TaylorMade Spider SR Putter Review

Sam Tremlett puts the TaylorMade Spider SR Putter through its paces in this review.

TaylorMade Spider SR Putter Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

A modern design with easy alignment, soft feel and premium flourishes from head to grip.

Reasons to buy
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    Stunning looks

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    Excellent stability

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    Forgiving across the face.

Reasons to avoid
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    Players who rotate the putter may find more suitable options.

TaylorMade Spider SR Putter Review

The third member of the TaylorMade Spider family to make it into our best putters guide, the Spider SR is designed to be one of the most stable putters in golf. 

We thought this was immediately apparent thanks to the Tour-inspired winged shape and heavy feel of the putter.

Down behind the golf ball, and whilst producing the stroke, it felt resistant to twisting which helped start the ball on the desired line more often than not. Additionally we thought it was a very forgiving model (opens in new tab) across the face which must, in part, be down to the larger profile of the mallet design, and also the two back weights which raise the MOI of the putter. In terms of stroke, this is more of a face balanced model so will suit golfers with a slight arc or straight stroke.

From a feel perspective, it felt very soft off of the face which is down to the TPU Pure Roll face insert present on many of TaylorMade’s putters (opens in new tab). Our tester was used to using firmer feeling blade models so it took a little bit of time and practice to get used to, but you could probably say that about any new putter going into the bag.

This soft feel was particularly useful for pace control because the face, combined with the soft grip, gave great feedback on just how hard or soft to hit a putt. 

The biggest difference between the SR and the rest of the Spider range is clearly the looks. The wing design looks excellent and it combines well with the arrow alignment tool finished in white with a black sightline.

 

The grey finish of the rest of the head really adds a premium aesthetic, as does the soft SuperStroke grip and beautifully made black Spider headcover. All of this really makes the SR stand out which we liked very much. On test was the single bend shaft option but there is also a flow neck model if you prefer.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6