The introduction of the 14-degree SLDR driver has presented one of TaylorMade’s biggest challenges, because most golfers identify 14 degrees with a strong 3-wood, not a driver. … We know the path for golfers to find distance is to help them achieve a higher launch with lower spin.

TaylorMade So much so, in fact, that TaylorMade is rolling out a 14-degree version of that driver. Toulon calls the move unprecedented and says that heretofore, no one has offered a driver with so much loft. We had no idea when we launched SLDR that lofting up would make such a difference, he explains.

The 14 degree driver refers to a driver that has a high loft angle of 14 degrees. The advantage of using such a driver is that it makes it difficult to curve the ball out of line.

Yes, 16, one-degree higher than most standard 3-wood lofts, including the SLDR 3-wood. … TaylorMade SLDR S Driver – Product Details.

UK Launch 14 May 2014
Lie 61
Head Volume 460 cc
Club Length 45.5 inches
Swing Weight D2

Most golfers will carry a 3 wood and the standard 3 wood loft is 15 degrees. Some manufacturers will have their 3 woods at 14 or 14.5 degrees and some will have them at 15.5 degrees. … A 5 wood loft is similar to a 2 iron, and a 7 wood loft is similar to a 3 iron.

The distance difference between clubs is created equally by the increments in club length and loft angle. The calculations here are based on 1/2 club length difference = 5 yards distance difference and every 4 loft angle difference = 5 yards distance difference.

In general, the slower the swing or club speed, the higher the loft of the driver to optimize both carry and roll. Most drivers come in degrees of loft from 8.5 to 16. … Now, if you could increase the loft to 12.4 degrees, your total distance would increase to 293 yards, an improvement of 15 yards.

Choose a loft to try based on your assessed club-head speed. If it is between 95 and 104 mph, a 10- or 11-degree loft will be appropriate. If it is between 105 and 115 mph, a loft between 7 and 9 degrees should be considered. Golfers with club-head speeds below 85 mph should use a loft angle between 14 and 20 degrees.

The GX-7 driver is not particularly impressive when you see it in person; it looks like a budget golf club. The face is huge at address, which does give it the impression that it is very forgiving. After my first swing, I felt my eardrums were going to burst. This thing is LOUD at impact.

According to, the average female recreational golfer has a club head speed of 64 mph and should choose a driver with a loft of 12 to 15 degrees. Most major club makers make ladies drivers with high lofts. Older golfers should also consider increasing the loft of their clubs.

13.5 is basically a strong 3 wood. I wouldn’t play it because I think it would screw up my gapping long term. As you get better you’re gonna want a lower lofted driver. But to realistically keep a 13.5 in the bag youd have to get a 8.5 degree driver. An 8.5 is hard to hit and probably won’t fit your swing speed.

Hybrid and Iron Loft Comparison

Hybrid Loft Equivalent Iron
17-19 2
19-21 3
22-23 4
24-27 5

__For many players, the lowest lofted fairway wood in the bag, usually one with 15 degrees of loft or less, has become at best a club of compromise, and at worst, somewhat useless.

by Gary Lee August 27, 2014, 6:00 am. If you just purchased the Taylormade SLDR and are wondering what the heck the S stands for in the SLDR S, well, I can tell you that it probably stands for savings because it’s cheaper the original SLDR and for good reason.

A 13 degree 3 wood is suitable for those who have a swing speed of over 100mph whereas a 15 degree 3 wood is ideal for those with lower swing speed. A 13 degree 3 wood has a lower trajectory and launch than a 15 degree 3 wood, which makes the golf ball travel a shorter distance with the former club.

about 19 degrees For example, standard 5-woods are about 19 degrees. Comparing that to an 18-degree hybrid would be a fair test. While the 5-wood has one more degree of loft, it should also be slightly longer, making the distance potential of the two clubs about the same.

TaylorMade Driver TaylorMade Driver 13 Loft Golf Clubs.

So here is what he found. The low loft of a golf driver is very surprising from the perspective of physics. Everyone in freshman physics learns that the optimal launch angle for a projectile the angle that makes a ball fly the farthest is 45 degrees.

Here’s an interesting fact: While PGA Tour pros hit their drives anywhere from 280 yards to 320 yards on average, and LPGA Tour pros hit their drives from 230 to 270 yards on average, most recreational golfers, according to Golf Digest, average somewhere around 195-205 yards with their drivers.

A 70-year-old man should be able to hit a seven iron roughly 135 yards. The 135-yards shot will vary depending on the use of steel or graphite golf equipment. Graphite shafted golf irons tend to go a bit further and make it easier for the senior golfer to launch the ball higher as well.

The Tall and Short of It For example, if you are 6-feet tall and your wrist-to-floor measurement is 35 inches, a standard length driver — 44 inches for a steel shaft driver and 45 inches for a graphite shaft driver — would be appropriate.

For 2021, Rory put the new SIM2 Max driver in the bag for a while but he appears to have gone to the normal SIM2 version at the moment. It has 8.25 degrees of loft and a Mitsubishi Ventus Black shaft. He then uses a TaylorMade SIM three-wood and a SIM Max Rescue.

If you’re not hitting it 2.5 to 2.7 times your clubhead speed, you need a better-fitting driver, a lesson, or both. This means if your swing speed is 75 miles per hour, you have the potential to hit your drive at least 185 yards. If your swing speed is 100 mph, your distance potential could be as high as 270 yards.

The loft of your driver can have a big impact not only on the distance you achieve from the tee but also how many fairways in regulation you hit as you navigate the course which is probably always more important. … Loft By Swing Speed Chart.

100+ MPH 9.5 Degree Loft
80 -100MPH 10.5 Degree Loft
Under 80 MPH 11.5 Degree Plus

Divide the average yardage by 2.3. This number represents your average club head speed in miles per hour, according to the book Science and Golf III. If 195 is your average drive distance yardage, 84.7 mph is your approximate swing speed.

Specification: GX7 Golf Club Review

Brand Autopilot
Label Autopilot Golf
Manufacturer Autopilot Golf
Package Dimensions Height: 500, Length: 4400, Weight: 95, Width: 500
Product Group Sports

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