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2018 driver advice wanted (F8+, M series, G400)


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#1 joliver233

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:16 PM

I'm going to do a proper fitting this time around in a month. I have been switching between the LTD Pro and 2016 M2 for the last couple years, but both were ordered after I more or less fit myself. Now, I want to do it right for once.

I'm a 2-3 HCP depending on the time of year and am interested in the F8+, G400, M3/M4. First, has anyone hit these three side by side? If you've only hit one, how does that one work for you? Any other drivers (besides the Rogue--I really don't like the look or sound of it) that I should look at? Thanks.

WITB:

D: 9.5* 2016 M2 w/Aldila Rogue Silver 70X
3W: 14.5* Cobra F8+ w/Even Flow Blue X
Irons: 716 AP2 3-PW w/KBS C-Taper S+
Wedges: 50* SM6; 54*, 58* SM7 w/DG s400
Putter: TM Ardmore 3 Black Copper/ TM Spider Tour Black
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:25 PM

I just went through a 2 month plus process for a driver and the main thing I learned is launch monitor testing they all performed extremely extremely similar. But once outdoors and seeing the ballflight you will get a bigger separation and you will see the difference.
For me: Mizuno ST180, m4, Ping, rogue, cobra
driver callaway xhot 2 8.5 S
irons: callaway xhot 2 4-aw
Hybrid: Baffler 19deg
3wood callaway xhot
putter: Ping scottsdale 2
wedges: taylormade atv 52 56

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:35 PM

Mizuno GT-180 just hit the market with some descent stock shaft options too.  I'm testing the same drivers you are plus the GT.
Driver: Mizuno JPX 900 w/Grafalloy Prolaunch Speedcoat White/Blue 65 Shaft or Taylormade M1 w/Fujikura Pro 56S
Fairway: Titleist 915F 14.25* w/Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 72
Hybrids: Mizuno JPX 900 @ 18* & 21* Fujikura Pro HYB Shafts
Irons: Mizuno JPX-900 Hot Metals 5-PW w/UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4-Softstepped
   JPX-900 Forged GW w/UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4-Softstepped
Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54*SS & 58*ES
Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach 6C with O/S grip @ 34"
Bag: Sun Mountain C-130 USA Theme
Rangefinder: Bushnell Tour V4

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:32 AM

I haven't heard much about the new Mizuno driver. Anyone have a good review?
WITB:

D: 9.5* 2016 M2 w/Aldila Rogue Silver 70X
3W: 14.5* Cobra F8+ w/Even Flow Blue X
Irons: 716 AP2 3-PW w/KBS C-Taper S+
Wedges: 50* SM6; 54*, 58* SM7 w/DG s400
Putter: TM Ardmore 3 Black Copper/ TM Spider Tour Black
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:33 AM

Get fit with an open mind. Forget brand etc. Whatever works best even if its rogue get it. With that being said u do have to tollerate it. But you can still order Epic and Epic SZ (to me they both sound and feel better then rogue)

Driver------TM M3 (8.5) Aldila NV 2KXV Orange 6X 45"
3W---------TM M3 (16) Fujikura Atmos Red Tour Spec 7X 43.25"
5W---------TM M3 (19) Fujikura Atmos Red Tour Spec 7X 42.25"
3i-----------TM TP UDI (20.5) Dynamic Gold X100
Irons-------Mizuno MP4 (4-PW) Modus 3 125X
Wedges---TM Milled Grind Modus 3 125X (48) & TM Hi-Toe (54)(60) Modus 3 125 Wedge
Putter------TM Spider Tour Black (DJ) 34" SS Pistol GTR

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:38 AM

View Postjasonp87, on 12 February 2018 - 08:33 AM, said:

Get fit with an open mind. Forget brand etc. Whatever works best even if its rogue get it. With that being said u do have to tollerate it. But you can still order Epic and Epic SZ (to me they both sound and feel better then rogue)

I really am trying to be open minded. I just want the best combo of look, sound, feel and performance. I know if I don’t like the look sound and feel I’ll likely be looking to replace it after awhile anyways.
WITB:

D: 9.5* 2016 M2 w/Aldila Rogue Silver 70X
3W: 14.5* Cobra F8+ w/Even Flow Blue X
Irons: 716 AP2 3-PW w/KBS C-Taper S+
Wedges: 50* SM6; 54*, 58* SM7 w/DG s400
Putter: TM Ardmore 3 Black Copper/ TM Spider Tour Black
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:06 AM

Very true. Ive been fit twice. Once last year and i was suprised at how much better the epic was then everything else. A good 5mph faster on slight mishits. Perfect strikes were maybe only 1mph faster ballspeed but man did it go anywhere across the face. At first i really didnt like te look but bombing drive after drive i learned to love it.

I did a fitting again this year yo try out new tech. Twist face. Milled face and the rogue etc.

Nothing came close other then the rogue.

Twist face is junk for me. It works but my miss is the small percentage of people who twist face will be detrimental (inside path with a slightly open face) with a slight toe side biased. Made my pushes into push fades.

Cobra had some awesome feel and performance but nothing crazy. They also have a minor twisg face that just doesnt work for my game.

Cally rogue sz was close. But it was the same thing as my epic sz. Except i prefered the sound and look to my epic over the rogue. Performance and forgiveness were identical.

Ping and titleist i never got along with as they spin too much. Feel and sound good but no matter what thry spun too much. Even the g400 lst and 917 d3.

I didnt get to hit the new mizzy.
Driver------TM M3 (8.5) Aldila NV 2KXV Orange 6X 45"
3W---------TM M3 (16) Fujikura Atmos Red Tour Spec 7X 43.25"
5W---------TM M3 (19) Fujikura Atmos Red Tour Spec 7X 42.25"
3i-----------TM TP UDI (20.5) Dynamic Gold X100
Irons-------Mizuno MP4 (4-PW) Modus 3 125X
Wedges---TM Milled Grind Modus 3 125X (48) & TM Hi-Toe (54)(60) Modus 3 125 Wedge
Putter------TM Spider Tour Black (DJ) 34" SS Pistol GTR

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:11 AM

I've played the 2016 M1 since it came out.  I use a GD Tour AD DI 6X at 44.25".  It is a great driver--very long, but i've struggled with left and right misses for the last few months.  I decided I was going to get a new driver for the 2018 season.

My friend has a G400 and I hit it at the range the other day.  It setup better than any driver I'd ever stood over.  I hit it straighter than my M1 so I decided I would look into getting fit for a G400.

Taylormade put on a M3/M4 fitting this weekend and I decided to go.  I probably hit 20 balls with the M3, and was fitted with the Tensei White 70X.  It was very long.  My avg, normal SS is around 105, and it maxes around 109-110.  On the GC4 I carried one 280, total 308.  My average was 268 carry, 290 total.  I preferred the feel of the M4 more, but my number and dispersion was much better with the M3.  Re: Twist Face-  I hit two balls that were high off the toe side of the face.  Right when I hit them I knew they were heading way left.  Both of them resulted in high draws right down the middle, and both of them were almost normal distance (280 total).  I though the Twist Face was a gimmick, but I truly believe in it after seeing those shots.  

After getting fitted, I went and grabbed a Ping G400 off the shelf.  I got the LST version in 10*, with the Tour 65X shaft.  I hit five shots with it, then another five with the M3.  The M3 was 10 yards longer, and much straighter than the G400.  It hit one toe shot with the G400 that went left--like I thought it would when I struck it.   And, for sake of comparison, the Tour 65X provided almost identical launch (14*) and spin numbers (2100)--so it would have been my fitted shaft, just like the Tensei in the M3.

I will be buying a M3 this year.  The distance was great, but the selling point was the toe shots resulting in high draws.  That doesn't happen with my M1, and it didn't happen with the G400 either.
Taylormade M3 460 10.5* - Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 70TX

Titleist 917F2 15* - Graphite Design Tour AD MT 8s

Mizuno CLK Hybrid 19* -  KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 95 S+

Mizuno MP-18, 8-PW, MP-18 SC 4-7 - KBS Tour 130X ss

Titleist Vokey SM7 58*, SM5 54*, 50* - Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Kingston KP1 GSS

Tayloramde TP5x

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:30 AM

These are the same drivers (M3/M4, G400s, F8+) plus the Rogue and 917s I'm planning on hitting when I get fit in about a month.  I had meniscus surgery last Thursday so I'm gonna need to wait a little for the fitting.  The golf course that the Native American tribe I work for has Trackman but unfortunately has dropped Mizuno so I won't be able to hit the GT/ST180.

I'm currently hitting a 2016 M1 and it's been a great driver for me.  I'm hoping to add some distance with this year's new tech.  As well, I'm thinking of starting with the Super Speed Golf trainer.

I can agree with the previous posts to keep an open mind when getting fit and don't concentrate on brands.  Another tip, be ready to hit a LOT of balls.  My mistake on my last driver fitting was I got fit for irons in the same session.  I was crazy tired when I got to the driver fitting and don't think I was swinging my best.
Callaway Rouge SZ 10.5* - Evenflow 65
Callaway Rouge SZ 15* - Evenflow 75
Callaway X Forged Utility 18* - Tensi White
Ping iE1 3-PW AWT 2.0
Vokey SM6 52-56-60
Scotty Cameron Select Squareback MOTO
Scotty Cameron M2

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:32 PM

My plan (over a span of a week or two before summer) is to choose from the drivers (some I already have) listed below.

In Possession
==========
Ping 400 LST
Taylormade M1 440
Wilson Staff FG Tour F5
King F7+
Mizuno JPX900
Callaway XR16 Pro SubZero

Supplied by fitters
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Mizuno ST180
Taylormade M3/M4
Wilson Staff C300
King F8/F8+
Callaway Rogue/Rogue SZ

Currently Under Evaluation:
=================
Titleist TS3 @ 9.5º w/ Diamana DF 60TX
Taylormade M3 3HL @ 17º w/ Tensei Blue 65S
King F8 3H @ 19º w/ Aldila ATX Green Tour 85S
Callaway Raw MB's 4-PW w/ ProjectX 5.5
Wilson Staff FG Tour PMP Oil can 52.08º, 56.14º w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Black Satin 62º w/ DG S200
Artisan 0117 Translucent w/ Accra

Up Next:
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Tour Taylormade M4
King Pro LTD

Ping G400 Max
Cobra F9
Wilson (2019?) Blades

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:02 PM

I guess the only brand bias I have comes from what’s looked, sounded, felt and performed the best for me in the past. I’ve heard both theories re fittings: one is to go in with an open mind and go with what performs best. Another is to have a few in mind that you like the look sound and feel of first because they can more or less max out performance with just about any driver in a fitting. Not sure what anyone will have to say about that but just two lines of thinking I’ve heard.
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D: 9.5* 2016 M2 w/Aldila Rogue Silver 70X
3W: 14.5* Cobra F8+ w/Even Flow Blue X
Irons: 716 AP2 3-PW w/KBS C-Taper S+
Wedges: 50* SM6; 54*, 58* SM7 w/DG s400
Putter: TM Ardmore 3 Black Copper/ TM Spider Tour Black
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:27 PM

View Postdgp17, on 12 February 2018 - 10:11 AM, said:

I've played the 2016 M1 since it came out.  I use a GD Tour AD DI 6X at 44.25".  It is a great driver--very long, but i've struggled with left and right misses for the last few months.  I decided I was going to get a new driver for the 2018 season.

My friend has a G400 and I hit it at the range the other day.  It setup better than any driver I'd ever stood over.  I hit it straighter than my M1 so I decided I would look into getting fit for a G400.

Taylormade put on a M3/M4 fitting this weekend and I decided to go.  I probably hit 20 balls with the M3, and was fitted with the Tensei White 70X.  It was very long.  My avg, normal SS is around 105, and it maxes around 109-110.  On the GC4 I carried one 280, total 308.  My average was 268 carry, 290 total.  I preferred the feel of the M4 more, but my number and dispersion was much better with the M3.  Re: Twist Face-  I hit two balls that were high off the toe side of the face.  Right when I hit them I knew they were heading way left.  Both of them resulted in high draws right down the middle, and both of them were almost normal distance (280 total).  I though the Twist Face was a gimmick, but I truly believe in it after seeing those shots.  

After getting fitted, I went and grabbed a Ping G400 off the shelf.  I got the LST version in 10*, with the Tour 65X shaft.  I hit five shots with it, then another five with the M3.  The M3 was 10 yards longer, and much straighter than the G400.  It hit one toe shot with the G400 that went left--like I thought it would when I struck it.   And, for sake of comparison, the Tour 65X provided almost identical launch (14*) and spin numbers (2100)--so it would have been my fitted shaft, just like the Tensei in the M3.

I will be buying a M3 this year.  The distance was great, but the selling point was the toe shots resulting in high draws.  That doesn't happen with my M1, and it didn't happen with the G400 either.

Two complete different profile shafts. One is $100! and the other is $400 made of premium materials and boron tipping. One shaft was Untipped and the other was tipped 1Ē....throw a Tensei CK Pro in the G400 and I bet that those numbers tighten up....

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:32 PM

I have always been someone that was drawn to Titleist purely from an aesthetics standpoint, but after 3 swings on the golf course with g400, i called our local ping rep and ordered one. It was like playing a video game with the point and shoot ability of the driver. Its not the longest driver, but because of how straight it is you can swing a little harder to make up for that lost distance. It is also the best feeling driver I have ever hit. The feedback is like that of a well struck iron shot. I've also played around with the Mizuno st-180 and even in the soft fairways after a rainstorm It was just as long as any driver i've hit in the summer time and I currently have both in the bag waiting for the fairways to dry out a bit to give it some fair testing.
Driver: Ping G400 LST 8.5* AD-DI 6X
3w: Titleist 917F2 13.5* Oban Kiyoshi Purple 05
Hybrid: Titleist 816 H1 19* Oban Devotion 04
3i: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi AMT X100SS
4i-PW: Mizuno MP-18 AMT X100
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:38 PM

2016 M2 is a straight beast!!!, the G series (ok I am a bit biased, see sig, I also have the G400 LST club head) are very forgiving and the same can be said about the G400 series especially the new G400 Max...in the end play whatever gives you the best chance to find fairway with optimal performance...
Driver---------------Ping G LS Tec 10.5*, Ping Tour 65X, tipped 1", 44.25"
FW Wood----------Ping G 14.5*, Diamana Whiteboard D+ 82X, tipped .5", 42.5"
Hybrid---------------Ping G 19*, Tour AD-DI 105X
Irons-----------------Ping iBlade 4-P, Project X 6.5 Flighted
Wedges-------------Ping Glide 50*, 54*, 58* with Project X 6.5 Flighted
Putter----------------Ping Karsten TR Zing Tour  32.75", built up Pingman Grip (Ping Oslo and Ping Nome TR as backup 33.25" with SS Pistol GT Tour 1.0)
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:25 PM

View PostCruisin1966, on 12 February 2018 - 03:32 PM, said:

My plan (over a span of a week or two before summer) is to choose from the drivers (some I already have) listed below.

In Possession
==========
Ping 400 LST
Taylormade M1 440
Wilson Staff FG Tour F5
King F7+
Mizuno JPX900
Callaway XR16 Pro SubZero

Supplied by fitters
=============
Mizuno ST180
Taylormade M3/M4
Wilson Staff C300
King F8/F8+
Callaway Rogue/Rogue SZ
Professional wrx'er here.

Taylormade M2 ('17) 10.5*
Cobra F7 15.5*
Taylormade M1 ('17) 19*
Mizuno MPH5 4i
Mizuno MP33 5-PW
Cleveland RTX 588 2.0 52**, 56**, 60**
Taylormade TP Red Ardmore 3
Taylormade TPx

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:41 PM

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 13 February 2018 - 02:25 PM, said:

View PostCruisin1966, on 12 February 2018 - 03:32 PM, said:

My plan (over a span of a week or two before summer) is to choose from the drivers (some I already have) listed below.

In Possession
==========
Ping 400 LST
Taylormade M1 440
Wilson Staff FG Tour F5
King F7+
Mizuno JPX900
Callaway XR16 Pro SubZero

Supplied by fitters
=============
Mizuno ST180
Taylormade M3/M4
Wilson Staff C300
King F8/F8+
Callaway Rogue/Rogue SZ
Professional wrx'er here.

Trying to catch up after a ten year hiatus.  LOL

In all honesty, if you have a fitter with a proper selection of shafts, you can probably do equally well with any of the manufacturers.  The one thing I'm still struggling with is the size of the new drivers.  My last driver was smaller (Nike Forged Titanium 400cc) which is why I've migrated more to the drivers in the 440-445cc range (G400 LST/M1/XR16).  Aesthetics aside, I should probably just pick one and get it dialed in.
Currently Under Evaluation:
=================
Titleist TS3 @ 9.5º w/ Diamana DF 60TX
Taylormade M3 3HL @ 17º w/ Tensei Blue 65S
King F8 3H @ 19º w/ Aldila ATX Green Tour 85S
Callaway Raw MB's 4-PW w/ ProjectX 5.5
Wilson Staff FG Tour PMP Oil can 52.08º, 56.14º w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Black Satin 62º w/ DG S200
Artisan 0117 Translucent w/ Accra

Up Next:
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Tour Taylormade M4
King Pro LTD

Ping G400 Max
Cobra F9
Wilson (2019?) Blades

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:09 PM

View PostCruisin1966, on 13 February 2018 - 04:41 PM, said:

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 13 February 2018 - 02:25 PM, said:

View PostCruisin1966, on 12 February 2018 - 03:32 PM, said:

My plan (over a span of a week or two before summer) is to choose from the drivers (some I already have) listed below.

In Possession
==========
Ping 400 LST
Taylormade M1 440
Wilson Staff FG Tour F5
King F7+
Mizuno JPX900
Callaway XR16 Pro SubZero

Supplied by fitters
=============
Mizuno ST180
Taylormade M3/M4
Wilson Staff C300
King F8/F8+
Callaway Rogue/Rogue SZ
Professional wrx'er here.

Trying to catch up after a ten year hiatus.  LOL

In all honesty, if you have a fitter with a proper selection of shafts, you can probably do equally well with any of the manufacturers.  The one thing I'm still struggling with is the size of the new drivers.  My last driver was smaller (Nike Forged Titanium 400cc) which is why I've migrated more to the drivers in the 440-445cc range (G400 LST/M1/XR16).  Aesthetics aside, I should probably just pick one and get it dialed in.

This is kind of what I’m getting at. Can’t they make just about anything perform comparably with the right shaft/head combo? If that’s the case, why wouldn’t you get the head you liked the best in terms of look, sound and feel? Just curious. On the other hand, has anyone gone into a fitting blind and found something that was currently on their radar that performed head and shoulders better than every other driver?
WITB:

D: 9.5* 2016 M2 w/Aldila Rogue Silver 70X
3W: 14.5* Cobra F8+ w/Even Flow Blue X
Irons: 716 AP2 3-PW w/KBS C-Taper S+
Wedges: 50* SM6; 54*, 58* SM7 w/DG s400
Putter: TM Ardmore 3 Black Copper/ TM Spider Tour Black
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:39 PM

You have to try them for the feel (more so) and sound (less so) aspect.  So far, of the ones I've listed, the shape looks fine (to me).  

In my case, it's just excitement getting back to a game I love.  Bonus that I can try and hit as many of these as humanly possible. Lol

Edited by Cruisin1966, 14 February 2018 - 12:28 AM.

Currently Under Evaluation:
=================
Titleist TS3 @ 9.5º w/ Diamana DF 60TX
Taylormade M3 3HL @ 17º w/ Tensei Blue 65S
King F8 3H @ 19º w/ Aldila ATX Green Tour 85S
Callaway Raw MB's 4-PW w/ ProjectX 5.5
Wilson Staff FG Tour PMP Oil can 52.08º, 56.14º w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Black Satin 62º w/ DG S200
Artisan 0117 Translucent w/ Accra

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#19 Diesel_z06

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:49 PM

Just did the same thing and hit basically everything, like most people say all these club heads are so close really numbers wise. I ended up with an F8+ solely due to the fact that the feeling off the face is amaaaaazing, itís just a comfortable driver to setup and the feel was off the charts for me. Iíll give up a couple yards for preferred sound/feel tbh.

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#20 B-Nads

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:13 PM

View PostDiesel_z06, on 13 February 2018 - 08:49 PM, said:

Just did the same thing and hit basically everything, like most people say all these club heads are so close really numbers wise. I ended up with an F8+ solely due to the fact that the feeling off the face is amaaaaazing, it's just a comfortable driver to setup and the feel was off the charts for me. I'll give up a couple yards for preferred sound/feel tbh.

Same here.  I really like the G400 line, and the Callaways are great, but I preferred the feel of the Cobra F8+ by far, and my contacts were much more consistent on the face with it, giving me better flights and a little more distance than the Epic.  Can't go wrong either way, but I love the Cobras.

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5 wood - Ping G30
4 hybrid - Ping G30
Irons - 4-PW Ping S55
Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 52* and 58* SS sole
Putter - Taylormade Spider Tour

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#21 joliver233

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:50 AM

View PostDiesel_z06, on 13 February 2018 - 08:49 PM, said:

Just did the same thing and hit basically everything, like most people say all these club heads are so close really numbers wise. I ended up with an F8+ solely due to the fact that the feeling off the face is amaaaaazing, it's just a comfortable driver to setup and the feel was off the charts for me. I'll give up a couple yards for preferred sound/feel tbh.

Yeah, that's the direction I'm leaning right now. Find the head that sets up the best to my eye, feels the best, and sounds the best then try to max it out with the right shaft. I figure if I go somewhere with a ton of shaft options, I'll be able to get close to max performance regardless of the head I like. That being said, I'm trying to open my mind a little. In the past I was just a TM driver guy and played those for years, but have found some success with LTD Pro, GBB Alpha, and also with the 2016 M2. Never have I ever considered this any brands, but again if I don't like the look and feel of something, I'll likely be tempted to replace it regardless of performance. Who knows though, if it performs well I might start to love the look and feel of it. Just have to wait and see.
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D: 9.5* 2016 M2 w/Aldila Rogue Silver 70X
3W: 14.5* Cobra F8+ w/Even Flow Blue X
Irons: 716 AP2 3-PW w/KBS C-Taper S+
Wedges: 50* SM6; 54*, 58* SM7 w/DG s400
Putter: TM Ardmore 3 Black Copper/ TM Spider Tour Black
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#22 IL2AZ

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 12:21 PM

I have been consistently getting 2 or 3 mph more ballspeed than my 16 M2 with a Tensei PO with the Ping G400 LST with the Tour 65 shaft.  Something about that combo times up well with my swing.  Everything else seems to produce slightly lower ball speed.  Not crazy about the crown of the G400 but can't argue with the numbers and elite forgiveness of it.  Feel is pretty good as well.
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#23 joliver233

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 02:04 PM

View PostIL2AZ, on 18 February 2018 - 12:21 PM, said:

I have been consistently getting 2 or 3 mph more ballspeed than my 16 M2 with a Tensei PO with the Ping G400 LST with the Tour 65 shaft.  Something about that combo times up well with my swing.  Everything else seems to produce slightly lower ball speed.  Not crazy about the crown of the G400 but can't argue with the numbers and elite forgiveness of it.  Feel is pretty good as well.

Nice. I would really like to find something like that. That's the goal of the fitting. I think the hardest part for me will be to get over the shaft bias I have. I have an idea of which brands and models fit me (ie- low spin, low launch), so I'm interested to see what the fitter suggests. My main issue has been accuracy, not distance over the years, and I don't know nearly enough about shaft profiles (tip stiffness, butt stiffness, torque, kickpoint, etc) to fit myself accurately. Again, I have an idea, but I'm likely wrong. What will tick me off a bit is if the fitter suggests a shaft that I already had my eye on with a head I already liked. That would seem like a huge waste of money to me.
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D: 9.5* 2016 M2 w/Aldila Rogue Silver 70X
3W: 14.5* Cobra F8+ w/Even Flow Blue X
Irons: 716 AP2 3-PW w/KBS C-Taper S+
Wedges: 50* SM6; 54*, 58* SM7 w/DG s400
Putter: TM Ardmore 3 Black Copper/ TM Spider Tour Black
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

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#24 joliver233

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 11:56 AM

Anyone have any reviews or notes about some of the new drivers now that they're out?
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D: 9.5* 2016 M2 w/Aldila Rogue Silver 70X
3W: 14.5* Cobra F8+ w/Even Flow Blue X
Irons: 716 AP2 3-PW w/KBS C-Taper S+
Wedges: 50* SM6; 54*, 58* SM7 w/DG s400
Putter: TM Ardmore 3 Black Copper/ TM Spider Tour Black
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

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