TaylorMade Truss TB1 – £269
The TaylorMade Truss TB1 challenges you to think again about whether your favourite old blade really is best for your game. Truss is our blade putter of 2020, and if you think we’ve gone crazy, just hear us out.
TaylorMade set out to create a “stable” blade and they’ve absolutely nailed it in a head shape that’s playable; even tour players are likely to use a Truss in 2020.
A typical blade putter has 10% of the face supported, whereas the TB1 has 50% of the top edge attached to the hosel (the centre-shafted TB2 has 100% of the face supported), which improves your ability to get the blade square at impact by 60% over a traditional blade.
In our tests the TB1 skidded putts least and got the ball rolling faster than any other blade. That’s no coincidence. the blade category has been stagnant for decades and “stable” and “blade” were two words we never uttered in the same sentence – until now.
Ping Heppler Tomcat – £275
MOI-style putters are where the action’s at in 2020 (they’re more forgiving and can now suit arcing strokes), and the Heppler showcases brilliantly how far thinking has come around improving weight distribution for forgiveness.
We hear all the time about multi-material drivers; now the same thinking is alive and kicking when it comes to putters, too. The tomcat is half steel and half aluminium and Ping have done a brilliant job of fusing the two to create a really attractive and forgiving putter.
The 14 white dot alignment aid is simple, unfussy and encourages the eye to see the putter’s path while also drawing attention away from the headsize.
With the exception of last year’s Fetch, we’d say the tTomcat 14 is the best MOI style putter Ping has made for years.
An adjustable shaft (32-36in) is the icing on the cake.
Evnroll ER10 Outback – £349
We’ve been fans of Evnroll for a few years now, but this new 2020 model deserves to be right at the cutting edge of any stable putter conversation.
To us at least it’s everything putter supremo Scotty Cameron has struggled to successfully pull off in terms of a knockout MOI style model over the years.
The Outback’s aluminium body offers extreme amounts of effective MOI (very close to 10,000g/cm2), but stability aside it’s the overall look and feel that makes it really appealing, with the extra stability being an added bonus. Yes the head’s wide, but it’s completely inoffensive, there are two sightlines which frame the ball beautifully and a heavy steel boomerang-shaped back wing increases forgiveness.
Evnroll may not be easy to find in the UK, but if you’re going all out for stability in 2020, the outback is well worth tracking down.
Odyssey Triple Track Ten – £269
Odyssey have hit a massive home run by transferring triple track sightlines from sister company Callaway’s golf balls to their putters, and in our opinion the Ten is the pick of the seven-model family. Why? having the “Vernier hyper Acuity” lines running from the back of the head right up to the ball gives maximum indication of where you’re aiming and that’s the whole point of Triple Track.
And if we’re talking about getting the full benefit of the sightlines, you’ll need a Triple Track ball (either Chrome Soft or Erc) in front of the putter, too. For some it will take a bit of practice aligning the head to the ball so the lines run through the pair, but trust us the effort is well worth it – our test pro didn’t miss one 15-footer while we gathered our data!
Triple Track is a really simple idea that benefits average club golfers, just like Odyssey’s original 2-Ball. We’d love to know how many Odyssey sell this year (clue: it will be a lot!).