Picking a driver at golf offer uk shop is fun, yet serious business. I have used many drivers in the past but have yet to find one that was right for me. I swung driver after driver trying to find that right one. I was torn between the TaylorMade R11S Driver and the TaylorMade R1 Driver.
TaylorMade R11S Driver
Whats nice about the R11S is it comes with that perfect length for control and max distance. But you can always customize if you prefer something else more to your liking. Typically drivers have launch angles of 18 to 11 degrees. The angle is important because when you have it dialed in, you will get the max distance of your swing with the driver.
With the flight control technology sleeve you can increase or decrease the loft of the new R11S by 1.5 degrees by selecting 8 different positions…. With the improved adjustable sole plate technology you now have 5 different settings to choose from. A 6 degree allows you independently to open or close the face by 3 degrees, without affecting the loft.
TaylorMade R1 Driver
The TaylorMade R1 has fixed this problem with the Crown Graphic Technology. The golfer can finally line the golf ball up straight and squared. Though I did not think this would work, my drives have thus far been flying straighter. Everything from the look to the feel has been modified just right. The driver has helped my game tremendously and my buddies as well, I keep the ball straight and on the fairway.
The Adjustability is an important factor that has made me fall in love with the R1 Driver. My R1 is longer and straigher then any other driver I’ve owened. I took it straight to the first tee with no warm up and on the second swing I drove it 298 yards then 285 into the wind on the next hole. That’s 20 to 30 yards past my old XXIO 8 Driver.
Overall, they are great products.I would most certainly buy more products from this Taylormade manufacturer. I really hope this review helps you decide on a driver.
I’m a 2hdcp with an avg 3w swing speed of about 102mph. I bought the taylormade sldr hybrid. I’ve played 3rds and banged quite a few balls with it already. I’m not having any issues with the stock offering, no ballooning or excessive spin. Thus far, I’m in love with this club.
Like TaylorMade SLDR driver, the company’s new SLDR hybrid promises golfers more distance from a lower, more forward center of gravity. The low spin the club creates is achieved by an extremely forward and low COG. The result is an extremely high-performing club that will offer a certain segment of talented players increased performance.
The hybrid has a new version TaylorMade’s “Speed Pocket,” which is no longer indented into the front of the sole like previous models. While it’s smaller than the Speed Pocket featured on the company’s RBZ Stage 2 hybrid, it now slices completely through the sole, creating a gap that is filled with the same polymer the company used in the design of its Taylormade RocketBladez irons and Taylormade SpeedBlade irons.
I will also second the reviewers statement that it’s difficult to steer it hard one way or another. I found it very easy to hit a little fade if I wanted to, a little more difficult to draw it, but very easy to hit it straight. Definitely a “players” head. If you’re looking for a lot of forgiveness, you won’t find it here.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself hitting the ball a bit higher and a bit further that whatever you’re playing now. You may also have to rework the transition from hybrid to your longest most forgiving irons. With offerings such as the SLDR, that reign isn’t going to end anytime soon. The year of loft might just take a bit longer to complete.
It is known to all, TaylorMade has been making white golf clubs in recent years. Are you a taylormade fans? If you are, you might have a new favorite model – TaylorMade SLDR White Driver. It is is identical to the original dark-headed edition in every way.
The white SLDR driver will be available in lofts of 9.5, 10.5, 12 and 14 degrees with a stock Fujikura Speeder 57 shaft in senior, regular, stiff and x-stiff flexes. Many golfers fell in love with white when it came out in 2011, and now we are delivering a limited-edition white SLDR with low and forward CG for more distance when you loft up.
When the company released its first white driver, the launch was met with intense skepticism in the industry. It proved to be a runaway success, however, as TaylorMade’s share of metal woods sales swelled from 30 percent at the start of 2011 to 52 percent in May. The amount of non-traditional painted driver heads among top equipment manufacturers has increased significantly in recent years, making a white driver much less polarizing than it once was.
The move didn’t come as a total shock to the industry, however, as TaylorMade’s release of a black-painted version of its successful release of the Taylormade R1 driver in May 2013 hinted that the company was headed away from white. The white crown with black button-back delivers a remarkable appearance at address. Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and a host of other TaylorMade staff players swung drivers that were black.
Bazzel and TaylorMade also declined to say exactly how limited the SLDR White driver would be. It is identical to the original Taylormade SLDR driver. People got really excited about it.
Hi, friend. Do you konw, making a full backswing turn requires utilizing your shoulders? If you fail to engage the upper body, your arms and hands will be restricted, resulting in either 1) A swing that’s too short, or 2) Bending of the left (lead) elbow to create length, which destroys efficiency.
As you complete the backswing, your shoulders should be perpendicular (90°) to the target line, with your back facing the target. Practice this drill to achieve a correct, full turn:
1. Place a taylormade sldr irons across the front of your shoulders; cross your arms and hold the club in place with the hands.
2. Crouch into your golf stance and turn the shoulders as if making a backswing. Restrict the lower body from turning as much as possible.
3. Continue turning until the TaylorMade SLDR Hybrid points directly at the ground. You’ve reached the magic 90° mark.
4. You should feel tension in your lower back – that’s what we’re after.
If you can’t tell whether you’re achieving a full turn, do this drill while facing a mirror. This also makes an excellent pre-round stretching exercise to loosen up the lower back and torso.
TaylorMade Adjustment Tool
TaylorMade RocketBladez Irons
TaylorMade engineers say that the key to the leap in distance is a lower and more forward centre of gravity (CG) that promotes a hotter launch, low spin and faster ball speed. The TaylorMade SLDR driver has been officially launched. It is currently the No. 1 played Driver model on the PGA & European Tour.
It is engineered with a remarkable low and forward centre of gravity placement, which results in dramatically reduced spin rates. The German golfer’s US Open success marks his second victory in the last five weeks as well as the second win for adidas Golf footwear. The 2013 US Open Champion, Justin Rose, also wore adicross gripmore throughout the tournament. Kaymer is the fourth player in the last two decades to win a second Major championship before turning 30.
Unlike the taylorMade sldr white driver, the Taylormade SLDR driver features a blue, 20-gram weight that slides on a track located on the front of the sole. This weight shifts the clubhead’s CG horizontally toward either the heel, to promote a draw, or toward the toe, to promote a fade. TaylorMade engineers say that this promotes up to 30 yards in left to right flight change.
The SLDR driver also incorporates TaylorMade’s Loft-sleeve Technology, which allows the golfer to adjust the loft of the club. Golfers can choose from 12 positions within a range of plus-or-minus 1.5 degrees of loft change. The more loft added, the more the face closes and vice-versa.
The new driver will be available in three lofts – 9.5°, 10.5° and 12°, and will be fitted with a Fujikura Speeder 57 graphite shaft as standard.
TaylorMade SLDR Irons
taylormade speedblade irons
The SLDR range is expanding into the iron category with the introduction of the TaylorMade SLDR irons, which has a classic clubhead combined with an enhanced Speed Pocket.
The SLDR iron’s sound and feel benefit from a vibration-dampening system that includes the polymer that fills the Speed Pocket and a shock-absorbing badge positioned in the cavity. The SLDR iron’s Speed Pocket is characterised by a 2mm-wide slot cut high up behind the clubface. This slot enables a large area of the face to flex and rebound at impact, resulting in faster ball speeds, a higher launch angle, strong ball flight and a steeper, quick stopping descent angle.
SLDR became a brand name more than a descriptive name. Most people assume that SLDR is an abbreviation for ‘slider’, which they can’t use as a brand name as someone else has the rights to it. That was clever marketing as the original Taylormade SLDR driver had a sliding weight in the sole of the club.
In addition, ThruSlot Technology promotes a higher ball flight, longer carry distances and more consistent gapping between irons than the older version found in the TaylorMade SpeedBlade Irons and TaylorMade RocketBladez Irons, as demonstrated right. The SLDR trailing edge does not feature the slight grind on it that the CB has, so that might be important to some as it will change the feeling through the turf.
Because of the SLDR iron’s slim topline and thin sole they should be playable for both tour professionals and amateur golfers.
If you ask me which TaylorMade Irons I like most, I would surely speak TaylorMade Burner 2.0 Irons out. Most people may think burner 2.0 has been an old series of TaylorMade irons. But I do prefer it, and I have played golf with them for about 3 years. Each time I used them either for tournament or practice, they do fit me well and give me excellent feelings. The most important is that I really enjoed my game with them.
Though there are now many new TaylorMade irons coming out, such as the Tour Preferred 2014 MB, CB, MC irons and the SLDR Irons, I still prefer the old burner 2.0. Taylormade Golf has made quite a good improvement over their previous model of Burner Irons. The balance and feel throughout the set has greatly improved in my opinion, and with the new blackened steel and chromed look, their new appearance is quite striking.
A much thinner top line, with an improved sole width as well as shorter from heel to toe exudes confidence rarely seen in a superior G I irons such as these. I found the tendency to hit high straight to slight draws or high fades quite easy compared to other irons in this G I category. A very solid performer with that soft forged feel.
Compared with the taylormade burner 2.0 irons, the new Tour Preferred series iron set seems to be much more forgiving. The taylormade tour preferred mb irons 2014’s shape is classic and compact, with a thin top-line and minimal offset. At the request of the many Tour pros we consulted during the prototype phase, the sole has minimal camber. Taylormade tour preferred mc irons 2014 combines a player’s shape with a shallow “muscle cavity” to boost MOI, creating an unparalleled blend of beauty, feel, workability and stability.
Tour Preferred CB is a full-fledged cavity back that maintains the shape of a player’s iron and the elegant look of a blade when set-up behind the ball. That helps make the taylormade tour preferred cb irons 2014 one of the longest player’s iron that TaylorMade has ever created. Short-iron heads are compact with minimal offset, while the long and middle iron heads are slightly larger with progressive offset for more stability and easier launch.
A friend of mine is now using the Tour Preferred CB irons and feeling very excited on the progress each time they brought him. And I am always thinking to have a competition with him taking my burner irons. A small fight will open between us, I am looking forward to it.
From the history of Taylormade, we may know the tour preferred clubs are represented the very best of what they have made. These clubs are designed not for better players, they are for the very best players in the world. This article will talk about these clubs. They are the representatives of taylormade babies. I will pick up two of them, the tour preferred mb irons and cb irons. Of course MB is muscle back and CB is cavity back.
The new Tour Preferred experience is about more than equipment. While a refocus on the better player is a key element of the product line, Tour Preferred is about paying attention to every detail, providing an exclusive tour van-like experience to the Tour Preferred player. The feature that makes the taylormade tour preferred cb irons 2014 play similarly to the SpeedBlade irons is the inclusion of a slot that TaylorMade calls a Speed Pocket in the 3- through 7-irons. While the new Titleist MB irons, Tour Preferred MC and CB irons feature long- and mid-irons with a slot cut into the sole, none was designed into the MBs. Keeping with the “Tour Preferred” design style, the toe of the club is more angular than, say, the TaylorMade SpeedBlade irons. That’s a nice touch that, along with the polished chrome, helps to give the club a relatively classic look from the back.
To maximize feel, TaylorMade forged the taylormade tour preferred mb from 1025 carbon steel. The blade lengths are short, the overall head sizes are compact and the offset is minimal. The Tour Preferred Forged MB is all about feel and control. There is no Speed Pocket, and the sole has a reduced amount of camber. It is an authentic muscleback player’s blade, precisely forged of soft, 1025 carbon steel. The shape is classic and compact, with a thin top-line and minimal offset. “The MB is really for the accomplished golfer who is very consistent in his ball striking,” Bystedt said. “This will not have a very big sweetspot, but it will be workable and have solid feel.”
Each of them has been well designed and is designed for different golfers. The first thing you would notice is that they play better than what they advertised. These clubs are made to meet a tour pro’s requirements for look, feel, sound and workability. They are truely Tour Preferred.
Justin Rose, 2013 US Open winner, recently spoke exclusively about the most forgiving irons in his golf bag. Watch the TaylorMade most forgiving driver in his bag and how they are set up specifically for his game. I also listed his clubs and provided links to our related digital content.
The first important clubs is TaylorMade R1 Driver. It can be tuned to any loft, any look, and any flight. This driver has 7 standard and 5 upright loft options from 8-12 degrees. This driver also features a lower and more forward CG to promote a high launch, fast ball speed and low spin. The result is one driver that can be full adjusted to fit any player.
The irons he used is TaylorMade RocketBladez Irons. It is very forgiving right across the face and the feel was excellent. You hardly ever got the feeling that you had mis-hit the TaylorMade RocketBladez iron as it always felt good and even strikes that were near thins, felt and flew much like a normal shot. The speed pocket only features in the 3-7 irons and then they go to more traditional cavity backs. Normally this is where we get worried as the short irons in a cast distance set are well it all falls down.
Additionally, he also played TaylorMade Ghost Spider Blade putter, RBZ Stage 2 Tour fairway wood (HL 16.5), TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB wedge (PW, ATV 52,56, 60 degree).
Like many other tour players, David Lynn put the new TaylorMade SLDR driver straight in the bag. He first saw the driver around the time of the Open Championship.
It’s a different sort of driver to the Taylormade R11s driver that he was using previously. The head says 10.5 on it but he has it set at 11 degrees compared to the 10 degree setting he was using on the R11s. You can see that there is less spin on the ball through the air, it is a hotter looking flight.
David Lynn says, “It has more of a meaty sound to it, which I like. I certainly doesn’t spin as much, which is a good thing if you can get the launch angle right. That’s exactly what I have managed to do and it has resulted in more distance. When I released it was longer it was inevitable that it was going to go in.”
Moreover, David also tried out the new TaylorMade SpeedBlade irons when he was in America and he was amazed at how soft they felt for a cast iron. That soft feel is very important for me, so he is looking forward to trying those again over the coming months. The Speed Pocket gives SpeedBlade irons the fastest face of any TaylorMade iron ever, creating a potent combination of ball speed, high launch, long carry and steep descent that’s never been possible before.
TaylorMade’s new SpeedBlade irons are newly designed and all about speed and rebound. The SpeedBlade’s innovative Speed Pocket deep slot engineering behind the clubface allows the face to flex and rebound faster, increasing your ball speed and launch angle to boost your distance dramatically. The topline is also a bit thicker in the longer irons.
Overall, these most forgiving golf clubs have made an unbelievable difference. David Lynn has been a relatively average hitter in terms of distance over the years. If you look good and feel good on the course it certainly can’t have a negative effect on your golf.