TaylorMade Spider S Putter Review

We review the stunning new TaylorMade Spider S putter in Chalk White...

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Andy Roberts
Thu, 19 Mar 2020
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Stable, forgiving, easy to align, smooth roll
Pricey but can you really put a price on more holed putts?
Our score:
Overall: 
5
PRICE: £299.00 YEAR: from 2020

The brand new TaylorMade Spider S putter in Chalk White represents our favourite ever model in the company's acclaimed Spider franchise.

If you are after a mallet putter offering the ultimate in stability and forgiveness, then look no further than this high-MOI mallet design. 

The new Spider S - also available in Navy - is manufactured from high-grade 6061 aluminum and 100-percent machine milled for precision shaping.

Its square-frame putter head is outfitted with two 48g tungsten sole weights that are strategically placed on the toe and the heel to help stabilise the putter while also optimising CG location.

A heavy tungsten backbar is used to further customise swing weight based on the length of the putter.

Coming in 55g, 65g and 80g units, the backbar at the rear of the putter is designed to influence head weight, feel and performance. The heaviest weight (80g) pairs with the shortest putter length (33 inches) and vice versa.

The combination of advanced materials and square shaping promotes high MOI for increased forgiveness and consistent roll on strikes across the face.

With an MOI of 6,000-plus, Spider S offers the most forgiving performance of any model in the Spider franchise.

Completing the design is the Tour-proven Pure Roll Insert.

With Spider S, the company opted for a thicker 5mm surlyn insert designed for better sound, feel and roll characteristics.

VERDICT

The most stable and forgiving mallet putter we have ever tested, aided by the tungsten sole weights and heavy backbar. 

The looks - especially in Chalk White - are as a strong as anything we have ever seen in the successful Spider franchise before. 

Incredibly easy and comfortable to align to the cup and one of the smoothest rolls you will ever receive from a premium putter thanks to the Pure Roll Insert. 

You receive fantastic feedback in terms of the sound at impact, and can really tell when you've caught one out the sweetspot. 

Its new singled bend CT Tour shaft from KBS also helps to reduce deflection and increases that stability. 

The stock SuperStroke grip aids comfort, and worked nicely for our pencil grip. 

Short range putts were going down with regularity during testing, while long range putts from outside of 30 feet were nestling nicely within that three-foot circle, so distance control was easy to gauge. 

Pricey, yes, but can you really put a price on more holed putts? Much of that depends on how seriously you take your golf. 

RRP: £299
Lengths: 33, 34, 35"
Colours: Navy, Chalk

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