Best Fang Style Putters – 2020 Edition

Odyssey Stroke Lab 7 Standard Putter

Every year Odyssey put out a new version of their White Hot #7 Putter (one of the earliest fang style putters). 

This year, it’s the Oydyssey Stroke Lab 7. As you can see, the overall design is very similar in style to the White Hot #7. The main difference is that it just looks so much better. They have refined the look, the putter weight is slightly heavier than the original white hot #7, and black/silver combo is awesome.

  • Tip-heavy graphite and steel shaft saves 40 grams* that’s relocated into each end of the putter to change performance dynamics
  • Stroke Lab shaft is slightly stiffer with lower torque to better control the slightly heavier head
  • Additional weight in the sole and butt-end of the grip helps golfers consistently repeat a smoother and more accurate stroke
  • White Hot Microhinge Face Insert that promotes topspin for smooth roll and acute distance control
  • Full shaft offset
  • Face balanced

Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 Putter

“A long-time performer on Tour, the 5 design has evolved into this faster-looking, racier model. I wanted to give players exactly what they’ve been asking for—a slightly smaller head with simple sight dot alignment, a wide topline and tapered wings. It sets up really nicely, especially with the new solid aluminum face.” – Scotty Cameron

It’s worth pointing out that Justin Thomas uses a variation of the Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 Putter. The fangs or wings as Scotty Cameron calls them aren’t quite as long as the fangs of the other putters in this round up.

Nevertheless, the Phantom X 5 is beautiful. Everthing looks very square, it’s very well weighted, the feel is excellent and the triple dot alignment aid is virtually identical to the Odyssey Stroke Lab 7.

Ping Sigma 2 Tyne Putter

The Ping Sigma 2 Boasts a PGA Tour-winning design, back by popular demand for its stability and ease of alignment. New micro-lines visible from address provide added texture and a contrast that amplifies the ball-framing and parallel alignment. The 365-gram head stays extremely stable on short putts and delivers ample feel for longer attempts. The Tyne can be custom built as face-balanced or mid-hang to be optimized for straight or slight-arc stroke types.

  • Putter Type:  Mallet
  • Length Range w/Adjustable Shaft: 32″ – 36″
  • Head Weight:  365g
  • Stroke Type:  Slight Arc
  • Lie Angle:  20° ±2

TaylorMade Ardmore 2 Putter

Believe it or not, this is the putter that Justin Rose used during his rise to world number 1. While he has since lost that position in the world golf rankings, part of the slip can be attributed to changing equipment (Brooks Koepka is the other key variable of course).

It’s also worth mentioning that Tiger Woods actually had the Ardmore 2 in his bag for a short period of time. Even though Tiger’s relationship with a mallet putter was short lived, the fact that he chose the Ardmore 2 is a testament to the quality of this particular fang style mallet.

  • Pure Roll insert provides optimal forward roll and a firm feel for every player, regardless of stroke ability
  • Adjustable sole weights for head weight personalization.
  • High-contrast, Red-White finish to help golfers envision a proper path and improve their alignment.

Axis1 Rose Black Putter

After shifting from Taylormade, Justin Rose went to Honma for is driver and irons. However, the more interesting move was actually to Axis1 for the fang style putter that he is clearly a fan of.

As you can see, the Black Axis1 Rose putter is relatively similar to the Ardmore 2 that he used to play with. Personally, I think the offset may take some time to get used to, and Rose’s putting stats haven’t been quite as impressive since making the switch.

  • 355 gram head
  • CNC milled head
  • Individually balanced
  • Lamkim Deep-Etched traditional-sized, paddle shape grip for maximum feel and shot feedback

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