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TaylorMade SLDR Driver

TaylorMade’s brand new driver known as the SLDR has finally arrived.

The club gets its name from the simple 20g sliding weight on the sole. Players can slide the weight along a rail to easily create the desired draw or fade they seek. Recent TaylorMade drivers, such as the popular R1, can be adjusted using a wrench to screw weight ports in and out of the head, so this will be seen as quite the advancement for TaylorMade users.

It features 21 awesome SLDR weight positions that dial into the golfer’s desired shot shape and boasts a modern-classic shape with low-forward CG to promote high launch, faster golf ball speed and low spin for even greater distances.

TaylorMade’s Chief Technical Officer, Dr Benoit Vincent, explained: "Our expertise in positioning the CG low and forward in a driver sets us apart from our competitors, and is vital to making SLDR the spectacular distance machine it is."

Similarities to previous golf drivers are apparent, with the SLDR having an adjustable hosel, akin to the RBZ Stage 2 that golfers can use to select their preferred loft.

Golfers using the SLDR driver will be able to increase or reduce the loft of the SLDR up to 1.5-degrees with a 12-position loft-sleeve for optimal trajectory, while the silver button-back works with subtle crown markings to aid in easy clubface alignment.

Lower and more forward centre of gravity (CG) promotes a red hot launch, lower spin and faster golf ball speeds, giving each players game a needed boost of power and precision. The driver comes with a standard Fujikura Speeder 57 shaft and TM 360 grip.