TaylorMade-adidas Golf is combining two of its more familiar putter names – Monza Spider and Corza Ghost – into the Ghost Spider, which it says combines the head construction, size and high MOI of the Monza Spider with the white alignment benefits of the Corza Ghost.
Like the original Corza Ghost and the entire TaylorMade Ghost series family, the Ghost Spider was developed with input from putting guru Dave Stockton.
According to TMaG, Ghost Spider prototypes were created at the request of numerous tour professionals and have been put in play on the PGA, Champions and European tours. TaylorMade-adidas staffer professional Jason Day used a Ghost Spider prototype in his T2 finish at this year’s Masters and U.S. Open.
“Fans of the Monza Spider, of which there are many, will be blown away by the Ghost Spider,” said Stockton. “We’ve never made a putter that combines this kind of forgiveness and ease of use. Putting is all about confidence, and the Ghost Spider promotes confidence, big time.”
The study of thousands of putting strokes using its MAT-T (Motion Analysis Technology by TaylorMade) System, according to TMaG, revealed that 65 percent of golfers fail to square the putter face to the target from 12 feet, leading to inaccurate putts and higher scores. The Ghost Spider’s white head, TMaG says, contrasts sharply with the turf to make it dramatically easier to determine where the face is aimed. The Ghost Spider also incorporates the Monza Spider’s acclaimed “basketball court” system of alignment on the crown to further facilitate proper alignment.
In addition, TMaG says the Ghost Spider’s white finish eliminates the distractions of glare and “hot spots” caused by reflected sunlight, making it easier for the player to focus his or her full attention on aiming the putter accurately and executing a sound stroke.
The Ghost Spider is offered in single-bend and center-shafted models in the 33, 34 and 35 inches (stock lengths), left- and right-handed, at a street price of $179. A mid-length “belly” version is available in 41- and 43-inch stock lengths at a street price of $199.