TaylorMade unveils new R1 driver
By mustang6560 on 1/3/13
TaylorMade unveiled its newest driver — the R1. It's supposed to be the "one driver model that can be tuned to fit Tour pros and amateurs alike".

I'm surprised TaylorMade went with another white driver. I was certain the Company would go with a different color for the crown. What do you think?





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[ comments ]
GolfSmith7 says:
I like the ability to change the loft to any degree but the color is ugly to me.
1/3/13
 
Kurt the Knife says:
I'm waiting to buy the driver that comes with a dude can hit it straight.
1/3/13
 
Kurt the Knife says:
wanna plug the Anser driver, tho'. Even with my serpentine,openfaced,slugfest, 65mph head speed swing, the ball went pretty good.
1/3/13
 
birdieXris says:
Ugliest driver ever. The adjustability is nice but i couldn't look down at this thing. (that's what she said)
1/3/13
 
bkuehn1952 says:
So where does TaylorMade go now? They have used R3, R5, R7, R9 and R11. Now they reverse direction and it is R1.

Is the next going to be R -2? I am so confused.
1/3/13
 
mjaber says:
@bkuehn1952... I guess they were afraid to go to R13... I'm not sure George Lucas would let them go to the R2, unless it had a hologram projector built into it.
1/3/13
 
jfurr says:
@Kurt -- I'd like to hit the Anser, looking forward to a demo day. Regarding this R1, it looks pretty sporty but not my style.
1/3/13
 
Duke of Hazards says:
I don't mind the crown graphics or the color scheme, but that compass dial thing looks cheeseball.

+1 on the Anser, btw.
1/3/13
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
FINALLY - a driver that provides enough customization for even *me* to play consistently!
1/3/13
 
Panerai111 says:
Looks horrible, but it will sell tons.
1/3/13
 
TWUES17 says:
The custom head refinishers are licking their chops right now. I thought the R11 looked silly; this thing is bananas.
1/3/13
 
Dusty23 says:
Ugly
1/3/13
 
Ianinho says:
Still the same club as the original r11 except you can tweak it more and it looks horrible
1/3/13
 
mmontisano says:
one golf forum was saying that after 5 minutes of swinging it, the crown graphics disappear and you won't notice it anymore. if i hit well enough, i would consider buying it. i just think having 12 different loft options available to me would somehow mess up the balance of the head with the spine of the shaft....

but what do i know.
1/3/13
 
windowsurfer says:
I never liked white drivers, still don't. The addition of the rear quarter graphics from a 1970 Plymouth Duster 440 Turbo* does not help.
1/3/13
 
golfingbumunderpar64 says:
I've always liked the white driver but went back to my trusty superfast 1. But I hate the adjustable drivers. I think their crap. Taylormade has started making soooo many drivers they are getting worse. How can you change all that stuff by twisting the shaft. It seems like a marketing ploy. Just learn how to hit a regular driver.
1/3/13
 
askarzy says:
I always thought TaylorMade produced ugly drivers, the R1 is no exception.
1/4/13
 
mjaber says:
@golfingbum... I agree all the adjustments seems gimicky, but I can tell you from experience that being able to adjust the heel/toe weights does make a difference. I hit an old R5 TP, and when I got it, the weights were balance, 6 & 6. I swapped out the weights to match the R5 Dual that I had replaced, 10 & 2 (I think) and the consistency I was getting with the R5 Dual returned.
1/4/13
 
Bernie Duffer says:
Play a white wood or hybrid? NO, I can hardly look at them. Yet, I play an Adams driver and 3 wood which are silver and I like the way they look. Can't explain these things.
1/4/13
 
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