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With more than 14 months having elapsed since the release of the SLDR, four TaylorMade R15 driver models have been unveiled alongside an R15 fairway and hybrid.

Available in 460cc, 430cc and two TP models this January, new R15 drivers continue the ‘loft up’ trend that made, and continues to make, the SLDR such a hit with tour pros and amateurs alike.

TaylorMade also celebrates 15 years of the ‘R Series’ franchise with the launch of the R15 driver.

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The pre-cursor to the ‘loft up’ campaign was the ability to move weight low and forward in the driver head, and the R15 has an even lower and more forward CG position than its predecessor.

This is achieved predominantly through a new Front Track system, which follows on from the sliding weight-adjustment mechanism that made its driver debut on the SLDR.

The new Font Track system sits 12mm further forward that its SLDR equivalent, helping move 40g of mass closer to the face. The result is a repositioned centre of gravity and reduced spin.

The mechanism also houses two 12.5g weights that can be placed in the toe (to reduce hooks), heel (reduce slices), centrally (for more distance), or split between the heel and toe (more forgiveness).

Some 75% of the R15 driver’s mass is low and forward, providing a lower-spinning flight, even with a relatively lofted club.

Other technologies on the R15 include weight-saving Ultra Thin Wall casting, Inverted Cone Technology to expand the sweet spot and an Adjustable Loft Sleeve.

This provides golfers with 12 different positions and 4 degrees of adjustability on the stock 9.5º, 10.5º, 12º and 14º heads.

The TaylorMade R15 driver comes in a satin white or gloss black finish (R15 460cc only) with a Fujikura Speeder shaft and Lamkin UTx grip.

TaylorMade R15 driver essentials:

460cc – RRP £369
430cc – RRP £369
460cc TP – RRP £429
460cc TP – RRP £429

Available: January 9, 2015