First Look: New TaylorMade Daddy Long Legs+ Putter
There's nothing itsy-bitsy about TaylorMade's newest Spider, the Daddy Long Legs+. Building on the company's hallmark face-balanced mallet, the DLL+ refines the counterbalanced design of the Daddy Long Legs 2.0 to create what TaylorMade's calling its most stable putter to date.
The Daddy Long Legs+ replaces the elongated, 130-gram grip of its predecessor with a separate 125-gram weight plugged into a 73-gram SuperStroke 2.0 XL grip. According to TaylorMade, that puts two-times the weight above your hands during the stroke. Paired with a lightweight True Temper shaft, the setup moves the club's balance point up 2", amplifying its counterbalanced feel while mitigating the heft of the putter's head.
Speaking of the head, it got some tweaking, too. TaylorMade managed to increase the MOI of its 17-piece Daddy Long Legs design by around 4% with the new putter, which also gets an updated, satin-gray paint job this time around.
Devotees will also notice a difference at impact; using feedback from its Tour staff, TaylorMade replaced its soft, Surlyn insert with a milled aluminum face insert. According to the company, that provides a crisper hit with a richer sound than the previous insert.
Since you're meant to grip it below the counterbalance weight, the Daddy Long Legs+ comes slightly long at 34.5", 36", and 38", which roughly correspond with your typical putter lengths. Look for them starting July 15th, at $249 a pop.