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of customers recommend this product
I hit about 100 balls on the range and then played a round of golf on two different days last week. The club was 10 to 20 yards longer than the Great Big Bertha that I had in my bag before. The technology is better than the 15 year-old Callaway club. I have a swing speed of about 90 and hit about 250 yards on a good day with a carry of 200-plus yards when I hit the ball flush with this club. I am 63 years-old and I hope that I can regain some of my dwindling power and distance. The R11 is more forgiving than the Big Bertha I had. Although I have not made any adjustments to the driver yet, I hit a draw easily and consistently with the R11. Now all I have to do is work on my swing so I don't duck hook it, pust it to the right, skyball my drives, or hit a weak shot off the toe or the top of the club. Then I can hit 250 yard gentle draws with good roll more consistently. The vendor I got this club from is a PGA pro at a major Florida country club. He is reliable, knowlegeable, and reasonable. I would use him again and again if I could get my price on golf equipment.
May 9, 2012 update. After less than a year, I noticed a rattling sound inside the club head. I called the factory in California, and after some confusion they were extremely helpful. They sent me a new R11S free of charge in time for a trip to Myrtle Beach. After such an extraordinary service from the manufacturer, I will ways recommend TaylorMade to friends and family. With the new R11S, that has the same specs as the R11 with even more adjust-ability, I am now hitting 55% of fairways, averaging 220 yards, and have taken off about five strokes from my game. I miss right and left about equally, and occasionally adjust the face to compensate my tendency on a particular day or week. Most often, the driver is set up for a slight draw, since this is my preferred flight path for distance. This is terrific for a 65 year old man who plays twice a week and is a 13 handicap. Now I can work on GIR and Putting and Chipping, since I have confidence with my R11S driver, R11 3 Wood, and R11 3 Hybrid.
I have always had a fade/slice since I started playing golf. Although this is most likely due to an improper swing/stance/ball position, this club with all of its adjustments has me hitting straight and long with no effort. I am actually looking at the fairway woods now. Two of my golfing buddies tried out the club and now they too have the R11 on their shopping list. Well done Taylormade!
The new TaylorMade R11 driver is well made and very easily adjusted for different golfer's swings. The loft angle on the 10.5 is adjustable between 9.5 and 11.5 degrees in half degree increments. The face can be set to open, neutral or closed and the club weights can be switched from neutral to draw bias. Very nice driver!
The new 2011 Taylormade R11 is everything and more that you would expect from the #1 driver in golf!
Every golfer has his or her own unique style and swing: the Taylormade R11 allows you to customize your driver in dozens of combinations to meet your unique and specific needs. So now you can either correct a flaw, accenuate a strength, or adjust to accomodate a challenging tee to green position.
Adjust the loft with Flight Control Technology (FCT).
Adjust the face angle with the new Adjustable Sole Plate (ASP).
Adjust the CG location with Movable Weight Technology¿ (MWT®).
Promotes up to 100 yards of side-to-side trajectory change and ±1,000 RPM backspin change.
New aerodynamic shape promotes faster speed for more distance.
White non-glare crown and black clubface for easy alignment.
The best part is you can do it all on the fly! Are the golf Gods messing with your game today and all of a sudden you've developed a nasty slice or hook? Whip out the Taylormade torque wrench and adjust the club face angle to correct it. Is today a windy day and it's wreaking havoc on your high loft drives? Simply adjust the loft on the tee box and keep it low and out of the gusts.
I recommend that when you do spend your hard earned money on a new Taylormade R11 Driver(and in my opinion it is definitely worth the investment) that you go to a reputable golf retailer such as Golf Galaxy or Golf Smith and take advantage of all those possible modifications: they will work with you in the drive simulator room and customize the R11 to your specfications at no charge!
I happen to have a naturally long drive in the low 300+ yard range with a personal measured best at 375 yards and I still get excited to see the ball launch off the face like a rocket and fade or draw at will...by the way did I mention that you can adjust the R11 to fade or draw too?!?
I am looking forward to improving my personal best long drive this year with the new Taylormade R11!
To summarize the R11 represents Taylormade's latest and greatest technological improvements designed to allow the recreational golfer have more fun, make the good golfer an even better golfer and put the tour professionals squarely in the hunt for the top spot!
The only drawback I can see is that Taylormade will most assuredly continue to develop improvements in materials and technology and in two years (if it takes that long) a newer, faster, better, more technologically advanced driver will be introduced...but then again isn't that true of most "best in class" products?
Go get your new Taylormade R11 Driver and start seing better controlled, straighter, and longer drives immediately!
ML Long Island NY 12 handicap
This is great driver. I outdrove one of my fellow golfers sometimes up to 35 yards that use to outdrive me by about the same distance. Measured on drive with a GPS and was 285 yards! It seems to me that I hit the ball straighter without the big fade I use to have. A benefit I did not know about is that the black face shows where you hit the ball. The ball mark can be wiped off between shots allowing you to correct your tee hight to match where you swing.
This club has made a great difference in my game and is extremely easy to hit while also being a little longer off the tee than my Titleist driver I was used to. I'm a scratch golfer so I know what's what and if you're considering buying one go ahead and spend the money...it's worth it.
Bottom Line. Taylor made has hit a home run with this driver. I was a consistent 15 handicapper before I purchased the driver. I gained about 5 - 6 strokes better with this driver. My distance has improved about 20-30 yards more than with my previous driver (R9 Draw). Off center hits are more forgiving. It is to the point where the other three guys in my group are asking to use my driver on the long par 5's. I wouod highly recommend this to anyone. It's is the last driver I will purchase for a while.
I have hit Callaways and Taylormades, but this new R11 takes it to a new level! Unbeleivable performance and feel. You just know you are going to bomb it as soon as you line up behind the ball and the white club really makes it easy to line up correctly! Anyone who is currently using other brands need to try this. It will make you switch to Taylormade quickly!!!
What a feeling ! I just try . So much difference . I'm 1st time hit over 300 yards on the course. This is the one. New world coming for everyone. I really love it. Thanks Taylormade what a nice product development.
Man o man!
There is nothing bad to say about this club! I am a scratch golfer who averages about 290 off the tee. I was hitting the Nike Machspeed with very good success but have historically been a Taylor Made fan. Decided to make the switch because I liked the concept of the white head....and....it's a Taylor Made.
Well, the club arrived last night much to my surprise. Today was the company golf tourney so figured why not give it a whirl. First hole, 345 down the left side of the fairway (downhill par 5). All day long was smashing the ball long and straight.
Love the white head on the green grass!
Love the soft feel on the face of the club!
Love the ability to adjust loft, face angle and side to side weighting!
This club will be in my bag for years to come! Might have to buy another one just in case...lol.
For me, this is the club I have been waiting for.
Thank you Taylor Made!