new driver MISTAKE. (so far)
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So I just got back into golf about 3 months ago. Bought a used set from a pawnshop (96 big bertha firm flex ping ib60 and a taylormade r540). After a few rounds and driving range experiments I decided to upgrade. I traded the r540 and bought a big bertha diablo reg flex ( I decided size mattered). After a few driving range adventures and a few rounds I was hitting it out to 250 with a rollout and sometimes 250 rolling to 275. Well yesterday it clicked I gotin a grove and 8/10 were well over 250 I got cocky and decided right then and there it was time to get stiff or go home. So instead of waiting a week and spending 50 plus to reshaft I bought a taylormade rbz 10.5 tour already with a stiff shaft. Lets just say im struggling to hit it out to 225 and its not pretty. Mistake or learing curve any similar stories?
Did the shot shape change? Meaning whats the trajectory of the ball between the two drivers? Is one higher, and one lower? Is one curving more, did you develop a slice or a hook?
Nothing wrong playing with a R shaft, especially if your hitting it well. FWIW, you need to put your ego aside, and get whatever works best for You. Heck the pro shop I go to, has even told guys that a Ladies shaft is best for them, cuz the launch monitor gave the best #'s with that shaft. The guy didn't like it to much, but took his advice.
Oh, yeah...Welcome to TST. I also recommend that you get fitted for the driver, then you'll know for sure.
The RBZ is most likely a very long shaft at 46"(maybe more), the Callaway might be old enough that companies were still making drivers at 45". I'd say that hurts contact and direction, and also makes the driver feel needlessly hefty. I'd probably get fitted or get your swing checked out but shortening it slightly should have a bigger effect on results than changing flex.