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TaylorMade now makes available the R11 irons and SLDR Irons. Let’s take a brief look at some new Taylormade R11 irons for sale incorporate the “precision weighting port” TaylorMade first used in its forged irons, the red “badge” visible in the photo above. This weight, positioned during assembly, is used to maintain a uniform swingweight as well as to position the center of gravity in the center of the face from toe to heel on each iron.
The soles of the R11 irons change a bit through the set, with the long irons using wider soles to lower the CG and increase the MOI; the mid- and short irons have soles that TaylorMade calls “moderately thin.” The long irons also differ in being larger, although the toplines aren’t as thick as in many oversized irons. The shorter irons are more compact with “moderately sharp” leading edges.
Also new in the SLDR family from TaylorMade is Taylormade sldr irons. TaylorMade says the target audience for the SLDR irons are golfers who want a classic clubhead shape, size and finish, but with more distance.
The technology increases launch angle, the company says, with a higher ball flight, longer carry, and steep descent. A polymer that fills the Speed Pocket, combined with a vibration-absorbing badge in the cavityback, help with sound and feel. The SLDR irons have narrow soles and thin toplines.
Shaft options are the KBS Tour C-Taper 90 steel shaft and Fujikura graphite. The stock grip is Golf Pride Tour Velvet.
In the past year Taylormade has been releasing their new line of Drivers, Hybrids, and Fairway Woods under the name “SLDR”. Now Taylormade has designed a new TaylorMade SLDR Irons under the same name. Let’s take a look at these new irons that Taylormade has claimed.
The SLDR irons‘ classically shaped and sized club head has universal visual appeal. It incorporates our new Speed Pocket with Thru Slot Technology, which produces fast ball speed and high launch across the face for distance and consistency, while also promoting soft feel and sound.
Can the TaylorMade new Irons replace the Taylormade R11 irons and hold its own in game-improvement land? The target audience for the SLDR irons are golfers who want a classic clubhead shape, size and finish, but with more distance. The yardage boost comes through the use in the 3-iron through 7-iron of TaylorMade’s Speed Pocket technology. The 3- through 7-irons in the SLDR set have a 2-millimeter wide slot in the soles that extends up behind the clubface.
The SLDR irons have narrow soles and thin toplines. But unlike on the Taylormade SLDR fairway wood, nothing slides on the SLDR irons. They have a chrome finish. That helps the clubface flex more and rebound more, adding oomph. The technology increases launch angle, the company says, with a higher ball flight, longer carry, and steep descent.
To sum up, the SLDR irons is a classic club. And it is very forgiving and pretty light too. It offers better performance thanks to being a little more forgiving than the taylormade tour preferred irons 2014, but it is way behind the Taylormade Speedblade irons, even though the loft was only 1° stronger this time.
Watch Tiger Woods play golf and you’ll see a man striding the fairways with purpose, focus and confidence. Watch players at your home course walking the course and you may see tired postures, frustrated expressions and downbeat attitudes.
There are not many sports where one person takes four hours to complete a game played entirely by themselves. What that means for golf is there is a lot of downtime on the course when you are walking and not hitting shots with taylormade burner 2.0 irons. Ensuring you are thinking and feeling the right way during this time can actually help your game.
Justin talks about Tiger Woods philosophy of walking around the course telling himself he is 10ft tall and bulletproof. He recommends trying this on the course and have a “nothing can phase” me mentality and confidence when you play with taylormade sldr irons. Stand tall, be positive and you might just find you score lower.
Understanding the different golf clubs in a set is essential to learning the game. A golfer can carry up to 14 clubs while playing, each with a unique length, loft and purpose.
Woods are the larger clubs that hit the ball the farthest. Because they are longer and have low loft angles, they are generally harder to hit directly off the ground, so woods are typically hit off a tee. They are usually made of metal, such as titanium or steel. A taylormade r1 driver, or the 1-wood, is the biggest of all woods, and carried by nearly all golfers. Because drivers go so far, it makes them a lot of fun to hit. Conversely, when you mishit it, the mistake will be exaggerated.
Irons are used to hit shorter and more accurate shots. They usually range from a 3-iron, which travels the farthest of the irons, to wedges such as a pitching wedge or sand wedge. Here’s a good rule of thumb for remembering what a particular iron does: The higher the number, the higher the ball will fly and the shorter it will travel. For example, a ball hit with a 3-iron will travel lower and farther than one hit with a 9-iron. The new taylormade sldr irons is a good choice.
Hybrid clubs are exactly what the name suggests, a mix between woods and irons, offering the best of both. Hybrids make it easier to hit the ball off the ground than with a wood or long iron (3 or 4), while providing more distance than a shorter iron delivers. Hybrids have gained mass popularity over the last decade, replacing long taylormade burner 2.0 irons in many golfers’ bags. Some older players have also started replacing their entire sets of irons with hybrids because they are so much easier to hit and offer a bit more distance.
Of course, the club every golfer needs is a putter. Used on the green to get the ball into the hole, the putter may be the most important club in golf. Putters come in many different varieties of head shapes including smaller blade type styles and larger mallet type heads.
ENDICOTT, N.Y. — Bernhard Langer rallied to win the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on Sunday for his fifth Champions Tour victory of the year, while Kevin Sutherland followed his tour-record 59 with a 74 to drop into a tie for seventh.
Taking the new discount TaylorMade SLDR Irons, the 56-year-old Langer played all 54 holes without a bogey, closing with a 6-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over Woody Austin and Mark O’Meara. Langer finished at 16-under 200 at En-Joie for his 23rd career victory on the 50-and-over tour.
“It doesn’t happen very often you go through a tournament without a bogey,” Langer said.
Sutherland, the second-round leader, had five bogeys — four on the first 10 holes with TaylorMade SLDR Driver — and three birdies in the final round. Playing his third Champions Tour event since turning 50 in June, he finished at 12 under.
Sutherland said he was pressing too much early.
“So, I made some dumb bogeys,” Sutherland said. “Just got myself behind early. I was surprised I didn’t play better today. A lot of energy was expended (Saturday) and I think I had a hard time just getting into the round.”
Langer said he really wasn’t watching the leaderboard.
“I knew I was close,” Langer said. “I just tried to keep my head down and make quality shots. When I looked at 16, I saw I was one up on someone who had already finished the round with TaylorMade SLDR White and figured I would be OK if I just parred out.”
That he did, and won for the first time with his daughter, Christina, serving as his caddie.
“I was more nervous for her than for me,” Langer said. “We hadn’t won a tournament with her caddying, though I’ve won a couple with my son. It’s always special when your kids are caddying.”
A golf memorabilia collector paid $52,038 for the ball that Rory McIlroy used in the final round of his Open Championship victory last month.
McIlroy threw the ball into the stands off the 18th green at Hoylake and it was caught by Englishman Lee Horner. Horner consigned the TaylorMade SLDR Irons for sale to golf auctioneer Green Jacket Auctions, with the ball selling in the early morning hours on Sunday.
The auction company’s co-founder, Ryan Carey, said that the price paid for the ball is the second-highest ever paid for a golf ball, narrowly missing what a collector paid in April 2011 for a vintage Bobby Jones autographed ball ($55,865).
“There was a lot of interest in this discount burner 2.0 irons,” Carey said. “We had 22 different bidders from countries across the world, including Ireland, Australia and countries in Asia.”
Carey said the buyer wanted to stay anonymous, but did disclose that it was won by an American.
The ball, which has the word “RORS” printed on it, was confirmed to be McIlroy’s ball by his sponsor Nike.
Carey said not many tournament-winning balls have come to the collector’s marketplace because they are either kept by the golfer or even lost in a bag after a round. He said he hopes that the money generated from the McIlroy ball will encourage golfers to save their balls and for some to eventually be made available to the public.
As for McIlroy, it seems like he’s content with rewarding fans after his wins. After winning the Bridgestone Invitational with taylormade r11 irons earlier this month, McIlroy once again threw his ball into the crowd.
Said Carey: “Maybe this is Rory’s thing. If he wins the PGA on Sunday, some lucky fan might have another $50,000 ball.”
The SLDR name has been synonymous with TaylorMade’s Loft Up metalwoods message. They say the Taylormade SLDR Irons is for the “players who want the best of both worlds”. They believe the cavity-back, speed slot iron offers a traditional size and shape with the best of TaylorMade’s modern technology.
With a deep, undercut cavity behind the thin face and the ThruSlot cutting entirely through the clubhead, TaylorMade believe the SLDR irons create even more flex and speed at impact. SLDR irons may look like game improvement clubs, but TaylorMade have given the irons a modern, yet traditional shape to appeal to mid and low handicappers as well. The thin sole and slim topline give the SLDR irons better-player playability and looks.
Like TaylorMade SLDR Driver for sale, TaylorMade have taken measures to ensure the SLDR irons produce a soft feel and sound. The SLDR iron’s classically shaped and sized clubhead has universal visual appeal. It incorporates our new SpeedPocket with ThruSlot Technology, which produces fast ball speed and high launch across the face for distance and consistency, while also promoting soft feel and sound.
TaylorMade R11 Irons is tuned to perfection. 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.
They are very forgiving on mis-hits, although this forgiveness makes shaping the ball a little harder if you are trying for small fades or draws. Bigger movements in shot shape are easier, so the shot shapers among you may prefer the taylormade speedblade irons. Around the fairways and greens they have the feel off confidence. The heads are larger than a typical players club. These are geared for scratch to 20 handicaps, so they will be larger than others.
These irons are a lot of fun to play. You feel like you can go after it and hammer the ball with great results. From the performance to the stylish looks the TaylorMade R11 is a ‘must try’ set of irons for low to mid handicap golfers.
I love my Taylormade SpeedBlade irons, however, when it comes to the driver I couldn’t get the SLDR out of my bag. Taylormade has announcedSLDR Irons. When i first try these clubs, i fall in love with them immediately. But i do not have enough money to get these clubs so soon after my previous speedblades. I only try them in the shop. But i still remember the feel and performance. They are so amazing.
Official surveys confirm that SLDR drivers and fairway woods currently are the No. 1 models respectively on the PGA Tour. TaylorMade predicts this iron will appeal to a wide spectrum of golfers, from touring pros to average amateurs. Most people assume that SLDR is an abbreviation for ‘slider’, which they can’t use as a brand name as someone else has the rights to it. That was clever marketing as the original Taylormade SLDR driver for sale had a sliding weight in the sole of the club. The goal with the SLDR Iron was to build a classic looking iron and infuse it with the latest performance technologies from TaylorMade.
First featured in the legendary RocketBallz fairway woods and Rescue Clubs, and later adapted for the RocketBladez and SpeedBlade irons, the SLDR iron’s Speed Pocket, with new ThruSlot Technology, is characterised by a 2mm-wide slot cut high up behind the clubface. This ThruSlot enables a large area of the face to flex and rebound at impact, resulting in faster ball speed, a higher launch angle, strong ball flight and a steep, quick stopping descent angle. The SLDR iron combines the looks and responsiveness of a classic shaped iron with modern performance technology. The SLDR has the look of a classic player’s iron, but is appealing and playable to a wide range of golfing abilities – from tour pros to amateurs.
TaylorMade’s Director of Product Creation for Irons, Putters and Wedges. “To find that speed, we created ultra-thin faces, introduced Inverted Cone Technology and now an enhanced slot that extends all the way through the bottom cavity, and works in conjunction with the ultra-thin clubface and deep undercut to promote tremendous face-flex at impact.” The SLDR looks like a player’s iron – not only is there little offset, the topline and sole are thin in the fashion appreciated by many skilled players. At address the heads were a little longer than the TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB irons, with a little more offset and a wider, mid-sized top line and I like this.
All in all, these clubs are the best clubs i have ever tried. I have to say i love the look and feel of these irons.
AKRON, Ohio — Winning the Open Championship wasn’t enough to make Rory McIlroy want to take the rest of the year off to celebrate. Neither was the first World Golf Championship he won Sunday at Firestone.
Another major awaits next week. McIlroy can’t wait to get there.
Two weeks after his wire-to-wire win at Royal Liverpool, McIlroy took his game from the links of Britain to the parkland of America and made the game look just as easy. With another powerful performance, he wiped out a three-shot deficit to Sergio Garcia in three holes, closed with a 4-under 66 and returned to No. 1 in the world with a two-shot victory in the Bridgestone Invitational.
He looked just as good as the last time he reached No. 1 in the world during his torrid stretch at the end of 2012.
“This is better,” he said. “Mentally, I’m really sharp. I didn’t start to think about score. I didn’t think about where I was in the tournament. I just playing shot after shot after shot with TaylorMade SLDR Driver. So yeah, it’s good.”
Garcia wasn’t at his best and closed with a 71. He’s not sure it would have mattered.
“Everybody saw it,” Garcia said. “He played very, very well with SLDR White Driver. He drove the ball miles and very, very straight for the most part. He gave himself a lot of birdie looks.”
McIlroy finished the third round with two straight birdies, and not even one day and a rain delay slowed him. He punched an 8-iron out of the rough, under the trees and up the slope to an elevated green to 3 feet to open with a birdie. He drilled a discount TaylorMade SLDR Irons from 219 yards into 25 feet for a two-putt birdie at the second, and then followed with a gap wedge to 8 feet for a third straight birdie. Garcia made bogey from the rough, and just like that, he was trailing. The Spaniard never caught up.
AKRON, Ohio — For many of the players here at the Bridgestone Invitational, the opening round of this World Golf Championship felt like either a warmup or an audition for bigger events to follow.
That left Marc Leishman of Australia with the perfect formula Thursday in the opener at Firestone, a big golf course where good scores are available by keeping the ball in play.
Leishman shot a 64 with taylormade tour preferred mb 2014 on an otherwise soft, gentle day of scoring to take the lead.
Ryan Moore was among three players at 65, a good start for someone looking for one big week to get him on the Ryder Cup team.
Two more Ryder Cup hopefuls — Patrick Reed and Francesco Molinari of Italy — were among those another shot back, while defending champion Tiger Woods opened with a 68 in his best round since his return from back surgery and the successive recovery effort.
Open Championship winner Rory McIlroy, who next week will chase his second straight major, was among the leaders until not paying attention to packed sand in a bunker that sent him to a double-bogey late in his round. He still wound up with a 69.
Leishman, meanwhile, continued to go about his work in quiet, reasonable form, after top 10s recently at Congressional and Royal Liverpool.
“I drove the ball well. It makes this course a lot easier when you’re on the fairway,” Leishman said. “It’s pretty tough when you’re playing from the rough. Then, I hit my taylormade tour preferred mc irons 2014 really well and was rolling the ball awesome. So it’s a pretty good combination for a tough golf course like this, something I can hopefully keep going.”
Charl Schwartzel and Justin Rose joined Moore one shot out of the lead.
Phil Mickelson’s biggest struggle was with his health. He didn’t arrive in Ohio until Wednesday night because of strep throat, and he opened with a 71.
McIlroy appeared to pick up where he left off in England. He wasn’t expecting a hangover from winning his third major and didn’t experience one except for his mistake from the bunker on the eighth hole.
“There’s still so much to play taylormade sldr irons australia,” he said. “No. 1 spot is up for grabs. Trying to get myself as far up the FedEx Cup points as possible. I haven’t won a World Golf Championship before. Got another major coming up next week. It hasn’t been that hard for me to refocus and get back to work.”