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  1. Hey guys and gals, I golf inconsistently each year, ranging from only once per year to maybe ten times a year. For about 15 years, I have had the Taylormade 360Ti driver in my bag (9.5 degrees, Proforce 65 Gold S-flex). If I catch it correctly, I can hit a 300 yard drive (air carry about 250-260). If I were to consider getting a newer driver, what would be a comparable (but better) driver today? Would it just be the Taylormade SLDR? Thanks!
  2. My taylormade burner is unbelievable. Bought it when I was a sophomore in high school, maybe freshman, played 3 years of high school golf with it and a decade of a golf after till now. I just recently changed the grip for only the second time. Used to play one on there that looked like a dog chewed it up. For as long as I can remember that driver has been unbelievably good. I still hit it 300+ Regularly and I recently changed to a new m5 for a stint and came back to my original burner. I hit it so consistently good still. I’m saying best driver of all time. Also making the case for an old trusty club. I feel like golf clubs may turn into vintage guitars where there is an era where they get it right and then everything else is just trying to convince you it’s better. Not saying it’s past or even present, only considering it may start with my Burner. Think your driver is better?
  3. Hi All, I was curious what you guys think about the latest driver technology. In a previous post I was asking about new irons to replace my ping eye 2s. I ended up with the Ping G irons and they have been pretty good so far. Now, I have been using the same driver for almost as long as my old eye2s. I use a Taylormade 510 driver with a 8.5 degree loft and a fujikura stiff flex shaft from roughly the same time period. I average about 270 yards off the tee...on good days I hit closer to 280-300...but the average is around 270. I am fairly good with it, but I am just wondering if the latest technology would provide more distance, etc. The reason I ask is because I own a Ping G 3 wood stretch club that has a 13 degree loft. I hit that off the deck about 260 yards. I also have a 3 wood g10 15.5 degree that I hit beautifully about 245-250ish off the deck. I also hit the same model 5 wood about 230ish. I hit the fairway woods really well and with the distances I am getting off those clubs makes me think that I am not hitting the driver as long as I should. My swing speed averages between 105-110 with the driver...topping out at 112mph when I go after it. What do you guys think? A higher loft? I have never had trouble getting the 8.5 up in the air...I am also fairly consistently straight with the driver as well.
  4. So I am 21 years old, and never had a set of my own clubs, I’ve always used clubs that have been passed download. Currently I am using a set of Ping Eyes from 82 and a TaylorMade Ti Bubble driver from 96. What clubs should I look at? I’m not very good, but when I make solid contact I can carry the ball well, so I would like something that’s pretty forgiving. I’ve been thinking 5-Pw, maybe a Gw, 3 wood and 5 wood, and a driver. Please tell me what to look for and what to avoid, I’m dealing with about a $1200 budget. Any advice would be great
  5. I have a habit of rotating my fairway woods. Once I throw down the bucks for a driver, it stays put for at least 5 years. My irons (MP-14), over 20 years now. My putter changed from a Ping B-60 (20 years) to an Odyssey Marksman (past 10 years). Still have the B-60. My wedge is Cleveland Tour Action 56 deg that I've had for over 30 years. I've killed a rattlesnake with it. The fairway woods are like old girlfriends, you think about them once in a while, but the memory fades. There is always that one that seem to stick in your mind the longest. Mine was a Ping ISI 3- wood with a regular flex steel shaft. So I searched and searched without my wife knowing, and set a date ( 1 week shipping) to get reacquainted with my old friend:) Diablo move over..... Here's a picture. After all these years, I don't look that good either.
  6. Hi All, Your advice is requested. I am playing again for the first time in 6 or 7 years, and picked up a cheap, old Ping G5 driver at the start of the season. It was 13º and lite-reg flex. Once I knew I was going to keep playing (who was I kidding!), I had a successful fitting session for some mizuno irons (standard lie, stiff shafts), but went somewhere else for my driver. I ended up buying a new M2, 10.5º in the stock stiff shaft, but I just can't get the distance regularly. With the G5 I was knocking it regularly 260+, where as most of my shots with the M2 are shorter, maybe 240. Disbursement is better, and the launch looks lower, so I'm not grumbling too much, but I wonder if I've been miss-fit and if thats the case then what I should do? Thanks in advance, Dan
  7. Would like to know more about types and brands of clubs? I'm new to the lifestyle and well I can read reviews till I bleed from the eyes but actual users and reasons would be a great help. I personally like my irons (ping eye2's blue dot). I can hit them straight and each club up or down I can get about 10 yards plus or minus. 60-75% I hit them where I pray they go. I know there old as dirt but they hit nice and well just starting I figure I'll upgrade next season. Kinda why I'm looking for input. I have a tour edge bazooka QL 11 degree driver. Still trying to figure that monster out and a Ben Hogan 3 hybrid but have not hit it yet. I also have an older odyssey white hot putter with a fat grip.
  8. Need advice; I am coming back to the game of golf after a back injury and am finally ready to purchase a new set. All this new technology is confusing and I have roughly a $2000 budget to cover bag, balls, driver, irons etc. My handicap I'm unsure of but a few years ago I was hitting in high 90s. Was using Callaway's 'til I gave them away. Thought I'd never play again! I am looking at Ping G, Taylor Made M2, Callaway xr I think, and a bunch of others. They all say their the best, but what I am after is nice ball height, good feel, and forgiveness ( I tend to slice ). If you had @ 2 grand what would you buy and why?
  9. Depreciation Rates of Drivers and The Used Driver Market Generally speaking, when a new model of ANYTHING comes out, the previous model depreciates in value. Sometimes it means big savings and sometimes it doesn't. Computers are a great example of this due to Moore's Law which basically says that the computing power of a cpu doubles every 2.5 years or so meaning your computer becomes obsolete after perhaps 3.5 years of being on the market.... Is there a pseudo "Moore's Law" for golf clubs/technology??? Could we call it "Spalding's Law" after my favorite character in Caddyshack who would never be capable of this type of thinking... so it is ironic and funny...?? Perhaps? When I see a new driver on the market that is hyped up to be the "solution" to all my golfing woes I get excited. When I see the $500 price tag I start looking at last year's model a little bit more critically knowing I could only afford it by donating plasma to supplement my income... or a kidney. I see 2014 models going for $75... I see 2009 models going for $50... I see 2004 models going for $40. Obviously the depreciation rates are NOT linear. There is a value zone here and you can take advantage of it!!! Spring is generally the season of savings in the golf world. New products are fully out and marketed well. HYPE HYPE HYPE!! New driver promises to cure slice and possibly cancer!! WOOT WOOT! That's when I examine the price points of the lowly last years model or even 2 3 years prior. According to the local golf pro ( he is honest and knowledgeable) a driver that is close to 3 years old is the tipping point between max savings and still benefiting from advances in technology. I am in the process of looking for that "perfect" club. It's going to be purchased this spring (April?) It's probably going to be a Callaway model. And it's more than likely going to be purchased via the internet. Which is the next topic. The Used Driver Market.... Yikes. Counterfeit clubs are no where and everywhere depending on who you asked. Remember that local golf pro?? His buddy and #1 salesman told me flat out "Don't buy any clubs online... 50% of all clubs online are counterfeit." I just nodded my head like that I believed that he was telling the truth and was not at all BIAS in anyway shape or form. Obviously if you purchase clubs online then their business loses that opportunity to make a sale. Obviously when you see the "new" driver on EBAY like a Taylormade R15 going for $19.99 you are looking at a counterfeit club. Anyone out there use the online retail stores? The pga certified online retailers that GUARENTEE authenticity? I asked the salesmen about that and he conceded that using "those online stores" "MIGHT" lessen the risk... some what. I'd like to hear what you guys think about this online funny business. I'm not willing to pay $70 for a Cleveland Launcher Comp IN STORE if I can get it for $20.00/free ship online. If you have any thoughts on what's better I'd appreciate it. 1. Callaway Razr Fit Xtreme v. Callaway Big Bertha (2014) 2. Callaway Hyper X v. Callaway X 460 Tour. Any help advice or thoughts derived from your personal experience buying/selling used clubs would be highly appreciated. Thanks!
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