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What is the difference between a mallet putter and a blade putter?

A mallet putter is shaped like a semi-circle and tends to weigh a bit more than a blade. Because of the size and shape, there is more mass from the face backwards and it will resist torque creating a higher MOI (moment of inertia).

A blade looks just like an iron blade. If you can imagine a 2 iron blade, the shape is similar to that being thin and straight back from heel to toe. Blades will almost always be heel shafted creating more of an opening/closing face effect through the stroke, whereas mallets can be shafted in a variety of places.

Picking one depends on how it looks and feels to you, but also on your style of stroke. For instance, if you have a pure arc stroke, the opening and closing of a heel shafted blade would work well. If your stroke is more of a straight path, then a center shafted mallet head might be best.

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