Just a quick question I am new to golf and have been trying out drivers and find that when hitting the driver I have a tendency to push the ball to the right, not a slice but just a push. I have tried the Ping K15 that has a draw bias and the Taylor Made R9 460 both are great clubs and with the Ping I do hit it straighter but still push right. I havent hit the R9 adjusted. in everyones experience do you feel that a draw biased club or an adjustable hosel would be better.
draw biased driver vs adjustable driver
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I unfortunately can't speak directly to your question, as I have never used an adjustable driver. I can just tell you anecdotally, that I have used two types of Draw-biased drivers. One was a TM '07 Burner Draw that I do not believe has any special weighting to fight a fade/slice, but that has a very closed face. The other is a Ping G15 Draw that sits square or close to square, but has internal weighting to help fight a fade/slice.
In my usage, I had a horrible slice with the Burner Draw, I believe because I was overcompensating for the extremely closed face. It just didn't work out for me. On the other hand, I have had a good experience with the G15 Draw, and I like the fact the face sits pretty square, and that the draw bias is essentially invisible to me. So I just play it normally and hit the ball straighter.
I think, but am not sure, that the K15 is sort of the unofficial replacement to the G15 Draw, but I have read that the K15 does sit somewhat closed, moreso than the G15 Draw. So this is a shot in the dark, but I would suggest that you try the G15 Draw, with the right shaft, and it just might work for you.
I hit a K-15 at a demo day and loved it, almost bought it on the spot. I just couldn't drop list price on a new driver. Ping's site says the K-15 is draw biased, (they actually call it "straight biased"), with extra weight in the heel. I won't say anything bad about Ping, they make great stuff but I ended up with a TM R9 460. I loved it too and the price was right. I was intrigued by the adjustable hosel, I bought a tip from Golfsmith and put a shorter shaft in, I can adjust the loft and lie to fit my swing when it inevitably changes. Imagine, TaylorMade, the company that puts out a new driver every other month may have built me the "last driver" I'll ever need.