TaylorMade has launched two new drivers for 2015. The new TaylorMade R15 preaches speed, distance and forgiveness, while the AeroBurner has been built for speed.
TaylorMade unveiled the drivers in New York City in November of last year with PGA pro Jason Day and actor John McGinley in attendance. The well respected golf brand unveiled its new R15 driver along with its AeroBurner driver, fairway woods, and RSi irons.
The R15 builds further on the technology driven metal-wood. It offers what Ben Sharpe the CEO at TaylorMade considers the most advanced driver to date, from the company.
TaylorMade’s goal continues with the R15 of offering golfers a more forward and lower center of gravity, while taking the sliding weight feature, from the SLDR models of last year one step further.
The TaylorMade R15 models have two sliding weights that are heavier than that of the SLDR. The additional weight adds more options that are customized, and with the correct settings, improves the forgiveness of the club as well as ensures that the ball speeds are consistent regardless of where on the club face impact takes place.
Other changes to the design of the two weights as well as the track they are in, allows the R15 to help golfers improve their ball speed, reduce spin and loft the ball higher, all with distance in mind.
The new R15 comes in two sizes. The R15 460cc is available in black along with the classic white of TaylorMade. The second model the R15 430cc comes only in white.
With the new R15, TaylorMade has added sliding weights for the first time to its fairway woods. The R15 fairways contain just one weight, which is designed to optimize the swing bias and center of gravity.
The new TaylorMade R15 rescues do not come with a weight but contain a speed pocket, which works to keep ball speeds even when there is a miss hit.
The AeroBurner has been built for speed. It is lightweight, while featuring the “Aero Hosel” as well as a raised center crown, that both have a goal of reducing drag during the swing.
With the new AeroBurner, TaylorMade included its SpeedPocket and made it larger than on the JetSpeed that came out last year. The bigger SpeedPocket extends the length of the sole of the club and with the RSi and R15, has a goal to prevent miss hits with better ball speeds across the entire face.
The new AeroBurner is available in a Tour Preferred and 460cc model. Just as the R15 driver does, the AeroBurner line includes fairway woods and rescues that have a speed pocket that is similar.