TaylorMade reveal new premium collection of TP Hydro Blast putters with seven traditionally-shaped models aimed at golf purists.
We’re big fans of TaylorMade’s TP Collection putters here at TG and they’ve found their way into plenty of Tour players bags over the last few years. Now the collection has received an aesthetic upgrade for 2021 with the classic designs combined with a new finish.
First seen in TaylorMade’s Spider X, the TP Collection’s new Hydro Blast finish provides a rich, premium and cohesive look. This durable but attractive surface is achieved by applying a high-pressure stream of water to soft but strong 303 stainless steel, which provides superior feel and artisan aesthetics.
From the soft flowing curvatures of Soto and Chaska to the sharp geometric lines of Bandon, the TP Hydro Blast collection offers a variety of fully milled putters to fit the vast spectrum of golfers and putting strokes.
Each model is equipped with the same White Pure Roll Insert that’s helped propel Spider X to more than a dozen Tour victories since 2019. It features grooves at a downward 45° angle, designed to optimise roll characteristics by producing enhanced topspin to help the ball start rolling end over end sooner.
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Putters in the TP Hydro Blast collection are named in honour of iconic 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,” said Bill Price, TaylorMade Product Creation, Putter and Wedge.
“Through clean aesthetics, time-honoured shaping and superior feel, we’ve blended the modern with the traditional to create a new class of classic.”
All of the TP Hydro Blast Putters come with a TaylorMade Stepped Putter Shaft and Lamkin Sink Fit Skinny pistol Grip in navy and white. They also feature movable sole weights unique to each stock length (33″, 34″ and 35″). 2.5g, 5g, 7.5g, 10g, 15g and 20g weights are available to buy separately.
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Everything you need to know about the TaylorMade TP Hydro Blast Putter Collection
TaylorMade Soto TP Hydro Blast Putter
The Soto is a classically shaped blade that features flowing, rounded edges and the original model has been in and out of Rory McIlroy’s bag over the years (see Rory’s WITB here).
A clean build with a single sightline on the back cavity, this time-honoured shape is meant to inspire confidence and produce exceptional feel putt after putt.
Equipped with an L-neck hosel, the traditional blade shape produces 40° of toe hang, resulting in a putter that best fits players who create maximum face rotation throughout the putting motion.
FULL REVIEW: TaylorMade Soto TP Hydro Blast Putter
TaylorMade Del Monte TP Hydro Blast Putter
With a shorter blade length and a wider area from front to back, the Del Monte Hyrdro Blast putter has a squattier profile that translates to a more mallet-like feel while maintaining the characteristics of a blade.
It comes in two models, Del Monte 1 with an L-neck and Del Monte 7 with a single bend hosel. With 29° 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 8° of toe hang) that better aligns with golfers who have a straight back and straight through putting motion.
The Del Monte 7 is only available in a right-handed model.
FULL REVIEW: TaylorMade Del Monte TP Hydro Blast Putter
TaylorMade Bandon TP Hydro Blast Putter
This Tour-inspired double wing design helps frame the ball at address and encourages forgiveness via optimised perimeter weighting. With sharp geometric lines that reflect the technical precision of this classically made mallet, 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, South Carolina, after spending hours with TaylorMade’s Tour team and testing numerous configurations (see Tommy’s WITB here).
Fleetwood has a long history of using blade putters, and because this model features 22° of toe hang, it made the transition to a mallet-style head seamless.
“For Tommy, the centeredness of strike was a big reason for his switch to the Bandon,” Adrian Rietveld, TaylorMade Senior Tour Rep, said.
“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.”
The Bandon 3 is the second iteration of this model. It features a short slant hosel with increased toe hang (32°) for even more blade-like performance within a mallet design.
TaylorMade DuPage TP Hydro Blast Putter
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.
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TaylorMade Chaska TP Hydro Blast Putter
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.
The Chaska is only available in a right-handed model.
FULL REVIEW: TaylorMade Chaska TP Hydro Blast Putter
TP Hydro Blast Putters are available now.
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