Expert Review: Tour Edge HP Black #6 PutterPublished on 05/28/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I tested for one day in May of 2023.
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 May of 2023.
The Tour Edge HP Series Black #6 Putter is a high-quality putter for the price point. It has a soft face and tacky grip giving it a solid feel. I recommend this for a new golfer looking to upgrade their putter without spending a lot of money.
About the club I tested
- Model: 2020 Tour Edge HP Series #6 Putter
- Shape: Mallet
- Hosel Neck: Straight
- Balance Point: 12”
- Shaft Length: 35”
- Grip Type: Oversize
- Finish: Black Nickel
- Average Score: 79
- Handicap: 7
- Experience: 22 years of playing golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-Handed
- Stroke Type: Straight back and through
- Golf Ball Used: Callaway ERC Triple Track
- Height: 5’10’’
- When I tested the putter: May 2023
- Days tested: 1
- Where I’ve used it: Practice green
- Weather and Wind Conditions: Inside
- Green Speed: Slow to medium
- Grass Type: Turf, bent grass
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for a cheap mallet putter that could be recommended for a new, beginning golfer.
Why I tested this club
I have a few friends who play a couple of times a year, and I wanted to see if the Tour Edge HP Series Black #6 Putter was a good putter for their game. This putter fits the bill as it currently retails for less than $100 and is perfectly fit for a newer golfer. I wouldn’t buy it for myself but would recommend it for them if they want their putter that is new off the shelf.
What I love about it
- Length: The length is solid as it is a standard 35” putter, which allows my arms to hang freely and have a consistent swing path.
- Aesthetic Appeal: The aesthetics are one of the best, and why I was drawn to the Tour Edge HP Series Black #6 Putter. The black nickel clubhead looked incredibly sharp when I took the putter cover off.
- Grip Feel: The grip feel is tacky. It allows me to grip it however I like, and it is slightly oversized and fits nicely within the hands.
- Balance: The balance was mid-tiered, and the backswing and follow-through were easily controlled. This is largely due to the Tour Edge HP Series #6 club's higher MOI (Moment of Inertia) features.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Alignment: The alignment is bad, with the three triple lines going back on the putter. It’s hard to focus on what line is supposed to be the line to center the ball on. I usually line my ball up with a single line and struggle to center the ball with the club.
- Face Feel: The face feel is anything but soft. The ball thuds off the face, which, if someone is a newer golfer, isn’t making much of a difference, but those who are more experienced will find the lack of feel an issue and hard to control from longer ranges.
- Forgiveness: The forgiveness isn’t high for me as putts are hard to gauge when coming off the face. If putts weren’t struck perfectly, they had a hard time making it to the cup as the ball didn’t rotate over and over.
- Weight: The weight is lighter than I prefer as I tend to play with 365g putters. The Tour Edge HP Series Black #6 Putter comes in at 350g, which kept my putter stroke inconsistent as I had difficulty swinging the putter back and through on line.
Best Putt or Round with this Putter
The Tour Edge HP Series Black #6 Putter was difficult to find success. I made a few short putts, but almost none over 10-15 feet. The lack of feel is what makes this putter one that is difficult to gauge from far away.
Value for the money vs. other options
The Tour Edge HP Series Black #6 Putter is a good option for the price point and the right golfer. I believe most beginning golfers looking at new putters would be happy purchasing this, knowing they aren’t spending their whole budget on one club. This putter, however, doesn’t beat out the Cleveland Huntington Beach Series or the Odyssey DFX #1. I would consider spending the extra money on either as they have more feel and softness within their clubhead.
The Tour Edge HP Series Black #6 Putter is geared toward the new golfer. It doesn’t offer much feeling or forgiveness, but this putter is a good option for someone wanting a new putter that gets the job done and doesn’t break the bank.