TaylorMade Spider Mini Putter Review - Joel Tadman tests out the latest putter offering from TaylorMade.

Product Overview

Overall rating:

TaylorMade Spider Mini Putter

Pros:

  • High levels of forgiveness and stability as well as a true roll with a solid feel.

Cons:

  • The address profile and T-shape sightline may not be to everyone's taste.

Product:

TaylorMade Spider Mini Putter

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£269.00

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TaylorMade Spider Mini Putter Review

This putter is aimed at golfers who want stability and easy alignment in a modern mid-mallet shape.

Key Technology
The head of the Spider Mini is 15 per cent smaller than on the original Spider Tour, but it still provides high MOI for forgiveness and stability on strikes away from the sweetspot via steel weights cast into the back corners of the head. The tour-inspired T-shaped sightline encourages proper alignment and a square clubface through impact.

The new head is shorter from front to back and more rounded

Verdict
It may have slimmed down in size but the Spider Mini doesn’t look to have sacrificed any performance. This is a solid-feeling, stable putter that stands out visually from the crowd. The hosel configuration is more traditional than on the original Spider Tour.

The new sightline will come down to personal preference, but nearly everyone will enjoy the forgiveness on offer, especially from long range, as well as the feel of the stock SuperStroke Pistol GTR 1.0 grip.

It’s perfect for golfers who found the original Spider Tour a little too cumbersome, or for anyone who wants stability in a smaller, face-balanced mid-mallet shape.

The firm feel is consistent right across the face

Looks
It has the same face length as the original but is shorter from front to back and more rounded. Current blade users will find the T-sightline aids alignment and smooths the transition to a larger head.

Feel/Sound
There’s an audible ‘pop’ at impact with the firm feel from the aluminium insert remaining consistent across the face. The stock grip enhances feel and face control.

Verdict

A sold-feeling stable putter, it performed excellently in the number of rounds we tested it, especially from long range.