TAYLORMADE PURE ROLL
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)