The anticipated launch date is July 6th, but you may have already seen this putter on the PGA Tour – perhaps in Jason Day’s bag when he tied for second place at the Masters?
What is the allure of the white head on the TaylorMade Ghost Spider putter? The white finish will eliminate glare, and the white-colored head is in sharp contrast to the green turf making it easier to accurately aim the face.
The Ghost Spider putter is a unique combination of the Monza Spider and the Corza Ghost. In 2008, the TaylorMade Monza Spider revolutionized the putting market with its high moment of inertia (MOI). This high MOI produced a putter with enhanced consistency and accuracy and was very forgiving on the golf course. In 2010, the Corza Ghost hit the market which featured a white head that contrasted with the turf, making it easier to square the clubface. The Ghost Spider takes the best of both of these putters, combining “combines the head construction, size and high MOI of the Monza Spider with the white alignment benefits of the Corza Ghost.”
“Fans of the Monza Spider, of which there are many, will be blown away by the Ghost Spider,” said putting instructor and TaylorMade Tour Staff professional Dave Stockton. “We’ve never made a putter that combines this kind of forgiveness and ease of use. Putting is all about confidence, and the Ghost Spider promotes confidence, big time.”
The study of thousands of putting strokes using our proprietary MAT-T (Motion Analysis Technology by TaylorMade) System revealed that 65% of golfers fail to square the putterface to the target from 12 feet, leading to inaccurate putts and higher scores.* The Ghost Spider’s white head contrasts sharply with the turf to make it dramatically easier to determine where the face is aimed. The Ghost Spider also incorporates the Monza Spider’s acclaimed “basketball court” system of alignment on the crown to further facilitate proper alignment.
In addition, the Ghost Spider’s white finish eliminates the distractions of glare and “hot spots” caused by reflected sunlight, making it easier for the player to focus his or her full attention on aiming the putter accurately and executing a sound stroke.
High MOI for Stability; Movable Weight Technology for Customization
Like the Monza Spider, the Ghost Spider incorporates the same innovative, steel wire-frame construction that concentrates most of the weight in the perimeter, which creates the high MOI that makes the putterhead so highly resistant to twisting on off-center hits. The Ghost Spider also shares the Monza Spider’s Movable Weight Technology™ (MWT®), which allows the user to customize the feel by changing the weights to make the head heavier or lighter.
The Ghost Spider is equipped with TaylorMade’s patented PURE ROLL insert, which promotes forwardspin to help reduce skidding to encourage a smooth, accurate roll and precise speed control. The PURE ROLL insert’s soft Surlyn construction delivers a satisfyingly soft sound and feel at impact.
The TaylorMade Ghost Spider is offered in single-bend and center-shafted models in the 33″, 34″ and 35″ stock lengths, left- and right-handed, at a street price of $179. A mid-length “belly” version is available in 41″ and 43″ stock lengths at a street price of $199. Pre-orders are being taken now at MortonGolfSales.com. Click HERE for more information on ordering.
*65% claim is based on player data from TaylorMade’s MATT System