TaylorMade SLDR irons

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Hot on the heels of the SLDR S metalwoods launch, TaylorMade has introduced its new SLDR irons.


Built for golfers wanting a classic club head in terms of shape, size and finish, it combines that classic feel with the distance-enhancing and yardage-consistency benefits of its proprietary Speed Pocket technology. That technology was first featured in the Rocketballz fairway woods and Rescue clubs and it has been adapted once more for these irons.
"Golfers want to hit their irons far, which has put us on a path to engineer iron sets that have driver-like face speed," said Tomo Bystedt, TaylorMade's director of product creation for irons, putters and wedges.

The SLDR iron's Speed Pocket is part of the new ThruSlot Technology, which is characterised by a 2mm-wide slot cut high up behind the clubface. This ThruSlot enables a large area of the face to flex and rebound at impact, resulting in faster ball speed, a higher launch angle, strong ball flight and a steep, quick stopping descent angle.

SLDR irons

"Golfers want to hit their irons far, which has put us on a path to engineer iron sets that have driver-like face speed," said Tomo Bystedt, TaylorMade's director of product creation for irons, putters and wedges.

"To find that speed, we created ultra-thin faces, introduced Inverted Cone Technology and now an enhanced Speed pocket with ThruSlot Technology. The ThruSlot extends all the way through the bottom cavity, and works in conjunction with the ultra-thin club face and deep undercut to promote tremendous face-flex at impact."

In addition, TaylorMade's ThruSlot Technology promotes a higher ball flight, longer carry distances and more consistent gapping between irons than the older versions of the Speed Pocket.

The SLDR iron's sound and feel comes from an advanced vibration-dampening system that includes the polymer that fills the Speed Pocket and a shock-absorbing badge positioned in the back-cavity. The Speed Poclet is found in the soles of the SLDR 3-7 irons.

TaylorMade SLDR irons - pricing and availability


TaylorMade's SLDR irons are available in eight-piece sets in a choice of regular or stiff shafts. They will only be available at retail through TaylorMade Golf Tuned Performance Centres from June 6, 2014 at a price of £749(steel)/£849(graphite). For more information, head over to taylormadegolf.co.uk

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