The new TaylorMade R1 driver is designed to suit any type of golfer, from tour professionals to high-handicappers. Golfers can easily adjust loft, face angle and shot shape to get the most out of the club. The centre of gravity has been moved forward to reduce spin and produce a high launch. Visually, the back of the club combines grey, orange and black to help alignment and create a look like no other. The R1 will be available from February 1, with an RRP of £349.

Below, Paul O’Hagan takes a first look at the new TaylorMade R1 driver: