What we say...
TaylorMade’s TP Red Collection Ardmore Putter made our top 10 mallet putters for 2018 in our biggest ever equipment test – Top Gear. Find out what our testers made of it below.
TaylorMade TP Red Collection Ardmore Putter Review: You should know
Jason Day was the first to use a red putter and the ideas now taken the tour by storm. Red heightens contrast against a greens surface which TaylorMade say helps align the putter squarely. A skim milled 304 stainless steel head gives a sharp edged premium look. The Pure Roll aluminium face insert optimises forward roll and a wide body increases stability.
TaylorMade TP Red Collection Ardmore Putter Review: We say
Red putters are spreading like wild fire, and to make sure there’s a model for everyone TaylorMade have introduced a whole family of TP Red models for 2018. The Ardmore’s a wide stretched mallet but without the MOI enhancing fangs you get on the Ardmore 2. Our test pro loved how naturally the Ardmore’s lie got him into a position (with high hands) where he could rock his shoulders and putt really consistently.
Two long white sightlines make a ‘T’ shape with the putters face, which keeps setting up really simple and straight forward. The Ardmore’s big, bold and brash, and it’s painted finish may lack the class of a traditional milled head but boy does it have an air of confidence sat behind the ball. Two testers holed some serious putts with it.
See our Red Putters Test here
TaylorMade TP Red Collection Ardmore Putter Review: Verdict
A really good choice if you’re in the market for a red putter, but don’t want a wacky shaped MOI model. The aluminium insert gives decent feedback and roll, and because it’s slightly firmer than some we reckon it would at home year-round on UK greens.