TaylorMade has introduced Kalea Premier, the company’s newest women’s set engineered with a focus on lightweight speed, easy launch and forgiveness.
“Kalea Premier is a combination of proven TaylorMade technologies, which are tuned specifically to give women in these segments the best performance and the most visually stunning designs on the market,” said Tomo Bystedt, senior director of carbonwoods and metalwoods for TaylorMade.
“Our research has shown that women will no longer accept a half-hearted approach to product design in any industry,” he said.
“We’ve been continuously mindful of this and have created a design language that utilizes a combination of rich colours and refined textures with premium materials to create a sophisticated and elegant product line for women,” he added.
With a weight saving carbon crown and carbon sole plus a 22g steel rear back weight, the Kalea Premier driver is engineered for forgiveness by combining a low and back centre of gravity with a lightweight head construction to promote faster swing speeds.
Repositioning the Inertia Generator towards the heel encourages enhanced launch and spin to fuel distance at moderate and slower swing speeds.
Kalea Premier fairway woods offer easy-to-launch designs with added versatility and a 37 per cent larger face than its predecessor.
Designed to enhance forgiveness, each loft is the same size and features V Steel technology with refined weight distribution for forgiveness, versatility and silky turf interaction.
A versatile V Steel sole design is used to help the Kalea Premier Rescue produce high-launching shots from any lie.
The head features a unique design with a larger face than prior generation Kalea, but with very low CG to promote forgiveness while maintaining a high, easy launch. The lightweight construction also promotes faster swing speeds.
Kalea Premier irons are powered by a Cap Back Design that provides stability within the topline and upper perimeter of the face, working in conjunction with the Speed Pocket to enhance face flexibility, ball speed and distance.
The Cap Back Design also helps minimize unwanted vibrations in the head to deliver a soft and solid feel. Head shaping has been designed uniquely for Kalea Premier to create forgiveness in a sleeker and more elegant overall profile.
A modern mallet putter brings Spider stability and forgiveness to a head shape that is 15 per cent more compact compared to Spider Tour.
Pure Roll technology encourages enhanced forward roll, as well as better sound and feel, while a long single sightline delivers a simple but powerful alignment tool. The putter also features a specially designed 70g graphite shaft to reduce overall club weight without impacting moment of inertia and stability.
Kalea Premier has its own lightweight cart bag that embodies function and style. It features a premium heathered nylon material with seven pockets, a 14-way top and structured base for functionality and clean aesthetics.
Kalea Premier is available for presale starting August 15 and at retail on October 14.
The 10-piece package set has an MSRP of $1,899.99. Cdn. The set includes driver, 5-wood, 6-Rescue, 7i-PW, SW, putter and bag.
Individual clubs have the following pricing: driver $549.99, fairway $319.99, Rescue $259.99, irons (5-piece) $749.99 and putter $349.99.
The Kalea Premier driver is offered in a 12.5-degree loft (right-handed and left-handed) with a 44.25-inch Kalea Premier 40 shaft and Lamkin Sonar 38g 0.580 Round grip.
Fairways offered are 3-wood (17 degrees), 5-wood (20.5) and 7-wood (23.0, RH only). All fairways are equipped with the Kalea Premier 40 shaft and Lamkin Sonar 38g 0.580 Round grips.
Kalea Premier Rescue clubs are offered in 23, 27, 31 and 35 (RH only) with Kalea Premier 40 shaft and Lamkin Sonar 38g 0.580 Round grips. Iron offerings are 7-PW, AW and SW with the same shafts and grips. The Spider Mini putter (RH & LH) features an L-neck hosel, 33-inch graphite shaft and a SuperStroke GTR 1.0 grip.