Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by – today we’ve got some news to share from TaylorMade after their launch of the R11 irons. You’ve already seen the pictures, but here’s what the company has to say about the technology behind these new sticks. Enjoy!
R11 irons are engineered with multiple technologies that make them stunningly easy to launch high and long. Technologies that we developed while building the best metalwoods in the world, like ways to make thin, fast faces, and methods to expand the COR zone, and techniques for precisely locating the CG.
“The R11 iron is truly a masterwork of beauty, technology and performance,” said Sean Toulon, TaylorMade’s executive vice president. “We’ve never created an iron that combines this kind of distance, this kind of forgiveness, is this easy to launch, and feels and sounds this soft and solid. And its appearance is extraordinarily beautiful, a gorgeous blend of smooth, classic lines and high-tech flourishes.”
“The R11 employs all our best iron technologies,” said Bret Wahl, TaylorMade’s senior director of iron development. “It’s a great testament to how far we’ve come in our ability to bring modern, sophisticated iron designs to life. We couldn’t have made this iron a few years ago, but the fact that we can now helps explain why it performs better than irons we’ve made in the past. It’s a superior design, and that’s clearly evident when you try it.”
We won’t bore you with all the details, but these new irons feature:
- Precision Weighting Port & Progressive CG Location – which basically means the red weight on the back of the club that is said to optimize swingweight and a consistent sweet spot.
- Ultra-Thin Face & TaylorMade’s Renowned Inverted Cone Technology – which is said to increase ball speed.
- Multi Functional Sole & Advanced Grove Design – which basically translates to wider, more forgiving soles for long irons, and sharper leading edges for shorter irons. The groove design is optimized for spin out of the rough.
- Sound and Vibration Management System – Taylormade used an aluminum sound badge and vibration-absorbing adhesive to produce a great “feel” to these irons.
Available in RH & LH – and in four shaft flexes – S, R, M, L
Steel – $799
Graphite – $999
Shaft offerings – Steel: KBS 90. Graphite: Motore 75S. 65R, 55M, 50L.
Availability – September 1st, 2011.