I have never written a review on any product before. But I just bought this Taylormade R11 driver after going to a demo day at the nearby golf course. The last driver I purchased was 5 years ago so thats maybe why I was so amazed by this driver. I had no idea I could hit balls like I did after picking up this club.
The R11 comes with a10-gram screw and a 1-gram screw. Positioning the 10-gram weight in the heel promotes a draw, while putting it in the toe encourages a fade. According to TaylorMade, the movable weights provide up to 25 yards of right-and-left adjustability. R11 features weight ports — one in the heel and one in the toe — that allow for a draw or fade bias.
“The satin white finish, along with the black face, creates the maximum contrast between face and crown to help you align the club more easily,” says Tom Olsavsky, TaylorMade’s director of product creation (metal woods). Olsavsky adds that the white finish helps to reduce the hot spots and glare often created on glossy-topped drivers.
It felt like the ball just jumped off the face of the club. I tried the closed face setting but felt like the ball just didn’t have the same pop off the club head so I went back to the neutral setting. I didn’t want to put the club down but it was demo day so I went to try the ping g15 irons for sale. And hands down for me the R11 was better than the ping. Some websites claim that the ping is more forgiving for high handicapped golfers but not for me and it didn’t take me long to realize that.
Because the club is so adjustable, the R11 driver will be available in only two lofts — 9° and 10.5°. Olsavsky says that’s all the loft options that are required, even for Tour pros. To make his point, Olsavsky says you could theoretically set a 9° R11 to have an open face at address, a draw weight bias and an effective loft of 10°. The same club could be adjusted to have a closed-face at address, a fade bias and 8° of playing loft.
In the r7 and R9, an aluminum sleeve attached to the shaft, which screwed into the head in a variety of face angles. Not anymore. Now the R11’s sleeve has eight settings to increase or decrease the effective loft by as much as one degree. In addition to all that adjustability, Olsavsky says the R11’s head shape is more aerodynamic.
Someone asked if it comes with the wrench to adjust it yourself and the answer is yes. The r11 is pretty easy to adjust actually and its not like it has a lot of different cheap golf clubs that you would need a professional to adjust it for you. And it comes with a little pamphlet that helps you with adjusting it yourself.
HENRIK STENSON is the bookmakers’ favourite to secure the European Tour’s Race to Dubai title at the DP Woprld tour Championship this week, but Justin rose, Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter might have something to say about that.
The British trio are hot on the heels of the World No.3, and victory in Dubai this week for any of the four men will be enough to secure the Race to Dubai title as well.
Stenson, 37, leads the points rankings, but knows he will have to perform at his best this week if he is to add the Race to Dubai crown to the FedEx Cup he won on the PGA Tour last month.
“It has always been one of the things that I would have liked to achieve in golf in Europe, and growing up on the European Tour and playing here for many, many years, it would mean a lot to be the overall winner of The Race to Dubai,” said the Swede.
“To be able to have a chance to do it together with winning the FedEx Cup is probably something I’m not going to have a chance to do again, and it’s going to be hard for some of the other guys to have a chance to do it, as well.
“It’s one of those that I really want it, but if you want something too much, that’s going to make some trouble for you normally. It doesn’t take Einstein to figure out that I want that to happen, but I have to put that aside and focus on playing the best I can with my circumstances and my game for this week – we’ll see where that takes us.”
Northern Irishman McDowell chose not to play taylormade r11 irons in Turkey last week, but the 2010 US Open champion says he is feeling refreshed rather rusty after his time off.
“I come here with an open mind this week,” he said. “I come here certainly as a player who I feel is getting better and learning and I’m experience enough to not write myself off around a golf course until I’ve had a few rounds under my belt.
“The golf course is firmer and faster this year which I think is going to suit me. The rough is penal. The course has matured, hopefully as well as I have, and I’m ready to see what I can do with an open mind this week.”
And fourth-placed Poulter is being spurred by a wager he made with Stenson a few weeks ago, since which the Swede’s lead has been significantly reduced.
I have played the TaylorMade SLDR Driver for sale the first time today. Just got very good distance and quite forgiving, I hit 10 fairways from 13, it Sit nicely behind the ball. I really like it.
The SLDR driver is TaylorMade’s longest ever thanks to a complete reinvention of movable weight technology and the introduction of a large 20-gramme sliding weight on the sole, which promotes a dramatic leap in distanceWhen TaylorMade announced it, I think a lot of us were initially shocked by the complete change in the idea of TaylorMade. This is a company that dominated the golf industry with the TaylorMade R11 Driver and white-headed drivers in general, bringing out multiple versions that were well received all across the world.
It’s a beautiful clubhead, with the charcoal-gray crown looking menacing and solid, and I was really happy to see the company move away from too many graphics on the crown and just letting the color, and golf club, do the talking.This SLDR driver didn’t look anything like what TaylorMade has hung their hat on over the last couple of years, but once you start messing around with the SLDR you realize that this is just another big jump with the technology of the second most important golf club in our bags.
Aesthetically, SLDR’s confluence of shape, colour and visual accents make it one of the most visually compelling clubs we’ve ever created. Its striking modern-classic shape, charcoal-grey crown and chrome “button-back” all adds up to a remarkably beautiful appearance at address. And the clean design of SLDR’s movable weight mechanism, including the single, blue weight and the track it slides in makes its appearance equally striking.
The top of the TaylorMade SLDR driver is what you have to look at over and over again when you’re actually on the golf course, but the SLDR is one of the few golf clubs that causes you to spend as much time on the underbelly as you do anywhere else.In addition to the benefit of moving the centre of gravity further forward, the SLDR weight also represents a complete reinvention of movable weight technology, making it more effective and easier to use.
The sliding weight chip shifts the clubhead’s centre of gravity horizontally toward either the heel, to promote a draw, or toward the toe, to promote a fade. SLDR’s sliding weight allows you to shift the CG far enough to promote a side-to-side trajectory change of up to 30 yards.
In conlusion,I enjoy the way the ball exploded off the club,I also love the way SLDR Driver looks over the ball.It is exactly what I needed for my game. Good launch with low spin right off the rack with the stock shaft. If you used to play a Taylormade driver golf clubs for sale but couldn’t do the white, this is definitely the driver for you.
Like most guys, I hate shopping unless it is for new golf clubs. The new club bug bit me the moment I snapped my 6 iron on the range. Would TaylorMade Burner 2.0 irons be a good choice for you? Here’s some information which might help you decide.
As for looks, I typically like a nice shiny steel club but I really dig the Taylormade Burner black on the toe and heel, plus the cavity back looks super cool. Again, if you don’t love the looks of a set of irons, don’t buy them no matter what. Just like that girl you thought you could learn to love despite her goofy quirks, it ain’t gonna happen.
I was impressed with the length, high ball flight and accuracy of the TaylorMade Burner 2.0 irons, but I was even more impressed with their balance and buttery feel on the shots that I flushed. These are solid, forgiving game-improvement irons that are even better than the taylormade r11 irons. As you move from the long to the short irons in the set, the face becomes progressively thicker, the shots become shorter and the feel becomes better, in part due to the thicker dimension of the face.
Their performance is equally pleasing, but explaining that aspect of the irons will take a few more words than just “beautiful.” The weighting of these particular irons has been placed even higher in the club heads and inward, away from the perimeter, with the center of gravity closer to the face. A lower, more accurate ball flight, with better feel, control and feedback are the result.
For the past 4 years I have been playing Ping irons and have been quite happy with them. They are a good mix of performance and improvement. The obvious choice was to simply get the ping g20 irons but I wanted to expand my proverbial horizons. Therefore, all of the clubs I initially picked out to demo had already made the first cut in terms of looks. I had no doubt that I was going to be perfectly content to look down the hosel of any one of these beauties.
TaylorMade Burner 2.0 irons also feel softer and more satisfying, thanks to improvements made in their “Vibration Management System.” I tested a set of TaylorMade Burner 2.0 irons fitted with the RE*AX SuperFast 55-gram shaft in regular flex, but stiff, “M” and ladies flex shafts, along with steel shafts, are also available. I don’t have much trouble hitting a 4-iron, but this one seemed especially easy to hit, and the scoring irons were accurate and landed softly on the greens.
In conclusion, I would have likely chosen the Burner 2.0 regardless of cash considerations, so the fact that they were nearly 1/2 price was simply a bonus.
TaylorMade already released the latest driver – TaylorMade SLDR Driver for 2013 Christmas. This driver is very different with the previous model, more forgiving, more technical and more secrets. Now let’s have a look on the newest SLDR Driver
Interestingly, the buzz surrounding the TaylorMade SLDR Driver has come with plenty of heckles from the peanut gallery. It seems like the TaylorMade’s 8th driver of 2013.
The SLDR comes in 3 different loft options: 9.5° 10.5° and HL. The SLDR is so visually appealing it would serve just as well as a modern art piece in your living room. The silver/grey paint tone is simply gorgeous and a perfect contrast to the chrome button-back TaylorMade used to assist with alignment.
Honestly, my current driver is the TaylorMade RBZ, so the switch to the SLDR should not have been a huge change if the nay-sayers were correct. However, after getting the SLDR dialed in correctly at the range and then taking it to the course, I doubt very much the RBZ will ever see the inside of my bag again. I can say that I am 100% sure that I believe the SLDR is 10 yards or so longer than my RBZ.
I’m by no means a big hitter but I certainly felt like one during the sessions on the range and then on the course. The ball absolutely explodes off the face and the higher ball flight you’ll get from selecting an elevated loft takes nothing away from the distance. To this point, guys in my foursome were stunned when I showed them I had the loft set at 11°.
In the case of the SLDR, Taylormade chose to move the Center of Gravity or the “CG” lower on the face to promote higher ball speed. Additionally, they moved the CG forward to reduce the spin. Finally, they discovered that most golfers benefit from increased loft so they made the loft more adjustable than most other drivers to allow for a more optimal loft than you might believe. In real terms this means a perfect recipe for more distance.
Looks aside the driver is a monster. When I held the cheap golf clubs in my hand for the first time I felt more like a gawker. Loosen the screw move the shaft to the desired loft and lock the screw in place. There are a total of 12 positions with a range of plus-or-minus 1.5°. This is unlike anything I had ever seen in a driver before and it’s the foundation for how TaylorMade was able to achieve the lower CG.
In my opinion, the SLDR is the best driver I’ve swung since picking the game back up four years ago and I have no plans on removing it from my bag.