Monday, July 08, 2013

Taylormade-sldr-driver_640 The USGA updates its list of
conforming driver heads each Monday morning. Today, a prototype TaylorMade
driver dubbed the SLDR appeared on the list.
The photo here (courtesy of the
USGA) clearly shows a moveable weight mechanism along the sole. This design reminds
me of the technology used in Mizuno’s MP-630 Fast Track driver from 2010. A big
difference is that the slider -- used to tweak shot shape -- was rearward in the
Mizuno model whereas it runs the length of the sole, and closer to the face, in
the SLDR. Relatedly, it appears that the device replaces TaylorMade’s iconic removable
heel-toe weights.
Dave Cordero, Communications
Manager at TaylorMade Golf, confirms that company reps will have prototype SLDR
drivers at this week’s John Deere Classic (PGA Tour) and the Aberdeen Asset
Management Scottish Open (European Tour). More to come. (Photo: Courtesy of USGA.org) RELATED: TaylorMade news, club reviews, photos, more CLICK HERE for Equipment news, photos, ClubTest reviews, custom clubs, more

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