TaylorMade Spider Interactive Putters 2018 Review

TaylorMade Spider Interactive Putters

Last Updated on January 1, 2022 by Daniel

I was lucky enough to get my hands on the TaylorMade Spider Interactive putters (I’ll call them Spider’s for short). They were sent to me for review and I’ve been using them for the last couple of months.

Spider’s are a new addition to the TaylorMade lineup and have the ability to offer some interesting new features.

Now, before I dive into what Spider’s can do, I have to say that this review is in no way sponsored by TaylorMade. I’m not getting paid by TaylorMade for this review, and I’m not being compensated in any other way for this review.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s dive into what TaylorMade has to offer in the Spider’s line.

TaylorMade Spider Interactive Putters: Key Features

  • With Pure Roll Technology, you can control speed and distance more precisely.
  • Spider putters are forgiving because of perimeter weighting, which increases MOI.
  • Players with both arcing and square-to-square strokes have options with face-balanced and toe hang designs.

TaylorMade Spider Interactive Putters: Design and Technology

TaylorMade Spider Interactive Putters

It’s no accident that a new putter becomes the most popular putter on the PGA Tour for 17 of 18 weeks. When the Taylormade Spider putter was released in 2017, this is exactly what happened, and its popularity hasn’t abated since then. With more cosmetic options and improved technology, the 2018 family welcomes a few new models.

Spider putters feature Roll Groove Technology in the insert. The main characteristic of Roll Groove Technology is the 45-degree angle of the grooves. With the grooves, the ball rolls more forwards and imparts more roll than any other putter on the market. The result is a more accurate putt and improved distance control.

Spider putters are strategically designed with 13 pieces that are positioned so that the weight is distributed across the perimeter of the putter head. The result is a higher MOI and a greater level of forgiveness.

Mallet-style putters are typically face-balanced, but the Spider is also available as a toe-to-hang putter. For players with square-to-square strokes, balanced putters are ideal. In addition to offering easy alignment and increased forgiveness, the Spider offers players with arcing strokes up to 38 degrees of toe hang in the most toe balance model.

TaylorMade Spider Putter: Fact

As the saying goes, “Golf is a game, and games are meant to be fun.” It’s more fun to make putts and shoot low scores, and thousands of golfers are finding that out with Taylormade Spider putters. For players of all abilities who want to improve their consistency on the greens with one of the most forgiving putters around, the Taylormade Spider is a great investment.

POSITIVES

  • For greater consistency, Pure Roll Technology is proven to get putts rolling on line quickly
  • By increasing MOI, perimeter weighting allows putts to roll squarely even on mishits
  • Many different head styles and cosmetic options are available to players when choosing a putter

DIFFICULTIES

  • Many players feel the insert is too hard and lacks the responsiveness of softer-face putters
  • It may take some time to get used to the design of the head compared to other mallet putters
  • There may be a burden on some players due to the Spider’s high price tag

Specs

Spider 2018 includes four different head models (Spider Tour, Spider Interactive, Spider Arc, and Spider Mini). Spider putters are available in lengths of 33″, 34″, and 35″ in right-handed and left-handed versions. The loft varies from 2.5 degrees to 3.5 degrees depending on the model. The standard lie angle is 70 degrees. The Spider Interactive model is available in various color combinations including red, black, silver, and a multitude of custom options. 

To view the specific specs for each model, click here.

Final thoughts

Taylormade’s Spider line of putters has revolutionized the design of putters. Thanks to the Spider putter, world-class golfers, high handicappers, and everybody else is shooting lower scores. As with drivers, Taylormade has swept away the competition with putters.

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