While Rory McIlroy wrote the U.S. Open headlines over the weekend, another young rising star, Jason Day, ripped off a wicked stretch of 45 consecutive bogey-free holes to claim second place.
Along the way, Day aired a veritable television commercial for an unmistakable new putter—the TaylorMade Ghost Spider mallet, which is officially being announced today as a retail offering. Talk about great timing for TaylorMade.
According to TaylorMade, the Ghost Spider “combines the head construction, size and high MOI of the Monza Spider with the white alignment benefits of the Corza Ghost.”
When TaylorMade’s new Ghost line was met with both retail fanfare and tour success last year, we presumed that TaylorMade’s Spider line had been mothballed. The Spider Vicino and Spider Balero putters failed to build upon the momentum of the original Spider putters. Meanwhile, the Ghost putters seemed to have eclipsed the Spider line altogether.
But TaylorMade says that several tour professionals requested “ghosted” Spider prototypes, and thus the new hybrid was born. As with the original Spider, the Ghost Spider features TaylorMade’s Moveable Weight Technology for personal head weight customization. It also features TaylorMade’s new Pure Roll surlyn insert. The white finish of the Ghost Spider and other Ghost putters is designed to heighten visual contrast with the green for improved alignment.
The TaylorMade Ghost Spider putter costs $179, and is expected to be available during the first week of July. Stay tuned for PutterZone.com’s TaylorMade Ghost Spider putter review.
P.S. The Ghost Spider is one of many putters you can purchase that are exactly the same as those used on the professional circuits—but with one distinct difference: the professionals are fanatical about putter fitting. Check out Putter Perfection by PutterZone.com editor Sean Weir to learn about how you can take simple steps to achieve a better fit for better results on the green.