Length: 35" Loft: 3.5° Toe Hang: 35°
The Juno is a blade style putter with a pure roll that uses a 6061-aluminium face insert. As with all insert technology the idea is to get the ball rolling with top spin as quickly as possible and reduce skidding on impact – you would really have to slow down any video footage to see the skid of the ball on impact but believe me it’s there and anything to reduce that will help get your ball rolling with topspin quicker.
TaylorMade have used a 303 stainless steel in their cast process, the putter is then skim milled and given a tour satin finish. The design is crisp with no fuss compact contours.
At the address position you will see TaylorMade have used a single sightline alignment aid on the top line and the shaft moves slowly into you helping you get over the ball more easily. The Juno uses two 10g weights in the sole and these help aid in the putter’s stability, it also features a slight toe hang and full shaft offset.
I really enjoyed the feel of this putter and it’s no nonsense look at address just added to the clubs simplicity. I also like the way the shaft works its way into you and helps you get over the ball – something that I needed to work on after my putting lesson with James Wood on the Quintic putting system (see issue 6).
I believe putters come down to individual choice and the way it feels in your hands, however if you really want to improve you need to get fitted and find the right style putter for you.
A putting lesson with your pro would be one way to find out, then get a fitting as the putter is the most important club in your bag. I would also recommend you put the Juno on your testing list, I really enjoyed everything about the design, the feel and the results the Juno gave me.