Over the past five years, TaylorMade has been highly successful in the mallet putter category with the Spider line. The mid-size mallets are small enough to be considered by golfers who prefer blade-style putters, but their combination of stability and forgiveness can make putting easiest for even elite golfers like Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and others.
However, TaylorMade’s TP Collection of putters have remained faithful to classic designs for golfers who demand a more time-honored look. The newest edition of the TP family is the TP Hydro Blast, a name that sounds like a ride at a water park. It is, however, a group of putters that blend classic looks with a few TaylorMade technologies that should appeal to many players.
All seven TP Hydro Blast putters (TP stands for Tour Preferred) are machine milled from 303 stainless steel for a soft feel before a high-pressure stream of water is shot over the steel to create the smooth, chrome finish.
Like all of TaylorMade’s TP Hydro Blast putters, the Bandon 3 has a grooved Pure Roll face insert. (David Dusek/Golfweek)
TaylorMade gave the TP Hydro Blast putters a white Pure Roll insert to encourage the ball to start rolling quicker off the face instead of skidding and bouncing. The same insert initially putters in 2019’s Spider X putters, and its grooves point downward at a 45-degree angle. According to the company, as the putter comes into contact with the ball, the grooves grab the back and pull it upward, encouraging topspin and roll.
Interchangeable sole weights allow fitters to change the swing weight. (David Dusek/Golfweek)
Each of the seven putters (Del Monte 7, Del Monte 1, Soto, Chaska, Bandon 1, Bandon 3 and DuPage) are named after great golf regions and feature a pair of adjustable sole weights in the feel and toe areas. They are not designed to be changed by golfers, but custom fitters can swap them to adjust the putter’s swing weight based on the finished club’s length and the golfer’s preferences.
Price: $250 each
Available: June 11