Posts Tagged ‘R11 Driver’
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.
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.
I bought the R11 irons last year and loved them. They are easy to hit and very forgiving. They definitely helped improve my game.
Designed to deliver all-around performance in every facet of iron play, and, inspired by R11 driver innovation, the new R11 iron set is tuned to perfection. Precision CG placements, ultra-thin faces, a tour sole design and Inverted Cone Technology make R11 our most powerful, playable and refined iron ever.
TaylorMade coming out with a set of irons to match the R11 Driver and Fairways like they did with R7 & R9, that is the Taylormade r11 irons. It’s also fairly safe to state the Japanese Marketplace may be the very first to pronounce R11 Forged Golf irons. TaylorMade’s new R11 irons are disciples of both the taylormade burner 2.0 irons and Tour Preferred irons.
The striking red Precision Weighting Port (PWT) technology allows TaylorMade engineers to guarantee precise swing weight and ensure centre-face Centre of Gravity (CG) location in every iron to promote optimised ball flight in the long, middle and short-irons.Progressive CG location positions the CG low in the longer irons to make them easier to launch, and higher in the shorter irons. Wider soles in the longer irons pull the CG lower.
Featuring the Inverted Cone technology, these TaylorMade irons ensure fast ball speed and distance even for off-center hits. The TaylorMade R11 offers great playability from a variety of lies, thanks to its multi-functional sole design. With a progressive topline thickness, this iron set infuses confidence at address. Enjoying more control and increased spin is a breeze with the advanced groove design of these TaylorMade irons.The “Precision Weight Port” system (a plug similar to those found in Tour Preferred irons) is used in the R11 irons to dial in desired head weights and swing weights, and to ensure each club’s center of gravity is in line with the sweet spot. The fixed (red) plugs—2.5 to 17 grams—are made of aluminum, steel or tungsten and can not be adjusted by consumers.
Like previous models the heads feel light and are effortless to swing. The ball went on a nice medium high trajectory and the feel right across the face was lovely. With the centre of gravity rising through the set, even the long-irons are a joy to hit and better players may choose to stick with these rather than go for a hybrid as they are just as easy to hit and more accurate.
These work better than my old ones. If you want a more penetrating ball flight than max game improvements, these are the ones.Taylormade R11 Irons have lived up to my expectation. The playerability and accuracy it delivers is unbelievable.
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.
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.
Just like many golfers, I am always trying to get better and I recently purchased Taylormade R11 Irons. They are the best I have ever hit. After 6+ sets that ranged from Titleist AP2 712 Irons to Ping G15’s I have found the ones that give me the best of all worlds. The clubs are very forgiving but give you the distance and accuracy that you need to hit most greens.Make the move and get a set you will not be disappointed.
TaylorMade’s new R11 irons are disciples of both the Burner 2.0 and Tour Preferred irons.When you hit one in the sweet spot, it comes off absolutely pure.”Looks, technology and performance; the R11 iron is the complete package.” – Gary Gallagher, TaylorMade Project Leader – Irons Product CreationInspired by R11 driver innovation, the R11 iron is tuned to perfection. Precision CG placements, ultra-thin faces, a tour sole design and Inverted Cone Technology make R11 our most powerful, playable and refined iron ever.
They feature a precision-weighting port, an ultra-thin club face, an inverted cone, wider soles, progressive topline thickness, and an advanced groove design. These advanced features lead to fewer strokes and lower scores what every golfer is seeking.The first iron to earn the distinction of R11 is one of our most technologically advanced irons ever. Precision CG placement, ultra-thin faces, a Tour sole design and Inverted Cone Technology make R11 the most powerful, playable and refined iron TaylorMade has offered.
As with most of the newer game improvement irons that are released TaylorMade R11 irons to have an ultra-thin face promoting faster ball speeds and longer distances especially in the long and middle irons. In addition TaylorMade has their patented Inverted Cone Technology which is designed to provide those same faster ball speeds and distance even on off-center hits. The Inverted Cone Technology is not new to the R11 irons as TaylorMade has been using this for a few generations of their irons and woods.
This set unquestionably the most beautiful cavity back iron ever introduced by TaylorMade. The appearance at address is simple and traditional, with the top line melting seamlessly into the hosel.irons incorporate an advanced, USGA and R&A conforming groove design to promote more increased spin and control from the rough.
Overall,I am very pleasantly surprised by the performance of these irons. I think TaylorMade has done an outstanding incorporating many of the technological advances they have learned with the R11 driver and put much of that into these irons. These irons will please the better players by giving them added performance and only a small tradeoff with feel, and higher handicap players will benefit from how easy they are to hit.They definitely helped improve my game.The R11 irons have lived up to my expectation. The playerability and accuracy it delivers is unbelievable.
I got R11s Driver with hopes of gaining some yards off the tee. I had been using a discount TaylorMade RBZ Driver and liked it, but was ready for an upgrade.I gained 20+ yards with the R11S. Went with the upgraded tour shaft and couldn’t be happier. I’ll be playing this club for a long time.
Following on from the original, award winning R11 driver, TaylorMade have achieved the impossible and improved on perfection. The R11S Driver has been increased to the maximum 460cc head size and comes with even more adjustability, allowing every golfer to fine tune each and every drive.
ASP technology was a major performance breakthrough as it complimented Flight Control, a technology first introduced in the R9 family. When FCT is employed alone, the loft and face angle is coupled by the sleeve system. Adjustable Sole Plate technology allows the decoupling of loft and face angle by using a sole plate to adjust face angle independent of loft sleeve setting. Very simply, that means you can adjust the face angle independently of the loft, and vice versa. The five face angles made possible by the improved ASP Technology of the R11S are neutral, slightly open, open, slightly closed and closed.
The distinctive matte white crown is paired with a devilish black PVD face makes it much easier to ‘see’ the ball at address and aid alignment for extra accuracy and confidence. The colour make the contrast between the club and the grass stand out which is aimed to make alignment easier and more consistent.
The triangular head shape helps to provide a higher launch and more forgiving trajectory. This head shape and aerodynamic design allow this club to cut through the air better than the previous R11 Driver.
Inverted Cone Technology has been milled directly into the back of the club face which makes the sweet spot bigger, giving you more forgiveness on off-centre strikes. The R11S design has been developed to make the club appear larger at address even with its standard face height. The face allows the club to be even more forgiving on miss hits from the tee.
The TaylorMade R11S driver uses a ‘Flight Control Technology’ (FCT) hosel, letting each golfer adjust the loft of their club, up or down, by 3 degrees. This changes the launch angle that the ball leaves the face of the club.
Each driver is fitted with an Aldila RIP Phenom 60 graphite shaft which weighs 60 grams. The RIP shaft features a Reverse Inter-laminar Placement which provides more stability at impact without getting a harsh feeling associated with some firmer tip shafts.
Overall,the R11S golf clubs for sale are one of the best drivers I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning. The sound that comes off it is a really loud ting sound that makes people look at you on the range.Great shape, a lot of forgiveness, and tons of adjustability to fit virtually anyone. Combine that will the ability to swap shafts on a whim and what you have is a real winner.