R15 Black 460cc
R15 430 Face
R15 430 Crown
R15 460 Toe
R15 Fairway Toe
R15 Rescue Toe
TaylorMade Golf Company today unveils its R15 driver, fairway and rescue clubs and is the latest development in the R series. The R15 will be available from the 9th January 2015 and will come in both black and white versions, and from our early look at the product both look stunning.
The driver will come in two head sizes of 460cc and 430cc with four different loft options which are 9.5°, 10.5°, 12° and 14°.
Brian Bazzel, Senior Director of Product Creation for Metalwoods said about the new R15, “It performs incredibly in a package that looks great, sounds great and can be easily fitted to any player. Everything we know about the metalwood, we’ve put into R15; golfers will see that, feel it and sense it with every swing. It’s a special driver.”
The R15 will use a “Front Track system, making adjustment of the club quicker and easier. The track system uses two sliding split weights that weigh 12.5 grams each (25g total). Using the torque wrench, the golfer can loosen and slide the weights to the heel for a draw, to the toe for a fade or split for maximum stability.
Loft and lie adjustability comes with a simple rotation of the loft-sleeve system allowing you to choose from 12 distinct settings that makes incremental changes in the lie and the loft/face angle within a range of 4°.
Engineered for Distance
The R15 uses a low and forward centre of gravity (CG) which was first used in the SLDR series and promotes faster ball speed with less spin. The R15 has an even lower and more forward CG due to the Front Track system, which is now 12mm closer to the leading edge with 40 more grams of weight forward. In total that now makes 75% of the mass is now in the front of the driver.
Low forward CG in combination with the more forward track and redesigned sliding weights in the R15 helps to reduce spin by about 100 to 200rpm and increase launch by 0.5 to 1.0deg compared to the SLDR 460.
Fairway & Rescue
The fairway wood comes in four loft options of 15?, 16.5 ?, 19?, 20.5? and features the same Front Track system as the driver. The R15 fairway wood uses a single 25-gram tungsten weight that slides toward the heel or toe to promote a draw or fade. The Front Track works like a “Speed Pocket”, increasing the sweet spot and decreasing the spin rate and like the R15 driver comes with a 4° loft sleeve for maximum loft adjustability.
TaylorMade has also incorporated an open channel Speed Pocket into the R15 Rescue club, which promotes more ball speed and reduced spin. Built with the new Fujikura Speeder 77 Evolution shaft, the club also features a 3-degree loft sleeve allowing the golfer to adjust to distance gaps in their bag.
Pricing, Options and Availability
Available in four lofts– 9.5°, 10.5°, 12° and 14°,
R15 460 is offered in a white or black crown
Fujikura’s Speeder 57 Evolution shaft (X, S, R and M flexes)
Lamkin’s (Non-Cord) 48 gram Performance grip.
Fujikura Speeder 67 Evolution shaft (X, S, R and M flexes) white crown only.
The loft options for the 430 are 9.5°, 10.5°, 12°.
Both priced at: £369, €479.00, 4,495 SEK, 3,995 NOK, 3,695 DKK, 649 CHF.
R15 Tour Preferred features
Speeder Evolution 661 Tour Spec in the aftermarket graphics
Lamkin UTx grip.
More than 20 custom TP shafts are also available at no additional upcharge.
£429, €529.00, 5,699 SEK, 5,195 NOK, 4,599 DKK, 749 CHF
£229, €279.00, 2,899 SEK, 2,595 NOK, 2,299 DKK, 399 CHF,
£279, €349.00, 3,499 SEK, 3,195 NOK, 2,899 DKK, 479 CHF.
£189, €229.00, 2,299 SEK, 1,995 NOK, 1,799 DKK, 329 CHF
£229, €279.00, 2,799 SEK, 2,495 NOK, 2,299 DKK, 389 CHF