Sustained a concussion 4 weeks ago, plus working a new job-so less golf recently (none) than just about any time in the last 2 1/2 years. But I went back out today, played 9, and shot +4. 5 bogeys, 3 pars, 1 birdie-very satisfied. Topped my first approach shot completely, and hit a couple bad putts.
The 983E is a great club, still very highly regarded to this day. Not the best club to use if you're having ball contact issues however. Forgiving compared to any pre-2001 driver, but less forgiving than nearly every driver since.
Also-never try to "kill" the ball-it just won't lead to good things.
And a regular flex shaft with stiff or Xstiff swing speeds is more likely to produce a hook, in my experience and observation.