When our local Taylormade Rep stopped by last week to do some club fittings I had just read about their latest putter online the day before and didn’t expect that he’d have one to show off. But there it was, one of the first to arrive in Canada, mixed in among the rest of the putter line-up, Taylormade’s Rossa Corza Ghost. I wasn’t looking to change putters, but who could give up the chance to be one of the first to test drive the new flat stick.
At first look, the all white mallet produces flashbacks of my old Zebra putter from the mid nineties. Designed by Dave Stockton, the contrast of the white head against the green putting surface, coupled with the circular hole and 3 black lines, help aid alignment; a la a reversed Odyssey 2-ball. I was happy to see that Taylormade has reverted back to a more traditional, softer on the eyes, looking mallet. A far cry from their recent “fighter jet” designs.
This isn’t a gimmick. Lining up a putt is amazingly easy to accomplish and the head sits very square and level. I found it pleasing to the eye.
For a mallet putter, it has a lighter than expected weight, something that I personally prefer, as I find heavy milled putters to have too much mass. The Rossa Corza Ghost is balanced very well and produces a smooth and effortless stroke. But does it roll the ball into the hole? And more importantly would I like it?
The first putt I hit was like butter. The Ghost seemed to gently caress the ball towards the hole. The solid, yet muted feel of this putter with Taylormade’s AGSI+ face insert put one of the best rolls on a golf ball I’ve seen yet. 5 more putts and I was sold! But how much? I was expecting a tag of $299 to $350, for such a fine work of art. Nope. To find out that the Corza Ghost retails for $199 CDN just made a great putter even better.
Will the Ghost replace my trusty Odyssey #5 that I just can’t keep out of the bag no matter how hard I try? Maybe, only time will tell. But many people, especially those with alignment issues, are going to find this putter a god send. It may be the best putter to have a Taylormade stamp.
Available June 1st for $199 CDN, the Golf Shop at The Harvest is now taking orders.Written by: Chad Scott Head Professional The Harvest Golf Club email@example.com