#9 - TaylorMade RocketBallz fairway wood

Andy Roberts's picture
Fri, 9 Jun 2017


TaylorMade RocketBallz was the first fairway wood to offer the maximum allowable COR of .830.

The club promised 17 more yards, but for many players delivered even more than that, and RBZ eventually went on to become golf's most successful ever 3-wood, shortly before the RBZ Stage 2 fairway wood was launched a year later.

The name RocketBallz came from TaylorMade staff player Dustin Johnson after he hit the first prototype. He said: "It goes like a rocket!" The designers and engineers stuck with the quote ever since and the RocketBallz series was born.

TaylorMade's Executive Vice President at the time added: "To hold a RocketBallz metalwood in your hands is to possess confidence, power, speed and distance potential that will regularly and quite literally redefine the long game for golfers!"

The secret behind the club's success was the innovative Speed Pocket design that quite literally has taken the world by storm. The Speed Pocket was designed to dramatically boost the overall head and face flexibility and it promotes an immense increase in distance.

The slightly deeper face and a COG that is further forward than traditional fairway woods also helped to provide the golfer with a more efficient, higher launch angle with less spin for even more distance.