If you are interested in putting – ≈45% of the game — then you may have noticed that the tour players are trending toward using mallet style putters. The reason for this is that the mallet style putter is more forgiving than a blade style putter. This means that slight miss-hits will not be as detrimentally affected and thus accuracy and the distance control will be better when using a mallet than a blade style putter.
The weight in the head of mallet style putters is distributed farther away from the center of gravity of the head than in blade putters thus increasing the Moment of Inertia (MOI) of the head – i.e. the resistance to angular acceleration (twisting during impact).
However the MOI is self-limiting as continually increasing the MOI will start making the putter unwieldly without proportionally increasing the forgiveness of the slight errors we often make.
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