It wouldn't be a TaylorMade club without substance behind the style. Not having to worry with buying a loft anymore is very helpful. Use it as much as you like so you can really know what the club will do for your game before you invest in it. Each shaft matches perfectly with the flex using electronic calibration. This is truly the one driver that can fit all. The first thing you will notice is the newly designed face angle sole plate.
Having only hit the R11 on the range I would say it is closely equivalent to the R1 with respect to forgiveness. The white and decals make the head appear large, which helps confidence. When you pick up the club and lay it at address you can clearly see the black, red, and grey graphics in the clubhead. Our extensive inventory offers a wide array of drivers from some of the top brands in the industry. This isn't 30 minutes on the range with range balls, a pro looking over your shoulder, and an awkward conversation at the end about whether you want it or not. The new TaylorMade R15 Driver is the most technologically advanced driver ever created. You will not find another example like this.
I am hitting my drives far and accurate! TaylorMade went in a slightly different direction naming this driver the R1. If, upon inspection, 2nd Swing identifies any discrepancies ex. Many comments that I saw were that the design reminded them of a compass or a wristwatch. The outer edge of the sole place is done in orange and the inner ring which has the information about how the face angle will be utilized is done in black. On mishits, the club was excellent on mishits toward the toe, and was more or less average on misses toward the heel.
I would imagine it is done in the color scheme of the clubhead as with most TaylorMade clubs. While the launch and spin numbers were nearly identical, the average ball speed of the R1 was 168. They now have a driver that has as much if not more adjustability than any club on the market today. Tour heads are more exact Notice how much smaller the face is on the tour head pictured above , another symptom of creating a lighter-weight driver. The R1 driver has enhanced versions of familiar TaylorMade features as well.
This driver is for players who have a consistent swing or moving in that direction. It is our naivete to think products offered to the public are the same advertised by the professional athletes, actors, models and celebrities. The grooves look to be more for show that actual utility but still it is a nice design. For the R1 Driver the first piece of noticeable technology is the capability of the driver to change loft. This means that for the R1, a 1-degree change in upright lie angle is five times less meaningful than a 1-degree change in closed face angle.
Adjustments make for nice controlled shots. There are seven standard lofts and in addition to this five upright loft options available for a total of twelve positions via the loft sleeve. You can also find the perfect driver from brands like , , with the , and. Still I can easily overcome this when I am five yards closer to the hole, so I would rank it as a minor distraction. Handicap: 16-20 Plays Golf: I play weekly Dexterity: Right Hand I have fought the slice for years and inconsistent drives. The paint scheme really helps with alignment. The technology that allows this is in the TaylorMade hosel design.
Now with the R1 TaylorMade has even gone a step farther by not only going with white but now putting graphics onto the clubhead. Before sending its tour heads out to the tour, TaylorMade records every possible variable — actual loft, head weight and face angle — which are usually slightly different than the target. Improved Inverted Cone Technology Adjust the sole weighting to promote either a straight or draw ball flight. And the face angle adjustability is a necessity as well, because a 1-degree change in loft on the R1 will result in a 2-degree change in face angle. I put a JumboMax grop on mine and it gives me much more control.
Golfers upgrading from the R11S should expect to add 0. They're ideal for achieving larger distances compared to steel or titanium drivers as they are longer in length. Still it is a nice touch of class that TaylorMade is adding. It also might give them more workability, which is good for some as well. We have been told by several TaylorMade fitters over the years that this testing is all the more reason to buy a non-tour head, because untested heads have the possibility of being over the limit.
Shaft alone is £249 Golf pride grip newly fitted and Taylormade headcover will be supplied also in excellent condition Dispatched with collect plus Kuro Kage Silver Driver Shaft Regular 60G. The Takeaway Do you like the crown graphics? This could be challenging to verify, but I found it quite a delight to have so much flexibility in my driver. According to TaylorMade the sole plate is a new design for better wear and visibility. Style and Design The R1 driver has a unique, high-tech look that makes it stand out from other drivers on the market. You think Rory, Ricky, Sergio, Tiger, Dustin and Phil would allow their equipment be available to competitors? The stock shaft provided with the club is a good match for my swing, but because of the ability to remove the shaft and have TaylorMade provide custom options depending on your personal fit. The driver used for the review did not have a cover and I have yet to see any pictures of the cover. So why does TaylorMade produce three different drivers when they only sell one of them to the public? A golfer can adjust the loft, the face angle, and the shot shape all with a single wrench.
I did not find myself messing much with the weights or the clubface angle sole plate. Trade values are based on several factors such as demand, condition, release date and other resale factors. The shafts that comes in the retail versons of the R1 driver are 45. Movable Weight Technology Adjust the sole weighting to promote either a straight or draw ball flight. The face has a five grooves which start from the center in the shape of a ball signifying the sweetspot and then five more done on the toe and heel. Typical turnaround time is 7-14 business days.