TaylorMade Spider FCG Putter Launched

TaylorMade has unveiled a new mid-mallet putter called Spider FCG

TaylorMade Spider FCG Putter Launched

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.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x