That's right, friends, after three years of white drivers TaylorMade is back in black.
According to TaylorMade's press release:
“For three years we have only made white drivers and have heard from a number of golfers who just prefer the look of black,” said President and CEO, Mark King. “Our commitment has always been to provide golfers with the best performing golf equipment. The R1 Black gives players who prefer that color access to our industry leading technology.”
Similar to the white version – which has been used to win 16 worldwide golf tournaments this year – the R1 Black driver features the greatest range of adjustability of any driver in the brand’s history. R1 gives the golfer 12 loft-sleeve settings and 7 face-angle positions, as well as two movable shot-shape weights. The R1’s three adjustability technologies allow it to be tuned 168 different ways to specifically fit a player’s swing to optimize distance and accuracy.
The R1 Black driver made it's debut on my doorstep this morning but the world will have to wait until next week in Memphis to see it on the PGA Tour.
So when can you buy it? The R1 Black, which features an ultra-light Aldila RIP Phenom, will be available at retail on JUNE 10th, 2013 for $399. For more information please visit taylormadegolf.com