TAYLORMADE SLDR/SLDR TP, SLDR 430/SLDR 430 TP
STREET PRICE: $400/$500
LOFTS: SLDR: 8, 9.5, 10.5, 12, 14; SLDR TP, SLDR 430, SLDR 430 TP: 9, 10.5, 12
TECH TALK: The idea is that placing the CG more forward and low yields better energy transfer into the ball and less spin. The hosel features 12 settings that can alter the loft by plus or minus 1.5 degrees. A 20-gram sliding weight in the sole changes the CG to any of 21 positions between draw and fade.
L: "Changing the setup makes all the difference in the world. This went from iffy to really special."
M: "The sound was muted but still pleasing."..."It's very easy to return the clubface to square at impact."
HOT: The CG idea might be radical, but it matters less than whether the club resonates with golfers. This one does.
NOT: Other drivers allow the loft and lie/face-angle settings to be adjusted separately. Why not here?