The Taylor Made Monza Spider.

HomerJSimpson

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I tried it out on Saturday much to the merriment of my regular 4 ball. Best comment I got was that it looked like something from the 4th form metalwork project.

I didn't have my best day on the greens but I think that stemmed more from trying to hole everything to keep the comments to a minimum and therfore was a bit over zealous on some approaches. Did manage to hole tow or three test 3-4 footers and made a couple from 10 feet.

I tried it out on my own yesterday and to be fair it putted really well on bumpy greens (hadn't been cut since Captains Day on Sunday) which were also slowish. I didn't keep stats but reckon there were 4 or 5 single putt greens (including a speedy 8 footer downhill for par on one hole) and can only recall one three putt.

Putts have a good roll thanks to the AGSI face. The only thing I don't like about it compared to my odyssey two ball is the alignment aid which doesn't help a nervy putter like me as much on those short one and two footers. Overall though I think it is a great putter and it is staying in my bag for the foreseeable future. I am getting more confident with it (thanks to regular sessions on the practice green) and think it will really come into its own
 

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As an aside, I don't think had it not been a welcome gift from GM that I would necessarily have bought it although it kept finding its way into my hands at every golf store I visited so maybe fate was telling me something.

If the looks of the Spider aren't your cup of tea I can recommend the Odyssey white hot sabre tooth. I managed to make 6 out 6 eight footers on a proper green when trying it out!!!
 

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Got one and love it on 10 foot plus putts, ball rolls straight away and seems to get close when I remember not to stab at the ball!

Inside 3 foot I'm a bit less confident but that might be due to an 18 hole horror show a couple of weeks ago, played just over a week ago and got plenty close which is unusual for me.

Get plenty of stick when I take it out and the headcover is horrible but overall I fell it's a quality piece of kit that feels good in my hands and that's half the battle with putting if you ask me
 

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Have to agree with everything said here.
I've had one of these for a good few months now, and it has definately made a positive difference to my putting.

Although previously I hadn't changed putters from something I had over 10 years ago, so it was a big difference.

I thought it looked pretty cool myself, but for people who don't like the looks, I'd say at least give it a try, you may be suprised.
 
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