124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2



TaylorMade

TP Hydro Blast

Hot List Silver 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: There is no equipment-industry proclamation that a beautiful-looking putter has to cost the same as a car payment. The crisp bearing of these blades comes from surface milling on the bodies of the 303-stainless-steel cast heads. Further classing up the appearance is the hydro-blast finish, a high-powered jet stream of water that smooths out every edge. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: As on Tinder, looks might start a conversation, but you had better tell a good story, too. These putters do thanks to the little things such as hidden pockets and channels that help reposition the saved weight for more forgiveness in the form of heel and toe weight screws. However, it’s the grooved faces that provide the ultimate swipe right: better roll for optimal distance control.

Which one's for me?

Find Out
Price: Soto $200, Del Monte $200
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Which One's For Me?
Soto
The classic plumber's neck heel-and-toe weighted central cavity blade putter. The L-neck hosel results in 40 degrees of toe hang, which targets golfers with a moderate arc putting stroke
Del Monte
The shorter blade length and wider sole provides a boost in stability over the typical blade. A single bend hosel helps create a putter with eight degrees of toe hang . That nearly face-balanced head makes for a head/hosel/shaft combination that best fits players with a straight-back and straight-through stroke.
Ratings
Performance

50%*

Innovation

30%*

Look / Sound / Feel

20%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
High-Handicapper
“The face is pretty lively but in a controlled sense. It encourages a smooth action. The line caters to a variety of strokes.”
Handicap, 15
High-Handicapper
"A matte gray putter with bold black alignment easy to pick up and feel the right face angle.. Nice blue TP badging pops. Mishits didn't feel different but different tink sound. Very soft feel at address. Very intense end over end consistent roll. Very easy to gauge distance."
Handicap, 14
Medium-Handicapper
"Nice finish. I love the little blue highlights, the insert and grooves. Gives it a nice consistent roll. ball never had a problem getting to the hole. Consistently had an end-over-end roll."
Handicap, 6
Club Specs
Models Lofts Head Weights Lengths Custom Lengths Available? Dexterity Neck Price
Soto 345 33" , 34" , 35" No Left Hand / Right Hand $200
Del Monte 355 33" , 34" , 35" No Left Hand / Right Hand $200
From the Manufacturer
Description

Clean aesthetics, classic lines and premium feel with an all-new Hydro Blast finish. The TP Hydro Blast Del Monte and Soto blade putters blend the modern with the traditional to deliver a new class of classic. With a shorter blade length and a wider area from front to back, the time-honored shape of Del Monte is meant to inspire confidence and produce exceptional feel putt after putt. Soto is a classically shaped blade that features flowing, rounded edges and clean build with a single sightline on the back cavity.

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