Now that I've gotten down the "art" of driving, I went to check out 2 drivers at Dicks Sporting Goods and hit on their simulator. I currently have a Nike SQ-Dymo that I've had for a few years (ok, I'll now allow you to finish laughing)! I swung the Nike VRS Covert and the TaylorMade Rocketballz. The shaft on the Nike was a little shorter than the TM, and the head of the TM seemed heavier. I was significantly more consistent with the Nike in terms of direction and distance. I was hitting it consistently 230-233 yards and same direction. With the TM the direction was all over the place and the distance wasn't consistent at all. However, when I really got ahold of it with the TM, I would hit it 243-248 yards...granted this was like 1 in 5 swings but it's obviously there.
Do you guys think the difference in distance is due to the 1/2 inch or so shaft difference, or is there something to this club that has longer distance? And would you sacrifice the distance for consistency, or do you think with enough swings and practice that I could maybe get used to the TM and try to build the consistency. I was sold on the Nike until all of a sudden I hit a few 20 yrds further with the TM.
Lastly, I'm 34 years old, 6'1", 190lbs, ex baseball player...with that being said, is a drive of 230-235 decent or should someone my age/build be hitting it much further???