The Counter-balance Balance of Power
By Torleif Sorenson on 6/20/13
We've seen this happen before, but it's just as intriguing (and occasionally funny) as it was the first time: Somebody succeeds, then the rest of the world wants to see the tools he/she used to get there — and get the same equipment for himself / herself.

Payne Stewart won the 1999 U.S. Open using a SeeMore putter — and the company enjoyed a massive upsurge in sales.

With Justin Rose having won the 2013 U.S. Open, the people at TaylorMade Golf are obviously pleased that their equipment was in his bag at Merion. But, as Rex Hoggard reports, Rose's putter is is attracting some attention of his fellow PGA Tour pros. Ryan Moore, Bo Van Pelt, and Casey Wittenberg have reportedly requested their own versions of TaylorMade's Spider Blade, which is available with a short, slanted, flare-tip hosel and with a plumber's neck hosel.

TaylorMade's Spider Blade Slant, used by
Justin Rose to win the U.S. Open

TaylorMade's Ghost Spider Blade Slant putter employs 130 grams of counter-balanced weight in the grip. The company says...
"Counterbalancing increases the MOI of the entire club, making it 50% more stable than a traditional putter. Our Tour Staff pros who helped to develop say counterbalancing makes it easier to keep the head moving on your intended path."
The company also offers a counter-balanced, high-MOI mallet in the form of their Daddy Long Legs, which your correspondent has tried and would enjoy having in the bag.


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[ comments ]
Kurt the Knife says:
you mean he wasn't using my cheap chinese counterfeit Cameron Newport?
Kurt the Knife says:
Still up for sale for 20 bux. O_o
jeffcroupier says:
counter weight in the grip, like HeavyPutter has been doing for years?
Torleif Sorenson says:
Yes, but on a much heavier scale than the TM.
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