TaylorMade takes its infamous Spider putter to the next level with four new additions to the family. But what makes them so good?
Spider putters are arguably the most recognisable putters in golf, their unique shape and performance-enhancing materials making them a favourite amongst golfers the world over.
But now, they have a new identity.
Following the launch of the Stealth series earlier this month, TaylorMade has today announced the launch of four new Spider models, set to hit pro shops around the country from 4 March.
The Spider GT, Spider GT Notchback, Spider GT Rollback and Spider GT Splitback set a new standard of putting performance and contemporary construction, with a modern design and ultra-lightweight top plate.
The most striking feature of the Spider GT is the lightweight 145g top plate, with a short sightline for alignment.
Combined with the ultralight top plate, the first of its kind open frame multi-material
design features two 90g steel side weights that push 82% of the putter’s total weight to the
That creates more stability, even when you don’t quite hit it out of the centre of the clubface.
It also has a Pure Roll2 co-moulded insert for improved forward roll. It’s a firmer insert, designed at a 45° angle designed to improve topspin. That’s what gets the ball moving towards your target, makes sure it stays there, and puts it in the hole.
Simple, huh? With the new Spider GT, it’s definitely easier.
Retails at £329, available in 33", 34" and 35" lengths, as well as silver, red and black colourways, and white women’s model.
Spider GT Notchback
If you prefer a more traditionally shaped putter, the Spider GT Notchback could be for you.
The centre of gravity is positioned as far forward as possible, making face rotation easier. And the lightweight body and tungsten weights on the heel and toe give the Spider GT Notchback premium stability, forgiveness and distance control.
The tri-sole design makes it simple to set up to the ball, and the materials behind the face insert make the strike feel and sound great.
Retails at £279, available in 33", 34" and 35" lengths and silver colourway.
Spider GT Rollback
The Spider GT Rollback has a classic half-moon design, with a heavy tungsten rollbar for added weighting around the edges for increased forgiveness and stability.
The raised, curved centre section is the same width as a golf ball. Combine that with the putter’s three contrasting black sightlines and it’s really easy to line up to your target.
Retails at £279, available in 33", 34" and 35" lengths, as well as silver and black and all-silver colourways.
Spider GT Splitback
The Spider GT Splitback features a refined 304-stainless steel construction, with geometric shaping and urethane foam strategically injected inside the putter head.
The split mass “winged” design means the mass is redistributed around the outside edge of the putter. That maximises stability and MOI – moment of inertia. Put simply, moment of inertia measures how resistant the putter is to twisting when you hit it off-centre. The higher the MOI, the more resistant the putter is to twisting. That means the ball is more likely to travel towards the intended target even when you mishit it.
The chambers within the wings are filled with feel foam, similar to the SpeedFoamTM material used in TaylorMade’s P770 and P790 irons. That results in better sound and feel.
Spider GT Splitback incorporates one of the standout features of Spider X with True PathTM, TaylorMade’s ball alignment and stroke visualisation aid. The contrasting white section, black sightline and arrow-shaped rear edge help you visualise your putting stroke and ball path before you hit your putt.
Retails at £279, available in 33", 34" and 35" lengths and black colourway.
For more information about TaylorMade’s new Spider GT putters, visit taylormadegolf.eu.
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