Ernest, a Shop Blog reader, recently posted a comment about Sergio Garcia’s putter.
If you look up Sergio Garcia’s Winning Clubs you will notice that he is, according to Golf Magazine, playing a Taylor Made putter. Everyone knows that Sergio has gone back to a Scotty Cameron Prototype that he used many years ago.
That was true Ernest, but not any longer.
After getting some putting advice from Stan Utley, a newly-named GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher, Garcia switched to a vintage Scotty Cameron Newport 2 to win the 2008 Players. In fact, it was the same putter he’d used in the late 90s, including at Medinah during the 1999 PGA Championship.
Garcia continued to use that putter until last November, when he took a TaylorMade Rossa Daytona putter and ground areas of the heel and toe in a TaylorMade truck. He sent that putter to TaylorMade and the company made Garcia a Daytona to his exact specifications (right down to the stainless steel finish).
The image on the right is of Garcia’s clubs and was taken two weeks ago in Dubai. I’ve enlarged the putter in the photo. If you click on the image you’ll get a closer look.
It shows just how fast the world of golf equipment changes. If you look closely at the photo, you might also notice that Garcia has switched to TaylorMade’s new R9 driver, having played last season with the Tour Burner. He said this week, "Not only do I feel like I can shape this driver [the R9] both ways but I have easily gained 10 yards."
I’m pointing this out to show that yes, I do read every comment posted in the blog. I encourage you to ask questions about any club or manufacturer you like in the comments section below the posts. Whenever I can, I’ll do my best to get the answers and post them in The Shop.