Viewers watching the FBR Open today and this weekend may want to keep a close eye on J.B. Holmes, who is wielding a brand-new incarnation of the popular TaylorMade Rossa Spider putter.
In a PutterZone.com exclusive, we have confirmed that the new model is the TaylorMade Spider Balero putter, which appears to boast an ingenious alignment system—wings that echo the diameter of the cup, and a flange with a ball-sized cutout.
The Balero also appears to feature TaylorMade’s signature AGSI+ grooved face insert (or a variation thereof), as well as a high MOI design similar to the original Rossa Spider.
You may recall that Holmes won last year’s FBR Open with the original Spider putter, which became a smash hit on tour as well as at retail. TaylorMade followed up later in the year with the Itsy Bitsy Spider, a smaller incarnation of the original.
The TaylorMade Spider Balero putter, however, is taking the Spider family in a fresh new visual direction.
No additional details on this new model are available at this time.
But judging from the photos of the Spider Balero putter, TaylorMade likely has another hit on its hands, as the new alignent system clearly improves upon the original while remaining true to the overall ambiance of its predecessors.