The TaylorMade Spider X Putter is one of the products featured in our Editor's Choice product list.

TaylorMade Spider X Putter

Editor’s Choice 2019

This is the tenth generation of Spider putters from TaylorMade. It’s over ten years since the first of its kind hit the market, and it’s now one of the company’s best-selling models. The Spider’s distinctive looks make it one of the most recognisable, too, but there’s more to this popular mallet than just intriguing looks – it helps us to hole more putts, which, quite simply, is the name of the game.

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Increased stability

The Spider X is more refined than the Spider Tour, which it replaces. It features a much lighter 15g carbon composite core (70g on the Spider Tour) and a 30 per cent heavier outer frame to provide increased stability. This aids in preserving ball speed and resistance on off-centre hits, especially out of the toe, which TaylorMade has found to be the most common mis-hit. Meanwhile, heavier, more compact tungsten weights in the back corners of the head also help increase stability.

Improved roll and alignment

Played by Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson, the thicker Pure Roll insert provides not only a better sound, but it enhances feel and encourages a better roll. In addition, the 45-degree-angled grooves help get the ball rolling on line earlier.

Back to the Spider X model itself, and this is certainly a model worth trying if you’re struggling with the consistency of your stroke, or if you’re looking for a shape that will help boost your confidence. A new True Path alignment system, comprising a white strip that is half the width of a golf ball with a contrasting black sightline, also helps highlight where the putting is aiming at set-up.

The TaylorMade Spider X comes in two hosel and sightline choices and two finishes, copper or midnight blue, both of which look stunning.

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