Toulon Design Rochester Putter Review

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The Toulon Design Rochester is a beautifully crafted putter with excellent feel.


Toulon Design has named each putter in their initial run after a city, and many of them – Madison, San Diego, Memphis – are easily understood.  But Rochester?  One needs to know a little bit about golf history to know that Rochester is the home of the great champion Walter Hagen.

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The Toulon Design Rochester is a compact Anser 2 style putter with a high toe, similar to Scotty Cameron’s Circa 3 or Bettinardi’s JAM.  The cavity is a bit smaller than it would be on a traditional Anser, and it frames the ball perfectly.  This style of putter may be my favorite, and Toulon Design’s execution here is among the best.

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Sound & Feel

All of the blades – the San Diego, Madison, and Rochester – in the Toulon Design family all have nearly identical feel at impact.  The Diamond Mill Face produces a soft feeling with enough “click” to keep it from being mushy.

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Overall, the Toulon Design Rochester performs as you would expect an heel-toe weighted blade to.  The one thing I will say anecdotally, and I think many people would agree with me, is that smaller putters like the Rochester feel more forgiving than their larger kin.  This isn’t a “mini” type putter – they often feel like one big sweet spot – but it does feel like there’s a little more leeway to miss on the heel and toe.

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Of all the excellent models in Toulon Design’s initial release, the Rochester is easily my favorite.  It combines a head shape that I love with excellent feel and solid performance.

Matt Saternus
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