TaylorMade reveal counterbalanced putters

TaylorMade has revealed new counterbalanced models of the Daddy Long Legs, Spider Blade and Spider Mallet putters

TaylorMade Spider blade 2.0 putter

TaylorMade has revealed new counterbalanced models of the Daddy Long Legs, Spider Blade and Spider Mallet putters

TaylorMade has introduced new counterbalanced models of the Daddy Long Legs, Spider Blade and Spider Mallet 2.0 putters, each with Tour-inspired aesthetics.

The new designs feature an enhanced colour scheme - including a sleek black finish and white tungsten heel/toe weights - a matte-black shaft and high-polish sole.

“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 theses putters promote an extremely stable putting stroke, to help golfers deliver a consistent roll time after time”

Daddy Long Legs is a stable putter with an moment of inertia (MOI) of more than 8,500. The high-MOI design resists twisting at impact to protect ball speed on off-center hits.

At more than 5,200 MOI, the Spider Blade offers the stability of a mallet putter in a blade shape to promote twist-resistance and distance control on off-center hits. 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 helped contribute to the development of the new putters, including Jason Day and Sergio Garcia, who finished second at the Open Championship and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational using the Spider Mallet.

The new Daddy Long Legs is priced at £189 while the Spider Blade and Spider Mallet are priced at £179.

Each model is offered in a single bend 35” or 38” shaft and the new putters are available at retail from August 15.

For more information, please visit www.taylormadegolf.com

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