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...

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Natalie Gulbis on Twitter

[ comments ]
birdieXris says:
yea i saw that on GC this morning. it's HUGE!! Wild.
GolfinHawg says:
here is a report and a picture...
mustang6560 says:
I thought people would enjoy seeing Natalie versus the display :)
Clint24 says:
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.
Banker85 says:
seems like that would obstruct some views... but still cool.
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