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Center-Truss-Specific Pros:

1.     The center-positioned truss frames the ball at address, creating confidence that the ball is well-positioned for a center strike

2.     Extremely stable in back-stroke through impact

General Pros:

1.     Look of a blade at address, weight and feel of a mallet

2.     One of the few center-shafted putter options for lefties

3.     Pure Roll insert feels like butter

Potential Cons:

1.     Unconventional looks (not at address, however)

2.     Relatively skinny grip

3.     Face-balanced, so ideal for straight back and through strokes


Having used the Toulon Las Vegas for the past year, I felt it was time for a change. For the last few months, I have been unable to control the face through impact. I began testing putters, and I decided a center-shafted putter felt the best. Unfortunately, as a lefty, CS putters are few and far between, especially ones available to test.

Luckily, I happened upon the Taylormade Truss TB2 at 35” with 10g toe and heel weights. I specifically chose the TB2 model because it was a blade and because the truss is located towards the center of the head. Initially, I assumed this would only benefit stability and smoothness of stroke, but the real benefit I have found is the way the truss frames the ball at address. Here is an example:





With respect to the MGS Most Wanted Blade 2020 results, I was surprised that the Truss TB2 performed so poorly at 10ft. My personal experience has been improved accuracy from 5, 10 and 20 feet, and I have decreased my three putts from 7.3 to 4.9 per round since switching to the TB2.

Before discounting the Truss TB2 based on how it looks on the shelf, I would highly recommend testing it on a proper putting green. For me, it indeed looks like a blade at address, but it has the added benefit of the truss increasing stability and framing the ball.


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So it has been almost 2 years since your review and I’m wondering how you’re still feeling about the putter. 

When the Truss was released, it seemed like a marketing gimmick. In my mind, I can’t see how the “truss” gives it any more stability. The location of the shaft will make all the difference compared to anything else. The amount of torque generated in a putting stroke has to be minimal at best, right? Taylormade hasn’t released any other Truss putters since so I’m wondering how well they perform in real life. 

Driver: Taylormade Stealth 10.5º (Fujikura Ventus Red 5 Stiff)

3 Wood: Taylormade Stealth 15º (Fujikura Ventus Red 5 Stiff)

Driving Iron: Taylormade Stealth DHY 2 (Aldila Ascent Graphite Stiff)

Irons: Taylormade Stealth 4-Gap (Fujikura Ventus Blue Graphite 7S Stiff)

Wedges: Taylormade MG3 52º (True Temper Tour Issue S200), Vokey SM8 56º 10S (AMT Black Wedge Flex)

Putter: Odyssey Eleven Stroke Lab (Center Shaft)

Ball: MaxFli Tour X CG, Taylormade Tour Response Stripe

Fitted for all clubs from irons on up.

Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

Unofficially Tested: Odyssey One Black (LINK)

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