TaylorMade launch new SLDR driver with brand new weight changing system.
There is a massive media blitz going on ahead of this mid-year driver launch by Taylormade, and I suppose now we’re part of it.
Traditionally golf companies release all their new equipment at the start of the year to coincide with the beginning of the professional golf tours, but Taylormade are bucking the trend and have released the brand new SLDR – quoted as being “a revolutionary new club featuring a sliding weight system engineered to launch the golf ball high, fast and long.”
“Key to the leap in distance is a lower and more forward center of gravity (CG) that promotes a hotter launch, low spin and faster ball speed. Similar to the impact the “Speed Pocket” had on the performance of the RocketBallz fairway and Rescue clubs, TaylorMade engineers believe SLDR’s low and forward CG placement will redefine driver distance. ”
The new sliding weight mechanism appears more user-friendly than previous instalments of this system from other companies and of course it sounds like the club is sending the ball a long way.
Expect to see a lot about this club over the coming week’s. TaylorMade had the professionals testing it out on the range ahead of The Open Championship a few weeks ago and you can see the results in the video below.