Eagle eyed equipment junkies out there may have spotted a prototype mini driver model which appeared on Tour last month during the US Open. Some Team TaylorMade athletes, including Dustin Johnson, are currently testing the design for potential play at this year’s Open Championship while USPGA Champion and Callaway staffer Phil Mickelson even broke ranks to game a similar version for his major victory and the 300 Mini Driver has been in his bag since.
From the release of the first metalwood in 1979 to the advancement of multi-material construction for speed, forgiveness and playability, TaylorMade has a proven history of products that changed the landscape of golf.
Few clubs accomplished that in a more meaningful way than the 300 Series. First released in 2000, the 300cc family of drivers was sought after by players at every level. To this day, they remain a cultish figure in the world of golf club enthusiasts.
In homage, TaylorMade have announced the all-new 300 Mini Driver with design cues and aesthetics that create immediate nostalgia for golfers who recall the originals.
The 307cc head delivers a blend of distance, forgiveness, and control, relying on advanced multi-material construction to provide the optimal combination of low-CG performance and high MOI forgiveness. It is a truly unique design that’s powerful off the tee and playable “off-the-deck.”
“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. We blended the throwback look with modern carbon, titanium and steel construction to produce a club the speaks to TaylorMade loyalists while delivering distance from the tee and the fairway.” Tomo Bystedt, Product Creation, Metalwoods & Irons.
Off the tee, 300 Mini Driver obtains the optimal properties of high launch with low spin thanks to its low CG and mass that is distributed across the sole from front to back. What it lacks in stature, it makes up for in speed using the combination of a high-strength titanium face and Thru-Slot Speed Pocket to deliver ball speed.
The proven corrective performance of 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.
The original 300 Series were the first clubs to brandish the current TaylorMade logo and helped launch the company’s modern era. Taking the baton, the 300 Mini Driver unleashes the next level of distance, forgiveness, and playability for a TaylorMade club this size.
Pricing & Availability
300 Mini Driver will be available at retail on 15th July, 2021. It has an RRP of €419 and will be offered in lofts of 11.5 and 13.5. Mitsubishi MiDr Proto is the stock shaft fitted with Golf Pride’s Z-Grip (47g). To learn more about the 300 Mini Driver, visit TaylorMadeGolf.eu