The TaylorMade Truss TB1 putter is one of the products featured in our Editor's Choice 2020 product list.

TaylorMade Truss TB1

TaylorMade is a company never afraid to think outside the box and its new Truss putters for 2020 are a classic example of this.

While not a completely new concept, TaylorMade has certainly moved on the idea of a putter that has two connection points into the head from the shaft instead of the traditional one.

Editor’s Choice 2020

This forms a triangular shape, often referred to as a Truss in engineering, widely regarded as one of the strongest shapes, which is why it is often used in the construction of bridges and other structures.

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Back to golf, the idea is to increase the stability on offer, especially from heel and toe strikes where the putter head has more of a tendency to twist, which can cause the ball to roll offline or come up short of its intended target.

There are two Truss shapes in the range, a blade and mallet each available in heel and centre-shafted options. Testing the blade, it was clear it certainly feels more like a mallet due to the solid, stable feel on different lengths of putt.

TaylorMade has done a pretty good job of hiding the Truss design from the address view and the roll we experienced was up there with the best of any putters launched this year.

While some golfers will struggle to get past the unorthodox design, these putters are truly a case of ‘don’t knock it until you’ve tried it’. With some tour players even putting them in play, there is clearly some merit in the design if they have made the switch and we agree that there are gains to be had around consistency and feel. This is especially true if you tend to strike your putts off centre more than your would like.

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