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    The Evolution of the TaylorMade Spider Putter

    Really good feature on the THP Home Page on the history and evolution of TaylorMade's most popular putter model.

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    A big shoutout to @ddec I thought he did a fantastic job on this article. I really enjoyed reading it.

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    That was a great read. I have always been an Odyssey mallet guy from the Rossie II days. I am not sure why the Spider never appealed to me but it seems like you are either a Spider guy or an Odyssey guy. I play a 7 which is not a traditional shape by any means but the Spider seems too busy or spaceship like for my taste. You cannot argue with the success on tour that this design has some merit.
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    Wow. WOW! That kinda of knowledge of the usage over time is incredible and I had no idea about a lot of this. Very, very nice article @ddec. I loved it.
    Whole new bag of clubs incoming. Hello and

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    Who knew Dean was an historian?

    Well done. I enjoyed the article, especially having a few of those in the bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molten View Post
    Wow. WOW! That kinda of knowledge of the usage over time is incredible and I had no idea about a lot of this. Very, very nice article @ddec. I loved it.
    The thing that I find interesting in the entire story is that for such an important line for TM's past 10ish years, the guys who got the first win with the original Spider and Spider X were not TM staffers(Cobra and Mizuno). To me, it shows off the apeal of the line.

    Now there are some models I left out because it was already a bit long. Spider OS which was the largest body, used by Brian Harmon. Spider Arc, Justin Rose used for a bit. And of course this bad boy here....used by that ddec guy in the 2014 Morgan Cup haha


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    I love my Spider. The Ghost Spider was one of my favorites ever. It's why I went with white in the MySpider Tour I bought last year.

    Great article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Spicoli View Post
    Who knew Dean was an historian?

    Well done. I enjoyed the article, especially having a few of those in the bag.
    I was going to give you a history lesson in SC, but you kicked me and Ron out of the room.

    We did have a conversation about spider putters on the range though. Spider putters and steelhead fairways on the next Spicoli and ddec.
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    Great article. I must say the Spider has quickly become a fairly iconic design. I've had two of them myself, including the Spider S that I won via the THP Holiday Cheer event. Great to see the newest editions doing well on tour and via those who have tried them.
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    I had the Ghost Spider with the "basketball court alignment" haha. Really good read Dean, thanks for expanding our knowledge I enjoyed that
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddec View Post
    I was going to give you a history lesson in SC, but you kicked me and Ron out of the room.

    We did have a conversation about spider putters on the range though. Spider putters and steelhead fairways on the next Spicoli and ddec.
    It was very rude of me to kick you out. You seemed to be very comfortable on your bench.

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    Great article. This putter has evolved and you captured it very well.
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    Great write up!

    I love my spider, that metal thing has changed my putting game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -CJ- View Post
    Great write up!

    I love my spider, that metal thing has changed my putting game.
    you aren't alone.
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    This is silly well done Dean. You made this history teacher proud!
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