Ok, so with all of the above distractions out of the way.
I received the Grenade about three weeks ago and here is a copy and paste of my post from elsewhere. I thought I could ad something of value to this thread.
I bought one 3 weeks ago, they were on sale for $199 so I thought I would pull the trigger.
My current drivers are razrfit and the razr fit extreme. I play them with the face set to open and my miss is usually a pull hook.
With the grenade I was slicing right out of the box and bad too. Took me about about 1200 balls and three weeks to figure out what was happening. It plays a little heavier and I think it was pulling the head out on my down swing and causing me to outside in the ball. Now it seems I can hit this driver as good as I hit the razrs. My miss is a push now, with the Callaway it was a hook.
After I got this thing under control I decided to do a side by side comparison with my two Callaway drivers.
So it was off to the range and I compared all three of my drivers side by side. Hit 250 balls. The razrs were custom fit for me with after market shafts and I was able to change those out as a comparison as well. I would hit a few balls at a time with each driver ensuring that I could get used to each driver's weight and get a good couple of swings with each driver. I did this several times over two hours at the range. I wanted to get a true feel for which driver was longer and straighter.
The last 50 balls or so I was tired but I was taking my best swings and getting the best results with all three of my drivers.
Results of my unscientific experiment. Grenade was consistently longer than both of the Callaways. The balls were landing closer to the fence more often, I'm sure of it, also, my longest and straightest drive of the day came from the Grenade. Dispersion, hard to say which driver had the narrower dispersion, no hooks with the Grenade but more pushes than the Callaways. If forced to offer an opinion I'd say the Razr had a smaller dispersion than both the Razr Extreme and the Grenade but that is probably because I have had the Razr a long time and it was my only driver for a year before I bought the Extreme and 14 months before I bought the Grenade. Ball flight, The Grenade Ballooned much less than the Callways, only a couple of times and some of those range balls are pretty beat up. The Callaways generally had a lower ball flight but ballooned more often. The roll out couldn't be observed because the range has a back fence that all of the well struck balls would bounce against.
The sound on a well struck ball is second to none on the RFE, the Grenade is a close second. The feel on both the Grenade and the RFE is Butter
Heel hits on all three clubs will usually end up on the fairway. Toe hits on the RFE and the RF will draw for me, a toe hit on the Grenade slices.
I hope to add more to this in a couple of weeks after I play the grenade for a few rounds. I think for the price though the performance is remarkable.
Quality seems top notch, if the paint is indicative of the build quality, and it is a solid club, this driver should last for years and years.
It really is a beast but you have to keep control of the club head. It is longer than my razr Fit, I'm sure of that. I won't know really how long this thing can be until I play it a little more. Is it more forgiving? I'm not sure. I am going to bench my Callaways and try this on the course for a few rounds and see what happens.