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TaylorMade JetSpeed driver and JetSpeed Fairway Wood Review

Taylormade is very good at coming up with catchy names for their cheap golf clubs families. What does JetSpeed promise? All the JetSpeed woods – driver, fairway woods and hybrids – are aerodynamically designed and have light overall weights, to help the golfer gain more clubhead speed.

The Taylormade JetSpeed driver is TaylorMade’s first to incorporate a speed pocket behind the face, helping the face flex more and rebound with more “oomph” as a boost to ball speed. According to TaylorMade, the speed pocket promotes less spin, and has a strong effect on ball speed for shots struck below the middle of the face. Given that’s where most shots are struck by recreational golfers, that’s a good thing.

The crown is matte black and the clubface is silver. The driver includes the company’s Loft-Sleeve technology, and golfers will be able to adjust the stated loft up or down by as much as 1.5 degrees. And the low-forward center of gravity position helps reduce spin, especially on higher lofts.

The TaylorMade JetSpeed fairway wood has the low-and-forward center of gravity positions, plus the overall lightweight design to help reduce spin in the first case, and increase swing speed in the second. It has a smaller speed pocket that’s been redesigned to take up less weight, while having a polymer filling to prevent a buildup inside the pocket of turf debris.

The clubheads of fairway wood is low-profile, helping golfers get the ball up in the air efficiently off the fairway. The design favors a high trajectory with a long carry. The stock shaft in the JetSpeed fairway woods is the Matrix Velox T 69 shaft. JetSpeed fairway woods come in 3-wood (15 degrees of loft), 3HL (17 degrees), 5-wood (19 degrees), 5HL (21 degrees) and 7-wood (23 degrees).

Compare TaylorMade clubs:Jetspeed driver, R1 and R11s driver

TaylorMade Golf are very good at coming up with catchy names for their cheap golf clubs families. The latest is the JetSpeed line of metalwoods, which reach retail outlets. The R1 driver’s crown graphics will strike some golfers as cool.

Taylormade Jetspeed driver

All the JetSpeed woods – driver, fairway woods and hybrids – are aerodynamically designed and have light overall weights, to help the golfer gain more clubhead speed. The JetSpeed driver is TaylorMade’s first to incorporate a speed pocket behind the face, helping the face flex more and rebound with more “oomph” as a boost to ball speed.

According to TaylorMade, the speed pocket promotes less spin, and has a strong effect on ball speed for shots struck below the middle of the face. Given that’s where most shots are struck by recreational golfers, that’s a good thing. The driver includes the company’s Loft-Sleeve technology, and golfers will be able to adjust the stated loft up or down by as much as 1.5 degrees.

TaylorMade R1 driver

The stock shaft in the TaylorMade R1 driver for sale is the Aldila RIP Phenom 55, an ultralight graphite shaft for some extra “oomph” in clubhead speed. While it weighs only 55 grams, its design gives it the feel of a 65-gram shaft. It has a stiff tip and firm grip end, but a softer center for added kick.

As for the adjustability of the TaylorMade R1 driver: Golfers can change the loft angle, the face angle, and use movable weights to affect shot shape. Using what TaylorMade calls “Loft-Sleeve Technology” gives the golfer 12 possible settings for loft, ranging from 8 degrees to 12 degrees. With a standard lie angle, the golfer can choose from seven loft settings within that range.

TaylorMade R11S driver

The company calls the R11S driver “the most adjustable driver” yet on the market. There’s an Adjustable Sole Plate (ASP), which can independently change face angle, or counter a change to face angle caused by use of the FCT. And there is what now seems like an “old-fashioned” technology among modern drivers, those good ol’ moveable weights.

The  has the white crown and black clubface that the company has been using a lot lately, a color combo that TM says helps improve alignment while also making the clubhead appear slightly larger than it really is. The clubhead is also slightly more triangular in appearance, a shape that helps boost moment of inertia as well as provide for a deep by more forward center of gravity.

Justin Rose’s SLDR driver and Tour Preferred CB Irons 2014

Here’s a sneak peek inside Justin Rose’s new TaylorMade Tour bag ahead of this week’s Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa. The reigning US Open champion is currently playing TaylorMade SLDR driver and Tour Preferred CB Irons 2014.

The SLDR, more for the mid to low capper, features a weight mechanism that can sort out just about any flaw in the swing and it’s also quicker and easier to adjust unlike the cheap TaylorMade R1 Driver before it. I personally believe you can be much more precise with your tuning this time around as the SLDR generates more than double the influence on a driver’s CG than the R1’s moveable weights.

My testing proved the SLDR edged the JetSpeed on carry but the TaylorMade JetSpeed Driver ran out further on total distance, partly due to its lower spin rate and lower vertical launch. Launch angle was higher with the SLDR and there was generally a much more penetrating ball flight. SLDR was the much straighter of the two drivers for me.

SLDR was longer for carry but a little shorter in total distance, yet I’d certainly give up a few yards on average – three as it proved to be – in return for finding more fairways. At the end of the day, however, both drivers are high launching, low spinning drivers.

The TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB Irons 2014 is a full-fledged cavity back that maintains the shape of a player’s iron and the elegant look of a blade when set-up behind the ball. The Speed Pocket in the 3- through 7-iron features “micro-slots” to promote faster ball speed across the face and higher launch, which promote more distance.

That helps make the Tour Preferred CB one of the longest player’s iron that TaylorMade has ever created. Short-iron heads are compact with minimal offset, while the long and middle iron heads are slightly larger with progressive offset for more stability and easier launch.

TaylorMade JetSpeed driver Offers noticeable speed increases

TaylorMade JetSpeed driver is the first club to feature the brand’s Speed Pocket behind the face. This helps keep spin to a minimum, while also offering better performance on shots that make contact low on the face.

The subtle, stripped-back look is very different compared to TaylorMade drivers of recent years. This will be a positive for some, and a negative for others. The sole design is particularly clean and understated. The matte black crown is a world away from recent white offerings, and many TaylorMade loyalists will miss the help with alignment that the white drivers offered.

The vast majority of those who purchase a new TaylorMade driver will need to evaluate the amount of loft they play. Many will find themselves using considerably more loft, but the good news is that when you find the right set-up the flight is strong, with no ballooning. Revised pear shaped head has improved the looks and builds confidence when you are stood over the ball. Off centre strikes still go well.

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The design did give me noticeable speed increases, particularly on shots struck low on the face. I liked the shape of the head, and the added loft gave me more confidence. As with the recently introduced Taylormade SLDR driver, weight has been moved low and forward to promote less spin and generate faster ball speeds.

Those who struggle with too much spin will find plenty of added distance on offer here. In addition, there’s very little difference between shots off the middle and bottom of the face. The JetSpeed didn’t suffer too much in the dispersion stakes, thanks to the head design. However, those after more control should try the TP Matrix Velox 60 shaft.

The Impact sound has changed compared to the Taylormade RocketBallz RBZ Stage 2 driver, the impressive impact sound remains. This strikes a balance between powerful and pleasing to the ear.

TaylorMade releases new JetSpeed driver to the public

After releasing the full SLDR line of woods and successful Rocketballz Stage 2 driver, fairway woods and hybrids, Taylormade debut the TaylorMade’s JetSpeed metalwoods.

The taylormade jetspeed driver is the first to feature TaylorMade’s speed pocket technology, which goes all the way through to the sole of the club head and aims to reduce spin and increase speed and distance, especially on mis-hits. It is also the only club in the line to offer adjustability, a sudden must-have feature on most new drivers.

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If you’ve paid any attention to current driver technology, you already know that there has been a bit of an about-face with the location of the center of gravity (CG) in the last year. TaylorMade led that charge with the introduction of the SLDR in the summer of 2013. While this may seem a bit excessive, according to  TaylorMade executive Sean Toulon, the JetSpeed line was constructed as more of a compliment to the newer TaylorMade SLDR Driver and represents a “total departure” from the Rocketballz.

Explaining the change in direction, TaylorMade says that low-forward cg location “has been proven in previous TaylorMade drivers to generate faster ball speed and lower spin compared to the low-back CG that has for years been accepted as the best location for promoting distance. Because low-forward also promotes a lower launch angle, most players will have to “loft up” to realize the full distance-enhancing benefits of JetSpeed.”

The JetSpeed Driver was tested on the golf course and using a Vector X launch monitor. The club tested was 9.5° in loft with the stock Matrix Velox in stiff flex. As discussed earlier, low-forward CG placement does have a negative effect on MOI and the JetSpeed was not immune to that, even with the addition of the Speed Pocket. While low face forgiveness was better than expected, lateral misses were still punished somewhat severely.

As a player that relies on accuracy rather than length off the tee, this proved to be troublesome at times. A typical scenario on a toe miss was a ball that started low, hooked quite severely, and then chased either off the fairway or out of play. Center impact was consistently accurate for the most part, even with the longer shaft, but a high-toe miss proved to be rather penal.

Picking up the JetSpeed driver for the first time, it is noticeably lighter, which of course is a result of TaylorMade wanting to promote a higher swing speed. This is not to say if feels too light or whippy, it just doesn’t feel like you are swinging a mallet.

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TaylorMade R1 Driver can be extremely helpful to some golfers


I have a bag of Pings and thought when I upgraded my Ping K15 Driver it would be another Ping. I went to 2 demo days and tried everything. The R1 was easily the top performer. The R1 felt solid with good distance, was averaging 300yds. Also, can’t forget how nice it is to be able to adjust the driver. Overall, I was very impressed with the R1.

The R1 continues TaylorMade’s mastery of adjustable drivers by offering the greatest range of adjustability of any driver in the brand’s history! The R1’s three adjustability technologies allow it to be tuned 168 different ways to specifically fit a player’s swing to optimise distance and accuracy.The R1 Driver from TaylorMade is here to bring fully realized optimization and performance benefits to golfers of every skill level. Seven face angle options combine with moveable weight technology and improved aerodynamics to produce distance and accuracy gains yet to be seen in the driver market. Tune the TaylorMade R1 Driver to your game and experience the performance boost of total fit.

The TaylorMade R1 Driver is the one driver model that can be tuned to fit Tour pros and amateurs alike. Shot-shaping movable weights promote a neutral/straight flight or a distance-enhancing draw, and improved aerodynamics reduce drag over the head to promote a faster clubhead speed. The thick-thin crown provides a lower and more-forward center of gravity location, thus promoting a higher launch, faster ball speed, and lower spin. Inverted Cone technology milled into the inner side of the clubface expands the portion of the face that delivers high ball speed.

The adjustable Face Angle Sole Plate offers seven face-angle settings to help golfers get the precise, confidence-building look at address: neutral/square, slightly open, more open, maximum open, slightly closed, more closed and maximum closed. Face angle can be easily changed without affecting the loft, an adjustability benefit offered only by TaylorMade.On a personal level, I was quite impressed with the R1. It gave me the ability to find a decent set of launch conditions.

In a word,this driver is really cool looking and can be extremely helpful to some golfers. If you would like to make directional corrections of the tee without changing your swing, this driver is for you. Using the multiple adjustments, you can create a higher or lower ball flight. You can straighten out a slice, fade, draw and even a sounded better than the taylormade jetspeed driver that have been put to market. It’s a total-package driver in my books, assuming the looks fit your eye.

TaylorMade JetSpeed Driver has Less adjustability than SLDR

With its combination of a low, forward center of gravity (CG) and TaylorMade’s Speed Pocket, the TaylorMade JetSpeed Driver delivers great distance and the best solution to one of the most common driver mishits.

At address, the JetSpeed is a really solid looking 460cc driver. On the sole, the most noticeable feature is the Speed Pocket.  This is the first time that TaylorMade has put a Speed Pocket in a driver and they state that it has helped them to drop 200-300 RPMs of spin.  This is a claim I will discuss in a moment.

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With all of the (much deserved) hype surrounding the Taylormade SLDR driver for sale, the TaylorMade JetSpeed is flying a little below the radar. I expected it to be TaylorMade’s everyman driver.  Typically, that means it’s going to be louder and more clang-y, so I was very surprised to find that the JetSpeed is actually TaylorMade’s best sounding driver since the R7 SuperQuad.  By modern standards, this driver is very quiet which enhances the solid feel.

Typically, a shot hit low on the face launches low, balloons up in the air, then drops dead with little to no roll.  With the JetSpeed, shots low on the face still launch low, but they don’t balloon because the spin stays very low.  This means more roll out and more total distance, even when you miss the center of the face. The other standout feature of the JetSpeed is its accuracy.  It’s been a long time since I picked up a driver and hit it as straight as I did with the JetSpeed.

It’s what made the RocketBallz fairway woods and hybrids so long, and now it can even be seen in irons like the TaylorMade SpeedBlade Irons. I was particularly surprised by this given the relatively light Matrix shaft. As I grew accustomed to the feel of the JetSpeed, my accuracy only got better. I have a new high water mark for driver accuracy that I’m not sure I’ll be topping any time soon.

Additionally, the pitch is very low.  It’s not so low that the face feels dull, but it’s still low.  From a pure sound and feel perspective, the JetSpeed is a joy to hit.

TaylorMade Jetspeed Driver Make an enjoyable experience

TaylorMade JetSpeed Driver


We all know that taylormade’s drivers are the most popular in golf world. The new TaylorMade Jetspeed Driver is the first-ever driver to incorporate TaylorMade’s renowned Speed Pocket technology. “The JetSpeed driver isn’t called JetSpeed for nothing. All elements of this club converge to promote extreme velocity. Swing speed. Clubhead speed. Ball speed.”

The JetSpeed is TaylorMade’s first to incorporate a speed pocket behind the face, helping the face flex more and rebound with more “oomph” as a boost to ball speed. The SLDR family, featuring driver, fairways and hybrids, has been designed with the tinkerers in mind (as the R1, R11 and TaylorMade R11s Driver were before it), while the JetSpeed family, featuring driver, fairways and hybrids, has been designed at a slightly lower price point with distance-craving players in mind (as RBZ Stage 2, RBZ and Burner were). TaylorMade did not design the JetSpeed to be as adjustable as the recently released SLDR. They use an off-centre bore for the screw, so therefore the actual loft on the face could be say 10° and this is then offset with the least adjustment of say -0.5° to 9.5° marked loft on the head.

Though TaylorMade moved away from idea of ‘longer and lighter is longer’ with their past few driver releases, the JetSpeed brings that idea back. The other big change is the black head and silver face, which first re-appeared on the SLDR range. The last three drivers TaylorMade has released – R1 Black, TaylorMade SLDR Driver and JetSpeed – have black crowns. Alignment aids include a silver-button back on the SLDR and a unique decal on the JetSpeed. The driver includes the company’s Loft-Sleeve technology, and golfers will be able to adjust the stated loft up or down by as much as 1.5 degrees.

After playing about 4 rounds, and hitting a couple hundred balls on the range, I REALLY, REALLY like this driver. Feel is of course a preference but an important one when determining whether to purchase a club. Weight is another key factor these days and at just under 300 grams, the JetSpeed driver felt very light. In my mind the JetSpeed seems to just harken back a few years. Whether it be limited adjustability, matte black crown, or the stripe on the head cover, the vibe is way different than recent TaylorMade drivers. This combined to produce a boring, mid trajectory ball flight and above average total distance. Still, the trajectory resulted in more roll out than normal, which was great for late fall in the Midwest.

This driver has made getting off of golf clubs for sale the tee box an enjoyable experience. It is very interesting to see if the low front CG approach is the future or a fad, but if you find that the JetSpeed driver works for you then it will be a good buy.

TaylorMade R9 Driver is the best diver that Taylormade has come up with

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I had used Ping Rapture V2 Driver for some time. I have been golfing for about eight years now. Over these eight years I have developed a better swing every year. As my swing evolved I was forced to try new and different equipment. Even with an improved swing, the driver has always been my downfall. I have struggled with a fade for my entire golfing life. I recently purchased the Taylormade R9 driver. This has added about 10 yards to my drives and has made them so much easier to control.

The combination of TaylorMade Flight Control Technology and Movable Weight Technology make the TaylorMade R9 Driver the only totally adjustable driver on the market.Use the built-in Flight Control Technology to change the face angle, lie angle and loft of your R9 Driver to affect side-to-side flight by up to 40 yards. There are a total of eight different clubhead positions.

Utilize TaylorMade’s Moveable Weight Technology to change the CG (center of gravity) location to affect side-to-side flight by up to 35 yards.Inverted cone geometry in a classic head shape helps to ensure fast ball speed and big distance even on off-center hits while offering both traditional and modern lines in a stunning driver head.

This will give you the power to change the clubhead’s center of gravity to promote a variety of trajectories. Movable weights is not something brand new, but we were glad that they kept it in the R9 because with the rest of the customization that can be done you can really create the driver that works for you.The r9 driver with all of the adjustment capability is unquestionably the best driver being made.

New to 2009 is FCT. TaylorMade R9 Driver allows the player to adjust how open or closed the face is at address by simply rotating the shaft position. Taylormade advertises that the face loft is adjustable by the player, and technically it is, but it’s not independent of the face angle. For example, when adjusting the face closed to reduce a push/slice, the face loft automatically increases and promotes a high draw. As the face angle opens, the effective loft decreases and the result is a low fade.

This is for any golfer, novice or experienced. This golf driver employs Flight Control Technology and Moveable Weight Control Technology, thus allowing you to adjust the perimeter weighting of the golf club to aid the loft. Face angle, lie angle and launch are at your command with this golf driver in your hand.It provides you with the option of regular, stiff and X-stiff shafts that are lightweight and help in distance management. The Inverted Cone Technology of it provides accurate shots even when the shot is off-center. This golf club has a low Centre of Gravity, which allows the ball to reach greater distances with every swing.

It is no surprise the TaylorMade is the number one driver on the PGA tour.Although taylormade jetspeed driver is very popolar these days, R9 is probably best suited for the golfer that has an established and fundamentally sound golf swing. For anyone who meets this criteria, I recommend this driver. It is the ulimate in adjustability and sets a new standard as a smooth, easy to hit, and powerful driver.

TaylorMade Golf’s new JetSpeed Driver and Fairway wood

With TaylorMade JetSpeed Driver, low impact generates too much spin, making the ball fly too high and land short, JetSpeed’s Speed Pocket is engineered to dramatically reduce that added spin to promote more distance on that very common type of mis-hit.

The improved Speed Pocket is filled with a polymer that keeps debris out, improving turf interaction while absorbing unwanted vibration without slowing down the clubface. The JetSpeed head features a matte black crown with a unique decal that promotes accurate face alignment at address. The matte finish also reduces glare and provides a stark contrast to the silver clubface, further making face alignment easier.

“We expect ‘low and forward CG’ to represent the next great innovation in metalwood performance,” said Sean Toulon, Executive Vice President. “With our SLDR and JetSpeed products, we’re giving golfers of all types the opportunity to increase their launch angle and reduce their spin-rate, which ultimately leads to more distance.”

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In addition, TaylorMade JetSpeed fairway wood combines an enhanced Speed Pocket, an extremely low-forward center of gravity (CG) location and extremely light overall weight to promote faster swing speed, clubhead speed and ball speed for more distance. It incorporates a radically redesigned Speed Pocket that’s smaller and accounts for less weight, while remaining just as efficient at boosting the speed of the clubface.

The stock JetSpeed fairway wood shaft is the Matrix Velox T 69 shaft. At 69 grams, it’s a heavier shaft than TaylorMade has used in previous fairway wood models, which promotes better club control during the swing. Five fairway wood lofts are available: 3 wood (15 degrees), 3HL (17 degrees), 5 wood (19 degrees), 5HL (21 degrees) and 7 wood (23 degrees).

I faced a 146-yard approach shot on an early hole, hit an easy 8-iron and was shocked when it flew the green into some shrubbery and a lie from which I cleverly made double bogey. The shot had to have carried close to 160 yards compared to 150 for my normal 8-iron. Two holes later we came to a slightly downhill par 3. It was 146 yards to the pin so I geared back to a 9-iron, choked up an inch and deposited a shot pin-high.

The TaylorMade SpeedBlade irons were definitely longer and had a very strong feel. We all know the usual tricks to make clubs seem longer — reduced lofts, added length to the shafts. I can’t say if that was going on here but my bag did come with four wedges — a pitching wedge, presumably at 45 degrees; a 50-degree gap wedge; a 55-degree sand wedge and a 60-degree lob wedge.

The fairway woods were just as impressive. The JetSpeed woods were definitely hot. I nuked a couple of drives well beyond my normal range.

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