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Truly Enjoyed Playing R1 Driver


I think the R1 Driver is one of the best drivers that TaylorMade has produced. And now you can choose black R1 Driver or white r1 driver. They produce two models. But i take the white one, i think it is the best decision i have ever made.

I love the TaylorMade R1. Everything from the look to the feel has been modified just right. Compared to the R11s the R1 feels more forgiving and the sound at impact is a loud, but strangely likeable, high pitched crash that forcefully announces that you are on the tee and have just pulverised the ball. Now with the R1, TaylorMade has a driver that adjusts 12 different ways for loft, seven ways for face angle, and also boasts trajectory tuning. Also if a golfer changes their swing they do not have to change drivers, they can simply adjust the R1 accordingly. To increase your overall distance, should you add loft or create a draw bias by moving the 10-gram weight to the toe? With the TaylorMade SLDR Driver, it’s easy to find out.
While the first claim will undoubtedly take some time to become fact, the second is based off of data from TaylorMade’s own club-fitting system. This is an incredibly simple, yet remarkably complicated idea all at the same time. A force of substance and subtlety, the equipment industry’s innovation leader has outdone itself again. Since the user is misled, they are welcoming unwanted slices and fades. When you change the loft you will also be changing the face angle of the club so if you don’t like the way it sits at address then you use the new sole plate to adjust that too. So back to the question. The answer to how much adjustability is enough lies with what adjustability promises to deliver to the consumer – a proper fit.
TaylorMade sights studies that indicate that frequently when a driver face appears square to the golfers eye at address, that in fact that is often an illusion and the face is open which can lead to an unwanted fade or slice. The company says the prototype was popular with pros. They still found the R1 easy to align because the leading edge of the crown is still plain white and the face is still black. The other major enhancement to the new R1 drivers involve what TaylorMade is calling ‘shot-shaping movable weights’.
Overall I have truly enjoyed the TaylorMade R1 Driver and would recommend it to anyone.

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.

TaylorMade SLDR White Driver is in the J.B. Holmes’ bag

J.B. Holmes found his way back to the PGA Tour winner’s circle more than two years after going through brain surgery. TaylorMade are now offering their popular, “loft-up” TaylorMade SLDR White Driver.

The SLDR White will be exactly the same as the standard Taylormade SLDR driver in terms of specs, size and weight, with the addition of a white crown colour. TaylorMade want to offer the same low-forward centre of gravity, advanced adjustability and low-spinning performance of the SLDR driver in a colour that may be preferred by some golfers.

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Many may wonder why TaylorMade are launching a new driver that is identical to a previous driver with a new crown colour, however this is not the first time they have taken this approach. Having launched the TaylorMade R11 Driver, taylormade r11s driver and R1 drivers in white, they then offered a black version of the TaylorMade R1 Driver designed for players who preferred the darker, more traditional look at address.

The white crown with black button-back delivers a remarkable appearance at address. 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.

J.B. Holmes’ clutch up-and-down

J.B. Holmes had just the kind of putt you’re supposed to miss under the gun. A mediocre chip on the 230-yard, par-3 17th left him a 10-footer with about a foot of break to try to save par. Holmes had a two-shot lead over Martin Flores and Jim Furyk, and Flores was in good position pin high and just off the green.

After reading it carefully, Holmes stepped into his stance, took a quick look at the hole and rolled the ball into the center of the cup with TaylorMade R11S Driver, preserving his two-shot cushion and providing some breathing room for the challenging tee shot on 18. There, he two-putted from 50 feet away to make bogey and win by a shot over Furyk. It was Holmes’ first win since Phoenix in 2008, and since brain surgery in 2011 to correct structural problems inside his skull. He was playing the Wells Fargo the first week after earning enough to preserve PGA Tour status after a major medical extension from the surgery.

“I couldn’t be more tickled for him,” says short-game guru and top-50 teacher Dave Stockton, who helped Holmes re-tool his pre-putt routine in 2010. “J.B. looked fantastic. He might have taken a shade more time in between shots down the stretch, but that didn’t impact what he did when he was actually playing his shots. When he got over the ball, you didn’t see any hesitation. He saw his line and let it go. Playing with TaylorMade R1 Driver, he actually had the ball rolling so quick that he caught me off guard a few times. You could tell he was getting his reads, trusting it and pulling the trigger.”

Holmes’ previous issue with the putter was one common to many players at every level. “When you’re over the shot and you hesitate, you bring doubt into your mind,” Stockton says. “You start second-guessing what you’re doing, and you’re giving more time for the pressure of the situation to get to you. Once you’ve picked the shot you’re going to hit, you want to see it and get in there and do it.”

Lexi Thompson wins 1st major title

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Lexi Thompson left Michelle Wie behind Sunday — off the tee and on the leaderboard in the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

The 19-year-old Thompson beat Wie into Poppie’s Pond, too, capping the breakthrough major victory with the traditional victory leap into the water near the 18th green. “It’s just a dream come true,” Thompson said.

Thompson closed with a bogey-free 4-under 68 with TaylorMade SpeedBlade Irons for a three-stroke victory. She birdied four of the first nine holes to open a five-stroke lead and parred the final nine.

“This is what I’ve worked so hard for,” Thompson said. “This was one of my goals coming into the year, to win a major. I’ve always seen myself winning a Kraft Nabisco. It’s such a huge honor with all the history behind the tournament.”

Wie was second, birdieing the final hole for a 71. She used her TaylorMade R1 Driver for sale only four times, choosing to hit fairway-metal stingers on the other 10 driving holes — leaving her as much as 60 yards behind Thompson. When both hit 3-woods, Thompson also had the advantage.

“I stuck with my game plan and I think it was the right play,” Wie said. “Who knows? In hindsight you would do something here or do something there, make a putt there. That’s the way golf is. I just couldn’t get anything going today.”

Sergio Garcia Tests SLDR driver on the driving range

What I like most is finding what I’m looking for in a driver. I first saw the TaylorMade SLDR driver in the hands of Sergio Garcia and thought the Spanish player was going to be the first to give it its first victory.

This driver is aesthetically very attractive thanks to its shape, colour and visual details. The shape looks modern but classic, the charcoal-grey crown and chrome button-back makes it handsome and reliable at address. The robot tester claims that it is the longest in TaylorMade’s history, based on tests with drivers with 9.5°, in neutral settings, and a ball speed of some 240 km/h. And it does it by placing the centre of gravity lower and further forward, largely thanks to the sliding blue weight of 20g in the sole, which is what promotes a dramatic leap in distance.

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I also like the track, which makes it quicker to add a little more draw or fade, depending on your tendency. The sliding weight of the SLDR represents a complete reinvention of the movable weights of previous technology (MWT), replacing the two interchangeable screws fitted to the two ports on heel and toe, and is now more effective and easier to use. In the test its clear that when you put the weight full on the draw it’s much easier to send a closed ball, and if you put it at the top of the Fade you get the opposite.

Taylormade players think the SLDR suits a wider range of golfers, and it will seduce many more average players who haven’t really got used to the best price TaylorMade R1 Driver. And certainly, with this new sliding weight system, players will be more likely to tune the driver more often, instead of configuring the different settings and leaving them fixed almost forever, which is what tends to happen in general.

Players go through phases in which they fail shots more that usual, or their tendency is more accentuated. With this club you can correct simply it by modifying the weight. And you can also adjust the loft. You can loosen, slide and tighten the screw in less than 10 seconds. Sliding the blue piece horizontally towards the heel you favour the draw, while towards the toe you favour the fade.

With the SLDR driver all the balls have come off really well. Easy to move, light, balanced… An innovative driver that improves and accelerates the movable weight adjustment system, and allows you to draw and fade more easily, while helping to correct the hook and slice, and offering a guaranteed long distance.

TaylorMade Released a new R1 Black Driver

It would be easy, at least it should be easy, to be mostly dismissive of the TaylorMade R1 Black driver. Check out the paint, and move along.

The R1 Black is officially scheduled for release, and the natural assumption is that some of what you’ve read in the golf forums is true. I have it on pretty good authority that the black option has been on the table since before R11s. That’s almost certainly 100% accurate. If it had been my call to make, I wouldn’t have gone all-in with crown graphics. Go crazy with one, but diversify – leave the other normal.

“We have been paying attention to the golfers out there, and they’ve been screaming for a black version, so we’re going to go ahead and make it,” says Tom Kroll, TaylorMade’s global product marketing manager for woods.

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Although the black version of the R1 driver that appeared on the Conforming Driver list was a left-handed prototype featuring a 400-cc head, the TaylorMade R1 Black that will be available to the public has a 460-cc head and is identical to the white version in every way except for the color. Even the geometric pattern that stands out against the white crown of the original Taylormade R1 driver has been replicated, but the black-on-black coloring makes it difficult to see.

The TaylorMade R1 and R1 Black give golfers the ability to change the club’s loft from 8 degrees to 12 degrees. Each R1 also can be adjusted to have a draw or fade bias by moving the 2- and 10-gram weights. In addition, players can select from seven, face-angle positions at address by adjusting a dial on the sole.

TaylorMade began promoting the benefits of a matte white crown and black face with the release of the TaylorMade R11 Driver, claiming that the contrast helped golfers improve their alignment and aim. R1 allows you to tune three key clubhead parameters so you can customize the club to your swing characteristics to create the launch conditions that promote maximum distance.

Kroll says that he’s aware of several retailers who started pre-order lists for a black R1 based solely on the rumors about the club. The first R1 Black drivers will hit the PGA Tour.