Last week we brought you the new Taylormade R9 driver from TaylorMade for the 2009 season, and now we've got the latest on the new TaylorMade R9 fairway wood and TaylorMade Rescue TP hybrid ranges.
The TaylorMade R9 driver looks set to impress and the R9 fairway woods look similarly business-like - the Taylormade R9 fairway also comes in a TP version and both feature the Flight Control Technology (FCT) that allows the golfer to adjust face angle, loft and lie. In order to tweak any of these characteristics all you need to do is loosen the FCT bolt, remove the shaft from the head, rotate the shaft into a specified position and lock the head in place - simple!
The TaylorMade R9 fairway wood can be adjusted to eight different clubhead positions - but be aware that if you change the face angle to a more closed position, then the loft will decrease and vice versa. But by adjusting the club to your specific requirements, you will be better equipped to produce straight, high-flying shots with your armoury of fairways.
As for the Taylormade Rescue TP hybrids, TaylorMade have long been producing some quality products in this category and the latest Rescue, which also comes in a TP version, is more compact than some of the other models available. The decrease in size means there is smaller percentage of the sole area which comes into contact with the turf which helps the club to glide through the rough more easily.
The TaylorMade Rescue TP hybrid, like the R9 driver and fairway woods, features TaylorMade's Flight Control Technology, which gives you the opportunity to adjust the loft, face angle and lie angle but the regular Rescue hybrid is not fitted with this technology
The R9 fairway woods will retail at £249 and will be available in 3, 4 and 5-wood lofts. The TaylormadeRescue hybrids will retail at £149 while the TP version will cost you £179.