TaylorMade's Spider putters have been immensely popular in both the professional and amateur game in the last decade or so, with the likes of Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day using them to rack up wins around the world.
Now TaylorMade are introducing a new Spider Tour Series, featuring five different high MOI putter models designed with some of the brand's best existing technologies.
The Spider putters are all about stability, with the Spider Tour models featuring a multi-material construction which pushes weight low and back in the head for high forgiveness levels.
With 5 models in the range, each putter features a slightly different CG positions to fit a variety of different putting style, whilst also providing custom fitters with a number of options.
Within the head is a new Hybrar Echo Damper, which has also been seen in the Stealth and Stealth HD irons, placed behind the face to lessen vibrations and produce a better sound and feel.
The putters use the same Pure Roll insert as used in the rest of the Spider range, made from a Surlyn material to deliver a soft yet responsive feel. The grooves are angled 45° downward to help achieve better topspin and an end-over-end roll.
The Gunnmetal PVD finish improves the look of the putters and also provides better durability, helping to protect the surface from general wear and tear and exposure to the elements.
Here's a closer look at the five new models available in the Spider Tour range:
TaylorMade Spider Tour Putter
The Spider Tour's shape has made it one of the most recognisable putters in the world, and this latest model has been enhanced via new materials, a new colour and refined weight distribution.
The putter has 5,700 MOI, which is over 700 more than the previous model, and also comes with the option of a 38-inch counterbalanced model complete with 17 inch SuperStroke 3.0 grip.
TaylorMade Spider Tour X Putter
The putter of choice for Rory McIlroy, the Spider X shape is one of the most popular in TaylorMade's lineup. It was originally designed to transition blade users into a mallet thanks to the compact shape and blade-like feel, with the added benefits of alignment and forgiveness that the Spider range provides.
The TSS weights in the Spider Tour X are moved farther forward to promote more face rotation..
TaylorMade Spider Tour Z Putter
The Spider Tour Z is one of two new models in the line-up, and is said to pay homage to the Spider Tour with a wing shaped back.
The perimeter of the putter sits low in the ground for a comfortable feeling at address, helping to frame the ball for better alignment. The TSS weights on this model are placed very far forward, to encourage more face rotation and a blade-like feel.
TaylorMade Spider Tour V Putter
The Spider Tour V eliminates the wing structure, creating a more modern streamlined look. It is the smallest putter in terms of shape and size in the range, providing the most rotation of the five models.
TaylorMade Spider Tour S Putter
The Spider Tour S is a larger version of the original Spider. The head is 3mm longer and 8mm wider, constructed with a heavier head weight and offered only in 35 and 38 inches, with both featuring counterbalance grips for extra stability.
The Spider Tour range is available at retail from 27th October, with an RRP of £299.
All models come complete with a white/yellow SuperStroke GT 1.0 Pistol grip and gloss black PVD KBS shaft.
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