10of14, on 13 January 2018 - 04:35 PM, said:
I am not and have never been brand loyal. I've owned at least one driver from the so-called "top dogs" during my lifetime. The last several years, the only two driver brands that seem to meet my swing characteristics are Taylormade and Cobra. Now it's 2018 and here I go again. It is down to the TM M1 and Cobra F8. Callaway never felt good to me (mushy); Titleist didn't offer me the best combination of distance and forgiveness and Ping has never wowed me with distance. My golf shop owner, who has the 3rd highest grossing shop in the State, told me today that this Cobra is off the charts good and the buzz is great. I look forward to my final testing with it and the M1.
... When I consider the best drivers I have ever owned and think were truly special, my list would look like this:
Mizuno MP 600
But the Cobra Fly Z is my #1 choice for best ever because the combination of trajectory, distance, accuracy and forgiveness is the best I have played. If it spun just a little less and had a better AOD, it would still be in my bag.
... So that is 5 different OEMs and I am playing the Epic now and really like it but for me at least it just isn't special. I have played plenty of Taylor Made drivers that I liked but my favorites have been Cobra starting with the Pro S, then ProS9.1, ZL, Fly Z, F6 and this year the Cobra F8 with an Even Flow is far and away my front runner, but I will hit every driver at the show as ya never know unless you try them all.