Last Sunday, Jason Day was putting like a Champion, again, to win his third tournament in four weeks. The win in the Barclays capped a remarkable month which was highlighted by Jason’s breakthrough major win at the PGA Championship and also the Canadian Open. In the final round of the Barclays, he made the hole look as big as a basketball ring. So all eyes turn to the putter that Jason Day is using, is that the edge I need for my putting game? If I buy the putter used by Jason Day, will I putt like Jason Day?
Jason doesn’t walk into the local pro shop and grab a putter off the rack like the weekend golfer, his weapon of choice is custom built to his requirements. In this case, Taylor Made start with a Ghost Spider Itsy Bitsy putter, and modify the hosel, face insert and finish to create a unique putter. As a handcrafted model, you will never find this in a proshop, golf shop, online store or ebay, however Taylor Made did produce twenty exact replica’s of the Jason Day prototype, priced at $750 each. http://vault.taylormadegolf.com/jason-day-itsy-bitsy-proto/
I’d love to say that I had the chance to actually road test the TaylorMade Itsy Bitsy Spider Proto putter, however they sold out virtually straight away. At $750 I hope they do improve the putting of the lucky owners. So my road test will be conducted by Jason Day himself, check out the video of his 28 foot putt on the 10th in the final round of the Barclays, the putter works all kind of awesome!
Here is a short video on the making of the custom putter for Jason Day