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TaylorMade launches all-new 300 Mini Driver

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One month after landing on the USGA’s conforming list, TaylorMade Golf has launched the all-new 300 Mini Driver, which will hit retail on July 16th 2021.

The new 300 Mini Driver features a 307cc head designed to deliver a blend of distance, forgiveness and control, while the multi-material construction aims to provide the optimal combination of low-CG performance and high MOI forgiveness.

Speaking on the new addition, Tomo Bystedt, Product Creation, Metalwoods & Irons at TaylorMade, said

“It’s been 20 years since we last made a metalwood this size. It was only natural to call it the 300 Mini Driver to acknowledge what the 300 Series meant to our brand and the game. We blended the throwback look with modern carbon, titanium and steel construction to produce a club the speaks to TaylorMade loyalists while delivering distance from the tee and the fairway.”

The low CG and mass in the face are distributed across the sole from front to back in design to provide high launch with low spin characteristics. At the same time, the combination of a high-strength titanium face and Thru-Slot Speed Pocket seeks to deliver maximum ball speed.

The Twist Face technology in the Mini Driver aims to add another level of playability, while a reinvented V-Steel soleplate seeks to add to the low CG properties, promoting improved turf interaction and versatility when played off the deck.

A prototype model of the 300 Mini Driver was played last month during the U.S. Open by Phil Mickelson, and per the company, other Team TaylorMade athletes, including Dustin Johnson, are currently testing the design for potential play at next week’s Open Championship.

Specs, Pricing & Availability

  • Lofts: 11.5 and 13.5 degrees
  • Stock Shaft and Grip: Mitsubishi MiDr Proto (with numerous custom shaft options available); Golf Pride’s Z-Grip (47g)
  • Price: $399.99
  • At Retail: July 16, 2021
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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

6 Comments

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  1. I Waste Money on Golf

    Jul 7, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    I bought an Original One a few years ago. I don’t think you’ll see any pros playing these. I bought it as a toy to goof around with. I actually performs well but I don’t see how it would fit into a 14-club bag.

    • Morten

      Jul 8, 2021 at 5:29 am

      Do you remember when the original one came out? I reminder loving it when testing, but it went off the marked quite quickly. For some reason that is NOT the story TaylorMade wants to tell us. Callaway made a similar mini driver at the same time, and it vanished as well….

  2. Jason

    Jul 7, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    When you can’t go any bigger, go smaller. Then, go bigger again. If it’s such a good idea, why aren’t they making the staff pros use them.

  3. dat

    Jul 6, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    way too much on the pricetag for what this is

    • Ac

      Jul 6, 2021 at 4:05 pm

      Shouldn’t be more than $249-$299 to compete with the 3 wood market. And agree, for what it is even that’s too high, and that goes for all fairway metals.

      • Cori Bush

        Jul 6, 2021 at 4:54 pm

        Considering there is about $14 of material in it………..

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Best wedges for a newer golfer? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been talking wedges. WRXer ‘Luckydutch’ is new to the sport and is uncertain as to how to approach choosing his wedges, kicking off the thread, saying:

“I’ve just treated myself to a set of improvement irons running 5-GW. The GW is a 48 degree, so it occurs to me that I now need to think about wedges. What’s the conventional wisdom when it comes to buying wedges as a relatively new golfer? I can’t imagine there’s huge value in getting fitted since I wouldn’t have a clue what grinds etc. I like.

Do I go for just one chipping wedge to begin with then add to it over time? Or am I better off getting a set now? I suppose the advantage of buying one is it saves me some money in the short term. The disadvantage being I’m never going to learn how to use a 60 degree if I don’t get one, right?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts and suggestions in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • iknowbagu: “KISS – Keep it simple, stupid. This really should apply to all of us, but it holds especially true for beginners. Find something you like the looks/feel of, and then get matching. That could be 52/58, 52/56/60, 54/60, whatever. Over time you’ll learn what you like, what you don’t, etc., and you can mix and match from there. But until you to a point where you are very specific with your wants/needs, there is no need to reinvent the wheel here. Only technical thing you really need to know is that bounce is your friend.”
  • rjdivis: “I would say something like the Cleveland CBX 2 wedges would be a good place to look, or something similar. From a setup standpoint, I would go with either a 52* / 56*or just a 54. Learning your distances with the set GW will guide you on what lofts you will need. I always like to keep things simple and, as said above, stay away from the high lofted wedges. You don’t need a 58 or 60 at this time. You can always add down the road.”
  • rsballer10: “If you are a beginner, I’d get a 56 (doesn’t have to be new) and learn to hit all the shots with that club. Depending on the loft of your PW you may want a 50/52, but I’d honestly keep the # of wedges to a minimum starting out. As you get better/more consistent you can add more wedges to the bag. Even to this day, I use my 54 degree for almost everything, and my 60 is a get out of jail club. If I was starting out I’d just get a 56 and dump the 60 altogether.”
  • Macklessdaddy: “Local Costco and grab the Kirkland set, 52 56 60 for less than 200.”

Entire Thread: “Best wedges for a newer golfer?

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (12/2/21): Miura Baby Blades

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a set of Miura baby blades

From the seller (@Ionscicles): “Miura Baby Blades being listed. Set of 3-W, fitted with Project X 7.0 shafts. Fit with custom BB&F ferrules in black, navy, gold, white. Golf Pride MCC+4 grips. set was bent 1* strong, and 1* flat. Loft and lie due to softness of metal should be checked every season to ensure they have changed due to turf interaction.

“Being that Miura makes one of the softer irons out there, this set definitely shows wear a bit quicker than others. Has been games on and off over the last year or so, and has been a great set to me. Listing on here as my ego can’t take bagging these anymore and I definitely need to move to a more forgiving club. Despite use, clubs still have a ton of life in them. Asking $1250 OBO”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Miura baby blades

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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