On this page you’ll find our detailed assessment of the Taylormade OS Putter, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side comparison with other putters we have recently reviewed.
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Taylormade OS Putter
We have seen better putters from Taylormade in the past, but the OS model does offer a larger sweetspot and added forgiveness, which appeals to a wider reach. The vertically milled aluminium insert provides superb end over end roll that is one of the best we've tested. Only three models to choose from keeping things simple. A fair 8.4 out of 10.
Pros and Cons
- Beautiful and effective vertically milled aluminium insert that feels superb and produces perfect roll off the face
- The enlarged sweetspot does provide good feedback and brings in a wider niche of player ability into the mix making this a popular choice
- The simplified rear side of the OS is a touch too basic and plain, not aesthetically appealing
- The Oversized putter heads also are a bit dicey even though the point of them is improving forgiveness
|Product Details||Taylormade OS Putter|
|Launch RRP||From $199.00|
|Handicap Range||Low – High|
|Hand Availability||Right & Left Hand (Monte Carlo RH Only)|
|Putter Length||33 – 35″|
|Putter Type||Blade and Mallet|
|Grip||SuperStroke Mid Slim 2.5 or 10.5″|
Taylormade OS Putter Detailed Review
Design & Appearance
There are only three models of the OS and a further three models in the OS CB, but for now we’re only focusing on the aforementioned.
Firstly the Daytona 2, which is the traditional blade looking putter. Secondly the midsize mallet named the Monte Carlo. Lastly the Spider, which is to be brutally honest – enormous.
All three have red alignment aids and trim, similar to the Nike Method Converge actually.
The general look of the OS range isn’t particularly stylish. From the aerial point of view both the Daytona and Monte Carlo look good, but from the rear they look like middle of the range options.
The minimalistic rear side of the putter is simply too plain and we’ve seen some better models in the past by Taylormade. The one big positive though is the milled face, which is fantastic and we’ll speak a bit more about it further down the review.
The OS stands for ‘Oversize’. Taylormade have opted for slightly bigger putters than standard in order to improve forgiveness. The range is a hollow bodied construction that is filled with foam in order to reduce weight.
This is because they are trying to make the putter feel as ‘normal’ as possible in terms of feel and weight whilst offering the added benefit of forgiveness.
There is also a higher moment of inertia in the OS range and the OS CB range which feature counter-balanced heads. The raised alignment aid is also said to improve aim, but that is purely opinion and we found no real concrete proof of it being the case.
Control / Feel
The feel from the OS range is superb. The aluminium milled inserts are vertically milled in order to increase friction and improve the roll off the putter face.
This also aids the sound and particularly feel. Now on top of the foam interior, polymer is also inserted behind the putter face and that is backed up by the red aluminium inserts at the back of the putter head in order to dampen the sound slightly.
Soft, meaty feel at impact and again I think of the Nike Method Converge that doesn’t feel as good as this.
The OS range does offer forgiveness and if you are a higher handicapper then opt for the Spider as that will actually help you align better with the three alignment lines behind the putter head rather than just the solitary line in the other two heads.
Mentioned earlier the vertically milled insert provides exceptional roll off the putter face and it’s almost as if you can see the ball stay on line a whole lot better than your regular putter you’ve had for a handful of years.
In terms of forgiveness in the Daytona and Monte Carlo, I’m not really sure you need to be prioritizing forgiveness. After all it is just a putter and not a Driver that you can REALLY do with added forgiveness!
The roll off the putter face is the most important factor when choosing a putter in our opinion, followed by feel and only then forgiveness.
Value for Money
Starting at $199.00, the three Taylormade OS putters are good value as they bring a wide variety of players into the mix. Whether you are a low handicapper or a beginner, they do offer a larger sweet spot than standard and the feel, sound and roll are first class.
We’re not blown away by the aesthetics at all, but there are some elements such as the vertically milled putter face that you can stare at for a good few minutes admiring the quality. We give it a solid 8.4 out of 10.