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The PXG Mustang putter has an unusual look but solid performance. Great feel.
One of the frequent laments about putters is that there are so few original designs. For those that crave something different, PXG brings you the Mustang – an angular blade that looks like little else on the market.
I’ve spent a lot of time looking at the PXG Mustang, and I still can’t decide if I like it or not. What I can say unequivocally is that it’s interesting. What stands out most are the low toe and heel sections. Most putters, especially blades, build those areas up to improve forgiveness. PXG accomplishes the same thing with low surfaces full of weight screws.
Your eye is also drawn to the “T” alignment system that pairs a conventional flange line with a line on the top rail. For players that have difficulty aiming a standard line, this additional aid may prove helpful.
The PXG Mustang is available in two different finishes: chrome and black.
Sound & Feel
My favorite thing about both PXG putters I have reviewed previously – the Bat Attack and the Brandon – was the feel. That’s true of the Mustang as well. Say what you will about PXG, but their combination of stainless steel insert and TPE backing feels great. Impact produces a soft “tock” that is similar to deep-milled putter faces. The feedback on mishits is there if you’re paying attention, but it’s not strong.
Many putter makers talk about putting the forgiveness of a mallet into the size and shape of a blade. PXG comes very close to accomplishing that with the Mustang. The weight screws are the key. By putting them all the way in the heel and toe of the putter, there is a high MOI which helps the putter to resist twisting on mishits. With less twisting, putts stay closer to their desired line and lose less speed.
The Mustang has a short plumber’s neck located closer to the center of the blade than on traditional Anser-style putters. This creates a little toe hang but not the full 45 degrees that you might expect. If your stroke has a small amount of face rotation, this could be a good fit for you.
The PXG Mustang is one of the most interesting new putter designs that I’ve seen in a while. Not only is it visually intriguing, the shape has function. If you want to shake up your putting, or just need more forgiveness, the Mustang is worth a ride.