TaylorMade's Spider putter range has become something of an institution over the last decade, with the mallet heads being just as popular on Tour as they are with the average golfer thanks to their easy alignment, consistent roll and stability.
For 2023 TaylorMade are expanding their Spider putter range with two new models - Spider GTX and Spider GT Max - which offer more colour options and innovative movable weight technology.
TaylorMade Spider GTX Putter
The new Spider GTX is said to offer a colour option to suit every type of golfer, from classic options like white, silver and black to the bolder red, ice blue and pink.
The Spider GTX features existing TaylorMade technologies such as the True Path alignment, helping golfers to line up to their start line more accurately and more consistently, and Pure Roll which helps to encourage an end-to-end roll.
There is also a deep centre of gravity created thanks to a 154g stability bar placed at the back of the putter head, which equates to 45% of the total weight of the putter.
The Spider GTX is designed to encourage a stable putting stroke whilst helping to reduce how much the face can twist at impact. The extra weight at the back of this putter head means that it ranks among the most forgiving Spider putters that TaylorMade have produced.
It features a wing structure which has become one of the hallmark looks of Spider putters in recent years, with a frame that is designed to 'cradle' the golf ball at address.
A multi-material construction features a 100% CNC milled body, made from 6106 aluminium, and anodized PVD colouration which is now more durable against scratches and chips.
The Spider GTX Putter will be available at retail from 24th February with an RRP of £299, in 33, 34 or 35 inches. It is offered in six different colours: White, Silver, Black, Red, Ice Blue and Pink.
For £349 golfers can also purchase the putter with MySpider customisation, giving them the option to fine tune hosel s, alignment lines, colour options and shafts.
TaylorMade Spider GT Max Putter
The big story with the new GT Max are the two 40g sliding tungsten weights which can be positioned to influence CG, toe hang and face rotation.
The design allows TaylorMade to put the CG in the same place of virtually any of the other previous mallet-style Spiders, whilst also helping golfers to correct their specific mis-hit tendencies.
Placing the weights in Position 1 (furthest back) slows down the face rotation for golfers who tend to pull their putts.
For players who miss to the right, Position 3 (furthest forward) helps the face to closer faster.
For those who don't have a consistent miss and just want more versatility, Position 2 is more of a neutral option.
TaylorMade have conducted tests with dozens of golfers and hundreds of putts to ensure that the adjustability of the Spider GT Max does correlate to real performance changes on the green.
The Spider GT Max comes in a silver anodized finish and TaylorMade's True Path technology. The lightweight, fully machined aluminium body has a premium look at address and is built to be more durable than painted putter heads.
The putter is offered in both short slant and single bend hosel options in 34 or 35 inches, at an RRP of £379. It will be available from late spring.
We encourage golfers to spend time observing their putting tendencies. By knowing where you often miss, you can set the weights on the Spider GT Max to counteract your tendencies and help you hit putts on targets with greater consistency. Why adjust your putting motion when you can adjust your putter?
Bill Price, Director of Product Creation, Putter and Wedge
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