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Precision takes time and effort and that’s exactly what TaylorMade have put into the TP Reserve putters. 

TaylorMade have had great success with the Spider putter range over the years with its popularity on the tour and with the everyday golfer. TaylorMade are now expanding back into the premium milled putter market with the brand-new TP Reserve range, after quite some time out. The six brand new models feature three classic blade shapes and three mallet designs, and they look the business. 

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I got my hands on the TP Reserve B11 which is one of the classic blade designs and the M21 which is the mallet wing design. The thing that stands out the most straight away is the precision and detail that has gone into the head shapes. It takes 45 minutes to mill one of the heads and you definitely see that attention to detail on both of these models.  

On the B11 the sharpness of the top line to the shaping of the edges just shouts premium. The M21 is more of a compact mallet design but again the geometry and shape is just superb. At address both models frame the ball really well and with two weight ports in the toe and heel, the balance in the two putters is fantastic. 

Both head designs are made from a soft 303 stainless steel, with short, tight, machined-in grooves on the face that sound and feel soft and crisp. The roll you get from this range is so true and even on slightly off-centre strikes it’s incredibly stable and consistent in distance. It really does provide all-round control on the greens.

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When I went into the testing process, I expected to prefer the blade over the mallet, but surprisingly for me that wasn’t the case.

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The reason I would chose the mallet over the blade is purely down to the success I was having while testing the putters. Particularly from ten feet and in, I was holing lots of putts with the M21 from this range, which as we know is very important.

Usually, I’d like a blade design but I couldn’t ignore the performance of the mallet in this case. I’d seriously consider putting it in the bag.

Overall, the premium milled putter market is tough to crack but I have to say TaylorMade are making a big statement with the TP Reserve.

In my opinion, they’ve nailed it. The £379 price tag is a lot but if you’re looking for performance then these are well worth it.

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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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