Getting to Know the TaylorMade SLDR Driver

TaylorMade SLDR Driver

You’ve found a great deal online on a TaylorMade SLDR driver online. It’s arrived in pristine condition. Now that you’ve got one of the greatest tools in golf in your hands, it’s time to figure out all the settings.

You could take your club to the driving range and use the guess and check method. But this club has a lot of potential configurations. You’re bound to spend the rest of your life dialing in your club.

Don’t deal with that kind of frustration. Let us help you get to know the TaylorMade SLDR drivers and all their bells and whistles. Arm yourself with these TaylorMade SLDR driver specs and your current driver. Soon you’ll be back on the course hitting longer, straighter balls before you know it.

Setting Up Your SLDR

TaylorMade recommends starting your club adjustment with the loft sleeve. If you already know the loft of your old driver, this is an easy step – just set it to match your current club. Each turn of the dial will change the loft a half degree. Add or remove 250 RPM of spin and adjust the face angle one degree in or out.

Next, hit a few balls and adjust the loft sleeve upward for higher flying shots. Or adjust down to flatten your trajectory. A high loft is typically more desirable, but with the SLDR you get more spin as you increase your loft. Keep turning it up until your balls are starting to pop straight up without getting adequate length down the fairway or driving range. Then adjust your loft setting down just one notch for your optimal loft sleeve position.

Your club’s sole weight position should be your last priority. Start with it in the neutral position, aligned with the blue tick mark.  As you dial in your loft settings, you’ll notice if your ball tends to draw (fly to the left) or fade (fly to the right). If you favor one side or the other, the SLDR can be adjusted to compensate. If you tend to fade the ball you should set the weight toward the heel. If you tend to draw set the weight toward the toe of the driver. Move the weight kit slowly across the club. You most likely don’t need maximum draw or fade correction.

If you’re still just dreaming of your next adjustable TaylorMade driver, check out our website. We’ve got lots of great deals on new and used TaylorMade drivers. We’ve got the highly adjustable R1 family to the simple, but powerful TaylorMade SLDRs.

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