TaylorMade’s Ghost Spider putter family is getting bigger and brawnier with the upcoming release of the Ghost Spider Si putter, which features a weighty 380-gram head coupled with a 130-gram counterbalanced grip. You might want to call it the Tarantula…
TaylorMade is calling the Ghost Si putter “one of the most consistent and forgiving putters the company has introduced.” You would expect them to say that, of course, so let’s cut the jive and look under the hood.
According to TaylorMade, “The MOI in traditional blade and mallet putter ranges from 3500-4500. The Ghost Spider Si has an MOI of more than 6000 which makes the putter head more resistant to twisting at impact and helps protect ball speed and distance-control on off-center hits.”
Meanwhile, the heavier grip is designed to counterbalance the head to increase the MOI of the entire club, “which makes it 50 percent more stable and much easier to keep the head on path.”
The Spider Si putter will come in lengths of 35 and 38 inches: “Players grip the club as they would a normal-length putter, with two or three inches of the butt-end of the grip extended above their hands, which provides the maximum benefit of counterbalancing.” (the 38-inch length is for the golfer who normally uses 35 inches, while the 35-inch length is for the golfer who normally uses 33 inches).
MOI? Check. Counterbalancing? Check. Quasi-long putter length? Check. White head for alignment clarity? Check. Grooved insert face for a better roll?
This putter is packed with nearly every damned buzzword of the past five years. And we’re not saying that’s a bad thing. Also, the fanged shape of the head looks pretty badass.
Rory Sabbatini, Fred Funk, Retief Goosen and Lucas Glover are among the tour professionals who are currently bagging the TaylorMade Ghost Spider Si putter.
Look for the putter to hit stores at the end of the week for $199. Stay tuned for our TaylorMade Ghost Spider Si putter review.