A decade after introducing the putter that shifted the paradigm of putter creation toward high-MOI design mallets, since becoming the most popular putter in company history, TaylorMade has announced the 10th generation Spider putters with the introduction of Spider X.
Continuing the longstanding heritage of Spider performance in a completely re-designed frame, Spider X putters utilise a new dedicated weighting system and optically engineered sightline (OES), featuring TaylorMade’s new True Path alignment system.
The genesis of the Spider X philosophy lies in research derived from more than ten thousand putts from a distance of twelve feet, with results illustrating that golfers strike the ball toward the toe of the putter 66% of the time – this is the result of a parallax effect.
As a consequence, engineers strove to re-engineer the mass properties of the putter head while simultaneously introducing a new alignment system – True Path – for easier alignment-enhanced focus, leading to more putts struck on the centre of the face and thus eliminating the parallax effect.
The X Philosophy – Spider X revolutionises the way to achieve optimal stability and alignment by re-engineering the mass properties of the head and introducing a new optically engineered True Path Alignment System.
Increased Stability – Spider X features a redesigned head with a steel frame that is 30% heavier to minimise twisting
The X Design -New True Path Alignment System helps visualise the intended target line for improved putting accuracy. Spider X improves mass properties and stability by utilising a heavy 320g frame with extreme perimeter weighting.
Redesigned Weight Ports -2g, 6g, or 12g will help enable personalisation of feel and stability.
Available at retail on 15 February 2019 at an RRP of R5499.99, Spider X putters will be offered in two colourways: copper & white or navy & white. The copper and white model will be available in a short slant or single bend (right-hand only) hosel option, while the navy and white model will be available exclusively in a short slant offering, and comes equipped with SuperStroke’s Pistol GTR 1.0 grip.