TaylorMade R11S Fairway Wood – The TaylorMade R11S fairway wood features a revised Flight Control Technology hosel that increases the range of loft adjustment by an extra 0.5 degrees either way. Now this does not sound much but it does mean that the different settings have a bigger effect on the flight of the ball.
Performance wise the R11S fairway is similar to the R11 as the head size is similar and most of the other features are the same. It sits very well at address and the sound and feel is good without being spectacular.
The adjustable sole plate is still there and only features 3 settings whereas the R11S driver has 5 and it would be good to have seen that in the R11S fairway, even though we are still not convinced by the merits of this feature.
Overall unless you need some more settings on your hosel it is probably not worth upgrading from the R11, but if you are in the market for a better player fairway then this is worth considering.
By Martin Hopley