Archive for the "TaylorMade Golf Clubs" Category
- April 30, 2013, 1:01 pm
- In TaylorMade Golf Clubs
While Taylormade may best be known for producing great driver lines over the past few years along with Tour performance golf balls that stack up well against the Pro V and Callaway Hex Tours, what really doesn’t get enough attention these days is their line of hybrids currently out on the market, especially the new Taylormade Rocketballz Stage 2 Rescue Club.
The Taylormade Rocketballz Stage 2 Rescue Club features the trademark white matte crown finish with a black clubface that is similar to all of their new driver lines, and the rescue club also features four distinct technologies. The first is a thinner, faster flexing clubface (known as Taylormade RocketSteel supplied by Carpenter) to create more ball speed and distance. The second is an improved speed pocket located in the sole of the club for even more increased ball speed. The third technology is a shallower face and lower head profile than their stage 1 model to create added playability. Lastly, the rescue club also features a lower and more forward center of gravity for higher launch and lower spin.
With that said, is all of the technology that was put into the club well worth it? For starters, the Taylormade Rocketballz Stage 2 Rescue Club really provides amazing distance whether off the tee, in the fairway, or even a bad lie as well. The golf ball just seems to shoot off of the club face on every shot, and the combination of the speed pocket and thinner face really helps to promote the greater distance. It is arguably the longest hybrid out on the market today, and those who are looking for added distance when it comes to this area of their games should certainly demo this club a few times. Another great feature that the rescue club offered when playing a few rounds with it is the high launch that it offers. Many golfers switch to hybrids because of the difficulty of getting high irons to land softly on the greens and get a higher trajectory on approach shots, and the Taylormade Rocketballz Stage 2 Rescue Club provides a great answer to this problem. Lastly, the playability of the club is above average, and really allows golfers to shape the ball any way they please, which makes it a true “rescue” club more than anything else.
The only real negative when it comes to the Taylormade Rocketballz Stage 2 Rescue Club is the forgiveness that it offers. That is not to say that it offers below average forgiveness, but that there are other models out there such as the Adams Super S and Callaway X Hot that provide much greater forgiveness than this model. One can still get decent distance out of shots that are not hit on the sweet spot of the club along with good accuracy though.
Overall the Taylormade Rocketballz Stage 2 Rescue Club is one of the better hybrids out on the market today, providing players with great distance along with above average launch and playability whether off the tee or on approach. It may not have as great of forgiveness as other models on the market today, but if one is willing to overlook this they will find the Taylormade Rocketballz Stage 2 Rescue Club to be much to their liking.
Is the Taylormade R11S worth all of the hype that it has been getting recently?
Practically every PGA Tour event that is shown on television features either this or the Rocketballz fairway wood, so Taylormade must be doing something right in order to have so much commercial time, right? In those commercials for the R11S driver there are numerous PGA Tour professionals that supposedly have gained ten yards or more by switching to the club, and supposedly amateur golfers can get just as much if not more distance by using it as well. I tried out the club for a few rounds a couple of weeks ago, and what follows is my overall review of it.
The Taylormade R11S driver has a large 460cc clubhead that is white on top to make it look bigger, thus giving increased confidence for golfers. What makes the club stand out from the rest though is the three different adjustments one can make to it; these include a loft adjustment up to 1.5 degrees, movable weights that can be put on the heel or toe to make the ball go left or right, and a face angle adjustment up to 3 degrees.
To be honest, I didn’t think there would be much of a difference when changing some things around, but boy was I surprised when hitting it out on the range for the first time. I estimated about a 30 yard difference of going from one end to the other with all three adjustments, so if anyone has a hook or a slice and is looking to minimize it as much as possible this is certainly the club to do it. The white clubhead certainly inspires confidence when getting ready to tee off, and I would say a fair bit more than a regular black clubhead would.
Aside from all of the adjustments and appearance, this is a really good driver that provides a great amount of distance off the tee. I play a Taylormade Burner with a draw bias to it, and with the R11S I was averaging about 15 yards by it so there was a significant difference between the two.
There are only two minor negatives associated with the Taylormade R11S driver. The first is that it will take a while to figure out what combination of adjustments to use to get maximum distance off the tee, and it can be a bit frustrating trying to do it on your own. More likely than not you will have to go to a golf retail store in order to do all of the adjustments. Another negative comes in regards to the price, at about $400. I know that is what new drivers normally go for nowadays, but for someone who does not have an open wallet to buy golf clubs it can be a bit much.
Overall the Taylormade R11S is a great golf driver that certainly lives up to expectations. Not only does it inspire confidence on the tee box, but can also fix practically any consistent mishit, whether to the right or to the left. I would recommend waiting a bit for the price of it to go down, or even getting one slightly used as it is pretty expensive right now. Make sure to get all of the adjustments done when you buy it at the golf store so that you won’t have to constantly go back to make adjustments.
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Taylor Made Golf has release details on their new driver, the R11S. The new R11S is larger, quicker, more adjustable and longer than the original R11 driver. The 460cc white finished head is powered by a new 5-sided ASP plate, new 1.5º FCT sleeve and movable weights. With 3D Tuning, you can independently tune loft, face angle and flight path your swing.
• Tune loft up or down by 1.5° with Flight Control Technology (FCT)
• Tune the face to one of five angles (±3°) with Adjustable Sole Plate (ASP) Technology
• Tune the center of gravity toward the heel or toe with Movable Weight Technology (MWT)
• 460cc titanium head with Thick-Thin Crown design for lower CG
• Inverted Cone Technology (ICT) promotes more ball speed on off-center hits
• White non-glare crown and black clubface for easy alignment
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- November 9, 2011, 3:03 pm
- In TaylorMade Golf Clubs
Taylormade Golf Company has come out with a new brand of golf clubs that really have a striking appearance to them. The Taylormade Burner Superfast 2.0 fairway woods are a part of this new trend, in which the clubhead is white while the clubface itself is black. It is truly a unique blend of colors that match well together. As far as other specifications, the fairway woods are comprised of very lightweight clubheads that are designed to increase swing speed, along with the Winn Lite grip and Matrix XCon shaft that come stock with the club. The Superfast fairway woods are also designed for greater carry, with the clubface having a low center of gravity. With that said here is my overall review of the Taylormade Burner Superfast 2.0 fairway woods.
The first positive that I noticed came on the first tee box, where the ball just jumped off of the clubface. I don’t know what it is about all the new technology these days, but I like it more and more as my distance goes down with age. It was not just the tee shots either, but practically every shot that was hit felt solid. I even tried putting a golf ball in an old divot and the ball still shot out straight and true. This goes into my next positive, in that the Taylormade Burner Superfast 2.0 fairway woods are extremely forgiving. It did not matter if I hit it off of the toe or the heel, the golf clubs still performed well above expectations.
The third positive that I found with these fairway woods is that it is easy to work the ball either way, more so off the tee than in the fairway. If there was a hole that required a draw for instance, I could simply use my draw swing and the club would do the rest for me. It is truly effortless swinging these golf clubs, and a lot of that is due in part to the lightweight features I mentioned earlier. Lastly, the fairway woods are extremely durable and could probably last for years and years. After a few long sessions on the driving range I thought the clubs might have lost their distance but they certainly proved me wrong out on the golf course time and time again.
It was truly difficult trying to find any sort of negatives with the Taylormade Burner Superfast 2.0 fairway woods, but if I had to be nitpicky I would have to go with its performance out of the rough. When it came to fairway bunkers the clubs would work perfectly and get the ball straight up in the air upon impact, but it just didn’t feel the same when hitting them out of the rough (and especially deep rough). I just could not get solid contact between the club and ball at all in the rough, and maybe this is due in part to the clubs being so lightweight. Regardless, this was the only real negative that I could find when it came to these fairway woods.
The Taylormade Burner Superfast 2.0 fairway woods are a great step in the right direction for Taylormade Golf Company. If you have been with them for their drivers, you should definitely try out their fairway woods, as they are as good as, if not better than, many other competitiors out on the market today. These fairway woods are that good.
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We had some time to review the Taylormade TP xFT Wedge this past weekend for a few rounds of golf. These high tech wedges are equipped with xFT which stands for Exchangeable Face Technology. This allows the golfer to change out the face with as they wear with just a couple of screws. Having fresh grooves on the wedge is very important for generating the right amount of backspin on the ball for those close approach shots at the green.
On the course the wedge feels very solid, we couldn’t tell it was actually two pieces. The amount of backspin was decent with our 56 degree and 12 degree bounce and it felt soft and responsive when striking the ball. For a normal weekend golfer we’re not sure if you need interchangeable faces as you could probably get away with a simple groove sharpener and save a lot of money.
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The TaylorMade R11 driver is by far the most anticipated club coming out this year and will be showcased at the 2011 Tokyo Golf Show. The new acronym on the sole of the club is (AST) and it stands for Adjustable Sole Technology. Combine that with FCT and MWT and you got a lot of adjustments your able to make.
The satin white finish, along with the black face, creates the maximum contrast between face and crown to help you align the club more easily. Face angle is controlled by an adjustable aluminum sole plate. By moving the red triangular plate into the closed, neutral or open position, you can adjust the look at address. The face settings range from 4 degrees open to 4 degrees closed.
The standard R11 driver will come with a 45.75″ Fujikura Blur shaft and retail for $399. A TP version of the club will feature an identical head and several shaft upgrades for $499. Both drivers should arrive in pro shops in mid-February and are available for pre-order.
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Weighing in at just 284 grams, the TaylorMade Burner SuperFast Driver is the lightest, fastest driver TaylorMade has ever created. Designed to deliver boosted clubhead speed and excellent distance, the SuperFast also holds the largest clubface of any TaylorMade Driver. The bigger face gives the golfer more area to strike the ball with, which is a distinct advantage.
The updated club face features a different bulge and roll design that works with the higher moment-of-inertia head to assist with off-center strikes.The 460cc club head of the Burner SuperFast is sleeker and more aerodynamic than the previous Burner driver, allowing it to slip through the air more quicker and help the golfer swing the club head faster.
The Burner SuperFast comes with a 46.5-inch Matrix Ozik XCon 4.8 shaft, which is both extremely lightweight. This grouping helps launch drives on a superior trajectory with added spin thereby improving the distance for slower-swinging golfers.
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