The TaylorMade Truss TB1 putter is one of four models in unique range released in 2020.
TaylorMade have broken new ground with the launched of the Truss putters with what they describe as a “striking hosel design” – and they will be flat sticks which divide opinion.
What TaylorMade say about the Truss TB1 putter:
“It looks like nothing else, because it putts like nothing else. A striking hosel design engineered to increase stability in classically styled putters that look familiar at address.
“By creating multiple contact points along with the topline, the Truss hosel design reduces the amount of unsupported mass and deflection at impact.
“Truss putters were optically engineered to present a familiar look at address for players seeking more stability in a classic shape.
“The same Tour-Proven technology now in Cobalt Blue, Pure Roll inserts produce better sound and feel, while 45° grooves increase topspin to help the ball start and stay on its intended line.”
TaylorMade Truss TB1 Putter Design
One of two blade options of the TaylorMade Truss putters, the TB1 features the unique hosel and is heel shafted.
The hosel of the putter – and the other models in the range – has been designed with a never-before-seen shape that is triangular.
TaylorMade believe that the putter provides stability like never before, particularly on off-centre strikes, and will prevent twisting at the point of impact due to way it attaches to the putter head.
The Pure Roll insert is now thicker, and combines 45 degree grooves with a softer polymer. The striking cobalt blue colour creates a striking contrast to the chrome putter heads.
There are two adjustable sole weights to make it truly adaptable to every type of golfer in terms of putter stroke.
TaylorMade Truss TB1 Verdict
On pure performance, the TB1 putter is a high-quality blade which performs to the standard you come to expect of TaylorMade products.
The improved Pure Roll insert promotes forward roll, while the presence of the sole weights means it can be adapted to suit your putting stroke from straight to arc.
What will divide opinion is the triangular hosel. TaylorMade have gone left-field in the design, and it will mean golfers will either love it or hate it. It is all down to personal preference. What the hosel does do, looks aside, is make the TB1 a very stable putter.
TaylorMade Truss Putters FAQs
Which is the best Truss putter?
All four models are impressive performers. While the design might not to be the tastes of all golfers, the ability to hole more putts will. The differences come in design, with the TB1 and TB2 the blade options and the TM1 and TM2 the mallets.
What are the TaylorMade Truss putters specs?
|Hosel||Sightline||Toe Hang||Offset||Length||Head Weight||Heel Sole Weight||Toe Sole Weight||Loft||Lie||Pure Roll|
|Truss Heel||Single||16°||Full Shaft||33"||365g||12g||20g||3°||70°||5mm|
|Truss Heel||Single||16°||Full Shaft||34"||355g||7.5g||15g||3°||70°||5mm|
|Truss Heel||Single||16°||Full Shaft||35"||345g||2.5g||10g||3°||70°||5mm|
|Truss Centre||Single||Face Balanced||Half Shaft||33"||365g||20g||20g||3°||70°||5mm|
|Truss Centre||Single||Face Balanced||Half Shaft||34"||355g||15g||15g||3°||70°||5mm|
|Truss Centre||Single||Face Balanced||Half Shaft||35"||345g||10g||10g||3°||70°||5mm|
|Truss Heel||Single||10°||Full Shaft||33"||365g||12g||20g||3°||70°||5mm|
|Truss Heel||Single||10°||Full Shaft||34"||355g||7.5g||15g||3°||70°||5mm|
|Truss Heel||Single||10°||Full Shaft||35"||345g||2.5g||10g||3°||70°||5mm|
|Truss Centre||Single||Face Balanced||Half Shaft||33"||365g||15g||15g||3°||70°||5mm|
|Truss Centre||Single||Face Balanced||Half Shaft||34"||355g||10g||10g||3°||70°||5mm|
|Truss Centre||Single||Face Balanced||Half Shaft||35"||345g||5g||5g||3°||70°||5mm|
How much does the TaylorMade Truss TB1 putter cost?
The price of the TB1 putter varies from retailer to retailer but starts from £229/$281.