The new TaylorMade Spider FCG Putter launched by TaylorMade features front-loaded weighting to provide the feel of a blade with mallet-like forgiveness

TaylorMade Spider FCG Putter Launched

The new TaylorMade Spider FCG putter is said to look like a mallet but feel like a blade.

FCG stands for Forward Centre of Gravity and the putter gets its front-loaded weighting from heavy tungsten sole weights making up over 100g of weight positioned in the heel and toe. This is said to deliver the benefits and release of a blade, but with the MOI of a mallet.

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In fact, two thirds of the total head weight is located in the front portion of the head, allowing the toe to rotate around that centre of mass.

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The 25g CU29 Pure Roll insert insert delivers a firmer feel and sound. Crafted from copper, this 25g insert is the heaviest TaylorMade has ever constructed and along with 45° angled grooves is said to increases topspin and improve forward roll compared to a solid face.

Visually, the new True Path T sightline provides perpendicular alignment, allowing the player to align from front to back, and/or from heel to toe.

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Adjustable sole weights allow golfers to customize performance, feel and achieve precise swing weights at different putter lengths.

Spider FCG is available in three different hosel types, each meant for a different style of putting stroke. The Short Slant hosel offers 46° of toe hang (squarely in range with most blade models) to fit golfers with a significant amount of face rotation. The L-Neck has 25° of toe hang for golfers with moderate face rotation and the Single Bend is the most face balanced of the three – better aligning with golfers who have minimal rotation in the putting stroke.

A black KBS CT Tour Stepless Stability Shaft comes as standard, providing less deflection at the point of impact, as does a Super Stroke X Traxion Pistol 1.0 PT grip.

The TaylorMade Spider FCG putter is on sale Sept 4th with an RRP of £299 in 33″, 34″ and 35″ lengths in right and left handed.