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TaylorMade OS and OS CB putters

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The OS in TaylorMade’s new OS and OS CB putters stands for “oversize.” With its new putter line, the company took two of its most popular blade and mallet putters — the Daytona and Monte Carlo — and increased their size, which increased their forgiveness as well as the size of their alignment aids.

Clay Long, TaylorMade’s Director of Product Creation for Irons and Wedges, has been designing putters for a long time, most famously the MacGregor Response ZT 615 putter Jack Nicklaus used to win the 1986 Masters. That putter had an extremely high moment of inertia (MOI), a measure of forgiveness, thanks to its all-aluminum construction, which allowed the putter to be made bigger but gave it a non-traditional sound.

The OS and OS CB putters have a high MOI, but don’t skimp on feel thanks to their thin-wall, polymer-filled construction. The putters are cast from steel and then “skim milled,” which gives them a premium look and consistent shaping. After the milling process, polymer is injected into the putter bodies to dampen their sound, and the backs of the putters are then sealed with a red aluminum insert. The OS and OS CB putters also use a new TaylorMade 6061 aluminum face insert, which is vertically milled to create more friction at impact for a better ball roll.

According to Long, the OS Daytona putter is 7 percent larger than last year’s Ghost Tour Daytona. The OS Daytona CB, which stands for “counter balanced,” has a heavier head and heavier grip to help golfers make a smoother stroke. Its putter head measures 13 percent larger than last year’s Ghost Tour Daytona. The OS Monte Carlo is 5 percent larger than last year’s Ghost Tour model and 12 percent larger in the CB version.

The new line also includes a Spider OS putter, which is available in a standard and CB version that has a more square look than past Spider models from TaylorMade.

All six putters will be in stores March 18, and come stock with SuperStroke’s Mid Slim 2.0 grip (the CB versions use a 13.75-inch SuperStroke 2.0 XL grip). Learn more about each model below.

Daytona Blade

  • Price: $219 (standard), $249 (CB)
  • Toe Hang: 36 degrees
  • Lengths: Standard (33, 34, 35 inches), CB (34.5, 36, 38 inches)
  • Head weight: 355 grams (standard), 395 grams (CB)
  • Grip weight: 95 grams (standard), 130 grams (CB)

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Monte Carlo Mallet

  • Price: $219 (standard), $249 (CB)
  • Toe Hang: 20 degrees
  • Lengths: Standard (33, 34, 35 inches), CB (34.5, 36, 38 inches)
  • Head weight: 355 grams (standard), 395 grams (CB)
  • Grip weight: 95 grams (standard), 130 grams (CB)

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Spider OS

  • Price: $219 (standard), $249 (CB)
  • Toe Hang: Face balanced
  • Lengths: Standard (33, 34, 35 inches), CB (34.5, 36, 38 inches)
  • Head weight: 355 grams (standard), 395 grams (CB)
  • Grip weight: 95 grams (standard), 130 grams (CB)

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  1. Chris

    Jun 25, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Imaginative responses. I’ve played a Newport 2 for 11 years – my first and only putter. Just bought this TM because the ball continued dropping center cut after three demo days. But you chumps know everything, right?

  2. Rob

    Jan 22, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Nike look with the new Cleveland raised site line….sadly TM won’t be around by 2018

  3. McCleod

    Jan 22, 2016 at 6:39 am

    If it helps me make putts and is legal, i don’t care what it looks like.

  4. Jim

    Jan 21, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Look interesting, maybe a few too many bells and whistles, but overall ok (I use an original Spider putter). Not a fan of the aluminum insert though as I prefer the softer insert used in the original ghost putters. Will have to try in person I guess.

  5. cgasucks

    Jan 21, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Wal-Martier!

  6. Fahgdat

    Jan 21, 2016 at 3:12 am

    Sergio Garcia is no longer a teenager. Even he doesn’t want to dress it up like a clown any more. Get with it, TM

  7. DB

    Jan 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Cool Ideas – Polymer fill, higher MOI

    Bad – Red sight line, tacky looking, cheap looking insert, >$200.

    Overall – Shank.

  8. Aaron

    Jan 20, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    And TM wonders why they’re in trouble… If you make stuff like this and then attempt to peddle it to the discerning golfers at over $200 you deserve the lack of sales you’re about to see. They went from innovative and high performing/quality to a “churn it out” and we’ll market the hell out of it type of business model and this is just bad… They haven’t made a clean milled putter since the Kia Ma days and the comments on here should be read in their next board meeting.

  9. Brodie Hock

    Jan 20, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    These putters = Odyssey & TM Nubbins Putters love child. 😛

  10. RH

    Jan 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Junkasaurus Rex

  11. RoGar

    Jan 20, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Same putters new paint job, keep putters clean, smooth, and simple…

  12. Dj

    Jan 20, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Uh, Nike much?

  13. Eric

    Jan 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    LOL

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A visit to Golf Pride’s new Pinehurst Headquarters

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Golf Pride has been making golf grips since 1949 and is now the No. 1 grip brand in golf. Rubber grips were rare back when Thomas L. Fawick figured out that rubber could be superior substitute to leather. Fast forward 73 years and the Golf Pride team, including president Jamie Ledford, are welcoming in a new era in golf grips as well as a new headquarters in North Carolina. The new building is located in the iconic Pinehurst Resort, one of the iconic destinations for golf in the United States. Jamie explained how Pinehurst was such an easy choice since the golf world revolves around the community here.

The new Golf Pride building was designed to fit into the Pinehurst Resort with its style and location. Jamie explained how they went to great lengths, including working with the people at Pinehurst, in order to create a timeless look. If the Golf Pride logo wasn’t on the outside of the building you would think you were pulling up to the clubhouse of a private club. The off-white brick, large windows, and dark brown timbers welcome you in to the front door and reception lobby.

The building looks small and quaint from the front, but what you don’t see is what Ledford is so proud ofL a retail store, expansive office space, and a whole prototype facility behind the facade. I was lucky enough to get the full tour and what you don’t see is very impressive. From the large employee lounge to the 9-hole putting course that is built into the floor, it is modern and exciting to be in.

Bringing golfers into the world of Golf Pride is one of Ledford biggest opportunities and you can see his excitement when he showed off the new Golf Pride Retail Lab. This part of the building is where a regular golfer like you and I can walk in and get a new set of grips installed while you wait. The Retail Lab will have all the Golf Pride grips on display as well as full-time employees to educate you on anything you would like to know about grips. As a person who has installed a lot of grips in his day, the new Retail Lab doesn’t have the lingering smell of grip solvent yet! A large counter with stools surrounds a gripping station where you can take a seat and watch your favorite clubs get paired with your favorite Golf Pride grips.

Ledford was also very excited to show off another room near the front of the building that is dedicated to a new endeavor for Golf Pride, data collection. Golf Pride has brought in a new engineer to specifically start collecting data on grips. Ledford explained that this process is in its infancy and they don’t yet have many details they can share. Collecting this data will of course influence future products and also provide more opportunity to educate golfers on their grip and regripping needs.

Speaking of new products, the new CPX grip is the first grip to be released in the new headquarters. We got a tour of the prototype facility in the rear of the building and Golf Pride has diverse collection of machinery there. They have some cutting edge machines, that I can’t talk about, working on some of the latest ideas and designs. Right next to those are machines that have been producing grips for decades. It is here were they are creating brand new designs in small batches as well as mimic the high capacity manufacturing methods to ensure that each grip will meet their high quality standards.

Golf Pride knows that being the No. 1 grip in golf isn’t something that just happens by accident and keeping that title takes evolution. Ledford and his team are committed to making the best grips for golfers on all levels and their new headquarters is offering them a place to take that to a new level.

 

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Martin Trainer WITB 2022 (June)

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Driver: Wilson Staff Staff Model (6.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kai’Li Blue 70 TX

3-wood: Wilson Staff WLabs Prototype (13 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 80 TX

Irons: Wilson Staff Staff Model (2, 4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Wilson Staff Staff Model (52-12, 56, 60)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T Prototype Phantom T12
Grip: Pure Grips

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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Brandon Wu WITB 2022 (June)

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees, 1.5 degree upright lie)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD GP 7 TX

3-wood: Titleist TSR2 (15 degrees, 0.75 degrees upright)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD GP 8 TX

5-wood: Titleist TSi2 (18 degrees @ 18.75 degrees, 0.75 degree upright lie)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 9 X

Irons: Titleist T200 (4-5), Titleist T100 (5-9)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46-10F, 52-12F, 56-12D), WedgeWorks Proto (60-T)
Shafts:  Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 X (46-56), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron
Grip: Scotty Cameron

Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Grips: Lamkin

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