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The best Square driver?


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#1 rkangrah

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:05 AM

Two major golf club makers that produced Square driver are Nike and Callaway.  Nike has been coming out with square driver since the release of Nike Sumo2.   Callaway has stopped the release since FT-iQ.  

What do you think is the best Square driver ever made?  Why?  
How often do you get your shot in the fairway with this driver?

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#2 rkangrah

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 05:40 AM

Please list other Square driver other than from Nike and Callaway, if you know....

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 06:35 AM

Adams A3 series was square, the A3 non pro is a great club possibly one of the straightest ever made. The A3 pro is lower spinning but only technically a square club it is more rounded.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 07:36 AM

Had great success with the original Nike SQ.

Off topic, but I think the really triangular drivers -- the Taylormade Superfast 2.0 and Bobby Jones Workshop -- are the better way to go. Even the new Ping G20 with the very soft triangle and elongated to the back, are better choices.
Callaway is trending up

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:30 AM

Dink dink....


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Posted 01 September 2011 - 11:05 AM

I used to play an SQII 5900. I thought it was a pretty dang nice driver, good quality and was a bomber. Sounded like I was at the batting cages when I was really at the driving range though. CLAAAANG!

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:36 PM

X2.   I loved my 5900 with the Aldila Proto.  Very solid all around club.  If you are in the market I would give the 5900 a serious look.

Good Luck.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 04:08 AM

 rkangrah, on 01 September 2011 - 10:30 AM, said:

Dink dink....

local bass pro had the machspeed for $90.00. (not the new black one )
i've been hitting pretty good for me.
it's more of a donk donk

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 04:57 AM

 Dew, on 01 September 2011 - 11:05 AM, said:

I used to play an SQII 5900. I thought it was a pretty dang nice driver, good quality and was a bomber. Sounded like I was at the batting cages when I was really at the driving range though. CLAAAANG!

There is a Tour version of nike sumo2 5900.   What's the difference on the tour version?

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 05:04 AM

The Tour Square was a smaller head with lower MOI. It sat 1.5* open and is a cannon. Lucas Glover was still playing this driver when he won at Quail Hollow this season.


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#11 rkangrah

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 06:27 AM

 nikewalt, on 02 September 2011 - 05:04 AM, said:

The Tour Square was a smaller head with lower MOI. It sat 1.5* open and is a cannon. Lucas Glover was still playing this driver when he won at Quail Hollow this season.

BTW Why do Tour versions have 1.5 degree open face (not just Nike) ?   Not all good Golfers have a hook problem.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 07:10 AM

 rkangrah, on 02 September 2011 - 04:57 AM, said:

 Dew, on 01 September 2011 - 11:05 AM, said:

I used to play an SQII 5900. I thought it was a pretty dang nice driver, good quality and was a bomber. Sounded like I was at the batting cages when I was really at the driving range though. CLAAAANG!

There is a Tour version of nike sumo2 5900.   What's the difference on the tour version?


I actually really liked the Sumo2 Tour.  It was slightly deeper faced, lower spin/launch and much better sounding.  At the time you could get any shaft you wanted from them for just one price.  I remember ordering mine with Blueboard 83X and my rep calling me saying I could Whiteboard 83X when it was first becoming big and I was thrilled when it came in.

Like someone else said, Lucas Glover won with it a few times...as late as this year.  The best square headed driver produced IMO.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 07:27 AM

I really like the original Machspeed SQ, for me it is the straightest driver I have ever owned as the stock shaft just seems to suit me. Its also pretty darn long, as long as anything else I have owned, 07 Burner- noted as a bit of a longball sleeper, Cally Diablo, various Cobras.

I havent experience with other SQ drivers, but this one is the bomb for me, and even mates that have used it have commented on the tight dispersion and length. I think the stock AxiV shaft has a better rep than the Nike Fubuki in the second edition MS

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:55 AM

Why would a Tour player use a Square driver if they need to draw/fade?   They are meant to produce straight shots and no workability.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 05:41 PM

 rkangrah, on 02 September 2011 - 08:55 AM, said:

Why would a Tour player use a Square driver if they need to draw/fade?   They are meant to produce straight shots and no workability.

The golf ball doesn't know you are hitting the ball with a square driver.  Your golf swing makes the ball curve, not the club.


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Posted 02 September 2011 - 07:26 PM

Sumo 2 Tour!!  Still have mine.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 07:40 PM

 rkangrah, on 02 September 2011 - 08:55 AM, said:

Why would a Tour player use a Square driver if they need to draw/fade?   They are meant to produce straight shots and no workability.
You can fade or draw any club. It just works for him and he is confident in it.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:57 PM

I enjoyed having my sumo2 tour until I cracked the face. Much better look and sound than any of the other square options out there in my opinion.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 12:20 AM

Nike SQ Dymo2 STR8-FIT.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 04:07 AM

I liked my Sumo Tour2...just didn't want to look at that toaster on an a stick anymore...best driver I have had as far as performance!

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 04:29 AM

I've used the Sumo2 5900 for the past couple years and it honestly turned my driving game around while I was struggling with my swing.

My swing has gotten better, and I just picked up a 9064LS this week because I want a lower-spin driver, but I'm thankful for what the Sumo2 did for my game. That damn thing goes dead straight. Now that I'm swinging better, I've gone with the 9064LS because I'm looking to work the ball more and get something with lower spin and more roll - two things I don't get with the Sumo2. It really is near impossible to work the ball with that driver, but it will go straight down the pipe when you make even a decent swing on it.

I also have a Sumo2 hybrid and 3 wood, and those are just as tough to make move so I'm convinced there really is something to the square-head technology. Absolutely great if you just want to hit it straight, but I need to move on to clubs with more workability.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 04:32 AM

 Dizz, on 02 September 2011 - 05:41 PM, said:

 rkangrah, on 02 September 2011 - 08:55 AM, said:

Why would a Tour player use a Square driver if they need to draw/fade?   They are meant to produce straight shots and no workability.

The golf ball doesn't know you are hitting the ball with a square driver.  Your golf swing makes the ball curve, not the club.

I would disagree - I've had a Sumo2 driver, 3 wood and hybrid for the last two years and they are difficult to shape shots with. Not quite as tough with the hybrid, but definitely tougher with the 3 wood and driver. Like I said above - after two years, I'm absolutely convinced the square head technology does what it claims to do.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 06:26 AM

 Dizz, on 02 September 2011 - 05:41 PM, said:

 rkangrah, on 02 September 2011 - 08:55 AM, said:

Why would a Tour player use a Square driver if they need to draw/fade?   They are meant to produce straight shots and no workability.

The golf ball doesn't know you are hitting the ball with a square driver.  Your golf swing makes the ball curve, not the club.

The club head affects how the ball flies too especially with all technology put into the head.    There are clubs which are easy to curve the ball and the other clubs which are almost impossible to curve the ball.   There must be a reason why clubmakers came out with the square shape.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:33 AM

sumo 2 for sure

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 09:49 AM

 rkangrah, on 03 September 2011 - 06:26 AM, said:

 Dizz, on 02 September 2011 - 05:41 PM, said:

 rkangrah, on 02 September 2011 - 08:55 AM, said:

Why would a Tour player use a Square driver if they need to draw/fade?   They are meant to produce straight shots and no workability.

The golf ball doesn't know you are hitting the ball with a square driver.  Your golf swing makes the ball curve, not the club.

The club head affects how the ball flies too especially with all technology put into the head.    There are clubs which are easy to curve the ball and the other clubs which are almost impossible to curve the ball.   There must be a reason why clubmakers came out with the square shape.

Interesting, well if that were the case why would anyone not just buy oversize irons and swing away?  I have a buddy who has PING G15's and he shapes shots the wrong way all the time.  Bottom line, the golf club has very little to do with shot shape.


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Posted 03 September 2011 - 10:28 AM

 Dizz, on 03 September 2011 - 09:49 AM, said:

 rkangrah, on 03 September 2011 - 06:26 AM, said:

 Dizz, on 02 September 2011 - 05:41 PM, said:

 rkangrah, on 02 September 2011 - 08:55 AM, said:

Why would a Tour player use a Square driver if they need to draw/fade?   They are meant to produce straight shots and no workability.

The golf ball doesn't know you are hitting the ball with a square driver.  Your golf swing makes the ball curve, not the club.

The club head affects how the ball flies too especially with all technology put into the head.    There are clubs which are easy to curve the ball and the other clubs which are almost impossible to curve the ball.   There must be a reason why clubmakers came out with the square shape.

Interesting, well if that were the case why would anyone not just buy oversize irons and swing away?  I have a buddy who has PING G15's and he shapes shots the wrong way all the time.  Bottom line, the golf club has very little to do with shot shape.

Well.... there is a reason why Tour players choose blade over oversize irons.   Blades are easier to shape shots than an oversize iron.  I don't see any Tour players use an oversize iron in that case.

I remember a video on Luke Donald trying on the new Mizuno JPX800 cavity back oversize iron.   He was amazed how far and straight the Jpx800 iron goes.  In spite of that, he still use the MP-62 forged muscle back until now.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 11:28 AM

 JoeShark, on 03 September 2011 - 12:20 AM, said:

Nike SQ Dymo2 STR8-FIT.

Agreed have had one for two years and cant miss a fairway only problem is ballflight is abit on the high side

Edited by JonnyWilson, 03 September 2011 - 11:28 AM.


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Posted 03 September 2011 - 11:52 AM

 JonnyWilson, on 03 September 2011 - 11:28 AM, said:

 JoeShark, on 03 September 2011 - 12:20 AM, said:

Nike SQ Dymo2 STR8-FIT.

Agreed have had one for two years and cant miss a fairway only problem is ballflight is abit on the high side


Heard the same thing from a few others I know that have played this club (10.5 degree).  Always wondered if they went with a lower degree driver if that would have helped.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 01:46 PM

Adams XTD Pro & the original Integra Quadratic.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 02:47 PM

 JonnyWilson, on 03 September 2011 - 11:28 AM, said:

 JoeShark, on 03 September 2011 - 12:20 AM, said:

Nike SQ Dymo2 STR8-FIT.

Agreed have had one for two years and cant miss a fairway only problem is ballflight is abit on the high side

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