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New 2019 TaylorMade TP Patina Putter Collection features an updated Pure Roll insert

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TaylorMade has announced the upcoming release of their TP Patina Putter Collection—a collection of seven new putters featuring a New Pure Roll insert.

All seven putters in the brand’s collection feature a new and thicker 5mm aluminum Pure Roll insert which is designed to bring the grooves into direct contact with the ball. According to the company,  the Pure Roll insert’s 45-degree grooves improve forward roll, helping the ball start and stay on its intended line, compared to a solid face.

The collection also contains new signature TP screws that securely fasten the Pure Roll insert to the putter face – in a bid to minimize voids and air pockets below the insert and to create an improved and solid feel at impact.

Blade Options

Each blade putter in the series features a single sightline on the back cavity, while as with each putter in the new collection the naming convention for the putters draw on inspiration from areas, regions and landmarks of some of the world’s greatest golf destinations and historic courses.

Soto

Features 47 degrees of toe hang and a full-shaft offset.

Juno

Shaped with squared contours, Juno contains 36 degrees of toe hang and a full-shaft offset.

Del Monte

The Del Monte features a slight toe hang of 8 degrees.

Mallet Options

Ardmore 1

A face-balanced mallet designed with dual cavity sightlines and on top sightline. The Ardmore 1 features a full-shaft offset intended to promote a linear stroke.

Ardmore 2

With double cavity sightlines designed for a straight back, straight through stroke, the Ardmore 2 features a face-balanced toe hang and single bend TM hosel.

Ardmore 3

Featuring a 42 degree toe hang on a short slant hosel with a single cavity sightline.

DuPage

The DuPage mallet putter contains a single bend, face-balanced design.

The TP adjustable weight system enables the TP soleweights to be unique to each stock length to hit a specific swing weight. Weights ranging from 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, 15, and 20 grams are available for sale separately.

Each model in the TP Patina Putter Collection comes equipped with a KBS CT Taper Stepless Chrome Putter shaft and a Super Stroke Pistol GT 1.0 grip, and the entire collection is available in  34” and 35” lengths in both RH & LH models.

The new collection from TaylorMade is available at retail from September 6 with an MSRP of $249.99 per putter.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

5 Comments

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  1. Ricky G Stone

    Aug 13, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Look it’s a Nike Method putter.

  2. ed

    Aug 13, 2019 at 8:17 am

    aka : Preview of what will be $49.00 at Rock Bottom Golf In 6 months.

  3. mb

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    TM let it go stick to drivers your putter game is not good.

    • sam

      Aug 13, 2019 at 1:13 pm

      have you seen the Spider series?
      more wins than any other putter.
      how do you define that, ‘not good’?

  4. Andrew

    Aug 12, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Um never have i seen something look so great from behind and so cheap/ugly from the front. I know where you guys will take this…….

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Adam Scott’s winning WITB: 2020 Genesis Invitational

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Driver: Titleist TS4 (10.5 degrees, A1 SureFit setting, 2-gram weight)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 80 X

  • Scott put the Kuro Kage in play this week. Per Titleist’s J.J. VanWezenbeeck, “Adam Scott switched to the TS4 driver at the ZoZo Championship due to head size, shape, and improved launch to spin ratios. This week, after discussions with Adam, he went to a shaft he had previously played for increased stability. He felt the shaft went a little far and he lost head feel. We went on course with lead tape to get the feels to match up then weighted the head to preferred swing weight after testing.”

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (16.5 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Rombax P95 X

Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB (3-iron), Titleist 680 (4-9 irons)
Shafts: KBS Tour 130 X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (48.08F, 52.08F, 56.10S), Vokey Design SM8 WedgeWorks (60.06K)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Xperimental Prototype Rev X11 (long)

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Scott marks his ball with dots in the pattern of the Southern Cross, which is featured on the Australian flag.

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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That one time Tiger switched driver shafts and NOBODY noticed

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It seems like pretty much everyone on the planet has an idea of what clubs Tiger has in play at any given moment. Especially now in the age of social media. However, his bag was still analyzed and tracked immensely from the beginning of his arrival on the golf scene. Point is, when the guy switches anything out, the world will know.

But did you know that, during the 2002 and into the 2003 season, he switched driver shafts? It was a pretty substantial switch too, but it fell completely under the radar. As a Tiger junkie myself, I noticed it, but in those days 1) The internet wasn’t what it is today and 2) I was bartending in Newport Beach and didn’t have access to info like I do today. So, it went in my Tiger vault…until now.

Always known to have a True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft in his driver, Tiger and the Nike team wanted something a bit lighter, all while maintaining the stiffness profile of his X100.

We now introduce you to the 118-gram DGSLX100 Tiger Proto (a stock Dynamic Gold X100 shaft is 130 grams).

UNITED STATES – OCTOBER 28: Tiger Woods (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA)

A complete one-off made specifically for Tiger Woods. If you look at the pictures you will see an unfamiliar step pattern that starts off a bit wide towards the handle but gets progressively closer down towards the tip section. Basically, the step pattern (diameters) dropped lower to keep stiffness across the board.

“That’s the shaft we used to get him out of Titleist 975D and into Nike Blue 275cc driver in 2002.” – Anonymous Nike source

In theory, this was Tiger accepting the fact that he was going to have to get used to the feeling of a lighter shaft to begin the inevitable transition into graphite, which ultimately happened for good in 2004.

With the mystery of his bag completely gone these days with minute-to-minute reporting, I thought it kind of nice to still have a couple of nuggets to discover.

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GolfWRX Spotlight: Precision Pro NX7 Pro Slope rangefinder

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If you are looking for a premium full-feature laser range finder at a price normally reserved for more entry-level units, the PrecissionPro NX7 Pro Slope is exactly what you are looking for. Clear optics, easy-to-use, pulse vibration targeting, and last but not least: Free batteries for life. You heard that right, for as long as you own the rangefinder, Precision Pro will make sure you never run out of juice on the course.

NX7 Pro Slope features

Generally, a product that fits into the affordable category has to compromise along the way to meet a certain price point. With the NX7 Pro Slope from Precision Pro, you don’t have to compromise to get everything you would want from a top-of-the-line rangefinder at a less-than-top-of-the-line price.

The NX7 has pulse vibration, which notifies the user the laser has locked onto the target. Having used a lot of other rangefinders in the past, I always thought of a “pulse” as being a bit of a redundant feature to someone with experience using a rangefinder. I was completely indifferent but was quickly proven wrong! To me, the pulse is just the extra reassurance to know that I am locked onto the flag instead of something behind. The NX7 Pro Slope does this with a priority target acquisition process to make sure you are getting the flag and not a tree behind the intended target.

As the name would lead you to believe, the NX7 Pro Slope comes with a slope feature that can be turned on and off for casual mapping of a course or competition—just be sure to check with any tournament committee for conformity during an event. It’s easy to see both the measured and calculated distances in the viewfinder without ever being cluttered.

The extras

Each rangefinder comes with a well-made protective case that allows you to store the unit either on the outside of your bag or tucked away for safekeeping during travel to and from the course. Although it seems like a small feature, details matter, and having the case latch with a mini elastic cord makes getting the rangefinder out just that much easier—no need to zip and unzip 40 times per round.

The rangefinder also comes with a cleaning cloth, pre-installed battery—and don’t forget those batteries for life. All you need to do is register your rangefinder and go through the form on the Precision Pro website.

For $289, it’s one of the best buys in the rangefinder market.

 

 

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