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#1 LDR14

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:22 PM

Hey everyone looking to buy a new driver cheaper budget looking around 300 currently play a Nike covert 2.0 stiff shaft looking for something new more forgiving  any suggestions to look into I would appreciate it

Thanks everyone for the in put


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#2 Bobb3rdown

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:38 PM

Ping G driver. Tour shaft. 3 different heads to choose from.
Titleist 910D3 8.5
Titleist 917f2 15
Titleist 816h2 19
Titleist Ap2 716 4-gw
Cleveland rtx3 54,58
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:43 PM

Yep, I second that motion. G25/30/G would be all good choices in that price range. F7 might be another option?! ;)
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:50 PM

Another vote for a ping G/G30...you can get g30’s for under $200 these days.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:01 PM

Perfect I will look into all those thanks everyone


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:03 PM

Many options out there. I’d try TM m3/m4, Callaway, Ping, Cobra and others.

M4 is working well for me.
TaylorMade Kingdom M4 9.5* Red 5S stiff Atmos
TaylorMade M4 3HL 16.5* fairway stiff Atmos
TaylorMade M4 3 hybrid stiff Atmos
TaylorMade M4 4 hybrid stiff Atmos
PING G25 5-U
Cleveland RTX 54*
TaylorMade Hi Toe 58*
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:01 PM

Ping G25, G30, G, and G400 MAX.

Did I miss one? 😏

Edited by jonn443, 10 July 2018 - 10:02 PM.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:45 PM

View Postjonn443, on 10 July 2018 - 10:01 PM, said:

Ping G25, G30, G, and G400 MAX.

Did I miss one? 😏
No, these would be the gold standard.  ; )

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:11 AM

Ping g400 max if you can find a used one under $300. I'm sure they are out there.  Fantastic driver.  Rick Shiels picked it  best driver of 2018 and for good reason.  Long, ultra forgiving and lower but playable spin.
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Callaway 815 Alpha 3W and 5W Speeder 665 stiff
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:06 AM

Just my 2 cents, but most drivers are almost all equal these days... Try them out and see which ever you get the best numbers (will most likely depend on the shaft instead of the head) and see which one looks best to you.

I'd say TM M2 for that price... But that is just my preference.  

Hate the way the new Ping looks standing over it personally  :P

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:18 AM

View PostCwing, on 10 July 2018 - 09:03 PM, said:

Many options out there. I’d try TM m3/m4, Callaway, Ping, Cobra and others.

M4 is working well for me.

In the $300 price range he'd be looking at M1 or M2 probably (which, if they get unlucky with a face cave could turn into M3 or M4 very easily I guess).

I'd probably look at the earlier suggested Pings of one cycle ago. The F7 from Cobra. Or maybe the Cally XR.

If you're willing to stretch your budget a bit, the 917 D2 is $350 and can sometimes be had new for $300...especially with the TS2 and TS3 releasing within a couple of months. I believe Epics are new in store for $350 as well. The M1 and M2 are certainly not bad drivers either if you have a preference for TaylorMade.

I'd suggest testing all of them though if you can. I know some courses I've seen have demo drivers you can use free for a round. Dick's is an option, but quality of staff and demo selection is hit or miss.If you have a budget of $300, a full fitting probably isn't ideal.

Titleist 917D2 - Mitsubishi Diamana LTD White

Tour Edge Exotics EX9 Long- Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70

TaylorMade AeroBurner 19*- Matrix Speed RUL-Z 70

TaylorMade P790 4-AW - Project X 6.0

Callaway MD3 54* - Dynamic Gold S300

Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 60* - Dynamic Gold S300

Nike Method Matter - B2|05

Srixon Q-Star Tour

Sun Mountain 4.5 LS Stand bag (USA edition)


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:53 AM

Best thing is to go to the store to and hit all the major brands and see what works best for you.

All of them are good and just about equal. Don't get caught up in the marketing b.s. and biased reviews.

I've hit drivers that are 10 years old and newer models like the Rogue, 917, G/G400, M1-4 and pretty much get the same distance with all of them. My favorite is the 917, but I currently game a Bio Cell.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:57 AM

There is jailbreak, then there is everything else.....

Epic.
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Rogue SZ 3W - Tensei Pro Orange 70
Epic 3H - Tensei Pro White 90
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:33 AM

Everyone is going to suggest the latest and greatest, go get yourself an R9 Supertri and use the savings to have a nice dinner or play an upscale course you normally wouldn't. Seriously, I haven't demoed any of the new stuff but I would be willing to guess that they will have a hard time improving on what I have
TaylorMade R9 Supertri 10.5* 16g weight in heel, set in R Position, effective loft is 9.5* w/ TP Fubuki 73g stiff
Cobra FlyZ set at 14.5* w/ stock shaft
Titleist 690.CB 3-PW +0.5" w/ DG s300
Titleist Vokey 54*, 60*
Wilson FG Tour PMP Gun Blue 56* 11* bounce
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:36 AM

There was a seller in BST selling two F8s (brand new) for $250 regular and stiff.  That's pretty hard to beat.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:12 AM

My brother has the Cleveland Launcher HB, $300 new. He loves it.

I've got a GBB Epic Subzero I'm ready to move on from - PM me if you're interested. Nothing wrong with the club, I'm just hitting my 3+ wood better, so it's no longer in the bag.

Ignore all the posts saying this club or that club is the ultimate club for everyone. None of us has ever seen your swing. Go hit some of the suggested clubs new, figure out what works best for YOU, and then try to find a used one in your budget.
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Irons:   Edel SLS-01 4-9
Wedges:  Edel SLS-01 (GW 50, SW 55)
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