A friend I play with a lot, recently picked up the new R11s by Taylor Made with a stiff shaft and the standard TM360 grip. The main difference between the R11S and the R11 is the 20cc of bigger club face size and the two additional settings for the face angle. The R11 is 440cc and has 3 face angle settings, the R11S bumps up to the 460cc club face size and has 5 face angles; adding open+ and closed+ to the three settings that the R11 used. Since I am used to hitting the Extra Stiff shaft that is on my R11, it took some getting used to going back down to a stiff shaft but once I did I got to test this club and was hitting it really well. The 20cc of club face size, doesn’t seem like a huge difference but you can definitely feel in your swing; the R11S swings very nicely and cuts through the air with no drag on your down swing. With other drivers on the market bigger doesn’t always mean better, as it will slow you swing speed down and totally changing your game; with the R11S I didn’t feel any change in my swing was making solid contact every time. I didn’t get to play with the settings very much because the closed+ (same as closed setting on R11) setting was the first I tried and was working great for me. I normally have a very severe fade that is on the verge of a slice, so neutral clubs for me are hard to hit, so I instantly started on a closed+ face. The 5 settings is a nice feature though because if you have a simple fade that you want to turn straight or even into a draw you can change it to the closed setting and tweak your swing just a little instead of going all the way to the closed+ setting. The ball launches off this club, and it seems to have a very big sweet spot as I didn’t have any miss hits. The 20cc isn’t a huge difference and as I was hitting it on the range, I couldn’t tell exactly where the ball ended up but it seemed to go the same distance as my R11. Overall this is a great club and if I didn’t already have the R11 I would think about buying this club, but being as I use the R11 on the closed position and hit it fine, the 20cc of club face isn’t that big of a deal to me to buy a whole new club. However if you are in the market for a new driver, this club is great and will be an improvement from any club you hit.