TaylorMade followed up their award winning R11 series with a set of irons suitable to be as praiseworthy. The most noticeable difference about these new irons is the red “Precision Weight Port” which creates a uniform weighting between club series. Created for players who seek that classic iron shape but the refinement of tour-grade irons and the technology of TaylorMade’s engineers. New technology added to make these irons more forgiving, straighter, and longer. Marketed to a large audience the R11 irons are a great fit for a vast amount of players. These are not just irons for the tour and skilled players.
With an expected release date of early September the R11 irons take the best of both world’s from the Burner 2.0 and the Tour preferred irons. A one-piece stainless steel cast head is thing with a lightweight face. True to TaylorMade these irons were created with inverted cone technology for consistent ball speeds and forgiveness. If you want the best deal on these irons I suggest you buy them at GolfClubs.com where you receive free shipping on all your golf club orders.
We already reviewed the TM Tour Ghost putter on our site but with the release of the TaylorMade Tour Ghost Spider we had to see what this combination putter was all about. A mix between the ’08 Monza Spider and the ’10 Corza Ghost. Resurrecting the spider line after 3 years TaylorMade made some necessary adjustments to their popular putter series. They knew they wanted to go white because of those white ghost putters, demonstrating that it were easier to aim with than black, chrome or metallic putters.
What we liked about the new TaylorMade Tour Ghost Spider Putter was the moveable weights and the alignment features. A little bit about the weights: there are two weights located in the back of the putter which allow players to make the head heavier or lighter depending on how you want to customize it. We really liked the Pure Roll Surlyn Insert, performed great on the green, good, smooth forward roll. Another fun feature of this putter is the option to have a single-bend shaft or with a straight shaft that goes straight to the center of the face.
This putter has already received a warm reception on Tour as well. Jason Day, the Australian golfer making huge plays at this years majors so far finishing T2 and 2nd on the leaderboard. Developed by a Tour staff professional (Dave Stockton) it certainly lives up to their standards. “We’ve never made a putter that combines this kind of forgiveness and ease of use. Putting is all about confidence, and the Ghost Spider promotes confidence, big time,” says Stockton.
A reasonable price for a Tour level this TaylorMade Putter can be found at GolfClubs.com
Featuring that same Superfast technology as the TaylorMade Burner Superfast driver, which means it’s got a lighter longer shaft, lighter grip and a larger more forgiving clubhead. A light club leads to what they describe as game changing technology. With a lower and deeper center of gravity it gives players more power and a high launch angle for more carry distance. With their unique non-glare white clubhead and black face it’s the perfect visual alignment aid.
Our review is that they give a nice swing, really easy with a good tempo. The SuperFast Burner 2.0 TP Fairway Wood is a solid club, great weighting and the back swing feels effortless. It has a great look at address and it’s playing ability is definitely up to par with TaylorMade status. We would recommend this obviously to the more skilled or advanced players and we can assure you, you won’t be disappointed.
TaylorMade’s new Burner Superfast 2.0 Fairway Wood uses the same technology as the driver of this series introducing a lighter, longer shaft and a larger, forgiving clubhead. Again this club was designed with TM’s white non glare clubhead. The white clubhead’s are taking the golf world by storm this season their advantages include less glare from the club as well as easier alignment of shots from the tee or fairway. A black face also adds to the bold design of the fairway.
What we enjoyed about this fairway was the lower center of gravity absolutely helped deliver higher launches. We were also impressed with the distance this fairway was giving us. This should be expected with the 2.0 technology but we were pleased to see that it was put into action when tested. MSRP of $240 you can find it at most retailers including GolfClubs.com for $199
TaylorMade highly anticipated series returns from both the Burner Superfast 2.0 and R11. TaylorMade took the approach of all white and didn’t look back. This design feature quickly became the popular item this season and they lead the way. The all white design change helps reduce glare. The R11 series follows the R9 by having an adjustable hosel and rotating soleplate, which allows players 48 possible settings. This club was designed to give golfers forgiveness and added distance and speed. This is a driver for a serious golfer who is looking to gain more distance from their driver. The Burner series uses a lightweight club as their selling point for this club. They did this for added distance; we would suggest this club to golfers who want to increase speed. Testers agree that accuracy was a main selling point for this club. Head over to GolfClubs.com this week and catch the r11 on the weekly specials-shipping starts today!
The technology used in these irons was from a progressive COR, MOI and shaft length that is individualized for each clubs. TaylorMade used their ‘Inverted Cone’ technology, which expands the effective hitting area on the clubface for added performance. The technology also used produces high trajectory and the distance expected out of a TaylorMade. These were designed to be easy to hit and add serious distance to your game.
The best qualities in these irons are that they can be hit straight and accurate with solid contact. These irons are a great choice for any ability or handicap. The only downfall is that these irons are longer than the standard set; this makes it a little bit harder to hit. TaylorMade’s mission was clearly accomplished, they set out to make a set that was longer and easier to hit. These are the perfect game improving set of irons if you are a beginning player or intermediate.