The Latitude 64 Dagger is a great slow and stable putter. It’s similar to many of your favorite putters but a few slight adjustments that add up to a significantly different experience without jeopardizing the comfortable and familiar putter feel.
Latitude 64 Dagger Manufacturer’s Notes
“The Dagger has been developed in co-operation with Dave Feldberg and is a deep dish beaded putter. Feldberg says it is comparable to a big bead Aviar, Wizard, Challenger, etc., but deeper with more float.”
Available plastics: Zero Line Medium
Flight Rating: 2, 4, 0, 2
Latitude 64 Dagger Initial Reactions
The Latitude 64 Dagger makes me think of the Wizard’s hefty older brother, but in a good way. It’s big and chunky and comes in many great Latitude 64 plastics. The medium stiffness Zero Line is my favorite and is fairly firm with a soft and almost chalky texture.
Latitude 64 Dagger By the Numbers
It may go without saying, but the plastic on the Dagger makes a big difference. Premium plastics may have a harder fade, and the softer BT plastics will display a touch more turn.
Latitude 64 Dagger Putting Notes
The Latitude 64 Dagger has a bit more float and a bit more fade than a Wizard but the flight is very similar. It will hold most any line steadily before curling into that familiar overstable putter fade. It will, however, hook and travel a little further left at the end than many putters due to the extra glide.
Because of the greater rim depth it may not release as consistently for those of us with small hands, the deep rim scraped my fingers on many releases causing a flutter. If you’ve got larger hands you probably won’t need to worry about this.
The Dagger works well for almost any type of putt and it’s chunkiness makes for a great turbo putt. I found the greatest success with hyzer putts which were quite consistent inside 50 feet. I was surprised that despite the deep rim and increased float it was not affected by the wind any more than my standard putters.
Latitude 64 Dagger Upshots
The Dagger preferred shots under 225′ but with a little extra care I could hit 250′ while maintaining decent control. Since it’s only a 2 speed with significant glide it’s easy to overpower (and not easy to find in the cornfield adjacent to hole #7). It will handle anhyzer shots quite well, the extra float slows it down to a controllable speed while it flattens out gently at the end. Just beware that the extra float can take you past the basket on shorter shots if you’re not prepared.
This putter didn’t like the power grip even when released lightly so I had to rely on a fan grip which wasn’t as comfortable on the deep rim. Nevertheless, I was pleased with how well it handled the breeze once it was in the air. Many slower, deep rimmed putters are greatly affected by the wind but the Dagger held its own. I didn’t have any difficulty with skips because of the medium speed but there were a few roll-aways that were exaggerated due to the large rim.
Latitude 64 Dagger Comparables
Gateway Wizard: Wizard is faster with rounded nose and slightly more overstable Dynamic Discs Slammer: Slammer has much less glide and is more overstable, but both are over stable with a chunky feel Gateway Chief OS: Both have a lot of glide, Chief OS is more overstable Westside Discs Shield: Shield has lower glide and a touch more turn
Latitude 64 Dagger Final Verdict
If you like chunky putters with deep rims and beads then I’d have to believe that you’ll like the Latitude 64 Dagger. I love the feel and the flight, but my hands simply are not large enough to feel comfortable throwing the Dagger with consistency. I would place this as an intermediate disc mostly because I konw many advanced players love the Dagger and beginners may do better learning with a slightly lower profile… then again the medium speed on an overstable putter may help teach the fundamentals.
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