TaylorMade Truss Putters Review

Neil Tappin tests out the new Truss putters from TaylorMade

TaylorMade Truss Putters Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

If you're a player that tends to miss-strike your putts out of the heel and toe then perhaps this technology has the answer, if you can get past the unorthadox visuals.

Reasons to buy
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    The technology hidden at address

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    The blade putter felt very nice

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    Offered stabilty

Reasons to avoid
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    The looks of the centre-shafted options will put some people off.

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TaylorMade Truss Putters Review

In this review, GM's Neil Tappin tests out the very striking new putter designs from TaylorMade (opens in new tab).

They're called the 'Truss' putters and come with a triangular shape that connects the head and the shaft.

Truss refers to the triangular shape that is used in construction to provide stability, with TaylorMade's designers clearly hoping to produce a putter that is more forgiving.

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When you miss-strike a putt out of the heel or toe, the putter head just tends to open or close a little bit and this ends up in golfers losing accuracy and speed control on putts.

By adding more stability, the idea is that you'll hit more putts on your intended line with the intended pace and therefore more putts holed.

The mallet version (opens in new tab) has a bigger triangle so should be more stable and it certainly felt like there was less unwanted twisting at impact, especially on longer putts.

One thing we really liked was that, even though it's a very striking design, when you put them down behind the ball the triangular shape is nicely hidden, especially on the heel-shafted versions.

It looks pretty classic so you wouldn't necessarily know that there is the technology there to help you.

We found that the classic TB1 bladed model felt really solid with a quiet thud at impact. The slight toe hang meant that blade users should familiar with the face opening and closing during the stroke and therefore square the face more naturally.

We like the shape of the mallet behind the ball but found that it makes a different noise and is much louder than the bladed version.

Clearly TaylorMade is tasking its designers to come up with different ideas in this area of the market to help golfers hole more putts and while this isn't a completely new concept, it's this kind of out-of-the-box thinking that could well be the key to unlocking more consistency on the greens.

Neil Tappin
Digital Editor

In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."


Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. In his time at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSR2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X