About The TaylorMade Brand

TaylorMade Golf Company is a sports manufacturing company based in Carlsbad, California. The company was founded in 1979 by Gary Adams and had its first billion dollars in revenue in 2006. It is currently a subsidiary of KPS Capital Partners since 2017.

TaylorMade is known for its high-quality golf equipment including golf clubs, golf balls, and clothing. Several world number ones, including Tiger Woods, Rory Mcllroy and Dustin Johnson have regularly been using TaylorMade equipment.

Things to Look For In TaylorMade Golf Drivers

Whether you’re buying a TaylorMade golf driver or from some other brand, there are some factors that you must keep in mind before purchasing. Here are some of them.

Loft

The loft is the most vital aspect of any driver. It is the angle of the clubface’s slope and is critical for determining your golf shot’s trajectory.

Most drivers have a slope of 8.5 degrees to 15 degrees, however, the most commonly used drivers’ slope ranges from 9 to 12 degrees.

The loft is inversely related to your swing speed. The faster you swing, the lower loft you need. If you swing too fast then you should choose a driver with the lowest possible loft, and vice versa. 

Material

Initially, drivers were made from stainless steel or similar alloys. However, lately, titanium has emerged as the most popular choice for a driver material.

The reason why titanium is the preferred choice is due to its high tensile strength and exceptionally low weight. Composite materials are also becoming more popular for making driver heads. For shafts, titanium, stainless steel, and graphite are the most in-demand materials.

Length, Weight, and Head Size

The preference for these three aspects changes from person to person. A taller person might prefer a long driver and vice versa. Usually, driver length ranges from 43 to 47 inches but longer drivers of more than 48 inches long are also making an entry into the market. 

USGA allows for a maximum size of 460 cc for driver’s heads and that is also the most commonly used configuration.

You can also find 440 cc and 420 cc driver heads in the market but they are generally used by experienced golfers. A large head is more forgiving on off-center shots and that is why they are popular among beginners and amateurs.