Golf equipment: TaylorMade launch new compact SLDR driverDecember, 2013
The new model features the same SLDR technology packed into a smaller head
TaylorMade have released the SLDR 430 – a more compact version of the SLDR 460 driver.
The SLDR is currently the No. 1 driver on the PGA & European Tour, and the new model is packaged in a stunning 430cc club head with a modern-classic shape and charcoal-grey crown. The SLDR 430 is expected to be a favourite for better players, and it features a smaller Tour-inspired head to promote improved workability.
Low and forward centre of gravity placement promotes a hotter launch, lower spin and faster ball speed. “We put low forward CG in a smaller head to make a driver that Tour pros love,” said Brian Bazzel, TaylorMade’s Senior Director of Product Creation for Metalwoods. “SLDR 430 makes it easier to shape shots without sacrificing distance.”
The 430 model features the same distance-producing technology found in its big brother. Low and forward centre of gravity placement promotes a hotter launch, lower spin and faster ball speed.
In addition to the low-forward CG benefits, SLDR 430 also incorporates the same sliding weight mechanism TaylorMade introduced with the SLDR 460. A 20-gram weight slides on a track located on the front of the sole. Movable weight shifts the clubhead’s centre of gravity horizontally toward either the heel, to promote a draw, or toward the toe, to promote a fade.
SLDR also incorporates TaylorMade’s loft-sleeve technology, which allows players to easily adjust the loft to one of 12 different positions through a range of plus-or-minus 1.5 degrees.
The SLDR 430 is available to buy now, with an SRP of £349.