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Golf Australia Express : August 2014
I F YOU decide to take the plunge on a counterbalanced putter, prepare to carry something that looks like a prop from Star Wars in your bag. Subtly hinting at technology seemingly wasn’t an option for most golf equipment companies — almost all counterbalanced putters boast about what lies beneath by smacking you over the head with weird and wacky designs. If numbers are any indication, we’ve seen plenty of players turning to the ODYSSEY TANK and TAYLORMADE DADDY LONG LEGS as their first forays into the world of counterweights. Both are designed big and bold and feature grips that weigh around twice as much as the club you’re currently using. Ping (SCOTTSDALE TR ANSER 2B, KETSCH) and other brands have their own take on the concept but in a more conventionally- designed package, proving you can have the latest and greatest without everyone needing to know about it. For the budget conscious, some clever companies have capitalised on the rush towards weighted clubs by creating replacement grips with extra weight for your current putter. They’ll cost you a fraction of what you’ll be stung for a whole new club. OTG PING'S KETSCH IS 3-INCHES LONGER IN THE COUNTER BALANCED VERSION AND WEIGHS 45 GRAMS MORE THAN ITS STANDARD PUTTER MODEL. THE NEW DADDY LONG LEGS CLAIMS TO HAVE THE "MOST STABLE HEAD TAYLORMADE HAS EVER DESIGNED". ODYSSEY'S COUNTER BALANCED TANK IS ONE OF THE MORE POPULAR ON THE PGA AND LPGA TOURS. SO, WHICH ONE TO BUY? 3COUNTER OFFERS...