Golf News – January 30, 2019

Optically Engineered For Performance, TaylorMade Golf Company Announces Spider X Putters

Pushing the Limits of Seamless Design, 10th Anniversary Spider Putter Features Optically Engineered True Path™ Alignment Sightline

CARLSBAD, CA – A decade after introducing the putter that shifted the paradigm of putter creation toward high-MOI design mallets and has since become the most popular putter in company history, TaylorMade Golf Company announced today the 10th generation of its globally transcendent Spider putters with the introduction of Spider X. Continuing the longstanding heritage of Spider performance in a completely re-designed frame, Spider X putters utilize a new dedicated weighting system and optically engineered sightline (OES) featuring TaylorMade’s new True Path alignment system.

The X Philosophy – True Path Alignment System
The genesis of the Spider X philosophy lies in research derived from more than ten thousand putts from a distance of twelve feet, with results illustrating that golfers strike the ball toward the toe of the putter 66% of the time – this is the result of a parallax effect. As a result, engineers strove to re-engineer the mass properties of the putter head while simultaneously introducing a new alignment system – True Path – for easier alignment enhanced focus, leading to more putts struck on the center of the face and thus eliminating the parallax effect.

The X Design
The new Spider X features an optically engineered vision system designed for improved path, clearer vision and enhanced visual perception through color sensitivity.

The design of the Spider X features a more streamlined design than both the Spider Tour and Spider Mini putters that came before it. The more stable head shape provides more weight on the outside of the frame (36% on both perimeters v. 30%). The head design of the Spider X is more stable than ever, with a deeper center of gravity (37mm), which is three times deeper than a traditional blade putter.

For the first time in 10 years, the new frame of the Spider X incorporates a modern, seamless and dedicated weight design featuring three new weights: aluminum (2 grams), steel (6 grams) and tungsten (12 grams) to allow for optimized weight preference.

Additionally, the Spider X features a composite core weighing a mere 15 grams. The putter’s new head design was created using multi-material construction, delivering a slightly smaller head shape compared to the Spider Tour. Engineers reduced the size of the Spider X by 5% but were able to maintain the same MOI as Spider Tour within its new construction.

Re-Engineered Pure Roll™ Insert
Spider X putters incorporate a new, thicker 5mm Pure Roll white surlyn insert for improved sound, feel and roll characteristics. The 12-groove Pure Roll insert promotes forward spin for smoother roll, greater accuracy and better distance control.

The composition and construction of the new Pure Roll insert is specially engineered to bring the grooves into direct and active contact with the ball during impact, even on short putts. The grooves in the face — just .5mm deep — also serve in part to strategically soften the insert’s structure. Together, these factors are designed to make the insert deform at impact, putting the grooves into direct contact with the cover of the ball.

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Reynolds Lake Oconee Launches Dream Golf Getaway Sweepstakes

Grand Prize Package for Four includes Golf, Lodging, Transportation, Meals, Apparel and Much More

GREENSBORO, GA – Reynolds Lake Oconee, the award-winning golf and lakefront destination between Atlanta and Augusta, Ga., today announced the launch of a sweepstakes with the grand prize winner earning a dream four-day, three-night golf getaway with three guests of their choice. The extensive grand prize package — which includes lodging, transportation, meals, apparel, three rounds of golf, and much more — boasts a retail value of more than $16,500.

The “Reynolds 360: You + Three” Sweepstakes is underway and continues through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 22. The grand prize winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries and will be announced shortly after the Sweepstakes’ closing.

The grand prize package, which must be used between June 17-20, 2019 includes:

  • Luxury lodging accommodations at Reynolds’ National Club Cottages;
  • Three rounds of golf with caddies at Reynolds Lake Oconee courses;
  • Domestic round-trip coach airfare arriving at and departing from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), plus rental car;
  • Meals at selected Reynolds’ restaurants, plus a spirit/wine tasting experience;
  • Apparel provided by Sunice and Fairway & Greene for all guests;
  • Reynolds Kingdom of Golf presented by TaylorMade club fitting experience; and
  • Shooting experience at the Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds, and guided fishing charter on beautiful Lake Oconee.

The sweepstakes is open to all current subscribers of the Reynolds Insider e-newsletter as well as to new subscribers who sign up for the newsletter prior to the close of the contest. Newsletter sign-up and entry forms are available at There is a limit of one entry per person; no purchase is necessary to enter or win. Entrants must be residents of the United States and at least 21 years of age.

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Michael Feland

Born in Houston, TX, raised in New Orleans, LA, Mike and his family currently live in Orlando, FL. Mike is a First Tee Level 1 Certified instructor and enjoys sharing his love for the game with the Orlando area youth that participate in The First Tee of Central Florida program.

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