Long John Daly tamed his short game over the weekend as he wielded a Heavy Putter MID-WEIGHT K4 blade en route to finishing tied for second at the European Tour’s BMW Italian Open. Daly closed with a 66, prompting him to remark via Twitter, “Funny how they actually start talking about my game and not my pants today.”
PutterZone.com has been taking note of the Heavy Putter’s sudden rise through the professional ranks, recently observing that “it is starting to gain tour traction.” Bernhard Langer used a Heavy Putter protype to win the Champions Tour’s Legends of Golf a few weeks ago, while Fabrizio Zanotti used a Heavy Putter to finish second at the Open de Espana last week. Heavy Putter’s hot streak continued this week in the hands of Daly.
John Daly’s putter, the Heavy Putter MID-WEIGHT K4 by Boccieri Golf, is pictured above. In an earlier review of the K4 model, PutterZone.com concluded that “it offers traditional beauty with an innovative edge, and will particularly appeal to golfers who seek a
stabilizing influence on their stroke.”
Meanwhile, the C-Groove pattern on the face of Henrik Stenson’s putter was unmistakable under the bright television lights yesterday. Indeed, it was a Yes! C-Groove Donna model that helped Stenson fire a 66 yesterday to win the Player’s Championship and $1.7 million.
In a recent interview with PutterZone.com, Yes! Golf’s Blair Philip noted that the company doesn’t pay any tour professionals to use its clubs. The proprietary C-Groove face on Yes! putters is designed to impart immediate topspin for a truer roll. Henrik Stenson’s putter, the Donna ($229), is a “hybrid” putter in the shape of a blade but with added girth from front to back for enhanced MOI.