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By Stephanie Wei under Equipment

The San Diego Padres and TaylorMade unveiled the replica 80-foot-tall R11 at PETCO Park on Thursday evening. The structure is nearly nine stories high and serves as the foul pole in right field. If a ball clips the shaft above the fence, it’s considered a home run. So yes, that means hitters can now aim at a really large golf club. Well, there’s not actually a ginormous driver head, but it’s a cleverly designed optical illusion. Here’s a video montage of TaylorMade’s contractors building the club:

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