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VOTE: What driver are you most looking forward to testing in 2018?


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Poll: Drivers in 2018 (352 member(s) have cast votes)

Which new or unreleased driver has you most excited for 2018?

  1. Callaway Rogue, Rogue Sub Zero or otherwise (53 votes [15.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.06%

  2. Cobra F8, F8+ (118 votes [33.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.52%

  3. PXG (Will they release a new driver?) (2 votes [0.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.57%

  4. Srixon (Z-Series replacement) (6 votes [1.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.70%

  5. TaylorMade: M3, M4, or otherwise (100 votes [28.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.41%

  6. Titleist (The 917 replacement) (27 votes [7.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.67%

  7. Mizuno GT-180 or otherwise (32 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  8. Wilson C300, or a FG-Series replacement (12 votes [3.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.41%

  9. Bridgestone (Whatever is next up) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. XXIO (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Tour Edge (Whatever is next up) (2 votes [0.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.57%

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#1 atursky

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:50 AM

Golf's "off-season" is upon us and the PGAM Show in Orlando is approaching, which means one thing for most GolfWRXers... new driver releases!

We've seen a few companies launch their "2018" lines -- such as Cobra with it's new King F8 and F8+ -- while speculation swirls around the companies who have yet to announce their newest products. For instance, we've spotted a new "TaylorMade M4" driver, and a new "Rogue" driver from Callaway. If history repeats itself and Titleist remains on a 2-year product cycle, then we'll see a replacement for the 917 line, as well.

The question we pose to you is, which new or unreleased driver has you most excited heading into 2018?


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#2 Cruisin1966

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 11:19 AM

F8/F8+ first with the Wilson C300 a close second.
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 11:25 AM

The Titleist 917 driver came out in Fall of 2016. We shouldn’t be seeing a new model until next fall.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 11:53 AM

I'll be testing the Ping G400.
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:44 PM

I sure want to like the F8 based on looks (I understand I’m possibly in the minority on that one at GolfWRX).

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:59 PM

Cobra for sure.
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:08 PM

I know it's well down the road, but the Titleist 919 is what I'm most looking forward to. I played the 910 until this year and loved it, but I realized that I wasn't getting much in the way of distance gains with the 915/917, and I was just leaving too many yards on the table. I know it's a cliche, but I was seeing considerable gains with my G400LS, then my M2 I have now.

I feel like Titleist has been hurting in the driver market share category (and probably elsewhere), as I think a lot of people think that the 913, 915 and 917 have been minor refreshes in a world where almost everyone else has been experimenting with structure (jailbreak, turbulators) or with COG (spaceports, SLDR, G-series extreme back CG). I think if Titleist are going to recapture some of their market share, they will need to start taking an interest in stepping outside of their comfort zone to catch up with everyone else. Maybe I'm hoping for too much, but a D2-style head with ample forgiveness and low-spin (maybe a back-front weight), with the same great sound of the 917, and hopefully getting rid of the "battery taped to the sole" look would be a huge hit in my book.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what they come up with...and I hope I'm not disappointed.

Edited by BDoubleG, 05 December 2017 - 03:16 PM.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:21 PM

For me it's 4 drivers the Cobra F8, F8+ and TM M3/M4.

Edited by TWshoot67, 20 December 2017 - 03:47 PM.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:32 PM

isn't there a PING (Gmax) driver that should come out in spring?

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:37 PM

Cobra F8 is going to dominate everything, just wait, on the F8.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:37 PM

F8, then Rogue, then M4.
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:47 PM

cobra all day long.
F8 attas cool
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:03 PM

Cobra F8 and TM M4

Edited by HackATK, 05 December 2017 - 04:03 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:19 PM

G400
PING  G400 Max 10
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PING  i25 hybrid 17
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:23 PM

Titleist 919D3 :rofl: :rofl:


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:32 PM

It seems like we're not getting a lot of "NEW" this time - just some same lines "improved" on a little. I'm interested to try the Rogue line and M3/M4 line to see if they improved on their previous models. The Cobra F8+ is intriguing to me as well. I'd like to compare the 3 to see how they stack up.
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:54 PM

M3 of course, and the F8+. Im more interested in the fairways this year though. M4 fairways and Rogue fairways are top of my list.
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:03 PM

The Ping G400 LST w/X-Torsion Copper shaft that's sitting under the bed in the guest room right now that my wife ( ok, I ordered it) bought me for Christmas. I swore there was nothing that was going to kick the Fly Z + out of the bag over the last 2 years but this did it when I got in extensive testing over the summer.. Please be warm after Christmas, please be warm. Or to keep with the thread topic, January would work:)
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:46 PM

Callaway Rogue.   It's gotta make me hit straighter drives right?   It sure can't be my swing.....;)
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:49 PM

A first for me: I won't be testing any.

Callaway Rogue
Callaway GBB Epic 16º/20º/24º
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:02 PM

May finally breakdown and go new......Cobra F8+...........TM M4.........MP Type I beckons too.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:22 PM

Wilson c300 driver


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:51 PM

Cobra!!!
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:56 PM

Anything pxg

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:41 PM

Looking forward to trying cobra although tired of seeing new drivers 400 dollars and higher . I miss 299 for the new ones or getting last years model for great price. But now it seems drivers are way over priced when they come out.


Looking forward to trying cobra although tired of seeing new drivers 400 dollars and higher . I miss 299 for the new ones or getting last years model for great price. But now it seems drivers are way over priced when they come out.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:51 PM

The first pics of the Rouge look awesome! I also want to try the F8

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:02 PM

Definitely F8/F8+. Love my Bio Cell+ and can’t help but wonder if these perform as good as they look.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:33 PM

All are probably the same
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:23 PM

Callaway rogue sub zero, and that's about it.  

Most of my testing will be with shafts I presume.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:28 PM

Well, there was this Uber driver who took me to O'Hare this week...


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