Wednesday, September 02, 2009

TaylorMade Raylor As reported in
the days leading up to the U.S. Open, both Kenny Perry and Fred Funk added
then-prototype TaylorMade Raylor rescue clubs to their bags to battle Bethpage's deep, wet rough.

TaylorMade is set to
make the Raylor, available in lofts of 19° and 21°,
available to the public this week.

"The new Raylor hits
the ball higher, longer and straighter from tall grass," said Tom
Olsavsky, TaylorMade's senior director of metalwood creation, in a release. "It's
the ultimate weapon for getting out of the rough."

The Raylor is
designed with a slightly sharp, slightly pointed leading edge that TaylorMade
says allows golfers to slide the face through the grass and onto the back of
the ball more effectively

In addition, the sole of
the clubs is shaped like a ship's hull, sloping upward at the sides. Again, this
should help the club glide more easily through rough.

According to TaylorMade, these
two features reduce the area that would normally hinder the club in the rough by

The Raylor, which will
retail for about $230, will come standard with a Fujikura RE*AX 65-gram shaft that's one
inch longer than standard to create added clubhead speed.

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