TaylorMade R9 SuperDeep driver

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TaylorMade R9 SuperDeep driver review. Reviews of TaylorMade's new R 9 driver

TaylorMade R9 SuperDeep driver
Golf Monthly Verdict

For those with faster swing speeds, this is a must try. The flight is superb - high enough to eat up the yards, but strong enough not to be blown off course. The simple shape and black face will appeal to any traditionalist in the market for 
a new driver. (Reviewed by GM's Neil Tappin) Superb flight, impressive distance, powerful feel and compact head combine to make this a great driver. The hefty price tag is backed up by a superb performance, but there are other drivers that offer similar benefits without making such a dent in your wallet. PGA Pro verdict The deep clubface makes the club look a little smaller than most and has a very traditional shape behind the ball. I found that because the clubhead was quite deep I had to tee the ball up high to strike it out of the top of the club. When I did this the ball flight had very little backspin and was very long! This head combined with the tour-quality Aldila RIP shaft creates an excellent driver. (Reviewed by John Jacobs)

A driver made specifically for powerful players with fast swing speeds. The clubhead is the deepest that TaylorMade has ever made and the head is more compact from heel to toe compared to other TaylorMade drivers. The head is workable and helps to reduce spin. Movable weight technology and shaft adjustability allow shot shape and flight to be manipulated.   

The TaylorMade R9 SuperDeep driver will suit players with fast swing speeds who tend to launch the ball too high, with too much spin and/or those who like to commit to an aggressive strike.

Neil Tappin
Neil Tappin

Neil has worked for Golf Monthly for over 15-years. Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. Neil is currently a 3-handicap golfer who has played the game for as long as he can remember. In his role at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing all new drivers and is part of a team testing golf balls. He is able to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!"


Neil is currently playing: Driver: Titleist TSi3 Fairway Wood: Titleist TSi2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X