So at our local Golftown yesterday I picked up a demo TaylorMade R9 10.5 stiff with the Fujikura Motore F1 65 shaft!
Paid 100$ for it. In great shape...looks hardly ever hit!
I happen to be lucky enough to have access to a full blown simulator at work, so I went in last night to try it out. Compared to my R5 10.5 regular shaft, I was able to pick up 10-15 yards....however the bigger improvement was the fact that I couldn't get it to do anything but hit the middle of the fairway!! With my R5 if I increase my club speed to 95+ I was pushing/slicing it horribly, this one I was able to get up to 100 mph and and all it would do is start a little right then draw back left to hit the center!!! Beauty looking shots.
I set the club up to NU (neutral upright) which induces a slight draw. Next time I'll try different settings to see the differences
Now I know this is only on a simulator, but it is a back to back or side by side comparison of 2 clubs on a simulator that I play all the time, so I know when I hit it well or not.
I am so stoked for the upcoming season!!! Hopefully I can increase my FIR and lower my scores!
My R5 is going into retirement.