When I first started playing golf in 1999 at the age of 10, my first set of golf clubs consisted of a second hand set of Ben Sayers irons, coupled with a battered and bruised Howson 3wood. This club had more sky marks on it than the average 28 handicappers driver, but I didn’t care because I was just happy to be out playing golf in the sunshine! These clubs were great to get me started, but……..as I progressed and got better in terms of ability and technique, I needed another set of clubs which were suited to these traits. Around 2002 my coach Peter told my mum that a particular set of clubs had been traded into the shop and that they would be perfect for me. These clubs were a set of TaylorMade 320 irons and as you can imagine I jumped at the chance to change! From this point onwards I only used TaylorMade clubs and no other brand, and continue to do so today. This brand has been very good to me over the years in terms of support and I love the way the equipment looks and feels when playing it. I feel TaylorMade equipment gives me an edge in terms of performance over other brands which is the most important reason why it is in my bag today! In the remainder of this blog, I am going to list the clubs I will be using for 2019 and the performance based reasons behind the decision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • TaylorMade M6 Driver / 10.5 Degrees / Aldila Rogue Silver 60 Stiff Shaft

Every TaylorMade M6 driver head has been individually calibrated and injected to reach the threshold of the legal limit of ball speed. I can step up to the tee with the confidence of having a driver that’s engineered to make me faster, which is a result of the power from speed injected technology.Twist Face features a revolutionary face curvature that TaylorMade have engineered to reduce sidespin and deliver straighter shots on my off centre strikes. The aerodynamic, all-carbon sole creates discretionary weight to allow for 46 grams of mass to be placed low and back to increase MOI and lower CG. This Inertia Generator creates more forgiveness with higher launch and lower spin on my drives, creating more distance. These drivers are available in a range of lofts from 9 - 12 degrees and retail at £399 

 

  • TaylorMade M6 Fairway / 15 Degrees / Aldila Rogue Silver 70 Stiff Shaft

For the first time ever, Twist Face has been engineered into TaylorMade fairway clubs. Unique Twist Face geometry specifically designed for the inertia properties of the M6 fairway wood helps increase my accuracy from off centre hits, from the tee or from the turf. Discretionary mass is concentrated low in the head to optimize CG while maintaining high MOI. The Improved slot flexibility gives a larger COR area, which again helps me better when I miss hit the ball, especially on low-face strikes. These fairways are available in a range of lofts from 14 - 24 degrees and retail at £229

 

  • TaylorMade M6 Hybrid / 19 & 22 Degrees / Fujikura Atmos Orange Stiff Shaft

Like the fairways, for the first time ever, Twist Face has been engineered into TaylorMade hybrids clubs. The steel body construction allows for a thin fast face, for improved ball speed and overall distance. Again like the fairways, the improved slot flexibility gives a larger COR area, which helps on off centre hits, especially on low-face strikes. These hybrids are available in a range of lofts from 19-31 degrees and retail at £189

 

  • TaylorMade P790 Irons / 4 - PW / Nippon Modus 105 Stiff Shafts

TaylorMade’s engineers have answered the challenge wanted by most players - create a forged iron that delivers remarkable distance as well as enhanced playability and feel, all in a refined shape preferred by discerning players. The P790’s hollow cavity uses SpeedFoam Technology, which serves a dual purpose of generating ball speed as well as optimizing sound and feel. Injected into the clubhead, this provides the face support and sound damping properties that make the performance of the P790 unlike any other iron! The P790 also features an ultra thin 1.75mm face thickness with re engineered Inverted Cone Technology optimized for the slightly smaller face area. The new, smaller Inverted Cone allows for reduced thickness at the edges of the face, therefore increasing flexibility from heel to toe and low on the clubface, resulting in more ball speed across the entire face even when I miss hit the ball. These irons are available in a range of spec and shaft options, and 4 - PW retails at £910

 

  • TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedges / 50, 54, 60 Degrees / Nippon Modus 105 Stiff Shafts

Drawing inspiration for the world’s best golfers, Milled Grind wedges use advanced surface milling techniques to ensure precise sole geometry, leading edges, and score lines. The result is a precisely crafted grind on each and every wedge that produces optimal turf interaction and consistent performance. A new and improved groove configuration is also incorporated into the faces of each new wedge. TaylorMade say these soft carbon steel wedges promise to be there most precise, best balanced, and best feeling wedge they have ever produced. These wedges are available in a range of spec and shaft options, and retail at £129

 

If you are thinking about getting a new set of clubs, then why not book in to have a custom fit with myself. With the use of Trackman 4, I can make sure that the set of clubs you are purchasing are of the correct set make up and spec suited for you. Thank you for taking the time to read my latest blog, if you would like to book a lesson or fitting with me please call 01983 613131. Thank you

Christopher Reed

PGA Professional

Westridge Golf Centre