After being quite skeptical about the effects of the emerging trend of counter weighting in putters, I believe that there could definitely be something to this. My promiscuity with putters is pretty well known so it should be a surprise when I get this excited about a putter. A friend of mine asked me to email him with my first impressions with this new "not flat at all stick" and so I sent him the following:
I’ve lost count and have stopped trying to keep count of how many putters I have tried since I started golfing. For the longest time I’d try different putters and like some enough to use again before getting to a point where I knew I could do better. I am very proud to announce that I have finally found the right putter for me. It only took 13 months (13 months ago today I hit my first golf ball) and thousands of dollars……
My putter arrived last night….I had read about it for a while but was skeptical about the supposed counter weighting in the grip and the supposed superior stability of the putter head. I was wrong. I knew instantly as I rolled that first putt on my synthetic bent grass putting green in my basement that I finally had found my putter. As long as you line the putt up correctly it is hard to miss a short putt. The longer putts will take some time but the good news is that this thing is as close to automatic as there is out there from 10 feet and in.
Yes it is a hideous looking putter and I am sure that I will be laughed at and mocked incessantly by the golfing elite at MCC. All of the mocking and snide remarks will cease when I drop several (yes several) strokes from my average putts per round though. And while it may also be plastic and cheap looking, the stability is simply too good to not use……Ladies, Gentlemen, and One Pump, I present to you, the Taylormade Daddy Long Legs Putter!
I’ve rolled and owned so many putters in the last 13 months and while I’ve had a good feeling about a few at first, I experienced putting nirvana last night for the first time. I knew right away after the first putt that this was a different breed of putter. I then took it to the practice range and was amazed. I was actually trying to miss short putts with it by breaking my wrists down but the stability and MOI would still keep the putt online! I only wish I knew sooner and obtained this gift from the golf Gods sooner! I am not the only one that has seen the light either as there are many threads on various golf sites devoted to people losing their shit over how incredible this putter is. The message is basically the same from each soul that has been saved by this not so flat stick: “It’s ****ing ugly and cheap but it just makes so many putts!”.
The irony is incredible. I am very scared of spiders and definitely have some kind of medical condition with them. There have been times where I have totally freaked out when one surprised me, almost to the point where I lost control of my bowels again (the other time was when I rode a roller coaster). So of course fate would have it that I would end up with a putter named after a spider that has me placing my hands right over a huge arachnid when putting. As long as I putt this great with this putter, I will have no problem embracing my new eight-legged friend!
After checking I did not see anything on this site about this putter......please chime in if you have used/purchased the putter? I cannot wait to get this out on the course for a round tomorrow!