Las Vegas, Nevada (August 20, 2013)–Just when we thought we had seen everything from an adjustable driver. Well, the new TaylorMade SLDR Driver appears to have added a few new tricks in the ever-emerging adjustable market. And Tour pros, everyday golfers, and critics are taking notice. "Perfect balance on the fairway," is how Wall St. Journal writer Daniel Dumas described it. And Justin Rose tweeted the following after using it: “It’s Solid. Great acoustics and Hot Flight.” You can find more information about the new club and purchase it at the two Las Vegas Golf and Tennis locations–and soon at the new TaylorMade Golf Experience at the former Callaway Golf Center. Click now for the official LVG&T website for locations and to find the best Las Vegas golf equipment. –By Brian Hurlburt
Tests show that SLDR is the longest driver in company history. Key to the leap in distance is a lower and more forward center of gravity (CG) that promotes a hotter launch, low spin and faster ball speed. Similar to the impact the “Speed Pocket” had on the performance of the RocketBallz fairway and Rescue clubs, TaylorMade engineers believe SLDR’s low and forward CG placement will redefine driver distance. “Without a doubt, this is the longest driver we have ever created,” said TaylorMade’s Chief Technical Officer Benoit Vincent. “Our expertise at positioning the CG low and forward sets us apart from our competitors, and is vital to making SLDR the spectacular distance machine that it is.”
One of the Las Vegas Golf and Tennis locations is located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. While the other location is in Boca Park near Summerlin. Both offer a wide selection and experts on site to answer all questions.
Movable weight shifts the clubhead’s CG horizontally toward either the heel, to promote a draw, or toward the toe, to promote a fade. SLDR delivers six millimeters of movement – that’s 50% more than R1 – promoting a shot-dispersion range of up to 30 yards. The SLDR weight slides on a 21-point track system and never comes loose from the clubhead. To position the weight in any one of them simply loosen the screw, slide the weight to the point selected, then tighten the screw. Golfers can adjust for a “draw” or “fade” by sliding the weight across the slider track into the appropriate position in as little as 10 seconds.
Available in four lofts – 8°, 9.5°, 10.5° and 12°, SLDR is equipped with a Fujikura Speeder 57 graphite shaft and TaylorMade high-traction grip. The Tour Preferred version, SLDR TP, combines the same clubhead with the tour-caliber Fujikura Speeder Tour Spec 6.3 graphite shaft. A variety of custom shafts are also available.