I broke my Callaway XR16 last year after a very solid tee shot that didn’t touch the ground! I had that driver for 3 years and I mainly make contact with the ball closer to the heel and I hit at least 50 drives every day for 3 years. I was told it was age, overuse and “too soft” a flex (women’s shaft) that caused the snap. I have since purchased new drivers and changed to men’s shaft.
It happened to me once. A callaway hawkeye. My first own driver. Believe it was third strike on the driving range and the clubhead flew 50 metres forward in a great low spin trajectory. I then learned that this particular model was notorious to break like this. Amazing that this happens on an object where you are supposed to hit solid objects at great speed with.
Played in our club championship this past weekend. Shot 89 both days from silver tees. Not that great but an ok tournament score for me and better than I did last year. Played Tuesday and shot 83 off silver which was net 70, so 2 under my cap. Played combo's Wednesday and had my best round in years with an 80, net 65 and got my first eagle since relocating after retiring. Also got 3 birdies in the same round. Played again Friday and shot 84, net 72 with a couple of birdies. Leaving the driver out of the bag for the last few rounds has certainly helped in the penalty department. I recently replaced my 3W and the new shaft in it is so stable I feel I can trust it so much more. Have ordered a new driver shaft with a similar spec but slightly lighter than 3W shaft, so hopefully will be able to have a similar stability with the driver and a few extra yards in the fairway.