TaylorMade R15 fairway and rescue

TaylorMade R15 fairway woods and hybrids have been launched in conjunction with the new R15 driver

TaylorMade R15
TaylorMade's new R15 fairway

TaylorMade R15 fairway woods and hybrids have been launched in conjunction with the new R15 driver

The TaylorMade R15 fairway wood and rescue have been launched in conjunction with the new R15 driver.

The R15 fairway is the brand's first to feature the sliding-weight technology that made its debut in the SLDR driver.

This comes in the form of a Front Track system, which acts like a speed pocket - enabling the face to flex, thus increasing ball speeds and the size of the sweet spot - while also featuring a moveable 25-gram weight.

This can be pushed towards to heel to encourage a draw and towards the toe to promote a fade.

All TaylorMade R15 woods comes in both a standard and a TP version.

The fairways also feature TaylorMade’s Adjustable Loft Sleeve, which offers 4° of loft adjustability, allowing golfers to fine-tune their trajectory.

The TaylorMade R15 rescue, meanwhile, also boasts 3° of adjustability through the hosel.

A new tour-inspired compact shape is coupled with a smaller surface area to make it more playable from a number of different lies.

The 165cc R15 fairway ranges from a 15-degree 3-wood to a high-launch 20.5-degree 5-wood.

The 96cc rescue starts in a 17-degree 2-iron replacement and is available through to a 24-degree 5-iron replacement model.

The TaylorMade R15 fairway and hybrid models come with a version of Fujikura’s Speeder shaft and Lamkin UTx grips.

Prices and availability:

TaylorMade R15 fairway, standard - £229 TaylorMade R15 fairway, TP - £279

TaylorMade R15 rescue, standard - £189 TaylorMade R15 rescue, TP - £229

On sale: January 9, 2014

Nick Bonfield
Features Editor

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, writing, commissioning and coordinating all features across print and online. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x