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New Guy-Driver Question

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Been lurking for a couple weeks. A little background first. I’m 40, competed in the Junior, High School and collegiate lever. The latter burned me out and I’ve only played 1-2 rounds per year from 2001 to March of this year. I’m currently at an 8 handicap and my goal is scratch by the fall. So I recently hit some different clubs and ended up with some TaylorMade P770s with the KBS 120g shafts. I’m hitting an older Nike Square Dyna driver still. I can hit it 300+ pretty easy. (I’m 6’4” with a 120mph club head speed. Is there enough technology changes to buy a new driver or stick with what I have for time being. My ONLY complaint with this driver is how high I hit it. 10.5 degree loft. What do you guys think 

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Sounds like you need a lower loft for your swing. 8.5 or 9 degree. Tech differences may also give you some more forgiveness and distance but I think the loft would make a big difference.

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Tech wise there is not much that has truly improved.  Modern drivers are a bit more forgiving.  However, the key is getting yourself fitted and seeing if your current driver matches the specs.  If not, consider a new driver and/or set

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If you are hitting the fairway with the driver, stick with it.  You can bring it to a golf store that has a launch monitor to see if you are losing any distance with your driver vs a new model.

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I think you are the prime candidate for a driver fitting. Take your old stick as a reference point, but I think you have opportunities.

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