I’m new to reviewing, but here goes.
I haven’t seen much about the Ardmore line, never mind the Ardmore 3. It is part of taylormades TP series, and absolutely is worth a look. I recently bought one of the black copper series, and it is awesome.
It is a smaller, more compact version of a mallet. It reminds me a bit of the odyssey 7 series, but more its stubby awkward cousin. The flanges on the back look like they’d be for scooping a ball up, but this feature does not work very well. Most of the details come in the form of red accents, giving the putter a hot rod feel. The grip is a new superstroke pistol grip, with increased volume in the palm. It makes for a very relaxed hold on the club.
The biggest negative is the headcover. When will taylormade stop using Velcro? It’s a pain in the butt! Magnetic closure please!
This club has 42 degrees of toe hang, so it is great for someone with an arcing putter stroke. It has some decent heft to it, so it feels controlled throughout the swing. The face is very responsive. My prior putter had a softer face, so it felt like I had to hit it harder than I thought based on the length of the putt and speed of the greens. This made lags very difficult to judge. The ball comes off the face of the Ardmore a lot hotter, which makes lag putts far more manageable. The only adjustment comes with downhill putts that are fairly short. It can be difficult to touch them light enough not to see them run way past the hole if your line is off. Speaking of line, the alignment aid is quite nice, making putts very easy to line up. It rolls them true, and I’ve seen my average putts per round go from about 37 with my old putter to 33 with the Ardmore.
No more blaming the flat stick for a bad round!
If you’re someone who has a fairly pronounced arc in your stroke, and struggles with lag putts, I highly recommend this putter. You can’t beat the price either, coming in below the odyssey lines, and well below the spider!
Since there aren’t near ranges where I live and courses memberships and fees are expensive, I have searched for alternatives.
Found the famous Birdie balls and the Almost Golf Balls and yesterday I came across this new ball: Sci-Core practice ball: here’s a link to a video of them: https://youtu.be/sjVC1mCJEF4
I have to admit they look good at least. They seem to be similar to the Almost Golf Balls.
Has anyone from this forum tried them? Would love to see your reviews and experiences
Hey Folks, new in town here, my buddy JohnSmalls said I should go ahead and share WITB!
Scratch Tour Issue Staff Bag
Taylormade RBZ 10.5* Driver
Taylormade M2 15* 3 Wood
Adams Proto 18* Hybrid
Scratch Jeff McCoy Ground AR-1 2i
Scratch SB-1 3-9
Scratch 47/60 1018 Wedges
Scratch 53 David Duval Proto 53 Wedge
Scratch Prototype Putter
BB&F Imperial Ferrules
Kirkland Signature Tour Performance
Here's the bag, June 2019
Callaway Rogue SZ 9*, PX Even Flow T1100 white 6.5, 68g
Callaway Rogue SZ 15* 3W, PX Even Flow T1100 white 6.5, 76g
TM P790 3 iron, PX 6.0
Titleist 690.MB 5-P, PX 6.0 - old school lofts. Plays 6-G in modern lofts. I've actually taken the 3,4 irons out after a few rounds. Don't really need them.
Cleveland RTX4 54*, DG S400
TM HITOE 58*, KBS
Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport 2
Jones Golf Utility Stand Bag, Navy
Look at that offset!
Latest from the Blog
Happy Birthday Today!