Classic Rossa putters revealed

Blades, mallets and the new Itzy Bitzy model

Bob Warters
Fri, 29 Aug 2008
Classic Rossa putters revealed

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TaylorMade's Rossa Daytona classic putter

TaylorMade, the Basingstoke-based golf equipment distributors, has introduced a new lines of putters - the Rossa Core Classics - featuring four popular clubhead shapes, the Daytona and Lambeau blades and the Fontana and Suzuka mallets.

Key to the new putters are soft stainless steel heads with a Tuscan nickel finish and an AGSI+ face insert for more feel from modern two-piece balls, favoured by mid-handicappers.

Bret Wahl, TaylorMade's senior director of iron and putter creation, also says that the AGSI+ technology promotes forward spin for a smoother roll.

All models, priced at £89, are available from October in right-handed versions with the Daytona also available for left-handers.

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TaylorMade Rossa Itsy Bitsy Monza Spider

And look out soon for the new Rossa Itsy Bitsy Monza Spider, a midsize mallet putter used by Swede Peter Hanson to win his national SAS Masters recently. Smaller than the original Monza Spider, it has wings (where moveable weight cartridges are located) and an alignment aid which is an abbreviated version of the original.

Costing £139, it's highly rated in its forgiveness and offers golfers the option to customise feel by changing the weights to make the putterhead heavier or lighter.

Tell us on the forum what putter you're currently using and would you recommend it on UK greens? Also take the opportunity to submit auser review of your current putter to help other golfers make good decisions about the type of club they plan to purchase.