Is the new Toulon putter a gimmick or a true innovation?

By: March 24, 2017

The recently hired  Sean Toulon believes there are parallels between cars and golf clubs. Actually, this is not the first time when Callaway Golf/Odyssey Golf is trying to adapt ideas and solutions from other industries. Last year the Callaway Golf XR 16 driver was developed on Boeing‘s aerodynamics knowledge.

What are the innovations in the new Toulon Putters?

Just like in car design, the development team of Toulon putters used multiple materials to save weight and improve performance. Indianapolis’ (this is the name of one of the Toulon putter versions) multi-material construction is essential in creating Indy’s high MOI (5400+) to position the CG in the precise place necessary to promote smooth roll. Indy also employs Toulon Design’s Deep Diamond Mill face pattern to:

  1. contribute to great sound and feel and
  2. promote forward roll at impact for a smooth roll and acute control.

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The head alone consists of 17 pieces, including an aluminum face, carbon-fiber crown, and two tungsten weights. Each head takes a multitude of steps and a lot of time to produce compared to the average putter; the face pattern alone takes 45 minutes to mill.

More details:

  • Front / face consists of soft 6061 aluminum; weighs 65g.
  • Sole consists of 303 stainless steel; weighs 180g.
  • Two tungsten weights, located at the bottom of each wingtip for stability; each one weighs 25g.
  • Center of Gravity is low to promote smooth roll and positioned approximately 1.5” behind the face, a location that promotes maximum twist-resistance on off-center hits.
  • The “wings” on the back were inspired by the wings on an Indy car’s nosecone.

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Pricing & availability of the new Toulon Putters

  • Pricing: $399.99 on each new model
  • Product at Retail: 4/14/2017