So what’s all the truss about? Dan Webster, PGA professional from St.Annes Old Links gives ONPAR an honest review of the new TaylorMade Truss putters.
So what’s all the truss about? TaylorMade Truss Putter Review
Dan Webster, PGA professional from St.Annes Old Links gives ONPAR an honest review of the new TaylorMade Truss putters. Will the ever so popular Spider range be pushed to one side? Dan makes a few putts on the impeccable greens at St.Annes Old Links with three out of four of the new putters.
Described as ‘marmite’ the new Truss putters are definitely much bigger, much more stable but potentially not as aesthetically pleasing as the Spider range. Before jumping in on how unconventional they look, remember there is a reason they are designed to look that way. The main aim of the Truss is to improve the overall stability of the head during the swing on impact.
Renowned for being a brand which constantly pushes boundaries and is top of the game for innovation, TaylorMade have tried to improve the stability of the putter through the hosel. This time the hosel is supporting the front end of the putter, allowing more contact, which in turn means consistently more stability on the ball. More putts will be made due to reduced movement, which will allow the ball to roll straighter and more aligned.
You may change your mind on the Truss once standing over it. You will start to see the design quality and overlook the fact it may be the most unattractive putter on the market at the moment. There are four Truss putter models available; two blades and two mallets.
With the Spider range being so popular, TaylorMade are also releasing a Spider S putter, which again is a thing of beauty like the X. A lot of the weight has been redistributed. Half of the head weight is tungsten, and there are two big tungsten plugs up front and a large tungsten bar at the back. Being able to redistribute this weight has allowed for the putter head to be more stable, by boosting MOI and lowering gravity.
Both the Spider S and Truss are focused on improving stability – they have just been designed to improve it in different ways. Like we discussed before, the Truss is designed to improve stability through connecting with the ball through the hosel, whilst the Spider S has a stiffer putter shaft. Seemingly, both achieving similar results.
The Truss is coming in around £250 and the Spider S approximately £269.