TaylorMade-adidas Golf’s new Daddy Long Legs counterbalanced putter is engineered with heavier weight at the grip-end, according to TMaG, to increase the Moment of Inertia of the club to promote a consistent “on path” stroke. Basically, the heavier weighted grip substitutes for the “anchoring” technique used by some of today’s players, including 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott.
To elevate the MOI, TMaG said the Daddy Long Legs (suggested retail price $199) head consists of 16 pieces made of eight different materials – stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, titanium, tungsten, polycarbonate, Surlyn and TPU. The result, according to the company, is twist-resistant putter head that promotes a smooth roll.
To counterbalance the weight of the putter head, an additional weight is added to the grip-end in the form of a heavier putter grip. TMaG said that changes how the putter behaves when the golfer swings it, meaning it moves easier along the swing path as if it were anchored.