mjbaker80, on 16 October 2017 - 04:32 PM, said:
milos, on 15 October 2017 - 02:39 AM, said:
I can't say enough good things about my Spider and its staying in the bag for quite some time.
It does however seem pretty amazing how quickly so many tour players have moved on though and I'd just love to know what the actual reasoning is for a few of them. Sergio I get but in the case of Day and Johnson and considering that TM esentialy released replica tour putters you would think the would have been paying them to keep them in play and keep the sales strong.
Totally agree with this....cannot get over the fact that DJ got to number 1 only to switch. Sergio WINS MASTERS (the crowning achievement of his career to date) only to switch. And, Day, the guy who made it catch fire on tour....switch.
If any, I get that Day switched as he hasn't had the year he wanted. But, DJ and Sergio?! Crazy stuff....I thought Sergio would take that thing to the grave....
I'm still using mine as I'm a loyalist dating back to the OG Itsy Bitsy. But, I have to say that those who predicted this to be a fad might be right?
Every new putter style is a "fad"... literally... every single one.
Bullseye, Anser, 2 Ball, #7, Spider (plus a whole lot more in between those), etc...
When a new concept is introduced, people want to try it. When it's all over the TV, because some of those people who want to try it happen to be tour pros, even more people want to try it. When lots of people try it, a bunch of players have the same putter in the bag, at the same time.
For some, it works better than what they had before and it stays in the bag.
For others, it doesn't work as well something else (what they were using, something else they found, etc...) and it comes out of the bag.
Then... some time later... another new design/idea is introduced... and people want to try that one... and so on... and so on...
Does this make the Spider a "fad"?
I don't think so. I just think it's something different, that a bunch of people wanted to try. It works great (and continues to do so) for some, and didn't work as well for others... just like every golf club ever released.
Now... is the Spider a "classic"?
Who knows. We'll have to wait 5-10 years to see if it's still on the market, going strong... and if there's an Odyssey and/or Cameron version of it.