Review: TearDrop putters are a blast from the past

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By James Tait Published: 5 June 2024
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A blast from the past from TearDrop putters. These look quality.

Who's it for?

Golfers wanting a pure roll even on putts that they mishit.

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  • Radial face design made to deliver consistent roll from machine grooved face
  • High MOI design for more forgiveness to get more putts rolling
  • Leading Edge alignment makes it easy to line up putts


  • Only three models to choose from

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Review: TearDrop putters

TearDrop putters are designed to deliver more consistency and forgiveness with their latest offering. Here’s what you can expect.

TearDrop’s patented Roll-Face design was an innovation that began 30 years ago that transformed the way putters performed. Now they are back with their latest design in 2024 delivering a greater roll taking inspiration from the classic range from the 1990s. 

The First Look

With three different head shapes, a blade, mid mallet and mallet design the TearDrop putters all look clean with a slick black finish and white alignments and logos.

All the putters have a white topline alignment line which allows you to see the topline clearly at address. This also pairs well with the different alignment offering on each putter.

Here's a closer look at the Radial Face design on the TearDrop putters (credit: TearDrop) |

A birds eye view of the alignment aid leading edge alignment. (credit: TearDrop) |

Here's a closer look at the TearDrop high MOI mallet designs. |

The Tech

The big standout with these putters is their Radial Face design. It features an 8-inch radius face that gradually changes from 0 degrees on the bottom of the putter to 4.6 degrees at the top. The machined face design creates an ideal launch angle and spin rate for a smooth and consistent roll regardless of where you strike your putts.  

Precisely machined grooves on the new TearDrop putters provide just the right amount of friction between the face and ball at impact to get the ball tumbling down the line. 

A steel perimeter is used as well as on the face to ensure a crisp, solid sound and feel. Aluminium is applied in the centre of the putter to stretch performance on mishits and to enhance alignment. 

Tear Drop’s Leading Edge Alignment System combines a perpendicular, leading-edge alignment line with parallel alignment lines to make it easier to see your line at address. 

The new TearDrop TD-5 and TD-7 mallet putters are designed for forgiveness. They’re CNC machined with a multi-material construction that allows them to deliver a clean look at address and a high-MOI. 

The TD-1 is a timeless classic blade design which looks clean and will give you a better, more consistent roll even on a mishit. 

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The bunkered Verdict

These TearDrop putters look the part.

The three putter models all look like they’ll frame the ball nicely, and clearly the technology has been made with forgiveness in mind, something we all want from our clubs.

There are brilliant options in the TD-5 and TD-7 designs, while the TD-1 is a timeless classic blade design. We can’t wait to get them out on the putting green to give you a more in-depth review.

Available: Now

RRP: £239.99

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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