TaylorMade Spider Mini Putter

Joel Tadman tests out the Spider Mini putter from TaylorMade.

TaylorMade Spider Mini Putter Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

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

Reasons to buy
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    High levels of forgiveness and stability as well as a true roll with a solid feel.

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

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

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.

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