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September 02, 2009

TaylorMade Officially Releases the Raylor Rescue Club

Posted at 12:45 PM by David Dusek | Categories: Hybrid Clubs, TaylorMade

TaylorMade Raylor As reported in the days leading up to the U.S. Open, both Kenny Perry and Fred Funk added then-prototype TaylorMade Raylor rescue clubs to their bags to battle Bethpage's deep, wet rough.

TaylorMade is set to make the Raylor, available in lofts of 19° and 21°, available to the public this week.

"The new Raylor hits the ball higher, longer and straighter from tall grass," said Tom Olsavsky, TaylorMade's senior director of metalwood creation, in a release. "It's the ultimate weapon for getting out of the rough."

The Raylor is designed with a slightly sharp, slightly pointed leading edge that TaylorMade says allows golfers to slide the face through the grass and onto the back of the ball more effectively

In addition, the sole of the clubs is shaped like a ship's hull, sloping upward at the sides. Again, this should help the club glide more easily through rough.

According to TaylorMade, these two features reduce the area that would normally hinder the club in the rough by 23%.

The Raylor, which will retail for about $230, will come standard with a Fujikura RE*AX 65-gram shaft that's one inch longer than standard to create added clubhead speed.

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