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460cc Driver Vs Smaller Heads(330-400cc) Poll

Poll Results: Which Clubhead size is better for Scoring?

 
  • 50% (13)
    460cc Club Heads
  • 50% (13)
    Smaller Driver heads
26 Total Votes  
post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

460cc Driver Heads : More forgiving. But has the actual fairways hit percentage gone up due? Does anyone have the figures.

Smaller Heads: Smaller sweet spot, but that forces you to increase accuracy and solid contact.

post #2 of 16

no idea but my TM is 460cc and i want to move to the titleist D3 which i believe is alot smaller 430cc or summat like that

post #3 of 16

460cc gives me more places to miss the sweet spot. Water melon on a stick. I'm not buying!

post #4 of 16

I've always played a 460 driver and I control it pretty well so I don't see any need not to keep playing one. 

post #5 of 16

The smaller heads may offer a bit more control to shape shots, but I've found that the larger modern drivers offer move forgiveness on off-center hits.

 

The larger clubheads allow engineers to increase MOI, which helps reduce side-spin on off-center hits.  Going from my TM R7 TP (425cc) to my R11 TP (440cc) has improved distance and fairways hit.  The size of the head is likely much less of a factor than the shape and weighting.

post #6 of 16
I'm on the opposite side of the coin as most. I prefer a smaller club head myself. I'm swinging a Yonex Ezone Type 380 at the moment which, as far as I know, is one of the smallest (if not the smallest) drivers in production at the moment.
post #7 of 16

It's 460cc without question because of the forgiveness and distance you would gain over a smaller head. IMO if you can actually work the ball you can do it with a 460cc head without any problem so I don't see the downside to it. 

post #8 of 16
It's a myth the sweet spot is smaller of the smaller head. It's the same size on all heads, ie about a millimetre. Forgiveness off centre and moi etc ate different things though. You need to hit away from centre to notice. I'm just as long with my old 983 and 510 TP as I am anything else.
post #9 of 16

 

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Originally Posted by rebby View Post

I'm on the opposite side of the coin as most. I prefer a smaller club head myself. I'm swinging a Yonex Ezone Type 380 at the moment which, as far as I know, is one of the smallest (if not the smallest) drivers in production at the moment.

 

There are a few 320cc and 360cc heads still being made.

post #10 of 16

Personally I'm overhauling my woods set... But am half-tempted to go out and find a TaylorMade 320 or 360 and just mess around with it...

post #11 of 16
I use the long Tom 2 wood as my driver and also use a titleist 975 d. Love them. Can't hit the 460cc , not my thing.
post #12 of 16
Also depends on the shaft length. I would think that a 46 inch driver would perform better with a full 460 cc head. For me, a smaller head works just fine on a 45 inch shaft. I use a 460 cc driver but honestly I really don't see much improvement over my old Titleist 983k which is about 365 cc.
post #13 of 16
Driving is about confidence!
Hitting a 460cc is like waving a Volkswagen beetle on a cane, it gives confidence to let rip!
It can slow swing speed down, compared to a smaller head, but thats not always a bad thing,
I have 2 x 460cc drivers Now, When I got my first one I thought they were huge!! But soon got used to them, but mine are of the more traditional shape & design with a deep face so they don't actually look any where near as big as others I have seen! My friend has this square shaped Calloway one, it looks like an old TV that's been stabbed with a bamboo cane but he hits it well so that's all that matters... To him!
post #14 of 16
I think when the Drivers got over like 425-440 cc they lost their effectiveness... The tour models of the newer drivers are smaller than 460cc...
post #15 of 16

I played a Ping 20, recently switched to a Ping G25.  A driver is about distance, I want long and forgiving.  Both of those drivers are long and very forgiving.

 

 My bad shots with those drivers are still OK.  My good shots are the longest I have hit in my life.  I say why would you not want the most forgiving driver you can get?  If you are looking to hit a target hit the 3 wood.

 

This is like the 16 handicap wanting to play blades?

post #16 of 16

Personally I play a 430cc driver. I would put 460cc driver just because it has higher MOI, and keeps the ball from going offline less. Distance with slightly improved accuracy is a big advantage. Driver distance has a BIG influence on scoring.

 

The reason why I like a 430cc, I like how it looks. I am able to hit the center of the clubface a lot. So personal preference. Which in the end matters more than anything, well as long as it isn't costing you strokes. 

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