Best Arm Lock Putters - Buyers Guide

Best Arm Lock Putters – Buyer’s Guide – 2021 Edition

Full List of Arm Lock Putters

The truth is, if you’re looking at Arm Lock putters, you probably have a small (or large) case of the yips. When you step up to a short putt, fear courses through your body, even during casual rounds with your best mates. Where most people view a 3 footer as a tap in, you feel a deep sense of anxiety every time you’re left with anything longer than shoe length.

It’s okay. Losing your confidence on the greens has happened to some of the best players that have ever lived. The great Ben Hogan became so bad in his later years, he started arguing for putting to be removed from the sport. Ernie Els is another prime example of a golfing genius turned into an average performer primarily because he lost the ability to sink short putts consistently. 

Thankfully, Arm Lock Putters can be a Godsend for golfers that need a reliable putting stroke that can withstand the internal pressure that dominates their mind every time they step up to a short putt. They’re also good for long putts, but it’s the stability and face control they provide on shorter putts that really separates them from normal putters. 

Now let’s take a detailed look at all the Best Arm Lock Putters currently available. 

Odyssey V-Line Arm Lock Putter

White Hot Microhinge: Legendary White Hot feel returns, now packed with Microhinge technology. The Callaway White Hot insert is highly engineered for improved sound and feel. Microhinge roll technology promotes immediate forward roll to improve speed and control.

Adjustable Weighting: The sole of the Odyssey V-line Arm Lock putter features adjustable weight screws to enhance stability for a more consistent stroke. It includes two 15 gram weight screws.

Elongated Shaft:  The Arm Lock models are available in 40” and 42”. 

Product Name
Odyssey V-Line Arm Lock Putter
Head Type
Mallet
Availability
Right Hand Only
Loft
Length Options
40", 42"
Lie Angle
72°
Toe Hang
Face Balanced - 0°
Offset
1.5 Shaft
Head Weight
400 Grams

The Odyssey V-Line Arm Lock putter is currently gamed by Webb Simpson. It has completely revolutionized his putting game after the broomstick putter ban in 2016. It’s also a great option for people that like mallet putters with simple alignment features.  

Odyssey Double Wide Arm Lock Putter

The Odyssey Double Wide Arm Lock Putter has an elongated shaft and 7 degrees of loft allow the shaft to rest against the inside of the golfer’s left arm without anchoring to the golfer’s body. If you want more confidence from a long putter, you need to roll an Arm Lock.

White Hot Microhinge: Legendary White Hot feel returns, now packed with Microhinge technology. Callaway’s new White Hot insert is highly engineered for improved sound and feel. Microhinge roll technology promotes immediate forward roll to improve speed and control.

Adjustable Weighting: The sole of Odysey Arm Lock Double Wide putter features adjustable weight screws to enhance stability for a more consistent stroke. The Arm Lock model includes two 15 gram weight screws.

Product Name
Odyssey Double Wide Arm Lock Putter
Head Type
Double Wide
Availability
Right Hand Only
Loft
Length Options
40", 42"
Lie Angle
72°
Toe Hang
Offset
1.5 Shaft
Head Weight
400 Grams

Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Big Seven Arm Lock Putter

Stroke Lab Weighting To Improve Your Stroke:  The innovative multi-material shaft saves 40 grams of weight, which is redistributed to the head and grip end of the putter. This completely re-balances the putter for improved tempo and consistency in the stroke, and this major-winning technology continues to dominate on Tours around the world.

Microhinge Star Insert For Outstanding Feel, Sound and Roll: Provides a firmer feel and enhanced sound at impact while maintaining the same roll benefits of their Tour-proven White Hot Microhinge Insert. It’s already the choice of some of the best player’s in the world.

Rich Black Finish: The combination of an elegant black PVD and coating give these high performance Stroke Lab Putters a clean, rich and premium look.

Head Type
Mallet
Availability
Right Hand + Left Hand
Loft
Length Options
40", 42"
Lie Angle
72°
Toe Hang
Face Balanced - 0°
Offset
Full Shaft
Head Weight
410 Grams

Odyssey Ten 2-Ball Arm Lock Putter

The Odyssey 2 Ball Ten Armlock putter introduces one of the most popular Odyssey designs into Armlock format.  The 2-Ball mallet is built with powerful visual alignment features and an extremely high MOI shape that maximizes forgiveness on off-center hits. If confidence is what you’re looking for in a long putter, the Ten 2-Ball Arm Lock could be an ideal choice.

Head Type
Mallet
Availability
Right Hand + Left Hand
Loft
Length Options
40", 42"
Lie Angle
72°
Toe Hang
Face Balanced
Head Weight
385 Grams

Bettinardi Studio Stock 28 Slotback Armlock Putter

The first-ever Studio Stock 28 Slotback was designed to offer an impressive crossover between blade and mini-mallet.

Robert Bettinardi worked with 9-time PGA Tour winner, and long-time brand advocate Matt Kuchar since 2011 to perfect the Armlock putting technique. The 2019 SS28 Slotback Armlock version is a refined model from his popular SS28 Armlock model with a milling a slot in the rear flange in order to frame the ball perfectly and allow for maximum forgiveness at impact.

The Studio Stock 28 Slotback Armlock was engineered with a single bend shaft and square profile with greater perimeter weighting and higher MOI characteristics. With feedback from major champions, Robert Bettinardi milled his F.I.T. Face 20% deeper for an even softer feel at impact. A stunning hand-polished platinum finish gives the SS28 SB a durable and clean appearance, sure to inspire confidence on the greens!

Head Type
Double Wide
Availability
Right Hand Only
Loft
Length Options
40", 41", 42"
Lie Angle
71°
Toe Hang
Face Balanced - 0°
Head Weight
400 Grams

Cobra King 3D Grandsport AL Putter

The Cobra KING Grandsport Armlock putter is designed in a 41” setup with a special armlock-specific grip to promote the most consistent stroke for players that prefer to rest the grip and shaft against their lead forearm. A multi-material construction with SIK Face Technology creates the highest MOI possible for improved stability and roll accuracy.

Take Note – You might be intrigued by the loft settings listed in the specs below. In essence, each horizontal section of the putter face has a different loft.  Cobra has literally implemented SIK’s variable loft technology into their latest range of putters, in order to ensure a consistent launch and trajectory with every different type of stroke. 

Head Type
Double Wide (Mid Mallet)
Availability
Right Hand + Left Hand
Loft
7°, 6°, 5°, 4°
Length Options
41.00"
Lie Angle
72°
Head Weight
390 Grams

Ping Heppler Piper Arm Lock Putter

A mid-mallet is the predominant putter style among armlock players for its desirable head shape, and this Piper relies on the same low-CG, high-MOI, heel-toe weighted Piper C head. The difference is a non-adjustable double-bend shaft that attaches heel-side as opposed to the center, a 21-inch grip, and 6° standard loft.

Head Type
Mallet
Availability
Right Hand Only
Loft
Length Options
39", 40.5"
Lie Angle
70°
Toe Hang
Face Balanced, Slight Toe Hang
Head Weight
360 Grams

Ping 2021 Harwood Armlock Putter

Armlock players are set-up for success with the Ping Harwood Armlock Putter, which generates high forgiveness from its lighter aluminum body paired with dense tungsten weighting at each corner to create extreme MOI. A 21-inch grip allows for multiple hand-placement options.

Head Type
Mallet
Availability
Right Hand + Left Hand
Loft
Length Options
41.5"
Lie Angle
70°
Stroke Type
Slight Arc, Straight
Head Weight
385 Grams

SIK Pro C-Series Arm Lock Putter

The Pro C-Series Armlock is the putter that Bryson DeChambeau used to win 5 times on the PGA Tour and once on the European Tour from 2017-2019. The head weighs 370 grams with the Armlock-Plumber’s Neck.

Descending Loft Technology™ is our patented putter face technology. We have four flat surfaces that are milled into our putter face. Each plane descends in loft by 1° from the top of the face to the bottom of the face. When your shaft is pressed at impact the ball contact will be higher on the face, same is true in reverse. DLT delivers consistent launch angles from putt to putt which lead to more consistent and predictable rolls. 

Product Name
SIK Pro C-Series Arm Lock Putter
Head Type
Blade
Availability
Right Hand + Left Hand
Loft
4° - 9°
Length Options
38" - 44.5"
Lie Angle
75° - 80°
Head Weight
370 Grams

SIK DW C-Series Arm Lock Putter

The SIK DW is basically the Pro aesthetic (classic anser style) from address with double the width. This allows for the advantages of a mallet (MOI) with the look of a blade.The head weighs 390 grams with a Armlock-Plumber’s neck.

Product Name
SIK DW C-Series Arm Lock Putter
Head Type
Double Wide
Availability
Right Hand + Left Hand
Loft
4° - 9°
Length Options
38" - 44.5"
Lie Angle
75° - 80°
Head Weight
390 Grams

SIK Flo C-Series Arm Lock Putter

The SIK Flo, while aesthetically unorthodox, is a definite performer with its high MOI. The Flo is weighs at just over 415g with the Armlock-Plumber’s Neck.

Product Name
SIK Flo C-Series Arm Lock Putter
Head Type
Mallet
Availability
Right Hand + Left Hand
Loft
4° - 9°
Length Options
38" - 44.5"
Lie Angle
75° - 80°
Head Weight
415 Grams

Final Thoughts

We have outlined all the best arm lock putters currently available. 

Now it’s up to you to decide if you are willing to commit to the arm lock putting style. If you are, you might want to check out this tutorial on how to use an armlock putter

As a final note, if you aren’t quite sure if arm lock putting is for you, ask yourself the following question. 

Do you feel confident over 3 foot putts?

If the answer to that is no, Arm Lock putting could be the antidote you need. Committing to this particular putting technique can save professional golf careers (Webb Simpson is a prime example). There are also plenty of amateur golfers that have made the switch, while quietly acknowledge that it almost feels like cheating. That’s how big a difference arm lock putters can make in amateur players with unstable putting strokes.  

With that being said, there is no guarantee that Arm Lock putting will be the perfect cure for you. The only way to truly find out is to give it a shot. If you’re ready to do it, good luck, and may the golfing gods be with you. 

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