Now, TaylorMade is ready to double down with a driver the company claims can promote up to 70 yards of side-to-side ball flight change.
But not through the use of weighted screws alone. For this driver, TaylorMade introduces a new line called R9, and a new technology called Flight Control Technology (FCT) - a technology that allows the golfer to quickly adjust face angle, loft and lie angle. And so the TaylorMade R9 driver is born.
The R9 - and its big brother, the R9 TP - will be available to the public beginning March 20, 2009. Both will offer lofts of 8.5, 9.5 and 10.5 degrees (left-handed models in 9.5 and 10.5). The R9 driver will carry an MSRP of $500 and R9 TP an MSRP of $600.
So how does this fancy new Flight Control Technology work?