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Is there a thing  as a "dead headed" driver? About a  year ago I bought a new C***a Max offset driver 11.5* senior shaft off a widely used buy/sell website figuring that with all the glowing reviews it would be a miracle cure for my slice and provide more distance off the tee @ 64 years old.  Sorely disappointed in the club.  Maybe 150 yards if I'm lucky with no better slice correction.  The club head is unresponsive and feels like a chunk of rubber on hits.  I checked the serial number on the shaft on the clubmaker's website and it says it is a legit club.  Just wondering if there could be a defect in the club head, a counterfeit, wrong shaft, or operator error. My SS is in the high 70s/low 80s. I'm fairly consistent at ~200 yards straight with my old TM Burner Superfast 15* 3 wood with the M shaft.  I guess the driver will go back in the basement.  Any driver suggestions or just play my 3 wood/7 iron/PW game?

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4 hours ago, tluke282 said:

Is there a thing  as a "dead headed" driver? About a  year ago I bought a new C***a Max offset driver 11.5* senior shaft off a widely used buy/sell website figuring that with all the glowing reviews it would be a miracle cure for my slice and provide more distance off the tee @ 64 years old.  Sorely disappointed in the club.  Maybe 150 yards if I'm lucky with no better slice correction.  The club head is unresponsive and feels like a chunk of rubber on hits.  I checked the serial number on the shaft on the clubmaker's website and it says it is a legit club.  Just wondering if there could be a defect in the club head, a counterfeit, wrong shaft, or operator error. My SS is in the high 70s/low 80s. I'm fairly consistent at ~200 yards straight with my old TM Burner Superfast 15* 3 wood with the M shaft.  I guess the driver will go back in the basement.  Any driver suggestions or just play my 3 wood/7 iron/PW game?

Go on eBay and get the TM Burner Superfast driver to match your 3 wood.  It can be a beast!

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5 hours ago, tluke282 said:

Is there a thing  as a "dead headed" driver? About a  year ago I bought a new C***a Max offset driver 11.5* senior shaft off a widely used buy/sell website figuring that with all the glowing reviews it would be a miracle cure for my slice and provide more distance off the tee @ 64 years old.  Sorely disappointed in the club.  Maybe 150 yards if I'm lucky with no better slice correction.  The club head is unresponsive and feels like a chunk of rubber on hits.  I checked the serial number on the shaft on the clubmaker's website and it says it is a legit club.  Just wondering if there could be a defect in the club head, a counterfeit, wrong shaft, or operator error. My SS is in the high 70s/low 80s. I'm fairly consistent at ~200 yards straight with my old TM Burner Superfast 15* 3 wood with the M shaft.  I guess the driver will go back in the basement.  Any driver suggestions or just play my 3 wood/7 iron/PW game?

Were you fit for the senior shaft? 

The reason I ask is that Cobra Max is a super light weight driver. With too soft of a shaft it will likely be hard to control. You'll have to "time" it's whip through the hitting zone. I'm no Alfred Einstein, but I'll bet you'd hit a stiffer shaft with less fade, read that as more distance. 

Personally, I'm not a fan of the Cobra Max. I do, however, really like the F9. But that's off-topic. Another thing. You should get fit for a driver. Until you do, at you're swing speed, it's not a surprise you hit a 3-wood further than a driver. 

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