TaylorMade Golf has become perhaps as well-known for its Spider putters -- and the victories of their staffers with said Spiders -- in recent years as their drivers and metalwoods. It's a testament to the popularity of the line. And that has meant an expanding universe of Spider, including the new MySpider Tour online tool for golfers to customize the putters with various colors, shaft options, lengths, toe hang, etc.
Now, after giving some of their staffers a crack at using a smaller Spider, dubbed the Spider Mini, that putter is coming to retail in June.
The Spider Mini is about 15 percent smaller than the Spider Tour, and it doesn't have wings. However, the design is still geared to maximize moment of inertia rating for the putter and offer forgiveness across the face. The center of gravity has been moved forward on the 355-gram head by about 7 mm, all the product of the smaller profile. The more-forward CG, TaylorMade says, allows golfers to release the putter more easily through the hitting area, akin to a blade putter -- even though the putter is face-balanced. The reverse T alignment aid offers a couple of different measuring points for a golfer before they strike the face with the Pure Roll insert.
Replacement sole weights are available, too, for a more customized feel in 2.5-, 5-, 7.5-, 10-, 15- and 20-gram options.
The TaylorMade Spider Mini putter is available June 8 for $300 each in both right and left-hand models in a Tour Red or Diamond Silver finish with a double bend shaft. A SuperStroke Pistol GTR 1.0 grip is standard, and the putter comes in 33-, 34- and 35-inch lengths.