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If you had to buy a driver by SOUND ONLY....


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#1 BenSeattle

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:14 PM

For years I've played a driver -- to remain unnamed -- that feels fine to me but the sound at impact is... let's say... a bit "unique."   Whenever I see/hear somebody else hit this model driver, I can't help but think "Man, that noise is brutal."  So here's my question: what's the Best-Sounding Driver Of All-Time?  Let's try and keep "sound" completely different from "feel," even though we all know that these sensations go hand-in-hand.

We're not talking about Longest, Most Forgiving, Best-Looking or Most Adjustable... just best-sounding.  This includes how the driver sounds when YOU hit it as well as the noise you hear when smacked by someone else.  I'm no expert but I've always thought that late-model Titleist drivers had a nice muted "pop," not too loud or harsh.

Your thoughts?  Which driver and WHY.

Edited by BenSeattle, 13 June 2018 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:18 PM

J33
G30ls hzrdus yellow
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:26 PM

MacGregor MT 460
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:26 PM

I really liked my early 2000’s Cleveland 460 titanium launcher for many years. Very solid THWACK!!  Quite satisfying.
Not dead like the modern taylormades or tinny like the Pings.  Very Solid.

Still a good playable club actually.  Spin isnt super low, but very nice shape, sound, deep faced and accurate. Original Graffalloy Blue still on it as well.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:30 PM

R510tp

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:33 PM

Goldwin AVDP

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:36 PM

MacGregor M85W

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:37 PM

975D
510 TP
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:40 PM

View PostLlortamaisey, on 13 June 2018 - 03:36 PM, said:

MacGregor M85W

View Postjwhite86, on 13 June 2018 - 03:37 PM, said:

975D
510 TP

These minus the 510TP. Can't beat persimmon sound. Hell it would sound good if you hit a brick with it.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:40 PM

905S


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:42 PM

For a full .830 COR face design, I'd say Titleist 983 and Taylormade 500 series

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:42 PM

Pretty much any persimmon driver.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:51 PM

905 in Metal, McGreggor persimmon for wood.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:01 PM

View Postdog flog, on 13 June 2018 - 03:42 PM, said:

Pretty much any persimmon driver.
Exactly, nothing sounds better or feels better.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:14 PM

FT-5 had a nice crack to it.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:29 PM

Old school... PowerBilt Citation persimmon driver
Muted.... Ping G10/20
Noisy... Cobra F / M Speed


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:46 PM

Im thinking you meant current drivers since you said which would you buy as no one is looking to buy some 20 year old driver that no one cares about cause dudes round here just gonna brag bout their persimmons .....yeah?

My G30 LS would lose this contest...ijs
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:47 PM

FT Tour

King LTD would be a close second.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:48 PM

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:55 PM

View PostBarfolomew, on 13 June 2018 - 04:46 PM, said:

Im thinking you meant current drivers since you said which would you buy as no one is looking to buy some 20 year old driver that no one cares about cause dudes round here just gonna brag bout their persimmons .....yeah?

My G30 LS would lose this contest...ijs

Uh... YES.   Not to criticize the persimmon lovers (I had a blond Irving King out of Louisiana that I played for THIRTEEN YEARS) but those "let's play hickory" groups aren't exactly dominating the golf scene.  Let's agree that persimmon produced a satisfying thump that sounded as sweet as a Rafa Nadal forehand.   But if we stay true to topic, we're pretty much looking at metal drivers from the early 90's on.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:55 PM

Powerbilt Citation - Persimmon
975d
XR16


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:57 PM

LTD with some cotton/yarn gets my vote.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:57 PM

Adams 4250

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 05:01 PM

905r or m2 2016 preferably with a dew grams of melt.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 05:20 PM

View Postoldschoolrocker, on 13 June 2018 - 04:55 PM, said:

Powerbilt Citation - Persimmon
975d
XR16

Love the avatar.... kids have no clue how good these sounded when hit on the screws. THWACK !!
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:03 PM

975D but only above certain speeds.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:28 PM

Nike Sasquatch Sumo2. Always thought it made a noise similar to how i imagine a coconut falling out of a tree and connecting with a skull would make.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:29 PM

Adams 9015D was the perfect driver in so many ways

crisp feel, nice headshape. Went for miles
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:50 PM

Sound only? Callaway Epic Sub - Zero with the weight in the back. Nice, dead sound, and the ball takes off like a damn rocket. M3 with weights in the back in semi-similar.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:51 PM

1) Any wood driver
2) Callaway FT-5

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