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.
Mizuno JPX 825 xp r300
Callaway X2 Hot 4/7 Diamana Blue 63
Callaway x2 5/6 hybrid Tour Blue
1993 Merit SW /V-line Tank Crusier
Posted 24 September 2009 - 03:25 PM
Callaway Optiforce 4w/5w
Adams a12 Pro
Cobra Bio Cell
vokey SM5 53/58
Slighter Redmond Custom
Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:09 PM
Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:53 PM
RBZ Tour TP Proto 13* w/Ahina 80X
Rescue 11' TP DF 18* w/Kuro Kage 80X
TP "B" 09 3-PW w/DG X100
Rac xFT Tour Raw 54*, 58* w/DG TI S400
Ping I D66
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
RBZ Stage 2 14.5* BB 83X
RBZ Tour Issue 18.5* hybrid Fubuki AX
09 TP 2iron/2011 TP MC 5-PW DG X100
588 forged 54*, SM5 58.11* K
Odyssey Tank Cruiser 330M
Posted 26 September 2009 - 09:07 PM
Cobra AMP 15* AD DI 70x
Cobra AMP 19* AD DI 80x
Callaway X-Prototype 4-PW PX 6.0
Callaway X-Forged 52* & 56*
Odyssey Versa Metal X Milled #7
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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