Golf Business News – TaylorMade rolls out Hydro Blast putter range

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TaylorMade Golf’s new range of TP Hydro Blast putters features seven traditionally shaped models that are designed to suit a wide range of preferred looks and putting styles.

Named after iconic golfing regions around the world, the range, which includes the soft flowing curves of the Soto and Chaska models and the sharp geometric lines of the Bandon, offers a variety of fully milled putters with a range of different hosels, sightlines and toe hangs to fit the vast spectrum of golfers.

All models feature a Hydro Blast finish which is achieved by applying a high-pressure stream of water to 303 stainless steel. Each model also boasts a White Pure Roll Insert and feature grooves at a downward 45° angle which are designed to enhance topspin.

Bill Price, TaylorMade’s Head of Product Creation for Putters & Wedges, said: “We relied on precision milling and the new Hydro Blast finish to deliver an artisan look to this family of premium putters. Through clean aesthetics, time-honoured shaping and superior feel, we’ve blended the modern with the traditional to create a new class of classic.”

SOTO 
Soto is a classically shaped blade that features flowing, rounded edges. A clean build with a single sightline on the back cavity, this time-honoured shape is meant to inspire confidence and produce exceptional feel putt after putt. Equipped with an L-Neck hosel, the traditional blade shape produces 40° of toe hang, resulting in a putter that best fits players who create maximum face rotation throughout the putting motion.

DEL MONTE
With a shorter blade length and a wider area from front to back, the Del Monte has a squattier profile that translates to a more mallet-like feel while maintaining the characteristics of a blade. It comes in two models, one with an L-Neck and the other a Single Bend hosel. With 29° of toe hang, the L-Neck best fits players who create moderate face rotation throughout the swing. The Single Bend hosel delivers a more face balanced outcome (only 8° of toe hang) that better aligns with golfers who have a straight back and straight through putting motion.

BANDON
This Tour-inspired double wing design helps frame the ball at address and encourages forgiveness via optimised perimeter weighting. With sharp geometric lines that reflect the technical precision of this classically made mallet, the Bandon was the first TP Hydro Blast model to appear on Tour.
Tommy Fleetwood first put the L-Neck version in the bag at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, after spending hours with TaylorMade’s Tour team and testing numerous configurations. He ultimately elected to use Bandon 1 because it improved the centeredness of his strikes.
The Bandon 3 is the second iteration of this model. It features a short slant hosel with increased toe hang (32°) for even more blade-like performance within a mallet design.

DUPAGE
As a modern take on the traditional mallet design, the DuPage relies on unique visual alignment cues and a dual-slot cavity to help frame the ball at address. This face balanced putter features a single bend hosel and is better suited for players with a straight back and straight through putting motion.

CHASKA
The Tour-proven Chaska revisits the original TaylorMade Corza Ghost design with the familiar circular alignment aid in the back of the putter and three sightlines on top. With rounded contours, adjustable sole weights and three forward sightlines, the design provides exceptional stability and simple alignment features. This face balanced putter features a single bend hosel and is better suited for players with a straight back and straight through putting motion.

PRICING & AVAILABILITY
TP Hydro Blast Putters are available at retail from June 11. RRP £199. 



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