While it’s fair to say that this week belonged to Callaway (did you hear they’re releasing a new Big Bertha?), it’s been an interesting, maybe even odd, week for their biggest rival. TaylorMade kicked off the week by announcing that they’d eventually be offering a 14° model of their popular SLDR driver.
For a few reasons I’ll discuss in a bit, this is actually a fairly compelling release, but the timing of the announcement is beyond suspect. It’s hard to look past the fact that TaylorMade didn’t, or rather, it would seem, couldn’t provide a specific date for availability (they’re working to produce enough quantity). It sure gives one the impression that the announcement was more about trying to steal a little bit of Bertha’s thunder than it was promoting any actual TaylorMade product.