TaylorMade TP Patina Ardmore 3 is one of seven putters in the new range with the short fang design a popular option favoured by golfers worldwide.
All seven designs are jam-packed with the latest technology to help you hole more putts, and have a black nickel and copper colour scheme for an attractive worn look.
What TaylorMade says about the Ardmore 3 putter:
“Small Curve Hosel provides a traditional look at address.
“42° Toe Hang suits a significant arc in your stroke
“Single Sightline provides a clean look at address while providing enhanced alignment.”
TaylorMade TP Patina Ardmore 3 Design
The Ardmore 3, like the Ardmore 1 and Ardmore 2 and DuPage models, is a mallet with this version being short-fang shape in design.
The Ardmore 3 differs from the other two Ardmore options in the style of putter head, but also because it has a different shaft too.
The short fang putter comes with a Small Curve Hosel which TaylorMade have opted for to provide a traditional look at address.
The Ardmore 3 is heavily toe hung at 42 degrees, and suits golfers with an arced putting stroke.
TaylorMade have worked hard at improving the TP Patina range with a thicker PureRoll aluminium insert increased in size by 5mm and air pockets reduced behind the insert to help ball striking.
The Ardmore 3 features a single sightline to aid alignment over putts and also features TP sole weights which can be adjusted to suit any swing weight.
TaylorMade Ardmore 3 Putter Verdict
The Ardmore 3 putter is one of the most attractive models in the TaylorMade TP Patina range – and a real winner if you have an arced putting stroke.
There is a lot to like, not least the short fang putter head shape which doesn’t look too imposing standing over putts. The small curve hosel gives you a clear view of the face, but the unusual shape may not be for everyone.
The improved Pure Roll face compared to previous versions of the gets impressive forward roll on the ball for better distance control and feel, making the Ardmore 3 a top-class putter.
Which is the best TaylorMade putter?
The TP Patina stands up to the best of TaylorMade’s putters range, but there is no doubting the Spider X, Spider S and Spider Mini putters are the most impressive. The Truss range is a new option with a unique design.
Is the TaylorMade Ardmore 3 a good putter?
The TaylorMade Ardmore 3 ranks highly in our verdict when assessing the TP Patina range. The short-fang design is attractive, and the hosel design gives you a clear look at the face. It adds up to a well designed putter and a standout performer.
How much does the TaylorMade TP Patina Ardmore3 cost?
The price of the Ardmore 3 putter varies from retailer to retailer but costs around £219/$273.
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