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#1621 tjl48

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:35 PM

To bad it is not on there website. Got an email for 20% off in-store and online. Ebates also has 10% back today as well.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:29 PM

The flash sale is online when it occurs. Ill have to see if they show up again on Thursday and they may not be the models you are referring to. The ones Im talking about have been listed as 2016 Spider Tour Red/Black. No sight line.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:41 PM

I think they are all putter with different characteristics ex toe hang

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:07 PM

 cardigan, on 12 June 2018 - 04:29 PM, said:

The flash sale is online when it occurs. I’ll have to see if they show up again on Thursday and they may not be the models you are referring to. The ones I’m talking about have been listed as 2016 Spider Tour Red/Black. No sight line.
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:21 AM

 cardigan, on 12 June 2018 - 04:29 PM, said:

The flash sale is online when it occurs. Ill have to see if they show up again on Thursday and they may not be the models you are referring to. The ones Im talking about have been listed as 2016 Spider Tour Red/Black. No sight line.
Looks like they arent doing a flash sale today. Maybe they dont want a conflict with their Fathers Day sales. Also, I was mistaken about the 2016 part. That was for their older model Scotty Cameron putters.


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 02:46 PM

I bought a 34 diamond silver, I thought about cutting down to 33 or 33.5. Looking at the specs on the website it says the head weight is 355 for all 3 lengths. Do all lengths have a 2g weight? Will I need to add any weight to the head or will it feel the same as the stock 33? I know for my Scotty Cameron the head weight and weights are different on all lengths so I know to get the swing weight back to where it should be I would have to add weight. Is it the same for the spider?
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 06:48 PM

 UnderParfect, on 16 June 2018 - 02:46 PM, said:

I bought a 34” diamond silver, I thought about cutting down to 33 or 33.5”. Looking at the specs on the website it says the head weight is 355 for all 3 lengths. Do all lengths have a 2g weight? Will I need to add any weight to the head or will it feel the same as the stock 33”? I know for my Scotty Cameron the head weight and weights are different on all lengths so I know to get the swing weight back to where it should be I would have to add weight. Is it the same for the spider?
interesting question. I just bought a 35 inches and i know i will cut it to 33.5/34. I need to know how to adjust the swingweight
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 09:05 PM

According to TM, because they all have the same 355g head weight and all only have 2g weights even if you cut it down it will still feel the same weight and same swing weight as if you purchased the short putter. I chatted with them today. I have a 34 I want to cut down. They said it would feel the same as if I bought the 33.
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 09:17 PM

 UnderParfect, on 16 June 2018 - 09:05 PM, said:

According to TM, because they all have the same 355g head weight and all only have 2g weights even if you cut it down it will still feel the same weight and same swing weight as if you purchased the short putter. I chatted with them today. I have a 34 I want to cut down. They said it would feel the same as if I bought the 33”.


Hahahaha.  No. you talked to an idiot.  I can assure you absolutely 100% that a spider cut down to 33 inches is 6 swingweight points lighter than a 34 and 12 points lighter than a 35 if you do not put heavier weights in the head. You can buy the heavier weights on eBay.

Any club in the world that is cut down an inch will have a swingweight that is 6 points lighter than before and will obviously FEEL  significantly lighter.  That is all swingweight is.  It is a way to put a label on how heavy or light a head feels.

The club will certainly work just fine at a lower swingweight, but you may simply not like the putter head feeling lighter. It is strictly preference.

You need to add back about 2 grams per SW point, or 12 grams per inch cut, to get it back to the original swingweight.
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 09:26 PM

 C-rad, on 16 June 2018 - 06:48 PM, said:

 UnderParfect, on 16 June 2018 - 02:46 PM, said:

I bought a 34” diamond silver, I thought about cutting down to 33 or 33.5”. Looking at the specs on the website it says the head weight is 355 for all 3 lengths. Do all lengths have a 2g weight? Will I need to add any weight to the head or will it feel the same as the stock 33”? I know for my Scotty Cameron the head weight and weights are different on all lengths so I know to get the swing weight back to where it should be I would have to add weight. Is it the same for the spider?
interesting question. I just bought a 35 inches and i know i will cut it to 33.5/34. I need to know how to adjust the swingweight

Look at my previous post.  It is only preference.  You may like it just fine with a lower swingweight and a lighter feeling head. There is no rule on what it must be.

Cut it first and see what you think.  Weights are all over eBay if you want to change it.  Add 6 grams per 1/2 inch, 12 grams per inch to return it to its previous SW value.  You can experiment with lead tape before you buy weights to make sure you buy the right ones.  Add tape till you like the feel, then take off the tape and weigh it.  I have a small kitchen scale for such things.

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 10:39 AM

 Jagpilotohio, on 16 June 2018 - 09:26 PM, said:

 C-rad, on 16 June 2018 - 06:48 PM, said:

 UnderParfect, on 16 June 2018 - 02:46 PM, said:

I bought a 34” diamond silver, I thought about cutting down to 33 or 33.5”. Looking at the specs on the website it says the head weight is 355 for all 3 lengths. Do all lengths have a 2g weight? Will I need to add any weight to the head or will it feel the same as the stock 33”? I know for my Scotty Cameron the head weight and weights are different on all lengths so I know to get the swing weight back to where it should be I would have to add weight. Is it the same for the spider?
interesting question. I just bought a 35 inches and i know i will cut it to 33.5/34. I need to know how to adjust the swingweight

Look at my previous post.  It is only preference.  You may like it just fine with a lower swingweight and a lighter feeling head. There is no rule on what it must be.

Cut it first and see what you think.  Weights are all over eBay if you want to change it.  Add 6 grams per 1/2 inch, 12 grams per inch to return it to its previous SW value.  You can experiment with lead tape before you buy weights to make sure you buy the right ones.  Add tape till you like the feel, then take off the tape and weigh it.  I have a small kitchen scale for such things.

I wonder if swingweight matters a LOT more on a full swing club than a putter ?

I mean, if you went from D-4 to C-8(?) on a driver the lighter feel of the club would be noticed immediately and one might not ever be able to get "used to it".

But as others (including myself) have said around here, we've cut down a putter an inch, or even 2, and found no real difference.

Did it feel lighter when we first tried it ? Absolutely. But putt with it for a while, get used to the (new) feel and get comfortable with it and next thing you know, you'd never know it was cut down in the first place.
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Posted 18 June 2018 - 09:22 AM

Anyone try the red slant w/ a sight line? and if so did you prefer it over the no lined version?

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 09:45 AM

 nsxguy, on 17 June 2018 - 10:39 AM, said:

 Jagpilotohio, on 16 June 2018 - 09:26 PM, said:

 C-rad, on 16 June 2018 - 06:48 PM, said:

 UnderParfect, on 16 June 2018 - 02:46 PM, said:

I bought a 34 diamond silver, I thought about cutting down to 33 or 33.5. Looking at the specs on the website it says the head weight is 355 for all 3 lengths. Do all lengths have a 2g weight? Will I need to add any weight to the head or will it feel the same as the stock 33? I know for my Scotty Cameron the head weight and weights are different on all lengths so I know to get the swing weight back to where it should be I would have to add weight. Is it the same for the spider?
interesting question. I just bought a 35 inches and i know i will cut it to 33.5/34. I need to know how to adjust the swingweight

Look at my previous post.  It is only preference.  You may like it just fine with a lower swingweight and a lighter feeling head. There is no rule on what it must be.

Cut it first and see what you think.  Weights are all over eBay if you want to change it.  Add 6 grams per 1/2 inch, 12 grams per inch to return it to its previous SW value.  You can experiment with lead tape before you buy weights to make sure you buy the right ones.  Add tape till you like the feel, then take off the tape and weigh it.  I have a small kitchen scale for such things.

I wonder if swingweight matters a LOT more on a full swing club than a putter ?

I mean, if you went from D-4 to C-8(?) on a driver the lighter feel of the club would be noticed immediately and one might not ever be able to get "used to it".

But as others (including myself) have said around here, we've cut down a putter an inch, or even 2, and found no real difference.

Did it feel lighter when we first tried it ? Absolutely. But putt with it for a while, get used to the (new) feel and get comfortable with it and next thing you know, you'd never know it was cut down in the first place.

I would agree with you.  12 points on a driver by shortening an inch is FAR  more important than on a putter.  You swing the putter extremely  slowly so that change in the feel of the head weight effects your brain very differently.  The driver moving very fast tends to exaggerate any difference because of the centrifugal force involved. (Or is it centripetal? Science guys can correct me)

If someone takes an inch off a driver without adding any weight back to it, MOST people will find they sort of lose  track of the head during the swing and their tempo gets a bit quick.. It feels so light that it becomes harder to use.

A putter is moving so slowly that it isnt nearly as important.  Tiger uses D-1,  Phil uses something down in the mid Cs.  Some guys like them up in the E range.
There really is no rule, you just need to see if it bothers you shorter with no extra weight.  It really might not. You might love it down in the C range.

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 10:07 AM

 RH82, on 18 June 2018 - 09:22 AM, said:

Anyone try the red slant w/ a sight line? and if so did you prefer it over the no lined version?

While I likely won't every switch away from my betti BB8, I have toyed with the spiders for quite some time. I prefer the feel of the black insert (red head) by far. I personally like the line to get me "set up" at address, then I just take the putter away. If I had my way for sure, I would use a sight dot, but I did the like the line over the no line.

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 09:22 AM

 taylormade4life, on 18 June 2018 - 10:07 AM, said:

 RH82, on 18 June 2018 - 09:22 AM, said:

Anyone try the red slant w/ a sight line? and if so did you prefer it over the no lined version?

While I likely won't every switch away from my betti BB8, I have toyed with the spiders for quite some time. I prefer the feel of the black insert (red head) by far. I personally like the line to get me "set up" at address, then I just take the putter away. If I had my way for sure, I would use a sight dot, but I did the like the line over the no line.

I had a whole bunch of nice but Bettinardi s and Cameron’s and I thought I would never switch either and then I came over to the Darkside

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 11:36 AM

I bought one (black DJ model) a few weeks ago at Golf Galaxy for the $229 sale price, and then when it went on flash sale that same week for $199 I went back in and the store gave me $30 back. Just FYI.

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:05 AM

 cardigan, on 14 June 2018 - 07:21 AM, said:

 cardigan, on 12 June 2018 - 04:29 PM, said:

The flash sale is online when it occurs. Ill have to see if they show up again on Thursday and they may not be the models you are referring to. The ones Im talking about have been listed as 2016 Spider Tour Red/Black. No sight line.
Looks like they arent doing a flash sale today. Maybe they dont want a conflict with their Fathers Day sales. Also, I was mistaken about the 2016 part. That was for their older model Scotty Cameron putters.
They are included in the flash sale today. $199.98

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 03:48 PM

I ordered a black today at that price. Anyone know what city GG ships from?

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 11:26 PM

 Jagpilotohio, on 16 June 2018 - 09:17 PM, said:

 UnderParfect, on 16 June 2018 - 09:05 PM, said:

According to TM, because they all have the same 355g head weight and all only have 2g weights even if you cut it down it will still feel the same weight and same swing weight as if you purchased the short putter. I chatted with them today. I have a 34 I want to cut down. They said it would feel the same as if I bought the 33”.


Hahahaha.  No. you talked to an idiot.  I can assure you absolutely 100% that a spider cut down to 33 inches is 6 swingweight points lighter than a 34 and 12 points lighter than a 35 if you do not put heavier weights in the head. You can buy the heavier weights on eBay.

Any club in the world that is cut down an inch will have a swingweight that is 6 points lighter than before and will obviously FEEL  significantly lighter.  That is all swingweight is.  It is a way to put a label on how heavy or light a head feels.

The club will certainly work just fine at a lower swingweight, but you may simply not like the putter head feeling lighter. It is strictly preference.

You need to add back about 2 grams per SW point, or 12 grams per inch cut, to get it back to the original swingweight.

Scotty Cameron’s add 10 grams per inch, right?

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 12:01 AM

 Schulzmc, on 21 June 2018 - 11:26 PM, said:

 Jagpilotohio, on 16 June 2018 - 09:17 PM, said:

 UnderParfect, on 16 June 2018 - 09:05 PM, said:

According to TM, because they all have the same 355g head weight and all only have 2g weights even if you cut it down it will still feel the same weight and same swing weight as if you purchased the short putter. I chatted with them today. I have a 34 I want to cut down. They said it would feel the same as if I bought the 33”.


Hahahaha.  No. you talked to an idiot.  I can assure you absolutely 100% that a spider cut down to 33 inches is 6 swingweight points lighter than a 34 and 12 points lighter than a 35 if you do not put heavier weights in the head. You can buy the heavier weights on eBay.

Any club in the world that is cut down an inch will have a swingweight that is 6 points lighter than before and will obviously FEEL  significantly lighter.  That is all swingweight is.  It is a way to put a label on how heavy or light a head feels.

The club will certainly work just fine at a lower swingweight, but you may simply not like the putter head feeling lighter. It is strictly preference.

You need to add back about 2 grams per SW point, or 12 grams per inch cut, to get it back to the original swingweight.

Scotty Cameron’s add 10 grams per inch, right?

Actually, yes. Select models generally have two 20 gram weighs in 33’s, 15’s in 34’s 10’s in 35’s.

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:48 PM

Been struggling with the putter recently, particularly on fast greens. Have tried blade styles as well as face balanced mallets and have always been intrigued by the Spider tours. My question for all of you that have success with the tour (red or black): do you still use a line on your golf ball even though there are no alignment aids on the Spider Tour? If so, was it difficult to transition from having a sightline on the putter and the ball to just the ball?

Thank you all!

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:12 PM

 MTgolf, on 25 June 2018 - 03:48 PM, said:

Been struggling with the putter recently, particularly on fast greens. Have tried blade styles as well as face balanced mallets and have always been intrigued by the Spider tours. My question for all of you that have success with the tour (red or black): do you still use a line on your golf ball even though there are no alignment aids on the Spider Tour? If so, was it difficult to transition from having a sightline on the putter and the ball to just the ball?

Thank you all!

I had the JD red version with no sightline and putted okay with it. I still used the line but really felt the sightline would help me be more confident over the ball. After some experiments with some blade putters, I ended up getting one of the newer Spider Tour Diamond Silvers with sightline and so far I'm loving it and putting really well with it.
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Posted 26 June 2018 - 09:10 AM

 MTgolf, on 25 June 2018 - 03:48 PM, said:

Been struggling with the putter recently, particularly on fast greens. Have tried blade styles as well as face balanced mallets and have always been intrigued by the Spider tours. My question for all of you that have success with the tour (red or black): do you still use a line on your golf ball even though there are no alignment aids on the Spider Tour? If so, was it difficult to transition from having a sightline on the putter and the ball to just the ball?

Thank you all!

I find I line up my putts the best with a sight line on my ball and using the line on the Spider Tour, which the newer ones have now. I struggle with alignment a lot and this has helped.

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 09:18 AM

I thought all the complaints about paint coming off was just WRX being extremely picky and over reactive but I noticed it on my Spider this past Sunday. And mine is not very old either. Its a shame TM makes them so poorly and cant put just another layer of paint on so it doesnt come off so easily.

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 11:13 AM

 Kmac, on 26 June 2018 - 09:18 AM, said:

I thought all the complaints about paint coming off was just WRX being extremely picky and over reactive but I noticed it on my Spider this past Sunday. And mine is not very old either. Its a shame TM makes them so poorly and cant put just another layer of paint on so it doesnt come off so easily.

Ive had my Spider Black for about a year and it is still in excellent condition without any paint chipping. My son has had his Spider Red for almost a year and there is pretty significant paint chipping around the insert.

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:24 PM

Yes.  I have black and red. Black still looks good after a year, and the red, paint and insert is frosted flake city.

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 04:51 PM

Besides the superstroke grip and red weights in the 2018 spider tour black, does anyone know of any other changes between the 2018 and 2017 model that came with the Winn AVS midsize grip?

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 06:24 PM

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 07:39 AM

 MTgolf, on 25 June 2018 - 03:48 PM, said:

Been struggling with the putter recently, particularly on fast greens. Have tried blade styles as well as face balanced mallets and have always been intrigued by the Spider tours. My question for all of you that have success with the tour (red or black): do you still use a line on your golf ball even though there are no alignment aids on the Spider Tour? If so, was it difficult to transition from having a sightline on the putter and the ball to just the ball?

Thank you all!
Yes I still align the line on the ball. Putted well with it instantly and found the transition from a Newport with a line dead easy as the whole centre body of the spider putter is like an alignment aid. I would never go back to using a line on the putter again.

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 08:29 AM

Can anyone tell me what the head dimensions are on the Spider?  I can't find it anywhere.  Is it close to 4in x 4in square?  Trying to see if a custom mallet putter cover I already own would fit on a Spider.  Thanks in advance!


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