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Can't hit my new R11 driver.

post #1 of 22
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I purchased the R11 last week after customer fitting at Taylormade performance labs. I have been using my original Burner driver. I have no problems hitting this older club. The newer club in the neutral and standard loft positions I can't hit. Any ideas on what can be done to correct this issue? Any R11 users with the same newbie issue?

 

 

 

Thank you.

post #2 of 22

Are the shafts the same length or is the new one longer?  

post #3 of 22

maybe it's that awful white color... try painting it black a2_wink.gif

post #4 of 22

lol !!!

post #5 of 22

I kinda like the white. I didn't think I would at first, but I have had a Burner 2.0 TP in my for a week now with no complaints. I am still getting use to the color, but it's growing on me for sure.

 

Sorry for the continued derail....back on topic.

post #6 of 22

HI

 

I was on the Standard Burner 9.5 with a stiff shaft which a bought new last year.

 

Yesterday after long consideration I went for a fitting with Taylormade on the R11 TP.

 

On the computer I was carrying 240 m with a ball speed of 140mph and launch angle of 19 and spin of 4000 rpm average (they had me hit loads of balls !) with the current club.

 

On the new R11 TP I started with 235m 140mph angle of 12 and 3000 rpm. 

 

To cut a long story short I ended up after a few hours of messing around with an average of 295m carry ball speed of 153mph and launch angle of 12 and spin of 3200 rpm.

 

I think it depends on fitting.  If I had of compared the two side by side with out hours of playing with the club I would of said it was not any better than  my burner. 

post #7 of 22

The white color is a non issue after 10 swings or so....

post #8 of 22

i really like the white now. You can see your clubpath easier when you swing. The black you cant see really at all when swinging.

post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by johninspain View Post

HI

 

I was on the Standard Burner 9.5 with a stiff shaft which a bought new last year.

 

Yesterday after long consideration I went for a fitting with Taylormade on the R11 TP.

 

On the computer I was carrying 240 m with a ball speed of 140mph and launch angle of 19 and spin of 4000 rpm average (they had me hit loads of balls !) with the current club.

 

On the new R11 TP I started with 235m 140mph angle of 12 and 3000 rpm. 

 

To cut a long story short I ended up after a few hours of messing around with an average of 295m carry ball speed of 153mph and launch angle of 12 and spin of 3200 rpm.

 

I think it depends on fitting.  If I had of compared the two side by side with out hours of playing with the club I would of said it was not any better than  my burner. 


what? 50m extra in one fitting?

 

Wow.

 

post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by motteler621 View Post

i really like the white now. You can see your clubpath easier when you swing. The black you cant see really at all when swinging.



Coincidentally that's just one of the reasons why this club would never make it into my bag.

 

post #11 of 22

 

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Originally Posted by johninspain View Post

HI

 

I was on the Standard Burner 9.5 with a stiff shaft which a bought new last year.

 

Yesterday after long consideration I went for a fitting with Taylormade on the R11 TP.

 

On the computer I was carrying 240 m with a ball speed of 140mph and launch angle of 19 and spin of 4000 rpm average (they had me hit loads of balls !) with the current club.

 

On the new R11 TP I started with 235m 140mph angle of 12 and 3000 rpm. 

 

To cut a long story short I ended up after a few hours of messing around with an average of 295m carry ball speed of 153mph and launch angle of 12 and spin of 3200 rpm.

 

I think it depends on fitting.  If I had of compared the two side by side with out hours of playing with the club I would of said it was not any better than  my burner. 


The fact that you're saying you ended up with an average carry of over 320 yards let's me know this is complete nonsense...

post #12 of 22

 



 

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Originally Posted by andef View Post

 


The fact that you're saying you ended up with an average carry of over 320 yards let's me know this is complete nonsense...

 

 

 


I would ask you to elaborate on your answer.  According to the PGA there are over 446 players this year with an average drive distance of over 320 yds carry and that is just players in comps where it is recorded it doesnt take into account club pros, teaching pros, amatures or good club players.   And that is just  a 

 


 

 

post #13 of 22

Why did you buy a new driver that you can't hit? If I went to a fitting event, tried a club and couldn't hit it as well as my existing club, I wouldn't be coughing-up cash for it...

 

Or was it that you wanted to buy the latest tech to make your friends go "ooohhh" and now you need to figure out how to use it? a2_wink.gif

post #14 of 22

If you don't like it you could always sell it to me for half of what you paid :D


 

post #15 of 22


 

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Originally Posted by johninspain View Post

 



 


I would ask you to elaborate on your answer.  According to the PGA there are over 446 players this year with an average drive distance of over 320 yds carry and that is just players in comps where it is recorded it doesnt take into account club pros, teaching pros, amatures or good club players.   And that is just  a 

 


 

 


No...here is the top five on the PGA Tour and nobody even comes close to averaging 320 yards let alone 320 yards of carry.

 

J.B. Holmes  311.7

Bubba Watson  310.7

Dustin Johnson 310.0

Chris Baryla  309.0

Angel Cabrera  303.1

post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by johninspain View Post

I would ask you to elaborate on your answer.  According to the PGA there are over 446 players this year with an average drive distance of over 320 yds carry and that is just players in comps where it is recorded it doesnt take into account club pros, teaching pros, amatures or good club players.

 

 


Would you be so kind to show everyone this link?

Also, the fact that your driving distance increased by 75 yards in one club fitting is complete nonsense as well. You might pick up 20, maybe 30 yards from a proper clubfitting.
But going up by 75 yards to a carry of 320 yards AVERAGE, which is something not even Bubba Watson can average, is never going to happen.
If JB Holmes, Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson (thanks Wet Doggg) are 10 yards from a total distance of 320 yards, how in the world do you carry it 10 yards past them?

 

post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by andef View Post

 


Would you be so kind to show everyone this link?

Also, the fact that your driving distance increased by 75 yards in one club fitting is complete nonsense as well. You might pick up 20, maybe 30 yards from a proper clubfitting.
But going up by 75 yards to a carry of 320 yards AVERAGE, which is something not even Bubba Watson can average, is never going to happen.
If JB Holmes, Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson (thanks Wet Doggg) are 10 yards from a total distance of 320 yards, how in the world do you carry it 10 yards past them?

 


Obviously that machine was meant to sell the new R11 drivers.However if true, A 27% imrpovement in distance in fitting sounds great where can I sign up?
 

 

post #18 of 22

If you can hit your other driver fine then why did you get the r11? Could you hit it fine when you tested the R11 before you bought it

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