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#1 Joey76

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

Got a question about new drivers and woods.

Im playing an old Callaway tour X driver that I can consistently hit 290-300 and on good days 310.

Its a few years old and just wondering what the new drivers offer that this one doesnt and what can they do to improve or lengthen my game.

Is it a feel thing why you guys by the latest stuff?

I would love a new driver but just cant justify it to give me the same result.....


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:28 PM

I guess you can fine tune it a bit more...but give it a couple more years and a few 1000 more whacks and eventually the sucker will give out.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

yeah I know it will blow up sonner or later.

have been reading the clevelad reviews and its made me really want it but seems like a waste to replace it for something that will do the same thing.

Ive never been one of these guys who fills the bag with new stuff every year.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

I just like something new to look at.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

View PostJoey76, on 15 January 2013 - 03:54 PM, said:

Got a question about new drivers and woods.

Im playing an old Callaway tour X driver that I can consistently hit 290-300 and on good days 310.

Its a few years old and just wondering what the new drivers offer that this one doesnt and what can they do to improve or lengthen my game.

Is it a feel thing why you guys by the latest stuff?

I would love a new driver but just cant justify it to give me the same result.....

I've argued this for years.  I don't see how these companies can continually improve their designs.  I played a course a few months back that I hadn't played since high school.  I used to drive the first green with my old Ping TsI and bi matrix shaft.  Old school......I had a new R11 and was 20 yards short after nutting it from the same tee box.  The faces are so easy to wear out/crack after some driving range sessions is the only reason I typically upgrade.

I'm still playing my old TE CB2 3 wood and Cally x-12 pro series though.  Everytime I upgrade I generally go back to the tried and true.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:14 PM

I am the same way. I used a Ping G2 since it came out, until last year, I got on the Rocketballz bandwagon and bought one, played one round with it, lost about 35 yds over the G2 and literally sold it to a guy on the first tee as I was coming off 18 for $50. I just didn't like the club, I knew it was gonna take some getting used to, but I am comfortable with my Ping and I know what I can do with it. New equipment is a personal preference thing in my opinion.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:52 PM

Me too, had a Hammer driver from years back that I ripped 300+, switched to an i20 now I cant even reach the ladies T. New equipment is a total rip.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

View PostTimanator, on 15 January 2013 - 11:52 PM, said:

Me too, had a Hammer driver from years back that I ripped 300+, switched to an i20 now I cant even reach the ladies T. New equipment is a total rip.

You just proved my point.  Wonder how many people seen the 50 yards advertised with the Hammer?  Wonder how many seen the 17 yards with the RBZ?  Or the R11 vs the R11S?  I've been scratch since the early 00's and I have yet to see any increase in distance with any new driver.  They're just easier to adjust without having to work at it.  If the technology is so great you wouldn't see similar driving distance to what we seen nearly 15 years ago.  Guys are just more fit now and the ball is MUCH better and yet distance is decreasing over the last few years.  The R&D has basically capped how much longer any driver or ball can be, that's why I think it's a waste of money to buy anything new.

Edited by John3Daly, 21 January 2013 - 06:39 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

If you are happy with your driver and it's not too old, not much point in getting a new one.  They've been basically capped out on technology by the rules for years now.  

The newer high COR fairway woods are worth looking at though. They'll make more par5s reachable for more people.




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