The first two weeks are any indication of what’s to come in 2015, it’s going to be another great year for the TaylorMade tour team and our staff professionals. In just the second week of the year, the R15 is already the No. 1 driver model on the European and PGA Tours, with 23 total R15 drivers going in play on Thursday in Honolulu. The product has been a home run with a wide range of player types, performing exceptionally in range testing and giving players immediate confidence as they move on-course for validation.

In total, 17 new R15 460 drivers and 6 R15 430 drivers went in play this week at the Sony Open.

KJ Choi tested R15 460 this week and was getting a penetrating flight on both fades and draws, with very consistent launch and spin. He loves the combination of control and distance and it went in the bag.

JJ Henry tested R15 460 this week and we put all the weight in the toe to prevent the left miss he doesn’t like.  Henry can give it a full release and hit a straight shot or a slight fade, and increased distance because he’s confident he won’t be hitting the left miss.

Jim Herman isn’t an easy driver fit and couldn’t find the right mix with the SLDR product last season but this year has already been a great change of pace. The fitting he did in the off-season had him in shape to put R15 460 in the bag this week.

Justin Hicks is playing a new driver (R15 460) for the first time since the RBZ Stage 2.  He is a Trackman junkie – he’ll test for hours – and doesn’t change unless he is truly convinced the product delivers better performance. He loves the forgiveness R15 offers, and was able to fade and draw it on command in testing. Finally, one of the biggest bonuses was he picked up 5 yards.

Sean O’Hair got a new R15 driver at the Shark Shootout and put it right in play. He hates to see the ball move left, so took a 10.5 head and put it on lower setting to open face.  He’s consistently getting a nice, penetrating flight with straight to fade shape.

Scott Langley was skeptical about changing from JetSpeed as he loved it all last year.  He hit R15 430 for a couple days in the off-season and fell in love with it.  He prefers the smaller address shape and workability of the 430 head. Langley also put a new AeroBurner 3-wood in play this week and he’s carrying it 10 yards farther than his SLDR, with average of 600 rpm less spin. It’s a great driving club on short par 4s around the Sony course.

Finally, Steve Wheatcroft has a new set of RSi TP irons in play this week and raves about their incredible feel.  The ball is launching in the correct window for the shot he’s trying to hit, and he’s loving the new product, especially that consistency.

Check out our photo gallery below for a behind-the-scenes look from a busy week with the new R15 driver at the Sony Open: