Just bought this driver from Callaway Pre-Owned and have played it for two rounds. The sound it makes when I hit it is a dull thud.. and that about sums up the way it feels as well. I didn't hit it too badly, but I don't feel like it was that much longer than my XR 16 Pro. Any change there's something wrong with this driver?
No that's just what I pulled up from my Garmin R10 stats just now. I think I just don't swing as hard with my driver because I'm not confident hitting with it or off a tee yet so I'm more cautious. I didn't actually go out and measure a full crank to get my max speed if I really go to town on it so I guess it would be higher in that case.
I'm 39 years old relatively athletic, 6' 200lbs, swing speed around 100mph with driver and 90-95 with 7i.I'm about 4 months into my golf journey. I'm pretty obsessed, I practice almost daily. Right now I just have a set of crappy used Top Flight XL irons that I got for like 20 bucks to get started.I went to my local shop today to get a 5h. They had 4 used ones I tried out in the simulator. The first 2 I was just shanking every time, or couldn't get the ball off the ground and even on a solid hit the ball would only be like 4-5 yards high and would land after like 70 yards and roll the next 100. The last 2 (Taylormade Sim 2 Max and Stealth) I hit WAY better, way more consistently, etc.Then I asked one of the guys about the shafts on the Taylormades. Fujikira blue 5A, which he said is basically a senior shaft (one of them was cut down 1" shorter as well). Is this normal for a beginner to hit a more flexible shaft so much better? It was seriously the best I've ever hit a golf ball. Is it worth picking something like that up while I get better, or will it stunt my growth and I'd be better off with a regular shaft and just learning to hit it properly?
Maybe try what my first instructor called "baby swings," from just take-away, to get yourself back into the groove? Then, if that's successful, gradually increase your back-swing?
It sounds like maybe you started getting your arms into your swing and perhaps you can't tell that's what you're doing?