TaylorMade has introduced the new adjustable R11S and R11S TP fairway woods.
Similar to the new R11S driver, the fairway woods are classically shaped with Adjustable Sole Plate Techology (ASP) and a more versatile Flight Control Technology (FCT) sleeve for added adjustability.
Those two features combine to offer 24 different settings for performance and/or distance.
“It’s never been easier to tune performance in a fairway wood than with the new R11S,” said TaylorMade executive vice president Sean Toulon.
“We’re confident that more golfers than ever before will unlock significant performance gains through a proper fitting and a few clicks of the wrench,” he added.
The FCT sleeve allows the golfer to make an adjustment range of three degrees of lie and three degrees loft/six degrees face angle. This process is done on tour with the player having the hosel manually bent to optimize correct launch angle.
With a torque wrench, golfers can complete a similar process. The RS11S fairways provide up to 54 yards of horizontal trajectory adjustment and three degrees and 1500 rpm of launch condition change.
The ASP technology provides the ability to change face angle independently in three settings from the face angle setting. It allows the decoupling of loft and face angle by using a sole plate that can be adjusted for plus/minus two degrees of face angle change.
This change can be used to further accentuate a face angle or counter a negative face angle due to sleeve adjustment.
R11S fairways also employ pull-face construction to create a thin, light, fast clubface to promote high ball speed. The crown and walls are made using an Ultra-Thin Wall (UTW) casting process to reach 0.6 mm at the thinnest point.
The thin crown weighs less and that weight is used to move centre of gravity forward to increase ball speed by reducing dynamic loft and to create better launch conditions.
The face depth of the R11S fairways is 36 mm to provide a combination of face area, confidence and playability off turf for the user.
The flat, white crown makes the R11S fairways appear slightly larger (two percent), while the black PVD face provides contrast for consistent alignment.
R11S fairways are standard length and come equipped with the Aldila RIP Phenom 70 shaft that weighs 70 grams and has a medium-firm tip profile. The shaft is available in four flexes.
The R11S TP shaft is a RIP Phenom 80 that comes in three flexes. The grip is a TM FCT. Lofts available include 14, 15.5, 17, 19 and 22 degrees.