TaylorMade R15 Fairway Wood
TaylorMade R15 Fairway Wood
R15 Fairway Wood
Made of Greatness.
Employs proven TaylorMade metalwood technologies that have been newly optimized (ICT, Thick Thin, moveable weight, loft sleeve). Low forward CG in combination with the more forward track and redesigned sliding weights in the R15 helps to reduce spin and increase launch.
- Center of Gravity
- R15 has an even lower and more forward CG thanks to the Front Track system, which is 12mm closer to the leading edge with 40 more grams of weight forward. In total, 75% of the mass is in the front of the club.
- Front Track System
- With its new Front Track system in R15, adjusting a TaylorMade wood has never been quicker or easier: Inside the track system is a sliding split weight that weighs 25 grams. This system performs like a Speed Pocket, reduces spin and increases the size of the sweet spot.
- Sliding Weights
- Using the torque wrench, the golfer can loosen and slide the weight to the heel of the club for a draw, or to the toe for a fade.
- Loft Sleeve
- 4° loft sleeve for greater loft adjustability and opportunity to dial in your launch conditions. A simple rotation of the loft-sleeve system allows you to choose from 12 distinct settings that makes incremental changes in the lie and the loft/face angle. Together, the sliding split weight and loft-sleeve enable golfers to adjust their R15 wood with extreme precision.
- Standard Shaft: Fujikura’s Speeder 67 Evolution
- Standard Grip: Lamkin UTx
TaylorMade R15 Fairway Wood Expert Review
Written By: Bob Gomavitz
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 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.
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.
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.