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TaylorMade's new Spider putters build off the past

Stabilizing the putting motion, minimizing mishits are main objectives of the Spider GTX and GT Max

TaylorMade Spider GTX and GT Max
The TaylorMade Spider GTX, left, and GT Max.

TAYLORMADE GOLF: Spider GTX / GT Max Putters
The Drop: TaylorMade Golf's 2023 Spider putter lineup feature the all-new Spider GTX and Spider GT Max putters. Spider GTX combines the best features of TaylorMade’s iconic Spider Tour and Spider X models. Meanwhile, the Spider GT Max introduces a new level of adjustability and performance to the franchise.

What They're Saying: “Spider GTX builds on the performance and shape of two of TaylorMade's most acclaimed putter designs: Spider Tour and Spider X. We focused on stability and consistency while offering more color options to appeal to a wide range of players at every level of the game." — Bill Price, senior director of product creation, putters and wedges

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> Spider GTX is designed to encourage a stable putting motion while helping the putter face resist twisting at impact. Due to the heavy concentration of mass at the rear of the club, Spider GTX ranks among the most forgiving Spider putters of all time. It features a distinctive wing structure, an aesthetic hallmark of the Spider family. Fluid lines and sharp angles blend seamlessly to create a visually striking frame that perfectly cradles the golf ball at address.
> Spider GT Max features two sliding tungsten weights that can be easily positioned to influence center of gravity (CoG), toe hang and face rotation. This design allows the Spider GT Max to cover the CoG ranges of nearly all preceding mallet-style Spiders while simultaneously helping to minimize mishit tendencies for specific putting strokes.

Spider GTX
> Lengths: 33, 34 and 35 inches. A face-balanced armlock offering is available in 42 inches.
> Hosel Options: Short slant, single bend and center shaft.
> Colorways: Six different top-plate colorways — white, silver, black, red, ice blue and pink.
Spider GT Max
> Lengths: 34 and 35 inches.
> Hosel Options: Small slant and single bend.

Price/Availability: Spider GTX retails for $349, and is available for preorder. It will be in the retail market on Feb. 24. Spider GT Max retails for $449, and will be available in late spring.

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