TaylorMade introduces SLDR fairway woods & hybrids [GALLERY]

TaylorMade introduces SLDR fairway woods & hybrids [GALLERY]

TaylorMade Golf's SLDR driver has made big waves on the PGA Tour and with consumers since its launch. Now the company is following up on that initial success with a line of SLDR fairway woods and hybrids.

The SLDR family of fairway woods and hybrids puts in those clubs the same low-and-forward center of gravity found in the SLDR driver. The club's weight is found predominantly in the front of the head, leading to a low center of gravity, more forgiveness on off-center shots and, of course, more yards off the tee and from the turf.

The SLDR fairway woods and hybrids also include Speed Pocket Technology, which TaylorMade first introduced in the RocketBallz line. The Speed Pocket makes the face more flexible at impact, imparting more energy on the ball for added distance. In this line, the Speed Pocket is slightly smaller, which has helped engineers in further moving the club's center of gravity lower and forward to the clubface. The benefits are a hike in ball speed and launch angle, while continuing to reduce spin at impact.

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A new polymer has been injected into the SLDR's Speed Pocket to keep grass and dirt out of it.

The SLDR fairway woods and hybrids also come with TaylorMade's Loft-Sleeve Technology, allowing a player to adjust loft up or down by 1.5 degrees.

The SLDR fairway woods will retail for $249 with the Fujikura Speeder 77 graphite (43.25”) shaft and come in five lofts: Tour Spoon (14°), 3 (15°), 3HL (17°), 5 (19°) and 5HL (21°).

SLDR hybrids will run $219 sporting the Fujikura Speeder 82 (41.25”) shaft and also come in five lofts.

Both models of clubs hit store shelves Nov. 15.

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