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18rounds    13
How much difference is there between today's drivers and the drivers from a decade ago? I have just went from playing 1 or 2 times a year to getting much more serious about my game. I have not broken 100 yet but I am making great progress. My last game I scored my first birdie. My driver is a TaylorMade r580 xd that appears to be a 2003 club. How dramatic of a difference would a high handicapper notice switching to a current model driver? Respectfully,

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joekelly    55

IMO, technique and skill account for 90% of golf success at our level. Clubs 5%, ball 1`% and confidence the balance. When your skill level increases better sticks may help to lower score and increase confidence.  If $$ is no problem, buy whatever suits you.

Half the readers  here prefer the max size driver head, 460cc.  The other half hate them

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bste    10

Have to agree with Joe, if you hit it well, hang onto it for a while. You probably won't see a big improvement with a new driver and some of the shafts have gotten longer, causing a whole new set of challenges.

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