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Searching for a modern driver - a G15?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hi All,

 

I've been playing all summer (and now into the winter!) with a real hodgepodge of clubs -

 

Walmart Putter

TaylorMade Burner Plus Irons

RBZ 3-Wood (stiff)

A Knockoff of the Calloway Driver from... about 1995 (Regular)

 

Lately, I've been using the RBZ off the tee because I can hit it 245+ and straight, and frankly, I was very close to out-driving my driver!  So today I went to the local golf shop and got on the launch monitor to find me a driver!  Here's what I tried:

 

RBZ Driver

R11 Driver

Calloway RazrFit Driver

Ping G20

Ping G15

 

Despite my best efforts to buy a state-of-the-art brand new club, I ended up with the G15!  I simply had the most confidence in it.  I was getting nearly identical numbers to the other drivers, and it felt the best.

 

Result:  I went to the range at my club - it took me about 10 swings to get dialed in.  I consistently put the range ball over the far end of the range.  With my old driver, I could only roll it up to the fence.  I ended up stopping because I figured it was poor form to lose all the range balls.  According to Google, it's 250yds to carry the fence at the range - considering that the range balls are extremely dead, I'm thinking I may very well be looking at a seriously upgraded drive off the tee.

 

While it's not the newest and the most expensive, I couldn't be happier.  Does anyone else still game the prehistoric G15?

post #2 of 13

why choose?  I've signed up for a great service from golf redefined.  try out the g15 for as long as you want but at least you can try out others too...

post #3 of 13

I use a G15, and I will use it until it becomes broken! It's great. (Can you tell from my avatar that I like it?) The newest clubs are not always the best clubs. If it works the best, keep it forever. Don't be distracted by the shiny!!!!!

post #4 of 13

The G15 is my current driver, and I'm quite happy with it. I upgraded from a G10, and think the 15 is a lot better.

 

I may take a look at the G25, though.

post #5 of 13
i use a G15 and I am very happy with it. I'm certainly not as long off the tee as the op but I can work it right or left.
post #6 of 13

tend to agree that the newest are not always the best.  that being said the technology is improving things a lot so playing with even 3 or 4 year old clubs mean you are probably not getting out of your game what you might get from a newer set...I've finally upgraded to the r11s - well on demo from golfredefined dot com but it has made a huge difference to my drives.  had it tweaked by my local golf pro, even though it is a demo.  I'm longer than my old R9 by about 20 yards and my tendency to slice it "drastically" reduced.

post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by JimMurphy99 View Post

tend to agree that the newest are not always the best.  that being said the technology is improving things a lot so playing with even 3 or 4 year old clubs mean you are probably not getting out of your game what you might get from a newer set...I've finally upgraded to the r11s - well on demo from golfredefined dot com but it has made a huge difference to my drives.  had it tweaked by my local golf pro, even though it is a demo.  I'm longer than my old R9 by about 20 yards and my tendency to slice it "drastically" reduced.

 

Yeah - I'm definitely on the 3-4 year plan.

 

 

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Originally Posted by sofingaw View Post

I use a G15, and I will use it until it becomes broken! It's great. (Can you tell from my avatar that I like it?) The newest clubs are not always the best clubs. If it works the best, keep it forever. Don't be distracted by the shiny!!!!!


Ha - I'll do my best!  I am very much a slave to the marketing campaigns though.  I love the shiny!

post #8 of 13
Yeah, G15 driver and 4 wood. They are great clubs, forgiving and good distance - and they look good as too! My G15s will be in the bag for a while.
post #9 of 13

To be honest I think we are all slaves to the shiny!

Probably just as well - otherwise we wouldn't buy anything!

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Originally Posted by ORazor View Post

 

Yeah - I'm definitely on the 3-4 year plan.

 

 


Ha - I'll do my best!  I am very much a slave to the marketing campaigns though.  I love the shiny!

post #10 of 13

I won the long drive contest in a local tournament this year with my Biggest Big Bertha from 1998 so I can't fault you on using an "old" club. If you hit the driver well and have confidence in it, who cares how new it is and think of the money you saved. 

post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by CanuckAaron View Post

I won the long drive contest in a local tournament this year with my Biggest Big Bertha from 1998 so I can't fault you on using an "old" club. If you hit the driver well and have confidence in it, who cares how new it is and think of the money you saved. 

Wow. That is super impressive. Grip it and rip it!
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Jmdmbike View Post

Yeah, G15 driver and 4 wood. They are great clubs, forgiving and good distance - and they look good as too! My G15s will be in the bag for a while.

I've got that combo too!
post #13 of 13
I'm aiming for that combo! Have the G15 4w in reg flex and 4h in stiff so looking to add the driver now. Currently play an old McGregor stiff 10.5 driver but buddy is selling his reg G15 9.0 driver for small money so I am tempted... Am I crazy to consider regular? I hit the stiff OK but have a feeling reg would suit better. No launch monitors near where I live so gotta go on instinct!
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