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.
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.
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.