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Jason Day’s custom-built TaylorMade Itsy Bitsy Spider putter is undoubtedly the hottest putter in golf. He’s won three out of his past four tournaments with the putter, including the 2015 PGA Championship and The Barclays — where he fired a final-round 62 thanks to holing more than 148 feet worth of putts.

Due to the putter’s high demand, TaylorMade released 20 exact replicas in The Vault on Aug. 20 for $750. Sorry, but they’re already sold out. But as a consolation, you can marvel at TaylorMade’s awesome video on how the prototype putters are built.

According to TaylorMade, Day’s putter is an Itsy Bitsy Spider Japan model, but the stock hosel is cut off, then welded with a #3 short slant neck hosel. It’s coated with a custom acrylic to achieve the dark grey finish, and has a face insert made of 80/20 insert — the same one used in TaylorMade’s Ghost Tour putters.

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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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  1. gunmetal

    Sep 7, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    1) As a clubmaker, there’s a lot of cool information scribbled on that napkin.
    2) Some guys are more particular than others on tour. I don’t think every tour pro has every club tweaked like this. The putter is pretty touchy feely. I don’t see Justin Rose having his iron heads deconstructed to this degree. Shaft them up to his specs (throw a little lead tape here and there), get the right grips on how he likes and make sure loft and lies are tight and he’s probably set. Shouldn’t most of us be doing that anyway?
    3) To the China bashers, Ping’s most exquisite putters to come out in a long time the Anser Milled lineup was all made in China. It’s all about quality control. Geography is irrelevant.

  2. Fifler

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I miss the part where they tjeck and adjust loft, lie and sw.

  3. Christopher

    Sep 5, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Isn’t the title of this article slightly misleading? This is how TaylorMade’s Jason Day prototype putter was made not how Jason Day’s TaylorMade prototype putter was made, I doubt craftsmen and women in the video made his putter!

  4. Stu

    Sep 4, 2015 at 8:33 am

    The correlation between your off the shelf TM clubs and most PGA Tour players clubs is about
    the same as my (and most peoples”) golf game and the game they play. LOL

    • christian

      Sep 4, 2015 at 7:59 pm

      Exactly. How can anybody remotely believe that TM (in this case) sell the same clubs at your local Golf Galaxy as their tour pros use? Especially after seeing this video?

  5. Josh

    Sep 3, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    I’m a Titleist guy – this is the only non Titleist gamer in my bag the last 10-15 years. It just works for me. I wish they would release the black version.

  6. Golfraven

    Sep 3, 2015 at 6:50 am

    Not impressed, too much glueing going on there.

  7. James

    Sep 2, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Why is the woman standing on her tip toes?

  8. rymail00

    Sep 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I’ve never been a fan of the spider putters, but the no alignment aid, matte black is nice.

  9. Robert

    Sep 2, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    That is awesome. That finish is really cool. I’ve seen it on the tour issue DLL putter (It’s used instead of the black). When I first saw it I said, “Wow, why don’t they make all of then with that??”.

    Very cool putter. I hope to see more slant hosel mallets as having the toe hang can bring a new element into mallet putting.

  10. Retail

    Sep 2, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Now also please explain to the world this is why it will never come to retail!

  11. How it was made

    Sep 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    In China with cheap plastic

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