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TaylorMade R11S driver versus RBZ Stage 2 Driver Review

The 460cc TaylorMade R11S driver – available in three lofts, 9-, 10.5- and 12-degrees for right-handers – features a 3-degree Flight Control Technology (FCT) sleeve and annew 5-way adjustable sole plate (ASP) creating a golfer’s preferred set-up as they look down at the club at address.

The R11S is a golfer’s dream come true. ASP technology – a raised five-point plate which can be rotated and secured – allows the golfer to adjust face angle independent of loft setting which means the face angle can be adjusted independently to the loft and vice versa – neutral, slightly open, open, slightly closed and closed.

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TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Driver is the new crown alignment decals. Combining the new 4,100mm black clubface, the new decals have been developed in accordance with Dr. Steve Hitzeman, Professor of Sports Optometry. Using their own MAT-T (Motion Analysis Technology by TaylorMade) system, TaylorMade engineers carefully positioned the layout of the new decals to create effective visual cues for alignment.

The sleeve has been updated to adjust to 12 positions within the window of 1.5 degrees of loft adjustment. The driver is available in either a 9.5, 10.5 or 13 degree model, and with the Loft Sleeve Technology, offers up to 60 yards of side to side adjustability. They found that a lower, further forward CG promotes a faster ball speed along with a higher launch, perfect for more distance.

All together the RBZ Stage 2 weighes under 300g. Combine that a slightly higher swing weight, and the design of the club, and the RBZ Stage 2 works to create a moderate draw bias.

Jessica Korda wins second 2014 title

Jessica Korda won the Airbus LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second victory of the year, birdieing four of the last five holes to break out of a tight pack.

Korda made a breaking 15-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke victory over Anna Nordqvist.

Also the winner in the season-opening event in the Bahamas, Korda played the back nine in 6-under 30 to finish at 20-under 268 on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Magnolia Grove complex.

“It just sets up great for my game,” said Korda, who shot 20 under last year and tied for second. “I can be aggressive. I can read the greens. My confidence just was rising every single day. I just love it here. I love Alabama, I love this golf course, and hopefully we’ll have this tournament for a very, very long time.”

Nordqvist also birdied the 18th and finished with a 69.

Michelle Wie, 18-year-old Charley Hull and 44-year-old Catriona Matthew tied for third at 18 under. Wie and Hull shot 67 with TaylorMade SLDR Driver, and Matthew had a 69.

Wie played alongside Korda and Hull.

“I love playing with Korda,” Wie said. “It’s also really great playing with Charley as well, too. You feel old but it was a lot of fun.”

Wie, the winner last month in Hawaii, has seven top-10 finishes in 10 starts this year.

“I knew I needed a low score,” Wie said. “I got hot starting on and just didn’t quite get it together on the back nine, but still I shot 5 under today and there’s really nothing I can do. I’m just really happy for Korda. I had a lot of fun playing with her and I knew I needed a low number and I just didn’t hit it low enough with Taylormade RocketBallz Stage 2 Fairway Wood.”

Try the TaylorMade Burner 2.0 game improvement Irons

The TaylorMade Burner 2.0 irons are real game improvement irons for mid to high handicappers. The large head has a big offset and is quite chunky looking, with echoes of old Ping irons in the hosel styling.

The feel from the face at impact was very good and you could feel the ball spring off the face on a high trajectory, but still with a bit of penetration. This iron is all about forgiveness and it certainly delivers and anyone who needs a little help getting the ball up in the air will love the Burner 2.0 irons.

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For the past 4 years I have been playing Ping G5′s and have been quite happy with them. They are a good mix of performance and improvement. The obvious choice was to simply get the G20 but I wanted to expand my proverbial horizons. The irons I narrowed it down to, after twelve hours on the internet and 4 golf magazines, were Titleist AP2, TaylorMade RocketBladez Irons, Cobra S2, Mizuno MP 53 and Taylormade 2.0.

While performance is important, I want to fall in love. I figure if you don’t fall in love you have no chance to make it over the long haul. I mean these babies are gonna be in my bag longer than my first marriage, and since not every round is going to be “one for the ages” I do not ever want to question my equipment. 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.

Overall, it is a good value for money and definitely one to try. If you are in the market for game improvers then the TaylorMade Burner 2.0 irons are worth a try as they are easy to hit and very forgiving.

TaylorMade Burner 2.0 Irons versus R11 irons Review

TaylorMade has engineered each iron individually so that important performance attributes are felt through the different clubs in the set.

The Taylormade Burner 2.0 irons have been designed to offer the same trademark Burner distance as previous models but with greater levels of feel and playability. R11 irons are engineered for the player who favours a traditional blade but appreciates the ease required to launch the ball high, straight and long.

Bret Wahl, TaylorMade’s senior director of iron research and develop said, “we’ve succeeded at creating a better-performing iron with the Burner 2.0, which is just as long, easier to play and more refined in its’ feel and sound.” Crucially, TaylorMade’s own stock shafts offer different kick points through the set. This means that in the long irons the kick point is lower to help promote a higher flight. Alternatively, in the short irons a higher kick point promotes control.

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The new TaylorMade’s cheap R11 irons combine the distance and forgiveness found in the Burner 2.0 along with the feel and precision of the Tour Preferred line. “If we were going to name an iron after the Taylormade R11s driver, you can bet it was going to be worthy of its name,” said Sean Toulon, executive vice president of TaylorMade.

“In fact, the pressure was on us to make this iron particularly special because our R11 metalwoods are the finest pieces of golf equipment the world has ever seen. I can assure you, there has never been an iron with this much technology that looks this good and fits so many players.”

The centrepiece of the R11 iron is its striking red precision-weighting port (PWP), a technology initially introduced in the Tour Preferred line which allows TaylorMade engineers to guarantee precise swingweight and ensure centre-face Centre of Gravity (CG) location in every iron to promote optimised ball flight in the long, middle and short discount golf clubs.

Which one do you prefer, TaylorMade SLDR or SLDR White driver?

Many golfers fell in love with white when it came out in 2011, and now we are delivering a limited edition TaylorMade SLDR White Driver with low and forward CG for more distance when you loft up. The drivers, in 9.5-, 10.5-, 12- and 14-degree, come standard with a Fujikura Speeder 57 shaft and TM 360 grip.

The white crown with black button-back delivers a remarkable appearance at address. Golfers can once again take advantage of the easy and intuitive SLDR sliding weight that promotes up to 30 yards of shot shape adjustment. Players can also increase or reduce loft up to 1.5-degrees with a 12-position loft sleeve for optimal trajectory.


SERGIO GARCIA claimed his first win of 2013 after he shot a final round of 68 to win the Thailand Golf Championship at the Amata Spring club on Sunday. The Spaniard carded six birdies and two bogeys to finish on 22-under par and four strokes ahead of 2013 FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai champion Henrik Stenson.

Garcia, who incidentally had his new girlfriend on the bag in Thailand, now moves up to World No.10 following the win – his highest ranking position since December 2009. He likes pLying the game with TaylorMade SLDR Driver.

Laird is first to win with RocketBallz Stage 2 Driver

With his two-shot victory at the Valero Texas Open, Martin Laird became the first golfer to win on the PGA Tour using TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Driver.

Stage 2 usage on the PGA Tour could exceed that of R1. The center of gravity has been moved lower and forward, and the entire clubhead is more aerodynamic this year. It looks different. It looks powerful. The stock shaft is the 50-gram Fujikura RocketFuel, and TaylorMade confirms that this light shaft, combined with the mass properties of the driver, will create a moderate draw bias for consumers.

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Optimizing performance through adjustability is a huge theme with the TaylorMade R1 Driver. The torque wrench, used to make adjustments, is quickly becoming a staple in the golf bag. There is no loft number stamped on the clubhead. That’s because every R1 driver can be adjusted for loft between 8.5 and 12.5 degrees. The R1 also has seven face angle positions. It’s a huge deal that the driver allows loft and face angle to be adjusted independently of one another. Lie angle also can be changed.

RBZ Stage 2 driver is the new crown alignment decals. Combining the new 4,100mm black clubface, the new decals have been developed in accordance with Dr. Steve Hitzeman, Professor of Sports Optometry. Using their own MAT-T (Motion Analysis Technology by TaylorMade) system, TaylorMade engineers carefully positioned the layout of the new decals to create effective visual cues for alignment.

Whilst the design of the crown may demand a lot of attention, inside the crown TaylorMade made even more upgrades. The crown thickness now varies from 0.6mm to 0.4mm (previously a consistent 0.6mm on the R11S and RocketBallz Tour drivers). This process saved three grams of weight, making the clubhead even faster through impact.

Combine that a slightly higher swing weight, and the design of the club, and the RBZ Stage 2 driver australia works to create a moderate draw bias.

Fix a Slice with TaylorMade SLDR White Driver

Many of us have found ourselves asking this very same question — “How can I fix a slice?“ A slice is caused when the club face is not square at impact. The face is said to be opened, or turned away from the golfer.

Take a normal swing and as the hand comes to meet that back of the chair the back of the non-dominate hand should make contact flat as it was in the starting position. If the pinky side palm-pad hits the chair first (like a karate-chop) then you are opening your clubface at impact which is going to result in a slice. You can use this drill to practice daily with TaylorMade SLDR White Driver until it becomes second nature and you will have a square impact in no time.

This type of stance creates an outside-in swing causing the clubface to impart a spin on the ball which in turn causes a slice. This is a little easier to fix than the previous. When addressing the ball ensure both feet line up on that target line and make sure that your belt buckle/fly is facing the golf ball and not the hole. By doing this you will have a much straighter swing path which will result in a square face at the point of contact.

All though these are not the only causes of the dreaded slice they are the most common. And with a little work and practice the answer to, “How do I fix a slice” will finally be answered. We all want to drive the ball down the center of the fairway every time we hit the little white ball. So lets all make sure we have a square clubface at impact, a neutral stance at address and square shoulders.

Golfers can swing faster with Taylormade RBZ Stage 2 Fairway Wood

The pursuit of more distance has reached an all-time high. TaylorMade company put out TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Fairway Wood that golfers can swing faster, that are easier to hit, and that golfers can hit further.

RocketBallz Stage 2 has been improved significantly to get you even more distance. The Speed Pocket is designed to improve speed, promote higher lanch and more spin. They are engineered to be extremely playable and easy to launch, thanks to the clubhead’s lower profile, shallow face and low CG. TaylorMade RocketSteel, a new high-strength alloy developed by TaylorMade and Carpenter Steel, allows for a thinner, faster, high-COR face that promotes faster ball speed for more distance.

Compared to the original TaylorMade RocketBallZ RBZ Fairway Wood, RocketBallz Stage 2 Fairways are engineered with a much lower profile and shallower clubface to make it exceptionally easy to launch the ball into the air. I like how they start on the crown and wrap around the club to tie into the look from the sole. You see a hint of last year’s RocketBallz in it, but there is definitely an updated look with the addition of more color and graphics on the Stage 2. I really like the contrast of the white crown and black face. They come together for a great look at address.

For colors they go with a very soft gray flanked by new yellow color and a touch of black as well. The graphic is mainly a triangle which has its point targeted on what seems to be the sweetspot of the clubhead. At the tip of the triangle is the Stage 2 Rocketballz logo which is a R done in the black and yellow colors. The side of the triangle that faces the golfer has a gray square and both tips of the triangle have the black, yellow and gray stripes.

TaylorMade does not go into much detail on what this screw does, although likely it is used as weight to help move the CG towards the front of the club. The screw is a metallic silver and has an extremely unique pattern which is likely a proprietary screw design for TaylorMade. The main top part is done in yellow and the sides and sock portion of the headcover is done in black.

In addition to that if I were a golfer that played a course regularly that required him to hit fairway woods off the tee this club would be an outstanding option. The ball rocketed off the face and was a pleasure to hit from the tee. The issue I often ran into was, the times that I didn’t hit the ball squarely enough off the fairway I would struggle if there were any forced carry involved.

I can say that out of three shots from the fairway, one would be crushed and go 10-15 yards farther than my current Mizuno JPX825 Fairway Wood, one would be average distance, and the last would chop some daisies and go 10-15 yards shorter than normal. Lastly, I am definitely impressed with the forgiveness of the Stage 2 fairway wood. It doesn’t take a perfect swing to get good results.

Sergio Wynds up season with TaylorMade clubs

The 32-year-old Spaniard, who claimed his first victory on American soil since ousting Paul Goydos in a playoff at the 2008 Players Championship, raced into contention with a flawless second-round 63 before taking control of the event with weekend rounds of 66.

Garcia sported a full set of TaylorMade bats, including the R11s Driver australia, Taylormade Stage 2 Fairway Wood and r11 irons, and adidas Golf apparel – comprising the brand’s new athletic-style crossflex footwear.

The company says the TaylorMade R11 Irons break that mold and re-writes the book about what a high-technology iron can look like, feel like and sound like. A key feature of the R11, its claimed, is the striking red precision-weighting port (PWP), initially introduced in the Tour Preferred (TP) line which allows TaylorMade engineers to guarantee precise swingweight and ensure  a centre-face Centre of Gravity (CG) location in every iron to promote the best ball flight across all irons in the set.

Regarded as one of the best ball strikers on the planet from tee to green, it was little surprise to see the eight-time PGA Tour champion average 302 yards off the tee at Sedgefield Country Club, on top of finding 73% of the fairways and 72% of the greens in regulation.

But the discount golf clubs that has often been a cause for concern in the past for Garcia was the one that shone brightest at the weather-interrupted event, as the Spaniard ranked second in putts-per-round with a stellar average of 26.8 on the lightning fast greens. “I made some really good four and five-footers when I had to,” said the newly-promoted World No.17, who was wielding the TaylorMade Ghost Tour.

Garcia, who secures his place in a sixth European Ryder Cup side next month, was also adorning new adidas Golf crossflex footwear – which launched last week – designed to deliver lightweight performance, spikeless traction and increased flexibility.

“When I first tested the new crossflex shoe I didn’t want to take them off,” he added. “They are by far the most comfortable golf shoes I’ve ever worn; they feel more like a running shoe.”

McIlroy makes cut after wild round

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rory McIlroy was at a bit of a loss trying to explain how a 4-foot par putt on the final green had to go in for him to play the weekend at Augusta National.

Despite hitting the ball nicely with discount taylormade sldr driver and giving himself several good birdie opportunities, McIlroy faced the possibility of missing the Masters cut early Friday evening, only earning himself a spot for the final 36 holes when getting off the 18th green with a par.

It was that kind of day for McIlroy, whose 77 included two wildly errant shots that seemed more bad luck than bad golf.

“It was very frustrating,” said McIlroy, who will be first off at 10:15 a.m. ET on Saturday, the last man to make the cut, and trails leader Bubba Watson by 11 shots.

“I just really couldn’t get anything to go my way. I had a couple of really bad breaks on 4 and 13. Got a really massive wind switch on 4. And then hitting the sprinkler on 13 to go up into the azaleas.

“I felt like I played discount taylormade r1 driver well coming in. I gave myself looks at birdie almost every hole. I couldn’t get one to drop. Felt like I had good putts and they were either hitting the high side of the hole or low side of the hole. Just nothing going in.”

McIlroy got off to a shaky start, making a bogey at the par-5 second, rebounding with a birdie at the third, but then seeing things get strange for him at the par-3 fourth.

The hole measures approximately 230 yards, and McIlroy decided to hit a 5-wood that, due to a changing wind, sailed 30 yards over the green. The shot was so errant it nearly struck Adam Scott as he walked on the fifth tee.

McIlroy searched for his discount TaylorMade 09 Burner Driver in the woods and tried to find a way to play it, to no avail. That meant going back to the tee, from where he hit his approach in the greenside bunker, and then got it up and down for a double-bogey 5.

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