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Hello, I am using a TaylorMade r5 driver 9.5 currently but something is loose inside and when I move it around I can hear it moving up and down the shaft. Also, i think it is time for me to try out a new driver. I was using my buddies r9 driver 10.5 and was hitting the ball phenomenally, but I'm pretty sure that club is very expensive (not quite sure what they are going for). Does anyone have any advice on what driver i should further look into? I shoot in the low to mid 90s usually btw with the occasional 80s round.

Any help would be appreciated

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I recently picked up the Callaway Diablo Edge 10.5. Loving every minute of it. It retails at 299.99 but can easily be had for 149.99 -- That's what I got it for a few weeks ago at GolfGalaxy. But the majority of people here will give their .02 like I did, then tell you that it's ultimately up to you and to go hit some at your local shop and figure out what feels best to you.

Go hit some at your local shop and figure out what feels best to you.

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Thanks! Yeah i figure everyones going to say go swing the clubs and find your best fit, but I am trying to see what some of you guys suggest just for some reference as well.

thanks for your post

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No sweat. I hear the G15 Driver is pretty incredible as well, wasn't in my price range when I was looking though.

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Most people are going to tell you that their driver is the best one, but it usually isn't true. If you tried my 907 you'd probably hate it but it works for me. One thing I can tell you is that I also played a r5, and a few new comparable models are the burner family, the cobra S2, the diablo edge like KD Epic said (though the stock shaft is meh). My suggestion will always be go get fitted by a professional, if that isn't possible, go to a major golf store and hit all the drivers, don't go by what the simulators say, go by what you feel (you should know when its a good drive).

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All of the manufacturers put out an excellent product. And you will not go wrong with any of them. I recommend that you bring in your current driver and swing it along with every other club out there to determine which club works best for you. What works for one person might not work for another.

Also, don't be afraid to not buy anything on your first visit. I went to the store three times last year and hit the FTiQ, but couldn't justify the $500 price tag. This spring I purchased a Nickent driver for $30 online. I went back to the store to hit the FTiQ again expecting that I would hit it way better (because I loved it last year) and found that I hit my nickent better. The point I am trying to make is that, hitting a driver well one day in the store might be the swing that you brought with you for that day. Also, when you stand in one of those simulators (at least I do) i tend to over swing because I am trying to impress the guy running it with a huge number.

Also, as for the rattle in your driver head, it is probably a small piece of loose epoxy, a club tech could probably remove the head from the shaft, extract the loose piece of epoxy and glue it back together for you, shouldn't cost more than $20 or so to get repaired.

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Also, as for the rattle in your driver head, it is probably a small piece of loose epoxy, a club tech could probably remove the head from the shaft, extract the loose piece of epoxy and glue it back together for you, shouldn't cost more than $20 or so to get repaired.

But... Driver shopping is fun!

To the OP - the others above hit it dead on. See if a shop nearby can set you up on a simulator and evaluate your clubhead speed, ball speed, launch angle and spin rates. This is good info to have in your back pocket, where the technological "rubber" really meets the road. What is your price range?

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LOVE my Nickent Evolver 4Dx (and all the adjustability options with different shafts etc.); available at Rockbottomgolf.com for $79 currently (and they had intermittent sales over the past few months for $57 i think).

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I am sure you can find models in the stores that are last years model in your price range. I would go and hit some. See which one feels right and take it home with you. I am currently playing the FT-9 tour and I really like it. You might be able to find it for what you are looking to spend, however it will feel significantly lighter than the one you are currently playing. The composite heads really make a difference IMO. Good luck on your quest to find a new driver.

You should have someone take a look at your driver. Maybe it just needs a re-shaft or something. Could save you some $$$.

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I'm looking to spend under 200

I've spent the past three days researching as I am in the same room as you. If you're a Slicer, I think the best Driver your best bet is the Adams Speedline Draw Driver. I'm a slicer/pusher myself. I hit 10+ drivers at Golf Galaxy over the weekend and my best results were with the Speedline. I went with the Adams A4OS Driver since I could get it a little cheaper while getting a few extra yards. $80 cheaper and got my irons regripped

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I'm looking to spend under 200

burner 09 or burner 07. brilliant brilliant stuff.

in my opinion the two best drivers by taylormade ever.

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