Axis1’s new Tour-HM putter looks nothing like the Rose model designed (and popularized) by former US Open champion Justin Rose. The carbon fiber wings have been replaced by a sturdier rear piece which gives the Tour-HM a more traditional wand silhouette at the address.
But this is where the differences with the two putters end.
For Axis1, the goal was not to reinvent the wheel with the Tour-HM, but to offer a rod shape to the Tour’s feedback-based lineup. The putter starts with the same Rose frame that uses a heel counterweight to position the center of gravity directly on the center of the face – and aligned with the shaft axis – to keep the face square on impact, improving directional consistency.
“It fits perfectly between our Tour-S / B and Rose models,” said Phil Long, vice president of Axis1 Golf. “Offers the consumer the combination of the alignment characteristics of a hammer with the flow of a blade, using our perfectly balanced, twist-free technology platform that eliminates toe-hang timing and keeps the heel and toe parallel to your path. through the hit. We’re getting a lot of inquiries for this product on Tour and we’ve already seen usage with the product. “
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The recessed design on the carbon fiber back helps to frame the ball at the address and is paired with a single white line for those who prefer some alignment aid. The alignment system differs from the Rose, which offers a small notch on the top line and two white lines positioned inside the wings.
Each individually balanced 355 gram head is CNC milled from 303 stainless steel with a ceramic sandblasted finish. The putter features a stainless steel shaft and Lamkin Deep-Etched handle. The Tour-HM retails for $ 449.99.