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Is upgrading really worth it?

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I have recently gotten back into the swing of things and started playing more and more golf.  I used to play about 3 times a week in high school and played on my school team.  I then joined the military and the golfing pretting much stopped.  So, the question is....I have a Callaway Diablo Octane driver and have had my eye on the new Cleveland Classic driver.  I have always been a fan of Cleveland irons but don't know much about their drivers.  I also understand that my current driver is not very old and don't know if I would benefit from spending the additional $250-300 for a new one.  Thanks!


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Unless you are going from a Driver that does NOT fit you to one that DOES fit you then it is a waste performance wise. Of course having something you like is never a waste so if you have the money and want it then get it.

I've had 4 drivers in my life. First was a Lynx driver that came with a set (crap) but got me playing. Second was a TM 580XD that I bought off the shelf because it was the biggest I could find and me want hit ball far. Third was TM '07 Burner. For the first time I actually hit a few drivers first and picked this one but there was no fitting. Finally I got tired of sucking and did a fitting. I settled on a TM R9 Supertri and the rest is history. I now have it set up exactly the way I want it (movable weights and adjustable face angle) and for the first time I can say that is was a well spent $300.

So the moral of the story is if you don't get fit, understand that unless you get lucky (new club just happens to fit you better) then the money spent is only for your personal satisfaction that you have the Driver you want. If you are looking for performance improvement, do a fitting, get the right flex (easiest part), face angle, loft, kick point, center of gravity etc etc etc. Keep in mind though that the fitting may result in a recommendation of a club other than what you "want" so align your purchase with what matters most: Performance or Personal Satisfaction.

Good Luck!


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I have never been fit for a club.  Always wanted to and always intended to but now I am staioned in South Dakota and as far as I know there is nowhere around here to get fitted.  I have always hit standard clubs well but would love to see the difference in getting some specially fitted clubs.  I hope to be able to do this from Drive all the way down as soon as I can save up enough for a whole new set.  What I have is not horrible just always looking for what could be better.  I currently play Callaway diablo octane driver and woods with Cleveland TA7 irons.


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