TaylorMade have finally gone and done it - they've entered the premium milled putter market. This is a bold and long-awaited move from the Spider innovators, as we all know this is a competitive market that's very tough to crack, just ask PING, Evnroll and Bettinardi. There seems to be one problem for all brands entering this market, and it begins with 'S'...
Said to be a blend of detailed precision, crafted with classic styling and awe-inspiring aesthetics, the TP Reserve family of premium milled putters features three classic blade shapes and three refined mallets.
Designed and machined using soft 303 stainless steel, these new TP Reserve flat sticks feature machined-in grooves on the face to reduce surface area, impacting the ball for a softer feel and crisp sound.
There is a huge focus on feel with this new range, and as we know feel is sound when it comes to golf equipment, therefore, TP Reserve has fine linear mill marks across the face with a set of grooves machined in at a specific depth to achieve optimal sound. The grooves are machined in the same linear fashion with strike location from top-to-bottom and heel-to-toe, said to maintain the same sound regardless of strike location.
“There is a large bucket of golfers that love the look of a classic putter shape, and we took the time to carefully craft performance in a way that is a brand-new opportunity for us. The story of TP Reserve is about style, craftsmanship and character which can be seen in every aspect of the putter. We sweated the details, received TOUR feedback and went with refined edges, thinner toplines, new flange thickness and blade length to create putters built off exactness instead of
Bill Price, Senior Director Product Creation, Putter & Wedge
B11 & B13: Shaping to Fit the Calculated Putting Mind
These putters feature clean geometric shaping with precise edges and sharp lines that help frame the ball while inspiring confidence. A thin machined topline creates an exact 8mm topline compared to the 9mm topline of the TP Juno cast putter it took inspiration from.
Taking feedback from TaylorMade Tour Professionals, the B1 models also have a longer blade length. B11 features a reinvented L-neck hosel where machining allowed for a shorter hosel bucket and increased radii on the edges. B13 has a small slant hosel with 57° of toe hang, the most of any putter in the TP Reserve line.
B29: Shaped for the Purpose of Putting
With smooth, flowing lines the B29 model is said to produce an exceptional feel and consistent roll time after time. B29 draws inspiration from the TP Soto and features the flow neck hosel, with machined bumpers to achieve softer edges.
B31: Reinventing a TaylorMade Classic
Engineers reinvented this classic TaylorMade shape by shaving away material behind the centre face to create balanced wings on the heel and toe – dispersing weight to the perimeter for enhanced MOI.
Compared to the TP Del Monte, which was 104mm from heel to toe, the B31 is 110m to create a distinctive look with more stability. The B31 model is the only blade to feature a sole plate to dial in sound on this larger blade. It comes with the same L-neck hosel as B11.
M21 & M27: Tour-Proven Wing Design
Inspired by the TP Bandon, M21 and M27 mallets deliver high MOI performance and elegant aesthetics. The models feature a combination of soft edges and a blend of machine marks with sharp geometric lines that reflect the technical precision of this classic mallet.
M27 has a new mid-length single bend that is shorter, making the point where the shaft bends closer to the putter head. This reduces offset and produces minimal toe hang promoting easier set up and repetitive alignment.
M33 & M37: Appealing to the Golfer’s Inner Creativity
This round shape is new to the TaylorMade family with outside edges that are machined and have radii to control the dimensions for advanced exactness. This model is the only TP Reserve mallet with a sightline on top, in addition to two in the back cavity. Both models have a 1mm thicker topline than the M21 & M27 models.
M33, with the small slant hosel, has the most toe hang of the TP Reserve mallets at 33°
M47: Inspiring the Putting Purist
M47 is a blend of a blade and mallet crafted into a flawless piece of performance steel. It has the widest topline of the three TP Reserve mallets and gradient thickness in the cavity and a perfected radius along the bumpers.
The TaylorMade TP Reserve putters will be available for pre-order from June 23 and at retail beginning August 18th with an
RRP of £379 / EURO 499.
All models are available in both right-handed and left-handed options with lengths of 33’’, 34’’ and 35’’.
The putters also come equipped with a KBS 120 Chrome stepless shaft and Black Lamkin Deep Etched Pistol grip to optimise feel. They also feature a premium leather headcover with its minimalist design and soft to-the-touch feel
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