As I approach my 70th round of golf this year I again have the Driver Itch. First some history, Last year I started the season with a trusty Tour Edge Exotics CB1 10.5 degree. About a third of the way thru the season the head stated coming loose. Either thru my use or their screw up when I had the club repaired they found the shaft tip had begun to split. Remedy was to trim 1" from tip and add 1" to the butt. Absolutely deadened the club. I put the Tour Edge on the shelf and added a Taylormade R9Supertri again in 10.5 loft. Club has a regular Blur shaft from a R11. I play the club neutral upright and lightened the weights to 2-1-2 (heel to toe). For the longest time the club seemed acceptable. I say acceptable because it never had the distance the retired Tour Edge Exotics had. Problem I am having right now is the flight of the ball... it simply flies too high and lacks zip and roll out. Research tells me high flight is common with Supertri heads? I have moved weights around and have tinkered with closed and open settings. Bottom line the club loses distance by flying so high. So here is my dilemna... Do I try a different shaft hoping I can overcome the Supertri's tendency to fly high? Or do I shop for another driver from the 2012-2013 inventory on Ebay? BTW I have demoed 9 degree drivers in the past but usually hit them poorly, make that very poorly. Is there a holy grail that has loft (for straightness) but a lower ball flight to give me some roll out? Right now I am considering a Cleveland SL290 12 degree driver. I know it sounds crazy to shop for more loft but I read reviews that say the SL290 is low spin so my launch angle might actually improve vs the Supertri? Especially looking for recommendations from someone who formerly played a Supertri. What did you replace your Supertri with? Thanks.
Driver Dilemna ... Again...
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Also, CB1 is circa 2008 technology. It's time to get fitted and see what you need for a driver.
Another option: you could get the CB1 rebuilt with a current shaft comparable to the original. Again, you could find likely shafts using a launch monitor.
Note: The CB1 likely felt dead because you trimmed the tip 1 inch. This stiffened the flex of the club.