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MyGolfWay – Drive a sports car and a golf club, together in an exclusive TaylorMade Golf event

August 21, 2017 – While on Summer holidays in London, we received an e-mail invitation of the sort that you just can’t turn down. In essence, an exclusive event of… ‘cars and golf’.

TaylorMade Golf invited us on Wednesday 16th of August, along with a select group of European golf journalists, to the heart of Surrey to live the AMG Driving Experience at the Mercedes-Benz World in Brooklands, and then hit a few shots in the Silvermere Golf Club. A good plan to crown the holidays.

Obviously, Mercedes-Benz and TaylorMade Golf have quite a lot in common when it comes to the high quality and great performance of their products. No wonder they have joined their logos for this event to promote their sports that, with very different technologies, are focused on speed engineering.

Mercedes-Benz World is the home of the brand in the United Kingdom, located in the famous Brooklands, in Weybridge (Surrey), next to the pioneering circuit where car racing began more than a hundred years ago. Its museum allows you to contemplate the historical trajectory of the German brand, from the first gasoline engine automobile of 1885 to the spectacular Mercedes GP Petronas Formula 1 of Lewis Hamilton.

After a instructional briefing with information about the different car models and circuits, we went across to the track and got into a Mercedes-AMG GT. Guided by a professional driving specialist in the passenger seat, we experienced every inch of the circuit at maximum speed and braking power, through the curves and along the straights, as well as the control of the vehicle by sliding it on a wet skid surface. Adrenaline running wild!

After catching a breath, we took a look at the fabulous first six months of 2017 for TaylorMade Golf, not only because its continuous leadership as Nº1 Driver on Tour, a position maintained now with both the M1 and M2 2017 drivers, but mainly for the gigantic step it has made in the golf ball category, with the TP5 and TP5x, and also in the putter category, with the Spider Tour. These are star products in the golf market, in the hands of great players such as Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy or Jon Rahm.

To end the day with a good taste of golf, TaylorMade Golf took us to the Silvermere Golf Club to try out the latest products. The facilities are awesome! In the passage leading the driving range we saw two golf shops: Two? You might ask… Yes, because one of them is specifically dedicated to left-handed equipment!

The club enjoys a fantastic 60-tee range in a double floor, each tee equipped with a launch monitor for you to know every detail about every shot. Impressive – it’d be great to have something similar in Spain! Two buckets of 50 golf balls hit with wonderful golf clubs in the driving range left us more than satisfied, and we return home with more than a touch of envy for all the good things surrounding the golf industry in this wonderful country.

Por Miguel Angel Buil