Good morning everyone. I wanted to share this with all of you and wanted to get some of your input on this. For the last few weeks I have been searching for some new clubs, specifically, a new putter, fairway wood and a new driver.
My putter was probably the easiest one to get, I first started searching for a high end club and oddly enough the club that fit the best was a generic $40.00 club, I have never putted this well before.
The next club I was looking for was a fairway wood, I had gotten rid of my last set of woods to replace it with a hybrid and finally realized, I still need to have at least a 3 wood. I have always been a little sweet with Taylor Made and decided on the RBZ 3 wood 15* club, it has worked really well for me and am very impressed with how it feels.
Now for the big one, my original driver is well over 15 years old and it has gotten to the point that I would struggle just getting it over 200, much less getting it to go straight in any consistent manner. So for the last 3 weeks I have looked into about 5 different clubs, the Nike Corvert, Callaway X Hot, TM R1, R11S and the Cobra AMP. I spent 2 and half weeks just researching on the club and the price points for it. After testing all of these clubs, one sales guy asked me to try the new TM SLDR, my first question to him was how much. New club, you know its going to be near $400 or above, I said thanks, but I really didn't want to spend that much on a club. He told me simply this, "no worries, you don't have to buy it, but try it to see just how it feels and see what we can do from there" I couldn't say no. The first swing I took with that club, after having already swung 5 different other clubs several times was incredible. That club launched the ball better, the impact felt better and the distance it would get compared to the others was by at least 20 yards further.
I put on a poker face and said thanks, I really need to think about it and I'll come back if I decide to take that hit. for the next few days I narrowed down my selection to the TM R1, R11S and the SLDR, every time I hit that SLDR the ball would just fly, in the simulator the feedback was pro worthy. The club is super forgiving and of course, I pulled the trigger and bought the thing. I did get it cheaper than MSRP which I am happy about. Moving on, after I purchased it, I directly went to the range and compared strikes with my old driver and compared it with the new SLDR, I can tell you that I hit 10 balls with my old one, then 10 with the new SLDR, then I hit 1 and 1 to compare and with complete consistency the SLDR WAY out performed my old one and took me from low hits to higher hits, farther hits and straighter hits. I was able to get a TM fitter in my area and helped me get the right adjustments on the club and am looking forward to the next time I go out on the links.
My question to all of you is, have anyone looked into this club? Does anyone else have it yet? and if you do how do you feel about it? If you don't have it, have you thought about getting it? And what is holding you back from getting it?