12 Things You Didn't Know About TaylorMade

Here are 12 things you didn't know about one of the biggest brands in golf, TaylorMade.

Things You Didn't Know About TaylorMade

Here are 12 things you didn't know about one of the biggest brands in golf, TaylorMade.

12 Things You Didn't Know About TaylorMade

A brand name that has been part of the golfing world for decades now, TaylorMade has become one of the biggest companies in golf and have several of the world's top players signed to use their equipment.

12 Things You Didn't Know About TaylorMade

1. TaylorMade was founded in 1979 after a salesman called Gary Adams took out a $24,000 loan to form TaylorMade Golf.

2. In the beginning he rented a factory that had once been used to make television sets.

3. TaylorMade was one of the first companies that offered customisation on their clubs. In fact when they first made this available on their Spider Tour putters, there were so many different options that you could have ordered 417,792 different right-handed putters.

4. PGA Tour player Ron Streck was the first player to win a tournament using a TaylorMade wood. This came at the 1981 Michelob-Houston Open and included a third-round 62.

5. In 2004 TaylorMade introduced the R7 Quad driver, which popularised 'Moveable Weight Technology' that has become the norm on drivers these days.

6. Adidas, which had owned TaylorMade since 1997, sold the brand to KPS Capital Partners for $425 million.

7. In 2009 the brand introduced 'Flight Control Technology' in the R9 driver,which gave golfers the ability to change loft, lie and face angle of the club.

8. Currently TaylorMade have some of the best players in the world signed to use their clubs including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Jason Day.

9. Many of their tour pros use personalised golf balls. Rory uses number 22, Day has 87 and Rickie Fowler uses number 15.

10. Adams sold his stake in the company in the 1990s and passed away in 2000.

11. The current CEO and President is David Abeles.

12. The headquarters for the brand is in Carlsbad, California and they also have offices in Basingstoke, England.

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Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22