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Best driver Head/Shaft combos for 90 swing speed?


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#1 KingMike

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 10:56 PM

I'm looking at a buddy's R510 TP with a Speeder 757 in stiff, but I'm afraid it might be too much club. I've got a very smooth tempo with a slight cut, producing generally dead straight shots with the occasional draw if I'm lucky. My misses are pulls and blocks, generally.


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:37 AM

 KingMike, on 29 August 2010 - 10:56 PM, said:

I'm looking at a buddy's R510 TP with a Speeder 757 in stiff, but I'm afraid it might be too much club. I've got a very smooth tempo with a slight cut, producing generally dead straight shots with the occasional draw if I'm lucky. My misses are pulls and blocks, generally.

Have you tried a 12* driver?  You might be shocked at what the carry distance will do for you with a 90 swingspeed.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 06:44 AM

Agree. In the most recent Golf Digest Magazine, there was an article on driver fitting which emphasized the point that at average swing speeds (85-90 mph) the launch angle was more important than the spin rate, while for those with "pro" level swing speeds (110+ mph) a change in spin rate had a greater impact on distance than did the launch angle.  

For example with a ball speed of 125 mph (about 86 mph ss) there was an increase of almost 10 yards with a launch angle of 16 degrees versus 8 degrees at the same spin rate of 3500 RPM.  

If your buddy is using a stiff shaft and it is working for him, his ss is probably faster than 90 mph and I'll guess that the loft is 9.5 degrees.  Try a with a higher lofted driver.

 bluedot, on 30 August 2010 - 05:37 AM, said:

 KingMike, on 29 August 2010 - 10:56 PM, said:

I'm looking at a buddy's R510 TP with a Speeder 757 in stiff, but I'm afraid it might be too much club. I've got a very smooth tempo with a slight cut, producing generally dead straight shots with the occasional draw if I'm lucky. My misses are pulls and blocks, generally.

Have you tried a 12* driver?  You might be shocked at what the carry distance will do for you with a 90 swingspeed.


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 07:23 AM

Hi there.
I completely agree with the above posters.  My driver clubhead speed is 94 mph and I've had good results with higher launching combinations.  I am partial to PING clubheads for the higher launch and also stick to shafts with low to mid kickpoints. I listed a few combos that I've either tried or still have.

G10 with GD Quattrotech 55
G10 with GD DI-5
G15 with Diamana Ilima 60
TM Superquad with Matrix Ozik X-con 5
Titleist 909 D2 with Fuji Rombax 5X07
Callaway FT-I with UST Axivcore blue
Callaway FT3 with GD M-55
Cleveland HiBore XL with Diamana redboard

All lofts 10.5 except the FT3 which is 11.  All shafts R flex and all in 50gram range except the Ilima and Redboard which are in the 60 gram range.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 07:40 AM

I have both a TM R9 460 and the Titleist 909 D2 shafted with XCon 5 - Regular shafts in 10.5 lofts and both perform well for me.
An Accra XT 50 3M was also recommended, but I haven't tried it.

 bintandream, on 30 August 2010 - 07:23 AM, said:

Hi there.
I completely agree with the above posters.  My driver clubhead speed is 94 mph and I've had good results with higher launching combinations.  I am partial to PING clubheads for the higher launch and also stick to shafts with low to mid kickpoints. I listed a few combos that I've either tried or still have.

G10 with GD Quattrotech 55
G10 with GD DI-5
G15 with Diamana Ilima 60
TM Superquad with Matrix Ozik X-con 5
Titleist 909 D2 with Fuji Rombax 5X07
Callaway FT-I with UST Axivcore blue
Callaway FT3 with GD M-55
Cleveland HiBore XL with Diamana redboard

All lofts 10.5 except the FT3 which is 11.  All shafts R flex and all in 50gram range except the Ilima and Redboard which are in the 60 gram range.


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 07:43 AM

Ping G15, 12* of loft with TFC regular flex shaft at D2.

Good luck!

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 03:31 PM

on a whim I picked up a 12* Ping Rapture V2 - popped in a Blueboard 63 in regular tipped 3/4 of an inch and have been shocked by the results - swingspeed is around 95mph and I am getting as optimal numbers as I can expect with my swing 'flaws' - dispersion is great and I finally again have some confidance on the tee box

You can find them on the cheap - I was at a PGA Superstore and they had a couple of 12* with Blueboards still going for $299 - not all the bad really when you consider the quality of head and shaft - you can also pick them up on EBAY - I picked up an extra 12 degree head to tinker with other shafts - found one in great shape from reputable seller (had the stock green shaft however) and got it for $125

Edited by pwrfade, 31 August 2010 - 03:32 PM.


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Posted 31 August 2010 - 03:56 PM

 pwrfade, on 31 August 2010 - 03:31 PM, said:

on a whim I picked up a 12* Ping Rapture V2 - popped in a Blueboard 63 in regular tipped 3/4 of an inch and have been shocked by the results - swingspeed is around 95mph and I am getting as optimal numbers as I can expect with my swing 'flaws' - dispersion is great and I finally again have some confidance on the tee box

You can find them on the cheap - I was at a PGA Superstore and they had a couple of 12* with Blueboards still going for $299 - not all the bad really when you consider the quality of head and shaft - you can also pick them up on EBAY - I picked up an extra 12 degree head to tinker with other shafts - found one in great shape from reputable seller (had the stock green shaft however) and got it for $125

I just demo'd a used Rapture V2 with a 63 blueboard in R flex, didn't like it.  Too bad as it was only $150.00 and in mint shape.

I use a 10.5 degree Nike 5900 head with a reg 65 gram Proforce V2 and it works great.  Did the bridgestone ball fitting and was swinging around 98 mph with a 14 degree launch angle and around 3200 rpm spin.

Edited by CosmosMpower, 31 August 2010 - 03:57 PM.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 04:59 PM

FWIW, I was getting 14+* of launch and good spin numbers with a 10.5* Mizuno MP-600 and Fuji E360 R shaft.  My SS can be anywhere from 85-95 mph.  So you may not have to go to a 12*.  I don't go lower than 10.5* on my driver and stay away from any low launch/high bend shafts.
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 02:18 AM

I really appreciate all the detailed info, guys. Hmm . . . a 12* head. What kind of roll are you guys getting? I'm hitting a 983k/Speeder Xstiff at 8.5* (totally wrong for my SS, I know!) and I get some decent roll out of it.  So you're saying I'll make that up with the higher launch I guess. I'll definitely give it a try. Thanks, bintandream, for your list!


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:47 AM

 KingMike, on 03 September 2010 - 02:18 AM, said:

I really appreciate all the detailed info, guys. Hmm . . . a 12* head. What kind of roll are you guys getting? I'm hitting a 983k/Speeder Xstiff at 8.5* (totally wrong for my SS, I know!) and I get some decent roll out of it.  So you're saying I'll make that up with the higher launch I guess. I'll definitely give it a try. Thanks, bintandream, for your list!

Wow!  If you are hitting that setup with a SS of 90, you are going to LOVE a 12* with an R or S flex quality shaft.  Seriously, there are very few guys on Tour anymore playing an 8.5; Bubba Watson uses a 10.5, I believe.

As to roll, don't worry about it.  TOTAL distance is all that matters, and with a 12* that will be as good or better than what you are using with far more control, not to mention better results on forced carries.

I'm 58 yrs. old with a SS of 95, and play to a 4 handicap.  I tell myself that I'm not going to long off the tee no matter what I use; with a 12* I'm long enough, I just don't miss many fairways, and the ones I do miss I don't miss by far.  I take money many, many Sat. mornings from young men who can hit it past me but can't find it.

Try the 12* and forget what it says on the bottom of the club; just look at your results.  You might be really pleased.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 10:17 AM

I'm 42, with a driver swing speed at 95, which puts me on the fence between regular and stiff.

For $150, you can get a new nike dymo or dymo2 str8, with the stock, high launching UST shaft. I play the Dymo2 in 10.5. Solid feel, high launch, low spin. And I still keep up with the long hitters.
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 12:50 PM

Cool - I'm definitely going shopping for more loft. Thanks, bluedot. Why I didn't put the loft/accuracy thing together, I don't know. I suppose I just liked the look of that lower trajectory, though I was paying for it with pull hooks and blocks. A couple of those can really ruin a round as I'm sure you well know. So you guys generally hit it pretty high with your "lofty" setups? If so, how do windy conditions factor in that case? Thanks!



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Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:18 PM

Swing speed and loft aren't alwasy correlated, so that lower speed equals more loft.  My swing speed is around 90 and I had a 10.5 regular that got my about 225 yards in total distance.  But my launch angle and spin was really high - lots of carry and no roll.  After getting fitted for a 9.5 regular, I now average about 245 yards.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:18 PM

Swing speed and loft aren't alwasy correlated, so that lower speed equals more loft.  My swing speed is around 90 and I had a 10.5 regular that got my about 225 yards in total distance.  But my launch angle and spin was really high - lots of carry and no roll.  After getting fitted for a 9.5 regular, I now average about 245 yards.  get fitted and see what is best


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:18 PM

Swing speed and loft aren't alwasy correlated, so that lower speed equals more loft.  My swing speed is around 90 and I had a 10.5 regular that got my about 225 yards in total distance.  But my launch angle and spin was really high - lots of carry and no roll.  After getting fitted for a 9.5 regular, I now average about 245 yards.  get fitted and see what is best for you.   Most will do ti




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