With each model named after famous template golf holes, Tour Edge’s Template Series line of affordable putters features four new designs and three modified shapes in both black and silver.
With a combination of mid-mallets, mallets and a blade, every Template putter shape was designed to optimize center of gravity and moment of inertia.
The putter series’ name is derived from template holes in golf course architecture, and each model represents a classic design: Alps, Biarritz, Eden, Maiden, Narrows, Punchbowl and Valley. Template holes were broadly utilized by classic-era architects C.B. Macdonald, Seth Raynor and others, modeling holes from renowned courses such as St. Andrews, Prestwick and North Berwick.
Each Template putter ($129.99) is CNC milled stainless steel with micro-groove face technology, providing a soft feel that reduces skidding off the face. The grooves are 20 percent deeper and wider than the previous Template Series, offering more immediate topspin and accurate roll.
“The new Template putter series has taken leaps and bounds in the look-and-feel department,” said David Glod, Tour Edge president and master club designer. “This putter line is bringing together today’s technology with classic putter designs and perfectly blending the two, just like what Template golf holes are designed to do in course architecture.”
The Eden is the lone blade putter in the series, featuring a classic design with a plumber’s neck to suit players with an arc-straight stroke.
Longer wings on the Alps makes it a conventional mallet putter with a higher MOI. The high-MOI mallet design of the Biarritz provides extreme forgiveness. The Punchbowl is a rounded full mallet with a forgiveness and accuracy enhancing high MOI and plumbers-neck hosel.
The mid-mallet designs Maiden (squared) and Valley (rounded) are suited for players who tend to leave their putter face open at impact. The Narrows and Narrows CS are winged mid-mallet designs differentiated by either a slant neck or center shaft.
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