Posted 18 October 2018 - 08:09 AM
Bringing this back to say that the TPT is out for me. I have it in my M3 460 8.5 head and i was having issues with it launching extremely low and the peak height was extremely low too. In other words I was losing a huge amount of carry distance and in wet Wisconsin these past few months no carry distance = no distance at all.
So I wanted to continue using it, I really had some good results from it but that was before a bit of swing change to help reduce my AOA, when I had that swing it launched well and it really helped stop my big miss which was when I got too steep and hit it high and right. I think with a swing like that it was doing what it was advertised to do, help bring in my dispersion and control that miss. Now that I have really put some work in to be a better driver and reduce that AOA from -2.5 to -2 all the way to 0 to +1 I have found that all of its benefits have started to disappear.
That change brought along like I said above, a really low weak ballflight that just lost all carry. I didn't know what to do, I really tried hard to not blame the club, thats honestly the last thing I wanted to, I thought with that swing change I was just not hitting it like I wanted. Then after boosting the loft to 9.25 I started to see a higher ballflight but with increased spin and a big right bias. Thats something I absolutely hate and that made me bring out other drivers and different shafts.
The winner in bringing out older clubs and shafts was what I was playing previously, the HZRDUS T1100, to my immediate surprise it launched like the TPT at 9.25 but with the head standard at 8.5 and with obviously less spin, that combination immediately got my carry distance back and it lost that right bias that was making me angry on the TPT. Higher launching and lower spinning in the HZRDUS is obviously the key to more distance. Lastly, my biggest surprise is that the HZRDUS felt better, like a million times better. The shaft is loading better, it feels less harsh, and I can feel the clubhead better too. I know it's always been a knock on the HZRDUS that the feel is harsh but it felt much better next to the TPT.
It was a good run, but I just don't see myself going back to the TPT after what I have seen going back to the HZRDUS.
Taylormade M3 460 8.5 HZRDUS T1100 75X
Callaway Rogue Subzero 15 Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Black 8TX
Titleist 716 T-MB Graphite Design AD-DI 95x
Titleist AP2 4-6 TT DG x100 MB 7-9 TT DG x100
Vokey SM7 46F TT DG x100
50F, 55S, 60M TT DG s400
Slighter slant neck Scotty Cameron Futura x5 35"