TaylorMade has added four new models to its Spider putter range with the introduction of EX, Spider X Hydro Blast, Spider S and Spider SR. Each model is equipped with a specialised True Path alignment system that fits the putter’s shape while aiding certain golfer profiles.
Spider EX utilises an advanced multi-material construction to deliver optimal stability. The lightweight aluminium frame and carbon composite centre allow for strategic perimeter weighting, increasing MOI for consistent roll across the face and more forgiveness. It is fitted with two 28g steel weights near the heel and toe, as well as heavy tungsten weights at the rear. The exact amount of tungsten varies for precision swing weighting in reference to putter length.
Compared to Spider X, the new EX model is slightly larger (+3.5mm from heel to toe and +2.7mm front to back), but with a more streamlined shape that features softer lines and a rounded backside.
Its new True Path is optically engineered to make it easier to aim, featuring a reflective white colour that spans the putter’s topline and allows golfers to use the face for alignment. Three dots enclosed by dual rails are used to centre the ball and promote a consistent address position. White was strategically selected as it is the most reflective colour and provides a clear focal point that makes the stroke and the path of the roll more visible.
A new Pure Roll² insert marks the company’s first multi-material insert made with co-molded construction. White TPU urethane surrounds eight silver aluminium beams to create 45° grooves designed to produce better roll and feel characteristics.
An all-new Fluted Feel shaft features a soft tip section designed to enhance feel, increase stability, and tighten dispersion.
Shaft: TaylorMade Fluted Feel shaft in 33″, 34″ and 35″ lengths, with a choice of three different colours: Platinum/White, Navy/White and Ghost White.
Hosel options: short slant (all colours), flow neck (Platinum/White & Ghost White) and single bend (Platinum/White & Navy/White). Grip: Super Stroke Pistol GTR 1.0.
RRP: £299. On sale date: Pre-orders from March 2 and at retail from March 12.
SPIDER X HYDRO BLAST
Spider X Hydro Blast boasts an all-new colourway and finishing process. The high-pressure application of water to the aluminium body creates a smooth and premium finish in a rich silver colourway. Added durability is a by-product of this process, as the absence of paint means no surface blemishes related to chipping and greater scratch resistance.
It maintains the same advanced multi-material construction as the original Spider X, relying on a combination of aluminium (2g), steel (6g) and tungsten (12g) weights along with a composite centre to optimise MOI and stability. Its Tour-proven True Path design aids in alignment, while its white TPU Pure Roll insert delivers a soft feel and 45° grooves encourage better forward roll as well as improved sound, feel and overall roll characteristics compared to a solid face.
Shaft: KBS Chrome C-Taper Stepless, in stock lengths of 33″, 34″ and 35″. Grip: Super Stroke Pistol GTR 1.0.
RRP: £269. On sale date: Pre-orders from March 2 and at retail from March 12.
TaylorMade introduced Spider S in 2020 as the most forgiving model in the Spider family, with an MOI of more than 6,000. The company has refreshed that original design with a new arrow-shaped True Path inspired by archery’s pinpoint precision. The newly engineered alignment system is optically designed to make it easier for golfers to aim. Located on the topline, it provides a clear focal point that is the exact width of a golf ball, which helps with consistent address positions and face direction.
Spider S is manufactured from high-grade 6061 aluminium and is 100-percent machine milled for precision shaping. The square-shaped putter head is outfitted with two 42g sole weights strategically placed near the toe and heel to help stabilise the putter while optimising CG location.
A heavy tungsten backbar is used to further optimise swing weight based on the length of the putter. Coming in four different weights ranging from 40g to 70g, the backbar at the rear of the putter is designed to influence head weight, feel and performance.
Spider SR (Stability Refined) delivers high-MOI performance in a Tour-inspired double wing shape. The multi-material design features two back weights crafted from either steel (10g) or tungsten (15g, 20g) to optimise swing weight. Due to a smaller footprint (5mm shorter front to back), Spider SR has a slightly lower MOI than Spider S, however, it is still among the most stable and forgiving putters in the current Spider line-up. Another key differentiator is how True Path is positioned within the cavity behind the putter face. Also drawing inspiration from archery, the arrow-shaped design delivers an easy-to-aim alignment tool that promotes consistently centred ball positions at address.
Both Spider SR and Spider S are equipped with the all-new Fluted Feel shaft, delivering enhanced feel and optimal stability to putters that are already designed for forgiveness. The Tour-proven TPU Pure Roll insert provides a soft feel, and 45° grooves encourage better forward roll as well as improved sound, feel and overall roll characteristics compared to a solid face.
Shaft: TaylorMade Fluted Feel in 33″, 34″ and 35″ lengths. Grip: Super Stroke Pistol GTR 1.0.
RRP: £269. On sale date: Available for pre-orders on March 2 and at retail from April 9.
The all-new 2021 Spider putters will also be available via custom orders only. Options include any shaft length between 32-37 inches in ¼-inch increments, LH or RH, loft & lie adjusted by up to 2° and a choice of 11 different grips, all free of charge.
For more details, visit www.taylormadegolf.eu