Originally Posted by Beachcomber
This weekend was an expensive one for golf gear...
1.) Re-shafted my R11 with the Blur 65 Stiff... Same exact shaft I have in my Razr-Fit driver. Will be fun to see how these two perform on the launch monitor.
2.) Re-shafted my 54* Vokey wedge which snapped on a tree during my last round.
3.) 2x pairs of Kahuna shorts from Lululemon
4.) 3 dozen Taylormade TP5's (buy 2, get 1 free)
Now I gotta get out on the course!!
So I've been to the range every night this week - since this past Sunday. And I rarely ever hit my driver at the range. I just find that I try and swing too hard and end up hitting shitty shots. So I rarely ever even pull the driver out.
Well I have a tournament this Saturday... And I had my R11 re-shafted this past weekend at Roger Dunn. So I was thinking... I'm striping the ball right now. I should at least hit this new driver a handful of times to get a feel for it before I put it in the bag for Saturdays round....
First shot... Hit a power fade (typical ball flight is a push draw) and it was smashed... So I tweaked my grip and setup just slightly after the first ball to see if I could hit the push draw.
Second shot... Striped it - straight ball flight.
Third shot... Hit it a little high off the face - and a baby fade - but still nice distance.
Fourth shot... Push draw - best shot yet... Beaut.
Fifth shot.... W.T.F.... The club head flew off as soon as I made impact.
I had to go into the range and ask them to shut it down for a second so I could run out and grab the club head which was about 75yds down range....
Now I have to go get it checked out... And see what the hell they did wrong. I looks like it snapped right at the insert which fits into the kneck of the hosel/clubhead. Like the insert that resides inside the shaft. The shaft looks 'Ok' to my eye. But not sure if they can re-use it or not? Thankfully the R11 head is fine.
This was the first time I've ever had that happen to me on a driver... Kind of pissed considering I spent some coin to get it done - and only got to hit it 4 1/2 times!!! LOL