TaylorMade SLDR Mini Driver sits between 3-wood and driver to deliver more power and accuracy from both the tee and fairway
TaylorMade has introduced the SLDR Mini Driver, designed to give golfers a different, more powerful and more accurate option off the tee.
TaylorMade wanted to build on the fact better players and professionals hit more fairways with a 3-wood, and its manufacturers have designed a club to bridge the gap between the two models.
The SLDR Mini – sized between a 3-wood and 460cc driver – incorporates cutting-edge metalwood technology, including TaylorMade’s special distance-enhancing Speed Pocket, to deliver more distance and accuracy than a 3-wood.
The 260cc SLDR Mini comes with a larger size and deeper face than a traditional 160cc 3-wood, which provided more stability and forgiveness on mishits.
The ability to tee the ball higher also makes the TaylorMade SLDR Mini easier to launch.
Like TaylorMade’s other metalwoods, it has a low-forward centre of gravity which, along with the Speed Pocket, promotes more ball speed and less spin.
The SLDR Mini driver also features a 43.5″ shaft (compared to 45.5″ for the average driver) designed to provide additional clubhead control.
The TaylorMade SLDR Mini isn’t designed exclusively as a club to be hit off the tee, though, and a smaller sole makes it easy to hit off the deck.
The SLDR Mini driver comes in two models: Standard and TP.
The Standard model comes with a lighter, driver-weight shaft, while the TP has a 3-wood-weighted version.
The SLDR Mini follows on from the launch of the original SLDR driver, which went on sale in August 2013.