TaylorMade Spider GT Putters Review
Four new models are available in the latest range of Spider putters
TaylorMade Spider GT putters are four brand new models released for 2022. How good are the newest members of the Spider family?
Building on the strong reputation of the models that have gone before including the Spider EX, Spider X and Spider S, TaylorMade have stepped things up a notch further with the GT range.
The new putters include the Spider GT, Spider GT Notchback, Spider GT Rollback and Spider GT Splitback with the four mallets among the best yet.
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What TaylorMade says about the Spider GT putters:
“Spider GT sets a new standard in terms of performance and contemporary construction. The modern wing design has sharp angular features and extreme perimeter weighting for optimal forgiveness and roll. So, no matter how you look at it, it’s stability from every angle.
“The defining feature of Spider GT Rollback is an arched top design that makes alignment easy and helps golfers visualize the path of the putting stroke. Crafted from anodized aluminum for both a premium look and increased durability, the cap also features three lines for aim and path.
“Spider GT Notchback blends traditional mid-mallet shaping with contemporary construction. A shorter blade length and stout center create a time-honored shape that is enhanced by dual tungsten weights for forgiveness and stability.
“The refined 304 stainless-steel construction of Spider GT Splitback utilizes geometric shaping, sharp lines and advanced perimeter weighting to deliver enhanced stability and precision alignment.”
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TaylorMade Spider GT Putter Review
The Spider GT builds on the impressive performance of the existing Spiders, but with a new look and the first of the series to an open frame multi-material design.
The GT is the first to have wings in place of weights, although each of them come in at 90g each for a similar balanced effect. The design decision means that 82% of the weight is now located in the perimeter for enhanced stability.
The second generation of TaylorMade’s Pure Roll insert is once again part of the Spider for more forward roll.
The Spider GT has an ultra-lightweight top place made from anodised aluminium. It not only provides a pleasing look over putts, but also much more durability on the painted finish.
The putter is available in silver, red, black and white colour options with three hosel styles to choose from to suit your putting stroke.
The small slant hosel suits players with moderate face rotation when putting, the single bend hosel helps keep the face square for a straight back and through and the centre shafted hosel is face balanced.
READ: Full TaylorMade Spider GT Putter review
TaylorMade Spider GT Notchback Putter Review
The GT Notchback is the first mid-mallet style putter in the Spider range, carrying all the technological and design element but in a more traditional shape.
The design is key in the Notchback as it breaks new ground as the first Spider to feature dual tungsten weights along the heel and toe.
Combined with a lightweight 6061 aluminum body, the tungsten weights totalling 172g help provide the forgiveness, stability and distance control that the Spider range has become renowned for.
The end result is the highest MOI that TaylorMade have ever produced in a mid-mallet, which like all putters in this range feature a Pure Roll 2 insert.
The Notchback is available in silver only with two hosel options: single bend and short slant.
READ: Full TaylorMade Spider GT Notchback Putter review
TaylorMade Spider GT Rollback Putter Review
TaylorMade have introduced a classic half moon mallet into the Spider range with the creation of the GT Rollback, produced anodized aluminum.
The key design feature of this model is a heavy 80g tungsten rollbar which has been added to the perimeter of the putter head in a first for the Spider series.
The idea behind the rollbar is to increase stability and forgiveness, particularly on off-centre strikes, while a Tri-Sole design allows the putter to sit perfectly flat.
The Rollback has TaylorMade’s Pure Roll 2 insert, which contrasts perfectly with both the silver and black colour options. The putter also has two shaft options with a single bend and short slant design.
READ: Full TaylorMade Spider GT Rollback Putter review
TaylorMade Spider GT Splitback Putter Review
The GT Splitback has a similar look to many of the fang putters we have seen before, but significantly this is the first Spider model to have wings.
The putter head is a 304 stainless-steel construction and is joined by a lightweight 6061 Aluminum, which weighs in at 145g for the top plate.
The design elements feature geometric shaping and clean lines to create a stylish look with perimeter weighting used in the wings to provide stability and forgiveness.
A urethane foam has been injected inside the putter head to reduce vibrations and improve sound and feel and work alongside the Pure Roll face insert.
The Splitback is available only in black colour option with a white centre and contrasting sightline. There are two shafts to choose from, a short slant and single bend.
READ: Full TaylorMade Spider GT Splitback Putter review
What is the TaylorMade Spider GT putters release date?
The new GT putters will be released for general sale in March 2022.
How much do the TaylorMade Spider GT putters cost?
The Spider GT will retail at £329 / $445 while the Notchback, Rollback and Splitback will all be sold at £279 / $377.
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