The truth is that Aaron Baddeley experiments a lot with his putters. As a result, we’ve decided to include several putters that have held a place in his bag over the last couple of years.
Aaron Baddeley List of Putters
Putter 1 - Customized Scotty Cameron Newport
You only need to take one look at this putter to realize that it is no longer in production.
This classic Scotty Cameron Newport can be classifed as ‘old faithful’. It’s the putter that Baddeley returns to the most, almost acting like a home base for his experiments with other putters.
In essence, it’s an Anser style plumber’s neck blade.
Putter 2 - Custom Made Odyssey Toulon Design San Diego
The original Toulon Design San Diego is also an Anser style design with a plumber’s neck hosel.
However, in the case of Aaron Baddeley, he actually games a single bend version, which means it is closer to ‘face balanced’ than the stock standard version.
Interestingly, Baddeley doesn’t seem to mind shifting from toe-hang putters to face-balanced putters and vice-versa.
Putter 3 - Odyssey White Hot OG #7 Putter
The White Hot OG #7 is a double bend face-balanced mallet, best suited for strokes with minimal arc and face rotation.
It’s the same putter that Luke Donald has used for over a decade, bar a few cosmetic updates to the bottom of the putter.
It is the only mallet-style putter that Baddeley seems to be comfortable with.
You could call this the most ‘amateur friendly’ putter in his bag, due to the higher MOI and increased forgiveness that it offers.
Putter 4 - Odyssey White Hot OG #1 Putter
The White Hot OG #1 is Oddysey’s take on a traditional blade design with a crank hosel.
It features signficant toe hang, and it’s best suited for players with an arc stroke.
Baddeley used this putter during the 2022 season in certain tournaments.
Aaron Baddeley Putting Stats
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If you analyze Baddeley’s putting stats, you should notice that he peaked between 2012 and 2016. During this golden period, Baddeley finished in the top 10 in strokes gained putting, 5 years in a row on the PGA Tour.
In 2013 he was 5th in strokes gained putting, in 2014 he was second, while in 2015 he was ranked No 1 in terms of strokes gained putting on the PGA Tour.
The table also clearly shows that Baddeley averages about 28.3 putts per round, which is infinitely better than a typical amateur and very impressive by PGA tour standards.
Ultimately, putting has always been the biggest strength of Aaron Baddeley’s game. His ability with the flatstick also compensates for his below average ballstriking.
The last thing to note is that Baddeley didn’t play very many rounds on the PGA tour in 2022, which is why he was ‘unranked’ during this particular season. However, LIV golf has effectively allowed Baddeley the opportunity to re-establish himself on the PGA tour in 2023. If we plays well and putts well in 2023, he could secure his card for a few extra years. Only time will tell if this turns out to be the case.
Aaron Baddely Putting Style
Baddeley uses a traditional ‘reverse overlap’ putting grip. This is basically the same as a normal overlapping golf grip, except the role of the index finger on your left hand and the pinky finger on your right hand are reversed.
Despite all the other putting styles that exist, the reverse overlap grip is still the most common way to hold a putter on the PGA Tour.
In addition, one of the practice drills that Baddely uses consistently is to hit mid-length putts with his left hand only.
This helps to ensure that his left wrist doesn’t break down during the putting stroke, but it also forces you to release the putter head through the impact zone.
Ultimately, hitting left-hand only putts is a simple and effective way to improve your putting, and it’s something that you should at least consider trying.