Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by.Today we’ll share with you an independent review of TaylorMade’s R11 Driver. Enjoy!
The R11 Review:
TaylorMade continues it’s ‘R’ series of drivers with the new R11, the most notable change is the most visible one, its new white paint job, but TaylorMade also continues to strive for increased configurability. The R11 is played by hundreds of Tour Pros around the world, and that fact gives a sense of who this driver is for. It is the ultimate club for the serious competitive golfer, and has the ability to make a good player one of the most confident drivers of the ball. The other side of the same coin is that it is not very forgiving and it also has the ability to break down a golfer’s confidence who isn’t finding the sweet spot—the R11 is not for the faint of heart. The stock shaft on the R11 is the new Fujikura Blur which is causing quite a stir in the golf community, and Fujikura continues to be the premier name in driver shafts.
New this year is an adjustable plate on the sole of the club that allows for the lie of the club to be changed, having it sit square, open or closed at address. This new feature is accompanied by those that were present in the R9, an adjustable shaft and movable weights, all allowing for various setups and shot tendencies. The ominous white paint job offers a very distinct look that contributes to its mystique but at the end of the day it is just a paint job, the shape of the club head is much like the R9 with a pointed cone shape. The R11 does not have an overly loud sound but miss hits are noticeable just by listening. The feel of the R11 is unmatched in its ability to deliver feedback to the golfer and this enhances the appeal for low handicappers who are trying to increase consistency and workability off the tee.
It is pricey starting at $449 but for the serious golfer, who generates considerable swing speed, it has the potential to make ripping it off the tee a real strength.