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The Argolf Mordred LT is a high MOI mallet with one-of-a-kind looks, unique manufacturing processes, and smart design. Loads of custom options.
Arthurian legends, aeronautic engineering, and high-grade aluminum: Argolf combines some unusual elements to create a boutique putter that is beautiful, functional, and unique. Though I honestly have no idea who Mordred was, I’m willing to bet he could really roll the rock.
Mordred LT is not for the traditionalist or the faint of heart. Looks-wise, it’s Batman meets heavy metal. Down by the ball, you get a big footprint that doesn’t cross the line into unwieldy. I’m a mallet player but it’s important that the putter head doesn’t look like it’s the size of a shoebox. Indeed, I’m told that the Mordred LT is a slightly smaller version of the original Mordred putter.
For me, the wings extending out the back, while busy looking, help promote a gently arcing stroke. The front of the putter, meanwhile, has a very square shape that makes square contact feel simple. The single line alignment aid also contributes positively. While I chose white for my paint fill option, Argolf has numerous colors you can choose from. I also think it’s worth mentioning that the matte black finish produces zero glare, which makes it easy to lock in on the ball and the hole.
Sound & Feel
While most premium putters are either made of steel or feature some kind of multi-material construction, the Mordred LT is milled from a solid block of aeronautical-grade 7175 Aluminum. The sound of impact is a mid-range ‘tock.’ The sound is more muted compared to what you might expect from a milled steel putter.
By no means is the Mordred LT a lightweight putter (it’s 360 grams) but it’s nowhere near as heavy as you might expect given its size and shape. I found it very easy to draw back and make a smooth stroke.
If you’re thinking that the unusual material would result in some sort of downgrade in performance, think again. I got consistently good results out of this putter and became comfortable with it very quickly. In fact, I might even argue that the lighter weight material provides the high MOI that mallet users are looking for in an easier-to-handle package.
Results in terms of aim, forward roll, and distance control all seemed to be within the upper limits of what I could reasonably expect, given my skill level. The quality of the roll off the face and the consistency in distance control seems attributable to the Argolf’s Grooved C-Claws Technology, which is the milling pattern on the face.
I admire Argolf for being a boutique putter company that truly does things differently than the big names. It has its own unique story and its own approach. And as I found out testing the Mordred LT, that approach works very well.
Another aspect of its approach that I appreciate is the wide variety of customization options. In addition to paint fill, shaft color, length, and lie, you can also choose your grip of choice, for a reasonable added fee. This putter may not be for everyone, but I think there are lots of golfers who will be excited to discover what Argolf is doing.