The recently launched TaylorMade R1 driver offers golfers a four-degree range of adjustability. The increased range allows for for up to 12 different loft settings. The R1 is full of adjustability. It reportedly generates slightly more ball speed and less spin than its predecessor. The improvements are thanks to a lower center of gravity.
The additional lofts available in the TaylorMade R1 Driver are because of TaylorMade's new and improved loft sleeve, which allows for adjustability in .5-degree increments as opposed to last year's R11S, which allowed for incremental adjustments of 1.5 degrees. The end result? More loft options, meaning golfers can dial down to the exact loft that best fits their swings.
In the last few months, TaylorMade has made some substantial claims. The golf manufacturer said that its most recent release of irons --- the Taylormade RocketBladez irons --- 'changed the iron forever.' TaylorMade RocketBladez Irons The speed pocket only features in the 3-7 irons and then they go to more traditional cavity backs. Normally this is where we get worried as the short irons in a cast distance set are well it all falls down.
The latest and most opinionated buzz surrounding the new TaylorMade R1 driver is over the way the crown looks. While not necessarily as bold as TaylorMade's previous decision to move to white-crowned drivers, the black and orange racing stripe and alignment decal sure will generate some eyerolls.
"The added loft settings are extremely important because of the R1′s lower, more forward center of gravity, taylormade rocketballz irons as most golfers will underestimate the amount of loft they’ll need for optimal launch conditions. 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."
Word is, however, that the R1 wasn't designed simply as a marketing ploy or to 'pack a punch.' Rather, discount golf clubs the decal is another tool in the golfer's toolbox in the form of an alignment indicator. A similar design can also be found on the Taylormade RBZ Stage 2 driver.
The crown graphics aren't the only tweaks to Taylor Made's newest driver model. The face was also made taller than in the R11S, which gives golfers a larger face area.