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TaylorMade Golf

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The "T" in the TaylorMade logo is in white against a black background shaped liked a driver head.

© TaylorMade-adidas Golf

About TaylorMade Golf:

TaylorMade is one of the major brands in golf, and no matter what the future holds, its place in golf history is secure as the company that introduced metal woods to the game.

TaylorMade Golf is actually TaylorMade-adidas Golf (TMAG), and TMAG is a subsidiary of the adidas Group.

But TaylorMade's origins date to 1978, when Gary Adams began showing PGA Tour pros the metal-headed drivers he was building. In 1979, Adams took out a $24,000 loan and founded TaylorMade Golf. A metal driver - 12 degrees of loft, cast from stainless steel - was the company's only product.

PGA Tour players Ron Streck and Jim Simons put the metal driver into play at the 1979 MONY Tournament of Champions, although both used it as a 3-wood off the fairways. Streck was the first golfer to win carrying a TaylorMade metal wood in 1981, and TaylorMade quickly grew into one of the powerhouses in the golf manufacturing industry.

In 1998, TaylorMade became a wholly owned subsidiary of the adidas Group. In 2003, TaylorMade acquired the venerable Maxfli brand, best-known for golf balls. And in 2008 the apparel company Ashworth was acquired. In 2012, TaylorMade-adidas Golf accounced it was buying Adams Golf. Adams Golf will operated as a division of the company, with Adams continuing to produce it own branded equipment.

Some of the best-known lines of TaylorMade clubs include:
  • Pittsburgh Persimmon metal woods
  • Burner woods and irons
  • Tour Preferred (a k a TP) woods and irons
  • 300 Series metal woods
  • R500 Series metal woods
  • r7 woods and irons
  • Rescue hybrids
  • Rossa putters
The r7 Quad driver, introduced in 2004, popularized "Movable Weight Technology," the ability - through the use of interchangeable weighted screws - to change a club's weighting properties and therefore the flight characteristics it produces.

In 2009, the R9 driver introducted the company's "Flight Control Technology," giving golfers the ability to adjust loft, lie and face angle by changing the relation of the driver head to the shaft.

Company founder Adams sold his stake in the 1990s, but went on to found boutique golf manufacturers Founders Club and McHenry Metals. He passed away in 2000.

TaylorMade Golf Web Site:

Go to TaylorMadeGolf.com, then select your geographic region. Note that TaylorMade.com (with "golf" left out of the address) does not get you to the golf club manufacturer; that's a different company that has nothing to do with golf.

The TaylorMade-adidas corporate Web site, which includes job postings, investor information and the like, is at tmag.com.

TaylorMade Golf Contact Info:

TaylorMade Golf's toll-free customer service phone number in the United States is 1-866-530-8624. That number is answered Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific time. In Canada, dial 1-800-668-9883. In Australia, dial 1-800-700-011.

An email form is available on the company Web site by clicking the "Contact Us" link. On the same page as the email form is a link to the FAQ, which should be checked before calling with questions.

Mailing Address

The North American headquarters:

TaylorMade-adidas Golf
5545 Fermi Court
Carlsbad, Calif. 92008-7324

The Australian headquarters:

TaylorMade-adidas Golf
767 Springvale Road
Mulgrave, Victoria 3170
Australia

From the TaylorMadeGolf.com homepage, select a different geographic region to find contact info for other locations around the globe.

News/Reviews of TaylorMade Golf Equipment:

The following links are to articles about TaylorMade Golf that appear on About.com, including news about club releases and reviews of TaylorMade Golf equipment.

Reader Reviews: Add your own ratings of TaylorMade clubs and balls, and read reviews submitted by other golfers. TaylorMade reviews

TaylorMade SLDR Mini Driver
TaylorMade Tour Preferred Wedges
TaylorMade Ghost Spider Si putter
TaylorMade Project (a), Tour Preferred, Tour Preferred X golf balls
TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB, MC, CB irons
TaylorMade JetSpeed metalwoods
TaylorMade SLDR fairways and rescues
TaylorMade SLDR driver
TaylorMade R1 Black driver
TaylorMade Daddy Long Legs and Spider Blade putters
Review: TaylorMade R1 Driver
TaylorMade Lethal golf balls
TaylorMade R1 Driver
Review: TaylorMade Ghost Spider S putter
TaylorMade RocketBladez irons
TaylorMade Ghost Spider S putter
Review: RocketBallz 3-wood
TaylorMade 2012 golf bags and accessories
TaylorMade ATV wedges
TaylorMade Ghost Manta and Ghost Tour putters
TaylorMade 2012 golf balls
TaylorMade R11S driver
TaylorMade RocketBallz drivers
TaylorMade RocketBallz fairway woods
TaylorMade RocketBallz hybrids
TaylorMade RocketBallz irons
TaylorMade RocketBallz Max irons
TaylorMade R11 irons
TaylorMade Ghost Spider putter
TaylorMade Ghost Series putters
TaylorMade R11 driver
TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 2.0 driver
TaylorMade TPMB Irons, TPMC Irons, TPCB Irons
TaylorMade Rossa Daytona Ghost putter
TaylorMade Burner 2.0 irons
Burner and Burner Tour golf balls
TaylorMade Rossa Corza Ghost putter
TaylorMade Burner SuperLaunch irons
Rossa Monza Spider Vicino putter
Rossa TP by Kia Ma putters
TaylorMade R9 SuperTri driver
TaylorMade Burner SuperFast Driver
TaylorMade Burner SuperFast fairway woods
TaylorMade TP xFT wedges
Review: TaylorMade Penta TP golf balls
TaylorMade R9 and R9 TP irons
TaylorMade Raylor hybrid
TaylorMade Penta TP golf balls
Review: TaylorMade Rossa Monza Spider Balero putter
R9 460 driver
Burner 09 irons
Rossa TP by Kia Ma putters
2009 golf bags collection
R9 fairway woods
R9 and R9 TP drivers
Rescue 2009 and Rescue TP
Review: TaylorMade Tour Preferred irons
Burner and Burner TP drivers
r7 Limited driver
Burner Plus irons
Rossa Itsy Bitsy Monza Spider putter
Rossa Core Classics putters
Burner fairways and Burner Rescue
r7 CGB Max Rescue hybrid
Tour Burner driver
Tour Burner irons
Z TP wedge
r7 CGB Max Driver
r7 CGB Max fairway woods
Burner Draw driver

(The links above are in reverse chronological order - the newest equipment listed first. As new articles about TaylorMade Golf are added to About.com, we'll archive them here at the top of the list.)

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