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2 hours ago, CharlieB said:

A couple of years ago I shortened my Titleist 915D2 driver to 44”. I changed the screw in sole weight (red 7g) to (black 14g). I was told this would help me feel the club in my back swing better. This improved my shot control, but I lost yardage. Could that change have cost me swing speed?

I actually hit my Titleist 917F 16.5* three metal farther than my driver.

The shorter shaft will contribute to a slower swing speed. The weight may only subtract a tiny bit to swing speed but could alter launch and spin. Do you have any numbers for a launch monitor?

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On 12/12/2020 at 7:04 PM, jest said:

Lost confidence in my Epic Flash.   I'm getting older and losing some distance.  I would like to find a new driver with a great shaft to add some distance off the tee.  Any suggestions or recommendations?

I went with the Ping G400max because the word out there was this head is straight and solid. So I bought a Mitsubishi Blueboard 63 in stiff and I could not be happier. It actually helped my game so much that I have started thinking about getting new irons because I'm in the fairway all of the time. I also changed the weight in that head to the lightest I could find which was 3 grams. I hate that driver heads are now in the 206-208 gram range.    
You could also look into the 40-50 gram shafts. I hit a Titleist driver with one in it and I was crushing it. 

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This is just my opinion based on what has worked for me. I am 63 years old mid handicapper but I'm hitting my driver better than ever because I made a serious effort to improve my technique. With a good technique you'll get a lot more distance than with  any equipment change you could come up with.

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On 12/12/2020 at 6:04 PM, jest said:

Lost confidence in my Epic Flash.   I'm getting older and losing some distance.  I would like to find a new driver with a great shaft to add some distance off the tee.  Any suggestions or recommendations?

Demoed a Cobra F8 driver and was perfect for me. Had a Callaway Big Bertha Fusion (2016 model) and wanted  something new. Tried  a Maverick Max also but the F8 was more user friendly in these 73 year old hands  Picked up 15-20 yards so far 

Try as many drivers as you can manage

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It's interesting, to have a driver that works for you, lose confidence, and looking to purchase a new driver to correct the swing. Epic Flash is a great driver, what went wrong with your swing?

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