Last year, TaylorMade was among clubmakers capitalizing on advances in the industry such as metal alloys, assembly techniques and efficient designs, reaping success with its RocketBallz fairway woods. For 2013, the company is back with a sequel – adjustable fairway woods and hybrids under the RocketBallz Stage 2 Tour name.
The calling card for the TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 Rescue is the Speed Pocket, or slot, in the sole of the club. The slot, along with an ultra thin alloy face, helps optimize acceleration.
Available in lofts of 19, 22, 25 and 28 degrees; MSRP is $199.99. Don’t be surprised if the 2013 versions of the Stage 2 hybrids, as well as the fairway woods, fly slightly higher and carry farther than the 2012 versions.
TaylorMade is using a face material called RocketSteel in its fairway woods and hybrids. RocketSteel is a high-strength, lightweight alloy that provides a faster, more flexible face. (As for adjustability, golfers can raise or lower the loft of these clubs by as much as 1.5 degrees in either direction.)