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#1 danehibberd

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 11:17 PM

i would love to know what you guys think is the straightest driver. atm i am gaming a Burner 07', super forgiving, goes reasonalby far but hit it everwhere! (roughly 60% of fairways) So yeah... whats your thoughts?


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Posted 27 August 2011 - 11:20 PM

The Ping K15 is extremely straight, the weighting makes it almost automatic to square to the face.



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Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:47 PM

A good swing will make any driver go strait
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:48 PM

Straightest driver I've ever hit was the Callaway ft-iz. Hideous to look at but very straight

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 02:18 PM

Wilson Staff DXI,is the straightest driver i have hit not to mention the most underrated.

Edited by Smoothduffer, 29 August 2011 - 11:12 AM.


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Posted 28 August 2011 - 02:29 PM

Just my 2 cents, but I would bet any driver with a slightly shorter shaft is the way to go.  I understand everybody wants that  extra 10-20 yards ( myself included ) but recent trends of longer and lighter drivers really cause a lot of wildness off the tee in my opinion.  Go shorter or if there is a common miss for you try the adjustable weights to make it easier to square  up th face if rights/blocks are the issue

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 02:55 PM

Have to say the K15 or the IZ. IMO I think they are pretty equal across the board. I have not hit the Wilson yet but Smoothduffer always has good things to say about their entire line, maybe i will give them a shot.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 02:57 PM

Callaway FT IQ with a fubuki 63, nothing touches it!!!

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 02:59 PM

 bfrey64, on 28 August 2011 - 02:57 PM, said:

Callaway FT IQ with a fubuki 63, nothing touches it!!!


The IQ was straight but when I switched to it from my R7 TP, I literally lost a minimum of 15 yards on almost every drive. The IZ is every bit as straight and WAY longer for me.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 03:52 PM

I think taylormade drivers are the most forgiveing.


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#11 danehibberd

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:24 PM

yeah thanks guys, ive seen a taylormade r11 with a 'proper' fubuki X stiff, ive hit the blur stiff, goes pretty straight but bit balloony, so hopefully the fubuki will spin a bit less.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:27 PM

 whitefro, on 28 August 2011 - 02:59 PM, said:

 bfrey64, on 28 August 2011 - 02:57 PM, said:

Callaway FT IQ with a fubuki 63, nothing touches it!!!


The IQ was straight but when I switched to it from my R7 TP, I literally lost a minimum of 15 yards on almost every drive. The IZ is every bit as straight and WAY longer for me.


The iq is stupid straight. I've heard the claim the iz is as straight, but longer but never tested the theory. I think I might have to.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:31 PM

Most square or triangle shape drivers.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:56 PM

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:20 PM

I just bought a Callaway FT-9 13 degree.  I think it's the straightest one I hit so far.   9 out of 9 holes are in the fairway.   It has a boring trajectory too.  It is 13 degree but not ballooning like the other 13 degree drivers.


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Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:34 PM

 whitefro, on 28 August 2011 - 02:59 PM, said:

 bfrey64, on 28 August 2011 - 02:57 PM, said:

Callaway FT IQ with a fubuki 63, nothing touches it!!!


The IQ was straight but when I switched to it from my R7 TP, I literally lost a minimum of 15 yards on almost every drive. The IZ is every bit as straight and WAY longer for me.

I agree about losing some yardage, but I made the switch to the Razr Hawk Tour with a Fubuki and it bombs the ball about 20-25 yards further, so I haven't been bagging the the FT  IQ lately and I haven't lost much forgiveness. But that FT IQ is a fairway hunter for sure!!!

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:13 AM

I'd vote for the K15,but as said, any driver with the right shaft for the player and a good swing on it is going to go straight.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 06:15 AM

Cleveland Hibore XLS is the king of straightness............but is very loud Posted Image

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 06:25 AM

R9 460 was the straightest driver I've owned.  It wasn't the longest for me (probably the wrong shaft), but it went dead straight.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 06:33 AM

if your swing is causing hooks or slices, the one with the most loft.


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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:15 AM

The one you swing the best with.  Sorry but any driver is going to snap hook or slice if you put a crappy swing behind it.  2 weeks ago my diablo tour was long and straight.  I couldnt keep my head down this weekend to save my life.  results, 1 massive slices and 2 snap hooks.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:25 AM

 danehibberd, on 27 August 2011 - 11:17 PM, said:

i would love to know what you guys think is the straightest driver. atm i am gaming a Burner 07', super forgiving, goes reasonalby far but hit it everwhere! (roughly 60% of fairways) So yeah... whats your thoughts?
My thoughts are that you're hitting the same percentage of fairways as the average tour pro.


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What's really the problem? If you're REALLY having accuracy problems (OB, Hazards, woods, lost balls), then it's probably a swing issue and/or a course management issue.

60% of fairways is not a problem, though. There are worse games to play than "bomb & gouge".

But, there's a big difference between 60% of fairways, and 40% OB versus 60% of fairways and 40% rough.
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:41 AM

According to myspy golf Adams 9064ls

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:40 AM

I AM :wave:

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 11:21 AM

 whitefro, on 28 August 2011 - 02:55 PM, said:

Have to say the K15 or the IZ. IMO I think they are pretty equal across the board. I have not hit the Wilson yet but Smoothduffer always has good things to say about their entire line, maybe i will give them a shot.


You should give them a shot,i am biased(not denying that)but,the DXI hybrids,woods and driver are very solid.I dont know how but,the DXI driver just goes straight,its not the longest but its not noticebly shorter than the others,maybe 5-6 yards.


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Posted 29 August 2011 - 11:36 AM

callaway ft-9

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 11:50 AM

 Smoothduffer, on 29 August 2011 - 11:21 AM, said:

 whitefro, on 28 August 2011 - 02:55 PM, said:

Have to say the K15 or the IZ. IMO I think they are pretty equal across the board. I have not hit the Wilson yet but Smoothduffer always has good things to say about their entire line, maybe i will give them a shot.


You should give them a shot,i am biased(not denying that)but,the DXI hybrids,woods and driver are very solid.I dont know how but,the DXI driver just goes straight,its not the longest but its not noticebly shorter than the others,maybe 5-6 yards.

Just like Ping should give Mtljeff his 7.5 G15 head, Wilson should, at least,
give you something special. If I ran Wilson Golf, I'd comp you a full bag of
anything you want. Listening Wilson?

Oh, and I forgot to add my 2 cents. The K15 won't win a looks contest but it
does perform. It was hard to look at after my Rapture V2 and it is a few yards
shorter........but I am getting better shot dispersion. The looks don't bother me
anymore.

My nephew has the FTIQ with the Fubuki and loves it. He bought a new G15
earlier this year and doesn't use it. That's how much he loves the FTIQ.  I did
hit his FTIQ, after he asked me a few times to hit it. It does perform, but the looks
and sound of it are so different from what I'm used to it felt like culture shock.

Edited by pivot driven, 29 August 2011 - 12:13 PM.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 12:08 PM

 LA_, on 27 August 2011 - 11:20 PM, said:

The Ping K15 is extremely straight, the weighting makes it almost automatic to square to the face.



Weighting has nothing to do with helping the golfer square the face...but yes, the k15 hits a straight ball.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:11 PM

 station2station, on 29 August 2011 - 12:08 PM, said:

 LA_, on 27 August 2011 - 11:20 PM, said:

The Ping K15 is extremely straight, the weighting makes it almost automatic to square to the face.



Weighting has nothing to do with helping the golfer square the face...but yes, the k15 hits a straight ball.

I've had my head handed to me by Jaskanski a few times, so please believe me
when I say that I'm not wanting to start an argument in which I am likely outmatched
by a scientist/engineer with far more technical golf knowledge than I have.

I am repeating what Ping has stated and I am paraphrasing by memory. Essentially
Ping says weight is moved to the heel to increase club head rotation in order to
help square the clubface. Also, in other statements attributed to John Solheim which
I can't verify, the clubhead tends to rotate to square and stay there, i.e. doesn't rotate
to a closed position.

You can, of course, manipulate any club with your hands. What they are talking about
from what I can tell is "natural rotation".

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:38 PM

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