I just bought a Calloway optiforce 460cc driver, after having played with a Calloway FTi for the last probably 7 years.
After playing a couple of rounds, the optiforce is 25-30 yards further, but the problem is fairway shots are few and far between. I'm popping it up, slicing, and hooking. 1 out of 10 are straight and true.
The optiforce is touted as being the lightest driver Calloway has ever produced. The shaft is like 46 grams in weight. I definitely feel like my swing speed has increased dramatically, and Calloway claims a 23% increase through aerodynamics.
So, today, I had the shaft cut down from 46" to 44.5" to see if I can control it better. Of course now it feels even lighter.
I hope I didn't make a mistake. I'm playing tomorrow and will find out I guess.
My old FTi was also 46", but I think the heavier weight slowed me down enough to control it, creating a loss of distance.
Anyone have any thoughts negative or positive on my ramblings or theory?
My swing is now pretty fast with this lightweight. I'm 5' 8" and 67 yrs old. Need all the advantage I can get. HA!