TaylorMade's new R1 driver offers the greatest range of adjustability of any driver in the brand's history.
With its "Loft-Sleeve Technology", the new R1 offers a 12-loft sleeve settings to deliver a 4 degree-range of lofts, meaning the golfer can play anywhere from a 8- to 12-degree driver. TaylorMade says its research indicates 80-percent of golfers are playing the wrong loft, which costs them distance. The R1's wide range of lofts and face angles, along with its movable shot-shape weights, allow this single driver model to be tuned to optimize distance and accuracy to fit the widest range of players.
Featuring TaylorMade's famous white, glare-reducing crown color, the new R1 also has an eye-catching new orange, black and gray crown graphic which helps the golfer to square the face to the ball accurately at address. The "V" shape of the preserved white space behind the leading edge provides a frame to position the ball against, helping to heighten focus.
The new R1 is equipped with Aldila RIP Phenom 55-gram shaft, which is ultra-light to promote faster clubhead speed, yet strategically weighted to deliver the feel of a heavier, 65-gram shaft. The shaft also features Aldila's Hyberbolic Flex Technology to promote optimal launch conditions, ball speed and feel.
Available at the beginning of February, the new R1 comes with a suggested retail price of $399 US.