TaylorMade Golf have announced an expansion of it's SLDR equipment range into the iron category with the introduction of the SLDR iron – engineered for golfers seeking a classic clubhead in terms of shape, size and finish, combined with the distance-enhancing and yardage-consistency benefits of TaylorMade’s renowned Speed Pocket technology.
First featured in the Taylormade RocketBallz fairway wood and Rescue Clubs, and later adapted for the taylormade rocketbladez irons and TaylorMade SpeedBlade Irons, the SLDR iron’s Speed Pocket, with new ThruSlot Technology, is characterised by a 2mm-wide slot cut high up behind the clubface. This ThruSlot enables a large area of the face to flex and rebound at impact, resulting in faster ball speed, a higher launch angle, strong ball flight and a steep, quick stopping descent angle.
The SLDR iron’s remarkable sound and feel come from an advanced vibration-dampening system that includes the polymer that fills the Speed Pocket and a shock-absorbing badge positioned in the back cavity. The Speed Pocket is found in the soles of the SLDR 3-7 irons.
In addition, ThruSlot Technology promotes a higher ball flight, longer carry distances and more consistent gapping between irons than the older versions of the Speed Pocket.