The Original Daddy Long Legs putter was TaylorMade's answer to the anchoring ban in 2013.
A heavier 130g grip counterbalanced the putter increasing the club's MOI by up to 50% over traditional putters, promoting a more consistent "on path" stroke.
Hard to believe that it could be improved but TaylorMade think they've done it with the Daddy Long Legs Plus putter. The incorporation of a 2.0 Mid Slim XL grip from Super Stroke, featuring a 125g Counter Core weight that sits inside the grip, has made the putter more stable.
We reported on the Super Stroke adjustable weight plus series grips and it seems that TaylorMade has taken note.
It's interesting to note however, that the grip Super Stroke has provided to TayorMade for the Daddy Long Legs Plus features a 125g weight rather than the 50g weight that comes as standard with their Plus Series Grip. Add the weight of the grip at 75g and the Daddy Long Legs Plus grip comes in at 200g, 70g heavier than the original Daddy Long Legs.
TaylorMade thinks that this works best with the Daddy Long Legs design to ensure greater control throughout the whole stroke. To perfect the balance between the 405g head and 200g counter weighted grip TaylorMade has used a lightweight True Temper steel shaft.
Daddy Long Legs aficionads will notice that TaylorMade has also updated the styling of the putter giving it a matte black finish whilst the face has a deep milled 6061 aluminium insert for Tour-inspired sound and feel. The machine milled grooving on the face now extends across the face rather than the smaller area on the original model.
Clay Long, Product Creation Wedges and Putters at TaylorMade, sums up the advantages of the new Plus model:
The proven performance of the original Daddy Long Legs now in a more stable package. Incorporating a brand new Super Stroke grip with a 125g Counter core weight, is designed to provide a stable stroke.