ClubTest 2014: TaylorMade Ghost Tour Daytona 12 Putter

TaylorMade Ghost Tour Daytona 12 Putter
Michael Chini

TaylorMade Ghost Tour Daytona 12
Category: Blade Putters
Price: $150
WE TESTED:
34”, 35” shaft lengths
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The PureRoll face insert (80 percent Surlyn, 20 percent aluminum) produces a smooth roll.

PROS
DISTANCE CONTROL:
Easy roll and a forgiving clubface lead to consistent speed control; good choice for faster greens; you know it when you miss it, but you’re not heavily penalized distance-wise.
FEEL: Several testers say the lighter head transmits a rubbery feel at impact; putts hug the green the whole way—face grooves get the ball rolling quickly with no hopping or hot spots.
LOOK: White head with black accents gives the appearance of a classic heel-toe blade with enhanced optics; the alignment tool—a bar code with a series of thin black and white lines on the flange—promotes a straight takeaway and helps testers see the line during the stroke.

CONS
For some testers, the head is too light to judge long putts with; the black and white visual aid in the flange is distracting and even dizzying to a number of guys; too soft at impact for many testers; not everyone loves the white clubhead.

BOTTOM LINE: Fans of the Ghost Tour Daytona 12 like its look and controlled roll. Still, it’s an acquired taste—the visual package can be a turnoff, and the light impact feel might prove too soft for you.

RELATED LINKS
BUY THE CLUB: Get your own TaylorMade Ghost Tour Daytona 12 Putter
CLUBTEST INDEX: List of past ClubTest Putter reviews

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