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TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews

Mr. Desmond

Finely Tuned Machine

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Pros: If You Want Adjustable, Low Spinning, and High Ball Speeds, White Crown/Decal looks large and is Confidence Boosting

Cons: Additional TMAG weights are expensive, sound and feel are lacking, not a big sweet spot, a club for those who can hit a sweet spot consistently

I am not in love or lust with the R1. It performs, but at times it is temperamental. Well, it's a driver, aren't they all?  The R1 is adjustable ... and that is its best feature, besides the white crown, of course. I demoed the Stock R1 in February and while not impressed with the stock shaft, was impressed with the extent of adjustability. My swing was in transition and that aspect was attractive. Since it is a lower spinning head, adjusting the loft up would not detrimentally effect the carry like higher spinning drivers. TMAG also has a free R1 app for fitting. Use it. The R1 arrives with a wrench for adjustment.  Bought the R1 in April and played around with it -...
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