TaylorMade Qi10 Drivers Introduced

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TaylorMade Golf has brought to market three models in the Qi10 series including the Qi10 Max with a MOI (moment of inertia) or resistance to twisting of a very high 10,000 g-cm2.

Fast Facts TaylorMade Qi10 driver series
Shallower shaped carbon fiber head
Infinity crown covering 97% of top surface
60-layer carbon fiber Twist Face
Sole slot behind face
Adjustable hosel +/- 2°
At retail Feb.9, 2024

Qi10 Max driver
Game-improvement category
MOI 10,000 g-cm2
Stock shafts: Fujikura Speeder NX TCS, MCA Diamana T+
Stock grip: Golf Pride Z-Grip
$599.99

Qi10 driver
Game-improvement category
Stock shafts: MCA Diamana T+, Fujikura Ventus TR Blue
Stock grip: Golf Pride Z-Grip
$599.99

Qi10 LS
Better player category
Sole slot behind face
Sliding 18g weight in separate slot
Stock shafts: Tensei AV Limited Blue or Black
Stock grip: Golf Pride Z-Grip
$629.99

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The big noise from TaylorMade for the new season is the extremely high MOI value of the new Qi10 Max driver, 10,000 g-cm2, which is much greater than many competitors’ drivers. MOI or resistance to twisting when impact with the ball is not in the center of the face is very important for players at all levels but especially those who are typical recreational golfers.

Less impact twisting means more ball speed is preserved therefore more distance and more particularly the straighter the tee shot. Hitting it longer is nice but if you can’t find the fairway chances are your scoring will suffer.

Brian Bazzel, VP of Product Creation offered his opinion about the new line, “We’re all about breaking barriers and never looking back. From the first metalwood to 60X Carbon Twist Face, once we commit and cross a threshold, we continue to push the boundaries of innovation. Achieving the 10K inertia mark is yet another one of those in the long history of TaylorMade driving the industry forward.”

The Qi10 LS is for high swing speed players who have no trouble generating lots of spin on their tee shots, so it is engineered for low spin for additional carry accompanied by lower trajectory. The LS also has a sliding sole weight to adjust the draw/fade bias.

A lightweight High & Light (HL) version of the Qi10 Max both at 10.5° and 12.0° lofts can be ordered for custom manufacture targeting those with slow to moderate swing speeds such as ladies and seniors.

Ed Travis

Ed Travis is a national award winning golf journalist and has carried on a lifelong love affair with the game. His work covering the business of golf, equipment, golf personalities and travel is regularly seen in numerous print and electronic publications. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him, Travis still plays regularly. He and his wife live on a water hazard in suburban Orlando.

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