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6 Degree Driver

post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 

I would like to experiment with a 6 degree driver.

I am having trouble locating one.

 

Can anyone direct me to a place that has  6 degree drivers?

New / Used / Head Only / Head with Shaft / Any Shaft /  Bid or Buy it Now / Sell, Trade, or Barter / (in short, anything that is designed to hit a golf ball and is 6 degrees --  anything!)

 

Thanks in advance

Steve

post #2 of 34
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Originally Posted by asfrye View Post

I would like to experiment with a 6 degree driver.

I am having trouble locating one.

 

Can anyone direct me to a place that has  6 degree drivers?

New / Used / Head Only / Head with Shaft / Any Shaft /  Bid or Buy it Now / Sell, Trade, or Barter / (in short, anything that is designed to hit a golf ball and is 6 degrees --  anything!)

 

Thanks in advance

Steve

Good one!

post #3 of 34

Steps:

 

1: Buy Cheap Driver

2: Bend Shaft

3: ????

4: Profit

post #4 of 34

asfrye, was this you?

post #5 of 34
Thread Starter 

Nope, Spyder, not me.  Although I wish it was. This kid looks awfully young.  I'm 66 yrs old.

(or did I miss the joke?)

 

And you, Slice of Life,  have made me realize I'm not as desperate as I thought . . . . a1_smile.gif

post #6 of 34
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Originally Posted by asfrye View Post

Nope, Spyder, not me.  Although I wish it was. This kid looks awfully young.  I'm 66 yrs old.

(or did I miss the joke?)

 

And you, Slice of Life,  have made me realize I'm not as desperate as I thought . . . . a1_smile.gif

 

Glad I could help.

 

By the way: http://www.krankgolf.com/formula-5/

 

Loft can be set to as low as 5 degrees.

post #7 of 34
Thread Starter 

Thanks.  Will check it out.

post #8 of 34

Bang, Geek, and SMT all make 6* and lower loft driver heads.  All 3 are high quality, they're not cheap, but they're not too high priced either.

post #9 of 34

Steve,

 

You play off of 10 and have been playing long enough to know your game, so I won't go into the reasons that a 6* driver is impractical for most people, but I'm curious.  Why are you looking at one?  What are you expecting to accomplish with it?

 

Again, not going to poke......just genuinely interested.  Thanks, and welcome to the forum!

post #10 of 34

Another question (please note, I am not poking at the game, because a 10 is well capable of knowing what he is looking for)

 

Correct me if I am wrong, but I was under the impression, that depending on the swing certain shafts can create positive AoA.  So it is possible that while a 8.5 or 9.5 (available from major OEMs) with a shaft that doesn't impart any positive AoA. 

 

However, if you are looking to reduce spin, potentially look at a lower spinning club head (the ping Anser for example) again available in ALL sorts of lofts. 

 

Just curious

post #11 of 34
Lowest I ever saw or played was a 7* back in the late 80's, early 90's. I LOVED it.... It was a great "Florida" club, lots of rollout (I tend to hit it WAY high). The 7 kept the flight a bit lower and was especially helpful in the wind. It was also great for hardpan lies under trees and such, for which I now use my FTiZ 13*. good luck in your search!
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post #13 of 34
[quote name="Slice of Life" Loft can be set to as low as 5 degrees.[/quote]

They have a name for it - putter
post #14 of 34
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Originally Posted by rowlf View Post

They have a name for it - putter

 

lol

post #15 of 34
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Originally Posted by asfrye View Post

Nope, Spyder, not me.  Although I wish it was. This kid looks awfully young.  I'm 66 yrs old.

(or did I miss the joke?)

 

And you, Slice of Life,  have made me realize I'm not as desperate as I thought . . . . a1_smile.gif


Wow, I apologize then as I took your initial post as a troller trollin'!

Please do not take offense to this, but at your age... should you really be interested in a 6 degree driver? Most of the gentlemen that I know that are over 60 years old typically use fairway woods off of the tee, or an 11 degree driver. They also have ball retrievers that are used more than their low irons and they prefer chippers from 50 yards and in. Not to be stereotypical or anything, but I really don't think a 6 would fit..

post #16 of 34
Thread Starter 

Thank you, David in FL, I appreciate your tact in approaching the subject of why I am looking for the 6*.

But no need to be quite so delicate.

 

The problem is, I simply hit the ball too high.

I am now using a TaylorMade r7   8.5 degree with  high kick-point stiff shaft.

My balls generally tend to launch in an arc that is greater than 45 degrees. Sometimes as much as 50* (this is an estimation based on flight characteristics.)

I have tried to adjust my swing to keep the ball down (especially in a headwind) but lose quite a bit of control when I do that.

My natural swing, which is quite comfortable, launches high.

I have tried several brands of clubs with the adjustable shaft (FCT) that lets you pick your degree of loft.

An 8 1/2 degree can be adjusted down to 7 degrees on some.

That still doesn't help. And besides, I don't like the way adjusting loft affects the fade / draw characteristics.

 

No offence taken, Spyder!

Now it is true that the stereotypical 66-yr-old may walk bent over a bit, and be generally weak and unsteady, but some of us have kept in pretty good shape. I use my free membership to the 24-Hour Fitness gym (senior citizens in AARP get in free) and have stayed in excellent shape. I am considered a pretty long hitter. My good, clean drives consistently exceed 250 yards (yes, in spite of all that height). I'm keeping up very well with all the young whipper-snappers around here.

This is not said for the purpose of inflating my ego (nor is it an exaggeration), I just want to give you all a more clear picture of where I'm coming from so that the idea of a six degree driver doesn't get dismissed out of hand in your minds.

(I am, however, expecting some insightful alternative suggestions from David.  :-)

 

Thanks for the link, LBlack14. I'm considering it.

 

Steve

post #17 of 34
Jamie Sadlowski hit his putter almost 290 yards.
post #18 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by asfrye View Post

Thank you, David in FL, I appreciate your tact in approaching the subject of why I am looking for the 6*.
But no need to be quite so delicate.

The problem is, I simply hit the ball too high.
I am now using a TaylorMade r7   8.5 degree with  high kick-point stiff shaft.
My balls generally tend to launch in an arc that is greater than 45 degrees. Sometimes as much as 50* (this is an estimation based on flight characteristics.)
I have tried to adjust my swing to keep the ball down (especially in a headwind) but lose quite a bit of control when I do that.
My natural swing, which is quite comfortable, launches high.
I have tried several brands of clubs with the adjustable shaft (FCT) that lets you pick your degree of loft.
An 8 1/2 degree can be adjusted down to 7 degrees on some.
That still doesn't help. And besides, I don't like the way adjusting loft affects the fade / draw characteristics.

No offence taken, Spyder!
Now it is true that the stereotypical 66-yr-old may walk bent over a bit, and be generally weak and unsteady, but some of us have kept in pretty good shape. I use my free membership to the 24-Hour Fitness gym (senior citizens in AARP get in free) and have stayed in excellent shape. I am considered a pretty long hitter. My good, clean drives consistently exceed 250 yards (yes, in spite of all that height). I'm keeping up very well with all the young whipper-snappers around here.
This is not said for the purpose of inflating my ego (nor is it an exaggeration), I just want to give you all a more clear picture of where I'm coming from so that the idea of a six degree driver doesn't get dismissed out of hand in your minds.
(I am, however, expecting some insightful alternative suggestions from David.  a1_smile.gif

Thanks for the link, LBlack14. I'm considering it.

Steve

Got it. Have you considered trying to find a shaft that better fits your swing and flight tendency? Seems like it's more of a shaft issue, than a loft issue....

.....at 66 I'm guessing that you may have a bit of a flippy release to keep your swing speed up. That's going to tend to increase your launch angle. I think you can find a shaft with an even higher kick point to keep the flight down. Just my first thought. Good luck, and let us know how it goes!
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