Jamie Kennedy
By Jamie Kennedy

As well as launching the new, lofted-up SLDR S driver, TaylorMade have released a new line of fairway woods and hybrids. The SLDR S metalwoods are "engineered to provide distance for golfers of all abilities and swing speeds".

TaylorMade SLDR S Fariway Pair

The SLDR S fairway wood is available in five lofts from 15 to 23 degrees. Unlike the original SLDR fairway, TaylorMade have done away with stronger 14-degree model and added a 23-degree 7-wood. Each new SLDR S is fitted with a lighter, Fujikura Speeder 65-gram shaft available in 4 flexes.

Todd Beach, TaylorMade's VP of Product Development, on the new SLDR S fairway woods:

Golfers were asking for an SLDR fairway that has a lower and more forgiving profile. The SLDR S fairway has a shallower face and larger head size engineered to deliver distance and playability. Combine that with a stunning satin silver crown with black button back for easy alignment and you have a club that inspires confidence and great results.

Featuring the same satin silver crown colour, the SLDR S fairway feature a larger footprint and shallower face height than the original SLDR fairway woods. The 15-degree 3-wood in SLDR S is 165cc compared to 155cc in the original. TaylorMade say this new shape makes the SLDR S a little more playable, for a wider range of golfers.

This graphic below from TaylorMade shows how centre of gravity in the SLDR S is now lower and nearer the face. This CG position helps increase the initial launch and lowers the spin rate which, when used with the correct loft, will increase distance.

TaylorMade SLDR S Fairway Tech

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TaylorMade SLDR S Fairway Wood - Product Details

Launch UK14 May 2014
Launch RRP£189
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts15°, 19°
Right Handed Lofts15°, 17.5°, 19°, 21°, 23°
MaterialSteel
FinishChrome
Colour OptionsGrey
Lie57°
Head Volume165 cc
Swing WeightD3
Shaft NameFujikura Speeder 65 or 47
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexLight, Regular, Stiff, X Stiff
GripTM 360 Silver
Manufacturer's WebsiteTaylorMade Website

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