TaylorMade’s Spider putters have gone down a storm in the last 18 months, and now they’ve bred a new version – the Spider Mini. And it’s already found its way into the bag of world No.2 Dustin Johnson.
TaylorMade says it “delivers the performance characteristics of the original Spider Tour putters in a more streamlined, minimalistic design”.
Overall, the construction of the Spider Mini is 15% smaller than the popular Spider Tour, while still delivering similar stability and high MOI properties as its bigger sibling with a 355g head weight.
The smaller head size results in a movement forward in CG from 37mm to 30mm away from the leading edge. This makes releasing the putter head easier through the hitting area – more similar to that of a blade.
It also has the Tour-proven Pure Roll insert, which combines 45° grooves with a softer polymer to increase topspin and improve forward roll across varying surfaces, helping the ball start and stay on its intended line. Redesigned steel weights cast directly into the putter’s head provide precise and consistent balance.
Derived from Tour player feedback, the new T-sightline encourages proper alignment and a square club face. The new sightline’s depth mimics the dimensions of a classic blade putter to provide a better transition for golfers exploring mallet shapes.
“Spider Mini gives golfers a brand-new look and feel while still remaining very much a part of the Spider Tour family,” said Chris Trott, TaylorMade Tour Manager.
“It has the same Pure Roll insert and presents many of the same features that make Spider such a successful putter, but it is delivered in a scaled-down shape for those seeking a smaller footprint without sacrificing stable, high-MOI performance.”
Available now at an RRP of £269. It will be offered in right hand only in a Tour Red or Diamond Silver finish with a double bend shaft. Equipped with SuperStroke Pistol GTR 1.0 grip and available in 33in, 34in and 35in lengths.