Hey guys, have been a lurker for a while and really enjoy the forums. So after replacing an old Burner driver after 3 years of use, I have cracked 3 Taylormade drivers in a row! I'm an average golfer, and every once in a while I will take a ball off the toe and watch it rocket into the stratosphere at a 45 degree angle. I have always had this problem, but haven't played enough in the past to worry about it, i find it in the next fairway 250 yards up and usually finish strong.
So I got a Taylormade Burner 2.0, first one off the toe, CRACK, dented and cracked. Replaced with an RBZ, first day at the range, crack, split straight down the crown. Just got The RBZ stage 2. On the 16th hole, took one off the toe, and tada another dent and crack.
I have been having these lone toe shots all my life. I had a Callaway Big Bertha for 4 years and my first Burner for 3 years. I cracked the shaft and found it was more economical to just buy the 2.0. On the Big Bertha and original burners I took hundreds of shots off the toes/crowns dozens if not hundreds of times fooling around at the driving range.
I know they have thinned the crowns as they make these drivers lighter, but should they be denting and cracking on one bad hit? Taylormade has been great about replacement, but is there a club that will hold up to one errant shot? I am 6'5 and an ex college athlete with a pretty darn fast and strong swing, but shoot..... Any advice?
I even started teeing the ball low to try to avoid this, for fear of another broken club. Obviously not taking it off the toe is a great idea, but I don't have hours to practice and I just like going out and having fun bombing 340 yard shots.