TaylorMade have invested heavily in their RocketBallz franchise for 2012, and while there has been huge interest surrounding the brilliant fairway wood, the driver is impressive too. It’s already notched a win on Tour with Luke Donald at the Transitions in mid-March.
Tester Chris loved the colour design – the white head and the green worked well for him– and he also noted how well the ball came off the face. Jon suggested it was one of the most forgiving on test, while Ian felt the overall look suggested it was towards the more expensive end of the market. Ian also said he preferred it when it came to forgiveness to the RBZ’s more prestigious brother, the R11S.
As you might expect it scored top marks for distance sitting at the top of Chris’ yardage stats and also featuring in the top five for four other testers. The one thing that perhaps did let it down was dispersion – the boys did spray it about a bit. As always, we would suggest a proper custom-fitting and it’s also worth pointing out the adjustability – golfers can alter the loft and at this price, this is exceptional.
Looks: 4.5 Feel: 4.3 Forgiveness: 4.0 Distance: 5.0 Dispersion: 3.5