Expert Review: Wilson Infinite Putter South SidePublished on 03/14/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I tested for one day in December of 2022.
All photos courtesy of David L. Brown
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I tested for one day in December of 2022.
I believe the Wilson Infinite South Side is a good putter for that average golfer looking to make an upgrade. The grip allows the putter to feel comfortable in the hands, whereas the weight and face make it easy to feel the ball connect with the head. This, in turn, creates more consistency and feel on both long and short putts.
About the club I tested
- Model: 2020 Wilson Infinite South Side
- Shape: Mid mallet
- Hosel Neck: Center shaft
- Balance Point: 12 inches
- Shaft Length: 35 inches
- Grip Type: Oversized
- Finish: Matte black
- Average Score: 79
- Handicap: 7
- Experience: 22 years of golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-handed
- Stroke Type: Straight back, straight through
- Golf Ball Used: Practice ProV1
- Height: 5’10’’
- When I tested the putter: December 2022
- Days tested: 1
- Where I’ve used it: Turf practice green
- Weather and Wind Conditions: indoor
- Green Speed: Slow
- Grass Type: Turf
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking to test a variety of mallet-style putters. I have always leaned more toward mallets because they tend to be heavier. I was looking for ones that had the best weight, feel, and forgiveness mostly within 10 feet or closer to the hole.
Why I chose to test this club
Overall, after testing this putter I thought it was a good option considering the price. I was only in the market to see how this club performed because I heard it was a budget-friendly putter. I would consider it average in regards to its feel, touch, and forgiveness.
What I love about it
- Length: The putter I tested was 35 inches, which is what I prefer, being 5’10’’. This allows my arms to hang straight down and swing back and through. I have a straight back and through swing path, so I like when my arms are able to freely move back and forth without having to bend them.
- Aesthetic Appeal: The silver shaft with the matte black putter head is really sharp and draws the eyes. The black, white, and red design is sharp and carries into the white and red grip. This putter looks more like a much higher-priced putter than what it actually retails for.
- Grip Feel: The grip is a tacky oversized model that feels soft and consistent within the hands and creates an easy grip pressure to try and hole more putts. It's a standard, oversized model which allows for any putting grip to be used and has a comfortable feel to it.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Face Feel: Each putt feels the same in the sense that they aren’t able to be felt in the hands when connecting with the face of the club. This makes me struggle with distance control and gauging the correct speed on longer putts.
- Forgiveness: Putts not struck on the center of the face do not roll pure and consistently and don’t stay on their line. This makes me miss longer putts.
- Weight: The weight is decent at 345g, but I prefer heavier putters in the 360+ range. They are easier to stay down and through on a straight back and through putting arc.
- Alignment: The triple lines down the back of the head make it difficult to feel confident that this putter is correctly aligned.
Best Putt or Round with this Putter
I made six 5-foot putts in a row on the practice green within the first three minutes of testing the putter. This stood out to me because I tend not to be that consistent, especially with a new putter. I credit its instant feel to the grip. Regardless of the weight and alignment, I feel the grip allowed me to step up to my first few putts and make them due to its tacky feel.
Value for the money vs. other options
For its price, I think this putter performs well. If I compare it to the DFX Seven putter and the Cobra 3D Agera putter, I feel that it is the third-best putter out of the group and would shift toward the DFX or the 3D Agera, instead.
The South Side is a budget-friendly putter that is geared for an average weekend golfer looking to make an upgrade. However, I wouldn’t recommend it for the low-handicap golfer looking to take their game to the next level.