I have played golf forever, but I have not played much in the last two years due to kids. My handicap is 10ish right now, but I usually settle down to a 2-5 depending on how much I play. I just bought some new Mizuno forged irons after playing some old Titliest irons for the last 14 years. Now I have caved in the face on my 12 year old Ping driver.
I now need a new or new to me driver. I don't mind buying an older model as long as it isn't used. I did a launch monitor session the other day. My swing speed was around 110, launch angle 13ish, spin rate around 2400, and I was carrying it anywhere from 275-285 with my normal swing. In the past, I have had a higher swing speed and longer carry of around 290, but I am trying to dial it back for accuracy.
I am looking for a driver that hits is straight as possible. One that helps keep me from snapping it would be a plus. Also, I hit my clubs very high, so I wouldn't want a driver that get the ball too high. At the same time, I still want to hit the ball fairly high to cut the tree lined doglegs I play here in Alabama. I guess the best way to put it is I want to come close to maximizing distance, but I don't mind giving up 5 -8 yards to keep the ball on a high, but not ballooning ball flight. My old driver was ballooning too highly, costing me distance and causing me difficulty in the wind. I always just thought it was because I hit the ball high, not a fit issue. Wrong.
I want to pick the driver with the best feel and results. I am going to hit drivers this weekend and get one. I would like to spend 250-400. I am going to hit the Ping I15, Ping G15, Calloway RazrHawk sp??, TaylorMade R9, Adams Speedline, and whatever else you all might suggest I give a try. Thanks. Nice to find this great forum.