The largest unbiased, DATACRATIC Putter Test conducted by anyone in the golf media industry in now even better.

How They Test

Testers are asked to play a series of holes with each putter. 18 holes total are played from three distances;  5, 10, and 20 feet (each) by each tester with each mallet in the test. The total number of putts required to finish each hole is recorded. At the completion of the test, a Strokes Gained value is calculated for each putter.

Here are the complete parameters of this year's test:

  • Number of Testers: 20
  • Handicap Range: +3-20
  • Test Location: MyGolfSpy Testing Facility
  • Balls Used: Bridgestone B330-RX
  • Distances Assessed: Five, Ten, and Twenty Feet
  • Holes Completed at Each Distance: 6 (per tester/per putter)
  • Total Putts in Test: 9000

The Results

This year MLA entered the TOP 10 with the MLA Target Series Defender at place n°7.


The Data

The chart below contains data from this year's test. You can hover over any column title to bring up the sort feature, allowing you to sort by whatever columns you feel are most relevant to you.

The overall rankings are based on the Strokes Gained value, which is found in the last column.

Mobile Users: For best results, rotate your phone and view the chart in landscape mode.




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As the “Consumer Reports of Golf” their mission is to educate and empower golfers. Their goal is to help you get the most out of your time, money and performance.

1 Response


September 02, 2016

Looks MLA might be a new key player in the golf business. Had the chance to play your Tour Xdream, awesome!

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