TAYLORMADE SPIDER TOUR RED
www.taylormadegolf.com Headweight: 355g
Grip: Winn Medallist or AVS Mid-Size
Toe hang: Moderate
TECH: Teams a light, aluminium body with a heavier 304 stainless steel frame to create a very high MOI and forgiving putter.
WE SAY: If our test team had a pound for every time we’ve heard a club golfer say they want the same club a tour player uses, we wouldn’t be testing golf equipment for a living. For us the Tour Red is a prime example of the grass not being quite so green as you’d expect on the other side. There’s no doubt it is a quality putter; it feels great and rolls putts brilliantly. But the lack of an alignment line means the Tour Red’s got a look club golfers won’t be accustomed to, certainly not in an MOI mallet. There’s a short flow neck too, which tour pros are fans of as it gives a really clean appearance – but its trade-off is a decent amount of toe hang which isn’t that common in a MOI mallet, either.
VERDICT: A high-quality MOI putter that, in the right hands and matched to the right stroke, really performs. But you need to take time getting to know it before taking the plunge on one as it is so tailored to Jason Day’s eye and stroke.