Andrew Noyce
By Andrew Noyce

TaylorMade launch three new premium putters to their Spider counterbalanced series that they say are the most stable putters they have produced.

It's a year since we saw the first counterbalanced offerings that included the Daddy Long Legs and Spider Blade and these were later joined by the Spider Mallet and the ultra-stable Ghost Spider Si.

TaylorMade New Counterbalanced Putters

TaylorMade have now added to this series with new counterbalanced models of the Daddy Long Legs, Spider Blade and Spider Mallet putters with stylings infuenced directly by feedback from TM's Tour Players.

The new putters have an enhanced colour scheme with a black finish offset by white tungsten heel and toe weights that help frame the ball at address and this is enhanced by the matt black shaft. The sole of all of the putters have a highly polished finish to seal the premium look.

Tomo Bystedt, TaylorMade's Director of Iron, Wedge and Putter Creation explains the Tour look and performance of the putters:

The new tour-inspired cosmetic is visually stunning, while also delivering the ultimate in stability and performance. Each of these putters promote an extremely stable putting stroke, to help golfers deliver a consistent roll time after time.

Daddy Long Legs

The Daddy Long legs is the most stable putter in the group with an MOI of 8500 to minimise twisting and loss of ball speed from off centre hits all across face.

TaylorMade Daddy Long Legs Putters

Spider Blade

TaylorMade say the Spider Blade is 50% more stable than other blade style putters and with an MOI of over 5200 it offers the stability of a mallet style putter in a blade shape. The high MOI is made possible through the use of a heavy steel frame coupled with tungsten heel and toe weights to deliver a very stable head.

TaylorMade Spider Blade Putter

Spider Mallet

The Spider Mallet sits between the Daddy Long Legs and Spider Blade in terms of size and also benefits from a similar frame and tungsten weight arrangement as the other two models. This is the putter that helped Sergio Garcia to a final round of just 26 putts and a second placed finish at 2014 Open Championship at Hoylake.

TaylorMade Spider Mallet Putter

The counterbalance technology in all three models is optimised by players gripping two to three inches below the end of the grip at address as more weight above the players hands increases the stability of the stroke. As as a result TaylorMade offer these models at two lengths. There is a 38" for players who normally use a 34"-36" putter and 35" for players who normally use a 32"-34" putter.

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TaylorMade 2014 Counterbalanced Series Putter - Product Details

Launch UK15 August 2014
Launch RRP£189
Moment of Inertia5200g/cm²
Putter ShapesBlade, Mallet
ModelsDaddy Long Legs, Spider Blade, Spider Mallet
Putter InsertYes
Putter Face GroovesYes
Manufacturer's WebsiteTaylorMade Website

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