Some pros are going to 2 different drivers.
I am experimenting with the same. I am using an old Callaway Warbird 12 degree driver as a replacement for my 3 wood. and or a driver off the Tee. The experiment has just begun so the jury is still out.
I mainly went on this journey because I was looking for a bigger face size in a three wood. There really are no differences in face size (width not height) The Callaway driver has a bigger face and is only 1 degree less than a typical 13 degree 3 wood.
Phil Mickelson made big news a few weeks ago when he won the BellSouth Classic by a whopping 13 strokes. Part of the story was his use of two drivers (he dropped the sand wedge).
His drivers' specs were:
- Driver No.1 - Callaway Fusion FT-3, 9.5 degree loft, 45-inches, fade bias
- Driver No.2 - Callaway Fusion FT-3, 9.5 degree loft, 46-inches, draw bias
Mickelson carried two drivers at the Masters as well. And won again. This long-game combo allowed him to shape shots-draws or fades-as the hole dictated. (The draw driver also travels 25 yards farther than the fade one.)
Phil's approach is a clever one-he's struggled at times with the big stick-but it's not a new way to attack the golf course. I wrote a piece in GOLF Magazine 16 years ago that addressed this very subject. Consider this:
"The 1990 U.S. Open will be remembered for Curtis Strange's pursuit of the ghost of Willie Anderson and for Hale Irwin's gut-wrenching playoff victory over Mike Donald. Overlooked in the excitement, however, was Donald's method of navigating Medinah's narrow tree-lined fairways. To multiply his options off the tee, Donald carried two drivers, basing his pick on a hole's properties."
This was more than a one-time occurrence. Donald packed two drivers — one for distance, the other for accuracy — the previous eight years. In 1990, his distance driver was a 43 1/2-inch MacGregor persimmon wood, with 9Ã‚Â° loft. It got the call on holes with wide fairways. His accuracy club was a 12Ã‚Â° TaylorMade Original One metal wood, a quarter-inch shorter; Donald used it on short par fours and tight driving holes.
Donald's two-driver approach was not unique in those days. The Darrell Survey, which records equipment usage on the Tours, estimated that at least 15-percent of the field at the 1990 Greater Milwaukee Open in early September carried two drivers and nearly 20-percent of the Champions (formerly Senior) Tour pros used the combination at the GTE North Classic the same week.
Two drivers make sense for Tour players but could they benefit weekend golfers?
Read more: http://www.golf.com/equipment/why-carry-two-drivers#ixzz23An7mlax