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Spotted: TaylorMade Spider Tour Putters – Tour, Tour V, Tour X, Tour Z

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As if the FedEx Cup playoffs aren’t enough excitement, we add some new TaylorMade putters to amp up the week! We spotted the new TaylorMade Spider Tour lineup at the BMW Championship this week.

TaylorMade looks to be going a little retro in some of the designs with a more original-looking Spider Tour. The new putters look to be cast and finished in what looks to be a slightly darker version of the famous Hydro Blast silver. Each putter has a sole plate that we can assume is made of a lighter material in order to move more weight to the outside of the head.

The face insert is TaylorMade’s Pure Roll and looks to be a TPU material for better roll and a softer feel at impact. Each model also looks to have at least two neck options, offering more or less toe hang.

Spider Tour

The Spider Tour’s looks take us back to the original Spider with the rear wings that contain interchangeable weights. This head shape moves weight way back and to the outside of the head in order to boost MOI and give the putter a very stable feel through the stroke. We’ve spotted single site lines as well as True Path alignment aids on the top of the putter.

Spider Tour Z

This model moved the interchangeable weights forward, which could give the Spider Z more of a blade putter feel through the stroke. The forward weight can also help with moving the CG in the head to improve speed, spin, and distance control. The top of the putter contains True Path alignment on both the double bend and slant neck versions of the putter.

Spider Tour X

If you are a fan of the Spider X Hydro Blast putter, then the Spider Tour X should look very familiar to you. From the small “wings” on the back corners to the True Path alignment, this putter keeps the tour-proven shape of the Spider X alive. TaylorMade has moved the weights from the wings to the sole of the putter but kept them far back and to the outside of the club. This is going to keep the forgivness and MOI high, producing straighter putts when you don’t strike the center of the putter.

Spider Tour V

The final version of the new Spider Tour series is the more sleek-looking V model. The Spider Tour V smoothes out the lines and offers a cleaner look behind the ball. We are going to assume that the large sole plate is used to move some weight around to keep the stability you would expect from a Spider putter. Even though this putter lacks wings like its siblings, I would expect it to still be forgiving. The weights are pushed forward towards the face like the Spider Tour Z to work with the Pure Roll face insert to dial in speed and spin. We spotted the Tour V with both a double bend shaft that should be face-balanced and a short slant neck for added toe hang.

All of the Spider Tour putters we spotted this week were equipped with a black steel shaft and a TaylorMade pistol grip. The grip looks to be black rubber with small perforations on it and on the smaller size. The headcovers are black, grey, and white with blue stitching to match the soles on the putters.

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  4. Joy

    Aug 21, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    Will these be available for the public to purchase at some point?

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  6. Will

    Aug 17, 2023 at 8:55 am

    Ground breaking, love all of them, keep em coming TM!!!!!!!!!

  7. Hay is for horses

    Aug 16, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    TM going back to what worked best. The new deeper grooved insert from the past couple of years starting with Spider EX to current-model year spiders doesn’t feel very good. I’d love to try the 2022 and 2023 Spiders but with the older insert (or better yet milled faces).

    Alas, I am not on PGAT, nor am I a top TM staffer, so I’m fairly confident I won’t seeing any prototypes coming my way.

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Spotted: Scottie Scheffler with prototype Logan Olson putter

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We have seen Scottie Scheffler testing out a few different putters from traditional blades to custom mallets recently.

At the Hero World Challenge, Scheffler has been spotted with another new putter, this time from a manufacturer many golfers may not be familiar with: Olson Putter Co. Started by Logan Olson, the company has been making some amazing custom putters for over seven years.

Olson’s putters have classic head shapes but are highly customized with a lot of cosmetic — and performance-enhancing — machining.

Recently, Olson took a break from posting much on social media or creating putters for customers, and people were concerned he was out of the business. Olson then posted a note explaining that he had the chance to work on something different, and now we see what that was.

Photo via Logan Olson on Instagram.

Scottie Scheffler’s putter is custom-built and based off an Anser 2 or Newport 2 head shape. This means it is a traditional blade with sharper angles and a boxier look from address. The flange looks to be slightly extended from the face and has a single site line painted black on it. The top line has a very interesting alignment aid; it looks to be many small milling lines that run from the face to the flange to possibly frame the ball better.

Larger bumpers are slanted down towards the center cavity where “Logan Olson” is stamped in a dancing font and the “O”s are all circles with fancy “L”s in them. The neck looks to be one piece with the body of the putter as the milling around the base is very angled and complicated. A standard-length plumbers neck rises up and the corners of it look to be softened just a bit. The face has what looks like a shallow milling to it with the Olson logo on the heel.

 

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The underside of the putter reveals a tri-sole stamped “343/303.” We can assume that the weight of the putter is 343 grams and it is milled from 303 stainless steel. Scottie’s name is also stamped into the sole, and another circle with an ornate L is stamped out on the toe.

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Justin Thomas WITB 2023 (November)

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  • Justin Thomas’ what’s in the bag accurate as of the Hero World Challenge. 

Driver: Titleist TSR3 (10 degrees @ 9.25) Buy here.
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD VF 5 X

3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees) Buy here.
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 85 TX

5-wood: Titleist 915 Fd (18 degrees @ 19.5) Buy here.
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4) Buy here, Titleist 621.JT Buy here. (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46-10F @47.5, 52-08F @52.5, 56-14F @57) Buy here, Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-T @60.5) Buy here.
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (46), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (52-60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Buy here.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (11/30/23): Artisan MB irons

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a set of Artisan MB irons.

From the seller: (@Brandan): “Artisan MB 4-P. Matte black modus 120s. Close to mint condition. $1800 OBO.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Artisan MB irons

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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