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Spider Tour: TaylorMade releases Jason Day, Dustin Johnson putters

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Ever since Jason Day started using a red TaylorMade Spider prototype putter in 2015, golfers have been demanding it — even fellow Tour players. While TaylorMade did release a red version of its Spider Limited putter, it was not a replica because it had a sight line and a different hosel. That has changed.

Jason Day, Spider Tour (Red)

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With its newest release, golfers can have the same putter Jason Day uses and the same one Dustin Johnson uses (as of late 2016). That includes the same shafts, face inserts, hosels, head shapes and colors.

According to TaylorMade, there are two general categories of putters available in today’s market: classic shapes and technical mallets. Technical mallets are a way to raise moment of inertia (MOI), which is a measure of forgiveness, to help golfers increase their consistency on the green. With its new TP line, TaylorMade satisfies the demand for classic shapes, while the Spider Tour putters are for those who seek technical mallets.

Related: Did Jason Day just have the best putting year of any Tour pro ever?

The most notable of the new releases is Day’s Spider Tour Red, which has been in especially high demand among GolfWRXers. TaylorMade says Day selected his particular shade of red from a group of about 20 different colors. It just so happens to be the color of a venomous Spider that inhabits his native Australia.

Dustin Johnson, on the other hand, started using a prototype Spider Tour Black putter because it’s what his brother had in the bag, and he took a liking to it. According to TaylorMade, he was ecstatic about the performance of the Spider Tour Black after playing with it for just four holes in a pro-am at the 2016 BMW Championship, so he put it in play that week. And he won.

Dustin Johnson, Spider Tour Limited (Black)

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There is a slight difference between Day’s Spider Tour Red and Johnson’s Spider Tour Black, and it will be reflected in the retail releases. The Spider Tour Red uses a Pure Roll Surlyn insert, which offers a softer sound and feel at impact than the Pure Roll 80/20 insert Johnson uses in his Spider Tour Black putter.

The Spider Tour Red putter will be sold with a custom Jason Day putter cover, while the Spider Tour Black will have an all-black putter cover. Both putters are equipped with short, slant-neck hosels and will sell for $299.

Spider Tour Platinum

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TaylorMade will also be releasing a new putter along with the Spider Tour Red and Black on March 1. It’s called the Spider Tour Platinum ($219), and has a double-bend steel shaft and a black sightline on its platinum-colored body, which features red “wings.” It also has a 6061 aluminum face insert. Its putter cover is red and platinum, and it will be sold with a SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0 grip.

All three putters have head weights of 355 grams, and will be sole with 34- and 35-inch standard lengths. Want one? You can currently pre-order from TaylorMade.

Related: See what GolfWRX are saying about TaylorMade’s Spider Tour Limited putters here.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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25 Comments

  1. Hedge Hog

    May 23, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Ron Jeremy uses his Johnson for putting. He’s got a
    Fatso SuperStroke ..keeps his hands out of the equation. He holes out everything..

  2. Lambo

    May 13, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Does both the black and red come with black shafts as stock shafts?

  3. Lambo

    May 13, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Does both the black and red come stock with a black shaft?

  4. rodger Davidson

    Jan 7, 2017 at 1:22 am

    Can you still pre order ?

  5. Brent

    Dec 31, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Just got mine…great putter! Really like the looks and feel.

  6. TexasSnowman

    Nov 17, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    I like the absence of the Sight Line on the Black and Red: I prefer to aim the face if that makes sense.

  7. MG2

    Nov 17, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Do folks on eBay know that these are about to be $300? Yet they’re still listing for thousands?

    • Jas3

      Nov 18, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Haha thought the same hope the wakers get stuck with them…

  8. Ryan

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Thank you Taylormade !! You listened and delivered. Bravo !

  9. Joe Perez

    Nov 16, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Looks like TM really -is- feeling the finiancial pinch, since they’ve apparently decided to cut back on options, specifically abandoning the 33″ inch market. Would’ve liked to get one.

    • JJ

      Nov 16, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      Dumbest comment ever.
      Last year TM was selling this exact JDay version for $750 custom orders only.

  10. nick

    Nov 16, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    what a riot… now there’s the “real” JD putter without the sightline and the slant hosel… TM is a joke…

  11. Mongoose

    Nov 16, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Let’s not forget who made these putters popular. If DJ and Jason were using a pitchfork we would buy that too… It’s not the putter, it’s the player…

  12. Someone

    Nov 16, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Black sightline, not white.

    I like dj’s, but I wonder what the inserts feel like in comparison.

  13. peter collins

    Nov 16, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    one minute wonder, EVNROLL is the way forward imo

    • new stuff!!

      Nov 17, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      whatever man – you see how well these guys putt with wedges?

  14. bh

    Nov 16, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Looks good to my eye, but $300? When it’s on sale for $75 in a couple years I’ll pick one up.

  15. Warren Schroer

    Nov 16, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Day putted better wit the black one before switching to the red and DJ putted better than ever with the black – I’ll wait until these are under 100 and have a sight line….bout 1 year.

  16. BradT

    Nov 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    id give em my money but apparently I stand on the wrong side of the ball.

  17. Rafibomb

    Nov 16, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Well TM just got my money. One black version please.

  18. Tony Rich

    Nov 16, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Why does the red one have to be so ugly? It will be distracting to look at.
    The black is not so bad and DJ makes almost anything look cool.
    But Day’s putter is ugly on TV let alone in your own bag.

    • Jackson Galaxy

      Nov 16, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      Let’s be honest, nobody buying these putters for the looks.

  19. JayG

    Nov 16, 2016 at 9:25 am

    THANK YOU!!!!!!

  20. MR B

    Nov 16, 2016 at 9:11 am

    about darn time!

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Callaway Golf launches new titanium Jailbreak-powered Super Hybrid

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Callaway Super Hybrid

Callaway Golf aims to redefine what a hybrid can be with the introduction of the all-new, multi-material, titanium-powered Callaway Super Hybrid for 2020. Built to offer the distance, ball speed and forgiveness of a fairway wood, with the added benefit of being built into a hybrid chassis, the Callaway Super Hybrid is the designed for those golfers that want control without sacrificing distance.

Creating a hybrid that performs like a fairway wood takes some serious engineering, and in the case of the new Callaway Super Hybrid, it means pulling out all the stops with technology and packing it all into one finely tuned club.

Here’s everything the R&D team at Callaway has been able to accomplish with this hybrid design

2020 Callaway Super Hybrid: Details

High-Strength Titanium Face insert

The Titanium face insert of the Super Hybrid promotes greater ball speeds and ball speed consistency thanks to variable face thickness, according to the company. Adding in Callaway’s proven Jailbreak technology helps stiffen the total structure of the clubhead’s titanium body. This places, as Callaway says, more impact load on the Face Insert to push the limits of flex and ball speed retention.

Light Weight Carbon Crown

An all-new T2C Triaxial Carbon Crown has a tighter weave than other composite crowns used in the past which increases strength and saves weight versus a traditional hybrid’s steel crown. The weight savings are then redistributed within the head to lower the Center of Gravity, and raise MOI for consistent distance on mishits.

Full Titanium Body With Precise Tungsten Weighting

Using a titanium body (the crown not withstanding) allows Callaway engineers to place a large volume of tungsten into the heel and toe of each clubs to once again increased MOI and optimized ball flight.

Using the same Metal Injection Molded Tungsten Weighting technology seen in other Callaway clubs, including the Epic Star line, Callaway is able to place a very high volume Metal Injection Molded (MIM’ed) tungsten weight to optimize CG for launch and control. How much tungsten you might ask? 68 grams per head—that’s close to 30 percent of the average hybrid’s total head mass!

Tech Specs and Options

The Callaway Super Hybrid will be available in three loft options, all three of which will also be available in left-handed. The stock shaft is the popular Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK PRO Orange 80 Hybrid shaft, but like anything Callaway, it will also include a large amount of no-upcharge options for custom orders.

Callaway Super Hybrid Pricing and Availability

The Callaway Super Hybrid is now available for preorder with retail stock hitting shelves on November 1st.

MSRP: $319.99

 

 

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Jason Day WITB 2019

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*Equipment accurate as of The Challenge: Japan Skins

Driver: TaylorMade M6 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 70X

3-wood: TaylorMade M6 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 80X

Irons: TaylorMade P760 (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X Seven

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 (50, 54, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Itsy Bitsy Black (2015)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

Ball: TaylorMade TP5

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Justin Thomas’ winning WITB: 2019 CJ Cup

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60TX

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3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

5-wood: Titleist 915Fd (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-iron), Titleist 620 MB (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 (46, 52, 56 degrees), Vokey Design SM6 (60 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Photo via Vokey Wedge Rep Aaron Dill

Putter: Scotty Cameron X5

Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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