Las Vegas, Nevada (November 27, 2013)–Golf technology is updated seemingly on a daily basis. Obviously the companies invest in new tech to make a profit, but that research and development, hopefully, results in better clubs and better golf games for golfers. At TaylorMade, company officials believe the new line of JetSpeed drivers and fairway woods will deliver distance and better control for golfers. In fact, the new club is said to have a "25 percent larger sweet spot" than previous drivers. What that means, again hopefully, is both accuracy and distance off the tee. And that is a Thanksgiving wish all golfers can get behind. Visiting and local Las Vegas golfers can check out the new clubs at the grand opening of the TaylorMade Golf Experience on Black Friday. –By Brian Hurlburt.
“The JetSpeed driver represents the first time we have incorporated a Speed Pocket inside a driver,” Brian Bazzel, TaylorMade’s senior director of metalwood product creation, told Golfweek equipment writer David Dusek recently. “The reason why we did that, and really the benefit, is that it creates a larger sweet spot, lower in the face. In fact, the sweet spot is 25 percent larger.”
According to Dusek and TaylorMade officials, the following is the TaylorMade philosophy on their line of drivers: "TaylorMade did not design the JetSpeed to be as adjustable as the recently released SLDR. JetSpeed takes the place of the RocketBallz Stage 2, so TaylorMade is continuing its two-family philosophy regarding woods. The SLDR family was designed with tinkerers in mind (as the R1, R11 and R11S were before it), and the JetSpeed family was designed at a slightly lower price point with distance-craving players in mind (as RocketBallz Stage 2, RocketBallz and Burner were)."