Golf News – June 23, 2023

TaylorMade Golf Introduces TP Reserve Family of Premium Milled Putters

CARLSBAD, CA – With a history of innovation in putter technology, TaylorMade Golf expands its reach across the ecosystem of putter design and plants its flag in the world of premium milled putters with the launch of TP Reserve.

The TP Reserve family of premium milled putters features three classic blade shapes and three refined mallets. Each TP Reserve model is a blend of detailed precision, crafted with classic styling and awe-inspiring aesthetics. Designed and machined with soft 303 stainless steel, machined-in grooves on the face reduce surface area, impacting the ball for a softer feel and crisp sound.

TP Reserve has fine linear mill marks across the face with a set of grooves machined in at a specific depth to achieve optimal sound. The grooves are machined in the same linear fashion with strike location from top-to-bottom and heel-to-toe, maintaining the same sound regardless of impact location.

TaylorMade engineers created four different fitting options via a combination of shaft and hosel designs for selective toe hangs. The hosel in each model is represented by the second number in the model name. Hosels included are: L-Neck No. 1, Small Slant No. 3, Single Bend No. 7 and Flow Neck No. 9.

B11 & B13: Shaping to Fit the Calculated Putting Mind
Clean geometric shaping with precise edges and sharp lines help frame the ball while inspiring confidence. A thin machined topline creates an exact 8mm topline compared to the 9mm topline of the TP Juno cast putter it took inspiration from. With feedback from TaylorMade Tour Professionals, the B1 models also have a longer blade length. B11 features a reinvented L-neck hosel where machining allowed for a shorter hosel bucket and increased radii on the edges. B13 has a small slant hosel with 57° of toe hang, the most of any putter in the TP Reserve line.

B29: Shaped for the Purpose of Putting
With smooth, flowing lines the B29 model produces exceptional feel and consistent roll time after time. B29 draws inspiration from the TP Soto and features the flow neck hosel, with machined bumpers to achieve softer edges.

B31: Reinventing a TaylorMade Classic
Engineers reinvented this classic TaylorMade shape by shaving away material behind center face to create perfectly balanced wings on the heel and toe – dispersing weight to the perimeter for enhanced MOI.  Compared to the TP Del Monte, which was 104mm from heel to toe, the B31 is 110m to create a distinctive look with more stability. The B31 model is the only blade to feature a sole plate to dial in sound on this larger blade. It comes with the same L-neck hosel as B11.

M21 & M27: Tour-Proven Wing Design
Inspired by the TP Bandon, M21 and M27 mallets deliver high MOI performance and elegant aesthetics. The models feature a combination of soft edges and a blend of machine marks with sharp geometric lines that reflect the technical precision of this classic mallet.

M27 has a new mid-length single bend that is shorter, making the point where the shaft bends closer to the putter head. This reduces offset and produces minimal toe hang promoting easier set up and repetitive alignment. Every TP Reserve mallet has a premium sole plate offering artisanship and function to help optimize sound and feel.

M33 & M37: Appealing to the Golfer’s Inner Creativity
This round shape is new to the TaylorMade family with outside edges that are machined and have radii to control the dimensions for advanced exactness. This model is the only TP Reserve mallet with a sightline on top, in addition to two in the back cavity. Both models have a 1mm thicker topline than the M21 & M27 models. M33, with the small slant hosel, has the most toe hang of the TP Reserve mallets at 33°.

M47: Inspiring the Putting Purist
M47 is a blend of a blade and mallet crafted into a flawless piece of performance steel. It has the widest topline of the three TP Reserve mallets and gradient thickness in the cavity and a perfected radius along the bumpers.

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adidas Adds Another Top Amateur in Golfer Ludvig Aberg

Carlsbad, CA – adidas’ roster of young professional golfers just got stronger. Today, adidas announced the signing of top-ranked amateur golfer Ludvig Aberg to a multi-year contract that will see him wearing adidas headwear, apparel, footwear, and accessories on the course as a professional.

The former No. 1-ranked amateur in the World Amateur Golf Rankings made history this year by finishing atop the PGA Tour University Ranking. As a result, Aberg becomes the first player in history to receive full membership status on the PGA Tour for both the 2023 and 2024 PGA Tour seasons.

“This past year has been an incredible journey and I couldn’t be more excited to wear the 3-Stripes as I start this next chapter of my career,” said Aberg. “The team at adidas is always committed to making the best for golfers and I’m proud to officially join the team.”

Aberg closes out an outstanding collegiate career where he became the most decorated golfer in the history of the program. Aside from claiming the top spot in the PGA Tour University Ranking, Aberg’s long list of accolades includes back-to-back Ben Hogan Awards and eight collegiate wins, including back-to-back Big 12 Conference Championship victories.

“With a lot on the line this year, Ludvig showed he is truly a remarkable athlete,” said Jeff Lienhart, president, adidas Golf. “He’s earned it all through amazing play and desire to win and we look forward to supporting him in the 3-Stripes as he begins his journey as a professional.”

Aberg joins a roster of adidas athletes that includes the former No. 1-ranked women’s amateur golfer, Rose Zhang, who earlier this month became the first golfer in the last 72 years to win in her first start as a professional.

Aberg made his professional debut at the RBC Canadian Open where he finished T-25 and makes his second start this week at the Travelers Championship.

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