Nice Little Find!! For the Lefty's

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scottyallanbscottyallanb Berkley High School Golf CoachMembers  1735WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,735
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Hey Lefty's out there I know sometimes its hard to find that special putter. I picked up this little Gem. Taylor Made TP Rossa Daytona 1-02. I know its a pretty tuff find and especially left handed. I am just looking for some complete info. Head weight? The story behind the bottom weight plug. If any one is gaming one let me know your thoughts. My pictures might not have come out to well. Please let me know.



Scotty B



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  • scottyallanbscottyallanb Berkley High School Golf Coach Members  1735WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,735
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    Cmon guys not even a righty has putted with this putter? Is it that hard to come by where no one has games one? Need help. Cant find much info.





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  • scottyallanbscottyallanb Berkley High School Golf Coach Members  1735WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,735
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    After some hunting I did find this.



    TaylorMade Introduces a Rossa® TP Putter Line

    "Tour Preferred" Putters a Collaboration Between

    Rossa Putter Engineers and Tour Professionals



    CARLSBAD, Calif. (March 10, 2004) – Rossa, a putter brand of TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company, has introduced a new line of putters called Rossa TP (TP stands for "Tour Preferred."). The Rossa TP putter line is the product of a collaboration between Rossa putter engineers and a variety of tour professionals that resulted in the fine-tuning of six existing Rossa putter models. This fine-tuning includes subtle changes and refinements that succeed in making the Rossa TP line of putters look, feel and perform in ways that tour pros prefer.



    Issued in limited quantities, the Rossa TP putter line includes two mallets, the Maranello 8-01 and Maranello 8-02; and four blades, the Daytona 1-02, Siena 4-02, Modena 4-02 and Imola 6-02. All feature TaylorMade's striking TP logo, identifiable by its dual racing flags, on the sole.



    Rossa TP putters are constructed of 1020 carbon steel and are 100 percent precision-milled with strict attention to detail, and "tour-shaped" to satisfy the high standards and visual tastes of a tour pro. The Rossa TP Blades feature a tungsten weight sole insert allowing for exact CG placements and improved overall head shape. The new Rossa TP putter models are derivatives of the former Rossa Tour putters with slightly different dimensions. We worked with various players to reshape and size things like blade lengths, width and the top line. These putters are absolutely beautiful.



    Each Rossa TP putter incorporates TaylorMade's famous dual Titallium insert technology used in the Rossa putters, one in the clubface, one in the back of the putterhead, permitting the reallocation of 35 grams of weight to strategic areas of the putterhead, increasing the head's moment of moment of inertia (MOI) for increased stability. In addition, the clubface insert delivers an extraordinary soft-yet-crisp feel at impact that's unparalleled.



    "The new Rossa TP line of putters are crafted with the input of tour professionals," says Sean Toulon, Senior Vice President of Brand Management and Creation for TaylorMade, "and should appeal to skilled players with discerning tastes."



    The manufacturer's suggested retail price for each Rossa TP putter is $300.
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  • TwoheyTwohey SoCalMembers  484WRX Points: 104Posts: 484 Greens
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    I remember when these came out years ago. It was maybe 1 or 2 seasons after TM launched their TP line. I don't think they really took off since TM really hadn't established themselves in the putter market. I did try them out in the store (LH too...) and think they were a bit heavier than the non-TP line. Also, I think this is when they started with the non-glare finishes. IIRC, the original Rossa line was more shiny.



    Some of the basic specs (no headweight though) are available on TM's site under the Vintage club section.
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  • oregongolforegongolf Lefty Boomers  8606WRX Points: 190Posts: 8,606 Titanium Tees
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    Sweet stick Scotty... I can't believe you're kicking the spider out.



    That thing looks awesome though.
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  • superfacedsuperfaced Members  268WRX Points: 55Posts: 268 Greens
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    I have one of these in lefty that I actually put up on the lefty for sale forum a few times. There wasn't much interest though. In my opinion, however, it's a sick putter. Love the black. no glare finish. In fact, maybe I'll take the Betti out of the bag and game it this weekend for kicks =)



    I can't believe they retailed as much as Scottys... Used they go for half of what Scotty's go for used... Having putted with both, I didn't see a drastic difference in quality.
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  • scottyallanbscottyallanb Berkley High School Golf Coach Members  1735WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,735
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    I agree this putter so far has been great. A little clicky but I have great ball control and it was very easy on the eyes. Any idea on the weight of the putter? Was this the only 1 they offered in TP for us lefty's?



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  • superfacedsuperfaced Members  268WRX Points: 55Posts: 268 Greens
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    I have a Rossa TP 8-01 Maranello too... I think these were the only two? But I could be wrong.



    I always assumed the headweight was your usual 330g from that time period, but someone else should chime in if I'm wrong.
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  • golftitleistgolftitleist Jr. Boomers  858WRX Points: 0Posts: 858
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    Whats the headcover look like?
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