Saturday, January 20, 2018

TaylorMade Golf Spider Interactive Putter Powered by Blast - Preview

TaylorMade Golf has announced the release of the new Spider Interactive putter Powered by Blast.  Engineered in collaboration with Blast Motion and SuperStroke Golf, it will advance how golfers of all skill levels capture, analyze and progress their game on the greens. 


The Spider putter is TaylorMade's most popular putter in company history and was one of the most popular putters on the PGA Tour in 2016 to 2017.  Taking the next step in its evolution with the incorporation of Blast's motion capture sensors, this is TaylorMade's first totally-integrated golf sensor product in company history. 

Spider Interactive automatically captures valuable stroke metrics in a seamless, non-intrusive design built into the top of the putter's grip.  TaylorMade has also co-developed a matching mobile app available March 1 for iOS and later in the spring for Android users. 


Spider Interactive measures key putting stroke metrics including timing (backstroke time, forward stroke time, tempo), impact stroke speed and face rotation.  Users will be able to easily analyze details of their putting stroke and track progress over time with performance history and interactive graphs, along with tiered training modules and drills to help improve putting. 


The app will also feature video recording and playback capabilities so users can review and analyze their strokes. YouTube golf instructional personalities Me & My Golf will have tips and tutorial videos on the app for further developmental content. 

The Spider Interactive Powered by Blast putter is constructed the same as TaylorMade’s renowned Spider Tour putters.  A 304 stainless steel frame combined with a lightweight 6061 aluminum body enables weight to be positioned at the extremities for improved stability and high MOI. 


The sensor is extremely light so it does not impact the performance of properties of the putter. 


Spider Interactive will also incorporate TaylorMade's popular, tour-proven milled aluminum Pure Roll insert with a gunmetal finish to promote better forward roll, increased directional accuracy and improved distance control. 


Included with the Spider Interactive is a Blast charging pad, micro USB cable, sensor installation key, live sensor, yellow filler plug (inserted for conforming use in tournament play) and storage pouch. 


Available starting March 23 at a price of $399, it will be offered with an L-neck (21* toe hang) or double bend (face-balanced) hosel in 34" and 35" lengths in both RH and LH.