The words that immediately spring to mind when looking at the Taylormade Ghost
FO72 are "solid" and "reliable".
I like the way the D-shaped head combines with square weights behind the putter
face, giving some of the look and feel of an
Anser shape and the
sweeping elegance of a curved back.
The white Ghost style is enduringly popular and works well with the black
aimline which stands out well.
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on a Taylormade Spider...
What you might need some time to get used to is the double-bend shaft, which
gives very little
and means that the putter might feel strange if you're used to having your hands
quite well ahead of the putter face.
That having been said - almost all
face balanced putters have this kind of shaft, so if you already use one,
this will probably not even feel strange to you.
How does it feel?
The insert in the Taylormade Ghost FO72 was impressive. It offered a nice soft
feel and I felt I would have confidence with this putter on any speed of green.
There were certainly no "pingey" surprises when the ball came off the face.
In fact the transfer of speed from the putter to the ball was a real strength of
this putter. I felt it was reliable and straightforward, and would help you
judge distance well.
How does the Taylormade Ghost FO72 roll the ball?
Again the roll was very good. It was true and straight and there
were no nasty bobbles or wobbles. I tend to feel that face balance putters give
less feedback of speed than
toe weighted putters, but this model bucked the trend.
It was easy to feel the speed of the putt and very quickly my balls were all
ending up either in or just past the hole. Just as you'd like it!
I was impressed with the way this putter both felt and
looked. It's a good option if you like classic shapes and great playing
I would recommend it!
Others to consider:
Lots of hype when this putter launched, and pros who rely on their putters took a while to get used to the Spider, but now seem convinced