TaylorMade set the putter industry on fire with its all-red Spider Tour putters when Jason Day found incredible success on the greens while using one. In response to public demand, the company sold a retail version, and then eventually released the Jason Day replica version. Sergio Garcia also used the Spider Tour Red putter to win The Masters, and it seemed, for a short time at least, that you couldn’t win on Tour if you weren’t using the red Spider.
During the red-Spider craze, TaylorMade also released a line of premium, classic-style putters called the TP Collection. Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and Garcia each employed different versions of the TP putters at various times throughout 2017.
Recently, we’ve seen prototype putters pop up in the bags of Jason Day and Justin Rose, combining the TP Collection name and styles with the all-red color design that made the Spider Tour putters popular; a new, hybrid of designs, if you will. In August, Rose began using a red Chaska prototype, and Jason Day has been spotted recently using a red “Ardmore 2″ prototype putter.
Now, and seemingly again in response to public demand, TaylorMade has launched a TP Red Putter Collection that will sell at retail. The collection consists of five different Ardmore models, and one Chaska model — nearly identical to the one Justin Rose has been gaming. The heads are made from 304 stainless steel, and they’re made with different sightlines and hosel designs for different player preferences, and to ultimately help the player achieve better alignment.
Each of the putters has a head weight of 355 grams, 3.5 degrees of loft, a 70-degree lie angle, and comes available in either 34 or 35 inches. The putters have interchangeable sole weights to adjust mass, and the faces come with TaylorMade’s popular Pure Roll insert, which is made from 6061 aluminum and has grooves that sit at a 45-degree angle to help impart optimal spin.
The TP Red Collection putters will be available on September 29 for $219 (MSRP) each, and they come stock with SuperStroke Pistol GTR 1.0 grips.
Check out the descriptions from a TaylorMade press release about each of the different head models below.
“A face-balanced mallet designed with dual sightlines for a linear stroke and easy alignment.”
“A center-shafted, face-balanced mallet designed to emphasize perfectly centered alignment.”
Ardmore 2 (“L” Neck)
“A progressive mallet designed with single top, double cavity sightlines and 27-degree toe hang for a flowing stroke and enhanced alignment.”
Ardmore 2 (double bend)
“A progressive, face-balanced mallet featuring single top, double cavity sightlines for a straight back, straight through stroke and enhanced alignment.”
“A progressive mid-size mallet incorporating 40-degree toe hang for a flowing stroke and simple alignment.”
“A larger, face-balanced, semi-rounded mallet with a three top sightlines to encourage a confident stroke.”