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Forum Thread of the Day: “Driver vs Driver 2”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day is from NixLix26, who began the thread dedicated to Wilson Golf’s reality TV show that pits driver designs against each other. The second season is in its final stages with just three designs left, and the show which airs on Golf Channel on Tuesday nights has generated a lot of discussion amongst our members.

Here’s a look at what some of our members are saying about the show, but make sure to check out the entire thread at the link below.

  • Golfer_1993: “I like Cortex. Like Kyle Maze (Cart Barn Guys) said, the adjustability is simple to understand, and I like that. Plus the sound was amazing, and all the testers got good carry and total distances. His performance has been great in the last three episodes.”
  • Mtngolfer1: “The Cortex was the longest driver of them all even with the lower smash factor it was a clear distance winner.”
  • RichieHunt: “That brings it to the Magnus and the Cortex.  I thought the Magnus clearly outperformed the Cortex.  Higher smash factors and remember, it tested the best out of any driver on the Iron Byron testing in terms of accuracy, particularly off the toe and the heel.  Hard to beat a driver that has the best smash factor, doesn’t spin like crazy and is the most forgiving and accurate.”

Entire Thread: “Driver vs Driver 2”

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  1. Tom

    Nov 5, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Wilson does make a good football, but that’s about it.

  2. JP

    Nov 4, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    This show confirms that Wilson has no idea what they’re doing when it comes to drivers. Just another reason NOT to play a w/s driver. If the clowns off the street are coming up with better ideas than Wilson’s r&d, there’s a big problem. It’ll be another huge failure like the last dvd show.

  3. Curt

    Nov 2, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Time for pros to go back to mid sized drivers then companies can go crazy on new drivers for amateurs. Personally I don’t know anyone who buys a driver because there favourite pro uses it anyways. Should get rid of driver wedge amount for pros though. Maybe the tour could even have an event allowing illegal equipment on short courses. Really though extending courses is getting silly.

  4. Tom

    Nov 2, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    So bottom line, Wilson’s R&D department is looking for clowns on the street to design their new products because in the end, its is only a cosmetic change because the USGA rule limits OEMs to no longer improving performance results? That’s why there has been nothing delivering better performance results in equipment the last 5-7 years….

    Sellers be sellin!

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best budget driver?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Ivyguy who is on the lookout for the best driver to be had at an affordable price ($300 or less). Our members give their suggestions, with plenty of different drivers getting a mention.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • tbsbama: “Cobra King LTD is a wonderful driver. The pro model has lofts from 7 to 10 with fade settings. The regular from 9 to 12 with draw settings. Both heads are absolute bombers and can be found pretty cheap. Best driver I have hit in several years.”
  • zzyzxx33: “I won a Tour Edge EXS Driver, and it has been Awesome! Great Price, Look, Sound and Results! It’s longer than anything else I’ve hit.”
  • AG12: “I would say the regular PING G400…you can get new for $300 on PGA SS website, ’17 M2 is a good choice, and the M4 can be had at under $300 used in most shops.”
  • Badshaft: “I have the F8+ and bought the extra weights off of eBay (inexpensive, shipped from China)- 12g front 7g back- Blue Tensei 70g stiff. Longest for me – straight and as accurate as anything. Nice well-balanced combo. Looks to me it has the same moveable weight strategy as the F9.”

Entire Thread: “Best budget driver?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Found a unicorn after six years of looking!”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from kgeorge78 who is celebrating his acquisition of “Unicorn” clubs after six years of searching, and I think it’s fair to say that he’s more than a little excited with the purchase:

“BAM! MP53 ALL STOCK S300 NEW IN PLASTIC GRIPS IN PLASTIC!!!!!!!! Just wanted to share my joy.”

Our members have been discussing the clubs as well as their continued search for unicorn clubs in our forums. Check out the full forum thread below to have your say on kgeorge78’s find.

  • flogpro2252: “Funny, I just bought a set of 53s on Kijiji today. Very minty condition (don’t look to have more than 30 rounds on them) w/ KBS Tour stiffs. Can’t wait to give them a go tonight, absolutely great looking irons. Congrats on the purchase OP!”
  • hardcaliber: “I also recently found a nice set of these. Gonna swap out the shafts sometime this summer and give them a run. My all-time favorite irons are the MP-15’s. Between hoarding older classics and the new mp series out later this year, I’ll be spending a lot of money on the running bird.”
  • storms: “Congrats, man. I loved my mp53s before I sold them to my buddy. He still plays them. Honestly still kick myself for getting rid of them some days.”
  • elwhippy: “Two words. Feel. Control. A great set of clubs.”

Entire Thread: “Found a unicorn after six years of looking!”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Abraham Ancer’s new Odyssey putter”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases Abraham Ancer’s new Odyssey putter at this week’s U.S. Open. The flat-stick has the approval of most of our members who have been discussing the putter in our forums.

For more photos, check out the full forum thread here.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • MakersMarsh3: “This guy is such a club ho it’s awesome.”
  • RH82: “Interesting. Never seen a #5 in the rx line.”
  • Josh L: “He’s the biggest putter ho, and it’s awesome.”

Entire Thread: “Abraham Ancer’s new Odyssey putter”

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