Jamie Kennedy
By Jamie Kennedy

Our friends at TaylorMade are at it again.

Fresh off a memorable win at the US Open, as well as the launch of their new Black R1 driver, TaylorMade have released images of a new driver, the TaylorMade SLDR driver. The prototype driver is only available on Tour for now, and is being tested and viewed for the first time at this week's PGA Tour and European Tour events.

The most noticable addition on the TaylorMade SLDR driver is the sliding/moveable weight control on the sole. As you will see below, players are working to tune that weight to find the right fade/draw bias for their swing. TaylorMade say that during testing, they have already seen some "unofficial performance trends" including increased ball speeds compared to the TaylorMade R1.

The list of players trying the new TaylorMade SLDR driver immediately includes: Darren Clarke, Martin Laird, Boo Weekley, Bo Van Pelt, Brian Gay, Lucas Glover, Marcus Fraser and several others.

Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedeker, Luke Donald, Martin Kaymer, Lucas Glover, Ryan Moore and KJ Choi all had the SLDR in play at The Open Championship at Muirfield.

As always, for all the latest TaylorMade equipment and Tour news, visit our exclusive TaylorMade zone.

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TaylorMade SLDR Driver - Product Details

UK Launch16 August 2013
UK Launch RRP£349
USA Launch09 August 2013
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts9.5°, 10.5°
Right Handed Lofts8°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 12°, 14°
Head Volume460 cc
Club Length45.5 inches
Swing WeightD4
AdjustabilityLoft, Weight
Shaft NameFujikura Speeder 57
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexRegular, Stiff, X Stiff
Shaft Weight55-61 grams
GripTM 360
Manufacturer's WebsiteTaylorMade Website

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