TaylorMade TP Red Collection: Expanding On A Success
During the 2016-17 PGA Tour season, TaylorMade launched the TP Silver line of putters. The line, made of seven models, fits a wide range of putting strokes. Piggybacking on the success of the TaylorMade Spider Tour Red, the TP line is now available in red. The TP Red Collection has a total of 6 putters, including 4 new putter models. We introduce you to each putter model in the TP Red collection, their shared features, and what putting stroke they fit.
TaylorMade TP Red Collection
Each model in the TP Red collection is precision milled for consistency in production and feel. The putters in the collection also have the company’s Pure Roll Insert. This proprietary insert has 45-degree grooves, designed to get your putts rolling online faster. The insert is made of a soft polymer, which gives you better feel at impact. The softness of the material also engages the grooves on short putts so you putt with confidence.
Each model is available in 34 or 35 inches, with standard head weights of 355 grams, 3.5 degrees of loft, and a 70-degree lie angle.
Two of the putters in the TP Red Collection, Chaska (left) and Ardmore, are also in the TP Silver line. They’re both face-balanced putters, meaning they are ideal for those with a straight back-straight through putting stroke. The Chaska model has 3 lines and a hole on the back side, about the size of a golf ball, for alignment. The Ardmore is a bigger mallet with 2 alignment lines on the back, like railroad tracks.
The 4 new models in the TP Red Collection are the Ardmore Center Shaft, Ardmore 2, Ardmore 2 “L,” and Ardmore 3. Here’s the breakdown of each new model.
The look of the Ardmore Center Shaft is identical to the Ardmore, except for the shaft placement. Placing the shaft in the center gives the Ardmore Center Shaft a different visual for those that prefer that look.
This is new model looks different than other TaylorMade putters. It has a wing-back design for alignment and increased MOI. It’s a face-balanced putter, for a non-arcing putting stroke. A single sightline on the top and 2 lines on the back cavity combine to make alignment easy.
A slight variation to the Ardmore 2, the “L” has an L-shaped (or plumber’s neck) hosel. There is a little bit of toe hang for a slight arcing putting stroke.
The Ardmore 3 has a short slant-neck hosel. There is more toe hang than the Ardmore 2 “L,” making this putter better for those with a moderate arc in their putting stroke. A single line, located on the back cavity, pairs with the wing-back design to help you line up putts.
TP Red Collection Putter Summary
Featuring the highly effective Pure Roll insert and eye-catching color, TP Red Collection putters look great in any player’s bag. Each model is available now. Put one in play and discover how it can help your putting.
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