WHAT IT DOES: The Spider line’s complete re-imagination combines the forgiveness from previous models with the feel and performance of the front-loaded Spider FCG for a best-of-both-worlds putter.
WHY WE LIKE IT: TaylorMade took a risk by altering the look of one of the most popular putters in the game. But the line’s high-stability lineage and roll-enhancing face are both improved. The GT’s multiple designs use a multimaterial approach. The top plate uses light 6061 aluminum that eliminates excess weight in the middle of the putter. Heavy steel weights, plus tungsten, put 82 percent of the weight on the outer perimeter for help on off-center strikes. The face insert, which has downward facing grooves that give to promote forward roll, is a touch firmer based on tour and consumer feedback.
* Percentage of total score
"I love the alignment aid. It's the same length as the line you'd draw on the ball. And the quality of the roll matches the head."
"Lively face with just the right amount. A little quiet, but quite responsive. Stable head. Great roll immediately off the face. I like the small compact head. Very easy to control the distance."
“I love the variety of options. Light and pleasant feel off the face. Lively, but controlled. Ball tracks easily and quickly.”
4 models; Head Weight: 350-365 grams; Length: 33-35 inches
From the Manufacturer
TaylorMade Spider putters are amongst the most recognizable in the world, and now they have a whole new identity: Spider GT, Spider GT Notchback, Spider GT Rollback and Spider GT Splitback. Spider GT sets a new standard of performance featuring a modern wing design and ultra-lightweight top plate. GT also has a first of its kind open frame multi-material design with two 90g steel side weight wings that push 82 percent of total weight to the perimeter to remain extremely stable on off-center strikes. Spider GT Notchback, Rollback and Splitback blend traditional shaping with contemporary construction for increased MOI and stability.
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