I am a new golfer, but learning very quickly. Irons are the highlight of my game. Always used dads old driver. A 440cc nichlaus airmax with a 10.5 degree loft an offset clubface, and a regular flexed shaft. Come to find that a 10.5 degree loft is good for me, even though i swing very fast. Clubhead spead is around 106 averaged. I know I should be using a 9.5 degree but like I said, my irons are good, so I come down pretty steep on the ball. The nichlaus airmax broke away from the shaft today. No big deal, I swing too hard for the shaft anyway.
Heres the problem. Today I went to Golf Galaxy and hit a few different drivers and landed on a ping i20 with 10.5 degree loft and a project X 6.0 shaft on it. I mean, no matter what I did, the thing wanted to go straight for me. So heres where it gets sticky. The thing costs $200. Now money is no issue. I really have no problem spending that, or more, if it will get me to hit the ball somewhat straight all the time. But I got to wondering. Was my old club really a good club with a shaft that wasnt right for me? Is it worth replacing the old shaft with oh say a rifle project X 6.0. Maybe I can have the same club as the ping, and spend a lot less money.
Another question is that I have never been fit for a driver before, is this worth doing if I have found a ping in the used bin that I hit straight anyway?