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TaylorMade Introduces R9 SuperDeep TP Driver

TaylorMade SuperDeep TP Driver
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TaylorMade Golf has released another new driver to the market, but this one isn’t for everyone. The new SuperDeep TP is a pure player’s driver, descended from the legendary 300 Tour and R510 TP, according to the following press release:

CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 19, 2010) – TaylorMade, the No. 1 driver brand in golf, proudly introduces the R9™ SuperDeep TP, a pure player’s driver descended from the 300 Tour and R510 TP, both legendary among tour pros and highly skilled players.

The R9 SuperDeep TP driver is engineered to promote a mid launch-angle and low spin-rate for strong swingers who tend to launch the ball too high and with too much spin with other drivers. The ultra-deep clubface (2.55 inches tall) is the deepest of any TaylorMade driver ever, and the head height is equal to the USGA limit (2.8 inches). The head is also more compact from heel to toe than other drivers like R9 SuperTri and Burner® SuperFast. This gives R9 SuperDeep TP a lower MOI which, combined with its forward CG location makes it more workable for players who like to shape their tee shots.

Its combination of Flight Control Technology (FCT) and Movable Weight Technology™ gives you a choice of 448 possible launch condition combinations. R9 SuperDeep TP comes equipped with Aldila’s new R.I.P. graphite shaft with Reverse Interlaminar Placement technology, which delivers low torque while promoting increased hoop strength and increased tip stability.

Appearance-wise, R9 SuperDeep features an all-black finish, including the clubface, and includes TaylorMade’s famous TP logo on the toe, and comes with an all-black headcover with magnetic closure.

“This driver isn’t for everybody,” said Tom Olsavsky, TaylorMade senior director of metalwood development. “It was created for the select few who generate a rare combination of high clubhead speed, high clubhead control and high smash factor. If you’re that player, this is the driver you’ve been waiting for.”

The R9 SuperDeep TP driver is available in three right-handed lofts (8.5, 9.5, and 10.5) and one left-handed loft (9.5). Three R.I.P. shaft flexes – R (60 grams), S (70 grams), X (70 grams). It includes a TP case with an R9 torque wrench (to adjust the FCT position and remove and install MWT® weights) and eight MWT weights: 1-gram, 4-gram, 6-gram, 8-gram, 10-gram, 12-gram, 14-gram and 16-gram. Availability starts on May 15, 2010 at a street price of $599. We’ll have a SuperDeep TP to test and review very soon, so stay tuned for that one. If you are a five or below handicap and generate enough club head speed to hit the ball over 275 yards, you’ll probably want to read about this driver!

So far in our initial test hits, it’s been very positive. Having hit about 20 balls with this beast, I can tell you that in stock form it is an anti-hook machine! The stock weights are set at 16g in the toe and 1g in the heel, creating a very fade biased setup. It hits low spinning bombs, but curiously not many on tour have put it in their bags, favoring the Burner SuperFast TP or SuperTri. Stay tuned!

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