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I loved my old Itsy Bitsy but the finish chipped off way to easily. Have they improved the finish durability on the new models?

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I'm wanting one...not because every winning tour pro is making putts with them now....actually because I've always liked the look and feel of them. Anybody got one?     Sent from my iPhone using My

I had a flow neck one but I sold it after testing the Evnroll. I'd love to give one of the slant neck ones a shot

... Well my Tour Black passed the first test. I took it and 10 balls to a practice putting green and hit all kinds of putts and the TB rolled great. Distance putts were just as accurate as short putts

Just got the Tour Black Spider. Lack of sight line frees up the stroke but as others have said, easy to square up. It's got a firm feel to it but the grip is a POS. Need to swap that out with something respectable. Haven't put it in play but I hope the black finish holds up on these south Texas sandy greens. 

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I have the Tour Black Itsy Bitsy and love it. At first, with the stock Winn grip I wasn't a fan of it. Installed a Pistol 1.0 with the counterweight and absolutely love it. Main reason I got mine is because I always loved the Spider shape but was never a fan of the white. Also love the fact that there's no site line. I normally focus on a spot a few inches in front of the ball, and I've found that I think a lot less about whether I'm set up right or aimed correctly. Now I just find my spot and putt

 

 

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The white finish was a pos for real. Mine chipped away after 2 rounds.

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The white finish was a pos for real. Mine chipped away after 2 rounds.

This was the case for me with the original Itsy Bitsy. Less than a year of use and the face was jacked. But of all the putters I've tried since none start the ball on the line I intended as consistently as that putter did. Really tempted to give the Tour Red a go.

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The feel of these putters (all personal taste) is almost like a corked aluminum bat. My gamer is a Ping Ketsch and you can tell it's a solid putter. The Tour Spider feels like it's filled with some other material and gives it a bit firmer feel with a pop off the face. If you like buttery smooth, then this isn't your putter. If you like a firmer feel (but with a muted sound at impact) putter, then give it a shot. My humble opinion on the Tour Spider after a couple hours on the putting green is that it will replace the Ketsch as my gamer. The lack of sight lines frees up the mind on alignment and I'm seeing more putts drop. The distance control isn't too bad either. However, that could all change when I'm able to put it in play. 

 

One more thing, the grip sucks. I know I said it earlier, but this grip sucks. For a $300 putter...what a joke.  

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Anyone know the difference between the spider tour black vs red? I know they have different inserts however i dont know what makes the inserts different.

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Put the Spider Tour Black in bag with a SuperStroke counter-core 3.0 a month ago.

 

Couldn't be happier with the results so far. Much easier to roll the ball with consistent speeds coming from a blade putter. The feel of it gets better with each putt.

 

I would recommend testing one out for sure.

 

 

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I have the Spider OS CB... i was debating between that and the blackout, but I really needed the aimlines, and the counterbalance keeps it very easy to control while it really swings itself. The regular Spider does look better in my opinion though.

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I purchased one 4 months ago, great buy! The blind alignment really does free you up to focus on your stroke and technique. The top spin insert really keeps the long putts on line. I was having a little trouble with 5-8 footers, but after replacing the stock 2G weights with 14G a side, I've had no problems. I have never been a mallet guy, however the transition from my ping anser blade was seamless for those considering the transition.

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I have always preferred a blade putter and just this summer, I tried the TM Spider a little, and I have to say it is really nice. The swing balance on the Spider felt so smooth. I like the feel coming off the blade putter a little better but as far as keeping your putter face squared up to where you want the putter to go, the Spider is awesome. It's got me thinking!! Now I just have to figure out how to sneak it into the discretionary spending budget. :)

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I have an older model of the Spider Itsy Bitsy that I was hoping someone could give me a little more information about. It was given to me by a tour pro. I've found a few pictures of others very similar to it, but never the exact same. The most I've found out about it is that it may be a Japan Tour issue with the center shaft, silver face insert and all black crown with a single white line.

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My gamer is an Evnroll ER7. I have putted well with it, but like many here I like trying new putters. And I love putting. This week I borrowed a friend's T-M Spider. It is the black version. Grip is mid-size and felt great, sticky.  I understand the face is a little harder than the red Spider.Which I liked.

 

I played 45 holes with it this week. It is lighter than my ER7. I got comfortable with it quickly. It sets up square. I liked the shape of the putter, it felt like I could keep the face square through the ball very easily. It has a ting-tock sort of sound, but that didn't bother me. The black head and shaft kills any glare issues. Ball rolled smoothly, end over end, not as much skid as other putters.

 

All in all I putted well with it during the week. By round, I had 30 putts, 28 putts and on my final nine I had 12 putts (6 one putts, 3 2 putts). Give it a try as that is the only way you will know if you like this putter.

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My gamer is an Evnroll ER7. I have putted well with it, but like many here I like trying new putters. And I love putting. This week I borrowed a friend's T-M Spider. It is the black version. Grip is mid-size and felt great, sticky.  I understand the face is a little harder than the red Spider.Which I liked.

 

I played 45 holes with it this week. It is lighter than my ER7. I got comfortable with it quickly. It sets up square. I liked the shape of the putter, it felt like I could keep the face square through the ball very easily. It has a ting-tock sort of sound, but that didn't bother me. The black head and shaft kills any glare issues. Ball rolled smoothly, end over end, not as much skid as other putters.

 

All in all I putted well with it during the week. By round, I had 30 putts, 28 putts and on my final nine I had 12 putts (6 one putts, 3 2 putts). Give it a try as that is the only way you will know if you like this putter.

That's some pretty damn good putting! I rolled one of the slant neck red ones in the store yesterday, it felt really good, but it would need to be really special to knock my #7 out of the bag.

 

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I have always preferred a blade putter and just this summer, I tried the TM Spider a little, and I have to say it is really nice. The swing balance on the Spider felt so smooth. I like the feel coming off the blade putter a little better but as far as keeping your putter face squared up to where you want the putter to go, the Spider is awesome. It's got me thinking!! Now I just have to figure out how to sneak it into the discretionary spending budget. :)

 

... I have always used a heel shafted 8802 or one very much like it for my entire going career. With a gate stroke it is the only style of putter that works for me. I picked up the Tour Black expecting it to be awful for my stroke and I was completely surprised by the feel, balance and it's ability to just glide back and forward perfectly on path with no manipulation with a slightly gate stroke. Short putts seem to be automatic.

 

... I hate the idea of having that huge head in my bag but after hitting all lengths of putts with it 4 or 5 times at the PGA SS and the feel, swing path and results are always the same, I am seriously contemplating picking one up. The fact that the practice greens are flat causes me pause and not sure about the ability to cozy up long putts but the accuracy of short and mid range putts are probably going to be the deciding factor. I can honestly say I thought I would be the last guy interested in this strange looking putter. 

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So despite my earlier post I guess this is for me. Had shop credit after a member guest and grabbed the black version. Had it in the bag for a few weeks and yesterday decided I hated the Wynn grip it came with so had the guys in the shop throw a Super Stroke on it yesterday. Putted lights out today and may have been the only bright spot in my game.

 

 

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I really wanted to love the red one, really love the headcover, but the feel wasn't there for me vs my tp mills.

 

Got to give it more time

 

 

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I've been tempted by the black for awhile now, but haven't had a chance to roll one until today. I sank 7 out of the 8 putts I rolled! Now this was inside, on the flat surface at the PGASS, but I was pretty impressed. I have always had blade style putters, and never really liked anything by TaylorMade, but I may have to pick one up and see if it can kick the Scotty out of the bag.

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I bought one a few weeks ago, really like how it felt and rolled but didnt have quite the confidence as I did/do with my Newport 2 yet.

 

I switched back and I think I will work on the putter in the offseason. I think I might put a small aiming stripe on the head, similar to Rory's. Maybe that will build my confidence up a bit.

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