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NEW EQUIPMENT: TaylorMade 2017 Spider Tour Putter

Jason Day and Dustin Johnson finished the 2015-16 PGA Tour season ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in the world, and they used the same model putter, a TaylorMade Spider Tour. The mid-sized mallets used by the Australian and the American were based on TaylorMade putters that had been available to the public, but they were slightly different than retail models.

TaylorMade introduced the exact Spider Tour used by Day and Johnson, in retail since 2017.

There are two technologies at the heart of the Spider Tour putters: a multi-material frame and a unique face insert.

“Creating a putter that is more stable for certain strokes is key,” said Bill Price, TaylorMade’s director of development for putters and wedges. “Golfers often buy putters based on looks. ‘I like that look,’ they’ll say. But does that putter fit them? Maybe, maybe not. But today, there are also putters that are all about performance. This is one of those putters, and the performance putter category is growing.”

The 355-gram head incorporates a high-density stainless steel frame wrapped around a lightweight aluminum core. This design pushes more of the overall weight to the perimeter and greatly enhances stability, especially on off-center hits, according to TaylorMade. As a result, the sweet spot of the Spider Tour expands and should help players improve distance control.

TaylorMade previously released putters with a True Roll face insert, but it has been updated. The insert itself is trapezoid-shaped and is made from aluminum with thermoplastic urethane (TPU). The grooves point downward at a 45-degree angle and help the putter grab the ball at impact to get it rolling more quickly instead of hopping or skidding.

TaylorMade said it’s the combination of increased stability with a quicker roll that will help players get more consistent results.

Golfers will notice that both the red and the black versions of the Spider Tour putters feature a round crown devoid of alignment lines.

“If you talk to Jason Day, he’ll tell you that he does not use a sight line because it is one less thing for him to concentrate on,” Price said. “He’s very methodical, but we think there is something to it because when Dustin Johnson switched to this putter (at the Barclays Championship), he went without an alignment line, too. It frees up their minds, so they don’t have to line up the ball and the alignment line.”

Aside from the color, the only other distinction between the Spider Tour Red and Black is the crimson’s insert is made using Surlyn and is softer. Price said Day likes its muted sound and softer feel.

The Spider Tour Red and Black both will cost nearly Rs.19990/- and come in 34-inches model.

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The M Battle: 2016 TaylorMade M2 vs. 2017 TaylorMade M2

TaylorMade recently followed the success of their 2016 M2 driver with a release of the 2017 M2 driver. Many are asking what is the difference between the two is. We ring the bell in this “M Battle,” comparing each to see which one reigns victorious. (Ding, Ding, Ding)

M Battle: Round 1 – Looks

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At address, the two clubs look almost identical. Using additional carbon fiber in crown construction, the 2017 M2, above right, has a slightly smaller white section at address. It gives the club a slightly longer look from front to back. “Geocoustic” design, which we’ll address in the next section, creates a bigger face on the 2017 M2. The larger face adds to the forgiveness offered in the 2017 M2.

M Battle: Round 2 – Technology

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The 2017 M2, above right, contains some updates to the extremely successful technology used in the 2016 model. TaylorMade began putting a speed pocket in the sole of their drivers in the Aeroburner series. The company continues the trend in both M2 models. The design adds ball speed, especially on shots struck off-center. The speed pocket in the 2017 model gets a facelift, making it three times as flexible as the 2016 M2. The slot itself, in the 2017 M2, is deeper than its counterpart in the 2016 M2.

The titanium panel on the toe section of the sole in the 2017 M2 has been sunken. Thus, volume is saved, giving the club a slightly larger footprint while still maintaining a total of 460cc.

TaylorMade began focusing on the internal design with the 2016 M2. They were able to give the 2016 M2 a solid sound and feel at impact. Inverted Cone Technology, first used in the R7 Irons, gives the 2016 M2 a high MOI and forgiveness. For 2017, the M2 uses a new “Geocoustic” design, using less internal support ribs than the 2016 M2. “Geocoustic” improves on an already solid sound and feel. Club engineers also take 25 grams of weight in the 2017 M2, re-distributing it lower and farther back in the clubhead. Doing so results in more forgiveness and a more solid sound over the 2016 model.

M Battle: Round 3 – Performance

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When it comes to performance, both clubs are long and forgiving. Each uses their technologies to the fullest to produce high-launching, low-spinning shots. For those looking for help fighting a slice, TaylorMade adds a new M2 to its lineup. The M2 D Type Driver promotes a draw, placing weight closer to the heel. The face angle on the M2 D-Type is designed specifically to help square the club at impact. Customers also have more options in custom shaft offerings in the 2017 M2, making it easier to get fit into the best club setup.

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When making a decision in the “M Battle”, the 3 things to consider are the look, the ability to customize, and the pricing. The 2016 M2 offers a club that performs very well for the golfer on a budget. The upgrades found in the 2017 M2 definitely lend to TaylorMade’s tagline, “Same Letter, Better Everything.”

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The TaylorMade 2017 NEW M1 Driver

There’s no doubt that the 2016 version of the M1 driver was an instant hit. With all sort of new technologies, players from all skill sets saw better, more consistent results. Still, if you’re not trying to continue to push the envelope on key aspects of a golfers’ game, like distance, forgiveness, feel, etc., then you’re lagging behind. With that, TaylorMade introduces the 2017 M1 driver.

The 2017 M1 driver is a notch above in every aspect as compared to its predecessor.The design of the driver were reworked to deliver more distance, forgiveness, and customization to all players and skill sets alike. Here are some of the key improvements.

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The T-Track System

The first change is to the adjustable track system on the sole of the TaylorMade 2017 M1 driver, which has been extended with a longer rear track. The new T-Track has 27 grams of moveable weight, more than the 2016 M1 driver. According to TaylorMade, the weight change allows for 64% more movement of the center of gravity location from front-to-back compared to the 2016 M1. The increase in movable weight increases the club’s forgiveness and provides options for achieving a more consistent ball flight.

More Carbon Fiber

Pushing the envelope of multi-material construction club heads, TaylorMade uses more carbon fiber in conjunction with the titanium frame. The new incarnation will have 43% more carbon fiber than the 2016 M1. The 2017 M1 driver includes a 6-layer carbon crown and strategically placed carbon toe panels on the sole, freeing up more weight and helping lower the CG location.WZ577_zoom_D4

New Loft Sleeve

Finally, the new, lightweight adjustable lot-sleeve continues the saving of weight in the club. The loft sleeve still supports 12 adjustable settings to tune your loft and face angle needs.

Given the big shoes it has to fill, the TaylorMade 2017 M1 driver looks to be up to the task.

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