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TaylorMade Rocketballz Driver Review

Rocketballz is a silly name, which can never be spoken without a sideways glance from someone. It seems ideally suited for garish knickers and stupid hats, but the TaylorMade Rocketballz Driver is built for ridiculous distance, no matter what you're wearing, so the grade-school humor is balanced out.

Words like "searing" and "penetrating" get used by players during TaylorMade Rocketballz Driver reviews. These guys are swinging and smiling. They also say, "wow," a lot.

It's not the most forgiving club, but the company's Inverted Cone Technology does enlarge the sweet spot and the lightweight Matrix shaft makes for faster swing speeds. It also has a grip engineered to keep a player from holding the club too tightly.

That last feature is a good one for a player I know. He holds the club so tight that his fingers get numb and any feel is impossible. They say you're supposed the hold the club like you're holding a bird: too tight and you'll hurt it; too loose and it'll get away. For this guy, the club must seem like a hawk attacking him because he tries to strangle it. Anything that promotes a good grip is worth the money.

Another feature of the TaylorMade Rocketballz driver that inspires confidence is the club head's black and white color scheme. The contrast makes it easier to align and aim, which is something I often have trouble doing. It's maddening when I make a decent swing with good contact and the ball goes where I was aiming, except I was lined up wrong. This head is a duffer's version of a seeing-eye dog.

The patented Flight Control Technology allows easy adjustment of lie, loft and face, with eight settings that will improve impact, flight line and curtail hooks and slices. It sends the ball off the tee and helps increase rolling distance, especially on firm fairways. At the same time, you get some good hang time, so you can watch your ball fly far and roll even farther. It's always cool to see that little white object keep moving.

At 46-inches long, the club is standard length, but it feels shorter, maybe because it's so lightweight. It's stable, however, and the club face comes around square pretty easy. The club's big hitting zone turns mishits into good misses, which is always appreciated.

The company made the club for players who want to hit the ball strong and keep it in play. Sounds good to me.

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