5 TaylorMade have announced they are to release a line of SLDR fairway woods and hybrids.
The driver of the same name was instantly popular on both the PGA and European Tour thanks to the low and forward centre of gravity that reduces spin and makes it easier for better players to shape the ball.

The woods and hybrids feature much of the same weighting and TaylorMade say this improves launch conditions and increases ball speed.

Both the hybrid and fairway wood have adjustability that allows you to increase and decrease loft by 1.5˚.

“We have heard from all types of golfers ranging from weekend players to Tour pros that SLDR is the longest TaylorMade driver they have hit,” said TaylorMade’s Tom Olsavsky. “This eye-opening distance gain is a result of the low and forward CG placement”.

As NCG reported weeks ago, TaylorMade staffers have been testing the SLDR woods for weeks, most notably Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose.

Other features of the new clubs include a speed pocket, which increases face flexibility for more ball speed, and a dark grey crown that oozes style.

TaylorMade say the weighting reduces spin so much that players can use higher lofted heads and still generate massive distances.


SLDR fairway wood

OUT: November 21, 213
SHAFT: Fujikura Speeder
LOFTS: 14, 15, 17, 19 & 21˚
SRP: £199 (tour version with upgraded shaft £249)

SLDR hybrid

OUT: November 1, 2013
SHAFT: Fujikura Speeder
LOFTS: 17, 19, 21 & 24˚
SRP: £169 (tour version with upgraded shaft £179)
TaylorMade SLDR fairway woods and hybrids