TaylorMade JetSpeed - Silver Award




The Drivers Test 2014: TaylorMade JetSpeed – Silver Award

Cost: £249.

Tech: The first driver from TaylorMade to feature a “Speed Pocket”, which boosts ball speeds on shots struck low on the face. It has a lower, more forward CG than its predecessor to optimise launch, and a 12-position loft sleeve means loft can be adjusted up or down by up to 1.5°.

What we said… James Ridyard: “Even set to 8° it still went pretty high. The head feels too light; I didn’t know where it was in the swing because the stock stiff shaft is light too; not a great combination. But it will help someone with low swing speed. The heavier TP shaft enhanced my performance. I prefer the darker finish to white.” Joel Tadman: “The look isn’t as classy as SLDR, but I prefer the feel off the face here. Most fast swingers will need to upgrade to the TP shaft (RRP £329) but regardless of shaft the face feels really hot. Similar flight to SLDR, but needed less loft.” Stephen Kidd: “The head size will please a wide spectrum of players. It’s definitely light, but feels great out of the middle. It’s easy to align and forgiving – a killer combination for accuracy.” Steve Milnes: “It didn’t feel quite as hot as the SLDR, but it’s easy to swing and goes straight out of the middle as well as around it.”

Pros: Light feel and hot face is perfect for mid-low swing speeds.

Cons: Fast swingers likely to need a shaft upgrade.

The numbers: Looks: 8 Feel: 8.5 Sound: 8.5 Forgiveness: 8.5 Performance: 8

TG Rating: 8.5/10 Silver Award

Details: Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 13° HL adjustable Contact: www.taylormadegolf.co.uk

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