PXG One and Done Putter Review

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The PXG One and Done putter is a modern mallet with bushels of forgiveness.  A unique combination of alignment features.  Solid feel.

Introduction

As someone deeply immersed in the world of basketball, the phrase “One and Done” has a particular meaning for me.  PXG’s latest putter may force me to update my definitions.  This modern mallet uses bi-material construction to boost MOI and move the CG deep, all with the goal of making this putter automatic from any range.

Looks

The PXG One & Done is an attention getter from every angle.  The tone is set by the headcover which bears a large Darkness Insignia.  When you get to the putter, there’s something interesting whether you’re looking at the sole, the address position, or anywhere in between.

At address, there are a variety of alignment aids.  This starts with a line on the putter’s top rail and continues to a white circle behind the face.  The circle is flanked by parallel white lines.  Overall, the look at address is that of the lovechild of a #7 and a PING Fetch.

Flip the putter over and you’ll find another Darkness Insignia and much more.  Four adjustable weights surround the PXG and One & Done branding.  The clean black/white/silver color scheme keeps the look from being overly busy.

Sound & Feel

The One and Done putter features an updated version of PXG’s Optimized Pyramid Face Pattern.  This unique milling pattern seeks to keep ball speed and launch conditions consistent across the face.  It also provides a very solid, satisfying feel at impact.  Striking a urethane-covered ball creates a quiet “tock.”

Given that the mission of the One & Done is stability and forgiveness, it’s unsurprising that it offers minimal feedback.  There is almost no change in impact sound regardless of how poorly you strike the ball.  If you get far enough toward the heel or toe, you will feel it in your hands.

Performance

OEMs often talk about a club’s look inspiring confidence in the player.  With the PXG One and Done putter, the feel and performance gave me confidence.  This is simply one of the most stable-feeling putters I’ve ever swung.  Every putt that I hit felt like it had nowhere to go but the bottom of the cup.

What makes this particularly noteworthy for me is that I’m a blade putter guy.  When I test a mallet, I usually need some time to get comfortable with it and dial in distance control.  With the One and Done, I was rolling nearly every putt hole-high from the start.  I didn’t feel like I needed to baby the putter or smash it, having the right pace was automatic.

I credit a lot of the this “automatic” feel to the ability to dial in the toe hang.  PXG’s most recent offerings – the Blackjack and the One & Done – put a premium on customization.  I can’t think of any other mallets that offer three different necks/hosels plus adjustable weighting and an armlock variation.  With the One and Done, you can choose from plumber’s neck (seen here), heel shafted, or double bend.  This allows you to choose your optimal toe hang and offset.

Additionally, the One and Done features adjustable weighting.  The stock weight of the One and Done varies from 360 grams to 405 grams, depending on the hosel/neck.  Thanks to the four sole weights, that weight can be reduced by as much as 30 grams or boosted up to 40 grams.  The full weight kit with wrench and eight weights costs $75 from PXG.

Conclusion

With the PXG One and Done putter, I felt like every putt was a gimme.  The ability to customize the weight, toe hang, and offset on a putter this stable is a real performance advantage.  If you need to up your game on the green, find a PXG fitter near you and dial in a One & Done.

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22 Comments

  1. Michael Paulson

    I would love to try this putter,I’m turning 60 in march,it would be a great birthday gift,PXG will be something I look into for my next iron purchase

  2. Ernest Sopp

    PXG is known for quality and R&D before production. Research is done by golfers for golfers. But, that comes at a high cost. I noticed the article did come with a price tag. That tells me it is way out of range for the average golfer. What is the cost of the “one and done”?

    • Matt Saternus

      Ernest,

      The One and Done is $295 on PXG’s website, which is linked in the review.

      -Matt

      • Hi Matt : Am a big fan of your writing (since your MGS days) & your PluggedInGolf website… wishing you much success in 2021 and beyond!

        I will confess that, despite you clearly stating the PXG website is linked in the review (and the “Visit PXG HERE” in Capital Letters)… i also struggled initially to find the Link (as i was looking for a URL text, rather than the ‘HERE’ hyperlink!

        For ‘blur’/ myopic Mr Magoo folks (such as myself)…
        you might wish to consider pasting the URL in the body text of the Review (in addition to the ‘HERE’ hyperlink). But it’s your website, your preferences!

        …The $295 pricing that you mentioned = seems incongruent vs what i’ve seen on other forums/PXG website
        … and has since risen a further $50?

        • Matt Saternus

          Jim,

          Thank you!

          Yes, it looks like the price of the One and Done has gone up a bit. Their site currently shows a price of $345.

          -Matt

  3. I would like to see putter manufacturers offer a center shaft version of their putters. It seems that the center shaft is riding off into the sunset. I have been playing center shafts for many years and the newer models are not offering it.

    • I could be way off, Brad, but I am presuming that the decrease in center-shafted putters is linked to an old adage that this putter design was limited to true pendulum stroking golfers. As more mallets and wider -soled blades aimed at “arcing” strokes have come into vogue, center-shafted putters are slowly sunsetting. Said more directly, if you are using a center-shafted putter, you had little room for error and you better have a darn good stroke. These “assumptions” may be totally baseless, but there is a reason center-shafted putters are becoming rare. And…..you don’t see many of them on Tour.

  4. Matt, thank you for that review. I think your colleague, the other Matt, did a favorable review of the Axis 1 Rose putter. Both models are very tempting. Any thoughts on how those two would compare in a head to head comparison?
    Thanks,
    Tom

    • Matt Saternus

      Tom,

      The Axis 1 putters are zero torque, so comparing them to conventional putters is a bit of apples to oranges.

      Best,

      Matt

      • Matt, how should a golfer choose between conventional or zero torque putters? Thanks, Tom

        • Matt Saternus

          Tom,

          Fitting is the answer. Try both, get some measurements, talk to the fitter about what you’re feeling, what you’re looking for, listen to their thoughts, and make an informed decision.

          Best,

          Matt

  5. How does this putter compare to the blackjack? Which one did you prefer more?

  6. Jeffrey Houglum

    On my “must try” list for next season. It kinda ticks all the boxes in an odd way.

  7. Matt, I already own A PXG Bat Attack putter which I bought in JAN 2020 Fitted at PXG STORE IN AZ. Having a little trouble setting the putter down flat on ground to line up the putt. My distance control is spot on BUT many makeable putts are burning the cup.. Is it worth my time and money investing in a ONE AND DONE or BLACKJACK PUTTER to get better line aim control?

    • Matt Saternus

      Fred,

      I’d start by looking at your stats on makeable putts vs. PGA Tour stats. I definitely understand that it’s frustrating to miss ten footers, but Tour pros miss the majority of their putts from that distance.

      If you are genuinely struggling from a certain range, I’d suggest visiting the fitter again to see what they would recommend. I like the One and Done, but I don’t think it’s guaranteed to be better at short range than the Bat Attack.

      Best,

      Matt

  8. Seth Gilstrap

    Matt is this putter face balanced with the double bend shaft

  9. Seth Gilstrap

    Enjoy your columns. Is the one and done a face balanced putter? Thanks!

  10. Gregg Gechoff

    Great review. Can you pick up the ball with the back of the putter like the bat attack?

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