TaylorMade Golf is proud to unveil its 2023 Spider lineup, featuring the all-new Spider GTX and Spider GT Max putters. Spider GTX combines the best features of our iconic Spider Tour and Spider X models while bringing a full array of color options. While Spider GT Max introduces a new level of adjustability and performance to the storied franchise.
With Spider GTX, from classic shades like white, silver and black to bold hues like red and ice blue, there is a color option to suit every player's style and preference.
Key features of Spider GTX include proven technologies such as True PathTM Alignment, which allows for easy and precise alignment to the target, and PureRoll2 for a consistent end-over-end roll. It includes a deep center of gravity created by a heavy 154g stability bar at the rear of the putter – which equates to 45% of the putter's total weight.
Spider GTX is designed to encourage a stable putting motion while helping the putter face resist twisting at impact. Due to the heavy concentration of mass at the rear of the club, Spider GTX ranks among the most forgiving Spider putters of all time with MOI above 5300.
It features a distinctive wing structure, an aesthetic hallmark of the Spider family. Fluid lines and sharp angles blend seamlessly to create a visually striking frame that perfectly cradles the golf ball at address.
"Spider GTX builds on the performance and shape of two of TaylorMade's most acclaimed putter designs: Spider Tour and Spider X. We focused on stability and consistency while offering more color options to appeal to a wide range of players at every level of the game."
- Bill Price, Senior Director of Product Creation, Putters & Wedges
The multi-material construction features a 100-percent CNC milled body made from 6106 aluminum, which allowed engineers to utilize an anodized PVD coloration process to deliver a premium look with improved durability in the form of scratch, chip an wear resistance.
SPECIFICATIONS & AVAILABILITY
Spider GTX will be available for preorder on January 19 and at retail beginning February 24. Available lengths include 34" and 35" and short slant, single bend and center shaft hosel options (select color and hosel options only available in limited lengths). Face balanced Armlock offering is available in 40" and 42". Offered in 5 different top-plate colorways: White, Silver, Black, Red and Ice Blue.
SPIDER GT MAX: A NEW LEVEL OF ADJUSTABILITY
Spider GT Max features two 40g sliding tungsten weights that can be easily positioned to influence CG, toe hang and face rotation. This design allows us to cover the CG ranges of nearly all preceding mallet-style Spiders while simultaneously helping to minimize mis-hit tendencies for specific putting strokes.
For players who tend to miss putts to the left, placing the weights in Position 1 (farthest back) slows down the face rotation. For players who miss to the right, Position 3 (farthest forward) helps the face close faster. If you don't have a consistent miss and are looking for versatility, Position 2 offers a neutral option. Spider GT Max is designed to let golfers adapt the putter to fit their stroke and improve accuracy on the greens.
To confirm our theory, we conducted player testing with dozens of golfers to see if the adjustability of Spider GT Max would translate to performance changes on the green. We collected data on hundreds of putts, with the weights in different positions, and found statistical variance in the face angle at impact between the rear and front weight positions. With the weights forward, players consistently had a more closed face angle at impact, and vice versa when the weights were in the back.
"We encourage golfers to spend time observing their putting tendencies. By knowing where you often miss, you can set the weights on Spider GT Max to counteract your tendencies and help you hit putts on target with greater consistency. Why adjust your putting motion when you can adjust your putter?"
- Bill Price, Director of Product Creation, Putter & Wedge
Spider GT Max comes in a silver anodized finish with TaylorMade's renowned True PathTM technology. The lightweight, fully machined aluminum body gives the putter a premium look from address with much better durability than painted putter heads. The steel sole plate and sliding tungsten weights are finished with a durable black PVD finish. Spider GT Max is offered in two hosel configurations (short slant and single bend), allowing golfers to choose offsets and toe hangs to suit their stroke.