Keith Sbarbaro, vice president of tour operations at TaylorMade, says the new cheap Taylormade RocketBallz driver has “a ton of attitude,” and that is certainly one of the reasons this club line has generated a bunch of buzz this year.
With the RocketBallz driver, company engineers looked to enhance distance through the aerodynamics of the white-crowned, titanium club head in an effort to increase swing speed and ultimately distance. To that same end, they decided to employ lightweight shafts and grips in this version for that same reason.
The cheap golf clubs feature a slight draw bias and the company’s Flight Control Technology so that face angle and loft can be easily adjusted, giving golfers the possibility of eight settings. And TaylorMade uses Inverted Cone clubface technology to promote speed and distance on off-center hits. In other words, the RocketBallz is geared to be more forgiving.
It also has the white crown and black clubface that has become a trademark of TaylorMade metal woods these days and comes with a Thick-Thin crown design for lower center of gravity, which is designed to promote higher launch and increase distance.
Most of the buzz about the RocketBallz brand has been all about the drivers and fairways that carry that name. But TaylorMade technicians say the Taylormade RocketBallz rbz irons in that line deserve plenty of attention, too. They maintain that those clubs were designed to deliver greater distance, and that distance comes from the way they utilized metalwood technology to create irons with faces that flex like those on their drivers.
The large, thin clubface is strong and stiff at the perimeter and thin at the inner edge, so that the face may flex more freely. The company “brought in metalwood engineers to help create irons with faces that behave like drivers, sending the ball easily high and far, almost as if it was bounced off a trampoline.”
As a result, engineers say that they were able to stiffen the toe area of the clubface, so that when it flexed during a shot, it directed the golf ball straight ahead as opposed to off-line.