TaylorMade XR-05 CTI Drivers

XR-05 CTI

  • SP700 titanium clubface
  • Taylor Made’s proprietary Inverted Cone Technology
  • Tuned Weight Cartridge
  • Lower and deeper centre of gravity
  • High launch-angle
  • Low spin-rate

User Reviews (6)

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5underpar   Shoots in the 70s [Oct 30, 2009]
Model Reviewed: TaylorMade 8.5* XR-05 CTi Driver

I have tried many different Non-Conforming and many of the newest conforming drivers on the market.
This TaylorMade 8.5* XR-05 CTi head combined with a 2009 Oban Devotion7 shaft is the longest and straightest combination I have ever played.
It was well worth the $900 I spent on the head and shaft combo.
I searched for a very long time.
These CTi versions are very rare.
If you find one of these for sale at any price, BUY IT!
You will not be disappointed.
The stock shaft does not even compare with the upgraded Oban shaft.
I hit the ball so long with this driver & shaft combo, my golf buddy's did some research and found out I was using a Non-Conforming driver head.
They called me out on it and refused to let me play for money again until I used a conforming driver.

Customer Service

TaylorMade is second to none in their equipment quality and their Customer Service.

Similar Products Used: TaylorMade Titanium XR-05, TM Tour Burner, TM R9, TM R9 460, SMT DB+, Bobby Jones Workshop Edition, Mizuno MP-600, Mizuno MX-700 Etc, Etc....
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5
VALUE
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5
joe   Shoots in the 70s [Mar 17, 2007]
Model Reviewed: Taylor Made XR-05 CTi

I have had this driver since 2004 and it is still the longest driver I have ever hit, including the SQ, Callaways, etc. The stock shaft is one of the best shafts ever made by Mits. Rayon. I keep thinking someone will come out with something longer, but it is 2007 and no one has! It is very forgiving both laterally and distance wise and it is very easy to control the trajectory (due to the great shaft). So I have stopped trying to replace it and have started trying to find a back-up or two.

Customer Service

Don't know.

Similar Products Used: Titlest, Callaway, Ping, Nike, Other Taylor Mades.
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5
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5
sammmy saget   Scratch Golfer [Jan 16, 2007]
Model Reviewed: Callaway x22

i like big butts and i can not lie you uddabrother can;t deny and when a gurl walks in with an itty bitty face and rubs her tittys in your face you get a boner. Money saddam is me....... Candystand.com/minigolf

Customer Service

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Similar Products Used: poopy pants
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5
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5
CHRIS   Shoots in the 80s [Dec 01, 2006]
Model Reviewed: TAYLOR MADE XR-05 CTI

G L O R I O U S !!!!!!!!

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5
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5
chevyyick   Shoots in the 80s [Sep 15, 2005]
Model Reviewed: Taylor Made XR-05 CTi 10.5* Reg

Like the previous reviewer, I'm not usually a review writer kinda guy, but this club's performance is worth sharing. In the east (ie Japan), the XR-05 line appears to be quite popular - they have a range of drivers, irons - even XR-05 putters but what we're reviewing today is the CTi driver. For my game, the 10.5 degree, reg flex was perfect. Long, penetrating flight with accurate results - workability is minimal but this is a game improvement club. I think the face is also slightly closed 1-2deg for all those natural slicers out there. Some might also be concerned with the sound but I've found it to be quite dull like most composite drivers and quite a nice change from my usual Callaway GBB ERC II which packs a punch on the ears. Sound of this club really is down to personal preference though. Looks wise, is a little different especially on the crown. Most clubs I've seen keep it traditional up top, but this one has a very distinctive, indented ring where carbon meets titanium. Also while on the carbon, I would have liked to have seen more weave - instead it's like my Mizuno MP-001 and just fades towards the edges (quickly) To close, great club living in the shadows of it's brothers, the R5 and R7. Personally at my level, workability and fancy weights on the heel and toe have no priority over simple, straight distance. For those out there willing to change their 'soundtrack' from a nice 'ting' to more of a thumping 'thud' - this could be for you.

Customer Service

Never tried them out.

Similar Products Used: Mizuno MP-001 460cc 10.5* reg Callaway GBB ERCII 11* reg
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5
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5
Noley   Shoots in the 80s [Aug 13, 2004]
Model Reviewed: Taylor Made XR-05 CTi

First of all I wouldn't normally sit down and write a review on any product but this driver has changed my mind. I have the 8.5* model with the stock stiff shaft. This is without doubt the longest club on the market. I dont feel the need to boast about how far I hit the ball but driving has always been a strong part of my game. Until recently I had a Biggest Big Bertha 9* driver with the stock firm shaft. Originally I was very satisfied with that club untill I noticed that guys I normally hit the ball past were starting to hit it past me with their new drivers. I decided that it was time to invest in some new technology. A friend of mine lent me his TM R580 which was an 8.5* with a stiff flex Mitsubishi Rayon Shaft. This was a great club and certainly increased my distance by about 20 yards on average from the Calloway, but I was not happy with the trajectory I was getting. Ball flight was a little too low, which I discovered was due to the very low torque shaft. After falling in love with the extra distance I decided to demo the XR-05 CTi. The 1st thing I noticed about the club was how massive the clubhead is (460CC), which filled me full of confidence. The club is extremely forgiving and can be hit all over the face with acceptable results. However when you do crack it out of the middle this is the logest club I have ever experienced, its like the ball is never going to come down. I'm now way past all my friends again. While it is a little harder to draw and fade this club it is not impossible and through practice I can now hit a powerful draw. The trajectory from the stock shaft is perfect, takes of like a rocket with a high but penetrating flight, and has plenty of roll when it lands. Another thing I love is how light this club is especially if you consider the size of the clubhead. I know this revies is long so to wrap up all I can say is, if you want the longest, most forgiving, most fun to use driver out there, get out and buy the XR-05 CTi.

Customer Service

Never had to use it but I was informed by several friends that it is very good.

Similar Products Used: Biggest Big Bertha 9* Firm Shaft Taylor Made R580 8.5* Mitsubishi Rayon Stiff Shaft Taylor Made R580 XD 8.5* Stock stiff Shaft (The XR-05 Cti is 10-15 yards past even this great club).
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
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