Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:29 PM
Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:38 PM
TEE XCG4 15* Blueboard 83 x5ct
2-PW '06' X-Forged - PX6.0
Miura 53* PX6.0-E0 / 59* DGS200-E0
Hex Black Tour or ProV1X
SC California Monterey
Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:44 PM
I really enjoyed this driver. I was able to test it with several shafts and all of them performed great with this head. I found that it was very long and workable,nice boring flight, had a nice sound at impact and the shape was not too large or distracting like the G15. At address it looked more like a PING Rapture V2 shape. There has been some neagtive feedback about this club, but all I have to say is that if you have the game for it, the shot shape and the swing....this thing is a beast.
Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:09 AM
Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:58 PM
Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:03 PM
Posted 24 February 2011 - 09:02 PM
Posted 14 May 2011 - 03:39 PM
I did hit it indoors on a simulator during the winter and could not believe the numbers. Well I hit it three rounds in NC, then finally got this baby out in Ontario at my home course and all I can say is this driver is a beast. I really thought that the 1deg open face would bother me but no problem at all. This driver has a boring but penetrating ball flight. Very easy to work and is without a doubt the longest driver I have ever owned. I do agree with other comments that it is likely best for a single digit handicap but if you are fighting pulls this driver may be the cure.
Played with members who had the new R11, and I am 10 years older, and was out driving them. The ball just explodes off the face with great feel. I used the New Taylormade Penta TP ball and the Titleist ProV1X. Both gave me about the same numbers off the tee. Difficult to figure out fly yardage because of the cool temperatures we have been playing in but its around 260 minimum. I have had a couple over 300 yds but not sure how much was roll. The penetrating ball flight does seem to produce more roll.
One of my buddies has the new Titleist 910 D2 and I was going to buy one until I hit it against my Ping i15. The Titleist driver has great feel and they always do, but it was 20 yards short of my Ping. I could not believe this, but I tried his driver a few times, same result. Its Ping for me this year. AP2's stay in the bag though.
Note, also played the Titlesit 909 fairways, traded for Ping i15 fairways, same result, Pings are hotter and longer. Also more boring ball flight.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 02:56 PM
Posted 22 July 2011 - 06:09 PM
As someone who gamed the Rapture V1 for 4 years, I would have to agree. This driver was just too finicky for me. I tried a couple of shafts in it and could never get it dialed in for my swing.
1953 Macgregor M65W EOM 3 wood
1978 H&B PowerBilt Citation 4 wood
1978 Ben Hogan Pennyback Medallions 2-E
1980 Ben Hogan Special SI Sand Wedge
1964 Acushnet O-SET M6S Bullseye Putter
Posted 22 July 2011 - 10:45 PM
Posted 24 August 2011 - 05:16 PM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:04 AM
I quickly learned to choke down a bit and keep my hands ahead of the clubhead to get a nice straight low-mid ball flight. When I want to step on the gas and hit it over 300+ I just set up normally with the ball teed on the left toe, never grounding the club and taking a huge arc-swing. I think this driver would be better suited to a better shaft though as I feel I can hit the ball even farther/straighter....maybe a Fujikura Rombax 7Z08, Motore Speeder 7.2 or Matrix.
Overall I think its great and I dont have to swing full out to get the distance I need. Once I learned how to hit a driver I started to realize that its not tough to hit like most people say.
Scotty Cameron Heavy Newport2 Putter
Callaway T/A X Prototype Irons 3-PW
Cleveland RTX 588 Wedges 52 & 58
Callaway X Hot Pro 18 Hybrid GD 105X
Callawawy RFE 3 Wood GD YSQ-ST 95X
Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:05 PM
I have been in the market for a driver for 3 years. I played the Callaway Big Bertha II for 5+ years and like all golfers do, I turned away from my baby to new technology which began and unending, and until today, unsatisfying search for the mecca. Low spin, 11 degree launch, and beautiful sound and look. I have tried every club and shaft combo. I struggle and always spin drivers at 3000 - 4000 rpm- 6 - 8 degree launch. The higher the loft, the lower the launch and higher the spin. This is not a common problem- I bought the R9 superdeep hoping it would be the cure. Low spin shaft with low spin head led to the worst combo an mishits were awful. They would go 50% of the distance. I traded it in this week. (I took the shaft out of my S9-1 Pro 3 Wood to use as the driver shaft to get more consistency.)
Clubs tried in the last week in my most recent search: The Callaway RAZR Hawk Tour, 9.5 and 10.5 with all the shafts. Loved this club. This was the one I was about to buy. Definitely an awesome driver. 295 average carry. 3300 rpm with the 10.5 which I like best.
Tour Edge Exotics- great driver, low spin, didn't get the launch with their models. Definite second. 285 carry average. rolled out.
Adams speedline- 280 carry average, high spin. Big misses.
Cobra Amp- 285 carry. High spin low launch.
Cleveland Classic- 285 carry. High spin. Low launch
Taylormade R11- 280 carry. High spin. Low Launch.
Ping i15...... 345 carry, 385 roll out first swing. ???????? The guy in the booth said something with 4 letters. So did I. I hit it again. 335 carry, 375 roll out. I hit 5. My worst was 301 carry. My best was 360. Spin 1500 - 1800 rpm, launch was 11.5 degrees.
I have never seen a driver perform like that, I have never heard a sound like that. I have never hit a ball like that. I literally didn't release the club, I bought it on the spot and didn't even know the price.
I am now about to research the 3 wood. If you have 115 mph + swing and can't figure out why the ball isn't flying with your driver like every other club in your bag, this is your club. The UST shaft (says Tour S) is unreal. This is simply the best club I have ever hit. Felt. Anything. Buy it.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:27 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:00 AM
3W: Mizuno MP-650, 15*, Orochi Red, S
5W: Mizuno MP-650, 18*, Orochi Red, S
3-PW: Mizuno MP-57, Rifle 5.5
Mizuno MP T-11 52.07, T-10 58.10
Mizuno Bettinardi C-01H/BC-2
Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:20 PM
Edited by savoyspecial13, 24 December 2012 - 01:39 PM.