Expert Review: Wilson Buckingham Infinite Putter

Published on 03/14/2023 · 5 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the putter which I purchased with my own money in May of 2022.
Ryan C., Golf Expert
By Golf Expert Ryan C.

All photos courtesy of Ryan C.

About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the putter which I purchased with my own money in May of 2022.

My take

The Wilson Infinite Buckingham is great for those with a more straight-back/straight-through type swing motion. Its face-balanced head resists twisting on off center hits, and the milled face creates consistent and true rolls.

About the club I own

  • Model: 2022 Wilson Infinite Buckingham
  • Shape: Large Mallet
  • Hosel Neck: Slank Neck
  • Balance Point: Face Balanced
  • Shaft Length: 34 inch
  • Grip Type: Wilson Staff Counterbalance
  • Finish: Ultra Dark Black PVD

About me

  • Average Score: 77
  • Handicap: 3.9
  • Experience: 25 years of golf
  • Right/Left-Handed: Right hand
  • Stroke Type: Straight Back/Straight Through
  • Golf Ball Used: Srixon Z-Star/Pro-V1x
  • Height: 5’11”

Test conditions

  • When I bought the putter: May 2022
  • Days tested: 14 days
  • Where I’ve used it: Practice green, on course, and at home practice green
  • Weather and Wind Conditions: Sunny and Rainy w/wind
  • Green Speed: Between 10 and 12
  • Grass Type: Bent Grass

How it performs

Alignment
5/5
Balance
5/5
Face Feel
5/5
Forgiveness
5/5
Grip
5/5

What I was looking for

Originally, I was having issues pushing a lot of my putts to the right with my current single bend putter and having issues with my speed control. I was looking for something that would minimize my miss and help control my distance.

Why I chose this club

I chose this putter because of the phenomenal feel and balance. I was looking at another putter (also a slant neck mallet), but the craftsmanship of this putter at the current price point and how well it rolls the ball led me to choose it.

What I love about it

  • Face Feel: The feel of the putter is exceptional. Many people talk about the feel of a Scotty Cameron but this putter rivals that feel. The face feels firm, but not clicky, and the ball comes off the face with a nice end-over-end roll.
  • Forgiveness: The forgiveness of this putter is shown when I miss the center of the face. The perimeter and back weighting of the design helps to keep twisting to a minimum which keeps the ball on line longer. Bad strokes will still produce bad putts, but what this putter does well is give me a chance to make the putt even with slightly missing the center of the face.
  • Weight: This is one of the top characteristics of this putter that I love. The weight feels great and makes it easier to take the putter away in a consistent manner. The weight also allows me to feel like the putter ‘swings’ itself, so I don’t feel like I’m having to hit at the ball, but rather let the weight of the putter swing through the ball and send it down the line. This produces a consistent roll on the ball and is what gives me the confidence to make a good putt every time.
  • Alignment: This putter sits pretty flat on the ground, so aligning the center of the putter face to the ball is very easy. As for the alignment aids, everyone has a certain preference of what they like to look at on their putter. There are three lines straight back from the face, two that sit on the outsides of the ball, and one that runs through the center. The last aid is one that runs perpendicularly on the back of the face of the putter from one outside line to the other.
  • Length: This putter is 34 inches. I’m 5’11”, and this length is perfect for me. I have tried 33, 34, and 35-inch putters and always come back to 34.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: The black PVD finish helps to reduce glare in the sunlight. The thing I like about the black finish is that it contrasts the ball nicely and aids in the alignment process.
  • Grip Feel: The grip has a nice subtle tacky feeling that helps with not gripping the putter too tightly. It’s also counterbalanced to help get the feeling more into my hands, but because of the weight of the putter head, it balances nicely with the grip making the putter feel like an extension of my arm.
  • Customization: The main customization that is available is length. The putter comes in 34 or 35 inches.

Issues I’ve encountered

  • Alignment Aid: There aren’t really any negatives to the putter for me. The only issue I could see would be those who aren’t keen on the triple line alignment aid on the top of the putter.

Best Putt or Round with this Putter

The last two rounds I’ve used this putter have been great. My lag putts have all been less than three feet, and anything that’s inside of 10 feet, I have had so much confidence in making the putt. The last round I played with it, I sank a 12-foot downhill left to right putt for birdie. I’m able to pick my line and not worry about my speed and just roll the ball. The confidence is addictive.

Value for the money vs. other options

The value of this putter is unbelievable. I’ve played putters across the spectrum of price, from $100 to $400 putters, and to find a fully milled putter with the feel and finish like the Wilson Infinite Buckingham at its price point makes it probably the best putter deal out there right now. I tested out the slant neck Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5, and it wasn’t even close in terms of value. At nearly 1/3 the cost, the Buckingham, at a minimum, is equal to the Scotty.

Final verdict

The Wilson Infinite Buckingham is probably one of the best bang-for-your-buck mallet putters you can buy. The black PVD finish creates a nice contrast to the ball to aid in alignment, and the counterbalanced grip and weight of the putter head inspire confidence behind the ball to help create a straight end-over-end roll. If your swing type is more straight-back/straight-through, I would highly recommend this putter; I think you’ll be extremely surprised at just how well this putter rolls the ball.

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