Watch out for TaylorMade's new JetSpeed metalwoods that includes the company's first driver to feature Speed Pocket technology. Available December 2013.
The Speed Pocket was originally designed to increase the speed at which the clubface flexes and rebounds to promote faster ball speed. Why put a Speed Pocket in a driver?
Research showed that incorporating a Speed Pocket into the JetSpeed driver promotes less spin, as well as greater ball speeds on shots struck below the centre of the clubface.
Visually, the streamlined JetSpeed head features a matte black crown with a unique decal that promotes accurate face alignment at address. The matte finish also reduces glare and provides a stark contrast to the silver clubface, further making face alignment easier.
JetSpeed Fairway Woods and Rescues
JetSpeed fairway woods and rescue clubs each incorporate a radically redesigned Speed Pocket that's smaller and accounts for less weight, while remaining just as efficient at boosting the speed of the clubface.The Speed Pocket is filled with a polymer that keeps debris out, improving turf interaction while absorbing unwanted vibration without slowing down the clubface.
The weight saved by the new design is redistributed strategically within the clubhead to move the CG lower and more forward, to promotes faster ball speeds and lower spin.
JetSpeed fairways and rescues also feature a low-profile head design that makes it easier to make contact with the clubface below the ball's equator, making it easier to launch the ball on a high, long-carrying flight and easier to get the ball in the air off the turf.
TaylorMade Loft-Sleeve Technology
Available in the JetSpeed driver, TaylorMade's Loft-Sleeve technology allows golfers to adjust the loft 1.5° up or down to dial in their optimal launch conditions. In the past, better players have been reluctant to play higher lofted metalwoods because of an increased spin rate. However, the new low-forward CG location dramatically reduces spin and results in greater distances with higher lofted clubs.
JetSpeed Driver RRP: £249
The JetSpeed driver is available in three lofts – 9.5°, 10.5° and HL (13°). Loft Sleeve Technology allows golfers to easily adjust their loft +/- 1.5° to find their optimal launch conditions.
JetSpeed Fairway Woods RRP: £179
Five fairway wood lofts available: 3 wood (15°), 3HL (17°), 5 wood (19°), 5HL (21°) and 7 wood (23°).
JetSpeed Rescue Clubs RRP: £139
Five lofts available: 2 (17°), 3 (19°), 4 (22°), 5 (25°) and 6 (28°)
JetSpeed metalwoods will be available from 13th December 2013.