Vintage vs. Modern Drivers - Page 2
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Re: Vintage vs. Modern DriversUsually, when you quote someone's post, it is assumed you are responding directly to that post. Why else would you quote one specific poster's comment as opposed to responding to the thread in general? Just my perception.
And it's ok, I'm calm. If I were not, you'd know it. ;)
There are cheaper options too. I picked up a grab bag of 6 woods for $20 that included two Cleveland Classics (with the still tacky original leather grips), a MacGregor VIP that looked like new, a Spalding, a Tony Penna, and a Lynx. I've hit all but the Spalding and the Tony Penna at an indoor simulator. The Clevelands and the MacGregor feel the best, but I can't hit that Lynx off line - 260 to 270 every time - I only hit my new driver about 280 there. It's a gamer for sure. The funny thing is, I didn't even know Lynx made persimmon woods.
I picked up a set of Lynx persimmon woods for free off graigslist. "Heel N Toe " with the bass inserts in the sole. I only went a got them because I saw a Bullseye putter in the bag. But you're right these Lynx woods are pretty easy to hit straight. And I don't lose much distance.
I played a round last year with my "magic" steel driver on a few holes that I played with a long time ago. I was using Callaway iX tour balls. I was sadly rewarded with drives at least 30 yards shorter. It certainly didn't sound like it used to- it just kind of clunked instead of that 'ding' it had back in the day. They aren't meant to be hit with with each other. If I had been using the "lower tier" type of distance ball, it would have been different- a harder ball with less spin, maybe could have squeaked out a couple of more yards.