Just in time for Halloween, there’s another Ghost being released from TaylorMade’s attic.
The new TaylorMade Ghost Spider S putter is the latest in the company’s ongoing monster mash-up of the Ghost and Spider franchises. It is a multi-material mallet constructed from aluminum and steel with a white frame and black crown. As with all Ghost putters, the white leading edge of the topline is designed to enhance visual contrast for improved alignment reference.
The Ghost Spider S putter is said to have “off the charts MOI,” or moment of inertia. The MOI on the Ghost Spider S is higher than any TaylorMade putter to date, including earlier Ghost putter models. Translation? The Ghost Spider S should be might stable and forgiving on miss-hits. TaylorMade is calling it a “revolution” in mallet performance. Jason Day, Y.E. Yang, Rory Sabbatini and others are already using it on tour. Look for the Ghost Spider S putter to hit the retail floors on November 1 for $179.
In an interesting note on the putter fitting front, the Ghost Spider S will be available in two hosel configurations that create different balance properties. The standard hosel creates a face-balanced mallet intended for golfers with a straight-back-and-through stroke. A new short-slant hosel option (pictured here) creates a toe-hang balance, intended to match an arcing stroke. This happily continues the trend of putter companies broadening their putter fitting options at the point of purchase.
P.S. If you want to learn the basics of putter fitting and how you can use them to raise your game, check out our guide Putter Perfection.