PXG Operator Putter Review

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The PXG Operator putter is a massive mallet with huge forgiveness.  Numerous neck and weighting options.

Introduction

Lost in the hype surrounding the Gen2 irons is the fact that PXG also added a new putter to their line up.  The Operator is one of the largest putters you’ll find, and PXG has also made it one of the most customizable.  We tested it to see who should consider adding this to their bag.

Looks

It’s impossible for me to look at the PXG Operator and not see the TaylorMade Spider.  From the enormous footprint to the “wings” in the back, the design inspiration is obvious.

There are two alignment aids on the Operator, one obvious, one less so.  The obvious one is the long white stripe that pops off the black finish.  Less obvious is the raised “T” that stretches from the back edge to the top line.

Sound & Feel

On many of PXG’s smaller putters, I’ve found that the insert creates a soft, solid feel.  As part of the enormous Operator, I think that the face just feels dead.

While some may disagree about the feel, I think it would be hard to argue that this putter provides much in the way of feedback.  If you putt the ball with the extreme heel or toe you can produce a slightly higher-pitched sound.  Outside of that, everything on this very stable face feels the same.

Performance

It wouldn’t be wrong to make this entire section one word: forgiving.  I could also go with stable.  If you can’t find the middle of the putter face, the Operator is going to be your best friend.  You can practically hit the ball on the shaft, and it will still get to the hole.

PXG has added some welcome fitting options to the Operator.  First, there are three necks: a double-bend, a plumbers neck, and a short-slant (seen here).  With these three options, the Operator can fit a wide variety of players from the “straight-back, straight-through” guy to one with a substantial arc.

There are also five sole weights that can weigh 2.5, 5, 10, 15, or 20 grams.  This gives the Operator a range of head weights from 330 grams to 400 grams.  With this much flexibility, you can easily alter swing weight and total weight to fit nearly any player.

Conclusion

The PXG Operator is certainly not the only large, forgiving mallet on the market, but it is the only one I can think of with this much fitting flexibility.  Though the feel left me cold, the value in being able to adjust the weighting precisely and easily is undeniable.

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Matt Saternus

Co-Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.

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20 Comments

  1. I would love to try this one out….
    #SecretGiveaway

  2. Joseph Greenberg

    feel vs forgiveness for high moi putter? are there any that have both?#secretgiveaway

    • Matt Saternus

      Joseph,

      Feel is subjective. There are high MOI putters that I like the feel of including some of the newer Odyssey offerings and the Toulon Indianapolis.

      Best,

      Matt

  3. Larry Yanick

    #SecretGiveaway

    Very interesting putter. I may try it one day.

  4. #SecretGiveaway

  5. Looks enormous. I like heavy putters, might have to give this a try. You didn’t mention the price, but given that it’s from PXG I assume I’ll need a second mortgage…

    #SecretGiveaway

  6. #SecretGiveaway

    Great Review! Love your site and content.
    I have the Mustang and have been eyeing the operator or bat attack.
    Thanks for your review!

  7. This putter reminds me of a knock off TM Spider. Weights and shape close to the same. #SecretGiveaway.

  8. Steinthor Sigurdsson

    Interesting putter #SecretGiveaway

  9. Robert Desenberg

    I have a taylor made spider and wish it had adjustable weights. Would like to try this putter. #SecretGiveaway

  10. Steve Autrey

    ALL NEW PUTTERS THESE DAYS ARE SUPPOSED TO SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE OLD ONES.I AM 65 YEARS OLD PLAYING GOLF ALONG TIME AND I NEVER HAVE SEEN A PUTTER THAT IS AUTOMATIC..THIS IS ONE TRUE STATEMENT IF YOU DONT BELIEVE YOU WILL MAKE THE PUTT YOU WONT

  11. Price??? Value???
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  12. Yes, for the cost of a small car, you too can own PXG’s Operator putter!

  13. #secretgiveaway

    an interesting new entry to the putter market

  14. Just another copy of a popular putter, TM Spider line. Ever since Karsten Solheim released the Anser (most copied putter design ever) other companies/club makers have basically copied the design with a little change to the look, weighting, etc. I know there as re only so many shapes available, but come on, be original.

  15. Not sure this will kick the ‘Ice Block’ putter out of my bag but maybe one day I’ll trade down to this….

  16. Go buy a Cure putter

  17. Have only seen a few guys pushing a PXG logo bags where I play (Australia )and have never seen anyone using PXG putters . It appears the company doesn’t do any marketing here either the only info I’ve ever seen is on your site and My Golf Spy. I think if you can putt it doesn’t matter what the putter looks like if you like it and it has a feel you like you’ll hole more putts than you miss on your good days. still it would be good to be the first player to get one of these based on your review.#secretgiveaway

  18. Hector R. Fernandez

    Very nice review. Thank you. I own several PXG putters and I’m very happy with them. The thing I like the most is the neck options.

    #secretgiveaway

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