TAYLORMADE PURE ROLL

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FACE MA­TE­RIAL: 6061 alu­minium, with soft poly­mer in each groove.

MOD­ELS WITH THIS TECH: All 18 Taylormade TP/TP RED/TP Black Cop­per Col­lec­tion mod­els.

WHAT TAYLORMADE SAYS: 45° grooves cut into the face re­duce skid across a green’s sur­face and pro­mote bet­ter roll. Pure Roll in­serts have been specif­i­cally de­signed to bring the grooves into con­tact with the ball at im­pact, even on short putts. Used by Rahm, Rory, Justin and Ja­son Day.

HOW IT PER­FORMED: Taylormade has been go­ing great guns with put­ters ever since they de­vel­oped red mod­els. They’re all over the tour, so it should be no sur­prise at all the Ard­more’s Pure Roll in­sert was sec­ond only to the Oworks when it came to top­spin. The Taylormade pro­duced 11% more than our test av­er­age, where the Oworks man­aged 44% more. But when it comes to skid (if we didn’t round num­bers up) the Ard­more skid­ded putts less than any other (16.95in). It ex­plains why plenty of pros are us­ing them, and if we had to hang our hat on just one grooved put­ter model, this has to be it, as it’s so beau­ti­fully rounded when it comes to both cat­e­gories (cre­at­ing top­spin and re­duc­ing skid).

AV­ER­AGE LAUNCH SPIN

95rpm for­ward (2nd)

AV­ER­AGE SKID DIS­TANCE

17in (joint 1st)

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