Which TaylorMade Putter is best for me?


TaylorMade putters can be divided into three different families. Five Spider mallets target forgiveness and stability. The more traditional TP Patina Collection caters to classic flatstick fans. And the Truss comes at stability in a brand new way.

But which TaylorMade putter suits your stroke? Let us explain…   

TaylorMade Spider putters

TaylorMade introduced the first Spider putter a decade ago. Back then 75% of tour pro’s used blade putters, but 10 years on the Spider franchise has been instrumental in convincing 65+% of tour pro’s to ditch their blades for more forgiving mallet and MOI models. There’s five Spider models to choose from, here’s how they differ. 


TaylorMade Spider EX putter

RRP: £299

Hosel types:

Single Bend – Face Balanced / 0° Toe Hang

Flow Neck – 20° Toe Hang

Short Slant – 28° Toe Hang


The EX is brand new for 2021, and it’s the headline Spider of the year. Thanks to three different hosel types this model can suit golfers with straight and arcing strokes (the more arcing your stroke the more toe hang you need).

We love how the tungsten front weights (either 40g, 50g or 60g depending on the putters length) and steel side weights (56g) max out stability from what is a pretty compact head size.


A new fluted shaft increases feel, while an aggressive grooved aluminium and urethane insert produces great roll and feedback. Choose from Navy, Platinum and Ghost White colours.

RELATED: See our full TaylorMade Spider EX putter review

TaylorMade Spider SR putter

RRP: £269

Hosel types:

Single Bend – Face Balanced / 0° Toe Hang

Flow Neck – 22° Toe Hang   


Brand new for 2021 the Spider SR has a larger head size (than the EX) and a fanged back design which is great for stability and really useful for seeing the putters path.


We love the straighter more angular lines of the SR and how the white True Path section in the centre is the same width as a golf ball. Tungsten and steel wing weights maximise stability in this cracking MOI model.  

RELATED: See our full TaylorMade Spider SR putter review  

TaylorMade Spider FCG putter

RRP: £299

Hosel types:

Single Bend – Face Balanced / 0° toe hang

 L – Neck – 25° Toe Hang

Small Slant – 46° Toe Hang


Whilst 63% of the putters sold are mallets, there’s still a good sized chunk of golfers who prefer blade putters. The FCG (Front Centre of Gravity) specifically targets this group of traditionalists.


The FCG with its three hosel set-ups (it can fit any stroke type) has the same CG placement as a traditional blade. Which means golfers get the same launch and feel as a traditional blade but with the forgiveness (distance control) of a mallet.  Several top Tour players are now using this model.

RELATED: See our full TaylorMade Spider FCG putter review

TaylorMade Spider X Hydro Blast putter

RRP: £269

Hosel types:

Single Bend – Face Balanced / 0° Toe Hang

 Flow Neck – 21° Toe Hang


The Spider X has been a big success for TaylorMade over the last two years, we like how it’s head is more streamlined than the Spider Tour that took Dustin Johnson and Jason Day to world number 1.

For 2021 this compact mallet has a new Hydro Blast finish, it retains its heavy steel frame and lightweight carbon core so expect good forgiveness. You don’t though get the Fluted Feel shaft like the other new Spider models. Rory McIlroy has recently won his first tour title in 19 months using this model.       

TaylorMade Spider S putter

RRP: £269

Hosel types:

Single Bend – Face Balanced / 0° Toe Hang

L-Neck – 20° Toe Hang


Thanks to a heavy tungsten back bar (it ranges from 40g – 70g depending on the putters length) the S is the highest MOI Spider. For 2021 the True Path white section on top has been extended to the width of a golf ball.

Expect a similar head size to the Spider SR, so the choice between the pair comes down to whether you prefer the extra stability of the S or the fanged back of the SR.   

RELATED: See our full TaylorMade Spider S putter review

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TaylorMade Truss putters

Stable and blade are two words that never used to be uttered in the same sentence. But, by supporting more of the putters topline four Truss models target extra stability. A tennis racquet design means that while most blades have 10% of their face supported, thanks to a new hosel design the Truss supports 50%.

TaylorMade say the idea has shown a 60% improvement in face deflection at impact in their testing.     


TaylorMade Truss TB1 & TB2

RRP: £269

Hosel types:

 TB1 – Heel Shafted Blade – 16° Toe Hang

TB2 – Centre Shafted Blade – Face Balanced / 0° Toe Hang

Very much the iconic toe and heel weighted blade shape that so many golfers love, but with a Truss hosel that’s designed to deliver less twisting at impact. Expect a slightly firmer feel and sound as the extra support means the head doesn’t vibrate like a traditional putter.

If you love blades but could do with some extra stability the Truss can deliver. The Face Balanced TB2 is a better fit for straighter strokes, while the TB1 which has 16° Toe Hang is better for players who arc the putter.


TaylorMade Truss TM1 & TM2 putters

RRP: £269

Hosel types:

TM1 – Heel Shafted Mallet – 10° Toe Hang

TM2 – Centre Shafted Mallet – Face Balanced / 0° Toe Hang

Truss models were in and out of tour players bags last season and this fanged back mallet (TM1) was the most popular of the bunch, Tommy Fleetwood has even been spotted with one in 2021.

We reckon the centre shafted TM2 is a great shout if you see putting in straight lines. Each Truss also comes with our favourite Lamkin Sink Fit grip.   

RELATED: See our full TaylorMade Truss putter review

TaylorMade TP Patina Collection putters

Not all golfers embrace new head shapes and designs, and that’s ok because they’re just the type of golfers TaylorMade target with the seven model TP Patina Collection. The family offer a look from the past along with modern insert and groove technology, and thanks to models ranging from face balanced to 47° of toe hang, there’s a headshape to suit all comers.       


TP Patina Collection

RRP: £239


TaylorMade TP Patina Collection Soto – Long Curve Hosel with 47° Toe Hang

TaylorMade TP Patina Collection Juno – L-Neck Hosel with 36° Toe Hang

TaylorMade TP Patina Collection Del Monte – Single Bend Shaft with 8° Toe Hang

TaylorMade TP Patina Collection Ardmore – Single Bend Shaft – Face Balanced

TaylorMade TP Patina Collection Ardmore 2 – Single Bend Shaft – Face Balanced

TaylorMade TP Patina Collection Ardmore 3 – Short Slant Neck with 42° Toe Hang

TaylorMade TP Patina Collection DuPage –  Single Bend Shaft – Face Balanced


Stand out TP Patina Collection performers include the Soto, Del Monte and DuPage.

RELATED: TaylorMade’s TP Hydro Blast putters

The Soto has been in and out of Rory McIlroy’s bag over the last few years, and thanks to the sizeable amount of toe hang it’s best suited to pretty strong arc players. The classic styling is perfect model for golfers who insist putters should look like an old school Scotty Cameron.  

Fans of more confidence inspiring wider body blades will love the Del Monte and for anyone looking to combine a pretty modern MOI style head with traditional cosmetics then the DuPage is a brilliant shout.

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Simon Daddow

Review written by: Simon Daddow   

Job title: Today’s Golfer – Equipment Editor

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