TaylorMade RocketBallz Fairway Wood – The TaylorMade RocketBallz Fairway Wood has been taking all the headlines on the Tour ranges this year and it is not hard to see why. The head is a nice mid size and offers a good level of forgiveness whilst still appearing very playable.
The shape is also a lot less ‘triangular’ than the Burner 2.0 it replaces and with the centre of gravity moved forwards the flight is much more penetrating than the Burner 2.0.
The pull-face constrcution has been used by other manufacturers before and it usually delivers a more powerful face and in the RocketBallz Fairway Wood this is the case too. All over the web you can see videos of Tour Pro’s hitting the Rocketballz fairway over 300 yards and we have to say that it does go a long way for a fairway – the 3-wood is more like an easy to hit 2-wood.
There is really nothing bad to say about TaylorMade Rocketballz fairway as it does seem to deliver more distance with an excellent flight and very good sound and feel. The styling, providing you like white, looks excellent and the black contrast face makes it very easy to line up. The Matrix Xcon 5 stock shaft seems a lot better than the standard TaylorMade shafts of the past but get custom fitted anyway as it will be a keeper as the pricing is very competitive too.
Whilst we have yet to find anyone who likes the name, it has almost become an advantage for Taylormade as the buzz on the tee when someone brings it out and the comments you find yourself making whether you are using it or someone else is are almost part of the fun. The RocketBallz fairway is hard to beat and you need to try it – just so you can say you have.
By Martin Hopley