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The Argolf Avalon is a mid-sized mallet putter with a clean look that is sure to appeal to anyone seeking consistency and quality craftsmanship.
Hopefully you are a frequent reader of PIG and excited for your third lesson in the Arthurian legend. If this is your first time reading about an Argolf putter – bonjour (they’re made in France). All should feel free to look back at the Lancelot and Pendragon reviews as a refresher. Today we learn about Avalon, the island of apples, with two significant events to note. Avalon is believed to be where Excalibur itself was forged as well as the final resting place of King Arthur himself. Now let’s get into Avalon, the mid-mallet putter.
With a simple half moon shape and clean lines, the Argolf Avalon beautifully captures the look of a traditional mallet putter at address. All 304L stainless steel, the putter doesn’t have any distracting alternate materials or graphics like many of the big brand offerings. The two sight lines are well spaced, complementing the overall design.
I like the subtle planes that were created on the sole. The matte finish and c-cut face milling is very visually appealing.
Sound & Feel
This may sound absurd, but the face feels firm but somewhat soft at the same time. It’s a delicate balance that the Argolf designers were able to achieve with the Avalon. I attribute this to the combination of face milling and material selection. Impact sound is a mid-volume, staccato tock. Using a pendulum stroke, this face balanced putter flows effortlessly, regardless of the length of the stroke.
Consistent was the one word that came to mind at the end of several testing sessions with the Argolf Avalon. When consecutively hitting two balls at the same target they always came to rest beside each other. With the inconsistencies of my stroke, that’s an impressive and desirable outcome. Even when purposefully hitting off the toe or heel, the results were nearly the same. I was equally impressed at how quickly the ball got rolling off the face.
With the Lancelot being the lightest and the Pendragon being the heaviest, the Avalon head at 350 grams is the perfect middle ground in my book. There’s something about the relative dimensions of the Avalon design that really fits with my analytical mind. The $399 price tag is right in line with other premium putters. The Avalon is another great example of Argolf’s commitment to precision manufacturing and high level performance.