TaylorMade R15 Driver

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TaylorMade R15 Driver reviewed by Mark Crossfield PGA professional AskGolfGuru. See what the new TaylorMade driver could do for your golf game and if the new low forward and double weight system could help you play some better golf. With SLDR and its low forward COG the new R15 features a even more pushed forward CG for low spin and high launch drives.


lachie mackinnon says:

I Wonder how much money he gets paid to promote Taylormade??

Connor Higgins says:

Great another taylormade driver

mike hunt says:

These weighted drivers are just stupid
If you want to hit a draw or fade fix your dam swing
These weights do nothing all they are is a gimmick.

3rdgroove says:

The black one looks really nice. Techy but in an nice way.
Quoting golf.com: The R15 comes in white or black in 460cc or 430cc heads.
Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 12° or 14°. Available January 9, 2015.

Andy Bollenbacher says:

I hated the feel and sound of this driver

Bobba8590 says:

Is it really possible to make a new amazing club with all the regulations?
I don’t think there’s gonna be a new original Big Bertha.

40Rouge says:

I haven’t been a huge fan of TM’s drivers and what seems to many as a
marketing onslaught of new clubs every few months.

BUT, I am really excited about the R15. This seems like a club that can be
a mainstay in the bag for a long long time. Even for mid to high
handicappers. Use the weights on opposite sides to maximize forgiveness,
and as the handicap gets better, the characteristics of the club can change
as well. Swing getting better and more consistent? Move the weights to
something more neutral.

It seems like a great club to grow with. Can’t wait to give this a try.

W. Jones says:

Now we need to see an R15 vs the SLDR video.

Scott Dreyfus says:

I drank the sldr koolaid… And it performs well I picked up a whopping 4
yards of carry over the cleveland classic I had been playing for the
prevoius three years. I think I’ll stick with the 430 head until its goes
dead, cracks or the r17 comes out. Cheers.

craglyboy says:

Surely having 2 weights limits the amount of configurations. If you have
them together they take up 2 notches instead of 1 if you have them apart
they neutralise each other’s effect (bar the increase in MOI) personally I
agree with mark the amount of weight being moved relative to other inputs
is nearly negligible and if just fine tuning and feel really.

RingoFreakingStarr says:

Moving both weights to the outside position would increase the mass to the
corners of the club away from the center of gravity ergo increasing the MOI
(moments of inertia). MOI depicts how “forgiving” a club feels meaning it
decreases the amount of sideways/up and down movement of the head upon
impact when hitting outside the sweet spot (where the CG is projected on a
vector normal to the face of the club).

UMad Bro?!?! says:

Loving my SLDR a at the moment. Can’t see how they can improve on that
driver tbh

Greg Simmons says:

Everybody, quit bitching about Tmag putting out new product. It’s quality
shit, who cares. I think a lot of people are forgetting the SLDR came out
in 2013. And this seems to be a mashup of R and SLDR tech, which should
mean that this is the club they’ll stick with for awhile. Besides, how much
better can these things get? Before too long we’ll be adding 100 yards to
every hole in the US

Justin Scheve says:

I appreciate the honesty in your review of this club. If it were up to the
manufacturers, one might be led to believe every new club will give us 10
extra yards and pipe them all down the center of the fairway!

Neto Earlybyrd says:

kind of was expecting to see your numbers with the weights off the center

mauijim78 says:

Hello Mark, will you LOFT UP this driver to spec it to the same as your
SLDR loft and stabilize it by moving the weights to the outside? Would you
also use your shaft from your SLDR in it or is not interchangeable? To give
a chance to run better numbers than SLDR :-D?

Mike Moore says:

A test I would like to see is comparing these results (weights centered) to
spreading the weights out to their respective max points. The question
would then be what is the performance cost of more stability?

Craig Hopcroft says:

I haven’t got my SLDR to hand but I wondered if I could get additional
weights on to my existing SLDR to give it the extra stability TM are
claiming this club has. I don’t have this issue any way but if anyone did
and had the SLDR could this be done?

itubeutude says:

It’s SLDR with two weights and a different colour.

Dan Muldoon says:

Thanks Mark! Think I’ll stick with my G25 until next year.

PackerBacker 4Life says:

how much to get your swing??? i need a swing like that

cgasucks says:

Same old…same old…

Brendon Cornell says:

Decent manufacturers release far less often and people get excited about
their products. Taylor made release a club every five minutes and it’s just

W Davis says:


Matthew Stewart says:

Do you think a smaller headed driver, like in the R15 or 915 range etc.
makes much difference when it comes down to forgiveness or increasing club
head speed or is it just another club for them to sell???

Gareth Darachy says:

It’s an sldr with an extra weight and slightly changed graphics Taylormade
are like apple just slightly improving all the time but making a song and
dance about the slightest of change. In my opinion which counts for nothing

dee bee says:

my god this guy is incredibly annoying… why do i watch his videos you
ask? i have no idea and shall henceforth desist.

Tom Jenkins says:

I like the review. Interested in one of your comments. You mentioned you
are hitting your SLDR at a 10 degree now loft but when you were fitted for
the SLDR your loft was 11.25. Have you changed your swing or what made the

david chapman says:

Mark is that BM jacket cosy? – eyeing it up for my birthday.

higgins340s says:

you saved your turnberry tee tin also then, great little gift to get on the
1st tee

Danny Worsdale says:

Nice review but I think you’d see better numbers if you were fitted mark
because I see with all this tech that fitting is getting more and more
vital and it’s difficult to test a club straight away without getting the
right specs for you. Cheers

Lee (formerly Cahnt) says:

Don’t like white drivers and the moveable weights look so cheap and tacky.
Also, i prefer COG low and back for stability. Not tempted by this one.

golfminja says:

would love to see a big test of 2014 drivers mark, wonder how many tm would
have in the lineup. Hate to mention shafts, but a better shaft would help
with clubhead stability. i’ll go away and hide now ;(@)

Matthew Rampersad says:

This driver looks promising. I didn’t upgrade to the SLDR but will go and
compare this one to my R1. 

Nathan Goodall says:

Nothing is getting my Callaway X hot out of my bag , Love callaway drivers
Keep it up Mark :)

Thomas Barker says:

Hey Mark, why are you not at Turkish Open with the other popular YouTubers?

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