TaylorMade’s SLDR S: Distance for All Swing Types

SLDR S Driver

The SLDR S driver is a stunning modern-classic clubhead shape with a satin silver crown and a black button-back for easy alignment. This driver features all of the great technological advancements found in the TaylorMade SLDR driver, except the adjustable hosel technology.  The SLDR S driver has a low and forward center of gravity to promote a high launching, low spinning golf shot.  These characteristics help produce long drives with chart topping ball speeds. The 20 gram SLDR sliding weight is easy to use, with 21 positions that can promote up to 30 yards of shot shape adjustment. This driver is available in 10, 12, 14, and 16 degrees. Benoit Vincent, VP of Research and Development for TaylorMade, answered critics when explaining why lofting up is necessary for all swing speeds:

“It’s no secret that high launch and low spin maximize driver distance, but some players think that only TOUR pros can benefit from lofting up. This is simply not true. By lofting up, you can generate serious distance gains regardless of swing speed with SLDR S, which has low and forward CG properties, along with a sliding weight that assists shot shape.”

Don’t be afraid to loft up with this driver. This is a critical element over looked by most players.  Achieving a higher launch angle with drivers that produce a low amount of spin is crucial to achieving long, towering tee shots.


SLDR S Fairway Wood

The SLDR S fairway wood has a low profile clubhead design with a shallow face, promoting an effortless launch for outstanding playability, whether it is from the tee box, fairway, or rough.  When compared to to previous generations of fairway woods (RBZ Stage 2), the SLDR S fairway wood has achieved a lower center of gravity by moving more weight forward in the golf club to promote optimal launch conditions.  There is also a speed pocket to help reduce the turf resistance and increase ball speeds. The fairway wood is available in 15, 17, 19, 21, and 23 degrees of loft. Todd Beach, VP of Product Development at TaylorMade, sums up exactly why this fairway wood was produced:

“Golfers were asking for an SLDR fairway that has a lower and more forgiving profile. The SLDR S fairway has a shallower face and larger head size engineered to deliver distance and playability. Combine that with a stunning satin silver crown with black button back for easy alignment and you have a club that inspires confidence and great results.”


SLDR S Rescue

The SLDR S rescue compliments the rest of the SLDR S line.  It has the same great features of the fairway wood and Rob Rigg, Metalwoods Category Manager for TaylorMade, describes exactly the critical features that people were looking for when it comes to rescues:

“Golfers were asking for and SLDR Rescue that has a lower and more forgiving profile. The SLDR S Rescue has a shallower face and larger head size engineered to deliver distance and playability. Combine that with a stunning matte silver crown with black button back for alignment and you have a great looking rescue that is long and easy to hit.

The SLDR S rescue is available in 19, 21, 25, and 28 degrees of loft.  There isn’t a gap in the bag that can’t be filled with a TaylorMade SLDR S product.


Now that you know all about the SLDR S line, see what the difference is between the SLDR, SLDR S, and SLDR Mini Driver.

Alan Unruh

Alan Unruh is a Class “A” member of the PGA of America, and holds PGA Certifications in General Management, Golf Operations and Player Development. With these certifications, he is among the 1% of PGA members that hold multiple PGA Certifications. He has a profound passion for the game of golf along with extensive experience and knowledge regarding planning and strategy for golf operations, rules of golf, tournament operations and golf swing fundamentals. Alan has also played a crucial role helping manage multiple high profile tournaments throughout his career including the USGA Women’s U.S. Open, PGA and LPGA Tour events, and multiple NCAA and AJGA events.