TaylorMade TRUSS. Worst Ever Golf Club Name?

 uglande ·  
uglandeuglande Members  425WRX Points: 295Posts: 425 Greens
Joined:  edited Feb 3, 2020 8:41pm in Putters #1

These look hideous and gimmicky. But the name might be the worst I've ever heard for a golf club. I realize the word "truss" has different meanings, but all I can think of is the medical device/support used by people to prevent aggravation of their hernias. SMH.

Posted:
Titleist TS3  1W / 3W / 5W  (Hzrdus Yellow HC)
Mizuno MP-20 HMB  2I / 4I (Nippon Modus3 Tour 120)
Mizuno MP-20 MB  5I - PW (Nippon Modus3 Tour 120)
Titleist SM8  53-11 / 58-08 (Nippon Modus3 Tour 120)
Titleist Special Select Flowback 5.5 | ProV1x #68
Post edited by uglande on
«134
4

Comments

  • cgasuckscgasucks Members  2554WRX Points: 439Posts: 2,554 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Feb 3, 2020 3:57pm #2

    Taylormade...for all your framing needs.

    Posted:
    Post edited by cgasucks on
    10.5 deg Titleist 905R with stock UST Proforce V2 Shaft
    1999 Ben Hogan Apex Blades (3-PW) with stock Apex 4 Steel Shafts
    Taylormade V-Steel 5W & 3W with Grafalloy Prolaunch Red shafts
    Taylormade ATV wedges in 54 and 58 degrees with stock steel shafts
    Rife Island Series Aruba Blade Putter
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • sixfootnicksixfootnick Members  49WRX Points: 50Posts: 49 Bunkers
    Joined:  #3

    Never really considered my putter head needed more bracing. Am I hitting the ball so poorly that the putter head is twisting the hosel? I guess so!

    Posted:
  • 1s1k1s1k A-Town, MAMembers  612WRX Points: 384Handicap: 5'ishPosts: 612 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #4

    I've come to believe with putters especially, don't knock it till you try it. You might be surprised with the results.

    Posted:
    TM SIM 8* Driver Ventus Black 7X 
    TM P790 UDI 2-Iron 2nd Gen HZRDUS Smoke 100g 6.5
    Srixon Z785 3-PW Project X 6.5
    TM MG2 Black Wedges 50.09, 54.11, 60.08 Project X 6.5
    TM MySpider X 34" Black on Black
    TM TP5X

    Bag Room
    Mizuno MP32 2-PW 
    Callaway Legacy Black 3-PW 
    Srixon Z745 3-PW
  • ASN21ASN21 G.O.A.T. Bay AreaMembers  508WRX Points: 384Posts: 508 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #5

    Epic Flash is the worst name for a club ever IMO

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • jcfloydivjcfloydiv Members  12WRX Points: 16Handicap: 0.9Posts: 12 Bunkers
    Joined:  #8

    they gotta keep with the times. Big Truss. WOOT WOOT

    Posted:
  • 1Mordrid11Mordrid1 Members  1001WRX Points: 392Posts: 1,001 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #9

    All of the OEMs are guilty of it. Taylormade Rocketballz, Nike Sasquatch, Nike Sumo, Wilson Invex, Wilson Killer Whale, PING Zing, Titleist Howitzer, Callaway Epic, and the list could go on and on.

    Posted:
  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members  2284WRX Points: 524Posts: 2,284 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #10

    Rock bands and golf club makers both face the same dilemma: they're running out of possible names.

    Posted:
    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr.
           4i refitted with SteelFiber 780 HLS Hybrid shaft R Flex 75 gr.
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS + MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr.  | Note: MD4 58°/8.C-grind may replace MD/PM
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) / 34" w. Ping Pistol PP60 grip (stock)
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperHot - orange
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course and season.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • Puttersaurus RexPuttersaurus Rex one swing at a time Members  915WRX Points: 270Posts: 915 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #11

    Is it better than the "Bermuda Triangle" putter that it is designed like? I can get one for $24 on the bay.

    Posted:
    Have fun - ready golf - repair/replace divots & ball marks - FORE! as needed
  • CLS306CLS306 Members  11WRX Points: 23Handicap: 5Posts: 11 Bunkers
    Joined:  #12

    I just saw the video Shiels put up on YT about these new putters. My goodness, they are absolutely hideous. How on earth did these make it to production??

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • tgoodspe1991tgoodspe1991 New EnglandMembers  1148WRX Points: 400Handicap: +2.8Posts: 1,148 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #13

    I don't understand this putter.

    I'm not an engineer, so I may be completely wrong, but isn't this not at all what trusses are even designed to do?

    I though trusses are for load distribution and torsional resistance, not anything to do with reducing torque about an intersecting axis.

    Posted:
    “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same
    time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented."
    - Arnold Palmer
  • jjfcpajjfcpa Golf Nut Omaha, NEMembers  845WRX Points: 287Handicap: 12Posts: 845 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #14

    I could not use this putter just because it is so ugly.

    Posted:

    Mavrik Driver 10.5* Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 3w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 5w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 4h Recoil ES Smacwrap 760 F2

    Callaway Apex CF19's 5i - PW Recoil 760 F2

    Callaway MD5 48* - 54* Project X Catalyst 80

    Callaway Chrome Soft 2020

    Stroke Lab One

  • forrester_fireforrester_fire Members  207WRX Points: 117Handicap: 11Posts: 207 Fairways
    Joined:  edited Feb 3, 2020 6:31pm #15

    Worse than Rocketballz, Rocketbladz, and GAPR?

    TM's marketing department is generally pretty terrible in that regard.

    Posted:
  • Man_O_WarMan_O_War Members  3631WRX Points: 608Posts: 3,631 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #16

    Titleist LFF driver ( LET THE "PH"UCKER FLY)

    Posted:
    Ping G400 8.5 LST Ozik F6M2/EVO III FUJI
    Cobra LTD PRO Ozik TP6HD

    Cobra F9 Avalanche 3/4 Atmos 7
    Cobra F9 Avalanche 5/6 Atmos 7
    TM Mid_Rescue TP 22*
    Ping iBlade 3-pw DG XP S300/Original Nike Blades 3-PW s300
    RTX 3.0 50, 54, 58 Modus 120
    TM Spider DJ Sightline Black Tour Spider 
    2020 TOUR B XS
  • Shawn PaulShawn Paul The love you take is equal to the love you make Members  713WRX Points: 40Handicap: 12Posts: 713 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #17

    Looks like TaylorMade missed the boat on the ball/putter combo with this monstrosity unless there is something coming out next week that only pairs with the TP5 ball. We can only assume this putter has a great "personality".

    Posted:
    Mizuno JPX900F on KBS Tour120S
    Cobra F8+ w/ HZRDS XS
    Cobra Fly-Z 3W
    Cobra Fly Z HB 3-4
    Bettinardi Studio Stock II
    Bettinardi 52/56/60 UnRusted but Trusted
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • kwcsportskwcsports Nova Scotia, CanadaMembers  809WRX Points: 139Handicap: 11Posts: 809 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #18

    Ugly and i would not play it.

    Posted:
    WITB
    Ping G10 Driver- Matrix White Tie
    TM M2 3 Wood- Kuro Kage
    Callaway X Hot 4 hybrid- Matrix White Tie
    Lynx Parallax 5-SW- Nippon NS Pro 950GH
    Ping Eye 2 SW- DG S300
    Nike VR Forged 60/10- DG S300
    Ray Cook Blue Goose
    Srixon
  • sphna12dsphna12d Members  549WRX Points: 136Posts: 549 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #19

    I always remember the Dunlop Loco driver when thinking about silly names for golf clubs.

    Posted:
  • soregongolfersoregongolfer Roseburg, ORMembers  1563WRX Points: 351Handicap: 3Posts: 1,563 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #20

    This "technology" would make more sense in clubs swing at a higher speed like a driver, yes?

    Posted:
  • the bishopthe bishop Members  3928WRX Points: 942Posts: 3,928 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #22

    Well the truss is not visible at address, but much like drivers with ugly bottoms, you know its there. I don't really care for the rather industrial look of these though.

    Posted:
    W/S D7 10.5*
    W/S D7 15*
    W/S D7 19*/22*
    W/S FG62 5-P
    W/S Staff Model 52/56/60
    Newport Pro Platinum
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • DFS PFDDFS PFD Members  1666WRX Points: 888Handicap: 1.8Posts: 1,666 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #23

    Between Rocketballz and Big Bertha Alpha Double Black Diamond there's some competition

    Posted:
    SIM 8* Ventus Black 6X
    G410 LST  HZRDUS Smoke Hulk 6.5TX 60g 
    Epic Flash SZ 15* Tensei PW 80TX
    2-PW Ping Blueprint DG X7
    55* SM8 Raw
    61* SM8 Raw
    L.A.B 2.1 

  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32690WRX Points: 2,963Posts: 32,690 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #24

    The truss will set you free.

    Posted:

    Treat yourself as if you were someone you are responsible for helping. Jordan Peterson

    Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest thing of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

    In golf, the human mind has much higher capabilities to screw things up than the physics has to make things better. Unknown

     

  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYCMembers  2218WRX Points: 314Handicap: ~7Posts: 2,218 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #25

    The name is better than the look... that's for sure. These things are UGLY.

    And while the idea holds some merit, it doesn't address the fact that the shaft is still the exact same diameter and material as always, and its still attached to that FUGLY truss at exactly 1 point. So... I don't see how it can be a monumental difference... they would have been better off from a design perspective stealing Wilson's old Fat Shaft idea. This is hands down the ugliest putter I have ever seen from a major OEM, and I will be shocked if it doesn't flop horribly, especially when other companies are putting in stability shafts and using higher and higher end materials.

    Posted:
    Titleist TS3 - 9.75* - Tour ADTP 6TX
    TaylorMade M5 - 14.25* - Tensei Orange 70x
    Callaway Apex 3h - 20* - Catalyst 80g 6.5
    Mizuno MP20 HMB - 4-PW - TTDG 120x
    Titleist AP2 - 50* - TTDG x100
    Titleist Wedgeworks V-Grind - 54* - TTDG x100
    Callaway PM Grind - 64* - KBS C-Taper 130x
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8.5
    Titleist Pro V1x, Bridgestone Tour BX
    Titleist Staff Stand Bag
  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members  6070WRX Points: 1,525Handicap: 3Posts: 6,070 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #26

    Terrible name for a terrible looking club, makes sense.

    Posted:
    Titleist TS3 8.5 Stiff Project X Even Flow T1100 White
    Titleist 915Fd 15 Stiff Rogue Black 
    Titleist 712U 3 Stiff Graphite Design Tour AD DI
    Titleist T100 4-PW Stiff Project X LZ
    Titleist Vokey SM6 50.08 & 54.10
    Titlesist Vokey SM7 60.04
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5S
    ProV1x 2019
  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members  6070WRX Points: 1,525Handicap: 3Posts: 6,070 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #27

    Also, for all of you saying something else, Taylor Made do own the worst named golf club ever but no one has mentioned it. Anyone remember the Nubbins?!

    Posted:
    Titleist TS3 8.5 Stiff Project X Even Flow T1100 White
    Titleist 915Fd 15 Stiff Rogue Black 
    Titleist 712U 3 Stiff Graphite Design Tour AD DI
    Titleist T100 4-PW Stiff Project X LZ
    Titleist Vokey SM6 50.08 & 54.10
    Titlesist Vokey SM7 60.04
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5S
    ProV1x 2019
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • Jimjam651Jimjam651 Members  170WRX Points: 124Posts: 170 Fairways
    Joined:  #28

    Theres a politician in the UK called Liz Truss, she's not very good (in my opinion)

    From this point on I will associate her with this putter

    Posted:

    Driver - Titleist 910 D3 10.5 Motore Speeder VC6.1
    3 wood - Titleist 910 F 15 Motore Speeder VC 7.1
    Hybrid - Titleist 910 H 19 Diamana Kai'li
    Irons - Mizuno MMC FliHi 3 Iron - KBS Tour stiff
    Irons - Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4 - PW KBS Tour stiff
    Wedges - Titleist SM7 53 & 60
    Putter - Yes! Callie

  • ChazbChazb Members  1003WRX Points: 139Posts: 1,003 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #29

    I think that should paint a putter green and call it the “Green Arrow”.

    Posted:
  • uglandeuglande Members  425WRX Points: 295Posts: 425 Greens
    Joined:  edited Feb 4, 2020 2:01am #30

    These look like something you'd find in the general "Sporting Goods" aisle of Target, right next to the ping-pong paddles, badmitton sets and jump ropes.

    And they want $300 for them.

    Posted:
    Post edited by uglande on
    Titleist TS3  1W / 3W / 5W  (Hzrdus Yellow HC)
    Mizuno MP-20 HMB  2I / 4I (Nippon Modus3 Tour 120)
    Mizuno MP-20 MB  5I - PW (Nippon Modus3 Tour 120)
    Titleist SM8  53-11 / 58-08 (Nippon Modus3 Tour 120)
    Titleist Special Select Flowback 5.5 | ProV1x #68
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • Munich77Munich77 Members  375WRX Points: 110Posts: 375 Greens
    Joined:  #31

    Yuck. I could not stomach hitting that.

    Posted:
4

Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.