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TaylorMade SLDR White Driver

TaylorMade SLDR White Driver

TaylorMade SLDR White Driver: $399.99 

Click HERE and buy the new TaylorMade SLDR White Driver from 2nd Swing.

Click HERE and buy the new TaylorMade SLDR White Driver

 

   “The #1 Driver on Tour, Now in White.” — TaylorMade 

   New 2014 TaylorMade SLDR White Driver photos and descriptions.

New 2014 TaylorMade SLDR White Driver

New 2014 TaylorMade SLDR White Driver

TaylorMade is making waves yet again with the arrival of its new SLDR Driver at the start of May 2014. Here’s a quick look and what the company has to say about one of its latest entries into the golf club driver marketplace:

 

“The white crown with black button-back delivers a remarkable appearance at address. Many golfers fell in love with white when it came out in 2011, and now we are delivering a limited edition white SLDR with low and forward CG for more distance when you loft.” – Brian Bazzel, senior director of TaylorMade’s Metalwood Product Creation Division

New 2014 TaylorMade SLDR White Driver

New 2014 TaylorMade SLDR White Driver

 Here are some of the features of the new SLDR White Driver, according to TaylorMade:

  • Stunning modern classic shape with white crown.
  • Low-forward CG promotes high launch, fast ball speed and low spin for phenomenal distance.
  • Easy and intuitive SLDR sliding weight promotes up to 30 yards of shot shape adjustment.
  • Increase or reduce loft up to 1.5 (degrees) with 12-position loft sleeve for optimal trajectory.
  • Black button-back works with white crown for easy clubface alignment.
  • Fujikura Speeder 57 shaft blends light weight with great feel and playability.
New 2014 TaylorMade SLDR White Driver

New 2014 TaylorMade SLDR White Driver

Furthermore according to TaylorMade, the SLDR’s center of gravity (CG) location is both low and forward. That’s due in large part to the big, 20-gram sliding weight on the sole. That promotes a dramatic leap in distance.

Moving the CG forward in a driver is a monumental shift in TaylorMade’s “metalwood thinking,” according to the company. For years, TaylorMade says it’s been accepted that low and back was the ideal CG location for a driver.

“We’ve found this is not the best way to generate the most distance,” according to the company

TaylorMade’s goal of longer distances comes from combining fast-ball speed, high launch-angle and a low spin-rate. Moving the CG forward promotes more ball speed and less spin. To launch the ball on a high enough angle to maximize distance, TaylorMade designers say they’ve discovered that most golfers benefit from increasing their loft, some by as much 2 or 3 degrees.

New 2014 TaylorMade SLDR White Driver

New 2014 TaylorMade SLDR White Driver

Designers also say they reinvented movable weight systems by making it more effective and easier to use.  The movable weight shifts the clubhead’s CG horizontally toward either the heel — to promote a draw — or toward the toe — to promote a fade. The SLDR’s sliding weight also allows golfers to shift the CG far enough to promote a side-to-side trajectory change of up to 30 yards, according to TaylorMade.

The SLDR weight also slides on the track it claims will not come loose from the clubhead. To slide the weight to any of the 21 positions on its track, loosen the screw, move the weight, then tighten the screw again. It takes as little as 10 seconds. And the sole is marked with the words “fade” at the toe-end of the track and “draw” at the heel-end of the track to make it clear where the weight should be positioned for the desired  shot shape, according to TaylorMade.

The SLDR also has the company’s own “Loft-sleeve Technology,” which allows for personalized loft adjustment. Golfers can select from 12 positions within a range of plus-or-minus 1.5 degrees of loft change. The SLDR is available in four lofts: 9.5, 10.5, 12 and 14 degrees.

Aesthetically, the SLDR invokes “a confluence of shape, color and visual accents make it one of the most visually compelling clubs we’ve ever created,” according to TaylorMade. It has a striking modern-classic shape, white crown and black “button-back” to make an impression at address. The company finally boasts of a clean design for the SLDR’s movable-weight mechanism, including the single blue weight and the track it slides within.

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