TaylorMade Golf has released three new premium putters to the golf world on August 1st. Don’t worry folks, your recently purchased putter is not suddenly outdated! TaylorMade turned to the tour pros for feedback on three of the most stable putters they have ever produced.
What exactly are these updates and to what models? The counterbalanced Daddy Long Legs, Spider Blade, and Spider Mallet will get a cosmetic update. TaylorMade states:
“Crafted from the insights of TaylorMade Tour Professionals, the new designs feature an enhanced color scheme, including a luxurious black finish and white tungsten heel/toe weights, which frame the ball at address. A matte-black shaft and high-polish sole round out the premium aesthetics”.
While customization is not an entirely new approach – Tomo Bystedt, TaylorMade’s director of iron, wedge, and putter creation finds the new aesthetics:
“Visually stunning, while also delivering the ultimate in stability and performance. Each of these putters promote an extremely stable putting stroke, to help golfers deliver a consistent roll time after time.”
I’m definitely the type of buyer that can be persuaded by looks over performance. Why not have both? I always play my best when at address the club/putter is visually pleasing to the eye.
As I have stated this is purely a cosmetic change but with that being said there are some obvious benefits here:
- Tour player inspired color scheme aids in framing of ball at address
- All three putters offer a high MOI and are incredibly stable for a consistent roll time after
- All three models hit stores August 1st and will range in price from $229 to $249.
TaylorMade Golf Company Introduces
Three New Premium Putters
Tour-Inspired Aesthetics Incorporated into the Company’s
Most Stable Putter Collection
Carlsbad, Calif. (August 1, 2014) – One year ago, TaylorMade Golf Company released the most stable putters the company had ever created – the counterbalanced Daddy Long Legs and the counterbalanced Spider Blade. Later, TaylorMade expanded its counterbalance putter offerings to include the Spider Mallet and the ultra-stable Ghost Spider Si.
Today, TaylorMade announces new counterbalanced models of the Daddy Long Legs, Spider Blade and Spider Mallet, each with Tour-inspired aesthetics.
Crafted from the insights of TaylorMade Tour Professionals, the new designs feature an enhanced color scheme, including a luxurious black finish and white tungsten heel/toe weights, which frame the ball at address. A matte-black shaft and high-polish sole round out the premium aesthetics.
“The new tour-inspired cosmetic is visually stunning, while also delivering the ultimate in stability and performance,” said Tomo Bystedt, TaylorMade’s director of iron, wedge and putter creation. “Each of these putters promote an extremely stable putting stroke, to help golfers deliver a consistent roll time after time.”
Daddy Long Legs is the most stable putter in the trio, with an MOI of more than 8,500. The high-MOI design resists twisting at impact to protect ball speed on off-center hits, promoting a reliable roll regardless of where the ball is struck on the face.
The Daddy Long Legs (pictured on left) is the company’s most stable putter while the Spider Blade (pictured on right) has MOI of more than 5,200
At more than 5,200 MOI, the Spider Blade offers the stability of a mallet putter in a blade shape to promote outstanding twist-resistance and distance control on off-center hits. TaylorMade research indicates that the Spider Blade is 50% more stable than traditional blade-style putters*. All three models feature a heavy steel frame, and tungsten heel and toe weights, all designed to raise the MOI to deliver increased head stability.
TaylorMade Tour Staff pros who contributed to the development of these premium putters include Sergio Garcia, who finished tied for second at The Open Championship using the new counterbalanced Spider Mallet; Jason Day; Boo Weekley; and Troy Matteson.
Garcia played the Spider Mallet to record just 26 putts in his artful final round
at The Open Championship.
To optimize counterbalance technology, golfers should grip two to three inches below the top end of the grip when assuming a normal stance, posture and address. By doing so, more weight is “above” the golfer’s hands, which is key for increasing stroke-stability. Because players should grip down, each new counterbalanced putter is offered in two lengths: 38” and 35”. The 38” is for players who traditionally use a 34”-36” putter, while the 35” option is for players who traditionally use a 32”-34” putter.
*Stability gain is based on comparison of overall club MOI values in the primary stroke plane vs. traditional putter (Daytona 12).
Pricing, Options and Availability
The new Daddy Long Legs is priced at $249, while the Spider Blade and Spider Mallet retail for $229. Each model is offered in a single bend 35” or 38” shaft. Retail availability begins August 1.
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