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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Five questions:

1. What driver do you game;

2. How would you describe your level: a) beginner; b) high handicaper; c) mid handicaper; d) low handicaper; c) play the occassional scratch or better round;

2. how many times in a round do you use your driver;

3. how much did the driver cost; and

4. do you believe you are getting value for money from your driver?

post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by buj77 View Post

Five questions:
 

 

1.No intro?

2.No please?

3.No thanks in advance?

4.No idea of how much time people will spend to answer these questions?

5.Why?

 

Come on...don't just itemise a list of demands like this in shorthand.

If people are going to spend time answering, at least make them feel as if they are appreciated.a1_smile.gif

Also - what are you hoping to glean from this?

Value for money? 

How many times a round?

There is lots of information on this site that will help you.

You can see how much drivers cost.

Most people will use theirs bewteen 10 and 14 times around.

There is a variety of handicaps and skill levels out there.

Just about every brand is in play.

 

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

I apologise if this came acrross as somewhat brusque...that wasn't the intention though I can see how it may be looked upon that way.

 

I have been out of the game a long time (over a decade), and I just put the questions out there to get a feel of what people were playing and what thier thoughts were generally in respect of their drivers. Personally I have struggled with the size of the drivers these days (the great big bertha had just come out when I stopped playing) and have no idea what is considered good/bad/poor value by today's standards.

 

Apologies again for any offence I may have caused.

 

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Originally Posted by buj77 View Post

I apologise if this came acrross as somewhat brusque...that wasn't the intention though I can see how it may be looked upon that way.

 

I have been out of the game a long time (over a decade), and I just put the questions out there to get a feel of what people were playing and what thier thoughts were generally in respect of their drivers. Personally I have struggled with the size of the drivers these days (the great big bertha had just come out when I stopped playing) and have no idea what is considered good/bad/poor value by today's standards.

 

Apologies again for any offence I may have caused.

 

NO offence  - it's just that you'll catch more flies with honey than vinegar!a1_smile.gif

I personally like my Adams 9064LS, but also have an R11 which I have to admit is pretty solid.

But that information won't help anyone else.

Pretty much any TaylorMade driver from the last 5 or 6 years will probably work for you - as long as you have the right shaft.

Maybe even try a Titleist 905T or S - slightly smaller heads than current 460cc drivers.

Good luck. Ebay is your friend here, and I strongly recommend 3ballsgolf and Globalgolf.

 

Good luck!!!!!

 

 

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks...as regards the shafts...that's another thing that bewilders me (from a decade ago, when there was a lot less choice)...seems like the list of shafts out there are never ending....still can't complain..just means I have more testing ahead of me...which is always a fun thing!:)

post #6 of 13

1. What driver do you game; TaylorMade R9

2. How would you describe your level: mid handicaper

2. how many times in a round do you use your driver; Basically on 14 holes, I'm not as long as I used to be, so I rarely hit a 3 wood off the tee anymore

3. how much did the driver cost; I bought my driver right after TaylorMade announced the R11, don't remember the exact cost but less than $200.  I've done this with a lot of my golf equipment, I buy one generation old and save quite a bit of money from original cost.

4. do you believe you are getting value for money from your driver?  I believe I am, I know this driver is better than the TaylorMade Burner that I had previously, and I believe the TaylorMade Burner was better than the Callaway Big Bertha I had before that, so all in all I believe every time I upgrade I get a value.

post #7 of 13

1.  Callaway Diablo Octane

 

2.  Mid-High

 

3.  12 +/-

 

4.  $100

 

5.  Yes

post #8 of 13

1. Titleist 910 D2

2. HC 9

3. Depends.  If I play off the blue (6600-6800 yds) about 4-6 times, if I play the back (6900-7300 yds) 9-10 times.  As you can see, length is not my problem.  It's 6 inches between the ears that is the problem.  f1_cool.gif

4. $399

5. Yup

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by buj77 View Post

Five questions:

1. What driver do you game;

2. How would you describe your level: a) beginner; b) high handicaper; c) mid handicaper; d) low handicaper; c) play the occassional scratch or better round;

2. how many times in a round do you use your driver;

3. how much did the driver cost; and

4. do you believe you are getting value for money from your driver?


1. Go to is Geek DCT/ Aldila VS Proto 70s
2. Mid
2. Every chance I get. I didn't pay $50 to come out here and hit 5i off the tee.
3. $200
4. Absolutely
post #10 of 13

1. Game? PING G10 purchased new (Golf Town) and since re-shafted (stock was pretty good too though). a Callaway X-Tour with AD-Tour something or other purchased from 3-Balls and it appeared to be unhit, and a Mizuno MP600 purchased from Play It Again Sports - great stock shaft, new ND grip, and hit maybe a handful of times

 
2. ~ 7

3. 5-8 times per round on my home course. Never more than ~ 10 times and sometimes only once or twice. It's not a confidence issue - it's a running out of wide fairway issue.

4. how much did the driver cost;

PING ~ $300 before the reshaft (played 1 season with the original TFC129 S shaft)

Callaway - ~ $45 plus shipping from the US

Mizuno - ~ $70

5. Yes, but if I had to do it again I'd buy used from "3balls" or "golfavenue4u" or the local PIAS (USED or old but new - unhit

post #11 of 13

Drivers: TaylorMade Superfast 2.0 or Titleist 910 D2
 

Scratch Golfer
 

I use my driver quite a bit, I like to be big off the tee.

 

The Burner 2.0 was 299.99 in its day, and the titleist was 399.99
 

I switch between drivers depending on the distance of the course. If the course is fairly long and straight I play the TaylorMade if it is shorter or has a lot of twists and turns I feel like I have a slight bit more control with the Titleist. I love these choices and they are great fits for me.

 

post #12 of 13

 

 

1. What driver do you game; Callaway FT-iz; 11*; Project X 5.0 shaft
2. How would you describe your level: currently 17 Handicap, drops to a 13 in summer.
2. how many times in a round do you use your driver; 14
3. how much did the driver cost; $42.00 + $13 shipping off ebay.

4. do you believe you are getting value for money from your driver?  Absolutely!

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by buj77 View Post

Five questions:

1. What driver do you game;PING I20


2. How would you describe your level: a) beginner; b) high handicaper; c) mid handicaper; d) low handicaper; c) play the occassional scratch or better round; 6 HNDCP

2. how many times in a round do you use your driver; 12-14

3. how much did the driver cost; and $499 AFTER SHAFT UPGRADE

4. do you believe you are getting value for money from your driver? YES, MUCH BETTER THAN MY 910



 

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