The TaylorMade Ghost Spider S is the latest in the Spider family of putters that has existed since 2007. Slightly small than the original Spider, and larger than the Itzy Bitsy model, the Ghost Spider S is one of the most stable putters TaylorMade have ever created.
The idea behind the Ghost Spider S was to create a putter that focuses on three key elements: stability, MOI (moment of inertia) and alignment.
An aluminum and steel head is finished with a white-coloured steel frame and top-line with a new, Tour-inspired, non-transition black crown design. The contrast between the black crown and the white leading edge makes it easier for players to focus on the putter's topline and aim more accurately.
Most of the redesign was inspired by TaylorMade Tour players who preferred the new straight line alignment aid to the previous multiple-line, 'basketball-court' alignment aid (featured on the original Ghost Spider), as well as several other small details integrated into the new Ghost Spider S.
As well as a new shape, the TaylorMade Ghost Spider S produces an extremely high MOI, higher than previous Corza Ghost and Ghost Manta models. The new high MOI design makes the Ghost Spider S extremely stable on off-centre strikes. Further more, it makes it easier to control the head and keep the putter square at impact, a key benefit requested by TaylorMade's Tour pros.
The Ghost Spider S putter is offered in a standard single-bend hosel for players with a straight back-straight through stroke, as well as short-slant hosel designed for players who have an arc in their stroke.