Well I received my new driver and new hybrid last night and because mother natured blessed the DC area with temps in the 60's yesterday, I was able to go to the range after work and hit balls.
I like the driver alot. The shorter shaft makes such a difference for me. Even when I gripped down on the shaft of my Burner Superfast 2.0 driver it was just not right and too long. At 46.5" I just had too much trouble with it. The R11s TP driver shaft is almost an inch shorter and it makes a world of difference. It also sounded much better imo. The Superfast 2.0 driver was almost obnoxiously loud. I basically knew what I was getting with this new driver though and thus the reason I purchased it.
I did not completely know what I was getting when I purchased the Taylormade R11 TP 2H Rescue. What I liked about the club before I hit it or owned it was the shape of the face on it compared to the hybrids that I was used to hitting (TM Superlaunch). It seems that the face is "flatter" and more condusive for a better ball strike. Anyways I was surprised at how heavy/solid the club was initially. After a while of hitting balls with it I was shocked at the distance that I was hitting it. Granted it was off a range mat I was hitting it almost as far as my 3W and in some cases further! The shorter shaft of it compared to the 3W allows me to turn through the ball better and I was pleasantly surprised to see a straight to slight draw ball flight with the 2H versus the moderate to strong fade that I was getting with the 3W.
I like my 3W (TM Burner Supefast 2.0 TP, 13.5 loft) but because I basically cannot hit a draw with it, I find that I end up short sometimes when wind is a factor. With being able to hit a slight draw with the 2H I am hoping that this will help the ball pierce through the wind when it's an issue.
I'm pretty sure that I will be using the 4 wedge set up. Every club in my bag is new to the bag for 2013. It's a weird feeling being "tapped out" in the sense that I cannot buy any other club that will potentially improve my game. It's all on me now, no excuses at all for the clubs!
Thanks for everyone's feedback on my bag set up. It shapes up like this:
Driver: Taylormade R11s TP, 10.5
3W: Taylormade Burner Superfast 2.0 TP, 13.5
2H: Taylormade R11 TP Rescue, 16.0
4i - AW: Taylormade Tour Preferred CB, 4i loft is 20, AW is 51
SW & LW: 55 loft on SW, 58 or 60 depending on which LW I use
Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2
Ball: That's my next issue, finding a ball to consistently play in 2013. I have been going back and forth between Srixon Q-Star and Bridgestone E6.