Learn all about the newest and best putterfaces in the game below.

Jeffrey Westbrook

It’s time to stop sleeping on putterface technology. Driver faces usually receive all of the fanfare, but putter manufacturers have been hard at work behind the scenes in recent years, cooking up face-milling patterns and smart inserts geared to help you save strokes on the greens.

Whether you prefer the feel of solid construction or need all the help you can get from a multi-material insert, there truly is a face design for every golfer. Take a look at some of the available options that could be right for your game.

1. Cleveland Speed Optimized Face Technology

Cleveland Speed Optimized Face Technology.

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The forged aluminum insert features a variable milling pattern. Speed and distance control is normalized as a result of grooves that are packed tighter in the center of the face and spread out toward the heel and toe.

2. Evnroll Sweet Face Technology

Evnroll Sweet Face Technology.

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Patented face-milling pattern transfers additional energy to the ball on off-center hits and creates a gearing effect that steers the ball back to the target.

3. Odyssey White Hot Insert

Odyssey White Hot Insert.

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The inimitable two-part urethane insert hasn’t changed in 20 years. Derived from the cover material found on the Rule 35 golf ball, White Hot offers a unique combination of firm face performance with the feel of a softer model.

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Odyssey White Hot OG #1 Putter

This is one of the most iconic and most played putters of all time. The original formulation has been engineered into White Hot OG. Roll a few putts with the Odyssey White Hot OG #1 Putter and the performance will speak for itself. Check out 150+ reviews from our gear experts in the ClubTest 2021 collection.
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4. Odyssey Microhinge Star Insert

Odyssey Microhinge Star Insert.

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Featured on Odyssey’s eye-catching Triple Track line, the Star version provides the same White Hot Microhinge roll benefits with an overall firmer feel and sound at impact. Removing the grooves from the current design increases the surface area where the insert contacts the ball for a consistent end-over-end roll.

5. Ping Dual Durometer Insert

Ping Dual Durometer Insert.

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The 2021 putter line from Ping incorporates a low-density Pebax Elastomer in the face to save weight and increase forgiveness. Uniform shallow grooves across the face work in tandem with the Pebax to produce a soft feel with repeatable ball speeds on putts of all lengths.

6. PXG Pyramid Face Pattern

PXG Pyramid Face Pattern.

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The variable-sized design grips the cover of the ball to generate consistent launch and roll characteristics. The pyramid design varies in size across the entire face, with the highest pattern density in the center to minimize distance loss on mishits.

7. Scotty Cameron 303 Stainless Steel Milling

Scotty Cameron 303 Stainless Steel Milling.

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Scotty Cameron describes the face milling on his solid construction Special Select line as “precise and good-looking.” Of course, there’s a purpose behind the pattern, which is designed to enhance sound and feel with the shift to softer golf balls in the industry.

8. TaylorMade Pure Roll Insert

TaylorMade Pure Roll Insert.

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The popular Pure Roll insert has undergone some slight modifications since it was first introduced. The current design features a thicker 5mm white surlyn insert that enhances sound and feel, while the 12-groove configuration promotes exceptional forward spin and distance.

TaylorMade Spider S putter

OUR TAKE:  The unique construction of TaylorMade’s Spider S putters not only help boost stability in the heads, but our testers found the design to improve alignment, too. “The open section in the back of the flange helps frame the ball at address as well as any putter I tested today,” one tester said. Being that our testers each hit dozens of putters each during our ClubTest, those are big words, but TaylorMade does call the new Spider S its most forgiving putter.     THE DETAILS: The open section in the flange of the heads, and the white colored True Path alignment aid on the crown, both measure the width of a golf ball. As our testers found out, the new design helps to ensure the ball is lined up directly on the sweet spot at address. Overall, the putter heads are built for forgiveness with extreme back weighting, and they have fluted shafts near the heads for better feel as the putter swings.  
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Jonathan Wall

Jonathan Wall is GOLF Magazine and’s Managing Editor for Equipment. Prior to joining the staff at the end of 2018, he spent 6 years covering equipment for the PGA Tour.