The new TaylorMade Spider X putter arrived to celebrate 10 years since the initial version was launched, and the latest version is jam-packed with more technological advances.
The Spider has been the go-to choice for the likes of Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day and the Spider X looks to continue the trend of being one of the best mallets on the market.
What TaylorMade say about the Spider X putter:
“When we first introduced the original Spider putter in 2008, we never could have anticipated the global phenomenon it has become,” said Bill Price, Senior Director, Product Creation, Putters & Wedges at TaylorMade.
“With widespread adoption on tours around the world, not only has it become one of the company’s top-selling putters of all time, it has truly shifted the paradigm of putter design toward high-MOI mallets. I’m proud to have played a role in the evolution of Spider and what it has become today.”
Of the Spider X, TaylorMade adds: “The hottest putter model on the PGA Tour just got even better. To celebrate the 10th year of Spider putters, we’ve built upon every technology and design to create Spider X—fully redesigned and optically engineered to provide more stability and a reimagined approach to alignment.
“Spider X revolutionises the way we achieve optimal stability and alignment by reengineering the mass properties of the head and introducing a new optically engineered True Path alignment system.”
TaylorMade Spider X Putter Design
The Spider X is the latest evolution of the now popular and uniquely designed putter from TaylorMade, with its trademark weights on the side of the head.
The Spider X has a 5% smaller putter head than the original Spider to make it more pleasing on the eye, a thicker insert in the face of the putter, and a new Y-shaped sightline for improved alignment.
TaylorMade have reduced the weight of the core of the putter to just 15g compared to 79g in the Spider, and therefore increase the stability frame from 247g to 320g.
The Pure Roll insert in the face is now made of a mix of surlyn and aluminium and has been made 5mm thicker to improve feel. There are also 12 grooves in the face to help generate forward roll.
The new Y-shaped sightline is one of the most noticeable changes. It is now the width of half a ball at the club face and the width of a whole golf ball at the rear.
The TaylorMade Spider X putters are available to buy in three colours options: copper and white, navy blue and white and chalk. There is also two neck options with a straight shaft and a single bend.
TaylorMade Spider X Putter Verdict
The Spider wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea in terms of design, but there is no doubting its performance with the weighting proving to be a real winner for helping golfers hole more putts.
The improvements made to the weight of the core and frame should only result in an even bigger improvement in term of putts holed from off-centre strikes.
The new Y-shaped sightline has been designed to contrast with the putter head colour and help point the way to the hole much better. It is an interesting addition and one that has been cleverly thought out.
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