TaylorMades Spider-putters har gjort stor succé både på touren och bland vanliga golfspelare och släppts i en uppsjö olika varianter. Nu kommer Spider FCG (Forward Center of Gravity) som jag själv haft nöjet att prova några rundor.

Det handlar som framgår av bilderna om en liten mallet-putter där det mest anmärkningsvärda är den fasta känslan som man normalt får av ett blad med en vanlig träffyta, men här finns i stället TaylorMades CU29 Pure Roll-insert i koppar som levererar fin rull.

Viktningen är poängen med den här mallet-puttern och för egen del måste jag säga att den också är väldigt visuellt tilltalande med sin stora och tydliga siktlinje och kompakta format. Spider FCG kommer till shoparna 4 september och kostar då 3499 kronor med ett KBS Stepless Black CT Putter Shaft och Super Stroke Pistol Black/White 1.0 PT-grepp. Finns i 33”, 34” och 35” samt både höger och vänster.

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TaylorMade Golf Company Announces the All-New Spider FCG Putter, “Forward Center of Gravity” Designed for Golfers Seeking the Forgiveness of a Mallet with the Feel of a Blade
Looks like a Mallet, Feels Like a Blade, Forgives Like a Spider

Basingstoke, Hants. (August 10, 2020) - Building upon a rich history that spans more than a decade, today TaylorMade Golf Company, the industry leader in innovation and technology, announces the latest addition to the acclaimed family of Spider putters – the all-new Spider FCG (Forward Center of Gravity).

At the core of all Spider designs is a legacy of advanced materials and exceptional stability. While that remains true with Spider FCG, a new and innovative construction allows the company to deliver a putter that upholds the Spider tradition while simultaneously performing like a blade.

Looks Like a Mallet
Featuring an all-new True Path™ T-Sightline, Spider FCG resembles a more traditional mallet shape compared to other Spider designs. The optically engineered alignment feature allows the golfer to aim with the front edge and/or the vertical line, creating a perpendicular alignment aid. Rich aesthetics are brought to life through contrasting colors, sharp lines and copper accents.

    In developing Spider FCG, we sought insights from many of the top players on Tour. We compiled that information to construct a clean and traditional mallet shape that performs in a non-traditional way. The result is an intelligently designed high-MOI mallet that’s built for golfers who have an arced putting stroke. Forward CG placement lets the toe release freely like a blade, while the mallet shape and perimeter weighting help maintain the signature Spider family forgiveness.
    Bill Price, Product Creation, Putter & Wedge Categories

Feels Like a Blade
The challenge of engineering a mallet with blade-like performance starts with CG placement. In traditional mallet designs, much of the weight is in the perimeter and rear of the putter head – which helps to increase MOI and enhance distance control. With Spider FCG a massive 2/3 of the total head weight is located in the anterior, allowing the toe to rotate around that center of mass.

In order to front-load the head, an adjustable weight port was positioned on the sole of the putter directly behind the face. Heavy heel and toe tungsten weights account for more than 100g of weight, while a lightweight rear canopy rounds out the shape.

Further adding to the forward CG properties is the CU29 Pure Roll™ insert. Crafted from 100% pure copper, this 25g insert is the heaviest TaylorMade has ever constructed. However, like other Pure Roll designs, its 45° grooves are engineered to increase topspin and improve forward roll across varying surfaces – helping the ball start and stay on its intended line. In addition to the performance attributes, the metal insert delivers a firmer feel and adds to the blade-like performance of this unique putter.

Forgives Like a Spider
It wouldn’t be a Spider if it didn’t forgive. With Spider FCG, the mallet shape and perimeter weighting help maintain that signature forgiveness. In conjunction with the forward CG placement, this design encourages a free release of the toe (like a blade) and provides a powerful option for golfers with an arced stroke who still seek forgiveness and help with alignment.

Spider FCG is available in three different hosel types, each meant for a different style of putting stroke. The Short Slant hosel offers 46° of toe hang (squarely in range with most blade models) to fit golfers with a significant amount of face rotation. The L-Neck has 25° of toe hang for golfers with moderate face rotation and the Single Bend is the most face balanced of the three – better aligning with golfers who have minimal rotation in the putting stroke.

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