The TaylorMade SLDR driver is a successful blend of art and science, culminating in a driver for everyone with its sleek and clean appearance. TaylorMade’s research and design technicians spent many hours reinventing their industry standard of Moveable Weight Technology with the creation of the SLDR driver. They have found ways to become more efficient at energy transfer, and have found a creative way to move the center of gravity. Let’s reveal in deeper detail why this distance generating driver is turning heads.
Wild and innovative clubhead designs have become the norm with many golf manufacturers. TaylorMade is going in a different direction: back to its roots. They are introducing a dark grey color for the entire crown of the club. They have added silver graphics to the clubhead to help with alignment purposes. The appearance of the SLDR driver is one of a traditional club, with a rounder clubhead and dark graphics making it appear smaller.
TaylorMade has created a sliding track for a single twenty gram weight which can lock into twenty-one different positions. The middle notch on the track is painted in blue to indicate a neutral setting. The sliding weight is now easier than ever to adjust, sliding back and forth, from heel-to-toe. Modifying the weight from one extreme to the other can help fine tune your shot dispersion. The new revolutionary single weight shifts the center of gravity in the SLDR driver, placing it closer to the sole and face of the driver. This lower center of gravity creates a higher initial launch, and a forward center of gravity creates faster ball speeds.
The Loft-Sleeve is a fine tuning feature of the golf club, which enhances the launch angle. It can be altered into a variety of twelve different positions to effectively change the loft of the driver +/- 1.5 degrees from the standard loft setting. The SLDR is available in 8, 9.5, 10.5, 12, and 14 degrees of loft. Don’t be be afraid to loft up with this driver!
The shaft in the SLDR driver is the Fujikura Speeder Shaft. This shaft has a length of 45.5 inches and weighs 57 grams and is available in multiple flexes. For those seeking the TP version, the shaft is a Fujikura Motore Speeder shaft, with a length of 45.5 inches and weighing 65 grams. All colors and graphics of the shafts match that of the clubhead: grey, silver, and blue. These shafts accompany the clubhead in generating more speed and producing a great feel.