The Taylormade Spider has been on the scene for some time, first introduced in 2008. If you’re a fan of the PGA tour, you might remember Jason Day becoming the world number 1 using a red Spider putter. I’m not saying that buying a Taylormade Spider X is going to win you a major any time soon, but hear me out.
The no-nonsense alignment is a great feature on this putter. The putter gives you a Y shaped sightline about half the size of a golf ball, with a clear line down the center. The contrast helps create an excellent alignment aid that gives you plenty of confidence when standing over a putt.
The research that’s gone into designing this putter is second to none. Taylormade found that golfers with +5 – 5 handicaps hit putts within a 29mm window on the face, while the higher handicappers work within a 39mm range. You’ll be pleased to hear that whatever your handicap, extensive research was used during design to improve your off-center hits.
I’ve got a feeling some people might not be a huge fan of the copper model, but I think the blue option goes down well with me. You’re also able to create a customized version if that’s your kind of thing.
The previous Spider was a huge hit, and the Spider X putter came with big expectations. The putter still looks great and feels even better, just with a sleek 5% smaller head. Additional weight balancing accompanies a highly forgiving design that’s helped to produce one of the best mallet putters on the market.