TaylorMade takes 'simple' approach with Ghost Spider Si putter
"The question was, 'Can we make something simpler, something easier to look at for some, and still get the mass properties?' " says Bret Wahl, vice president of product development for irons and putters. "Not the easiest thing to do, but I think we ended up in a very good spot."
Unlike the company's Daddy Long Legs mallet, which Wahl says includes 18 components, Ghost Spider Si has just three: a cast stainless-steel frame, a lightweight-aluminum center section and the company's grooved-polymer face insert. But the simpler construction still yields the third-highest MOI in TaylorMade's line.
The counterbalanced model ($200, in lengths of 35 and 38 inches) has a 380-gram head and a 15-inch, 130-gram grip.