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Is TaylorMade making an all-black R1 driver?

May 01, 2013

It might be much ado about nothing, but a recent addition to the United States Golf Association's conforming driver list appears to be an all-black version of TaylorMade's flagship white R1 adjustable driver.

What's shown is a left-handed model that seems to feature the R1's adjustable hosel and sole plate, with only a TaylorMade logo alignment mark on the crown instead of the angled stripes seen on the white version.

Company spokesman Dave Cordero called this club a prototype and said there are "no plans for this version to come to retail."