TaylorMade R11, R11 TP Fairway Woods
From Golf Magazine (May 2011)
Category: Fairway Woods
We tested: 14°, 15.5° with Fujikura Blur 70 graphite shaft
Key Technologies: The club is fully customizable due to "Flight Control Technology" (+/- 1° loft adjustment) and "Adjustable Sole Technology" (+/- 2° face-angle change). Repositioning the center of gravity - lower than in the R9 - delivers 1-2 mph more ball speed and 300 rpm less backspin.
OUR TESTERS SAY: Adjustable head is well-suited to most swing types; strong in terms of accuracy/forgiveness and playability.
PLAYABILITY: This shotmaker's club is easy to work in either direction; smallish head and loft/face angle adjustability allow for even more versatility.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Directional forgiveness is a strong suit - adjusts well to poor swings and keeps shots from becoming disastrous.
DISTANCE: Expected yardages on center strikes; slight off-center hits sacrifice little.
FEEL: Sweet spot is apparent; delivers a muted yet solid sensation at impact.
LOOK: Classic head shape with white, non-glare crown and easy-to-identify alignment logo.
Acceptable length but it doesn't blow you away; some testers prefer a "hotter" feel.
From Sports Illustrated Golf+ (February 7, 2011)
The same as the driver, the R11 fairway metals improve upon the R9 fairways by adding Adjustable Sole Plate Technology to Flight Control Technology in a new aerodynamic steel head that promotes faster speed for more distance.