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TaylorMade R11 Driver Reviews

Positive Reviews


First shots with the R11


Pros: great look, good feel

Cons: it's allot of money

After not playing for some time i this season picked up my game again,by playing more my swingspeed went up with about 10 m/ph. i was jusing a cobra S9-1 with a pro launch blue shaft stiff. and loft of 10.5. i was hitting the ball so high that i could not hit it into the wind, wel only 200 yrd. so i was searching for a new one. and found it:     Was just on the range with my all new Taylormade R11 TP driver 9.0 loft I have the aldila R.I.P. stiff shaft in   My first shots went solid of the clubface, this club gives alot of confidence at adress. Only i had the feeling i was hitting them to far left ( draw ) so what i did i opened the soleplate  ...
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Good but maybe not the best


Pros: customization

Cons: white head, price

The taylormade r11 is a bit of a hit and miss for some people mainly because of the white face.  I don't own this club I just demoed it.  The customization you get on this club is probably the most you can get on any club at the minute which is a plus.  It is nice and forgiving too on off hits and it makes a nice sound.  Distance wise it is what you would expect. It won't go miles further than your current driver but a just a noticeable bit.  I really was put of the white head I really don't like it which for me has put me off buying it.  It attracts soo much unwanted attention and is a distraction to swing.  The stock shaft was ok in it but because...
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Negative Reviews


Average TP


Pros: Good look at address

Cons: lost yardage, ball flight to high

I purchased this driver after testing multiple drivers quite a few times. Had three good range sessions and two on course days with the club and liked it, so i went on with the purchase. I got the tp with a 9 degree and the fugikura blur stiff  tp 65g shaft. The college season just ended when i got this club so i had plenty of time to work with it and trust the club. Well its 8 months later and still haven't been able to trust it. I play to anywhere from a +1 handicap to a 1 and on easy swings its good but not long by any way for me, about 265 so i lost about 10-15 yards with a normal swing. Then trying to get a few extra yards is nearly impossible for me. I get a higher ball...
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R11 Not for me


Pros: Ajustability

Cons: Stock shaft wrong for me

As a certified club maker I was very interest with idea of playing with this driver. What a let down. The stock shaft was way wrong for me. For 399.99 this club is way over priced........There was no feel or feed back........Make sure you hit it before you buy it.........And be fair to yourself. If you do not hit it way better than the driver you have don't spend the money.

More Reviews


Really Really Great


Pros: Adjustibility, white crown, LONG, really light

Cons: expensive

I got this club as an 18th birthday gift and I can't say enough about. I was originally interested in it as my miss is a very big fade slice out to in coming over the top. I find the club swans nicely, and i can really tune to my ideal shot shape Tuning is fun and simple, great looking club, and long. I have added about 10 extra yards of carry and the ball runs for a mile. Great club highly recommend it

Simply Awesom


Pros: Long, Good Feedback, Looks Great

Cons: Expensive

Bought this when my PGA Pro told me I needed a stiff shaft. Tried many clubs, including ping k15, titleist d3, titleist d2, callaway razr hawk, ping g15. This was the most consistent, and gave me the best ball shape.   originally I was put off by the adjustibality- I had images of myself forever playing with it blaming my bad golf on the wrong set up. Once I got it set up though, I've never touched it.    I hear people say its not forgiving... what? my off centre hits go a long way, as far as my previous diablo octane (which was no slouch) but the centre hits are bombs.    It is a bit numb for feedback as others have mentioned.   Overall,...
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I just wanted a driver that I could hit consistently. I found it in the R11!


Pros: Adjustable, light, non-glare

Cons: It may be difficult to keep the brushed white clean. I can't lay off my swing speed. To keep the drive in the middle, I have to swing hard.

It was time to finally acquire a new driver.  I didn't care what brand.  No brand loyalty here.  In fact, I tried 2 Callaways, Cobra, Taylormade Superfast and Superfast 2.0, Adamsgolf, and a couple of others.  I'm convinced that one club may work for one golfer; another club works great for another golfer.  The R11 clearly works for me.  It has added a few yards to my drive.  But I needed to hit fairways more consistently.  Added distance has been gravy.  What I know is this:  The R11 is proving to keep me  in the short grass!   The original settings are just right for me, too.  And it feels really good to swing.  ...
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R11 lives up to the hype


Pros: Customize to your swing

Cons: Black face is really hard to clean

I consistently drive the ball 250y - 265y.  With this driver, it brought my distance to 300y (on a good drive).  The ball rolls for DAYS!  The white face is easy to align and pleasing to look down on.  The dull white finish leaves no glair from the sun.  The price I paid was steep but you can find a new one on eBay for under $300 now.  I have nothing bad to say about this club at all.  

Best Driver Ive ever had


Pros: Light, Stiff shaft,

Cons: NONE

I bought this driver two days ago and absolutly LOVE IT. Plus I couldnt beat the price, I paid 300 for the driver and a Odyssey putter.

R11 Love


Pros: Ability to adjust settings

Cons: None thus far

I've been a TaylorMade guy for a long time. And I must say the R11 is the best driver they have ever made.  It's easy to adjust and is LONG!!!

Move over sliced bread


Pros: Adjustability, Weighting, Out-of-the-box Performance

Cons: Price

I was very skeptical of the hype of the R11 at first. I was also in the market this coming season for a new driver (swing changes, increased flexibility led to greater swing speed). After hitting up dick's sporting goods with my dad at lunch, I swung the new Callaway Razr Hawk, TaylorMade Superfast Burner 2.0, Nike Machspeed Black (round head), Nike VR Pro, Cobra ZL, Adams Speedline Fast10, and the TaylorMade R11. When all was said and done I went home with the new R11. I was averaging around 152 ball speed, 12* launch angle giving me around 270 on average off the tee with my farthest drive at 290 and my shortest at 262. ALL of them carried 250 or more. I cannot tell enough people about...
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Game Changing Driver


Pros: The ball coming off the face is long and hot

Cons: Should have a driver without all the Gimmicks

I believe it is great to have a driver that you can actually tune to an individual's exact game.   I hit a demo the 14th and was blown away with the ball coming off the face.  I have a ruptured disc in my lower back and was only swinging with my arms.  I put my body behind one and jumped it out past the 250 yard mark.  Every time I hit the ball it was either dead center or just a little off.  I offered to buy the demo.   I came back the next day when the clubs were in and picked one up.   Again I have a ruptured disc so I did not swing the R11 until yesterday in warm up before a captain's choice.   My first drive...
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