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How long do you go before getting a new driver?

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  1. 1. How long do you game a driver before you replace it?

    • Less than 1 year
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    • 1-2 years
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    • 2-3 years
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    • 3-4 years
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    • 4+ years
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Personally, I think that drivers are the most fun to shop for, and with so many new clubs that come out every year, I find myself window shopping quite a bit. However, I dont actually buy new clubs that often, I just like to look around. My question is, how long do you guys game a driver before you get a new one? Personally, I'm planning on getting 2-3 years out of my Burner before i replace it. How about you?

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I change every 3 years or so. Equipment seems to change enough to justify trying to get that extra few yards. Off topic, but how do you like the Burner irons? I'm looking at them.

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I've ben playing with my TM R580xd for 7 years now...After hitting some balls with a client's '09 burner , i realized i could gain 10 or so yards, so i'm looking for a new one...

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Had my TM 460 now for 4 years. I'll hit some of teh new ones, when somone in the group has something, but haven't found anything yet any longer or straighter for me.

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I been playing golf for over 10+ years with hand-me downs from my dad. I bought my first set of irons and my first driver last year (2009--yes, that is last year).

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For me I have had 3 different drivers this year. I think once you find something that feels right, then you stick with it...but right now I see myself doing 3 month tests

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6 months previous driver, 1 year for my current driver, and will likely be changing it out this summer. For me, it's because of my swing changing/getting more consistent as my handicap has come down. I'm ready to get fit for a driver now, will probably keep that for at least 2 years.

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2 or 3 years for me. Although I can see myself using my 909 for some years to come as long as I keep it in good shape. I'll probably just upgrade the shaft before I go off to college. That is unless Titleist comes out with another awesome series of drivers (which they probably will).

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Like the OP, I like to test out drivers, then buy the "outdated" driver I like when it goes on sale.

When I do purchase a new driver I do exactly that. Relatively speaking, I have never needed a driver so badly I had to buy it right then. Why? Because I have a driver already and obviously I bought that driver because I hit well, so chances are whatever "new technology" is out there isn't going to be an extreme game changer. I think it's absurd to pay the prices they put on new equipment. Wait six months and save yourself the money. With that said, I have a hard time resisting new woods. I played the same irons for 8 years before I "upgraded". Putters - forget it. Found a couple that I love and don't see myself changing until they fall apart, like poor Kenny Perry.

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I've been pretty much the club makers ideal patsy since taking the game back up early '08. I'm on my fourth driver since April 2008. So that's about 8-9 months per driver. There really isn't any explaining it. If I'd stayed with that first new driver (TM r7 Draw) I'd have been just fine. Hopefully my latest acquisition will work well for me. It's the first one I was fitted for, but overall I think with the driver your technique is the most important factor. The driver is the least forgiving club in terms of loft and shaft lenght, and inspite of all the technological innovations it is the club that is the hardest to control when compared to every other club in your bag. I've experimented with not even playing a driver and in doing so didn't lose any yardage off the tee. For me playing a driver is very much a question of give and take. I do get more yardage, but what I gain there is no doubt lost in accuracy and shots wasted in the rough. I suppose that explains my fickleness with keeping a driver in my bag.

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I've had my driver for 8 years now at least, only reason I have to change it is so i can keep an official mga handicap this year, otherwise i wouldn't. I don't see the point in buying new drivers every year, the quicker the "its the equipment not me" idea gets out of the head the better, for me anyways, everyone's different!

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Every year, not because I think it will improve my game, but because, as the old saying goes, "variety is the spice of life". Can't change wives (at least every year) so this to me is the next best thing.

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