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SPOTTED: TaylorMade ‘Authentic One Mini Driver’ hits USGA conforming listing

Three years have elapsed since TaylorMade launched the AeroBurner Mini Driver, a course-specific membership designed for gamers that primarily hit Three-wood off the tee whereas looking for extra distance, workability and management.

The taller-faced membership got here in at 260cc — roughly 100cc bigger than the usual SLDR Three-wood — and loved a quick run on tour earlier than it was finally phased out of most luggage.

With the spike in reputation of utility irons and strong-lofted fairway woods with bigger profiles, there hasn’t been a lot of a necessity for the mini driver.

However with TaylorMade celebrating its 40th anniversary this 12 months, the gear producer seems set to roll out an up to date model of the membership referred to as the “Authentic One Mini Driver.” The membership formally landed on the USGA’s conforming listing on Monday.

A single black-and-white sole photograph presents little in the best way of specs and data. Nevertheless, it’s clear from the picture that TaylorMade plans to make use of a velocity pocket to extend the dimensions of the candy spot for larger ball speeds and fewer spin. Two weights (no phrase in the event that they’re detachable) are situated within the middle part of the only.

The phrases “Pittsburgh Persimmon” are additionally displayed prominently on the sole, which is the nickname TaylorMade founder Gary Adams gave the primary steel-headed driver. With 12 levels of loft, it was the primary steel driver used on the PGA Tour.

It’s potential the Authentic One Mini Driver may very well be an up to date model of Adams’ iconic membership.

In accordance with a TaylorMade consultant, “the membership is a product to rejoice our 40th anniversary this 12 months, extra to observe.”

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