In the past year Taylormade has been releasing their new line of Drivers, Hybrids, and Fairway Woods under the name “SLDR”. Now Taylormade has designed a new TaylorMade SLDR Irons under the same name. Let’s take a look at these new irons that Taylormade has claimed.
The SLDR irons‘ classically shaped and sized club head has universal visual appeal. It incorporates our new Speed Pocket with Thru Slot Technology, which produces fast ball speed and high launch across the face for distance and consistency, while also promoting soft feel and sound.
Can the TaylorMade new Irons replace the Taylormade R11 irons and hold its own in game-improvement land? The target audience for the SLDR irons are golfers who want a classic clubhead shape, size and finish, but with more distance. The yardage boost comes through the use in the 3-iron through 7-iron of TaylorMade’s Speed Pocket technology. The 3- through 7-irons in the SLDR set have a 2-millimeter wide slot in the soles that extends up behind the clubface.
The SLDR irons have narrow soles and thin toplines. But unlike on the Taylormade SLDR fairway wood, nothing slides on the SLDR irons. They have a chrome finish. That helps the clubface flex more and rebound more, adding oomph. The technology increases launch angle, the company says, with a higher ball flight, longer carry, and steep descent.
To sum up, the SLDR irons is a classic club. And it is very forgiving and pretty light too. It offers better performance thanks to being a little more forgiving than the taylormade tour preferred irons 2014, but it is way behind the Taylormade Speedblade irons, even though the loft was only 1° stronger this time.