Taylormade Announces “RocketBladez” Irons – Shipping November 1, 2012

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
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TayorMade RocketBladez Irons

TayorMade RocketBladez Irons – click for more RocketBladez photos

Golf gear head alert! TaylorMade has been hyping a new product which will “change the iron forever.”  Preliminary statements say that there will be more distance than ever.  Today’s big announcement isn’t just the iPad Mini, but the new RocketBladez irons.  These irons have a “speed pocket” in the 3-7 irons, a small slit in the bottom of the club head.  Pricing is from $799-899 for 4-iron through PW and AW.

Here’s the info from TaylorMade on the irons:

Only RocketBladez are powered by the Speed Pocket, the little thing that promotes radical increased speed and distance.  These irons are the true blend of the feel the pros demand and the explosive distance amateurs crave.  The Speed Pocket.  If you don’t have it, then you don’t have it.

The Speed Pocket has changed the iron forever.

  • Speed Pocket in the 3- through 7-irons works with an advanced, ultra-thin face design to
  • promote consistently high ball speed and distance.
  •  Consistent distance with every iron made possible by careful management of the Speed Pocket, improved Inverted Cone shape and high MOI.
  •  17.5 grams of weight is strategically redistributed to lower and center the CG location, promoting a higher launch angle, higher peak trajectory and a steep, soft-landing, quick-stopping descent angle.
  • Fantastic feel promoted by a specially formulated polyurethane developed by 3M that fills the RBZ Speed Pocket and quiets vibration.
  • SW and LW have re-designed cavities to promote feel, feature our renowned ATV sole for maximum greenside versatility, and come equipped with heavier steel shafts to promote better rhythm and control
  • Shaft: RocketFuel™ 85 Steel – S,R
  • Shaft: RocketFuel™ 65 Mens Graphite – S, R, M
  • Grip:Mens RBladez Grip 47.5g
  • Shaft size .370 tip

More importantly lets take a look at the specs (loft, lie, shaft length) of these clubs.  That’s where the majority of the distance is coming from.  These are long shafts and very strong irons as far as the loft goes.

RocketBladez 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 PW AW SW LW
Loft 18° 20° 23° 26.5° 30.5° 35° 40° 45° 50° 55° 60°
Lie 61° 61.5° 62° 62.5° 63° 63.5° 64° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
Length (in) 39.5 38.875 38.25 37.625 37 36.5 36 35.5 35.5 35.25 35

As a reference to where modern irons compare to irons of the past, here’s a typical loft, lie, length of irons from the 1990’s courtesy of wiki answers.  As you can see, most modern irons are longer and stronger.

1990’s Irons 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 PW SW
Loft 14° 17° 20° 24° 28° 32° 36° 40° 44° 48° 52° 56°
Lie 54° 55° 56° 57° 58° 59° 60° 61° 62° 63° 63° 63°
Length (in) 39.5 39 38.5 38 37.5 37 36.5 36 35.5 35 35 35

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TaylorMade To Acquire Adams Golf – Comments Please

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, March 19th, 2012
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TaylorMadeWow this is interesting. Big news today.  Taylormade-adidas Golf Company is going to purchase Adams Golf, Inc.  The purchase price: $70 million.

I’m interested in opinions on what this will mean to both companies. Comment below.

Press Release Below (more…)


2012 PGA Show Video Interview – TaylorMade’s VP of marketing tells us about the new R11S driver and fairway woods

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, January 30th, 2012
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TaylorMade R11S Driver

My new buddy Mike Ferris, VP of Product Marketing at TaylorMade Golf, talked to me at the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show last week in Orlando about the new TaylorMade R11S driver and fairway woods.

The new R11S series is quite different than last year’s R11.

Check it out:

Many thanks to Mike for all his time at the show.


TaylorMade Golf announces R11S drivers/fairways, RocketBallz RBZ irons/fairways/rescues/drivers

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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GEAR HEAD ALERT!

Big day in the press release department.  TaylorMade Golf has announced their new gear for 2012.  Below is a listing of the new gear, images/image llinks (what I could get at the time) and links to the TaylorMade full press releases.

TaylorMade R11S Drivers and Fairways

TaylorMade R11S Driver

TaylorMade R11S Driver - click for more

The new TaylorMade R11S series is white, with a 5-way adjustable sole plate and 3° Flight Control Technology Sleeve (FTC).

For complete information, including pricing and availability refer to the TaylorMade R11S press release here.

TaylorMade RocketBallz Driver

TaylorMade RocketBallz Driver - click to enlarge

TaylorMade RocketBallz Irons-Driver-Fairway-Rescue

New for 2012 also is the interestingly named “RocketBallz” line.  Here is the story behind the name RocketBalls.

The new line includes RocketBallz Fairway Woods and RocketBallz Rescues/Hybrids, as well as a RocketBallz Driver and RocketBallz Irons.  The previous links go to the full TaylorMade press releases relating to each RocketBallz model.

TaylorMade RocketBallz Irons

TaylorMade RocketBallz Irons - click to enlarge

Product Reviews ASAP

I’ve talked to TaylorMade this morning and they will be sending in product for review when it becomes available.  I’ll put them to the test as soon as possible and post my findings here on HOG so stay tuned.

Images

For you gear heads who want to drool over all these new 2012 model clubs from TaylorMade, check out the full Hooked On Golf Blog TaylorMade image gallery.


Golf Ball Week 2011 Conclusion – Best Tour Ball

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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Greetings from 35,931 feet and on a flight path far north of the original intended path from NYC to home, Salt Lake City, UT. Seriously choppy ride due to a big storm area we passed over and/or through. I’d hoped to get writing my final Golf Ball Week 2011 post an hour ago but it was so bumpy the passengers weren’t allowed out of their seats. Now that we’ve passed the chop, I’m ready to chop into my final, delayed Golf Ball Week post. I’m sure many HOG readers have been losing sleep for the four days since I interrupted this series to take part in a long weekend in the Big Apple with friends and family, but it is time to return to the regularly scheduled Golf Blogram.

Best “Tour” Golf Ball of 2011

I’ve played every great ball imaginable this past season and it was hard to pick the winner between the two finalists for best tour golf ball, the TaylorMade Penta and the Srixon Z-Star. It was a dead heat for me on performance and distance and I had to go to a “sudden victory” playoff (thanks to Dana White and the UFC for that one) to break the tie.

Srixon Z-Star Golf Ball

Srixon Z-Star Golf Ball - click for more

Based on the fact that I found the Z-Star to be considerably more durable than the Penta, the Z-Star was my pick for #1 Tour level ball this year. I have a Z-Star yellow floating around my bag that I played somewhere around 10 rounds with, and counting.  Despite all that play with square grooved wedges and a couple of cart paths, the ball is still totally playable and shows very little wear.

I’ve reviewed both color options of this golf ball. You can click the hyperlinks for my Srixon Z-Star white review and my Srixon Z-Star yellow review.

Golf Ball Week 2011 Concludes

It has been a fun week or so covering EIGHT different golf balls, including some which employ crazy technologies like hollow metal cores and radar tracking systems. Sure there are many, many other great golf balls out there which I didn’t cover. If you feel the need, comment in your favorite golf ball below and let me and the HOG readers know why.


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