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Spider GT Max

Hot List Gold 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: Ever wonder why there are so many kinds of putters (other than the fact that golfers and putters are like dogs and squirrels)? What companies are learning is that the distance the center of gravity sits behind the face helps a player return the putter back to square more consistently. This distance, however, is not the same for every golfer. The left and right movable weights on this pronged mallet let golfers adjust that CG position by nearly half an inch, resulting in the fullest range of CGs in the history of Spider mallets. WHY WE LIKE IT: Eighty grams of movable weight (more than three times what you would find on a driver) is stupendous. Despite all that shifting of the CG, though, the forgiveness on off-center hits stays high thanks to chunks of tungsten at the outer edges. Read more>>>

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Price: Spider GT Max $450
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Which One's For Me?
Spider GT Max
This parallel winged mallet includes three weight locations on each arm to accommodate multiple miss or stroke patterns. It's offered in small slant and single bend hosel options, the former for slightly arcing strokes and the latter for more straight-back, straight-through strokes.




Look / Sound / Feel


* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
"You can make this do whatever you want. If you push or pull it as a tendency, you can offset it. This has to be the future of putters. You can make the feel harder or softer. Amazing."
Handicap, 0
“The weight settings are intriguing and not too complicated. Oversize, but I still feel I have control to die the ball in the hole.”
Handicap, 9
"Like the adjustable feature Went from setting 2 to 3 and it really let me close the face better. Went from shoving it to squaring the face. Felt like a different putter in a positive way. Metallic firm click off the clubface. Good energy, Sweet spot so large made it easy to control distance."
Handicap, 14
Club Specs
Models Lofts Head Weights Lengths Custom Lengths Available? Dexterity Neck Price
Spider GT Max 355 34", 35" No Left Hand / Right Hand Small Slant, Single Bend $450
From the Manufacturer

Spider GT Max brings a new level of adjustability and performance to the storied franchise. Two 40g sliding tungsten weights can be easily positioned to influence CG, toe hang and face rotation. This design allows us to cover the CG ranges of nearly all preceding mallet-style Spiders while simultaneously helping to minimize mis-hit tendencies for specific putting strokes. For players who tend to miss putts to the left, placing the weights in Position 1 (farthest back) slows down the face rotation. For players who miss to the right, Position 3 (farthest forward) helps the face close faster. If you don't have a consistent miss and are looking for versatility, Position 2 offers a neutral option. This putter is designed to let golfers adapt the putter to fit their stroke and improve accuracy on the greens. Spider GT Max comes in a silver anodized finish with TaylorMade's renowned true path technology.


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