Who’s It For?
TaylorMade’s Spider putters have been wildly successful since the first model was introduced in 2008. The high-MOI mallet design has attracted Tour professionals and amateurs alike. The new 2019 Spider X putters offer the same MOI in a slightly more compact in a smaller club head that also features an innovative alignment design. The result is a putter head that appeals to a wider range of golfers, including those who have disliked past Spider designs. The Spider X Copper contains 30 degrees of toe hang, so it will work best for golfers who employ a moderate arc in their putting stroke. Golfers who like the Spider X Navy head design but use a straight back, straight through putting stroke will prefer the Spider X Copper Single Bend. Those who prefer a more subdued True Path alignment design might want to try the Spider X Navy Single Sightline.
The Tech Story
The Spider X putters mark the 10th generation of the popular Spider putter line that debuted in 2008. New in the Spider X putters for 2019 is the combination of a new dedicated weighting system, TaylorMade’s True Path alignment system, and adjustments to the club head for a more appealing look. The weighting in the Spider X putters is more streamlined than any Spider putters that came before it, featuring more weight on the outside (36 percent on the perimeters vs. 30 percent on other Spider putters). Spider X putters also include a modern weight design that is made up of three new weights: aluminum (two grams), steel (six grams), and tungsten (12 grams) to allow the golfer to choose his or her weight preference. The putter’s new head design was created with a multi-material construction, delivering a five percent smaller club head while maintaining the same MOI as the Spider Tour. The new True Path alignment system is the result of research derived from more than 10,000 putts that suggested golfers strike the ball toward the toe of the putter 66 percent of the time due to a parallax effect. TaylorMade engineers constructed the True Path design for enhanced focus so that more putts are hit in the center of the face. The Pure Roll face insert included in past Spider putters is also present in the Spider X putters, providing excellent sound, feel, and roll.
Facts and Figures
- Head Design: Mallet
- Head Weight: 355 grams
- Loft: 3 degrees
- Lie Angle: 70 degrees
- Toe Hang: 30 degrees
- Offset: 3/4 Shaft
- Available Lengths: 33, 34, 35 inches
- Available in left- and right-handed
- Stock Grips: SuperStroke Pistol
- Headcover Included
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