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2019 Official Forum Member Review- Tommy Armour TA3 Impact Putter


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On 8/6/2019 at 8:51 AM, tomlvo said:

Great reviews!

I'm struggling to get the distance right on the longer putts with the Tommy Armour putter. The face feels really soft (I normally play a Scotty Cameron Newport 2). Everything ends up short, any of you guys have the same problem? Think I need more time to adjust 😀

I would have to say that the longer putts are not a leading metric for this putter but the overall performance on longer putts is not worse than anything else I have tried.  Like you, I left alot of longer putts short at first and I think this has to do with the small clubface and needing a bit more energy put into the ball to get it there. However, I did find that as I got more and more used to the putter I started to perform better from every distance.  It might just take some time to get the distances down. 

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3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies (15*) 

5-Wood:  :Sub70: Pro (18*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 4-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR 

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3 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Good work fellas. Just caught up with this one.

It is a fantastic product, honestly, I can see why it won back to back Most Wanted.  I was extremely impressed.

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Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi3 Tester Check out the Review HERE

3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies (15*) 

5-Wood:  :Sub70: Pro (18*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 4-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR 

Tracked by: :Arccos:  

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It is a fantastic product, honestly, I can see why it won back to back Most Wanted.  I was extremely impressed.


I should give one a try. Can’t hurt my abnormally terrible putting.
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Just now, Shankster said:

 


I should give one a try. Can’t hurt my abnormally terrible putting.

 

Seriously, if it can help me it can help anyone.  

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3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies (15*) 

5-Wood:  :Sub70: Pro (18*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 4-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR 

Tracked by: :Arccos:  

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First eagle 🦅 courtesy of the TA3. On a downhill left to right breaker no less! Oh yea, and the eagle on 18 got me to 79 for the round. Loving this putter.


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Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi3 Tester Check out the Review HERE

3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies (15*) 

5-Wood:  :Sub70: Pro (18*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 4-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR 

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20 hours ago, TommyArmourGolf said:

Thanks again to all of the testers, we have really enjoyed reading the positive stage 2 comments, as well as the negatives we are working to improve.

@tchat07 - Hope you are seeing continued improvement in your strokes gained (at least on faster greens)! Keep us posted in further replies on your slow greens vs faster greens analysis if you can.

@skrupa15 - loved the myriad of data, even if your gamer had the slight edge in the SAM testing.  Good luck in your league championship with the TA3!

@HeathS16 - congrats on the low rounds of 2019, and the 3 birdies twice in a row.  For the call out on keeping simplicity, we have something in the works for 2020 that you may be interested in, stay tuned 🙂 

@jayjay0808 - great to hear that a long 20' putt ended the private brand stigma right off the bat, we always like hearing about changing expectations like this.  Also glad that the TA3 is paying its dues to help you bring in some $$$

Head cover - This is a pretty universal call out, and we understand the feelings that the quality is lacking here.  We are working on sourcing some better materials (including magnetic closures), for the next generation.

Lastly a special shout out to @fozcycle for using the black marker to hide scratches on the black putter shaft in a pinch.

Based on our own testing and hearing from players like you, we are actually sourcing a new black powder coat finish that will hold up significantly better to scratches and nicks.

Thank you all for your support!

-Tommy Armour Golf Team

Pretty cool to see the manufacturer out here reading what us the golfers are saying about their products. Also having the confidence to address the problems that have been mentioned rather than just brushing them off!

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Driver: :cobra-small: Speedzone 10.5* lofted down to 9.0* Fujikura Atmos Black TS 6X

Wood: :cobra-small: Speedzone Tour Fujikura Atmos Black TS 7X

Hybrids: :cobra-small: King Utility 19.5* Diamana Tensei White Pro 90TX

Irons: :cobra-small: MIM Tour Irons 4-PW Project X 6.5

Wedges: :cobra-small: MIM Black 50*, 54*, 58* Tour Issue S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X 

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I picked up a TA3 this spring after trying it at DSG.  The putter was easy to start online and rolled the ball very true.  Was having trouble with my current Evnroll ER6 getting putts started on line having switched to this putter after a putting fitting the year before.

I liked the looks of the putter and the grip was good quality so no rush to change it.  The only thing that bothered me was the gold sight line.  I prefer white and figured I eventually would paint fill the line sometime in the future if I did not get used to it.  One small chip in the paint on the shaft so have no complaints.  Probably helps that I use a bag with 14 way full dividers.

Spent quite a bit of time practising with the putter.  Roll was very true just like my initial findings.  The problem I had was distance control.  I play on fast greens so this is critical for me to avoid 3 putts.  I was never able to get the distance control I needed with this putter. Never knew whether the putt would be short or blow past the hole.  It got to the point 5 or more 3 putts was common for a round.  Out of frustration I took my previous putter before the ER6 ( in my signature below) out one day with only 15 minutes on the practice green before playing.  That day I only had one 3 putt and have not had more than three 3 putts in a round since.  Also making more longer putts now as my ball holds my target line longer as the speed is better with the break of the putt.

Overall I think a great putter if you can control the speed.  I have had a similar problem with a SC Squareback as well as an Odyssey mallet.  Both rolled the ball well but I was never able to consistently control the speed and distance with either.  This is a problem I am more prone to.  

 

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Woods - Callaway Rogue 5 wood

Hybrid - Titleist TS2 21 degree

Irons - Taylormade P790 5-PW

Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 52-56-60

Putter - Mizuno Black Carbon BC3

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On 8/20/2019 at 4:05 PM, TommyArmourGolf said:

Thanks again to all of the testers, we have really enjoyed reading the positive stage 2 comments, as well as the negatives we are working to improve......

Head cover - This is a pretty universal call out, and we understand the feelings that the quality is lacking here.  We are working on sourcing some better materials (including magnetic closures), for the next generation.

Lastly a special shout out to @fozcycle for using the black marker to hide scratches on the black putter shaft in a pinch.

Based on our own testing and hearing from players like you, we are actually sourcing a new black powder coat finish that will hold up significantly better to scratches and nicks.

Thank you all for your support!

-Tommy Armour Golf Team

For the headcover issue, I gamed the My Golf Spy mallet headcover.....much much better.

 

as for the chips, my Cobra bag has a separate putter well that is lined at the top with rubber ridges....I guess the rubber ridges caused the chips.

BUT, the TA3 is still 8n the bag!

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*) & 5-6W(20*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft 

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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I went to get a new putter grip, walked over to the grip section with the TA putter in my hand.  

Not the Impact #3 though, I really preferred the feel, looks, and look at address of the Infusion:

https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/tommy-armour-mens-infusion-series-aero-cb-putter-19av3mt2019nfsnrcptr/19av3mt2019nfsnrcptr

 

Alas, I left it behind and got the new putter grip, it was money well spent.  My existing putter has never felt better. 

As to which one holes more putts... who knows.   Stoked to see some positive results here 🙂

 

:ping-small:        G400 Max, PX Evenflow Blue 6.0s, until the adapter comes loose again in 5 swings. 😥

:cobra-small:  Bio Cell 3/4w, Project X PXV 6.0s; AMP 3h 19deg Aldila RIP R.  Bio Cell 4h 22.5deg PXV R. Aldila RIP 70 R; King Utility 4i, UST Recoil 780 ES SmacWrap S 

:wilson_staff_small: C300 cast irons 5-PW. Fujikura graphite R 

:cleveland-small:      CBX-2 50/11 

:taylormade-small:   ATV 56/16deg 

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Impact No.3 Align putter

:Arccos:     Caddie for tracking.     

:titelist-small:            Pro V1X balls

 

Previous forum tests:

2019: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Plus 4 grips, Lynx Black Cat 5-PW.    2020:  :skycaddie: LX5 Watch.    2021:  :1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact #3 Align putter

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6 minutes ago, knightsofnii said:

I went to get a new putter grip, walked over to the grip section with the TA putter in my hand.  

Not the Impact #3 though, I really preferred the feel, looks, and look at address of the Infusion:

https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/tommy-armour-mens-infusion-series-aero-cb-putter-19av3mt2019nfsnrcptr/19av3mt2019nfsnrcptr

 

Alas, I left it behind and got the new putter grip, it was money well spent.  My existing putter has never felt better. 

As to which one holes more putts... who knows.   Stoked to see some positive results here 🙂

 

Certainly has a nice looking face and it looks like they did a good job on upgrading the headcover.

I like where they're going with their putter line!

I got something to say then I'm gonna say it. 

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5 minutes ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

Certainly has a nice looking face and it looks like they did a good job on upgrading the headcover.

I like where they're going with their putter line!

Is the Infusion a newer putter than the Impact?  

I know the price is a few bucks more... not enough to scare me away though! 🙂 

:ping-small:        G400 Max, PX Evenflow Blue 6.0s, until the adapter comes loose again in 5 swings. 😥

:cobra-small:  Bio Cell 3/4w, Project X PXV 6.0s; AMP 3h 19deg Aldila RIP R.  Bio Cell 4h 22.5deg PXV R. Aldila RIP 70 R; King Utility 4i, UST Recoil 780 ES SmacWrap S 

:wilson_staff_small: C300 cast irons 5-PW. Fujikura graphite R 

:cleveland-small:      CBX-2 50/11 

:taylormade-small:   ATV 56/16deg 

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Impact No.3 Align putter

:Arccos:     Caddie for tracking.     

:titelist-small:            Pro V1X balls

 

Previous forum tests:

2019: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Plus 4 grips, Lynx Black Cat 5-PW.    2020:  :skycaddie: LX5 Watch.    2021:  :1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact #3 Align putter

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1 minute ago, knightsofnii said:

Is the Infusion a newer putter than the Impact?  

I know the price is a few bucks more... not enough to scare me away though! 🙂 

Not sure...this is the first I've heard of it and/or seen it.  

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My TA #3 was pure gold today as I felt like I was in total control on the greens.  I recently put a superstroke slim on Tommy and he's cooking with Crisco. 

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Callaway Mavrik Max 6 hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 7 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
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My TA #3 was pure gold today as I felt like I was in total control on the greens.  I recently put a superstroke slim on Tommy and he's cooking with Crisco. 

Still eyeballin this thread lol
Keep rolling the rock dude



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:755178188_TourEdge:  CBX 13.5 3 Wood

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Atomic Irons 4-AW (reviewing)

:cleveland-small: CG16 Satin 52*

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0 56* and 60*

Sentio Sierra 101-M Putter

 

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Still loving the TA3 chalk up another eagle 🦅


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3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies (15*) 

5-Wood:  :Sub70: Pro (18*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 4-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR 

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Had a great game with my new Impact 3 in last Thursday's scramble. Made five putts, two for my teams only birdies, one from at least 20 feet. Just missed a couple of other birdie putts, one stopping just a couple of inches short of the hole and another long one that broke left right at the hole.

 

I had been playing milled blade putters because I liked the sleeker look of a blade, but lacked control in my stroke. The TA3 seems to have fixed that. So far, loving this putter. If this keeps up I might have to give it the MGS headcover treatment.

 

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Woods: :taylormade-small: R580 5W, 7W

Hybrids: Nicklaus Dual Point 4H

Irons: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback One Length 6i - PW

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0 48*, 52*, 58*

Putter: :1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact 3

Bag: :Ogio: Grom 14-way stand bag

Ball: GolfJet Jet 4

Rangefinder: NX7 Pro or ShotScope V2

 

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Had a great game with my new Impact 3 in last Thursday's scramble. Made five putts, two for my teams only birdies, one from at least 20 feet. Just missed a couple of other birdie putts, one stopping just a couple of inches short of the hole and another long one that broke left right at the hole.
 
I had been playing milled blade putters because I liked the sleeker look of a blade, but lacked control in my stroke. The TA3 seems to have fixed that. So far, loving this putter. If this keeps up I might have to give it the MGS headcover treatment.
 
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Glad to hear another Spy is liking the TA3! Like I’ve said before this thing WORKS!


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3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies (15*) 

5-Wood:  :Sub70: Pro (18*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 4-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR 

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