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What is a Face Balanced Putter?

You’ve decided it’s time to buy a putter, but as you shop you’ve realized how many different kinds there are! You may have seen the words, “Face Balanced Putter” and “Toe Hang Putter.” It’s extremely important to know the difference between these two types of putters so you can purchase the one that’s best for you.

What’s the Difference?

Face Balanced Putter

mallet putter

A face balanced putter has a slightly different center of gravity than a toe hang putter. This makes it rotate less during strokes. If you’re a golfer who likes to make straight back and forward strokes, this is the putter for you.


Toe Hang Putter

toe hang putter

A toe hang putter, on the other hand, is made to provide more of a rotation. This is because it’s balanced on the toe, not the face. For golfers who have an arc-like stroke, even if it’s just slight, would do much better with a toe hang putter than a face balanced one. 

See the Difference For Yourself

Most mallet putters are face balanced, and most blade putters are toe balanced, but not all. So how do you know if a putter is face balanced or not? If you hold your club in your hand loosely, horizontal to the ground, and the putter dips down slightly, it’s a toe hang putter. If it points up, it’s face balanced. Choose the one that you like best. Sometimes, all you have to do is to experience how a putter feels in your hand to know it’s the one for you.

face balanced vs toe balanced putters

Start Your Putting

You’ll never get better at golf if you don’t practice. Take out the putter of your choice to the nearest golf course and experience golf at a higher level! You’ll be amazed at how much you can improve with the correct putter in your hands.