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By Tom Landers | Published  01/12/2015 | Product of the Week | Unrated
TaylorMade R15 Driver
Product of the Week, November 17, 2014

TaylorMade R15 Driver


The R15 driver features breakthrough adjustability and a lower and more forward center of gravity location.

With its new Front Track system in R15, adjusting a TaylorMade driver has never been quicker or easier: Inside the track system are two sliding split weights that weigh 12.5 grams each. The R15 club head has 5g more discretionary mass to maneuver yet is 4g lighter than the popular SLDR. Using the provided torque wrench, the golfer can loosen and slide the weights to the heel for a draw, to the toe for a fade or split for maximum stability.

Additionally, R15 incorporates the company’s most adjustable loft-sleeve, giving golfers the ability to alter their face angle, lie angle and loft preference to affect side-to-side trajectory. A simple rotation of the loft-sleeve system allows you to choose from 12 distinct settings that makes incremental changes in the lie and the loft/face angle.

Together, the sliding split weights and loft-sleeve enable golfers to adjust their R15 driver with extreme precision.

Key to the performance of the R15 is the low and forward center of gravity through a strategic placement of weight first seen in SLDR which promotes faster ball speed with less spin. The R15 has an even lower and more forward CG thanks to the Front Track system, which is 12mm closer to the leading edge with 40 more grams of weight forward. In total, 75% of the mass is in the front of the driver.

Low forward CG in combination with the more forward track and redesigned sliding weights in the R15 helps to reduce spin by about 100 to 200rpm and increase launch by 0.5 to 1.0deg compared to the SLDR 460.

The larger, 460cc version of R15 is for the player seeking maximum forgiveness and confidence on the tee, while the R15 430 has a shape that strongly resembles some of the most coveted drivers from the company’s past. The address size is noticeably smaller to appeal to players who prefer a smaller address view. The R15 430 is also the lowest spinning driver offering.

The R15’s crown comes in a satin white finish, with a contrasting black PVD face and sole. The strong contrast between the crown and face make it easy to align the face accurately at address. A gloss black version will be offered exclusively in R15 460.

The R15 460 loft options are 9.5°, 10.5°, 12° and 14° and is equipped with Fujikura’s Speeder 57 Evolution shaft.

The R15 430 loft options are 9.5°, 10.5°, and 12° and is equipped with Fujikura’s Speeder 67 Evolution shaft.

A R15 Tour Preferred version will feature a Speeder Evolution 661 Tour Spec.

The R15 drivers will be available in X, S, R and M flexes January 2015. Golfers can pre-order R15 starting December 12.

www.TaylorMadeGolf.com

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