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By Paul Myers

There are a great number of TaylorMade JetSpeed drivers, so many players can find the one that suits them just right. Some of the TaylorMade drivers have been aimed at better players looking to improve their distance and control, while others are aimed at less-experienced golfers who simply need forgiveness along with maximum distance. The JetSpeed driver lands somewhere in between the two extremes and possesses elements that could appeal to all golfers. Unlike many other drivers in TaylorMade’s lineup, the JetSpeed is not one with moveable weights – the only adjustments to be made on this club come in the variable hosel design.

Forgive the Low Miss

So what it is that makes the JetSpeed unique? To start, the ‘Speed Pocket’ technology that TaylorMade has used in this club is the first time they have tried this design element in a driver. Basically, there is a ‘pocket’ behind the club face near the bottom of the club which is designed to improve the performance of the driver on shots that are hit low on the face. This is a common miss for some, especially among amateur golfers, so it is a great idea to try and help the result of the shot when hit down near the bottom of the club face.

Additionally, TaylorMade has increased the virtual size of the sweet spot on this driver to give you a better chance of catching all of it and maximizing your distance. It will still be up to you to make a quality swing, but this club can be capable of rewarding you even if you miss the center of the club face just slightly. With the variable hosel, you can adjust the loft of the club 1.5* in either direction, so you can customize the ball flight to fit either your swing or the conditions of the golf course that day.

As with all TaylorMade drivers, the look of this club is beautiful at address and can make it easy for you to focus on the ball. The crown graphics are modern yet subtle at the same time, to make it unlikely that they will be objectionable to you when you put the club down behind the ball and prepare to hit a shot.

Keep the Spin Down

The other performance feature that will make the JetSpeed driver so attractive to a wide range of players is the lower spin rates that it is capable of producing. Some drivers that employ all of the new technologies and materials available end up generating a high spin rate, which can cost control and distance when not used correctly. The design of the JetSpeed head is meant to help you keep the spin rate down and your drives boring through the air right down the fairway.

Is the JetSpeed the right driver for you? Well, of course, that is a question only you can answer. It is, like all of TaylorMade’s offerings, a quality driver that is worthy of a second look. If you can locate one at a golf shop near you, find out if you can test it out either on the driving range or out on the course. It shouldn’t take more than a few swings to get a good idea of whether or not the JetSpeed can provide you with the ball flight and distance you have been looking for.

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By Paul Myers

Assuming you keep up with the latest in golf club trends and technology, it probably isn’t news to you that customization is one of the latest waves in golf clubs – especially drivers. Instead of having to decide before you purchase a club exactly how you want it to play, you can now change the settings on many drivers before each round to suit how your swing is feeling, the course you are playing, the conditions, and more. While new drivers are still relatively expensive to purchase, you may get more for your money in terms of a club that can do many different things for you.

Constantly Adjusting

Earlier models of Taylor Made drivers had weights in the heel and toe that you could move around to adjust the way the club felt and the ball flights that it generated. In their SLDR driver model, the idea is the same, but the execution is a bit different. Instead of the moveable weights, they now have used a ‘slider’ that can be adjusted along the bottom of the clubhead from the heel to the toe to alter the performance of the driver. There are eight points along the way at which the weight can be positioned, so you will be able to do plenty of experimenting with how you want the club the play. Spend some time on the driving range hitting shots with the weight in different positions and you should be able to find the one or two spots on the SLDR driver that work best for you.

Of course, that is not all that the SLDR driver from TaylorMade is capable of doing. In addition to the sliding weight bar, there are also 12 different positions at the hosel that you can adjust to change the loft of the club as much as 1.5 degrees. This kind of adjusting can be great for altering your ball flight based on course conditions – say, lower for a course that is playing hard and fast, and higher for a course that is soft and not providing much roll. You could even alter the hosel position right before your round if you notice that the wind has come up and you wish to hit a lower ball off the tee.

TaylorMade Reliability

Experienced golfers know what they are going to get from a TaylorMade SLDR driver – quality performance, good looks, and innovative technology. It isn’t a coincidence or a surprise that TaylorMade has stayed at or near the top of the golf club business for so long. They make quality products, and they are always pushing the envelope on technology. Even if you are a player who usually opts for another manufacturer’s clubs, it may be worth your time to test out the SLDR for yourself.

You will only be able to maximize your performance on the golf course when you combine the right golf clubs with your own personal golf swing. Getting your clubs to match up to the technique that you use is an important step, so don’t just assume that any old clubs will get the job done. The beauty of drivers such as the TaylorMade SLDR is that they allow you to purchase one club and get many different performance profiles, so you can fine tune it until you are find the setting that makes you the happiest.

If you liked the review of the TaylorMade SLDR Driver and you think it would help another golfer, please like it.

 

To learn more about Swing Man Golf products and hit it longer with swing speed training, click here.

And, if you would like to add 30 to 40 yards to your drives over the next 30 days, like thousands of our customers have before you, you might consider our unique Swing Man Golf Swing Speed Training.

Use the tool below to find out a.) how fast your swing speed should be and b.) how fast you COULD swing it soon:

 

HOW FAR SHOULD YOU DRIVE IT? HOW FAR COULD YOU DRIVE IT?

…based on gender, age, handicap and average driving distance? Use this tool to find out:

Male Female