There is a lot of cool gear in the golf equipment world that doesn’t always fit neatly into Most Wanted Tests or Buyer’s Guides. You still want to know how it performs. In our We Tried It series, we put gear to the test and let you know if it works as advertised.
What We Tried
TaylorMade MyTP Custom putter interface – The online design interface that allows golfers to create customized versions of TaylorMade’s Juno and Soto blade putters.
Your Custom Builder
Dave Wolfe – MyGolfSpy writer and putter fanatic. I’ve tested hundreds (maybe thousands) of flatsticks.
TaylorMade MyTP Interface
Like the MySpider design interfaces, the number of options is the most significant feature in the system. For a putter to be truly custom, you must be able to pick enough features to make it unique to you. Here are the options available with the MyTP program:
Build Options: TaylorMade MyTP
- Head Shape: Soto or Juno
- Dexterity: Right (left may be coming soon…)
- Head Finish: Classic silver or jet black
- Hosel: Juno: L neck and long neck. Soto: Flow neck and long neck
- Custom Engraving: Create a custom message with characters (four) on both the toe and heel bumpers. Choose from 12 different paint fills
- Sight Line: Five different sightline options include no line, single line in cavity, dot on topline, single line on topline and double line in cavity with 12 different paint fills
- Face Insert: Nine different paint options for the Pure Roll™ insert with 45-degree grooves to encourage optimal forward roll
- TP Cavity Badge: The TP insignia on the back of the putter blade can be personalized with 10 different color options
- Cavity Screws: The weighted screws on the back of the putter blade can be personalized with eight different color options
- Sole Weights: Choose from three different finishes: Stainless steel, gunmetal and copper
- TaylorMade Weight Logo: Embossed within the sole weights, the subtle TaylorMade logo can be personalized with 12 different color options
- Juno/Soto and TaylorMade Logos: The adjacent logos on the sole of the putter can be personalized with 12 different color options
- Shaft Color: Classic chrome and black
- Length: 32-37 inches
- Grip: various SuperStroke, Golf Pride and Lamkin models
My casual math put the number of options for the MySpider X designer at around 150 million permutations. Quick calculation for the MyTP program places the combinations in the 225-million range. Sure, that number is generated through lots of paint choices but don’t discount the multiple physical build options. Regardless, the TaylorMade MyTP putter interface has the breadth of choices to allow you to make a truly unique putter.
Dave’s MyTP Soto Flow: Get Legs!
Overall, I’d say that my impression of the MyTP interface could be summed up by the same two words I used for the MySpider X interface: Quick and easy. The design software is very linear. Literally linear. You just scroll down the right margin menu and click your selections. Like the other TaylorMade “My” designers, your choices will immediately update the rendered putter photo.
My design process did get a bit stuck at the Juno or Soto stage. I prefer the squarer head of the Juno but I wanted the flow-neck option found only with the Soto. Ultimately, I went flow-neck Soto, knowing it would best fit my stroke.
From there, I played with about a thousand different color schemes. Those of you who know my obsessions may be surprised that there is no purple on this putter. Initially there was but, like the soleplate color limitation on the MySpider X, the lack of purple options for the grip spun the color wheel in another direction.
TaylorMade MyTP Interface Issues: None
All in all, the TaylorMade MyTP interface was a breeze to use. It’s sleek, simple and responds quickly to changes in design. The only option omissions I found were the purple SuperStroke 1.0PT option, different weight options and the ability to order the putter at a specific loft and lie.
Satisfaction and Value
I was impressed with the TaylorMade MySpider X build but I am even more impressed with this TaylorMade MyTP outcome. The online build images were pretty spot on; even the bumper text was pretty close. On that front, I think that my “Get Legs” pace reminder turned out better than expected. Overall, what I saw on the computer was what arrived about a month later.
I’ve had the putter out on the course a couple of times now and it performs as expected. Going with the flow neck was the right decision. The SuperStroke 1.0PT grip was a nice surprise. I had not used this grip before. It’s a departure from their big grip roots but it is maybe my favorite grip shape to date. Check it out if you haven’t already. The KBS CT Tour putter shaft is another solid upgrade for the build.
The quality of the putter is impressive. It punches above its price point. The putter you build with the TaylorMade MyTP interface will cost $325. I really want to say only $325. Many of the modern stock putters will set you back about that much. The MyTP putter is a solid putter even without the customizations. The fact that it is customized makes the putter a big bargain at $325.
I thought the MySpider X design interface was great. Well, the TaylorMade MyTP interface is as good or even better. Once again, you have millions of aesthetic and functional combinations. There are some head/neck limitations but if one of those combos suits your game, you can put together a putter that is uniquely you.
Though I still associate TaylorMade with drivers, I’m starting to realize that TaylorMade is actually a solid putter company. Somehow I overlooked the scoreboard showing the Most Wanted wins and Spider-won millions. The simple truth is that TaylorMade is making good putters these days. You can feel confident that your TaylorMade MyTP putter won’t just be a custom putter, it will be a solidly performing custom putter.
Design your own at TaylorMadegolf.com.