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TaylorMade R1 Driver

TaylorMade R1 Driver is rated 4.587 out of 5 by 46.
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Your golf swing is unique and so should your driver. The TaylorMade Men's R1 Driver is fully customizable so you can perfectly shape your shots for supreme distance off of the tee. Tune in your ideal loft then enhance that setting with an optimal launch angle to drives that fly further. Movable weights add another layer to the customization so you can promote a neutral flight path or distance-enhancing draw. The clean, white crown graphic is easy to align and minimizes glare for increased concentration.

"Our depth of experience and expertise with tuning technologies allowed us to create the R1, one driver that can be adjusted for everyone from Tour pros to high handicaps."
- Dr. Benoit Vincent, Chief Technical Officer


R1 Loft Sleeve

Customizable Loft Sleeve
  • 2° loft sleeve marked with loft adjustments
  • 7 standard and 5 upright loft options between 8° and 12° (±2°) for a total of 12 very different loft settings to achieve optimal launch
  • Unique right hand and left hand sleeves
  • Factory setting is 10°

cameron_main Changes in Loft Affect Face Angle

R1 Sole Plate

Adjustable Sole Plate
  • 7 face angle options: Neutral/Square, Open, Medium-Open, Maximum-Open, Closed, Medium-Closed and Maximum-Closed
  • ±4° face angle adjustment
  • New design for better wear and visibility

R1 Crown Club Head

Crown Graphic Technology
  • The black clubface, non-glare white crown and gray/orange/black crown graphics help players see and accurately square the club's face to the ball at address
  • Thick-Thin Crown provides lower and more-forward CG location promoting high launch, fast ball speed and low spin
  • Inverted Cone Technology milled into the inner side of the clubface expands the portion of the face that delivers high ball speed
  • Improved aerodynamics reduce drag over the head to promote faster clubhead speed

Additional Details
  • Shot-shaping movable weights promote a neutral/straight flight or a distance-enhancing draw
  • Aldila RIP Phenom 55-gram shaft promotes faster clubhead speed while delivering greater feel than typical ultra-light shafts
cameron_main Aldila RIP Phenom 55

  • Brand: TaylorMade
  • Country of Origin: Imported
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I had neck/shoulder surgery recently and I lost a ton of distance. I needed to find a driver that I can swing and get some of my back. I went to Golf Galaxy and tried the R1 and the SLDR. I hit the R1 really nice and was impressed with it. I hit it with good trajectory, ball speed, spin, control & distance. The SLDR not so well. I really struggled with it. The R1 was the way to go for me. I'll never hit the ball as far as I used to again, but the R1 makes it possible to shorten some holes still.
Date published: 2014-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different from what I thought They had this driver at my club and the pro asked me if I wanted to try it out. I thought this driver wouldn't be good. But I was proved wrong. It hits good and the noise it makes is not as sharp as the r11s. The adjustablility is great and I can fit it to my swing. Another thing that surprised me were the graphics. I thought they would be irritating but they were actually sharp and they suited my eye nicely. Overall a really good driver.
Date published: 2013-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Drive for the Price I was hesitant in buying another driver. I had gotten used to hitting with my Callaway Big Bertha that I had for years. When I saw them drop the price on the R1, I decided to check it out. I do not regret buying it. I love the driver and the set up in store helped me figure out the best combination for my swing. There are a possible 188 combinations with all the setting that come with the Driver. I highly recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome lot, hot face Hit this club a couple of times in store and compared to my Callaway Tour Authentic and wow! First swing with a hoodie on ball speed was 169 mph with a total distance of 305. Second time I hit it I was getting 170+ mph ball speeds hitting it 314+ yards. This club is deep, even deeper than RBZ stage 2! The look is amazing too, yes at first I was skeptical but its great for alignment and easy on the eyes. Great club get one!
Date published: 2013-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great driver - great service at golf galaxy I recently went in to check out the R1 as it was on sale - and after doing some research, seemed like the best value out there. It is very easy to adjust - looks great - swings great. After setting up with a stiff shaft, draw bias, and 12 degree loft, I was hitting 40-50 yards further. Hope that keeps up on the course. Jamie at the Amherst, NY store was a great help in getting the right club and setup.
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This club is incredible! A fully adjustable head and light weight, beautiful design this club can hit a ball a mile ( with the right swing) I'm not a great golfer but this club has increased my distance and helped me to hit straighter. I liked it so much I bought one for my boyfriend and he loves his too. i can't keep him away from the driving range since he got it. I would recommend this club to anyone
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Club I really enjoy the looks and the feel of this club. I've played around with some of the adjustability, and it definitely made a difference. My only complaint is that the stock shaft is a bit soft for my swing. I've swung a friend's R1 with a stiff shaft, and I had much better performance. Overall, It's a great club, you'll just have to set it up for your swing.
Date published: 2014-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Probably the Best Driver Ever Made By Any Manufacturer First, properly adjusted for your swing, this driver is very, very straight even on mis-hits so missing the fairway is pretty hard to do. Second, the more you swing this club, the farther you'll hit it: After 3 weeks, I can fly some 250+ yards in the cool weather of March, and I'm 53. I expect to regularly hit it 290+ yards by Summer. Enough said.
Date published: 2013-03-30
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