The TaylorMade R15 Driver is TaylorMade’s most technologically advanced driver ever. 15 years of their groundbreaking metal woods technologies from the #1 driver in golf have been fused with brand new innovations into a single, game-changing design. The new Front Track system, which now includes split sliding weights, performs like a Speed Pocket, reduces spin and increases the size of the sweet spot. R15’s Center of Gravity has been moved even lower and more forward to promote a higher launch and lower spin to increase distance. This driver is finished in a satin white paint.
Features a new Front Track positioned 12mm closer to the face than SLDR that houses two, 12.5g sliding weights that alter MOI and shot shape. The track also acts as a Speed Pocket to assist shots struck low down on the face.
White returns in a cleaner version than the R1. The contrast between the crown and face makes the angle stand out clearly – you can see how the face closes when you add loft more than most other adjustable drivers.
Very light in the head, which is surprising given how much technology is in there. Many, like me, will swing it faster as a result. Pleasing sound, not too loud or high pitched.
Performance on mishits was impressive, even with the sliding weights in the middle of the track. Forgiveness is even higher with the weights split, creating a more stable flight and also more carry distance but also more spin so less roll.
R15 encompasses the best technologies from 15 years of innovation so it’s no wonder the R15 tops the lot. While it’s unlikely you’ll achieve maximum distance or accuracy (whichever you’re after) off the rack, once you have a fitting or play around with the lofts and the two sliding weights you’ll eventually find a setting that won’t be beaten. The stock stiff shaft seemed to perform better than stock Speeder 57 stiff in my SLDR, offering more stability and a stronger flight.