New TaylorMade RocketBallz Driver
By mustang6560 on 12/13/11
Earlier today, TaylorMade unveiled its next generation driver, RocketBallz. The club line also includes fairway woods, hybrids and irons.
It's normal to see a cheesy name like "RocketBallz" from a small equipment company that needs to create as much buzz as possible, but it's not something you typically see from one of the big brands. What do you think, is it the worst name in golf, or marketing genius?
TaylorMade explains the story behind RocketBallz in the video below.
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Worst name everz! The people who came up with it must of asked their kids how to make it even better, add a Z.
They could have called it NancyNoBallz for all I care. If it works it's in my bag.
As much as I love including the word "balls" in my daily conversation, I think this is a terrible idea. It really cheapens the brand. I'm in the market for irons (leaning towards Ping), and I really don't want to walk around with these in my ball bag... I mean bag.
Yizzeah dizzawg! Finally we'z can be all up on yo greenz from the tizzee!
Yeah, this seems like a strange and off-brand for Taylor Made. RocketBallz, really?
...but Hey! We're talking about it.
Worst. Or maybe Wurtzzzt
the color scheme combined with the name seems like they're making a push to try and compete with Puma trying to get the younger generation of players.
ummm they're ripping off dragonballz!
I guess "Burner 3.0" just wasn't going to cut it.
They bit off my name!!!!
Yes worst ever, for every bad shot you hit with one of these Ballz clubs all of your buddies have at least 10 built in comments to antagonize you with. I actually hope some of my buddies buy these clubs just so I can mess with them. Unless these things get me on the PGA tour (btw 30 handicap) I would not care how much better they preform than what I currently play, I would never carry a club with ballz in the name.
DJ hit a 3w 330 yards. that is insane. I think it is great. @rjtalcott, i was thinking the same thing. The name is an attention grabber for sure. I'll say marketing genius.
I have been a loyal TayorMade guy for years. Hate the name!
Looking to buy new irons for the spring, I will skip this model and wait for the next one.
"Love it or hate it", in marketing, is the name of the game! Judging by the amount of "buzzz" that just the name has created, I'd say "marketing genius". TM also has a solid history of backing it up with solid products that cover multiple target market segments. Besides, admit it or not, there's a six year old in all of us that just loves to say "ballz".
Matt F says:
So what they did is the same as all the OEM's do every year...jack the lofts of everything up, change the look, give it a quirky, stupid name and tell you you'll hit it a mile...the lemmings will be climbing over each other to get these regardless of the name.
It looks like they took the White Burner and added part of the FCT to it. I wonder now if they are going to continue with the Burner line, and have 3 different lines (R series, RocketBallz, Burner).
mwfaith....you'll be one of the lemmings. Just admit it.
Matt F says:
Not me mate. 07 burner, 08 cobra 3W, cobra DWS hybrids, 07 cobra FP irons, 3 Eidolon wedges and the first putter I bought in 06...works just fine for my meager abilities.
the name sounds like a japanese cartoon! Dragon Ball Rocketballz...karate kids!
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