Edited by philfrance, 25 September 2009 - 02:41 PM.
R9 vs FT-9? Taylormade vs Callaway?
Posted 24 September 2009 - 03:22 PM
I ususally stay a year behind new clubs to find value this year I went with something new. Wasn't worth it.
Callaway x2 hot Speedstep 85
Callaway X2 Hot 4/7 wood Diamna Blue
Callaway x2 4/5/6 hybrid Tour Blue
Scotty Futura x Dual Balance
1993 Merit no-bounce SW
Posted 24 September 2009 - 03:25 PM
TM Jetspeed 5w
Nike VR TW Blade 2-iron
Dont know, gonna play a demo 7 iron
Ping Tour Gorge 56 WS
Slighter Redmond Custom
Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:09 PM
Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:53 PM
CP 2.0 15* w/ATX Green 75X
Idea Pro PNT V1 20* w/RIP 85X
TP MC 14' 3-PW w/DG TI X100
Rac xFT Tour 54*, 58* w/DG Spinner
SC SS Newport Beach
Posted 24 September 2009 - 10:26 PM
Posted 25 September 2009 - 02:42 PM
Posted 25 September 2009 - 05:30 PM
Posted 25 September 2009 - 05:31 PM
look at my sig
I've hit both FT-9 tour and R9 TP as well as the 909D2 right before i bought my ft-9 tour
I liked all three drivers but the FT-9 tour seemed to have the hotter face of the three and i usually prefer hotter feeling club face (SQ tour was hot too)
Posted 25 September 2009 - 06:13 PM
What is your feed back for forgiveness? distance? stock shafts...?
I currently favor the FT9 for a good balance between distance and forgiveness, R9 is solid, but seems less forgiving?
5.2 hcp, SS 95 mph driver, 44 years old.
Yeah I tend to agree with you on that - the R9 seems to be just a fraction less forgiving - but then again you might like the R9 460?
I'm about the same handicap as you. I like to keep the ball in play, so the distance is not a huge factor, as long as I am within 10-15 yards of the long hitters I am OK. But I have this one friend who smacks the R9 all over the place. He's a 3. But man, I don't think he realizes how often he sprays that R9.
I'd get the Cally.
Edited by RangerEsq., 25 September 2009 - 06:13 PM.
Posted 25 September 2009 - 07:26 PM
really? I was getting similar trajectory with all three
I'm thinking about picking up the used WB 83x imix shaft from callaway to lower my trajectory
It was a ft-9 tour with 9.5* loft and I could hardly get that thing off the ground. I sold it to my buddy and I swear his ball flight never gets 20 feet off the ground. Don't get me wrong, he still hits it a long way though. The R9 setup I have must be the right one for my swing I guess...... I think the R9 is a bit more forgiving. I favor the sound of the R9 as well.
Posted 26 September 2009 - 08:36 PM
Posted 26 September 2009 - 08:56 PM
FT Tour 17* UST V2
r9 TP B 4+ TP MC 5-PW DG S400
Cleveland Forged 588 54*,58*,SM4 62*
Scotty Cameron Newport TeI3
Posted 26 September 2009 - 09:07 PM
TM RBZ Stage 2 Tour 16.5*
TM 09 Hybrid 19*
TM TP MB 5-PW, Burner 5 iron KBS
Bridgestone J40 52*, 56*, 60* DG Spinner
Bettinardi Signature 6
Posted 27 September 2009 - 03:35 PM
Posted 27 September 2009 - 03:54 PM
Posted 27 September 2009 - 03:59 PM
for sure the R9 lost alot of distance compared to other TM drivers, Taylormade rushed this driver and focussed alot on the whole adjustable driver aspec then distance.
Definately would go with the FT-9
Also a good driver for less money is the SQ DYMO nikes best driver by far. Added 10 yards to my drive easily. Good sounding club too makes people turn their heads when they hear this beast.
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