Increased ball speed is the main objective of the new RocketBallz fairway woods and Rescues from TaylorMade.
“The RocketBallz fairway woods and Rescues represent a game-changing breakthrough in performance comparable to few products in the history of our industry,” said Sean Toulon, executive vice president of TaylorMade.
“To hold a RocketBallz metalwood in your hands is to possess confidence, power, speed and distance potential that will regularly and, quite literally, redefine the long game for golfers,” he added.
RocketBallz fairway woods and Rescues were developed with a high-strength 455 steel face plate welded to a cast body.
Also incorporated was improved sole geometry and a Speed Pocket to improve overall head and face flexibility and a slightly deeper face with a further-forward centre of gravity than traditional designs.
With its increased face size, low centre of gravity lcoation, lightweight shaft and grip, TaylorMade is going for increased distance, as much as 17 yards for highly-skilled players.
The flat white crown colour and black PVD face provide contrast for easier alignment at address, while eliminating glare and hot spots common in gloss finishes.
Also offered is a RocketBallz Tour fairway wood with similar shape and face size, but slightly smaller address profile, more open face angle and toe-weighted centre of gravity with a heavier, stiffer shaft compared to the stock shaft in standard RocketBallz fairways.
Standard and Tour models are also available in the RocketBallz Rescues.
The standard model incorporates a lightweight shaft and grip for increased swing speed. The clubface is large and deep with the centre of gravity low and forward, made possible through TaylorMade’s Ultra-Thin Wall casting process and Thick-Thin crown design.
The RocketBallz Tour Rescue has a comparatively smaller address appearance, a slightly open face angle, toe-weighted centre of gravity and a heavier, stiffer shaft.
The overall weight of the standard RocketBallz Rescue is less than 350 grams.
The RocketBallz fairways and Rescues come in a variety of shaft flexes and lofts.