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Tour Sticks: Justin Rose’s Putter

Tour Sticks: Justin Rose’s Putter

Justin Rose went from under the radar to over the mountain, gutting out a tough win at Merion to claim the U.S. Open title. It was his first major victory since turning professional 14 years ago.

Justin Rose’s putter is a TaylorMade Spider Blade with a slant-neck hosel (the putter also available with a plumber’s neck hosel).

The Spider Blade putter borrows its white crown and leading edge from TaylorMade’s Ghost line of putters. It features a 130-gram grip to counterbalance the head weight for enhance stroke stability.

The Spider blade also features a head composed of 11 parts made from eight materials, allowing for more relative weight to be distributed away from the center. According to TaylorMade, it accordingly offers “super high MOI in a perimeter-weighted” blade. They say it’s “the most stable blade putter we’ve ever made.”

Rose is no stranger to TaylorMade putters. He was one of the first professionals to put the original Ghost putter into play in 2010, and promptly won the Memorial and AT&T National tournaments.

Who should use it: Golfers who want to hop on the counterbalancing bandwagon for enhanced stability while sticking to the look of a traditional blade profile.

About Sean Weir

Sean Weir is the founder and editor of PutterZone.com, and the author of Putter Perfection, the definitive guide to putter fitting. Profile: Google+

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