TaylorMade R15 Fairway Wood


The Takeaway

TaylorMade’s first fairway metal with a movable slot weight technology is now here. The R15 comes only in a white colorway which gives it a slightly larger than it really is look. I personally enjoy the white crown, framed against the black face and found this head to sit very square in the N position. The head is larger from front to back than the AeroBurner versions with a slightly shallower face it seemed. I felt that there was a huge improvement in feel and sound and loved that I could create a small bias by moving the weight (which is now closer to the face) left or right.

TaylorMade R15 Fairway Wood Sole
TaylorMade R15 Fairway Wood Face
TaylorMade R15 Fairway Wood Address
TaylorMade R15 Fairway Wood Toe

Off The Deck

The R15 was easy to evaluate and produced a nice mid launch angle. With a very balanced sole design (not too flat, not too radial) the R15 was very clean when interacting with the turf.

Off The Tee

I was producing a nice mid-high ball flight that was neither penetrating nor ballooning. My guess was that my spin was up slightly and that caused a very normal flight.

Out Of The Rough

The R15 out of the rough produced some quality shots as the sole really glided thru the thicker grass for me.

Who’s It For?

The R15 with its improved forgiveness and adjustability will fit a large spectrum of players looking for a fairway metal that produces a solid feel and excellent ball flight.

Final Take

I found the R15 to produce a much better feel and sound over the AeroBurner but was not as long as the AeroBurner. TaylorMade has done an excellent job to include their low forward slot weight technology to their fairway lineup and my results confirm this.

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Bob Gomavitz

Bob Gomavitz Age: 59 Handicap: 4.6 Introduced to Golf: Age 10 Years Playing: 47 Hole In Ones: 2 Double Eagles: 1 Years in the Golf Industry: 14 Rounds Per Year: Over 100 Favorite PGA Tour Course Played: TPC Sawgrass Favorite Local Course Played: Royal Colwood Victoria, B.C. Most Famous Golfer that I played with: Fred Couples Most Famous Person that I played with: Kenny G (High School Teammate)Current WITB Driver: Taylormade 2016 M2 9.5 45" D-3 Graphite Design Tour Ad 60 Stiff 3 Wood: Taylormade RBZ 13 Degree TS Oban Revenge 7 Stiff 43.25” D-3 Hybrid: Taylormade R1118 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Hybrid: Taylormade R11 Rescue 21 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Irons: Taylormade Burner 2.0 4-PW KBS Tour Stiff Std Lie, Lofts and Lengths Wedges: Taylormade Rac Black 54 Degree TT DG Wedge Flex Wedges: Callaway X Tour 58 Degree MD TT DG Wedge Flex Putter: Odyssey Versa 90 degree #7 Super Stroke 3.0 34” Ball: Titleist Pro V1x, Srixon Z Star XV YellowTrackman Driver Swing Info Club Head Speed: 98-101 Ball Speed: 148-151 Angle of Attack: +1.7 to +2.6 Launch Angle: 12.7 to 14.1 Spin: 2400-2750 Angle of Descent: 39.8 to 37.3 Carry: 234-242 yards Distance: 258-272 yards Path: 0.7 to 2.4

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