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Taylormade R9 VS Callaway FT-5

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Hi i am a 14 hcp and have the option to buy a R9 for £50 or a Callaway FT-5 for £35. I am not sure which i should buy they both go pretty well and I carry the ball around 260-70 yards with each club when I tested them. I do like the look of the R9 and the adjustability idea but does it work and is it worth it? What would the main pros and cons that they may have over each other be?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 5

Which version of the R9 is it?  I'm not that familiar with them, but I remember there were at least 3 versions of the R9.

 

The FT-5 came in 2 versions, Tour and Standard.   Each version was offered in 3 options, fade, draw and neutral.  I'm not sure if that matters.  They also were the first drivers that Callaway released as I-MIX which means you can swap out the shaft on your own and use other I-MIX shafts with it.

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Standard R9 the 420cc version not 460, this one is fully adjustable. The Callaway FT-5 is the tour version in neutral and not the imix version. Thanks for the reply

post #4 of 5

I'd probably go with the R9, especially if you like the smaller driver head.  The FT-5 is known to have a hot face, but not very forgiving.  Do you have a preference on the shafts that either one comes with?

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I would go with the r9. I really wish I would ha e never ditched that driver. But I had to have the Cleveland classic and the 10 yards I picked up well they do t show as much as I played in the shortgrass with the r9. Just remember it's not the distance off the tee it's the height of the grass you land in. Good luck and think of what one you like to look at more
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