New gear: Tay­lor­made

Rarely hit your long irons well? Tay­lor­made has de­signed GAPR for you

Today's Golfer (UK) - - CONTENTS -

Tiger used one at the Open, so what’s GAPR all about?

Tiger Woods is no­to­ri­ously picky when it comes to us­ing new cubs, even more so dur­ing a ma­jor week. So ev­ery­one was sur­prised when he put a new 2-iron in the bag at Carnoustie. Ev­ery­one, that is, ex­cept Tay­lor­made.

They only un­veiled the GAPR con­cept on the Mon­day of Open week, but Woods was al­ready a con­vert. He chose the GAPR Lo – a play­ers’ op­tion to com­pli­ment the GAPR Mid and GAPR High.

Borne out of the idea that ev­ery golfer is miss­ing out in the longer part of their set, Tay­lor­made came up with GAPR to help play­ers bridge that spe­cific gap be­tween their long­est playable iron and short­est met­al­wood. Tay­lor­made saw a ma­jor­ity of play­ers aren’t com­fort­able hit­ting their 3, 4 and even 5 irons con­sis­tently well, or with any de­pend­able ac­cu­racy, while find­ing their 5, 7 and 9 woods of­ten dif­fi­cult to con­trol - leav­ing them with clubs that have very lit­tle use be­ing in the bag. So they set out to en­gi­neer prod­ucts that al­low golfers to get the dis­tance, carry and con­trol needed to fill these gaps.

Tech fea­tures in­clude Speed Foam, in­jected into the head to im­prove ball speed and sound, Speed Pock­ets to help the face flex more and an ad­justable loft sleeve. A low cen­tre of grav­ity in each club cre­ates a hot­ter, higher launch for more dis­tance and im­proved playa­bil­ity.

We got our hands on all three GAPR clubs at their launch at Carnoustie, and tested them (right).

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