Daddy Long Legs putter

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Golf Monthly Senior Staff Writer Paul O'Hagan tests the TaylorMade Daddy Long Legs putter

TaylorMade Daddy Long Legs putter
Golf Monthly Verdict

GM verdict: It feels almost impossible to make a bad stroke with this putter. The huge head, longer-than-standard shaft and counterbalancing work brilliantly together to provide amazing stability and keep the face square through impact. This makes it very hard to either pull or push your putts, even when under pressure. Alignment is also easier than with most putters, thanks to the prominent alignment markings and the shape of the head. But... visually, the huge head may prove too much for some. Although the forgiveness on offer is impressive, the look can be distracting and can make it 
a little more difficult to judge putts from long range. PGA pro verdict: Counterbalancing is something that a number of brands have adopted since the ban on anchoring was first mooted. It’s a technology that really does help to produce a consistent stroke and to deliver the putter square at impact. Combined with the high MOI head design, this putter will offer a lot of help to those who struggle with their stroke, particularly from short range and when facing a pressure situation. The look won’t be to everyone’s liking, but there are plenty of golfers who’ll benefit from it. Test team rating: Performance: 4.5/5 Visual appeal: 2.5/5 Innovation: 4.5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 4/5

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Key technology:

A heavier weight at the grip end of the Daddy Long Legs helps to increase the MOI of the entire club, promoting a consistent "on-path" stroke. The shaft is longer, meaning around three inches at the top of the grip extend above your top hand when you assume your normal grip, offering added control. The head is made from eight materials to increase forgiveness.  

Will suit: anyone really struggling with their putting.

Paul joined Golf Monthly in 2006 in a junior role and has since worked as senior staff writer and now as technical editor. He writes equipment and instruction content and tests the vast majority of golf clubs that are introduced every year.