Spider putters from TaylorMade have been a mainstay in the golfing world for nearly two decades, racking up majors and professional wins across the globe.
Now, the company have decided to revitalise the iconic franchise with the release of the all-new Spider Tour Series, described as a family of high MOI putters with five unique models. The models will be the Spider Tour, Spider Tour X, Spider Tour Z, Spider Tour V, Spider Tour S. You'll be able to get your hands on them from 27 October, 2023 and each model will cost £299.
According to TaylorMade: "Within a design that will always be synonymous with stability, each Spider Tour Series putter is crafted using multi-material construction to push weight low and back in the head for high levels of inertia. Engineers created superstructures that maintain the shape of a classic Spider Tour, then utilised thin wall undercuts to remove excess weight.
"A steel wireframe construction allows engineers to better control weight distribution and CG location. The suite of putters includes various CG positions to fit a wide variety of putting styles, while also arming custom fitters with an array of options.
"Underneath the hood is a new HYBRAR Echo® Damper that is also seen in TaylorMade distance irons such as Stealth™ and Stealth HD. It is placed directly behind the face to dampen unwanted vibrations, delivering premium sound and feel on every putt.
"With the Spider Tour Series, TaylorMade is utilising the same Pure Roll insert that rose to prominence with the original Spider X putter. Moulded from a Surlyn material, it delivers a soft yet responsive feel with grooves that are angled 45° downward to help impart better topspin and an end-over-end roll.
Spider putters have long been synonymous with stability, which directly translates to high-MOI performance. The unconventional shape creates a more stable platform that protects ball speed on mis-hits and delivers a more consistent roll across the face. Our new Spider Tour Series maintains our iconic technological features, including True Path and Pure Roll, while also delivering a range of shapes and CG locations to match a variety of putting styles.
- Brian Bazzel, VP of Product Creation
"The Gunmetal PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finish not only enhances the aesthetics of the putters but also provides enhanced durability and a sense of luxury that elevates the overall quality of the family. The PVD coating creates a robust barrier that helps protect the surface from the rigors of regular use and exposure to various environmental elements."