Like no other club in the bag, the putter is the province of tradition, legacy, family and personalization. Names like Mills, DeLaCruz, Cameron and Bettinardi span decades, if not generations, in the firmament of the putter universe.
Another name that stands tall is Moore, as in Tad Moore, who has been designing clubs for more than 50 years.
The name may not ring a bell, because Tad Moore has been off the grid lately. But now he’s back under the banner of Orlimar Golf with a new line of putters.
As we reported last fall, Orlimar tapped Moore to create a new “Signature Series,” and the marriage of Moore and Orlimar definitely has a “blast from the past” feeling to it.
The new putters feature a patented “Washboard face,” which Moore says improves roll and performance: “I have found that new golf balls with different cover materials such as urethane react to the washboard face much better. The ball off of these putters has a better launch and rolls more consistent and accurate.”
The line consists of four sticks: three blades, and one mallet cleverly called the “Tadpole.” Retail price for each is $249. Two plumber-neck blades and a heel-shafted wide sole blade round out the portfolio. Look for them starting this month.