What’s in my bag: Driver – Taylormade Jetspeed 10.5

11 Aug

The Taylormade Jetspeed Driver

About 6 months ago, I traded in my Cobra 440sz for a Taylormade Jetspeed Driver with a 10.5 degree loft and a regular flex shaft.


I wasn’t really in the market for a new driver as my Old Cobra was doing the job and I wasn’t struggling off the tee. I wasn’t super long but I didn’t miss many fairways and that was good enough for me…or so I thought.

On a holiday back home in South Africa, I was (as always) maximising my time on the course with my golf obsessed brother-in-law. He had recently purchased the  Taylormade Jetspeed Driver and I thought I’d give his driver a crack so see how much the technology had improved – the result: a good 15 meters longer than my driver!

This got me thinking and a day later I was at the Pro Shop testing virtually every driver on the market. The Titleist 913 worked very well but carried a massive price tag and the Ping G25 also felt good but I’m not a big fan of Ping. The most disappointing of the lot was the Cobra Bio-Cell so my time with a Cobra “Big Dog” had come to an end. As it turned out, I was most consistent with the Taylormade Jetspeed. I opted for the standard version as opposed to the TP version with the only difference being that the TP version has a Matrix Velox 60 shaft as opposed to the standard  Matrix Velox T49 shaft. It’s not the longest driver on the market and isn’t adjustable but it’s doing reasonably good job for me and is a step up from the old Cobra.

TaylorMade JetSpeed driver

As most golfers know, there is seldom a more satisfying feeling than when you’ve made the Big Dog Eat !!!