TaylorMade has introduced a selection of traditionally shaped putters in its new TP Hydro Blast Putter collection designed to combine performance and aesthetics.
From the soft flowing curvatures of Soto and Chaska to the sharp geometric lines of Bandon, the collection offers a variety of fully milled putters to fit the vast spectrum of golfers and putting strokes.
The new Hydro Blast finish provides a rich, premium and cohesive look to the family. This durable surface is achieved by applying a high-pressure stream of water to 303 stainless steel. The soft, yet strong, metal offers feel and aesthetics.
Each model is equipped with the same White Pure Roll Insert as Spider X. It features grooves at a downward 45 degree angle, designed to enhance roll characteristics with topspin to help the ball start rolling end over end sooner.
Putters in the TP Hydro Blast collection are named in honour of golfing regions and destinations around the globe. Further differentiating factors include hosel types, sightlines and toe hang.
“We relied on precision milling and the new Hydro Blast finish to deliver an artisan look to this family of premium putters. Through clean aesthetics, time-honoured shaping and superior feel, we’ve blended the modern with the traditional to create a new class of classic,” said Bill Price of TaylorMade’s putter and wedge product creation.
Soto is a classically shaped blade that features flowing, rounded edges.
A clean build with a single sightline on the back cavity, this shape is meant to inspire confidence and produce enhancedfeel putt after putt.
Equipped with an L-Neck hosel, the traditional blade shape produces 40 degrees of toe hang, resulting in a putter that best fits players who create maximum face rotation throughout the putting motion.
With a shorter blade length and a wider area from front to back, the Del Monte’s profile offers more mallet-like feel, while maintaining the characteristics of a blade.
It comes in two models, one with an L-Neck and the other a Single Bend hosel.
With 29 degrees of toe hang, the L-Neck best fits players who create moderate face rotation throughout the swing. The Single Bend hosel delivers a more face balanced outcome (only eight degres of toe hang) that better aligns with golfers who have a straight back and straight through putting motion.
This Tour-inspired double wing design helps frame the ball at address and encourages forgiveness via enhanced perimeter weighting.
With sharp geometric lines, the Bandon was the first TP Hydro Blast model to appear on Tour.
Tommy Fleetwood first put the L-Neck version in the bag at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, S.C., after spending hours with TaylorMade’s Tour team and testing numerous configurations.
He ultimately elected to use Bandon 1 because it improved the centring of his strikes. With his prior putter, he tended to have heel-ward mis-hits.
“For Tommy, the centeredness of strike was a big reason for his switch to the Bandon. The heel-side miss is something he battled with his blade and we’ve helped him develop a little more consistency with this one. Beyond that, he’s very comfortable with the shape of the putter and has said that it helps him with alignment,” said TaylorMade’s senior tour representative Adrian Rietveld.
The Bandon 3 is the second iteration of this model. It features a short slant hosel with increased toe hang (32 degrees) for even more blade-like performance within a mallet design.
As a modern take on the traditional mallet design, the DuPage relies on unique visual alignment cues and a dual-slot cavity to help frame the ball at address. This face balanced putter features a single bend hosel and is better suited for players with a straight back and straight through putting motion.
The Tour-proven Chaska revisits the original TaylorMade Corza Ghost design with the familiar circular alignment aid in the back of the putter and three sightlines on top.
With rounded contours, adjustable sole weights and three forward sightlines, the design provides exceptional stability and simple alignment features. This face balanced putter features a single bend hosel and is better suited for players with a straight back and straight through putting motion.
TP Hydro Blast Putters are available at retail a MSRP of $269.99 Cdn.