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A picture from TM's Facebook:









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We're unwrapping some special prototypes on the PGA Tour and European Tour this week.
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TM changes up their look with these, they look more like Mizuno's than TM. 

 

Interesting concept of the slider, seems they are trying to make the adjustment of the face simpler so the booklet isn't required when making a change.  Could get messy hitting the driver off the deck, but I doubt many non-pro's do that very often. 

 

I have to think such a setup will tempt some golfers into adjusting the setting for different holes which I believe would be against the rules, though I doubt many are aware of such rules outside TST. 

 

Next step might be to use another locking method that wouldn't even require a tool and make it even more convenient for golfers to change the setup on the fly.  Maybe that's what TM was referring to with regards to non-conformance. 

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We all wonder what "they" will do next... 

 

It's interesting.

 

Thanks for the heads up.

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Interesting concept of the slider, seems they are trying to make the adjustment of the face simpler so the booklet isn't required when making a change.  Could get messy hitting the driver off the deck, but I doubt many non-pro's do that very often.

 

I'm fairly certain the slider just changes the CG location, not the face angle.

 

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I have to think such a setup will tempt some golfers into adjusting the setting for different holes which I believe would be against the rules, though I doubt many are aware of such rules outside TST.

 

They could just do that now with the hosels… I don't think it will be a problem.

 

Not much different than this. Or these.

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WOW another new must have by TM!

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I have to think such a setup will tempt some golfers into adjusting the setting for different holes which I believe would be against the rules, though I doubt many are aware of such rules outside TST. 

Nah ... just like Erik said.  You can see that there is a screw there so they'd still have to break out the tool.

 

Weird to me ... look like they've abandoned the white/black/orange color scheme and are going blue here.  (Can't really tell what the crowns going to look like though)

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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

TM changes up their look with these, they look more like Mizuno's than TM. 

 

Agreed, As soon as I saw it, I thought of the MP600 and 630. 

 

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WOW another new must have by TM!

 

Really?! I really hope I'm failing on picking up the sarcasm. 

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Agreed, As soon as I saw it, I thought of the MP600 and 630. 

 

 

Really?! I really hope I'm failing on picking up the sarcasm. 

Total sarcasm!

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Not much different than this. Or these.

Yup, the Mizuno Fast Tracks were the first things that came to mind.
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

Nah ... just like Erik said.  You can see that there is a screw there so they'd still have to break out the tool.

 

Weird to me ... look like they've abandoned the white/black/orange color scheme and are going blue here.  (Can't really tell what the crowns going to look like though)

 

Crown will be glossy gray. What line of drivers will this be replacing or will they just be adding a new line? 

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Looks like TM is back to their old tricks: recycling old technology and calling it, "new".  Much like the slot in the Rocketblazes that Wilson used in the '80s.

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I think Taylormade markets to hacks.

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I think Taylormade markets to hacks.

You are correct.

 

I am living proof ... ooh, bright lights, bright lights...

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I think Taylormade markets to hacks.

You are correct.

 

I am living proof ... ooh, bright lights, bright lights...


Explains your sunglasses...

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Interesting concept of the slider, seems they are trying to make the adjustment of the face simpler so the booklet isn't required when making a change.  

Like opening an awning window, you think? e2_whistling.gif

 

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Interesting idea. It will be interesting to see if it really works.

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Interesting idea. It will be interesting to see if it really works.


Mizuno's version of it worked to a certain extent, so I dont see why TM's wouldnt work.  Im sure TM will find a clever way to convince people that their new driver can turn their wicked slice into a nice, little draw.

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Nah ... just like Erik said.  You can see that there is a screw there so they'd still have to break out the tool.

 

Weird to me ... look like they've abandoned the white/black/orange color scheme and are going blue here.  (Can't really tell what the crowns going to look like though)

I agree as long as a tool is required, it's not any different that than the hosel adjustment.  I'd think at some point someone will come up with a method to eliminate the need of a special tool to make the adjustment. 

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