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I am sold. Haven't owned a TM product since the R7 but I am dumping the entire top end of the bag for the SLDR C family.

 

 

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New plan, everyone chips in 10 cents and we should have enough to buy a SLDR-C and enter it in to next years Most Wanted testing.

Driver: :taylormade-small: SLDR w/ Fujikura Ventus Black

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :cleveland-small: 5i - gap Launcher CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 CBX & 58 Zipcore w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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People are fully capable of judging the SLDR-C or any other driver for themselves, I simply made a recommendation from having played the SLDR-C Driver for over a year now, and I stand by everything I have said about it!  

 

The 'haters' here on the other hand, do not own the driver, have never played a single round of golf with it, and have likely never even hit it, (although some will lie and say they have). I will leave it for the reader to decide if such opinions are 'trustworthy'.  

 

I suggest trying it outside on a driving range, not in some unreliable 'store' setting.  The stock shaft is pretty typical for Taylormade Drivers, (the same 57 shaft used in the original SLDR), and not optimal for everyone, which is why I have a premium Miyazaki Kusala Black 61s shaft in mine.

 

Obviously a well-fitted shaft is very important, but not nearly as important as the clubhead itself, and this SLDR-C clubhead is excellent by ANY measure of driver performance, (distance, accuracy, forgiveness and consistency), and it even looks great too!

 

There is no need to 'loft up' as with the original SLDR's ...In fact, I suggest you try the 9.5* loft first!. As previously stated, it's very much like an SLDR Mini Driver on steroids! Same low profile design and sole plate as seen on the SLDR Mini.  If you have played the SLDR Mini, you know how well that performs, and this is just more of the same!  

 

This redesigned-for-2015 Taylormade SLDR-C (Classic) Driver is as worthy of a try as any other Taylormade Driver, and perhaps even more so now since it is available currently at an 'unheard of low price'.  If you are actually interested, then by all means, don't take my word for it, (nor the words of the clueless haters here).  Find out the truth for yourself!  Go hit it against your current driver and against the most expensive drivers out there.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised by your own results with this driver, and then you will have learned the truth for yourself, rather than relying on the opinions of others. (Performance is what really counts, not the price you pay).  You can spend a lot more while getting much less performance in return!  This one delivers!

 

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What's in Bobcat's Bag?  (Showing more than 14 clubs due to options)

 

Driver: :taylormade-small: 9.5* SLDR-C - 45.5" Miyazaki Kusala Black 61s, (1/2" tip)

Fairway: :taylormade-small: Tour issue 15* V-Steel 3W - Fujikura 757 Speeder Stiff

Fairway/Hybrid: :taylormade-small: 15* Rescue Fairway "3-Strong" - VP-90 Stiff 

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: #3 (19*) & #4 (22*) Rescue-Mid TP's - Vista Pro 90 Stiff 

Driving Irons: :taylormade-small: UDI #1 (16*) & #3 (20*) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff

Iron Set: :taylormade-small: SLDR Irons (5-8i only) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff

Hybrid Wedges: :cleveland-small: 2011 Niblicks 42*PW, 49*DW, 56*SW - Stock

SW/LW: :cleveland-small: CG-16 Black Pearl 58* Low Bounce 8* - Stock Steel Shaft

Putter: :bettinardi-small: BBX-81 Blade - Stock Bettinardi Steel Shaft 

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... I think calling the SLDR-C a piece of crap is a bit much. It is obviously a bargain price club but that doesn't mean it can't perform for you. I have hit it in a sim and it doesn't match up to several others for my swing, but it wasn't like the numbers sucked either. I actually love the look at address and it feels pretty good. But I have maxed out my numbers with the F6 and a Rogue Black 110. Started the season with the M1, LTD and F6. But ended up sticking with the F6 that gives me the best combination to spin, distance and accuracy. 

 

... It can be repeated over and over again on any golf forum there is. It if works for you, it works for you. Regardless of price or pedigree.

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Driver:     :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 10.5* ... AD-IZ 6SR
Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Hybrids:    :taylormade-small: SIM2 Hybrid 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R hy
Irons:        :cobra-small: 4-9 MIM Tour ... Steelfiber i95R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 46*/50*/58* LB ... Steelfiber i95R
Putter:      :bobby-grace-1: 6330 LTD Edition ...  33.5"
Ball:           Maxfli     Maxfli Tour '22

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Fortunately we have a chart derived from measurements of actual retail parts that can help answer this question (again based on data not opinion).

 

http://www.mygolfspy.com/2016-driver-cg-advanced-data/

 

Tab 2 (CGNA & MOI) is the most relevant to this discussion. 

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The chart above shows the original (2013-2014) SLDR Drivers.  However, you will NOT see the much more forgiving 2015 SLDR-C's (redesigned clubhead) in the above chart.

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What's in Bobcat's Bag?  (Showing more than 14 clubs due to options)

 

Driver: :taylormade-small: 9.5* SLDR-C - 45.5" Miyazaki Kusala Black 61s, (1/2" tip)

Fairway: :taylormade-small: Tour issue 15* V-Steel 3W - Fujikura 757 Speeder Stiff

Fairway/Hybrid: :taylormade-small: 15* Rescue Fairway "3-Strong" - VP-90 Stiff 

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: #3 (19*) & #4 (22*) Rescue-Mid TP's - Vista Pro 90 Stiff 

Driving Irons: :taylormade-small: UDI #1 (16*) & #3 (20*) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff

Iron Set: :taylormade-small: SLDR Irons (5-8i only) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff

Hybrid Wedges: :cleveland-small: 2011 Niblicks 42*PW, 49*DW, 56*SW - Stock

SW/LW: :cleveland-small: CG-16 Black Pearl 58* Low Bounce 8* - Stock Steel Shaft

Putter: :bettinardi-small: BBX-81 Blade - Stock Bettinardi Steel Shaft 

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The 2016 driver data is interesting but still highly dependent on the individual swinging the club. A guy in my group plays a King Cobra Ltd and he kills it. I fit my titleist 915 d2 very well, when we swap it's worse for both of us even though we're typically within 10 yards with our own. I'm not a fast swinger, 103 with driver but had to a 9.5 to get my flight down. I guess the D2 spins a little more than others so it might make sense.

 

Them again, the shaft might make just as much if not more difference than the head. I'm gaming rogue silver 60 stiff at 44.25 and lover it.

 

If distance isn't a consideration, most heads will work well enough, finding the right shaft will be most important IMO...

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The 2016 driver data is interesting but still highly dependent on the individual swinging the club. A guy in my group plays a King Cobra Ltd and he kills it. I fit my titleist 915 d2 very well, when we swap it's worse for both of us even though we're typically within 10 yards with our own. I'm not a fast swinger, 103 with driver but had to a 9.5 to get my flight down. I guess the D2 spins a little more than others so it might make sense.

 

Them again, the shaft might make just as much if not more difference than the head. I'm gaming rogue silver 60 stiff at 44.25 and lover it.

 

If distance isn't a consideration, most heads will work well enough, finding the right shaft will be most important IMO...

 

 

Yes and no. Distance...derived from ball speed, launch angle, and spin rates will differ based on impact position, dynamic loft, etc.. That's absolutely dependent on the golfer, and so the driver that provides ideal impact conditions will vary from golfer. 

 

MOI, however, is a concrete, quantifiable measurement. It does not vary from golfer to golfer. The PING G will be higher MOI for every golfer relative to the M1 for example. It is an absolute.

 

The shaft does not impact that MOI measurement either. It will have some impact on closure rate and toe droop, but does not alter the actual MOI of the clubhead itself. 

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Hey all........the Slider - C driver is available today from Divot for only $94!

 

 

http://www.divot.com/

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Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.png0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft & 0811 XF w/Evenflo Riptide CB Senior shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.png0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: None in bag at the moment

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Titleist T300 48* GW w/Fubuki MV Senior shaft and Edison forged 53* and 57* wedges with KB PGI Senior shafts(80 grm).

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip or Ping Ketsch

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black/Lime). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG, Titleist Pro V1x or Titleist TruFeel

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

 

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I'm still playing my old 2014 SLDR and loving it.

My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

                                                                                :edel-golf-1: Willimette w/GolfPride Contour

 

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Yes and no. Distance...derived from ball speed, launch angle, and spin rates will differ based on impact position, dynamic loft, etc.. That's absolutely dependent on the golfer, and so the driver that provides ideal impact conditions will vary from golfer.

 

MOI, however, is a concrete, quantifiable measurement. It does not vary from golfer to golfer. The PING G will be higher MOI for every golfer relative to the M1 for example. It is an absolute.

 

The shaft does not impact that MOI measurement either. It will have some impact on closure rate and toe droop, but does not alter the actual MOI of the clubhead itself.

My first form reply; exciting! I get what you're saying and do agree to MOI specs. I should have posed it differently... what I was trying to get across is that neither head matters much if the shaft has you striping into the weeds. It seems like during a fitting I can get similar results with different heads as long as the shaft is the same. Having the wrong shaft even on the most forgiving head still makes for somewhat of a useless combo. This is fun!

 

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