TaylorMade R15 Driver Tops Golf Digest 2015 Hotlist
Story published at 12:18, Thursday, January 29th, 2015
TaylorMade Golf Company, renowned for innovations in performance-enhancing golf equipment, today announced it was the recipient of eight gold medals in the 2015 Golf Digest “Hotlist” equipment issue.
The most notable of those gold medals was R15 – the only Driver to earn 20 out of 20 stars, with five stars in the categories of: Performance, Innovation, Look/Sound/Feel and Demand. This marks the second consecutive year for TaylorMade Golf to earn 20 out of 20 for a driver model in Golf Digest’s 2015 Hotlist.
The R15 metalwood line takes learnings from TaylorMade’s much-loved ‘R’ franchise, utilising breakthrough technologies such as Inverted Cone Technology, Thick-Thin Wall Castings, Movable Weights, Low-Forward Centre of Gravity and an adjustable hosel as well as offering the club in TaylorMade’s iconic white finish.
R15 was first played on the European Tour in January 2015 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, and went straight to No.1, claiming No.1 Driver model*.
Also receiving high praise was the was the company’s RSi irons which received gold medals for each of its RSi models – RSi 1, RSi 2 and RSi TP.
“Face Slot Technology provides greater consistency across the face, giving players improved performance on mis-hits,” said Tomo Bystedt, TaylorMade’s Director of Product Creation for Irons, Putters & Wedges. “No golfer is perfect, not even the best players in the world hit the centre of the club every time. So with RSi, we’re giving all golfers a technology that can help their mis-hits perform more like pure strikes.”
*Sports Marketing Surveys Inc