Increased adjustability is the most compelling aspect of the new TaylorMade R11S driver, and this bomber can be tuned in three different areas. One is the rotating hosel, which has eight possible options of lie and loft/face angles, so golfers may more precisely fit their drivers to their games as they look to enhance their accuracy and distance.
Another involves the two movable weights in the back of the 460cc clubhead, so that the center of gravity (CG) may be shifted to alter trajectory as needed. Then, there is the soleplate that may be manipulated into five different positions. Taken together, those features allowed players to tune the latest TaylorMade driver for 80 possible settings. That’s why company technicians describe the R11S as the most adjustable driver in golf.
They are quick to add, however, that adjustability is only part of the R11S story. The head of this driver, which comes with a flat-white crown and a black PVD face, is slightly bigger than the original and wildly popular R11, company officials say, and more aerodynamically designed so it can promote greater clubhead speed, which is credited with creating greater distance off of tee shots.
The R11S also boasts a contemporary, slightly more triangular appearance and is designed to provide for higher moment of inertia (MOI) for better forgiveness. In addition, a deeper, farther-forward CG position is made to improve distance.
“The R11S is the realization of every ounce of innovation, adjustability and performance we could package in a bigger, more aerodynamic clubhead,” says Sean Toulon, executive vice president at TaylorMade. “And with the proper fitting, we know golfers of all skill levels will be longer and straighter off the tee.”
The R11S measures 45.75 inches in length and comes with an Aldila RIP Phenom 60 shaft stock. Lofts of 9, 10.5 and 12 degrees are available for right-handers, while a version of the 10.5-degree is offered to lefties.