TaylorMade has announced the new 300 Mini Driver with design cues and aesthetics that create nostalgia for golfers who recall the original 300 Series of drivers.
The 307 c.c. head relies on advanced multi-material construction to provide the combination of low-CG performance and high MOI forgiveness for a blend of distance, forgiveness and control.
“It’s been 20 years since we last made a metalwood this size. It was only natural to call it the 300 Mini Driver to acknowledge what the 300 Series meant to our brand and the game,” said Tomo Bystedt of TaylorMade’s metalwoods product creation department.
“We blended the throwback look with modern carbon, titanium and steel construction to produce a club that speaks to TaylorMade loyalists, while delivering the distance from the tee and the fairway,” added Bystedt.
Off the tee, 300 Mini Driver obtains the properties of high launch with low spin, due to its low CG and mass that is distributed across the sole from front to back. It also uses a high-strength titanium face and Thru-Slot Speed Pocket to deliver ball speed.
Twist Face adds another level of playability, while a reinvented V-Steel soleplate adds to the low CG properties and promotes improved turf interaction and versatility when played off the deck.
A prototype model of the 300 Mini Driver appeared on Tour last month during the U.S. Open and some TaylorMade athletes, including Dustin Johnson, are currently testing the design for potential play at this year’s Open Championship.
The 300 Mini Driver will be available at retail on July 15. It has a MSRP of $529.99 Cdn. and will be offered in lofts of 11.5 and 13.5 degrees. The Mitsubishi MiDr Proto is the stock shaft offering, with numerous custom shaft options available, some at no additional cost. It comes stock with Golf Pride’s Z-Grip (47g)