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 hook.it 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.