TaylorMade Spider X Putter Revealed

All the details on Rory McIlroy's new TaylorMade putter, the Spider X

TaylorMade Spider X Putter Revealed

TaylorMade Spider X Putter Revealed - Details on Rory McIlroy's new TaylorMade Spider X putter, including the True Path Alignment system, have now been revealed

TaylorMade Spider X Putter Revealed

Joining the popular Spider Tour putters is the more refined Spider X model, the 10th generation of Spider putters from TaylorMade.

Already put in play on tour by Rory McIlroy, the TaylorMade Spider X putter features a much lighter 15g carbon composite core (down from 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 to twisting on off-centre hits, especially out of the toe which TaylorMade has found to be the most-common mishit.

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This is helped by heavier but more compact tungsten weights in the back corners of the head that provide a deeper centre of gravity.

RELATED: TaylorMade Spider Tour Putter Review

A new True Path Alignment system, comprising a white strip that is half the width of a golf ball with a contrasting black sightline, helps amplify where the putter is aiming.

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At impact, a thicker Pure Roll insert provides a better sound and feel while the 45 degree angled grooves help get the ball rolling online early.

The composition and construction of the new 12-groove insert  is specially engineered to bring the grooves into direct and active contact with the ball during impact, even on short putts.

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“When we first introduced the original Spider putter in 2008, we never could have anticipated the global phenomenon it has become," Bill Price, Senior Director, Product Creation, Putters and Wedges, told GM.

"With widespread adoption on tours around the world, not only has it become one of the company’s top-selling putters of all time, it has truly shifted the paradigm of putter design toward high-MOI mallets.”

It comes in two hosel and sightline choices and two finishes, copper or midnight blue. It goes on sale from February 15th with an RRP of £299 in 33”, 34” & 35” lengths and comes with SuperStroke’s Pistol GTR 1.0 grip.

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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