Well I know that a lot of people have lost all patience with TaylorMade over the last couple of seasons with the quantity of new equipment they release during a season and how quickly premium priced products go into the sale bins. It isn’t a great secret that TaylorMade have missed sales targets recently and that maybe Adidas are looking to off load the company. Any product that TaylorMade released now had to be their best in over 3 years.
Have they achieved it? Well in my opinion, and I am not the biggest TaylorMade fan due to some of the reasons above, yes they have. based on a sample of 2 (not enough I know) this driver is out performing my amazing Ping G30 in both distance and accuracy. I have played 2 rounds with it and have consistently found fairways and gained at least 10 yards and have had a few shots 20 yards past my normal landing area, full GC2 launch monitor data will follow.
Now the bad bit. RRP of this club is £429. If you mention this article when contacting me I will fit the TaylorMade M1 driver for you FOC, a saving of £30 when the club is purchased from me.
Quick up date. The new studio at The Glen GC in North Berwick is now up and running. Today I had my first fitting in there and we had a great deal of success with the new Callaway GBB.
My customer contacted me primarily about having his current driver reshafted with an Accra shaft and was prepared to visit me from the Newcastle area. He had a Nike Covert Tour driver and was complaining of missing too many fairways. I had concerns that that head wouldn’t be the most forgiving and asked if we could start with looking at different heads to gain the control he was after. The Nike peaked at 217 y carry and 133mph ball speed. Useable numbers but the customer had been struggling so much with the Nike he felt a change was needed. We started with the Ping G30 and peaked at 136 mph ball speed and 221 carry. Dispersion was tighter and spin was down also to 2743 average. Next up was the Callaway GBB and straight away this suited my customers eye. First hit 233 y carry then 237 carry a 20 yard gain over the Nike. We tried a few other combinations but couldn’t better Bertha.
During October I am moving my business indoors. Outdoor fittings are still available but this time of year they become very difficult. My new location gives me a full indoor facility again comprising of a full indoor putting green, indoor swing room with Foresight Sports GC2 launch monitor running simulator software, this is the unit that Sky Sports use. This software can be used to play golf or on the driving range screen for club fitting. I will also have a fully equipped workshop on site.
Brands that I will be fitting going forward are, Titleist, Ping, Callaway, Wilson, Mizuno, TaylorMade and Miura, SeeMore & Scotty Cameron putters.
My new base will be The Glen Golf Club, North Berwick. The Pro team from North Berwick GC the West Links will be running the proshop at The Glen from March 2016, but I am heading down there now to set up ready for the winter.
My new address will be
The Glen Golf Club
You can get me on my normal mobile number 07739 854 682