TaylorMade Debuts R11 Driver
By mustang6560 on 4/22/11
When I first read that TaylorMade was going to unveil an 80-foot driver at Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres, I thought "hmmm cool, next story please". I didn't really think it was a newsworthy story.
But apparently, the Internet is blowing up about it.
The club, TaylorMade's R11 driver, was erected over a three-day period, with the final touches added Wednesday before the start of Thursday night's homestand against the Phillies. The club head is illustrated as a decal on the wall, with the 950-pound hollow shaft and grip rising high above the right-field fence, attached to the foul pole. If a ball hits the shaft above the fence, it'll be a home run.My first question when I heard the replica was going to be attached to the right field foul pole was "what happens if a batter hits it?" I was glad to hear it will be considered a home run.
I think the story behind the story here is that LPGA star (and good-looking gal) Natalie Gulbis was there to help celebrate in style. TaylorMade was smart to bring Natalie to the debut to throw out the ceremonial first pitch last night. I mean, it would be cool to see someone like Dustin Johnson, but what guy doesn't want to meet Natalie Gulbis?
I've never met Natalie but I know people who have and everyone of them says she's one of the coolest people you'll meet. Maybe one day I'll get the chance...
Natalie Gulbis on Twitter
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yea i saw that on GC this morning. it's HUGE!! Wild.
here is a report and a picture...
I thought people would enjoy seeing Natalie versus the display :)
I had the same initial feelings, and am still a little surprised how much has become of it. There have been plenty of golfers go to baseball stadiums and hit (golf) balls out of the park.
seems like that would obstruct some views... but still cool.
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