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FT IZ Tour .... WOWWWW

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This afternoon I played with one of the guys overhere and somehow I had trouble finding the fairways with my Driver teeshots. I was using my 909D2 and allthough our distances of the tee were about equal his shots were all on the fairway at the 10th hole we swapped drivers ..... just a joke we sometimes do .....

I really don't know what happened, but I instantly found the fairways again and I even hit my longest drives ever, well over 330 yds at a few holes ..... WOWWWW !

The one I used was had a stock Voodoo shaft S flex, FT IZ Tour 9.5* and it was very easy to hit aswell...... very forgiving and longgggg.

I am not a longhitter normally, and my driver swingspeed isn't huge (about 95-100 Mph).

Anyone using this driver ?

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Interesting, were they downhill or with a tailwind or something?
cause the ball would physically have to come off the club faster than you were swinging it by quite abit to get that distance.

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I have a swing speed at about 110 and the longest ive ever hit the ball on a normal striaght out hole is 345, with a tailwind and the ball landed on a sprinkler head as it took a huge forward bounce when it landed.

A question for other sandtrap members how many others here seem to hit a different driver better when you are struggling with your own?

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Interesting, were they downhill or with a tailwind or something?

I haven't been measured for quite a while, but with the 909 D2 (10.5*/stock Diamana Stiff) I normally reach about 280 yds on my better shots (including roll), so maybe my swingspeed has gone up a bit...... as I have been at the range many hours this year.

The FT IZ Tour was 9.5*/stock Voodoo Stiff..... trajectory a bit lower (not much) and the carry wasn't much longer, but from there they were like they kept on going forward. Trajectory was also different ( it might have more to do with the shafts then with the heads), but with the 909 D2 Diamana my balls start low and climb and come down a bit steep (less roll), with the FT IZ the ball starts steeper, doesn't climb much and descents with a lower angle and than bumbs forwards more. The 330+ shots were with a tailwind (not strong) but longer than I am used to.

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I have a swing speed at about 110 and the longest ive ever hit the ball on a normal striaght out hole is 345, with a tailwind and the ball landed on a sprinkler head as it took a huge forward bounce when it landed.

If you look in my basement you would see I believe I hit a lot of drivers better than the one I'm using at the time.

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Congratulations your one of the longest hitters on tour!

Great contribution.

I don't think the intention of this thread was to brag.

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Great contribution.

haha Sorry, in one of those moods. Ok somthing usfull I wish contribute....

I have a FT Iz 5 wood, and it does fly long if you can get past it sitting closed. As for the other question, I hit my driver better then I hit anybody else's. Don't think I could find anything better.

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I was recently in Asia where I borrowed a FTIZ driver, I found it very nice, extremely straight with a great trajectory, i liked it, but to be honest, the guy also had an r9 which I definitely hit longer, I was hitting both off most tees, just for fun. Certainly did nto consider it a long club. I like my driver best (I have a few) but I must admit, sometimes its nice to change when I am not on my game, gives me something else to focus on :)

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I went to Golf Galaxy to see the FT -iz yesterday. I almost threw up in my mouth. I don't understand how so many guys hit golf clubs that look like the batmobile at address.

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Throwing up ..... yes I did about the same when I first looked at the head myself, try it and you'll toss your R7 in the dust corner of your garage.

After hitting my friends FT-IZ Tour last time, I went to the shop and this evening I had one of my weekly competitions, I won the longest drive, not by 10 yds as I am used to, but I was 40 yds longer than the second and had only a solid 5 iron into the green of the 540 yds par 5 the Longest Drive was on.

If you hit it "between the screws" it is really going somewhere.

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Throwing up ..... yes I did about the same when I first looked at the head myself, try it and you'll toss your R7 in the dust corner of your garage.

I don't know about that... I've hit quite a few clubs lately and it's still in the bag for a reason. I could likely pick up 10 - 20 yards playing something newer, but a traditional looking driver head is pretty important to me. I'll take 300 down the middle and save the $$ for now.

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Hmmm...you do realize that "WOWWWW" rhymes with "POWWWW"... anyway, I want to hit one of those drivers as I am looking for something new.

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im not a big fan of the plastic material with a titanium face plate. Theres something about my driver head being 90% plastic that I dont like,lol.

Hmm .... if steel was stronger than modern plastics like Carbonfibre, ABS, Polycarbonate, etc. your car's bumpers would still be made of steel, but they are not !

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Hmm .... if steel was stronger than modern plastics like Carbonfibre, ABS, Polycarbonate, etc. your car's bumpers would still be made of steel, but they are not !

well thats not really true, steel isnt used because its alot heavier. Those cars in the old days that had steel bumpers were tanks and could take some hits. Modern Drivers are made out of titanium not steel though. Titanium is alot lighter and harder than steel and alot harder than that plastic crap they use on the driver head

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