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Is TaylorMade driver a true golf solution by Gary Henderson
Author: Gary Henderson
January 18th 2013 -
While everyone else has spent the last year worrying about the length of their putter, TaylorMade have been busy at the other end of the course developing their latest driver.
After testing hundreds of golfers at varying levels, they discovered that 80% of us are playing with the wrong loft and losing valuable distance and accuracy.
While they’ve released adjustable drivers in earlier ‘R-series’ releases, it’s been something that many causal golfers have seen as complicated and daunting, with so many options on the market.
With the new R1 – TaylorMade address this. The result is a driver for everyone - a club for ‘every loft, every look and every flight’.
The R1 is the ultimate in customisation. It offers twelve different loft settings by turning a dial on the neck of the club, giving everyone the chance to find that ideal angle to suit their individual game.
The face angle of the club can also be moved independently of the loft, offering seven different views at address depending on how open or closed you want the club to sit.
Multiply that by the more familiar shot-shape weights which aid accuracy and you’re left with no fewer than 157 ways to find your perfect set-up.
The big advantage here is that tour players and amateurs alike can tee it up with the same club safe in the knowledge that they’re swinging something specific to their own needs.
Aesthetically, the bold white crown with added racing stripes will no doubt come with a few eye-rolls from traditionalists, but it’s all there to further aid alignment and eliminate glare.
Despite the flashy exterior, the R1 is in no way style over substance. In fact, there’s more ‘substance’ here than in any of TaylorMade’s already revolutionary range of adjustable drivers.
This could be the ‘one’.
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