Roll the dice:
None of these
is a household
name . . . yet.
COURTESY OF THE COMPANIES
A PUTTER THAT INSPIRES confidence can come from anywhere—even a brand you’ve never encountered. Consider these six models from lesser-known manufacturers. ( 1) The
MxV1 ($200) might look a bit like a hovercraft, but its four-inch-
wide face is designed to improve initial roll. ( 2) Barber Pole offers
four styles of its brass-head putters named after Irish links courses.
Shown here: Ballybunion ($370). ( 3) Brex Golf’s new putter ($300)
features an interchangeable hosel and an alignment aid that offers
direct feedback at setup if your eyes aren’t directly over the ball.
( 4) The matte-green finish on the Mantis ($160), with a minimalist
alignment aid, is designed to eliminate distractions. ( 5) The putt-
erhead on this Innovations Golf mallet ($130-$180) features two
alignment aids to help golfers line up correctly at address. (6) The
Pearl putter ($250 and up) comes with its shaft bent at an unusual
90-degree angle, and is offered in multiple lengths and colors. It’s
adjustable to a 20-degree range of lie angles. —Stephen Hennessey
LITTLE BRANDS, BIG DREAMS