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#1231 TPDawnPatrol

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 12:57 PM

View PostGJLon, on 19 September 2017 - 01:37 AM, said:

I am on my 3rd Tour red. I played a couple of rounds with the first 2 and never noticed the clicking noise however I played my first round with the latest one on Sunday and I did notice it, not all the time, maybe 4-5 putts.

This is my latest putter after 1 round. White showing around the insert again. I love the putter and have putted great with it, but there does seem to be some quality control problems with the red version.

The white around the insert is voids in the paint that have chipped away from impact.

Not sure if the problem is quality control or inherent to the design.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:01 PM

View PostDubv23, on 19 September 2017 - 08:54 AM, said:

View Postwrxman, on 18 September 2017 - 06:11 PM, said:

Hey guys,
  I've had the Tour Blackfor a while now and just got the red today. Does anyone noticed a bit of a weird or clicky/poping sound with the red compared to the black? The black doesn't really make a noise, but the red has this pretty odd popping noise. Let me know if you guys experience this. Don't really want to send it in for a replacement, but I will if I need to.

The I hear what I believe to be a hollow sound that I feel is what your experiencing. I like the soft feel of the putter but not the audible feedback I got. There were times where I must have rolled it extra pure and I didn't notice any sound but more often than not I hear the hollow feedback

Try holding the putter head in one hand and a ball in the other, and then tap the face insert from one edge to the other.  If the sound becomes hollow in spots, there is most likely an air bubble or other issue preventing the 3M double stick tape from adhering properly within the face insert cavity.  Warranty issue.
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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:29 PM

So is everyone still enjoying their Spiders? Thinking very hard about making a change.  Know this line was red hot, just curious if people still like them or if the magic has worn off..
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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:51 AM

View PostJarlaxle, on 02 October 2017 - 11:29 PM, said:

So is everyone still enjoying their Spiders? Thinking very hard about making a change.  Know this line was red hot, just curious if people still like them or if the magic has worn off..

Still enjoying mine with a Flat Cat grip.  The combination of the two have made for a really solid combo.
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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:36 PM

Switched. "It's not you it's me" as I lowered the Spider Tour Red onto the rack of Misfit Putters. My eyes are better set on a light blade style putter.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:13 PM

View PostJarlaxle, on 02 October 2017 - 11:29 PM, said:

So is everyone still enjoying their Spiders? Thinking very hard about making a change.  Know this line was red hot, just curious if people still like them or if the magic has worn off..

I dropped mine. My wife loves it but I went with the Toulon Indianapolis. I like the feel of a milled face plus the added sight line.

I still ultimately prefer the blade style but tend to putt better with a mallet

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:03 AM

View PostJarlaxle, on 02 October 2017 - 11:29 PM, said:

So is everyone still enjoying their Spiders? Thinking very hard about making a change.  Know this line was red hot, just curious if people still like them or if the magic has worn off..

Love mine, I have hit my lines more consistently with this putter than with any other putter.  If you are a face balanced fan this is not really for you, if you dislike the look of mallets, not really for you.. but if you're a heel toe guy who likes the boxy lines it's deadly.  I don't find the lack of a sight line negative in anyway, I aim the whole putter head.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:23 PM

Have had a record, ‘personal best’ season on the greens this season and there in NO question my ‘Black’ has to get a lot of the credit...

Personally, don’t love the look, and have fought gaming it, distracting myself with a myriad of other TaylorMade TP putters over this season; Juno, Mullen, Ardmore and finally the Berwick (the best of the lot) to no avail - Yeah, I’m sick I know it...

I even finally tried the Spider Red, didn’t like it at all (The flaking BS around the insert cited earlier should have TM recalling all them, an embarrassment really) and finally returned to Black...

Actually have 2 of them now, both with SS GT2.0 Pistols but weighted differently, 1 with 2x20g weights for slower greens, the other with 2x10g weights for faster, normal conditions...

No more fighting, embracing the Black Spider forever (Okay, till next time).

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:39 AM

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.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:13 PM

Does anyone know if TM plans to put a sightline on the black version in 2018 similar to how they just came out with the sightline on the red version?


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 04:21 PM

View Postarydolphin, on 15 October 2017 - 04:13 PM, said:

Does anyone know if TM plans to put a sightline on the black version in 2018 similar to how they just came out with the sightline on the red version?

From what I heard yes there will be a white sight line on the black Spider putters as well.
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 04:32 PM

View Postmilos, 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?

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 05:47 PM

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View Postmilos, 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. ;)
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Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:42 AM

I know for me personally it changed my putting game for the better.  I had struggled for years finding a putter that I felt comfortable with and would usually go though a few a season trying to find something that I liked.  After switching to the Black Spider halfway thought the year I never thought about switching it out to something else.  And my putting stats improved as I have been tracking those numbers for a couple years.  It's been kind of fun to end the season this year and know I'm not putter shopping again in the off season.  LOL
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Posted 17 October 2017 - 08:46 AM

View PostMikey Town, on 16 October 2017 - 05:47 PM, said:

View Postmjbaker80, on 16 October 2017 - 04:32 PM, said:

View Postmilos, 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. ;)

Awesome points here, man!  Great stuff!  I agree that all putters are a fad....I think you nailed it...what I meant more was "will the Spider become a classic."  If it IS a fad, I'll keep rocking the fad long after its runs it course.  10 years from now, I'll still be rocking my spider and a fanny pack (maybe) :)

Edited by mjbaker80, 17 October 2017 - 08:47 AM.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 08:45 PM

Got my spider black back from a buddy after trading back the Toulon i traded for.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:14 PM

Thanks for the responses to my query, I have another.

Are people still seeing the issues with paint chipping on the face of the red ones? I like the softer feel a bit better but the primary reason I was leaning red is I prefer to have a sight line. Probably going to wait until the new black ones hit the market before pulling the trigger. I tend to keep my clubs a long time so durability is important.

Edited by Jarlaxle, 19 October 2017 - 12:15 PM.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:41 PM

View PostJarlaxle, on 19 October 2017 - 12:14 PM, said:

Thanks for the responses to my query, I have another.

Are people still seeing the issues with paint chipping on the face of the red ones? I like the softer feel a bit better but the primary reason I was leaning red is I prefer to have a sight line. Probably going to wait until the new black ones hit the market before pulling the trigger. I tend to keep my clubs a long time so durability is important.

If durability is important, just move on from most any TM putter.  By far the worst "paint jobs" I've seen
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 01:54 PM

Ive had my Spider Tour Black for a while now and it still looks brand new. I putt with it, put the cover back on, then put it back in my bag....and repeat. No chips or peeling yet.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:19 PM

Well, my Spider putter has lost the battle for a place in my bag to my new TP Ardmore 2.  The Ardmore 2 has a soft yet super responsive feel to it.  I far prefer the shape of the Ardmore.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 06:22 PM

View Posttarrantian, on 11 October 2017 - 10:23 PM, said:

Have had a record, ‘personal best’ season on the greens this season and there in NO question my ‘Black’ has to get a lot of the credit...

Personally, don’t love the look, and have fought gaming it, distracting myself with a myriad of other TaylorMade TP putters over this season; Juno, Mullen, Ardmore and finally the Berwick (the best of the lot) to no avail - Yeah, I’m sick I know it...

I even finally tried the Spider Red, didn’t like it at all (The flaking BS around the insert cited earlier should have TM recalling all them, an embarrassment really) and finally returned to Black...

Actually have 2 of them now, both with SS GT2.0 Pistols but weighted differently, 1 with 2x20g weights for slower greens, the other with 2x10g weights for faster, normal conditions...

No more fighting, embracing the Black Spider forever (Okay, till next time).

Cheers,

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Well I spent an exciting day with TM CS [or lack there of]. I have the paint coming off the surround on the insert like others. On top of it, the paint on the rearward toe weight barrel on the bottom is down to bear metal. TM's response, if its not play ability  then "sorry". $300 but no quality control. Maybe 10 rounds with in on bermuda greens. Even the cover started to flake right after I got it. It will be a cold day in hell before I buy anything TM again.
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 06:26 PM

View Postjrr, on 20 October 2017 - 06:22 PM, said:

View Posttarrantian, on 11 October 2017 - 10:23 PM, said:

Have had a record, ‘personal best’ season on the greens this season and there in NO question my ‘Black’ has to get a lot of the credit...

Personally, don’t love the look, and have fought gaming it, distracting myself with a myriad of other TaylorMade TP putters over this season; Juno, Mullen, Ardmore and finally the Berwick (the best of the lot) to no avail - Yeah, I’m sick I know it...

I even finally tried the Spider Red, didn’t like it at all (The flaking BS around the insert cited earlier should have TM recalling all them, an embarrassment really) and finally returned to Black...

Actually have 2 of them now, both with SS GT2.0 Pistols but weighted differently, 1 with 2x20g weights for slower greens, the other with 2x10g weights for faster, normal conditions...

No more fighting, embracing the Black Spider forever (Okay, till next time).

Cheers,

- Ian

Well I spent an exciting day with TM CS [or lack there of]. I have the paint coming off the surround on the insert like others. On top of it, the paint on the rearward toe weight barrel on the bottom is down to bear metal. TM's response, if its not play ability  then "sorry". $300 but no quality control. Maybe 10 rounds with in on bermuda greens. Even the cover started to flake right after I got it. It will be a cold day in hell before I buy anything TM again.
On the other side it is a very good putter.

Wow. Disheartening to say the least.
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:44 PM

Is the paint the same on the newly released version with the sight line?
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:56 PM

View Postjrr, on 20 October 2017 - 06:22 PM, said:

View Posttarrantian, on 11 October 2017 - 10:23 PM, said:

Have had a record, ‘personal best’ season on the greens this season and there in NO question my ‘Black’ has to get a lot of the credit...

Personally, don’t love the look, and have fought gaming it, distracting myself with a myriad of other TaylorMade TP putters over this season; Juno, Mullen, Ardmore and finally the Berwick (the best of the lot) to no avail - Yeah, I’m sick I know it...

I even finally tried the Spider Red, didn’t like it at all (The flaking BS around the insert cited earlier should have TM recalling all them, an embarrassment really) and finally returned to Black...

Actually have 2 of them now, both with SS GT2.0 Pistols but weighted differently, 1 with 2x20g weights for slower greens, the other with 2x10g weights for faster, normal conditions...

No more fighting, embracing the Black Spider forever (Okay, till next time).

Cheers,

- Ian

Well I spent an exciting day with TM CS [or lack there of]. I have the paint coming off the surround on the insert like others. On top of it, the paint on the rearward toe weight barrel on the bottom is down to bear metal. TM's response, if its not play ability  then "sorry". $300 but no quality control. Maybe 10 rounds with in on bermuda greens. Even the cover started to flake right after I got it. It will be a cold day in hell before I buy anything TM again.
On the other side it is a very good putter.
Black or Red?
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 05:23 AM

View PostRH82, on 20 October 2017 - 09:56 PM, said:

View Postjrr, on 20 October 2017 - 06:22 PM, said:

View Posttarrantian, on 11 October 2017 - 10:23 PM, said:

Have had a record, ‘personal best’ season on the greens this season and there in NO question my ‘Black’ has to get a lot of the credit...

Personally, don’t love the look, and have fought gaming it, distracting myself with a myriad of other TaylorMade TP putters over this season; Juno, Mullen, Ardmore and finally the Berwick (the best of the lot) to no avail - Yeah, I’m sick I know it...

I even finally tried the Spider Red, didn’t like it at all (The flaking BS around the insert cited earlier should have TM recalling all them, an embarrassment really) and finally returned to Black...

Actually have 2 of them now, both with SS GT2.0 Pistols but weighted differently, 1 with 2x20g weights for slower greens, the other with 2x10g weights for faster, normal conditions...

No more fighting, embracing the Black Spider forever (Okay, till next time).

Cheers,

- Ian

Well I spent an exciting day with TM CS [or lack there of]. I have the paint coming off the surround on the insert like others. On top of it, the paint on the rearward toe weight barrel on the bottom is down to bear metal. TM's response, if its not play ability  then "sorry". $300 but no quality control. Maybe 10 rounds with in on bermuda greens. Even the cover started to flake right after I got it. It will be a cold day in hell before I buy anything TM again.
On the other side it is a very good putter.
Black or Red?

To answer both questions. No sight line and its red. They did send me to Golfpaint.com, at my cost naturally. I think besides the attitude, the idea of lost value is pretty depressing.

I compare this to Callaway for replacing 2 Epic drivers immediately or Footjoy taking back, no questions, for new shoes that didn't quite fit right, while covering return shipping.

Edited by jrr, 21 October 2017 - 05:27 AM.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 06:14 AM

The phase of pros and amateurs loving these putters passed very quickly.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:46 AM

View Postmjbaker80, on 16 October 2017 - 04:32 PM, said:

View Postmilos, 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?

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 11:07 AM

View PostLancj1, on 22 October 2017 - 04:46 AM, said:

View Postmjbaker80, on 16 October 2017 - 04:32 PM, said:

View Postmilos, 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?

Day using the red this week in South Korea

Noticed this as well.  Stroke look much better than in the past several weeks, too.  When he's on with that, he's scary (yes this comment can be applied to a done of guys, Rory, etc.).

I was glad to see it back in his bag.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 11:22 AM

View Postmjbaker80, on 23 October 2017 - 11:07 AM, said:

View PostLancj1, on 22 October 2017 - 04:46 AM, said:

View Postmjbaker80, on 16 October 2017 - 04:32 PM, said:

View Postmilos, 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?

Day using the red this week in South Korea

Noticed this as well.  Stroke look much better than in the past several weeks, too.  When he's on with that, he's scary (yes this comment can be applied to a done of guys, Rory, etc.).

I was glad to see it back in his bag.

May be a fad and I keep looking to unseat my Tour Black. In searching for ANY improvement Tour players are no different than we are. I have bought and sold six putters trying to unseat ...may try a Scotty 5.5 or go Ardmore or heaven forbid, not buy another putter <rrrrrrrrright...>

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 08:54 AM

I don't feel like sifting through 42 pages of this thread, so apologies if this has already been discussed...but last night I cut my Red putter down an inch. The little weights in the back looked identical to the weights in my R7 driver. But I realized my Taylormade tool that I use on all the drivers, doesn't fit inside the weights of the Red Spider.

Is there a specific tool they make just for the putters? Will the weights from my R7 fit into the Spider?


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