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jcooper5083

Taylormade RBZ or R11/R11s????

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Hi all,

I hope you are well?

I am new here and looking for some advice on club selection.

I currently have a full set of Taylor Made R7's (irons, rescue and Superquad driver) and am looking to upgrade as they need replacing so thought this was a good time to upgrade. I was wondering what your thoughts were on either the RBZ range or the R11/R11s range for the next set to get?

I do like the Taylormade equipment so would like to stay with it.

I also wondered what your thoughts are to the US companies on eBay stating clubs are ARP clubs so new just over orders and selling them at very low prices?

thanks in advance for any advice.

James

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If you get the RBZ irons, just remember that the reason they go further is because they're even more delofted than regular modern irons, having each iron play about 1/2 club longer than other modern counterparts. However, I have heard good things about the RBZ 3-wood, and have seen it in the bags at tournaments more than any other 3-wood I can think of off the top of my head, even with people who don't have another Taylormade club in the entire bag. The driver's of either tend to be more of a preferential thing, depending on what you are looking for. The R11 was about 5-10 yards shorter for me, but it was more accurate than the RBZ when I tried them for laughs when testing irons.

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Thanks for the response. I guess the best thing to do is get to my local shop and try these clubs out to see which fits me best??? I dont currently have a fairway wood. Is it worth having these as well as a rescue/hybrid?
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Originally Posted by jcooper5083

Thanks for the response. I guess the best thing to do is get to my local shop and try these clubs out to see which fits me best???

I dont currently have a fairway wood. Is it worth having these as well as a rescue/hybrid?


Depends whether you ever need to hit it shorter than your driver, but longer than a hybrid. If you never anticipate having a shot in that 50-60 yard gap, then there's no need for a fairway wood.  But I can't imagine anyone who doesn't need one, assuming they can hit it as well as their other clubs.

Kind of a silly question, really.

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RBZ 3 wood is phenomenal off the tee! Off the fairway....not so much. Lots of turf drag. I bought one and then traded it for an R11 3 wood. RBZ driver is pretty awesome and so is the R11s. I hit the RBZ irons and thought..............yuck! Unless you are sold on TM, I'd at least give the Cleveland CG16 irons a look. Awesome in my opinion.

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Thanks peeps. May seem a silly question but wanted to get opinions. Ill go try some out on the range but really appreciate the veiws of on course users. To be honest im only set on TM as this is what i have always used and do like them but am certainly open to you experience. Thanks again.
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Originally Posted by Willie Malay

You don't eat at just one place do you? :)

^^^ This!

I Started playing this game thinking Callaway was the only one for me, especially for the driver, and ended up with a bag full of fitted Callaway clubs.  Now I have a hodgepodge of a bag because they just happen to be THE clubs that work best for me.  I never thought I would ever have a Cobra club in my bag, but the AMP driver has just totally blown me away!

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Originally Posted by glock35ipsc

^^^ This!

I Started playing this game thinking Callaway was the only one for me, especially for the driver, and ended up with a bag full of fitted Callaway clubs.  Now I have a hodgepodge of a bag because they just happen to be THE clubs that work best for me.  I never thought I would ever have a Cobra club in my bag, but the AMP driver has just totally blown me away!

I agree with this - the only reason I sat TM is that is all I have used so I will get to my local shop and go try some other brands out to see what fits best with my game.

With this in mind do you have any recommendations on particular clubs to try for someone with high club head speed?

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I'm not the good person to ask really. For long i was a fan off the TM TP irons and i didn't like the drivers,

right know i like the woods but not the irons. as said above they de loft all the clubs easy to hit them further that way.

For my feeling they are to springy of the face. I now use the Mizuno's MP 59.

but i should get fitted, the only thing that works

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Originally Posted by Willie Malay

RBZ 3 wood is phenomenal off the tee! Off the fairway....not so much. Lots of turf drag. ...

I got fitted for the stock RBZ 4W and 7W last summer. After I took a lesson and started moving through the ball better, I began hooking the RBZs badly.

The regular (non-tour) RBZ fairway woods have 45 gram shafts, and tend to be a bit unstable if you have even average swing speed. They also have a draw bias.

As per Willie , I found the RBZ good off the tee or out of medium rough, but iffy off the close-cut fairway! A pro at a golf expo said the RBZ doesn't have much bottom-weighting which would help get uncushioned fairway shots up.

The RBZ Stage 2 FW has a heavier 59-gram stock Rockef Fuel shaft, and a rework on the speed groove behind the clubface.

Test out before you buy if at all possible.

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