TaylorMade has been producing top quality golf club for more than 15 years and they’ve done it again. They’ve taken all the good things about their previous models and combined them to present us with the R15 Driver.
The R15 Driver may not have a lot of similarities with its predecessor, the SLDR driver. But they’re both built with the same philosophy in mind – low forward center of gravity. They were also both available in 430cc and 460cc sizes.
- 460cc head with a low-forward center of gravity that aids with low spin.
- Front Track system that minimizes the spin while creates a larger sweet spot.
- 12.5 gram sliding weights.
- 12-position loft sleeve with four degrees of adjustability.
- Fujikura Speeder 57 Evolution shaft and Lamkin UTX Grip.
Good drivers need to have outstanding distance, trajectory and penetration – traits that the R15 has in abudance. The R15 features the new Front Track system which is longer and closer to the edge.This improves the ball speed and the distance, but it can also reduce the precision. The sliding split weight is the company’s answer to this problem. It also solves the lack of precision that the SLDR had with insufficient swing speeds.
- The R15 has the same shaft as the SLDR, the Fujikura Speeder 57g. This is a lightweight shaft that perfectly complements the R15 driver since it can provide outstanding trajectory and speed.
- TaylorMade decided to take R15 to a whole new level by giving it the best grip in the market today.The Lamkin UTx grip has the perfect balance between shock absorption and response. It also provides good grip even during rainy days and it is very comfortable to use no matter the weather
The R15 doesn’t disappoint when it comes to distance. In fact, it’s one of the longer drivers that you can find in the market today. The low forward center of gravity philosophy that it inherited from the SLDR give it good distance.You can adjust the sliding weights. As well so that both are in the middle, giving you a solid hit and much more distance.
Thanks to the movable weights, you’ll still be able to get the ball in the fairway even with imperfect hits. You can increase the forgiveness by separating the weights. This will improve the stability while providing good distance and more spin.You can also adjust the loft options to further increase the accuracy. In fact, compared to the SLDR, it is relatively easier to a catch a part of the clubface with the R15.
This golf club is so good that even before the TaylorMade R15 Driver review. We already know that it is a crowd favorite for a good reason. It has the best feeling out of all the TaylorMade drivers. It has incredibly good weighting as well. You’ll also get excellent feedback, so you’ll know right away where you missed.
The R15 is made with more than 15 years’ worth of technology so it isn’t surprising that it has great performance. It has strong customization features and requires full understanding of the loft angle setting to be used to its full potential.It will also require a bit of tinkering and some practice on your part but once you get used to it, you’ll be impressed with its performance each time you use it.
Unlike other drivers which can sound too high-pitched, the R15 has a pleasing sound that is neither too high-pitched nor loud.
Even before I started this TaylorMade R15 Driver review, I knew at first glance that this bad boy means business. You can get the 460cc version of this driver in either white or black, but both look equally good.It also has a cleaner look compared to its predecessors and you can see the difference right away when you increase the loft.
The R15 has great playability and can deliver outstanding performance. However, it is best suited for professionals and amateurs with high levels of skills.
The R15 has surpassed their previous release, the SLDR, and is currently one of their best drivers.
It looks great and feels great. It’s also long and has a good level of forgiveness. This driver has outstanding performance as well as should it be considering its price.
The TaylorMade R15 driver is a must-have for golfers who enjoy tinkering with the loft and weight. It’s also a good choice for players who need to tweak their ball flight with a low-spin driver with an adjustable face angle.