To get inside TaylorMade's high-tech product development and testing facility in Carlsbad, Calif., you not only need to score an invite, but also sign a confidentiality agreement as long as War and Peace. It's a place where the company's engineers and master club builders work with the game's elite players and dream up the clubs of tomorrow.
On June 22, GOLF.com took reades inside The Kingdom for a chance to ask two of TaylorMade's head honchos anything they liked during a live chat. As TaylorMade's senior director of research and development for metalwoods,Todd Beach is the man who developed clubs like the r7 family of drivers, as well as the new the Burner SuperFast driver and R9 family of drivers. His name is on 60 golf patents, and another 50 are pending.
Bret Wahl, TaylorMade's senior director of research and development for irons, wedges, and putters. He led the team that created clubs like the Burner irons, the Rossa Monza Spider putters and the new replaceable-faced TP wedges with xFT.
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