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Rahm Reigns Supreme: A Look Back at Jon Rahm’s Historic 2023 Masters Victory

The roars echoed through Amen Corner, a familiar sound at Augusta National, but in 2023, they resonated with a touch of redemption. Jon Rahm, the fiery Spaniard with a game to match, had finally claimed his rightful place in Masters history, etching his name on the coveted green jacket.

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A Journey of Perseverance:

Jon Rahm’s Masters journey began with a twist of fate. Years earlier, he’d signed an Augusta National memorabilia flag in the flag – a ritual for winners and a mistake that some believed might jinx his future chances. But Jon Rahm persevered, racking up top-10 finishes at Augusta year after year, the weight of expectation growing with each visit.

A Marathon Finish for the Ages:

The 2023 Masters was a tournament unlike any other.  Rahm started the final day trailing Brooks Koepka by two strokes as the pair head out in the final pairing ready to do battle. Birdies on the back nine, coupled with Koepka’s stumbles, saw the tide turn. By the time Rahm sank his final putt on 18, the roar of the crowd confirmed what everyone felt – a new champion had emerged.

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A Legacy Secured:

Rahm’s victory wasn’t just a personal triumph; it cemented his place among the game’s elite. He joined the esteemed company of Spanish Masters champions like Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal, and Sergio Garcia, a lineage he proudly acknowledged. The win also marked his second major championship, solidifying his position as a force to be reckoned with for years to come.

Beyond the Green Jacket:

The 2023 Masters was more than just a single victory. It was the culmination of a journey, a testament to Rahm’s unwavering focus and unwavering talent. It was a reminder that even the most talented golfers face setbacks, but through hard work and determination, dreams can come true, even on the hallowed grounds of Augusta National.

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3 Golfers Poised to Make a Run at the Masters in 2024

The anticipation is electric as Augusta National Golf Club prepares to host another edition of the Masters. With blooming azaleas and roars echoing through Amen Corner, the 2024 Masters promises a week of captivating storylines and world-class golf. While past champions and established stars will undoubtedly be in the mix, here are 3 golfers who could surprise everyone and make a serious run at the coveted green jacket:

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1. Tom Kim, The Rising Star:

This young gun has been steadily climbing the ranks, turning heads with his impressive play since joining the PGA Tour.  With 3 tour victories to his name already, 2 of which came in 2023 he will be strong showing at Augusta. He serves as a warning shot to the rest of the Tour, and many believe his ability and style is perfectly suited for the demanding layout of Augusta National. Following a 16th place in his first Masters appearance in 2023, will Tom Kim be the next young prodigy to etch his name in Masters lore?

2. On A Roll… Hideki Matsuyama:

Matsuyama is no stranger to contention at Augusta National, having won the Green Jacket in 2021. However, until 2024 he only managed to notch up two further wins on tour with a winless streak from February 2022, citing a neck injury which kept him out of the 2023 Masters. However, a resurgent Hideki has been on a tear lately, with a victory at The Genesis Invitational showcasing a return to form. With a renewed focus and experience on his side, Matsuyama could be a major threat to challenge for the green jacket in 2024.

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3. Mr Major… Brooks Koepka

The Masters is a global stage, and in 2024, the international contingent looks stronger than ever. Among them is LIV favourite, Brooks Koepka who in recent times has been no stranger in competing at the highest level when it comes to a Major, finishing second to Jon Rahm in 2023 shortly before winning his third PGA Championship in May of the same year.

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His fearless approach won’t be of any surprise to many at Augusta National, and a strong showing this year could be the springboard for him to complete his career grand slam and cement his name as one of the all time greats.

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Beyond the Big Names:

While these three golfers are poised for potential success, the beauty of the Masters lies in its ability to produce unexpected winners. Keep an eye on the leaderboard throughout the week, as dark horses emerge and seasoned veterans make their experience count. One thing is certain: the 2024 Masters promises to be a thrilling display of athleticism, strategy, and the pursuit of golfing immortality.

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The Road to Augusta: Anticipation Builds for the 2024 Masters

Spring is in the air, and with it comes the unmistakable buzz surrounding one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments – the 2024 Masters. As the iconic azaleas begin to bloom at Augusta National Golf Club, fans around the world eagerly await the 2024 edition, promising a week of captivating storylines, breathtaking shots, and the crowning of a new champion.

Who Will Wear the Green Jacket?

The 2023 Masters saw a thrilling finish, with Jon Rahm etching his name in history. This year, all eyes will be on Rory Mcilroy again as he bids for a career grand slam. Major favourites such as Brooks Koepka will be hoping to bring the LIV brand more success on the Major stage and favourite Scottie Scheffler will be looking to impress following wins at Bayhill and Sawgrass in March.

Will a seasoned veteran add another Masters title to their legacy, or will a young gun rise to the occasion and claim their place among the legends?

Storylines to Watch At The 2024 Masters

Beyond the individual battles, several captivating storylines promise to unfold:

  • Can Jon Rahm Defend His Title? Repeating at Augusta National is no easy feat. In fact it’s only happened on 3 occasions. Jack Niklaus was the first, followed by Nick Faldo. The most recent defence was by Tiger Woods in 2002. To add to that difficulty, Rahm left the PGA Tour for LIV Golf earlier this year, which we already know with limited events makes being Major ready more difficult. 
  • Contenders: Scottie Scheffler will deservedly go into the Masters as favourite, following his formidable form in March. However, the Masters can throw up many storylines. Will Rory finally get the job done? Can Justin Thomas end his run of poor form? Can young hopeful Tom Kim live up to the expectation of him at such a young age?
  • LIV vs PGA: There was a lot of focus around the break up from the tour last season with a new found hunger from PGA Tour players to stop a LIV player from winning at Augusta. With the merger still up in the air, what will the mood be like between opposing tour players? And will there still be that extra desire to avoid a LIV win?
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A Tradition Unlike Any Other

The Masters is more than just a golf tournament; it’s a celebration of tradition. The roars of Amen Corner, the iconic champions’ dinner menu, and the signature green jacket ceremony all contribute to the tournament’s unique mystique.

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Arnold Palmer Invitational 2024

One of the highly anticipated events on the golfing calendar is set to commence with the Arnold Palmer Invitational. 

Scottie Scheffler heads in as favourite but Rory Mcilroy will be pushing for his first win at BayHill after coming so close in 2023!

Kitayama Claims Victory in 2023

Kitayama entered the tournament with a solid performance record, but not necessarily as the favorite. Throughout the week, he displayed consistent play, carding controlled scores 

and avoiding major mistakes. This strategy proved effective as he navigated the challenges of Bay Hill’s iconic course.

A Tight Final Round

The final round was a nail-biter. Kitayama found himself in a three-way tie for the lead with Rory McIlroy and Harris English. Each golfer displayed moments of brilliance, but it was Kitayama who held his nerve down the stretch. A clutch birdie putt on the 17th hole proved to be the difference, giving him a one-shot advantage heading into the final hole.

Champion Crowned

Despite a valiant effort from McIlroy and English, Kitayama secured his first PGA Tour victory with a par on the 18th hole. The win marked a significant moment in his career, solidifying his position as a rising star in the sport.

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Looking Back at a Memorable Tournament

The 2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational offered a captivating display of golf. Beyond Kitayama’s triumph, the tournament saw impressive performances from veterans and young guns alike.

Here are some additional highlights:

  • Rory McIlroy’s near miss: McIlroy, a fan favoUrite and past champion, displayed flashes of brilliance but ultimately fell short in his quest for another victory at Bay Hill.
  • Harris English’s breakout performance: English, known for his consistent play, made a strong run for the title, showcasing his ability to compete with the best.
  • Young talent on display: Several young golfers impressed throughout the week, hinting at a bright future for the sport.

The 2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational served as another testament to the enduring legacy of Arnold Palmer. The tournament continues to honoUr “The King” while providing a platform for the next generation of golfers to shine. 2024 is set to be yet another classic! 

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Introducing the TaylorMade Qi10 Driver: A Quest for Inertia

Introducing the TaylorMade Qi10 Driver: A Quest for Inertia

A New Era of Stability

Taylormade has once again raised the bar with the launch of their latest driver, Introducing the TaylorMade Qi10 Driver: A Quest for Inertia

This year, they have moved away from the stealth name and introduced a driver that focuses on stability and control. I had the opportunity to sit down with Lee from Taylormade to learn all about this exciting new product.

What Does “Qi10” Stand For?

The term “Qi10” stands for “Quest for Inertia 10,000.”

This refers to the driver’s stability or moment of inertia (MOI). In simple terms, MOI is a measure of the clubhead’s resistance to twisting or rotating during off-centre strikes.

A higher MOI means greater stability, reducing the negative effects of mishits.

A Closer Look at the Models

The Taylormade Qi10 is available in three different models: the standard Qi10, the Qi10 LS, and the Qi10 Max. Each model caters to different player preferences and swing characteristics.

Standard Qi10

The standard Qi10 features a traditional head shape and offers forgiveness without sacrificing too much spin. It is an excellent choice for golfers who prefer a classic look and desire a forgiving driver.

Qi10 LS (Low Spin)

The Qi10 LS is designed for golfers with higher swing speeds and a desire for maximum ball speed. This model produces the fastest ball speed when struck in the centre of the face. However, it is the least forgiving option in the Qi10 line up. The LS model also features an adjustable weight that can be moved to the toe or heel for draw or fade bias.

Qi10 Max

The Qi10 Max is the most forgiving model in the line up and is geared towards golfers who prioritise accuracy and consistency. While it may not offer the same distance gains as the LS model, the Max driver provides ample forgiveness, helping golfers find more fairways and ultimately improve their scores.

CC: National Club Golfer. Tiger Woods with Qi10

Innovations in Face Technology

The Qi10 driver features a face made of 60 times carbon twist material, which provides excellent ball speed and durability. The new ledge system, where the face is housed, offers even better ball speed on off-centre hits and enhances overall durability. Taylormade has put a significant amount of research and 

development into the framing of the face, resulting in improved performance throughout the hitting area.

Shaft Options

Taylormade has partnered with renowned shaft manufacturers to offer a variety of options for the Qi10 driver. The Qi10 Ventus TR Blue model comes with Mitsubishi Chemical’s Tensei AV Limited shafts, available in blue and super low launch, low spin black. The Qi10 Max driver features the Speeder EVOLUTION IV TCS shaft, a collaboration between Taylormade and Fujikura. This shaft provides stability in the tip while offering a higher launch and forgiveness. Golfers can also choose the Diamana T Plus shaft for added stability and forgiveness.

Introducing the TaylorMade Qi10 Driver: A Quest for Inertia – The Verdict 

The Taylormade Qi10 driver is a game-changer in terms of stability and forgiveness. Whether you prefer the traditional look of the standard model, the speed and control of the LS model, or the maximum forgiveness of the Max model, Taylormade has you covered. With its innovative face technology and a wide range of shaft options, the Qi10 driver is sure to help golfers of all skill levels improve their performance on the course.

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Dylan Frittelli Comeback Story – Wins Bahrain Championship After Six-Year Drought

In an inspiring comeback story, South African Dylan Frittelli captured his first title in six years at the 2023 Bahrain Championship.

Frittelli started the final round with a two-shot lead but struggled midway through the round, making bogeys at the 7th and 12th to fall two-over par. For a player who missed 23 cuts last season on the PGA Tour, doubts may have crept in.

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But the gritty veteran found his resolve. Back-to-back birdies at the 13th and 14th holes sparked his revival. Another birdie at the 16th vaulted Frittelli to a one-under par 71 and a winning total of 13-under par.

“It’s been a long road the last five or six years since I left the DP World Tour,” reflected a joyful Frittelli post round. Last season he contemplated walking away from the game after a string of poor results.

Yet the support of family and friends motivated Frittelli to persevere. His mental toughness and unwavering focus ultimately paved the way for a storybook ending in Bahrain.

Frittelli held off challenges from Sweden’s Jesper Svensson and South African Zander Lombard, who finished tied for second at 11-under. Two more South Africans, Ockie Strydom and Frederic Lacroix, shared fourth place at 9-under.

This emotional triumph highlights Frittelli’s determination and resilience. After hitting rock bottom in 2022, he now relishes his return to the winner’s circle. It just goes to show, hard work and perseverance can help golfers overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams.

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Frittelli’s comeback win is an inspiration for all golfers struggling with their games. His patience and persistence proves that triumph is still possible, even in the darkest moments.

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The New Cobra DarkSpeed Iron for 2024: A Game Improver Iron

Today, we’re excited to introduce the new Cobra DarkSpeed Iron for 2024. This iron is a game improver model, designed to enhance your performance on the golf course.

In this blog, we’ll take an in-depth look at the features and technologies that make this iron a standout choice for golfers of all skill levels.

The Hollow Body Construction

The DarkSpeed Iron features a full hollow body construction, which is a significant shift from its predecessor.

This construction style flows down the set, starting from the 4-iron and continuing to the wedges. The hollow body design allows for increased forgiveness and improved launch conditions, making it an excellent choice for golfers looking to maximise distance and accuracy.

Hot Face and Powershell Technology

Similar to the Cobra driver, the DarkSpeed Iron showcases advanced technologies such as the Hot Face and Powershell. The Hot Face technology provides a large sweet spot and promotes faster ball speeds, resulting in longer shots off the tee. The Powershell technology, on the other hand, enhances face flexion, allowing for a more responsive and powerful impact.

Thinner Face for Enhanced Flexion

One of the standout features of the DarkSpeed Iron is its 21% thinner face compared to the AeroJet model. This thinner face contributes to improved flexion, creating a faster reaction off the face and generating more distance. The engineers at Cobra have carefully designed this iron to maximise performance and provide golfers with the speed and stability they need to excel on the course.

Loft Adjustments for Optimal Performance

Cobra has made significant adjustments to the loft of the Dark Speed Iron to optimise its performance. The loft of the 7-iron, for example, has been weakened, providing golfers with additional distance without sacrificing control. 

By carefully tuning the loft and incorporating the hollow body construction, Cobra has created an iron that offers both distance and forgiveness.

A Comprehensive Range

The DarkSpeed Iron is available in a comprehensive range, catering to both male and female golfers. The range includes graphite shaft options for ladies and left-handed players, as well as steel shaft options for the standard models. The KBS tour light shaft is the default option, known for its versatility and performance.

However, Cobra also offers other shaft options, such as the modus, to cater to individual preferences and fitting requirements.

Putting the DarkSpeed Iron to the Test

We understand that choosing the right iron is crucial for every golfer. That’s why we’re committed to providing you with the information you need to make an informed decision. While the DarkSpeed Iron may not receive the same level of marketing as other brands, its performance speaks for itself. We encourage you to visit a fitting bay and give the DarkSpeed Iron a try. It may just be the perfect iron for your game.

Conclusion

The Cobra DarkSpeed Iron for 2024 is an impressive addition to their lineup.

With its hollow body construction, advanced technologies, and optimised loft, this iron offers golfers a winning combination of distance, forgiveness, and control. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the speed and stability of the Dark Speed Iron. Visit your nearest fitting bay and take this iron for a test drive.

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The New Cobra DarkSpeed Driver: A Closer Look

We were recently joined by James Stafford from Cobra Puma golf to discuss the Cobra DarkSpeed family of clubs, Cobra’s latest launch.

About the DarkSpeed

The DarkSpeed driver comes in three different head options: LS, X, and Max.

Each head is designed to cater to golfers of all skill levels. The LS model aims to lower spin and maximise ball flight, while the X model offers the best of both worlds with its adjustable weight system for varying ball flights. Lastly, the Max model is perfect for those seeking maximum forgiveness with adjustable weight manipulation.

The Technology Behind the DarkSpeed

Let’s dive into the technology behind the DarkSpeed driver. The LS head features Extreme Arrow technology, which involves raising the skirt on the back of the head to create an aerodynamic tunnel. This results in increased swing speeds, making it an ideal starting point for testing and fitting.

All three heads have the Power Shell Face, which stands for Highly Optimised Topology. This innovative feature incorporates 15 sweet spots across the face, ensuring better chances of hitting the ball with precision. Additionally, the Power Bridge technology, located internally near the face, maximises ball speed for all three drivers.

Furthermore, the DarkSpeed driver offers eight different loft settings with its adjustable sleeve. This allows golfers to fine-tune their launch angle and optimise their performance. The LS heads come in 9° and 10.5° options, while the X model offers 9°, 10.5°, and 12° options. The Max head, available through customisation, offers a 9° degree option, along with stock options of 10.5° and 12°.

 

Shaft Options

The DarkSpeed driver comes with various shaft options to cater to individual preferences. The shafts are colour-coded to match the heads, but it’s important to note that these colours are not mandatory.

Custom fitting is highly recommended to ensure the perfect fit for your swing. The available options include the white shaft with a high kick point, the blue shaft with a mid kick point, and the red shaft with a low kick point.

The Design and Overall Impression

The DarkSpeed driver boasts a sleek and minimalist design. The branding is minimal, with the LS head being completely blacked out, and the Max and X heads featuring subtle red and blue accents, respectively.

Cobra has maintained their signature head shape, providing a familiar look to their loyal customers. The alignment tool, although difficult to see in the dark design, adds another layer of usability.

What sets Cobra products apart is their consumer-friendly approach. The DarkSpeed driver is no exception, offering a simple yet compelling story. It is easy to understand for both consumers and fitters, making it a highly anticipated addition to Cobra’s lineup.

Conclusion

We hope you found this insight into the new Cobra DarkSpeed driver helpful. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel for more golf-related content. In our next video, we will be putting the DarkSpeed to the test and providing you with a comprehensive review of its performance.

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The New Taylormade Qi Model: A Game Improvement Iron for 2024

The New Qi Model: A Game Improvement Iron for 2024

Taylormade has recently launched the new Taylormade Qi model, a game improvement iron designed for 2024. This iron comes with several key features that set it apart from its predecessor, the Stealth model.

Carbon Toe Wrap and Back

One of the major changes in the Stealth model which continues into the Qi iron is the use of carbon material in both the toe wrap and the back of the club. This combination of titanium metal and carbon provides a unique blend of strength and flexibility, enhancing the overall performance of the iron.

Improved Design

The Qi iron has undergone several design improvements compared to the previous Stealth model. The leading edge of the club sits lower to the ground and is slightly tighter, making it easier to pick up off the turf and improving overall playability. 

Additionally, the blade length has been increased by 1mm, which may not seem like much, but in the world of golf, even 1mm can make a significant difference in performance.

Opti-Face Technology

Taylormade has introduced a new face thickness technology called Opti-Face in the Qi iron. The face thickness varies across the entire iron set, with the five iron having a thicker face in the low toe section for stability. As you move into the mid and short irons, the face thickness increases towards the middle of the face. This design promotes stability and accuracy, with longer irons having a slight draw bias and shorter irons maintaining a straight bias.

Echo Dampening for Improved Sound

The Qi iron also incorporates echo dampening technology to enhance the sound and feel of the club. Despite being a cast game improvement iron, the Qi iron is engineered to sound more like a forged iron, providing golfers with a satisfying auditory experience.

The Qi HL: A Lighter Option

In addition to the Qi iron, Taylormade is also introducing the Qi HL for golfers seeking a lighter option. The Qi HL features the same head shape as the Qi iron but with a lighter head weight and two degrees weaker loft.

This variation caters to players with slower swing speeds, providing easier launch and increased distance.

Two-Year Life Cycle

One notable change for Taylormade’s game improvement irons is the introduction of a two-year life cycle, starting from 2024. This is a departure from their previous one-year life cycle practice. The Qi iron will be available for two years, allowing golfers to enjoy the benefits of this innovative club for a longer period of time.

Club Options and Loft Strength

The Qi iron is available in a range of club options, allowing golfers to customize their set according to their preferences and playing style. The longest iron in the Qi series is the four iron, while the HL model offers a five iron as the longest option.

In terms of loft strength, the Qi iron has a loft of 28 degrees for the seven iron. Additionally, Taylormade is introducing a Qi HL with a loft of 30 degrees, catering to players who require additional launch assistance. The decision to introduce the HL model reflects the understanding that different golfers have varying swing speeds and loft needs.

Steel and Graphite Options

Taylormade offers both steel and graphite shaft options for the Qi iron. The standard steel shaft is the KBS Max 85 mt, which provides a lightweight feel. For the HL iron, there will be a max light option available.

For those who prefer graphite shafts, Taylormade offers the Ventus TR Blue for the Qi iron and the Speeder NXTCS for the HL iron. These graphite options provide a lighter alternative and are designed to match the performance characteristics of the respective irons.

The Qi Iron for Everyone

The Qi iron range is not limited to a specific demographic. Both men and women can find suitable options within the Qi series. The HL model, in particular, is recommended for players with slower swing speeds, and Taylormade offers graphite shaft options and lighter head weights to optimise launch conditions.

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Conclusion

The new Qi iron from Taylormade is a game improvement iron that offers various advancements to enhance performance on the golf course. With its carbon construction, improved design, Opti-Face technology, and echo dampening, the Qi iron provides golfers with a powerful and satisfying experience. The introduction of the Qi HL caters to players with slower swing speeds, ensuring that everyone can benefit from Taylormade’s innovative design. With a two-year life cycle and a wide range of club options, the Qi iron is a versatile and reliable choice for golfers of all skill levels.

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The NEW Taylormade Qi10 Driver

The NEW TaylorMade Qi10 Driver has Launched, Focusing on Stability and Forgiveness

TaylorMade has unveiled the new Taylormade Qi10 driver for 2024. We recently sat down with Lee Martindale, fitting & product specialist for TaylorMade to get an inside look at this new release which moves away from the previous Stealth naming and focuses more on stability and forgiveness.

What Does Qi10 Stand For?

Qi10 stands for “Quest for Inertia, 10,000”.

Inertia refers to the stability of the club head, while 10,000 refers to the high MOI (moment of inertia) of the Max model which makes it extremely stable even on off-centre strikes.

There are 3 key models of the Qi10 driver:

Standard – Traditional shape and forgiving design perfect for golfers wanting a forgiving yet traditional looking driver.

LS (Low Spin) – Designed for faster swing speeds to optimise launch and reduce spin. An adjustable 18g weight allows biasing the shot for a draw or fade.

To increase speed through aerodynamics, the weight slides and hides into the drivers ‘garage’ system. Essentially under the head to improve air flow. 

As of winter 2023, we saw sneak peeks of this driver used by Rory Mcilroy and Tiger Woods amongst others! 

Max – This is where Taylormade’s story for 2024 comes to light, the most forgiving model that will fit 95% of golfers.

Extremely high MOI for maximum stability and forgiveness to help find more fairways.

Taylormade have been on the search for a driver that doesn’t have to sacrifice accuracy when searching for distance. With 10k MOI the driver remains incredible stable, even with off-centre strikes, yet with the technology going into the head, including the new ledge system that connects the face to the body with a spring-like effect at impact, you can maintain incredible distance! 

From a design perspective, the 60x Carbon twist face remains the same as it was with Stealth 2, however the appearance is now Blue with a full carbon crown leading into the face, removing the border trim from the Stealth which incredibly appealing on the eye. 

Custom Shaft Options Match Models

A new look Taylormade Ventus TR Blue shaft head into the Standard model.

Mitsubishi Tensei shafts optimise the LS for low spin and launch, while the he Max utilises Fujikura’s Speeder NX TCS to maximise stability and forgiveness.

Even more options will be available for custom fitting.

Qi10 Sets Up Well For 2024

The Qi10 driver brings forgiveness and stability to the forefront. Combined with its clean new looks and custom options to optimise every golfer’s needs, TaylorMade seems primed for another successful driver release in 2024.

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Lee from Taylormade fits Alan for a NEW Qi10 driver! Plus reviews and more!