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New TaylorMade Spider X putters feature Optically Engineered True Path Alignment sightline

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TaylorMade Golf Company has unveiled the 10th generation of its Spider putters – The Spider X.

In terms of updates, the Spider X features a redesigned frame, new weighting system and an optically engineered sightline (OES) featuring TaylorMade’s new True Path Alignment System.

According to the company, research derived from more than ten thousand putts from a distance of twelve feet illustrated that golfers strike the ball toward the toe of the putter 66 percent of the time – owing to a parallax effect. In the new Spider X, TaylorMade has re-engineered the mass properties while also introducing a new alignment system called True Path, designed for easier alignment enhanced focus, which seeks to provide players with a more consistent strike on the center of the face of the putter.

Compared to its predecessors, the Spider Tour and Spider Mini putters, the Spider X possesses more weight on the outside of the frame (36 percent on both perimeters v. 30 percent) which aims to provide for a more stable head shape. The head design also features a deep center of gravity (37mm), which is three times that of a traditional blade, which seeks to offer a purer hit on each stroke.

The Spider X putters contain a new, thicker 5mm Pure Roll white surlyn insert which is designed to offer improved sound, feel and roll, while their 12-groove Pure Roll insert aims to promote forward spin for a smoother roll, greater accuracy and better distance control.

The new Pure Roll insert is designed to bring the grooves into direct and active contact with the ball during impact. The grooves in the face of the putter are .5mm deep and serve to soften the insert’s structure and aim to force the insert to deform at impact, putting the grooves into direct contact with the cover of the ball.

The TaylorMade Spider X also features re-designed weight system, which includes three new weights: aluminum (2 grams), steel (6 grams) and tungsten (12 grams), while the new additions also include a composite core weighing just 15 grams. Engineers reduced the head of the Spider X by 5 percent compared to its predecessors, while maintaining the same MOI.


Speaking on the evolution of the Spider putters on its 10th anniversary, Bill Price, Senior Director, Product Creation, Putters & Wedges said

“When we first introduced the original Spider putter in 2008, we never could have anticipated the global phenomenon it has become. With widespread adoption on tours around the world, not only has it become one of the company’s top-selling putters of all time, it has truly shifted the paradigm of putter design toward high-MOI mallets.”

The Spider X putters come in two colorways with both right and left-hand options: copper/white or navy/white.

The copper/white model will be available in a short slant or single bend hosel option, while the navy/white model will be available exclusively in a short slant offering. Each is available in 33”, 34” & 35” lengths and comes equipped with SuperStroke’s Pistol GTR 1.0 grip.

The new Spider X putters will hit the retail market on February 15 and will cost $349.99 each.

 

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  1. Peter

    May 16, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    My tour red spider that I’ve had for less than a year, paint is chipping already. Won’t be long before it will be noticeable when I am trying to putt. Poor cheap finish on a high priced putter. ,

  2. Sahil

    Jan 31, 2019 at 12:19 am

    so they take a putter, put a straight line down the centre and whoopdeedoo $349.00 and its the best thing ever. hmmm ja.

  3. Doug

    Jan 30, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    What is with most of the posters here? Must be crappy golfers that feel the need to belittle people who like to examine new equipment offerings. Since nothing new meets your “exacting” standards, do us all a favor and leave your trolling comments somewhere else.

  4. Scheiss

    Jan 30, 2019 at 10:11 am

    I LOVE the copper color

  5. Rick

    Jan 30, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Don’t see any reason here why Rory’s putting will improve. Still stand by my comments that he will never win another major.

    • Travis

      Jun 11, 2019 at 8:38 am

      Wow, such harsh words. Especially towards a guy who’s won The Players this year and recently dominated the RBC Canadian Open. No reason Rory won’t win another Major, and has a decently good chance at the US Open this week with his game rounding into peak form.

  6. Mizzle

    Jan 29, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Looks like a Dicks Sporting Goods house brand putter

  7. Realist

    Jan 29, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Another pos put out by taylormade. Whoever made the color scheme should be fired. Cant wait for the faces to fall out or the paint to chip by breathing on it.

  8. scott

    Jan 29, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    LOL ! these putters suck!

  9. Tom

    Jan 29, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Let’s see, drivers with injected “goop” behind their face, irons with “slingshot” technology from Nike and now putters with lines and dots for alignment….WOW!!! some kind of product development efforts….lol!

  10. dat

    Jan 29, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    I don’t care what tech is in these or how many tour players use them. They are ugly.

  11. Jose

    Jan 29, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    $349.99!!! What next TM 749.99 Drivers ?? Really pricing out the average golfer in terms of equipment …The way these companies are increasing prices for their rehashed offerings will surely prevent new golfers from wanting to take up our game. BTW I think we all have a putter lieing around that we think is better than this latest and greatest ;).

    • The dude

      Jan 29, 2019 at 7:25 pm

      Golfers that are wanting to take up the game and feel like they need to buy this sh$t…have more money than sense…f*ck em’!

      Ps…yer post sucked

  12. vince guest

    Jan 29, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Slant neck on the tour issue models look to be more rounded, flowing. Retail slants look too flat and boxy.

  13. Tom

    Jan 29, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    WOW, lines and dots used for alignment….pure genius!!! Never been done before!!!

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Forum Thread of the Day: “One driver for the rest of your life – what would it be?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from DCMorgan89 who asks an intriguing question – if you could only play one driver for the rest of your life, what would it be? Our members weigh in with their choices, with plenty of different drivers receiving a mention.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • JDMRN81: “G400 Max with an AD TP shaft and it’s not even close! Incredibly forgiving, low spin with a laser mid-flight.”
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  • LONGBALL777: “Callaway Big Berta Fusion. Straightest driver ever!”
  • regiwstruk: “ST190. Just has it all.”

Entire Thread: “One driver for the rest of your life – what would it be?”

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Toulon Santa Monica: The inside scoop

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As many have already seen this week in the forums, we spotted a brand new model from Toulon: the Santa Monica.

There were a lot of finer details going on with this putter that got peoples ears up including

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  • A classic head shape with Toulon refinements
  • The finish & overall aesthetics

Thanks to a ton of positive feedback, we had to find out more.  So, we went right to the top and called up Sean Toulon to find out about this new model and what else might be coming in the near future.

Here’s what we know:

The Santa Monica, that was captured is part of a larger project that will be going all out when it comes to customization and “showing the world what we can do when it comes to design and manufacturing,” according to Toulon. This line of putters will not be available on the grand scale and instead will focus on individual pieces and prioritize the customer experience.

This new line from Toulon will also include new putters not yet seen, although we have one name so far: La Grange (shout out to Texas!), and it will also include different materials not currently found in the Toulon/Odyssey line. The focus will be 100 percent on boutique, different and just for you, said Toulon. The new line will center around exercising total creativity, and also have the potential for one-off and limited-number pieces.

We don’t have a timeline for when these will become available to the public, but when we do, we will be sure to let you know.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Viktor Hovland signing with Ping”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Dave D and it surrounds Viktor Hovland’s future as a Ping staffer. There has been plenty of chatter on our forums after Dave D shared this post from @golfnation_’s Instagram account.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • cvhookem3: “Seems like he was hinting at that with his equipment changes at the US Open. Good for him. He should be a lot of fun to watch.”
  • bladehunter: “Figured. He had near a full ping bag anyway. Love this kid. I really predict great things. Loads of raw tools.”
  • ImagineThat: “I think we’ll be seeing a lot of Viktor Hovland in the future…enough where his name will no longer appear strange. He seems to really be an upbeat guy with a nice personality, and he has a nice friendly smile to go with it.”

Golf Digest’s E. Michael Johnson reported Hovland is now a Ping man, writing he “signed a multi-year deal with Ping to play a minimum of 11 clubs, including driver and putter, along with a Ping staff bag and logo on the hat.”

Entire Thread: “Viktor Hovland signing with Ping?”

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