New Daddy Long Legs Putter from TaylorMade
Though it won’t be officially released until April 15th, TaylorMade’s new Daddy Long Legs putter ($199) is already getting attention out on the PGA Tour. According to Brian Bazzel, director of product creation at TaylorMade, a wide variety of players have already gravitated to the new mallet.
“We designed the putter to provide the feel, stability, and performance of an anchored putter but for players who putt with the traditional method. So far we’ve had players who use both methods try the Daddy Long Legs and give us very positive feedback regarding the ultra-stable feel.”
The Daddy Long Legs is an extension of the Spider series, which was originally introduced in 2008, and is made to provide the ultimate in stability both during the stroke and at impact. Design features of the putter include a 16-piece clubhead made from 8 different materials, a Pure Roll face insert, and a 15” grip that tips the scales at 130g, which is approximately twice the weight of a standard grip.
“The goal of the heavy grip is to provide counterbalancing,” says Bazzel, “which moves the balance point of the club closer to the player’s hands. This weighting technique makes it easier to control the clubhead and square it at impact on a more consistent basis.”
The extra long grip is provided to allow players to choke down on the grip, which Bazzel says is critical to taking full advantage of the counterweighted design. To accommodate this fact, the putter will be available in 38” and 35” lengths.
(Photos: Kevin Cunningham)
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