Written By: Chris Conley
When you think of Phil Mickelson what do you think of? I know when I think of him 4 things come to mind, Lefty, Crazy Good Short Game, KPMG and CALLAWAY. So why was Phil seen using the new TaylorMade SLDR driver last weekend at the President’s cup?
MyGolfSpy.com reported last year that Phil has one of the most flexible equipment contracts on the PGA tour, apparently Callaway gave him their blessing to use the TaylorMade driver. So why did Phil feel the need to use the SLDR? Apparently he wanted an Ultra Low Spin driver for the set up at Muirfield Village, and Callaway is apparently in the process of producing a similar set up driver, so they have no fear of Phil switching permanently before their new driver is ready for him to use.
The only thing here is, if Callaway gave their blessing and he is allowed to use other equipment in his contract, why was the shinny blue and silver SLDR driver painted a dull black before it was put in Phil’s bag? Did Phil not want to advertise for TaylorMade because he isn’t paid by them? Was he trying to be nice to the Callaway folks? Or is something else in the mix here, a brand switch?
The way Phil hits the new Callaway 3-wood I would highly doubt to see a switch anytime soon by the world’s number 2 ranked golfer. However this is something to keep our eye on.
Here is the real question, is the SLDR that great of a driver or is Callaway’s driver that poor? Look for our review on the new SLDR coming very very soon.
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More About the Author - Chris Conley
Chris is the founder of Average Guy Golf, he plays at an 11 handicap and has recently changed from TaylorMade to an all Ping line up, besides his See More Putter. Chris who is 31 started, playing golf when he was 15 and one Mr. Eldric Tiger Woods hit the scene and made golf popular. He has a daughter who is almost two, who loves to go the course with her daddy, and enjoy the wildlife as well as riding in the carts. Chris's goal with the site is to make , your next round more enjoyable regardless of your score.