Originally Posted by agross
Kinda new here and had a question.
I just traded in the driver I had been using (Taylormade Superfast 2.0 with regular flex) and got fitted for a new Cobra Amp Cell with stiff flex. The guy doing my fitting at Golf Galaxy mentioned that with my swing speed of 104 (rough average) he would want to see a higher ball speed. My ball speed averages around 140 and he allowed that 10 mph faster would be more normal.
I just had a fitting a couple weeks ago, and I started with the same driver! When I did my normal driver swing, he said that I was holding back and swinging too slow (as compared to my irons). He thought that the regular flex TM driver might have been erratic as I sped up my swing, so I self-regulated it to the 90s. When I tried other drivers, I started to swing at a faster speed for some reason... maybe the feel of them? My max was 103, but most were low 100-102. I hit about 5-10 different drivers with various differences, allowing the TrackMan guy to zero in on what he thought was best (they all felt decent to me). He settled on:
Titleist D2 loft 7.5, A1 setting, stiff shaft, 45"
My overall recollection of the stats for my drives was a ball speed around 150mph, when I hit 100-103mph. The "smash factor" was typically 1.47-1.49. He didn't worry about distance because we were hitting into a stiff headwind, but they were longer carries than I was hitting with my TM, that's for certain.
Anyway, I only posted, because I had a recent TrackMan experience and my parameters were nearly identical to you, and thought you'd be interested. I wish I had the $399 for their driver recommendation, but I doubt I'll buy anything quite yet. What's interesting is that the whole experience gave me more confidence to swing harder with my current TM driver, and I am hitting more confidently. But it's good to know that I'd likely benefit from stiff shafts when I'm ready to make the plunge.