Long Awaited TaylorMade R11 Irons Make An Appearance
At long last TaylorMade finally unveiled their R11 Irons. TaylorMade’s latest expansion to the overwhelmingly popular R11 line was to create an iron set that was engineered for players who appreciate the shape and refinement of a tour-grade iron but need the help of technology to launch the ball high, straight, and long with less effort, regardless of handicap. Already tested as a forgiving and easy to hit club. The R11 irons are definitely not blades or a set of tour only clubs. Designed with more forgiveness in mind they appeal to a much larger audience. On the heels of Ping’s big announcement for their new clubs for next season I’m sure was no coincidence.
They basically put every type of new technology they could into these irons. Blending distance, forgiveness, easy launch, with a soft feel and sound for a solid hitting club. I like that they still have that classic look, great lines but you can definitely tell they have all the high-tech details.
Set to be priced at $799 and $999 with graphite shafts. The steel set will have KBS 90 shafts and Graphtie set will have Motore 75S, 65R, 55M, 5 L and finished off with Tour Velvet grips. They will be available September 1st to be purchased in retail stores.
Riding on the success of their R11 driver, which has already claimed huge wins this season. The driver was most recently used in back-to-back wins Darren Clarke at the Open Championship and then Sean O’Hair and the RBC Canadian Open. Both used their favorite R11 driver to make it happen. Although the R11 line has received the most attention there has been just as many converts to the Burner SuperFast 2.0 line including PGA Players Jason Day and Y.E. Yang.
TaylorMade has a lot of great brand ambassadors including legendary swing coach Hank Haney. Haney thus far has been a very active brand ambassador for the manufacturer both on and off the course. He is very active about sharing TaylorMade equipment with fans during interviews and on Twitter. Recently responding to a question “Other than sponsorship, why would you recommend TM irons?” he replied, “Best irons I have ever hit that's why, just try them.”
With overwhelming support from fans and players TaylorMade has made quiet the name for their brand this season. Their 2011 line is no disappointment to fans or players with exceptional reviews and over 33 victories worldwide in 2011 we can expect nothing but the best than from their R11 irons.