TaylorMade Golf Company has introduced the Spider Interactive Powered by Blast putter, engineered in collaboration with Blast Motion and SuperStroke Golf to advance how golfers of all skill levels capture, analyze and progress their games on the greens.
The Spider putter takes the next step in its evolution with the incorporation of Blast’s motion capture sensors in TaylorMade’s first totally-integrated golf sensor product in company history.
“When two industry leaders partner to combine innovative technology and deliver a new user experience, it tends to set change in motion. We’ve created a powerful putting solution that analyzes a golfer’s putting stroke to provide improvement insights and help them understand how to progress through a guided improvement journey,”
said Blast Motion CEO and co-founder Michael Fitzpatrick.
Spider Interactive automatically captures valuable stroke metrics in a seamless, non-intrusive design built into the top of the putter’s grip.
TaylorMade has also co-developed a matching mobile app — available on March 1 for iOS and in Q2 2018 for Android users — which provides valuble information.
Spider Interactive measures key putting stroke metrics including timing (backstroke time, forward stroke time, tempo), impact stroke speed and face rotation.
Users will be able to analyze details of their putting strokes and track progress over time with performance history and interactive graphs, along with tiered training modules and drills to help improve putting.
The app will also feature video recording and playback capabilities, so users can review and analyze their strokes. YouTube golf instructional personalities Me & My Golf will have tips and tutorial videos on the app for further developmental content.
“TaylorMade is dedicated to enhancing the performance of golfers at all levels, from our tour players to consumers alike. We accomplish this through creating the most innovative, paradigm-shifting products in the industry. We are continually searching for new ways to enrich the golfers’ experience with an eye toward the future of equipment technology. As such, we are delighted to partner with Blast to create an interactive training tool that enables golfers to become smarter about their game,” said TaylorMade CEO David Abeles.
The Spider Interactive Powered by Blast putter is constructed the same as TaylorMade’s renowned Spider Tour putters, with a 304 stainless steel frame combined with a lightweight 6061 aluminum body enabling weight to be positioned at the extremities, providing improved stability and high MOI.
The Spider Interactive Powered by Blast putter also incorporates TaylorMade’s milled aluminum Pure Roll insert with a gunmetal finish to promote better forward roll, increased directional accuracy and improved distance control.
Included with the Spider Interactive is a Blast charging pad, micro USB cable, sensor installation key, live sensor, yellow filler plug (inserted for conforming use in tournament play) and storage pouch.
The Spider Interactive Powered by Blast will be offered in an L-neck (21 degree toe hang) or double bend (face-balanced) hosel in 34 and 35-inch lengths in both RH and LH, coming in TaylorMade’s platinum colourway with a full front/back sightline in black.