TaylorMade SLDR S Driver

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TaylorMade SLDR S Driver reviewed by Mark Crossfield PGA professional AskGolfGuru. Mark hits the SLDR S driver from TaylorMade golf and talks about spin, launch and distance with the help of numbers from GC2. The SLDR with its loft up ads and low spin has been in the golf bag of AskGolfGuru for a few months now and the S with its grey finish and fixed neck might be making into his bag too. Hit long drives with low spin with the SLDR low forward CG spin model.

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Darrell Williams says:

I actually play the 12* Mini driver and really like it , its actually
longer then my fit driver !
I was able to hit a Demo SLDR 12* driver on the range today and it was a
bomber and balls went straight for me so may have to try the Bonded SLDR S
in 12* .
Keep the reviews coming Mark ! Thanks for all your time with the videos

patrick mcloughlin says:

Mark I would be interested to see what you thought of the MD Superstrong
Superfit TI driver in comparison to the Taylormade SLDR. The difference in
cost between them is £100 versus £360 in my local shop. The two drivers
have similar characteristics such as adjustable lofts but i’d like to know
how the stats of the two drivers compare and is the Taylormade worth the
extra £260. Love the videos keep up the good work.

Ollie James says:

Nice video as always Parfield!! 

Peytoj Diaz says:

Would you recommend this club to a mid handicap 

Lucas Jordan says:

Hi Mark, I just bought one of these yesterday in a 10deg with regular
Taylor stiff shaft. While my iron striking has generally been strong (to
the point that I now play a UDI 1 iron) I have always struggled with my
driver. At the fitting I dropped 1000 spin compared with my old Callaway X
hot driver and was losing less fades to the right and even managed some
light draws with the slidey thing on max draw bias. Keep up the reviews!!
Finally, do you still do lessons? I am moving to the UK next year from
Australia and would be keen.

Dan Buchanan says:

I tested the SLDR the other day and tried their cute little “loft up”
thing, and it didn’t work for me at all. The fitter had it set up at 10*
loft and a 77 gram X shaft. Spun waaaaaaaaaaaay too much. More than my
current driver. He decreased the loft to 8.5 (my current loft) and it was a
good shot. Bit better than my current driver, but I’m guessing that was
just the shaft. Loft up is a good concept, but not for me. 

Jackson La says:

Been wondering why Buzzman hasn’t lofted up yet…You should chant at him
when he finally gets one on a course vlog. “ONE OF US, ONE OF US, ONE OF

Ben Quinney says:

If you are going to change clubs, do you think of doing a giveaway of your
other SLDR ;)

Gino L says:

Consistency is exactly what this driver does not offer.

Go with high MOI – Nike, Ping, or Titleist.

joe Blunt says:

Looking at prices on line difference can be up to £100

Mark Dean says:

Love the video, just bought this driver in12* and for the first time in a
year I feel good about taking driver!!.

Thanks again.

Brad Morris says:

Have you done a numbers crunch on the 430cc vs 460cc? I’m about ready to
take the SLDR plunge but am leaning towards the 430. I have never been
comfortable with the toaster on a stick look of the 460 heads. I hit my
tiny little Cleveland Launcher fairway clubs just fine, so I should be able
to put the 430 head on the ball. Just wondering if you see any performance

tcaflint says:

I think it would be helpful if you hit a few shots with your current,
equivalent club before you shoot the video and record your numbers. It
would be nice to see the comparisons with the clubs you test and the clubs
you game. Great videos Crossfield!

SatsumaBomb says:

I like TM, despite the constant releases of clubs. I like the grey and I
also like the white SLDR. It feels a bit like TM are just trying to milk
money at this stage rather than their stock reasoning that they release
when they can bring better tech to the game and thus improve us. 

kaven audet says:

In addition to the high loft range, the SLDR S includes one other departure
for TaylorMade: The S models do not have the rotating adjustable hosel that
has been a big part of the company’s metalwood technology since 2009.
Instead, the heads are bonded to the shaft, saving weight that can be used
to lower center of gravity. The driver does feature the sliding sole weight
designed to enhance draw or fade bias. 

FrozenMelvin says:

What is the black and gray recorder you use to track ball spin, loft,
What’s it called..? 

Shawn Schaffer says:

Mark, here’s what sold me on the stock SLDR over the S:

the benefit of the traditional SLDR for someone who is an improving golfer,
or a high handicapper working on his game, is that by having an adjustable
neck it allows you to lower your loft as your swing improves and angle of
attack gets better. It gives you more flexibility over the time.


Paul Davis says:

Like the comparison between yours and Steve Buzza’s numbers. Still not
converted to Taylor Made, not sure why, but may be temped to ‘Turbulate’ as
I need the help.

cocoabiscuits says:

It’s good it doesn’t have the adjustable neck as I’ve heard clubs to break
in that area so that’s a plus on this club.

Jesse Steiger says:

I don’t get it… I thought the whole idea of SLDR was to loft up. How is
10 degrees lofting it up?

KLS_x says:

I just got the SLDR S because it was $70 cheaper, having swing problems but
when I pipe it the ball flight is awesome! 

adup1fc says:

They have a page for this formula on TogetherSave, that new crowd buying

BANDANA960 says:

I’ve just seen buzz mans latest course vlog and what you know he’s gone and
put the SLDR in! 

kaven audet says:

Taylor made said whit the glued version of sldr s they were able to push
the cg a little more front
And take off more spin then the original great thing ;0)

benjo33682 says:

Getting the exact same club on Tuesday Mark, so thanks for the video. Gone
up 1 degree after fitting so hopefully this will improve my driving.feels
so good and easy to hit.

Craig HuDDy says:

Nice vid any chance of reviewing some Adams gear? Would love to see you
review the Adams xtd driver

grumpy2159 says:

Like to see you hit it 80 to 90 mph to see what spin and carry you get for
the average joe. Perhaps in a higher loft.

George Tucker says:

+Mark Crossfield is this driver hard to get up in the air 

Sgt Pepper says:

Standard shaft won’t be as good as your tp shaft but they are bringing out
a tp version in the sldr s 

Strat TelePaul says:

Wasn’t Blockey using one of these at Trevose?

Jake Bartlett says:

I have the three wood and it’s a rocket! 

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