Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:35 AM
Great fun to practice with, and you really don't lose much, if any, distance if you hit them well. Plus practising with a smaller club head makes hitting the large head even easier.
I went out today with two drivers in the bag - one persimmon and one modern. If it's a tight hole, or into the wind, I go with the persimmon as it gives a lower trajectory for me, and is also easier to control.
I've also carried a Joe Powell Smoker for most of the last two months, which is great for distance off the fairway or off the tee if you don't want to hit the driver and don't need a long carry.
Go for it - they are cheap as chips on eBay and they really are beautiful to look at!
I've bought 7 persimmon woods for about two thirds of the price of a new R11 so far, and all of them have been mint/as new condition.
Paul Gibson Hand Made #1 Driver
Joe Powell PT1W Smoker
Louisville California Classic Driver
Louisville Smart Driver (about 250cc)
Louisville Thumper Max 3-Wood
Louisville Special Edition 4-Wood
Louisville Walter Hagen 5-Wood
'Tis the hickory season ...
Geo Duncan Driver, Brassie
W.Jeffery Bulldog; Tom Stewart irons:
Cleek, Dr. Mashie, Mashie Iron, Jigger
Mashie, Lofter, Spade Mashie, M.Niblick
Niblick, Nicoll Howitzer, Eskitt putter