Closed Face Driver
Posted 29 June 2008 - 12:30 PM
Posted 29 June 2008 - 12:35 PM
Posted 29 June 2008 - 12:38 PM
agreed, if its just a little unwanted fade than the weighting should fix it, if its an uncontrollable slice than offset and lessons are the way to go
Posted 29 June 2008 - 12:55 PM
i also herd callaway just uses a drop or two of glue
yah there was a post a couple months ago where a guy said that his callaway busted open and there was glue inside
Posted 29 June 2008 - 01:37 PM
Yes, they all acheive the same thing, which is to help prevent a slice or at least reduce it. However, the Ping w/ the offset will promote a draw A LOT more than an FT-5 draw. The FT-5 has a little bit of draw bias weighting in it, like most retail drivers do. Usually it is just some glue or a little weight in the heel side of the club.
So, if you had a square faced driver w/ no draw bias weighting you would hit it perfectly straight, for example. Then, you add a little wieght to the heel and you hit a 2 yard draw. Then you close the face 1* and you get a 4 yard draw. 2* closed get s a 5 yard draw. Then you make it offset like the G-10 and you get a 9 yard draw. These numbers are all just made up to give you an idea of the differences.
So they all do the same thing, just to different degrees. For example, I play an FT-5 w/ the neutral weighting. It is 1* closed and I hit just a little tiny fade w/ it. If I switched to the draw version, which is still 1* closed I would probably hit a little draw. But if I switched to the offset G-10 I would just hit big hooks. That is why they make different weightings and different amounts of offset. Some people hit a big slice and need the help of the offset. Others don't need the help at all and play square faced drivers or even open ones. Hope my explanation makes sense.
Posted 01 July 2008 - 10:55 AM