TaylorMade Spider FCG Putter Review
In this video professional golfer Sophie Walker reviews the new TaylorMade Spider FCG putter, featuring a stunning new design which gives you the looks of a mallet with the feel of a blade!
If you love the feel of a blade putter, but struggle with alignment and need the extra stability only a mallet can provide, then you need to try TaylorMade’s new Spider FCG putter, it is unlike any mallet you have used because it combines the best of both worlds into one club.
While the new Spider FCG doesn’t look like any Spider realized by the putter group at TaylorMade, it’s a Spider by way of its multi-material design and a Spider in its reputation for stability.
The key to the new Spider FCG putter is the distribution of mass balance in conjunction with the extreme heel and toe weight to boost MOI.
This is not a small tweak either and to offer you a direct comparison the center of gravity of the standard Spider X is 3 times further back in the head compared to the new Spider FCG.
Almost all mallet putters in the market, including the Spider X from TaylorMade, rely on various hosel configurations to fit a player’s stroke—and even then they can only get so much toe hang out of these designs.
The reason we do not see high MOI (low and back center of gravity) putters that also have more than around 30 degrees of toe hang is because the nature of high MOI designs makes them harder to open and close relative to the square design.
Each golfer responds to a different sized putter aperture, so for someone with a more gated stroke this means the high MOI style of putter requires more manipulation to get back to square at impact which results in the face being left open during impact causing a push.
In order to get the center of gravity as forward as possible, TaylorMade did a few things to the weighting properties of the putter, including using more than 100 grams of tungsten weight in the heel and toe of the putter and position the interchangeable weighting mechanism behind the face of the club.
The most clever design trick in the creation of the club was removing as much weight as possible from the back of the club while maintaining the shape of the club from the address position.
TaylorMade is also taking on its competitors with a new insert called PureRoll, which will be at least 25 grams lighter than current competing models.
This putter is all about TaylorMade expanding available options to golfers with maximum toe hang in the Spider putter line-up, at 46 degrees (with the slant) which is directly in line with the TP Soto at 47 degrees.
The new mallet also comes with two other hosel options that give players with a less gated stroke a better fitting putter—while still offering a longer alignment line and more forgiveness.
This intelligently designed high-MOI putter is built for golfers who have an arced putting stroke where the face opens late. Forward CG positioning allows for toe release like that of a blade while perimeter weighting and mallet shaping helps enable signature Spider family conformity and forgiveness.
The engineers positioned two-thirds of the head’s total weight in the front portion of the head. This design optimizes the benefits of the high MOI technology for golfers who rely heavily on face rotation to compensate for an arced arm swing.
The T-Sightline True Path™ delivers improved precision aim with its patented alignment technology that features a vertical line while supporting front edge alignment.
You do not have to look far for copper on the periodic table, just look for number 29. The Aged Copper Pure Roll insert is made purely from copper. With its 25g weight added to its performance features, the Aged Copper Pure Roll insert is a perfect match for a forward CG set up. It strengthens the impact as a result of creating a more firm feel.
This putter has a perimeter weighting system to provide effortless feel and stroke. The design promotes a forward CG location and requires less torque on impact for consistent roll without skidding, while inducing topspin for a consistent, controllable ball flight.