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The Best Putter of 2012?

Odyssey Metal-X PutterPerhaps the title of this piece is misleading, because there’s really no such thing as a best putter. But there can be a best putter for you. The question is, how do you find it?

First, you want to start with the base putter itself, and find a favorable combination of looks, technology and price. In other words, you want to love your putter, and you don’t need to go broke over it. Ideally, it will also offer a technology that is tailored to your circumstances. For example, if alignment is a persistent issue, then you may want to lean toward a putter with strong alignment features.

Next, you want to make sure that your putter is fit to your physique and stroke, just as the professionals do. You’ll find a number of putter fitting tips here on PutterZone.com, and for the full scoop on fitting, check out our putter fitting book Putter Perfection.

In terms of your base putter, there are no shortage of new options. And while we really can’t name the best putter of 2012, we can share some of our most anticipated putters of the year, as published in the latest GolfTec Momentum newsletter.

In it, PutterZone.com names five anticipated putter picks to help you navigate some of the hottest new offerings that are either newly released or coming soon: the Never Compromise Sub30 putter, Bettinardi Queen B putter, Yes Golf Sandy 12 putter, MxV1 putter and Odyssey Metal-X putter (pictured above).

Check out the GolfTec newsletter for the full scoop. The Hacker’s Paradise and GolfTec’s Nate Morris also share their five clubs to look for in 2012. Enjoy!

About Sean Weir

Sean Weir is the founder and editor of PutterZone.com, and the author of Putter Perfection, the definitive guide to putter fitting. Profile: Google+

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