Quickly following up on staffer Jason Day’s victory at The Players Championship, TaylorMade Golf Company (www.taylormadegolf.com) oday formally unveiled new Spider Limited and Spider Limited Red putters, each, it said, inspired by Day, the world’s top-ranked player and among the PGA Tour’s best statistical putters.
Day came to the TaylorMade team with a request for a putter similar in style to his “Itsy Bitsy’’ prototype – the putter he’s used for multiple wins on the Tour, including the 2015 PGA Championship. TaylorMade said Day wanted a putter that incorporated red, one of his favorite and most sentimental colors. Using the Redback Spider, a venomous spider indigenous to Day’s native Australia as inspiration, the company said its putter embarked on a mission to “create a palate of color options,’’ working intimately with Day throughout the process to create a color he would prefer
When the final color was selected, Day proposed the team build him two different models, each showcasing the color in a different way that would allow him to test and select which suited his eye before determining which would be put into play.
Day was introduced to the putters this past February, and after testing both models, the Spider Limited Red made its Tour debut at the RBC Heritage in mid-April and was used to win The Players this past Sunday.
Each model, according to TaylorMade, feature subtleties recognizable by the best players in the world, including Day, who prefers a seamless top crown and sans alignment aid. The two models available at retail will differ slightly from Day’s personal putter, which will include the alignment aid on the crown.
Made of a 304 stainless steel frame combined with a lightweight 6061 aluminum body enables weight to be positioned at the extremities, TaylorMade said the Spider Limited putters provide improved stability and high MOI. Similar to the original Itsy Bitsy, each model incorporates a milled Aluminum Pure Roll insert with a gunmetal finish to promote better forward roll, increased directional accuracy and improved distance control.
The Spider Limited and Spider Limited Red will be available starting June 3 at $219 and $299, respectively. Spider Limited will be available in 33”, 34” and 35” lengths, while the Spider Limited Red will be available in 35” lengths only.