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NEW 2012 TaylorMade R11s “s” Pics!!!



You might want to see the pics while they are hot. Face angle has two ways to adjust. The head size is 460cc vs the R11 from 2011 was 440cc’s. The R11S driver will sell for $399, and the TP version with the same head but different shaft choices will be priced at $499. We will have a video review and information later today below.

“We’ve increased the range of tuning and incorporated it into a maximum-sized 460cc head – that’s what sets the R11S driver apart.” -Todd Beach TMag Metalwood R&D-

Click here to see all the photos and what everyone is saying in the forums…

-Adjust the loft up or down (±1.5°) with Flight Control Technology (FCT)
-Adjust the face to one of fi ve angles (±3°) with Adjustable Sole Plate (ASP) Technology
-Adjust the center of gravity toward the heel or toe with
-Movable Weight Technology (MWT)
-Maximum-sized 460cc titanium head with Thick-Thin Crown design for lower CG
-Inverted Cone Technology (ICT) promotes more ball speed on off-center hits
-White crown and black face makes alignment easy and eliminates glare on top

Here is a great Tech piece with TMag…

Click here to see all the photos and what everyone is saying in the forums…

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  1. J. R.

    Mar 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I have attended the Demo at Galaxy. I would not give up my Diablo Octane Driver for the R11S. But, the RBz Fairway Wood is an ENTIRELY new golf game… I won a dozen of TM RBZs golf balls by hitting this fairway wood 250 yards (12+ yards further than a Teitlist FW; 5&5 shots). I wished that I had my Diablo FW to compare then on demo day…

  2. Bags85

    Jan 24, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Just got to demo a r11s and RBZ driver at dick’s. not too impressed, save the money and upgrade the shaft in your r11 or burner if u didn’t get the tp that is. also hit last years Nike vr pro with the project x, i’m not a Nike guy but this thing outperformed the r11s and the RBZ in every aspect control, feel, distance, and ballspeed. non of the clubs really have a great sound, but the Nike is only 229 check one out if u get a chance. But anyways if your a Taylormade guy give your local Dicks a call see if they got the R11s and RBZ to demo i don’t know if it was just at that location.

  3. freeman929

    Jan 1, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I can’t wait until this comes out!! I think Taylormade has a real winner here!

  4. 00*rs

    Dec 27, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Tech advances every year,you as an individual should determine if it is right for you,your swing speed and handicap. (Is it worth it?)

  5. 10000golf

    Dec 26, 2011 at 3:07 am

    we have this perfect set.

  6. 10000golf

    Dec 26, 2011 at 3:04 am

    this is so excellent!

  7. Sarkay

    Dec 17, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    This is awesome !!!

  8. cnt

    Dec 12, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    What will be the adjustable specs? how much can the loft be adjusted?

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Wilson’s new FG Tour V6 RAW irons (yes, they will rust)



Wilson came out with its FG Tour V6 irons in 2016, but these new Raw versions have a different look… and with time, they’ll have a VERY different look.

The new FG Tour V6 Raw irons have an unplated finish, and they’re designed to “develop a unique patina based on age, exposure and use over time,” according to Wilson. This gives each iron a unique look, and one that’s far from the clean cut original FG Tour release that had a chrome finish (which won’t rust).

In addition to the rusting effect, the irons are different because they have a copper badge in the cavity that will eventually match the color of the golf club over time. Here’s a graphic mock-up of how the Raw irons may look overtime.

Like the original releases, the irons have tungsten weights and mass behind the impact area for a “forged feel” and “improved feedback,” according to the company.

The FG Tour V6 Raw irons are a custom option on, and are available through Wilson’s premium partner accounts as of today, Tuesday, June 19. According to Wilson, the Raw irons “are a very limited production run,” so only a certain amount of sets will even be built.


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Chief Engineer Chris Voshall on Mizuno’s approach to the Tour and some of the most insightful pros



Mizuno’s Chief Engineer Chris Voshall chatted with Johnny Wunder on the latest episode of the Gear Dive.

Voshall offers innumerable interesting anecdotes–particularly interesting is the development of the JPX 900 iron for Brooks Koepka and Voshall’s discussion of his work with other Tour talents.

In the excerpt below, however, Voshall discusses Mizuno’s approach to Tour players and further, whose feedback has proven particularly valuable.

“We’re not making them something special. If they’re coming to us, it’s because the product is that good…They come to us instead of us having to go to them…that’s one of the really exciting things.”

Voshall indicated that players on Tour play essentially the same Mizuno products that are available at retail.

“If the Tour van is out of inventory, they can reach out to us…and we’ll get them more heads. There’s nothing unique about what they’re playing, which I think speaks to the customer…you can almost not trust marketing around the whole world these days, but for us to say ‘there’s nothing different’…that’s something we really hang our hat on.”

With respect to excellent testers on Tour, Voshall sang Luke Donald’s praises, as well as Jhonny Vegas and Brian Gay.

“I love working with Luke. Luke, especially when you’re talking irons…turf interaction, that’s the thing he’s looking for. So with Luke, you’ve really got to speak to him about how it feels, how it enter, how it exits [the turf] and how that’s causing the ball to launch. You could give him the exact same head with a slightly different sole grind, and he will love or hate one versus the other. He’s really cool to work with on that front.”

“Jhonny Vegas…he’s raw power. He goes at it. He wants to slam the club into the ground as hard as he can and see where it goes. He very much on the opposite end of the spectrum as Luke, who’s very much an artist out there, trying to work it, trying to do different things.”

“One of my favorite guys to work with, even though he’s not on staff anymore, is Brian Gay. He knows his game. He knows equipment. Speaking to the fact that he’s been out on Tour as long as he has and has the wins he has with the length he hits the ball, it shows that he does not miss a shot. And he knows everything…when he makes a comment on a club, that’s the one that I take most serious.”

For the rest of Voshall’s insights and perspective, give the full podcast a listen below.

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SPOTTED: Srixon Z-785 driver, Z-U85 utility irons



We recently spotted new Srixon Z-785 drivers and Z-U85 utility irons, which are likely future replacements for Srixon’s Z-765 driver and Z-U65 utility irons. Srixon is staying hush on the tech details at the moment but did allow us to take photos of the new equipment.

Released in 2016, the Z-765 driver was a smaller-profile, lower-launching counterpart offering to the Z-565 driver, so it could be possible that there is also a Z-585 driver, counter to the Z-785 driver that we spotted. Also, it appears the Z-U85 utility irons come in at least 5 different lofts: 2-6 irons.

See more photos below, and check out discussion on the Z-785 drivers and Z-U85 utility irons.

Srixon Z-785

See more photos and discussion about the driver

Srixon Z-U85


See more photos and discussion about the irons

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