2009 Putters Buyer's Guide

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Sizemore XM
Key Feature: Interchangeable optical alignment aids (parallel or perpendicular) so the golfer can choose the one that best fits his or her eye.
What We Like: The use of aluminum and copper is unique, but the ability to tinker with the look of the putter was a lot of fun. Also, the IND-X cross-milled face felt great at impact.
Who It’s For: Golfers who want to customize not only the feel, but the look of their putter as well.
Specs: Comes in either a heel-shafted or center-shafted mallet.
sizemoregolf.com | $349
Slotline SL-500 Series
Key Feature: Slotline is back, this time with a bunch of new flatsticks that appeal to fans of the black and gold putterline. Headlining the new models is a redux of the Inertial model that’s forged and milled of aluminum and equipped with tungsten weights.
What We Like: The new and improved Inertial. It has never been better.
Who It’s For: Golfers looking for some sweet technology in both new and classic putter designs.
Specs: Comes in three series, with several models to choose from.
slotlinegolf.com | $159
Taylormade Itsy Bitsy Spider
Key Feature: A 20% smaller version of the Monza Spider, this putter has the same movable weight tech, steel-wire frame with aluminum body construction and AGSI and Titallium face technology as its bigger, bulkier sibling.
What We Like: The midsized shape is easy on the eyes, and the putter is so well-balanced it practically swings itself.
Who It’s For: Tour pros definitely like it, but it’s designed to accommodate any type of player, thanks mostly to the movable weights.
Specs: Heel-shafted mallet.
taylormadegolf.com | $199


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