TaylorMade updates counterbalanced putters
Saturday, August 2, 2014
TaylorMade announced August 1 that it has updated three counterbalanced putters using feedback from PGA Tour staffers such as Sergio Garcia, Jason Day and Boo Weekley. The clubs are available immediately.
The putters come standard with matte-black shafts and high-polished black soles trimmed in red.
In a release, Tomo Bystedt, TaylorMade’s director of iron, wedge and putter creation, said, "The new tour-inspired cosmetic is visually stunning, while also delivering the ultimate in stability and performance. Each of these putters promotes an extremely stable putting stroke to help golfers deliver a consistent roll time after time."
TaylorMade says the Daddy Long Legs, a high-MOI mallet, is the most stable putter it has ever created. For players who don't hit the sweetspot consistently, it resists twisting on off-center strikes so putts roll more consistently.
The Spider Blade is a heel-toe-weighted design that offers mallet-like stability in a shape suited for players who prefer traditional putters. The Spider Mallet, Garcia's choice, is a classically rounded midsize mallet.
All three putters have a black-painted steel frame that is stabilized by white tungsten weights in the heel and toe.
To achieve the counterbalance effect, TaylorMade encourages golfers to use a club that is 3 inches longer than their standard-length putter. The player should then choke down so that a few inches of the grip sticks out above the hands. TaylorMade says this increases stability by keeping weight above the hands.
TaylorMade offers the Daddy Long Legs, Spider Blade and Spider Mallet in 38-inch models for players who typically use a 34- to 36-inch putter and a 35-inch model for players who normally use a 32- to 34-inch putter.
The Daddy Long Legs costs $249, and the Spider Blade and Spider Mallet are $229.