Jump to content

New Guy-Driver Question

Recommended Posts

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 

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjan21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • And with that, you lose. (In the minds of many.)
    • Perhaps that guy is(was) the exception? Plus, I think the 6,000,000 number might be way low. ... not that it matters. I get your point and I also immediately thought of that guy. It's kind of hard to argue that he's not 100% evil. For now, I think it would be wise to leave him out of the conversation. That one is still very painful for a lot of folks.  Having said all of that. I don't think we've ever had a president who is(was) 100% evil. 
    • Yeah, it’s an old topic. Was more appropriate here than the 2021 TOC topic.
    • Haven't posted a video in a while. I have been working really hard on my swing... REALLY HARD.  Anyway, I don't have any new video to post. But I do have some old video to post.  I'm just sticking these here as a benchmark to where I was. The first one is a 2009 video of my driver swing. This is back when I was working with my previous swing coach. I was playing well at the time, handicap was around 10-14. My miss at the time was a snap hook.  I know the exposure stinks. Again, it's just a benchmark for me.    The next two videos are from 2015. At the time I was between swing coaches. My handicap at the time was around 16. Although I distinctly remember playing some great and some horrible rounds at the time. At the time I was really REALLY REALLY fighting the snap hook. Some days the snap hook would be manageable and I would score really well. Other times, I simply wouldn't be able to get off the tee. The swing coach I would get about a year and a half after these videos were taken would be the swing coach I'd end up sticking with up until now.  Again, I'm just sticking these here for my reference.     
    • You really believe that nobody is 100% evil? There are at least 6,000,000 people that would have disagreed with you. But they're dead.
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. MrTom
      (37 years old)
    2. Neil BRIGGS
      Neil BRIGGS
      (62 years old)

  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...