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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).

Anna Nordqvist leads by one stroke

MOBILE, Ala. — Anna Nordqvist moved into position for her third victory of the year, shooting her second straight 6-under 66 to take the third-round lead Saturday in the Airbus LPGA Classic.

The 26-year-old Swede, the winner in Thailand and Carlsbad, had a 16-under 200 total on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Magnolia Grove complex.

“All I can do is put myself in a position to have a chance tomorrow and I felt like I’ve done that,” Nordqvist said. “Last year, I was in the final group and I was playing well and there was a lot of people coming from behind, so I know this golf course, you can never relax. You always have to keep pushing forward and trying to make birdies because if you don’t, someone else will.”

Nordqvist played the front nine in 5-under 31 with taylormade jetspeed fairway wood, birdieing Nos. 2-5 and 9, and added a birdie on the par-5 16th. She has only one bogey — on her fourth hole Friday — in 54 holes.

“I felt very confident and very comfortable,” Nordqvist said. “Got off to a really good start and just tried to keep the momentum. Had a pretty good finish the last three holes, so I’m very happy with the day.”

She set the course record last year, shooting a third-round 61 en route to a fourth-place tie.

“I definitely know I can score on this course,” Nordqvist said.

Catriona Matthew, the 44-year-old Scot who led after each of the first two days, was a stroke back after a 70. She bogeyed three of the first five holes to drop to 10 under with TaylorMade SLDR Fairway Wood, then birdied five of the last 15 — including three of the last four.

“I obviously got off to a terrible start with the three bogeys when everyone else is making birdies,” Matthew said. “Just knew there was a lot of chances there on the back nine if I could just hang in and try to start hitting greens again and give myself chances. Made four birdies on the back nine, so not the greatest round, but didn’t play myself out of it.”

Peter Dawson to retire in 2015

ST ANDREWS, Scotland — Peter Dawson is to retire next year as chief executive of The R&A after 16 years with the governing body in charge of the Rules of Golf and organizing the Open Championship.

The R&A says Tuesday that Dawson will step down in September 2015. He will also be also leaving his role as secretary of Royal and Ancient Golf Club, the 2,400-member club whose headquarters overlook the Old Course at St. Andrews.

In a statement, the R&A hailed the “continuing commercial success” of the Open Championship under Dawson since he joined the organization in 1999. He was also a key figure in securing golf’s return to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

The R&A says Dawson’s successor is expected to be made “in sufficient time to allow for an appropriate handover period in 2015.”

By the way, the TaylorMade JetSpeed Fairway Wood is a stealthy, low-profile bomber that launches high,  flies straight, and lands soft from just about every lie on the course. The new JetSteel face is  one of many design features engineered for massive ball speeds off impact and increased  distance. The low-profile head and shallow face aid in easy launch, allowing golfers to get the  ball airborne with ease for optimal flight and distance. Speed Pocket design, JetSteel  technology, Matrix Velox T shaft, and strategic CG placement all combine to make the JetSpeed  the ultimate in playability and distance.

Compare Taylormade SLDR fairway wood to jetspeed fairway wood

TaylorMade recently announced the Taylormade SLDR fairway wood and jetspeed fairway wood. The company says smaller is better; so the new Speed Pocket is smaller, which actually makes it more efficient at increasing how fast the face flexes at impact, promoting faster initial ball speed across a wider portion of the face, helping a player get consistently long distance on every swing.

“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.”

Initially, the Speed Pocket was designed to increase the speed at which the clubface flexes and rebounds to promote faster ball speed. TaylorMade engineers discovered that incorporating a Speed Pocket into the JetSpeed driver promotes less spin, as well as greater ball speeds on shots struck below the center of the clubface. TaylorMade reports that research suggests 72 percent of all golf shots are hit below the center of face, so the JetSpeed driver is designed to minimize the ill effects of shots struck below center.

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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 comes in five models: Tour Spoon (14 degrees), 3 (15 degrees), 3HL (17 degrees), 5 (19°) and 5HL (21 degrees), all of which come stock with a Fujikura Speeder 77 graphite shaft.

“With most drivers, low impact generates too much spin, making the ball fly too high and land short,” said Brian Bazzel, TaylorMade’s Senior Director of Metalwood Creation. “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 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. JetSpeed fairway wood 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.

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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.