Tad Moore Putters

Milled Carbon Steel Custom Golf Club by Maxfli & Slazenger

Posted by Mark

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There must be some mysterious link between aerospace engineering and putter designs and/or the study of putting. With names like Dave Pelz and T.P. Mills having that background, its no wonder that when you delve into the history of Tad Moore, you find out he too, was involved in lunar/aerospace design. Tad Moore started designing putters in 1963 in response to his belief that he could simply design a better tool than what was currently available. Since then, Tad Moore putters have been used to win not just a Major Championship, but dozens of pro tournaments worldwide.

Tad Moore putters were among the earliest of the milled putters, using a solid block of carbon steel or aluminum from which to cut or "mill" the final putter head design. Rather than being a footnote in golf's history, Tad Moore putters are still available today, more than 40 years after he first started in the business.

Perhaps the best known era of Tad Moore putters is his work for Maxfli/Slazenger. Hired as a club designer in 1989, his putter designs were among the most desirable and most used throughout the 1990s. Point of fact, Ian Woosnam used a Tad Moore putter on his way to winning the 1991 Masters Tournament.

There aren't many areas of putter design that Tad Moore has not at least ventured into and explored. From zero-offset models to plumbers neck and center shafts, hand milling to investment casting, from blades to heel-toe weighting and even brass inserts in aluminum heads -- Tad Moore has covered a lot of ground. His designs have also been influential in the development of our current generation of putter gurus, like Scotty Cameron.

Whether you find a Tad Moore putter at a garage sale, online auction, or a custom-made model through his website -- it's a golfing tool you'll not regret having in your bag.

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One Response

  1. Douglas J. Moore Says:

    The T-Bone is possibly the most under-rated putter in the Universe.
    As cheap as chips, great shafts and grips. Any given week, I could buy 2 T-Bones for the price of a single SuperStroke grip.
    Mr. Moore is a Master, and his work is going up in price, deservedly of course. No, of course I’m not just saying that because we have the same name, but I own 5 of his putters, and any Cameron takes a back seat when Tad is in town.

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