Taylor Made Golf has issued a statement in response to the 21st September ruling by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews against any conformance test for spring-like effect in golf clubs.
“This ruling has no effect on Taylor Made,” said Robin Gibson, European marketing manager. “We will continue to make the most innovative clubs in the industry and have already proven this by developing the longest USGA-sanctioned driver in the world. Our new 300 Series metal woods have gone head-to-head with these non-conforming clubs and they have consistently proven to be longer and more accurate in tests and when put in play by the world’s best players.”
As examples of his product’s success Gibson pointed out that, on the European PGA Tour, the 300 Series already has four wins and more than 30 top-10 finishes in less than two months. In addition Gibson claimed that at last week’s Belgacom Open more than twice the number of players teed up with a Taylor Made 300 series driver than with the competitive non-conforming club.
Gibson concluded that ultimately, face thickness is only one element of the club’s design. “With our 300 series,” he said, “we have optimised all elements of the club and that’s why more players on the European tour choose the 300 series over any other manufacturers model.”