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TaylorMade R1 driver
The TaylorMade R1 driver can be tuned 168 different ways, including 12 loft settings and 7 face-angle settings, designed to allow you to find the perfect fit to optimise distance and accuracy.
The movable weights in the R1 driver allow players to alter their shot shape. By moving the weights, you can alter the clubhead's CG (centre of gravity) by up to 5mm, to promote a draw or neutral trajectory.
TaylorMade have equipped the R1 driver with an Aldila RIP Phenom shaft. The lightweight, 55-gram shaft is tip-stiff, designed to produce faster clubhead speed, yet deliver the feel of a heavier, 65-gram shaft.
Compared to the R11s the R1 feels more forgiving and the sound at impact is a loud, but strangely likeable, high pitched crash that forcefully announces that you are on the tee and have just pulverised the ball. The 460cc head features a wide deep forgiving face that should benefit all mid to low handicappers. The aerodynamics of have been improved through the use of a thick/thin crown and it seems to make the R1 driver feel a bit more lively than the R11s.
There are also a 13 and 1 gram weight in each side of the sole for you to further tinker with the weight distribution to fine tune the left to right shot shape of your R1 driver. These are positioned slightly lower on the sole of the R1 than before, to lower the centre of gravity and and reduce spin.
The TaylorMade R1 driver is pricey but the sound, feel, forgiveness and loft options are all top drawer and in our opinion this is one of the better drivers TaylorMade have created in recent years.