TaylorMade Rossa Corza Ghost Putter (Spy Pics)

May 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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TaylorMade Golf has unveiled Corza Ghost, a mallet specially designed to be easy to aim, and easy to use to roll the ball down your intended line. It was designed with significant input from putting instructor Dave Stockton.

"We started with the intention of designing a putter that's easier to aim than any other," said Bill Price, Rossa senior director. "That led us to experiment with a white finish. We consulted Dr. Steven A. Hitzeman, a professor at the Indiana School of Optometry and he felt we were onto something."

"Corza Ghost's white putterhead stands out so clearly against its background - the putting surface - because of the high contrast between white and green," said Dr. Hitzeman, who is also a past president of the Indiana Optometric Association and a past chairman of the American Optometric Association's Sports Vision Section. "That high contrast maximizes stimulation to the retina and highlights the head's shape and features. The contrast would be lower if the putter were black or gray because these colors are closer in luminance to the color of the putting green than white. White creates the biggest difference in luminance, hence maximizing contrast and promoting focus. Many golfers use the leading edge of the putter as part of their alignment strategy (by positioning the edge perpendicular to the imagined target line). So, this high contrast for the leading edge gives the golfer the best chance of squaring up the putterface at address. Also, the lines on the top of the putter are painted black to achieve maximum contrast against the white surface of the putter. All of these high-contrast alignment elements give the golfer the best possible chance of accurately aiming the putter."

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TaylorMade Rossa Monza Spider Putter

October 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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The TaylorMade Rossa Monza Spider Putter looks similar to some of the older Rossa mallet style putters, but has a few new interesting features.

The first thing we noticed was the use of removable weights in the rear wings of the head, which can be changed depending on the players preference. This seems to be one of the best and least gimmicky allocations of TaylorMade's "Movable Weight Technology" since the design of a putter is almost completely preference based. Now golfers will be able to add or subtract weight to their putters, without the use of crappy lead tape.

The putter also has a steel wire-frame head construction with light aluminum core that pushes increased weight to the perimeter, boosting MOI to promote remarkably consistent distance on off-center hits. Lastly, it has an AGSI®+ Technology insert with 14 tightly positioned grooves which promote more efficient forward spin for a smoother roll.

The Spider has been seen on tour for a few months now and has already claimed a win by use of JB Holmes at the FBR Open.

All in all this putter looks extremely useful and will be quite the spectacle as it finds its way into more golf bags this year.

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