Rated 5 out of 5áby Steve 85 Distinctive Sound
So far I have played one round and hit a bucket of balls. It definitely has a lower trajectory than my previous driver even with a half degree more loft. It also gives about 10 to 20 additional yards on a well hit drive. I have yet to dial it in with the adjustments. The most distinctive thing with this driver is the sound. A definite thud rather than a metalic tink.
December 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby Jake Good but not great!!!!
This club has a excellent feel when you just take a practice swing. My drives are not any longer then the Cobra which I still own. I do hit the ball much straighter repeatedly
and I really like the simplicity of adjusting the loft. I have tried it out on windy days on the lowest setting and found I still hit the ball straight with a minimal loss of distance.
I found that the weight adjustment for drawing and/or slicing the ball did not show any improvement from what I have been able to do without any mechanical weight change.
This driver is a bit on the pricey side for what the SLDR is advertised it can do.
November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Guy992 SLDR
Excellent driver. Not much longer but in the fairway a lot more.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby GodsRomandres Very easy to control and consistent.
Great driver! Very easy to hit and good distance. Love the feel and sound. The forgiveness is great and all get great distance. Love this club!
October 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby Robert L Happy camper
Like the feel,avg about 250,from neutral 1 notch for a draw,didn't suite me so back to neutral and was fine .dont play much golf but will play more now hitting more fairways off the tee with this club
October 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby rboy love it
Owned a R11 first generation thought with a little help from the adjustments I could finally hit the draw I have always wanted. ( big disappointment ) went back to Ping just regain lost yardage. Gave this club a shot and it delivers. Maintained my carry distance and gained considerable roll since I am now hitting a nice draw for the first time in my golfing career. Love it.
September 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Happyhacker Great Feel
I bought the R1 a few months ago and could never seem to hit it consistently so I would always revert back to my old R9. I am not crazy about Taylormade coming out with a newer product so quickly after introducing the R1 but I find this driver is a lot easier to hit and is so much more forgiving than the R1 not to mention the extra distance. The club also looks much nicer than the R1.Overall I would recommend this if you are looking for more distance and a forgiving club. Has a great sound and when you hit a good it has good feedback.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Ed SLDR
Great driver, added thirty yards. Adjustability. Adds greater flexibility for shot making.
September 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Sean Best Driver Available
This driver is awesome! Not as many options with regards to past TaylorMade drivers, but this is a good thing. Driver feels lighter weight, which is leading to greater club head speed and longer distance. The golf ball sounds great coming off the club. Easily gained 10-20 yards off the tee.
September 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Launch All i can say is wow!
I have played 3 rounds with this driver.
First round was getting used to it and only hit 2 solid drives. After adjusting the loft to 8 and middle on the slider, that's when I hit one of the better drives with the club
2nd round much better but wasn't hitting it consistently enough to have a feel for total distance.
3rd round wow. I hit driver on 11 holes and hit fairway 9 times. my average distance was 20 more yards as I out hit my group, which usually that never happens, I average around 270 before and now im close to 300 (5 drives past 300 today),
I blocked two drives to the right which were still long as this club is very forgiving unless you are just shanking it all over the place.
I am an average golfer. In the past calendar year, my best round was 75 (only time in the 70s) and average 88 with my worst round of 95 in this entering my 5th year playing. My friends are all good so I need what it takes to keep up. Now if I can only putt more consistently!!
September 16, 2013