TaylorMade R11

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Dustin Johnson Delivers One Millionth White Metal Wood to One Lucky Golfer

August 24, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Last night, TaylorMade handed off golf’s version of the ‘Golden Ticket’, as TaylorMade Tour Staffer Dustin Johnson dressed up in a FedEx delivery uniform and literally delivered a FedEx shipment containing TaylorMade’s one millionth white metalwood to an unsuspecting golfer in Clifton, NJ, named Patrick Spina. This lucky golfer received the actual R11 driver he custom ordered last week and limited edition (only five in existance) gold-plated R11. As you know, the introduction of the revolutionary white R11 and Burner SuperFast 2.0 had a major impact in the industry and the driver category, in particular, where TaylorMade achieved record marketshare in February 2011. Just seven months after launch, already one million of the new products have been shipped and the company projects to sell more than two million worldwide by the end of the calendar year. To recognize the shipment of one millionth white metalwood, TaylorMade planned to surprise their ‘Golden Ticket’ consumer on Tuesday with the help of our primary international and domestic shipping partner, FedEx. The occasion was especially timely at the start of the 2011 FedExCup playoffs at The Barclay’s. Johnson, in an effort to make the moment as authentic as possible, wore a real FedEx uniform […]

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What’s in the Bag: Sean O’Hair 2011 RBC Canadian Open

July 25, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

TaylorMade Tour Staff professional Sean O’Hair earned his fourth PGA Tour victory Sunday, winning the RBC Canadian Open playing the R11 driver, wearing Ashworth apparel and adidas Golf footwear. O’Hair’s excellent tee-to-green play was critical to handling the narrow fairways and exceptionally heavy rough of Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. He drove brilliantly with his R11, ranking third in driving distance (299.6), also used the Tour Preferred MB forged irons and the Penta TP ball to notch 10 birdies in the final 36 holes of regulation. The R11 driver, Tour Preferred MB and Penta TP were likewise used last week by TaylorMade Tour Staffer Darren Clarke to win the Open Championship. The victory vindicates months of work O’Hair has put in to regain his form in the midst of a 12-tournament streak in which he missed nine of 12 cuts and fell to 114th in the Official World Golf Rankings. The win puts O’Hair, 29, back in the thick of the 2011 FedExCup points race (43rd). It had been two years since his last victory, at the 2009 Quail Hollow Championship. “It’s been a humbling year,” O’Hair said. “It’s been a tough road and I’ve had a lot of people […]

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What’s in the Bag: K.J. Choi

May 15, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

K.J. Choi’s setup 2011 The Players Championship: Driver: TaylorMade R11 Driver Irons: Miura CB-501 4-PW, KBS Steel Shafts Wedges: Miura Classic 54- and 60-degree Putter: Odyssey TriForce 2 Footwear: FootJoy Icon Glove: FootJoy StaSoft

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TaylorMade Golf Unveils “All-White” Tour Truck at Farmers Insurance Open

January 25, 2011 / by / 2 Comments

This week at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, TaylorMade’s iconic PGA Tour Van will boast a new look, having also received an “all-white” makeover to parallel the brand’s exciting new R11 and Burner SuperFast 2.0 drivers, both with distinctive white clubheads. Players have quickly gravitated to the all-white equipment, with more than 30 players switching to the R11 or the SuperFast 2.0 driver. “The response to our new white drivers has been incredible and we wanted to carry on the ‘white-out’ theme with our Tour Truck, which provides service to the best players in the world,” said Keith Sbarbaro, vice president of tour operations. “Just like our white drivers stand out amongst the black heads of our competitors, so will our white truck stand out amongst the others.” A vehicle that already commands attention at PGA Tour events due to its comfortable size and stealth appearance, TaylorMade’s state-of-the-art mobile workshop is manned by four to five technicians who travel weekly with the PGA Tour to service the equipment needs of the world’s best players. It is estimated that the van travels 40,000 miles per year spanning roughly 35 PGA Tour events. Before the start of the 2009 PGA […]

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Hands-On: TaylorMade R11 Driver

January 09, 2011 / by / 3 Comments

[singlepic id=1508 w=489 h=320 float=] A couple of days ago, TaylorMade Golf introduced the next generation of adjustable face drivers with the R11 and R11 TP. One of the big differences in the R11 from the R9 is the Adjustable Sole Plate Technology(ASP)- that allows you to adjust the face angle independent of loft.  But what makes the R11 so unique from all the other drivers is it’s white matte finish. In this video, Brad Syslo from TaylorMade Performance Lab at Olympia Fields Country Club walks through all the features of the new R11 driver. [nggallery id=171] Mini-Lightning Review of the R11 Driver I have to be honest, I thought aesthetically a white driver is cool, but not very practical and just some marketing gimmick to sell more golf clubs.  But after seeing the TaylorMade R11 driver in person, I was blown away how the white matte finish provides zero glare. When you address the ball (watch the video or look at the photos) you’ll notice how easy it is to tell at address if the clubface is open or closed. The black clubface also provides a lot of contrast making it super easy to aim the R11 at your intended […]

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TaylorMade Introduces R11 and R11 TP Drivers

January 03, 2011 / by / 4 Comments

Update: Check out our Hands-On: Video and Pictures of the R11 Driver. TaylorMade is proud to introduce the R11 driver — the next revolution in golf club adjustability. “By incorporating our new Adjustable Sole Plate (ASP) Technology, along with our proven Flight Control Technology and Movable Weight Technology, into a single clubhead, the R11 gives golfers the ability to adjust their driver to fit their individual needs with even greater precision,” said Dr. Benoit Vincent, TaylorMade’s chief technology officer. The Introduction of Adjustable Sole Plate (ASP) Technology When you change the clubhead’s loft using FCT, you’re also forced to change the face angle – increase loft and the face angle closes; decrease loft and the face angle opens. Adjustable Sole Plate solves that problem by allowing you to adjust the face angle independently of the loft, which is controlled by FCT. The ASP sole plate provides ±2° of face angle change (neutral/square, 2° open, 2° closed). You can create three lofts with the same face angle, or you can further accentuate a face angle or counter a negative face angle. Plus, the combination of ASP and FCT effectively doubles the range of face angle for the club for ±2° to […]

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